Eight outstanding 4-H alumni were recently inducted into the prestigious Michigan 4-H Emerald Clover Society in 2018. Honorees were recognized during the Michigan 4-H Foundation’s 4-H Emerald Award ceremony in East Lansing.
The Michigan 4-H Emerald Clover Society honors former Michigan 4-H members whose professional leadership and community service reflect the ultimate outcome of 4-H membership — extraordinary use of an individual’s head, heart, hands and health to make communities, the country and the world better places in which to live. This recognition is provided by Michigan 4-H Youth Development, with support from the Michigan 4-H Foundation.
The 2018 4-H Emerald Clover Society honorees are: Darwin Booher of Evart; Domonique Clemons of Flint; Ronald Hendrick or East Lansing; Barbara Haynes Heyboer of Hudsonville; W.G. “Mac” McPherson of Lowell; Thomas Nugent of Clarksville; Maggie Sans of Clarkston; and Gretna Van Fleet of Frankenmuth.
A new class of Michigan 4-H Emerald Clover Society members is inducted every two years. Honorees for this society are nominated by their peers and selected by a review committee that consists of state and county 4-H volunteers and staff members, Michigan 4-H Foundation trustees and current Emerald Clover Society members. Selection is based on evidence of three or more years of Michigan 4-H youth membership, professional and business achievement, leadership in community service and philanthropy, contributions to or impact on American society, and significant leadership and achievement as a 4-H member.
The inaugural class of 62 members was inducted in 2002 in honor of the national 4-H centennial. To date, 161 Michigan 4-H alumni have been inducted into this society. For more information on the 4-H Emerald Clover Society and its members, visit mi4hfdtn.org/ecs.
Source: Michigan 4-H Foundation