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    Volunteer Awards

    Volunteers are essential to the success of 4-H. Each year at Leadermete we recognize outstanding volunteers from around the state. County Extension staff have the opportunity to nominate volunteers and families from their communities for the awards described below.

    Volunteer Award Descriptions

    Salute to 4-H Volunteers (Individual or Team)
    Each county selects 1 outstanding 4-H Volunteer each year to receive this award at Leadermete. Recipient also receives a ticket to the Leadermete awards banquet.

    Salute to 4-H Youth Volunteers (Individual or Team)
    Each county selects 1 outstanding 11th-12th grade level 4-H Volunteer each year to receive this award at Leadermete. Youth may be in the grades 11-12 in the current or previous school year as best suits your local recognition program. Emphasis will be placed on youth who have helped other youth discover the opportunities 4-H has to offer. Recipients also receive a ticket to the Leadermete awards banquet. 

    Friend of Utah 4-H
    This award is given to an individual or organization that has provided support and encouragement to 4-H. Recipient receives a special award and two tickets to the Leadermete awards banquet.

    4-H Alumni of the Year
    1-3 people are selected for this award. Recipients receive two tickets to the Leadermete awards banquet. The purpose is to 1. Identify and recognize former 4-H members whose accomplishments in their chosen careers exemplify mentor models. 2. Honor former 4-H members whose accomplishments exemplify effective citizenship, leadership, community and public service. 3. Encourage former 4-H members to continue their interest in and cooperation with 4-H and other phases of the Extension Program.

    4-H Volunteer Mentor of the Year
    This award recognizes outstanding efforts of 4-H Mentors to recruit, train and mentor fellow 4-H Volunteer leaders. Recipients also receive a ticket to the Leadermete awards banquet.

    4-H YFP Mentor Award
    This award recognizes outstanding efforts of adults working with youth in the YFP Program. Recipient receives $50 award to support mentoring activities. 

    Clover Key Award
    The KEY to 4-H growth lies in new, committed and creative leaders. This award recognizes new and outstanding 4-H Volunteers, those with service form 1-5 years. Recipient also receives ticket to Leadermete awards banquet.

    Doorknob Award
    In 1984, at the first state Leadermete, Al Prince presented a "doorknob" from his unique collection to an outstanding 4-H Volunteer. This represented a unique way of saying thank you for opening the "door of opportunity" for youth. The recipient also receives a ticket to the Leadermete awards banquet.

    Utah 4-H Families of the Year
    This award recognizes families for outstanding 4-H involvement and service. Families are selected from each of the Extension Regions. Each family also receives two tickets to the Leadermete awards banquet.

    4-H Afterschool Award
    As volunteers are vital to the success of 4-H Afterschool, we invite you to nominate a volunteer from your local program or region. This individual or team may help with training, provide front line time with youth and/or staff, organize an afterschool club, provide activities to afterschool programs, or serve as an advocate promoting and supporting 4-H afterschool in the community. Recipient will also receive a ticket to the Leadermete awards banquet. 

    Farm Bureau Award
    This award recognizes contribution in the form of club leader, project leader, council member, etc. It is not necessary to be a member of Farm Bureau, but preferred. It is also preferred if recipients are within and easy commute of Salt Lake City, as awards are presented during the annual Farm Bureau Convention in November. No award is presented at Leadermete, but recipient will be recognized at the awards banquet.