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Hall of Fame 2003

Induction of the 2003 members took place during the State 4-H Forum in Yakima on October 18, 2003.
Sharon Fouts was introduced to 4-H at age 8. As a student at WSU, she helped teach all levels of riders general horsemanship, endurance riding, drill teamwork, western games, rodeo production, and showing. Sharon joined 4-H in 1971 as a leader, and has been the Main Club Leader for the Klickitat County Uncoordinated Unicorns for the past 20 years. The club participates in projects such as livestock, clothing, cooking, and leadership. They are also active in fairground cleanup, World Aids Day, and caring for local cemeteries.

Sharon has served as County Leader’s Council President and Vice President, Clothing Day Chairperson, Western Games Chairperson, and Horse Program Leader in Lewis and Klickitat counties. She has been a WSU County Clothing and Textile Advisor since 1984. Sharon has been the Klickitat County Fair Western Games Superintendent for the last 10 years, and gives numerous clinics for various horsemanship trainings.

Sharon volunteers in the county 4-H Extension office to help fill the void that budget cuts have made. She has worked on revising curriculum at the county level, and helps organize fundraising events to benefit members who want to attend camps, etc.

June Kalberg began her 4-H career as a Program Leader in the 1950’s. In 1964, June started the New Horizon’s 4-H Club in Lewis County. The club had a number of projects, including clothing, cooking, goats, sheep and large livestock. June became Program Leader, and later, Superintendent of the Goat Division at the Southwest Washington Fair, until 1975. In 1976 June began helping in the Still Life Bldg. Foods Dept. She became Kitchen Activity Superintendent, and later Single Entries and Bread Superintendent, as well. In 1999 June retired from the Still Life Bldg. and has the Bread Kitchen named in her honor.

June has volunteered countless hours in youth clinics; donated cookware and dishes to the 4-H building; sewn curtains; chaperoned youth to State 4-H Conference; and served as “Dorm Mom,” to mention a few areas she has contributed to 4-H.

June served on the State 4-H Fair Board for eight years, and has served on the Lewis County Trust Fund Committee for the past 12 years. She was elected Lewis County Leader of the Year in 1991.

Clyde Irving started his 4-H career in 1956 as leader of the new Marysville Equestriannaires 4-H livestock and horse club. In addition of acting as leader and riding instructor for over 20 years, he donated materials and helped the club build an arena on his own property.

In 1962 Clyde was instrumental in starting the Puget Sound Junior Livestock Show and Sale. He spent 15 years serving the Board of Directors, 12 of those years as President. Clyde also served many years on the Evergreen State Fair Board of Directors, and held the position of Manager of the Western Washington Polled Hereford Assoc. Show and Sale for years. He was a much sought after horse and livestock judge for numerous Western and Central Washington County Fairs.

Clyde had a huge impact of countless 4-H’ers over his many years as a 4-H volunteer, teaching them decision making, record keeping skills, public speaking, responsibility, leadership, and good work ethic.

Washington State University Extension