Induction of the 2013 members took place during the State 4-H Forum in Vancouver on October 25th.
truly represents the heart of 4-H.
Gayle started judging food activities at Clallam County Fair in 1981, and has been judging in the 4-H barn ever since. She became involved with 4-H in 1985 as a parent in her children’s cat project. Gayle became a 4-H leader the following year. Over her twenty-seven year career, she has been leader in cat (county project leader), foods, arts & crafts, adventures in family living, leadership, international project, clothing, self-determined (pattern design), small engines and several other self-determined projects. She published the county 4-H newsletter for over five years, and helped write county leader’s handbook. Gayle has served as LABO International Exchange Program Coordinator, and has also served on the State 4-H Advisory Board and the 4-H Foundation.
Gayle has participated in the 4-H Leaders Forum for over 25 years; as an attendee, assisting with activities when Southwest District hosted, and teaching numerous classes. She took county kids to cat state fair for many years and has judged foods contests and demonstrations at state. She has worked on numerous fund raisers – She has been Co-Chair of the “Kiss the Pig Contest” in Clallam County for twelve years, raising scholarship funds for graduating seniors in the Clallam 4-H program.
Gayle established and is moderator of the Washington State 4-H Cat Leaders yahoo group. The group has members from all over Washington, as well as other states. She continues to be a leader with the Energetic 4-H’ers club, and is the current Clallam County Leader’s Council treasurer. She also currently serves on the awards, record book, and scholarship committees. Her friendships with 4H members around the state are lasting and very meaningful to her.
Gayle is very deserving of the honor of induction into the Washington State 4-H Hall of Fame.
Margaret Raupp Habersetzer
grew up in Toledo, Washington. As a 4-H’er, she showed cattle and exhibited canning, gardening, sewing and baking at the Southwest Washington Fair. After graduation from St. Mary’s Academy, she attended Seattle University before transferring to WSU to fulfill her dream of becoming an Extension Agent. She graduated from WSU in 1958, and was hired as Pacific County Extension Agent, serving full-time from 1958 to 1962, and part-time from 1972 to 1979.
Margaret’s favorite projects were the Pacific County Fair and the County 4-H Camp at Camp Moorhead. She spent days cleaning and decorating the 4-H building to have it ready for fair, and worked tirelessly to keep it full of entries. At camp, she organized work parties to clean, and planned and worked with leaders to make camp a fun, educational event. Margaret worked on county community projects that involved all county 4-H’ers. She also set up 4-H exchanges with 4-H’ers from other states. She organized Demonstration Days, Foods for All Occasions, and Fashion Revue contest, as well as teen trips to Pullman for State Teen Conference.
Margaret began judging for 4-H at Southwest Washington Fair as an Extension Agent. Over a span of 50 years, she judged entries and contests at Grays Harbor, Thurston, and Cowlitz County Fairs, the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, and the 4-H State Fair in Puyallup, in addition to Pacific County. Her work in 4-H led Margaret to deep involvement with the Pacific County Fair, serving in many roles, including Fair Board President and Fair Manager.
Margaret dedicated her life to serving and educating 4-H youth. At this time, we honor Margaret for her time & commitment to 4-H in Pacific County and Washington State.
of Raymond had a huge impact on the youth of Pacific County, as well as other counties in Washington. Margaret’s family raised and showed Registered Herefords. She sold numerous steer and heifer projects throughout the state of Washington. Margaret and her family traveled to county fairs in Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Chelan, and Pacific Counties, and to the Spring and Fall Puyallup Fair. She loved to go to watch and support 4-H members who had purchased animals from her.
Margaret was one of the founders of the Pacific County Market Livestock Sale. This started out as a calf scramble in the early ’70’s, where a 4-H or FFA member would have to catch a calf and walk it out of the corral. The following year, the member brought the calf back to auction. Margaret assisted many 4-H and FFA members with feeding programs for their projects. She was an active committee member until her passing in November of 2012.
Margaret was a 4-H leader for over forty years. She helped raise money to build one of the horse barns on the Pacific County Fairgrounds, as well as revamping and installing a new livestock wash area and drainage system for the livestock barn. She was always the first person to congratulate a 4-H member as they exited the show-ring. “I’m proud of you!” was her way of encouraging 4-H members as they exited the ring. She also donated awards to the Pacific County 4-H beef show, as well as the Washington Junior Hereford Association and the Chehalis Beef Spring Youth Fair.
Margaret served on the Pacific County Fair Board for over thirty-five years as 4-H and open class beef and livestock superintendent, and as Washington Junior Hereford Association Advisor for ten years. She also served on the Shoalwater Bay Native American Health board for over twenty years. She was actively involved in all of these roles until her passing. Margaret was honored as Washington Hereford Breeder of the Year, Washington Hereford Woman of the year, and inducted into the Washington Junior Hereford Association Hall of Fame.
Tonight, we recognize Margaret for her commitment to 4-H youth of Pacific County, Southwest Washington, and the state.