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4-H Youth Development

Kansas State 4-H Office
201 Umberger Hall
1612 Claflin Road
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5800
785-532-5981 fax
kansas4h@ksu.edu

Kansas Association of 4-H Volunteers

The Kansas Association of 4-H Volunteers (KA4-HV) was formed in 2001. It provides a unique opportunity for volunteers, paid staff and other individuals to join forces to build connections with others who have an interest and passion for the 4-H youth development program.

The Association has two primary goals: 
1) Provide opportunities for educational volunteer development at the state and area level
2) Serve as a communication network to get information to volunteers

Unlike other states' volunteer associations, the Kansas Association is not a political nor an advisory group. And this makes it truly unique in the nation! Membership dues are only $5.00 per year or a person can join the association as a life member for only $50.00. Your information contact is the President Elect, or Treasurer.

A main projects of the Association are the annual Kansas Volunteer Forum held annually in November.

The Officers and Board of Directors are eager to visit with staff and volunteers about the association's goals and opportunities.

Please Visit The - Kansas Association of 4-H Volunteers KA4HV Facebook Page

Kansas Association of 4-H Volunteers Officers

2021-2022

President - Jessica Juhl - Doniphan County
President Elect – Malinda Lehman - Greeley County
Past President - KJ Abel-Ruch - Douglas County
Secretary - Shawna Riffel - Chisholm Trail District
Treasurer - Melissa Baxter - River ZValley District
NW Vice President - Kimberly Schmeidler - Cottonwood District
NE Vice President - Stacy Haug - 2 yrs. - Meadowlark District
SE Vice President - Melinda Bass - 1 yr - Harvey County
SW Vice President - Dixie Harlow - 2 yrs. - Meade County
 

2020-2021

President - Kjrsten Abel-Ruch  - Douglas County
President Elect – Jessica Juhl - Doniphan County
Past President - Julie Davis - Graham County
Secretary - Shawna Riffel - Dickinson County, 2nd term 2019
Treasurer - Malinda Lehman - Greeley County, 1 yr. 1st term
NW Vice President - Kimberly Schmeidler - Ellis County, 4th year 1.5 terms
NE Vice President - Stacy Haug - 1st yr filling term
SE Vice President - Open - 1 yr. left in term
SW Vice President - Cassie Coen - 1st yr. filling term

2019-2020

President: Kjrsten Abel-Ruch - Douglas County
President-elect: Jessica Juhl - Doniphan County
Past President: Julie Davis - Graham County
Secretary:  Shawna Riffel – Dickenson County
Treasurer: Anita DeWeese – Pratt County
NW Vice-president:  Kimberly Schmeidler - Ellis County 
NE Vice-president:  Jennifer Willoughby - Johnson County
SE Vice-president: Jessica Cabrales - Butler
SW Vice-president:  Melinda Lehman - Greeley County

2018-2019

President: Julie Davis - Graham County
President-elect: Kjrsten Abel-Ruch - Douglas County
Past President: Amy Masters - Doniphan County
Secretary:  Shawna Riffel – Dickenson County
Treasurer: Anita DeWeese – Pratt County
NW Vice-president:  Kimberly Schmeidler - Ellis County 
NE Vice-president:  Jessica Juhl - Doniphan County
SE Vice-president: Jessica Cabrales - Butler
SW Vice-president:  JoAnna Rodriguez - Grant County 

2017-2018

President: Amy Masters, Doniphan County
President-elect: Julie Davis, Graham County, cjdavis@ruraltel.net 
Past President: Michelle Waymire, Flint Hills District - Council Grove
Secretary: Kjrsten Abel-Ruch, Douglas County
Treasurer: Anita DeWeese, Pratt
NW Vice-president: Kim Schmeidler - Ellis County 
NE Vice-president: Jessica Juhl - Doniphan County
SE Vice-president: Jessica Cabrales, Butler
SW Vice-president: JoAnna Rodriguez - Grant County