Louis and Pat Beck Inducted into the 4H Hall of Fame

Eighty-two counties and two state level Iowa 4-H volunteers were inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during the 2014 ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 17. Pat and Louis Beck, representing Black Hawk County, were honored for their commitment and service to the 4-H program.
Inductees or their surviving family members were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage. A reception, sponsored by donors to the Iowa 4-H Foundation, was held shortly after the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame presentations.
County honorees were selected for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H, while the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Iowa 4-H Programs office nominated two honorees this year for their service to Iowa 4-H and beyond. Inductees were selected for their exceptional work in contributing to the lives of 4-H members and the overall 4-H program. Many inductees have served as club leaders, youth mentors, fair superintendents, fair board members, Iowa State University Extension county council members, county youth council members, fair judges, financial supporters, chaperones, Iowa 4-H Foundation Trustees, or ISU Extension and Outreach staff members. They have demonstrated dedication, encouragement, commitment and guidance to Iowa’s 4-H’ers through the years.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for county and state 4-H volunteers and 4-H staff to be recognized and celebrated for their outstanding service and dedication to Iowa’s 4-H program,” said Albert Grunenwald, Interim Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation.
The Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame was established in 2002 to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of 4-H. A summary of previous honorees are also available on the Iowa 4-H Foundation’s website at www.iowa4hfoundation.org.