The Cherokee County Historical Society Meeting
Place and Time: Tuesday, February 17th at 6:00.
Meeting Site: Cherokee County Historical Museum
Presenter: Mr. Charles Moody and Mrs. Linda Starr
Meetings of the Cherokee County Historical Society are free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Program: The 4-H Clubs and Homemaker’s Clubs were founded in 1914. This year they begin their second century of existence Mr. Charles Moody and Mrs. Linda Starr will present a program on their work with these organizations, as well as enlightening the audience with other facets of their service to the community.
Mr. Moody and Mrs. Starr have both had distinguished careers with the Auburn Extension Service/System. Mr. Moody won a number of prestigious awards during the 1970s. He won the Distinguished Service Award and was the first from Alabama to win the Achievement Award. He is most proud of the Hall of Fame Award he was presented with in 2011 in Kansas. Mr. Moody became the County Agent Coordinator after a number of years as County Agent.
Mrs. Starr is remembered for distinguished work with the 4-H Club and Homemarker’s Club. In her later years with the Extension Service, she served as County Agent Coordinator, after serving as County Agent.
Mr. Moody and Mrs. Starr will share their experiences as County Agents and their work with the youth of Cherokee County in 4-H. Mrs. Starr will also share about the importance the Homemaker’s Club’s played in the lives of the women living in a rural, agricultural county. Pictures and other memorabilia will be shown.
Those who have been 4-H members and have been a part of the Homemaker’s Clubs will enjoy a walk down memory lane. We are requesting that you bring pictures, scrapbooks, and other items that portray the various decades of these clubs. Some of these items will be displayed for a week at the Museum for those who are unable to attend the meeting to come by and view.
The current County Agent Coordinator, Danny Miller, is excited that the Extension System has evolved to meet the needs of youth and adults today. He said the 4-H club in Cherokee County is probably doing better than it ever has. Of all the eligible youth (ages 9-19) in this county, 25% participate in 4-H. They recently won the Centennial Youth Initiative, Crystal Clover Award. As a result of this award, Cherokee County will have their own 4-H agent. Mr. Miller feels the Cherokee County 4-H is setting the pace for the rest of the State. The 4-H Chick Chain, the Pig Squeal, & the Wildlife Habitat are three programs that were developed locally and have won national recognition.