Congratulations, 2006 4-H hall of famers!

June 23, 2006

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Oregon State University Extension Service kicked off its 4-H Summer Conference this week, inducting 10 individuals into the 2006 Oregon 4-H Hall of Fame.

This year's honorees combined have dedicated more than 200 years to the Oregon 4-H program, serving numerous roles throughout their tenure, including OSU Extension faculty, club and resource leaders, program leaders and trustees for the Oregon 4-H Foundation.

"This year's group of inductees have given more than their time to Oregon 4-H," said Helen Pease, program coordinator for Oregon 4-H Youth Development. "They are amazing individuals who spent years of their lives showing up early and staying late. The Hall of Fame inductees have all made significant contributions to 4-H, and their involvement is directly related to the success and continued growth of the program."

The Oregon 4-H Hall of Fame was launched in 2004 to celebrate the program's 100th anniversary in the state. One hundred people were inducted that first year, one for each year of the program's existence. In 2005, 10 more people were honored for their contributions to the OSU Extension Services 4-H Youth and Development Program.

The Oregon 4-H Hall of Fame 2006 inductees are:

  • Wilbert Lowell "Andy" Andersen, Polk County;
  • Evelyn Brookhyser, Lincoln County;
  • Morris Elverud, Washington County;
  • Mel Jeffrey, Clackamas County;
  • Ralph and Dee McNulty, Deschutes County;
  • Orrin Potampa, Jefferson County;
  • James A. Rutledge, State 4-H Office;
  • J. Gray Thompson, Clackamas County;
  • William Woodard, 4-H Foundation;
  • Ed Zollner, 4-H Foundation.
  • Author: Aimee Lyn Brown
    Source: Helen Pease