Morgan County 4-H Volunteer
Inducted May 14, 2009
Sandy Shepard became a 4-H member at the age of 9 in Ohio, and as an adult, she served 10 years as a volunteer. She brought those ideas to Morgan County and now has more than 36 years of volunteer experience.
For more than 18 years, she has been the volunteer leader of the Morgan County 4-H Wildlife Club, with at least 20 youth involved each year. Her talent focused on involving parents in planning workshops and developing strong working relationships with the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, the club’s partnering agency.
An annual highlight is “The Beast Feast” where family members bring wild meat dishes for a potluck-style dinner. For this event, Shepard plans a program chat that is beneficial to the 4-H members and their families. This year’s program was on the native Indians of the Tennessee Valley.
She was recognized as the Morgan County Volunteer in 2007. In 2005, she received the Para-Professional Award from the Alabama Affiliate of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science. In 2006, the 4-H Wildlife Club received the NAE4-HA National Team Programming Award as the host for the National Refuge Centennial Celebration.
Shepard continues to return her experience as a 4-H member, a 4-H mother, and a 4-H agent assistant into a world of learning for Morgan County 4-H youth.
Nominated by Sharon Fisher