Three passionate and devoted 4-H volunteers are the newest members of the Ohio 4-H Hall of Fame. Ada Sue Workman, Betsy Moore, and Roberta Gallagher were inducted at this month’s Ohio 4-H Conference held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Ada Sue Workman of Ashland County is in her 63rd year as 4-H volunteer. Workman first became involved in 4-H during high school with her sisters. Although she didn’t have children of her own, Workman became a 4-H advisor because she enjoyed teaching new skills to young members. She has served on several 4-H committees in addition to being an advisor. Workman was overwhelmed to learn about her selection to the Hall of Fame.
Betsy Moore of Ross County has been involved in 4-H since she was 10 years old. 4-H gave her many opportunities, including a trip to India through the International Youth 4-H Exchange. Moore became a 4-H advisor because she wanted to give her daughters and other children the same opportunities she had as a 4-H member.
“I was speechless when I found out I was being inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame,” Moore said. “I couldn’t believe it.”
Roberta Gallagher of Portage County also began her 4-H involvement at a young age, encouraged by her older sister. As a youth she participated in several activities, including camp and National 4-H Congress. Gallagher always knew she wanted to serve as a 4-H advisor and make a difference in the lives of youth. She also serves as a state master clothing educator and judges 4-H sewing projects.
“I was flabbergasted and shocked, but thrilled beyond compare to be inducted,” said Gallagher.
These talented volunteers share a love for Ohio 4-H, its members, and the endless opportunities for growth and friendships. Thank you for your dedication to Ohio 4-H and its members. We know that you have touched the lives of many, and they wouldn’t be where they are today without you!
Congratulations to these other outstanding volunteers, recognized for their achievements and contributions at the Ohio 4-H Conference:
4-H Alumni Award
Joy Bauman, Angela Krile
Community Service Award
Wood County 4-H Clubs
Sheriff Gene Fischer, Audrey Robson
Meritorious Service Award
Cathy Rice, Kelly Kanicki, Tammie Strawser, and Mary Ann Mitchell
Friend of 4-H
Bay Food Market and Bay Packing