I was interested in who was involved in 4-H in the past, that has become a big star or famous. Here are some people that I think you may know…
Nancy Zieman – CEO, Nancy’s Notions
Nancy is on Public Television (IPTV) and hosts her own national TV Show, Sewing with Nancy!
D. Lee Tobler – Executive VP & CFO/The B.F. Goodrich Company
They are the ones who make tires.
Leland Tollett – President & CEO/Tyson Foods
These are the ones who produce good meat products.
J.D. Sykes – VP/Ralston Purina
They make the dog and cat food.
Kent Schulze – President/Dekalb-Pfizer Genetics
Orville Redenbacher – Founder, Orville Redenbacher Popcorn
Harold Poling – CEO, Ford Motor Company
Car Company CEO.
William Peterson – V.P. & CFO, Ball Corporation
They make bottles (Plastic and Glass). They have a plant in Ames.
E. Howard Hill – President/Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
James Glass – Executive V.P./The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Philip Francis – Chairman & C.E.O. PETsMART, Inc.
Herbert Plambeck – Director WHO-Radio
WHO Radio, Des Moines.
Karol Nickell – Vice-President, Editor in Chief, Better Homes & Gardens magazine
Better Homes & Gardens is based in Des Moines at Meridith Corp.
Terry Brandstad – Former President Des Moines University, former Governor of Iowa
Terry has put his name in the hat again for the 2010 Iowa Governor.
James Hilton – Former President, Iowa State University
Leonard L. Boswell – U.S. House of Representatives, Iowa
Delman Bowers – Mayor, Waterloo, Iowa
Bonnie Dunbar – Astronaut, NASA
Tom Harkin – U.S. Senate, Iowa
Patty Judge - Lt. Governor of Iowa and Former Secretary of Agriculture, Iowa
Michael Johanns – Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Tom Latham – U.S. House of Representatives, Iowa
Jim Lightfoot – Former U.S. House of Representatives, Iowa
This is Trisha’s second cousin. She came and talked to us about record keeping!
Sally Peterson – Former Lt. Governor of Iowa
Neal Smith – Former U.S. House of Representatives, Iowa
Peggy A. Whitson - NASA Astronaut
There are just a few of the many famous people who were in 4-H. I hope that I can add all your names some day as well!
Thanks to NAE4-HA for names… http://www.nae4ha.com/distinguishedalum.htm
This is a really good video that explains geocaching quite well:
Minutes of the 4H Central Area Tech Team (CATT)
February 13, 2010
Alex C, Secretary/Reporter for the CATT
Roll call was taken. Nine members were present at the meeting and answered the question: What is your favorite Olympic sport?
Treasurer’s report was given. Current balance in the treasury is $333.70. Kyle approved the report and Craige seconded.
Secretary’s report was tabled until next meeting.
A robotics &/or GIS workshop will be held starting in March prior to each monthly meeting if there is enough interest. Please let Jane know if you plan on attending at j[email protected].
The State 4H Volunteer Leader Retreat is open to any intermediate and senior 4Hers. It will be held in Ankeny on the 27th of February. Total cost is $10 (which includes a meal).
The 4H Communication Contest is coming up and it is important for 4Hers to participate. It is an easy way to improve your public speaking skills and/or your poster designing skills as well as practice for the County and State fairs. Deadline to sign up for this year’s contest, to be held April 9/10, is Friday, March 12th.
After much discussion, Ethan (accidentally) volunteered for redesigning the CATT brochure.
The CATT voted in favor of redesigning the club shirt. Anyone interested should bring designs to the next meeting. Limit the colors of the designs to no more than three.
David gave the website update.
The CATT is holding a contest for who can post the most blog articles on the CATT webpage, which is located at www.centralareatechteam.org. At the next meeting the counts will be tallied up and the winner will get a prize.
Iowa 4H has just redone their webpage and it is up at www.extension.iastate.edu/4H. Members are invited to take a look.
At the next meeting all members are required to make a presentation either as Communication Contest practice or just for the CATT.
Meeting adjourned by Kyle, Zach seconded.
The meeting activity for this month was looking at the insides of computers and fixing what was wrong with them. Guest presenter Mr. Ray Wirth of Nevada Computer Center generously shared his own expertise in that field. Thanks Ray!
***NOTE: posting updates via iPod, so some notes may read weird!!***
- – SESSION B6 – -
- Families… Are important teachers for their children
- 4-H… “poster”
- teens were treated like adults long ago, they have become their own ‘culture’ parents aren’t home much… Bad Peer pressure…
- 4-h provides unique opps to youth and families… Gives good resources
- “4-H is TRUELY for life long learning” Marisue Hartung
- 4-h teaches youth how to deal with failure… We aren’t like like sports where they don’t keep Score and just say “good job”…
*going to post notes that were up on the board about family involvement*
Pictures from today are here: http://www.photos.centralareatechteam.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1274
The 4-H Central Area Tech Team’s Autumn Activities
Alexander C – Reporter/Secretary
The 4-H Central Area Tech Team has had an extremely successful Fall!
During the September meeting, the 4H Central Area Tech Team (CATT) learned about Ham Radio from registered Ham Radio user Joe Leto.
The CATT mapped the Iowa Arboretum’s trails in October using GPS (Global Positioning System) units. Three trails, Overlook Trail, Linda Lane, and Herrick Trail, were mapped.
The officer elections were also held in October. The officers were:
President – David R
Vice-President – Kyle K
Secretary/ Reporter – Alex C
Treasurer – Zach M
Historian – Craige E and Marissa K
Web Development Team – Alex C and David R
Program/Activities Coordinator – Craige E
Rec Leaders – Marissa K and Zach M
The CATT held a potluck dinner for the November meeting. Each member’s family was invited. The officer installations were held as well as the induction of a new member.
In the December meeting members used soldering irons to make LED Christmas trees and AM radios.
As for upcoming events, in January 2010 the CATT will attend ISU’s first Lego League Tournament. In February there will be a computer fix-it workshop. For more information go to www.centralareatechteam.org.
The members of the 4-H CATT continue to learn new things about technology and the world!
This newspaper article was published in the Nevada Journal and the Advertiser.
Hi, It has been a long time since I last updated the blog! I’m going to try to update it more now!! We all feel bad about the bad events that happened in Haiti just a few days ago!
The Geospatial community is trying to make a difference. We are trying to update online maps, such as the openstreetmap. Google has been really generous and contributed 15 CM Resolution Satelite imagery. I am currently in the process of downloading this imagery, but with it being 15CM res, it totals to be about 30+GB of data!! I have currently completed about 5GB, if even that. I’m still trying to make contact with National 4-H for contact information for Haiti 4-H. If you have any ideas as to what we can map, feel free to email us Haiti (at) centralareatechteam (dot) org . I will be posting my maps (Imagery from Google) here as well.
Also, if you remembered the meeting when Joe, W0IW, was here and talked about Ham Radio, well there is a feed that you can listen too! The feed is at http://live.wx5fwd.net/voipwx.mp3 . This is a net, and it meets every hour. I will try to find a feed for HF.