Meet Alice and Diane
Sisters Alice and Diane grew up in Lake County where they were very active in 4-H. Diane still lives in that area and says every year her father continues to buy the champion 4-H goat from the fair. As sisters in 4-H they were involved in raising steer and both have shared with us that the process of daily caring for an animal, taking care of the paperwork and the accounting, and fair showmanship helped them mature and gave them insights into how to be adults. Alice says she had a blessed childhood and was surrounded by caring adults, particularly the adults who volunteered in her 4-H club. She saw how positive, committed, and caring 4-H volunteers were and she connects her interaction with these adults as helping to inform how she currently engages in her community
. . . learning to put something before yourself is a big part of 4-H. -Diane, 4-H Alum
Diane mirrors this when she states: “It is an honor to be a part of this community and giving back to the community is how I envision myself as an adult.” Both sisters are now very active in their communities. Alice is involved in her children’s school, is a regular park maintenance volunteer and is very active in Volunteers of America, an organization that works with homeless people. Diane has been active on school boards, is currently a Hospice board member, and on her church’s finance council. Diane shared that “learning to put something before yourself is a big part of 4-H.” Both of these 4-H alumnae exemplify the contributing and caring people that so many 4-her’s grow up to be.