7/31/2013 9:00:00 PM Dollins named State 4-H Volunteer of the Year
Pictured (l to r) are Monsanto’s Kim Nikkel, Perkins 4-H Club Leader Donna Dollins, Payne County Extension Educator Brenda Brantley, State 4-H Program Specialist Dr. Charles Cox.
It was a day of learning, fun and recognition as volunteer leaders, county Extension educators and state staff gathered recently on the Oklahoma State University Campus for the annual 4-H Parent-Volunteer Conference.
This year's theme was Start Your Engines...Ready, Set, Volunteer! Attending from Payne County were Donna Dollins and Lilia Wall of Perkins, and Christina Hutson and Pat McNally of Stillwater.
Dollins, who has served as a Payne County 4-H volunteer for nine years, was named the State Volunteer of the Year. She also was recognized as the Northeast District Volunteer of the Year. To be eligible for the state award, volunteers must have served less than 10 years with the 4-H program.
Dollins has served as a volunteer for nine years and this is her seventh year as a leader or co-leader of the Perkins 4-H Club. Nine years ago she asked the leader of the Perkins 4-H Club if she needed help during one of the regular club meetings. And thus, the journey began.
"I grew up in the 4-H program showing livestock and always enjoyed working with animals and making new friends. As an adult