Nominate a 4-H alumnus!

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.

Nominate a Michigan 4-H alumnus for the 2010 class of the 4-H Emerald Clover Society today!

Mark your calendar, because nominations for the 4-H Emerald Clover Society class of 2010 are due Jan. 31, 2010.

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. This recognition is provided by Michigan 4-H Youth Development with support from the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

Nominees must be living and have been a Michigan 4-H youth member for three or more years. Selection is based on evidence of 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.

4-H Emerald Clover Society members include former 4-H’ers whose careers vary from politics, teaching and farming to entrepreneurs, community leaders and those who have dedicated their lives to 4-H. Some Emerald Clover Society members include former Gov. John Engler; former Michigan first lady Janet Blanchard; Mary Ellen Sheets, founder of Two Men and a Truck ®International, Inc.; and Fred Meijer, grocery entrepreneur. For the complete list of members, visit www.mi4hfdtn.org/ecs.

Honorees receive a recognition award, an exclusive Emerald Clover Society membership pin and individual biographical recognition on the society’s Web site. Their names are also engraved on the 4-H Emerald Clover Society wall at Kettunen Center.

Michigan 4-H Emerald Clover Society members are inducted every two years. The inaugural class of 62 members was inducted in 2002 in honor of the national 4-H centennial. Subsequent classes were inducted in 2004, 2006 and 2008 for a total of 112 members to date.

Nominations for the 2010 class will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2010.

For more information on the 4-H Emerald Clover Society, a nomination packet and its 112 members, visit http://www.mi4hfdtn.org/ecs or call the Michigan 4-H Foundation at (517) 353-6692.

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