Longest-serving 4-H Foundation trustee retires from board

Pamala R. Babbitt retired from the Michigan 4-H Foundation board Oct. 1, serving as a trustee since 1984-85.

Pam Babbitt sitting on a rock in a garden of Black-eyed Susan flowers.
Pamala R. Babbitt retired from the Michigan 4-H Foundation board Oct. 1, serving as a trustee since 1984-85.

Pamala R. Babbitt, of Muskegon, retired from the Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees Oct. 1, 2021 after nearly four decades of service to Michigan 4-H.

Babbitt served as a Michigan 4-H Foundation trustee since 1984-85. She served the board in numerous roles including treasurer, president and immediate past president. Babbitt chaired the Michigan 4-H Foundation’s Facilities Committee for a number of years and later chaired the Personnel Committee. She co-chaired the Michigan 4-H Centennial Celebration committee, celebrating 100 years of 4-H with a variety of events held throughout the year in 2002. She and her husband, Ed, were the auction winners of the Garfield comic strip print commemorating 4-H’s centennial.

A generous donor to Michigan 4-H, she has been honored as a member of the Cornerstone Society and also with a rock on the wall at Kettunen Center. An accountant by training, she is retired from Babbitt’s Sports Center in Muskegon and has been an active 4-H volunteer leader in Muskegon County since 1969, where she served as both president and treasurer of the Muskegon County 4-H Council.

In honor of Babbitt’s longtime service, the Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees is providing a special recognition in her honor at the Heritage Memorial Gardens in her hometown of Muskegon.

Gifts may be made in honor of Pam Babbitt’s service to support 4-H at: mi4hfdtn.org/memorialtributedonation.

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