Lawrence County 4-H Volunteer
Inducted November 13, 2008
Known by many as the 4-H Button Man, Rodger Dale Jones has made many significant contributions to 4-H clubs at the county and state levels.
As a former 4-H’er, Jones’ love for 4-H and interest in youth development carried into adulthood.
As an adult 4-H volunteer leader, he recruited and encouraged young people and adults to be a part of 4-H and the activities and opportunities that 4-H offered. He encouraged youth, giving time, money, and supplies to assist with projects and other activities.
He served as a club leader, provided leadership, and served as an instructor at many county fun-shops related to woodworking and small engines. He seemed to have a special knack when working with kids. His patience and ability to share his skills would always draw a crowd.
Jones was one of the pioneering leaders in the development and growth of the Alabama 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association, serving as an officer and board member. He worked to establish the 4-H
Volunteer Leaders Association Scholarship. He was recognized in 1996 as the 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year by the statewide association. In 2006, he received the Lawrence County 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year award.
Jones has given more than 20 years of service to Alabama 4-H and remains involved today. Health reasons have slowed his involvement, but not his desire to touch the lives of hundreds of youth and adults associated with 4-H. He will certainly be remembered for his many, many contributions to 4-H, as well as the 1,000 plus 4-H buttons that he collected over the years.
Nominated by Linda Robinson