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Missouri Association of Extension 4-H Youth Workers (MAE4HYW)

A state affiliate of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents

The Missouri Association of Extension 4-H Youth Workers (MAE4-HYW) mission is to promote, strengthen, enhance and advocate the 4-H youth development profession.  Association awards are given each year to recognize the achievements of fellow colleagues.

2018-2019 MAE4-HYW

Executive Officers

President – Elaine Anderson
President Elect- Christal Huber
Secretary- Stephanie Walker
Treasurer– Bob McNary
Reporter- Laura Evans

Regional Representatives

East Central- Rhonda Shafer

Northeast-Katie Hogan

Northwest-Becky Simpson

Southeast-Lesley Meier

Southwest-Karla Deaver

Urban East-Dana Joerling

Urban West- Sarah Morefield

West Central- Kim Hall

Award Committee-  
Stephanie Femrite – Chair

Finance Committee-
Bob McNary – Chair
Lesley Meier – Chair Elect

Donna Garcia, Stephanie Schindler

Nominating Committee-
Karla Deaver – Chair
Stephanie Femrite – Chair Elect
Members Jenny Wallach

Policy and Resolution Committee-
Open - Chair
Open - Chair Elect
Kristy Eggleson-Wood, Terri Smith

Professional Development Committee
Christal Huber – Chair
April Meighen – Chair Elect

Debbie Davis, Marsha Birk, Cindy Wells, Cathy Galland, Dianna Koenig, Dana Joerling

Public and Membership Relations Committee –
Laura Evans, Chair
Bart Skroh, Chair-Elect

Steven Steiner, Becky Simpson

Life Members –
Patty Fisher – Chair
Kim Hall  Chair Elect

2019 Membership Benefits

Membership in MAE4-HYW has many benefits. Among them are:

  • Access to a growing, nationwide network of nearly 2,000 Extension professionals actively involved in 4-H Youth Development programming in their communities.
  • Opportunities to develop and enhance your leadership and management skills by serving in a leadership capacity on the state or national level.
  • Recognition for outstanding achievements through an extensive awards and recognition program.
  • Up to date information on the latest products, methods, materials and technological advances to enhance the effectiveness of your programs.
  • Forums for presenting research and program information and discussing common Extension concerns at annual conferences, through webinars, and in the Journal of Youth Development.
  • Access to creative networking opportunities through NEA4HA.
  • Opportunity to serve as External Reviewers for promotion and tenure, as well as publication reviews.

Professional Development Opportunities 

NAE4-HA Annual Conference

2019 Annual Conference
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Nov. 3-Nov. 7, 2019

2020 Annual Conference
Boise, Idaho 
Oct. 19-22, 2020

2021 Annual Conference
Memphis Tennessee

JCEP Extension Leadership Conference (ELC)
February 6-7, 2019
San Antonio, TX

Public Issues Leadership Development Conference (PILD)
April 14-17, 2019
Arlington, VA