2017 Regional Outstanding Lifetime Volunteers

Western Region

Paulette Sauln

Paulette Sauln has been a 4‑H volunteer in California for 29 years. During that time she has touched the lives of many 4‑H members, leaders, alumni and future 4‑Hers. Paulette takes a very hands on approach to leadership. She exemplifies...

Northeast Region

Joe Major

Joe Major started a small 4‑H rabbit club over 36 years ago and grew it into one of the largest clubs in the state, currently offering 6 animal science projects to over 80 enrolled members. Joe is a true innovator...

Southeast Region

Nilda Garcia

Nilda Garcia has served as a teacher in the Puerto Rico public education system for 25 years. In 1983 she enrolled as a 4‑H youth member. As an adult she got involved in 4‑H as mom with her daughter and...

North Central Region

Clint Andersen

Clint Andersen is full of 4‑H pride. Ever since he aged out of the 4‑H program, he has been volunteering. Every opportunity he has, he is promoting and trying to create new ways that can improve our 4‑H program. When...

Southeast Region

Scott Lee

Scott has been a vital part of the success of not only the Vernon Parish 4‑H Program but also the Louisiana SET Board, the Sabine Parish SET Board, and the Central Region Leadership Board. His love of 4‑H, science, leadership,...

2017 Regional Volunteers of the Year

Western Region

Curtis Ullerich

Curtis has been a volunteer in California for two years, coming from Iowa where he was a 4‑H youth and collegiate member. In the short time he has been with California 4‑H, he has become an integral adult volunteer of...

Western Region

Mary Ellen Roberts

Excellence can be measured by tangible items. Awards received, recognition for service, and choice assignments completed are all tangible ways to determine excellence. When using those measures, Mary Ellen Roberts has definitely achieved excellence. She is an Arizona 4‑H Hall...

Northeast Region

William Jacobs

William Jacobs (Bill) is in his ninth year as a 4‑H volunteer in New Haven County, CT. He works as a Vocational/Transition Coordinator for Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES), a regional public school that provides schools and programs for students...

North Central Region

Leslie Starasta

Enthusiasm…Dedication…Compassion—if you were to look into the Logan County 4‑H “Dictionary”, you would definitely find Leslie Starasta’s name next to each of these characteristics! Leslie has been a volunteer for the past five years with Logan County 4‑H clubs and...