Kay Lettau credits her 9-year Winnebago County 4-H membership with creating skills used throughout her life. They helped her succeed in her community, her career as a high school science teacher, and 4-H work at local, county, and state levels.
Kay’s passion for youth and adult development is apparent. She works to empower others to gain life skills, assume leadership, solve problems, and create partnership synergy. She focused on helping others be “the best they can be” during 15 years as co-leader for her local 4-H club. She spent many years as County 4-H Board Director and President, as well as 7 years as adult and youth volunteer coordinator for the State Fair Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Auction. Kay also served 6 years on the State 4-H Adult Leader Council and 6 years on the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Board.
Kay’s skillful role modeling and positive support elicit confidence from others. This was clear as she co-directed and counseled youth and adult leaders at 14 summer 4-H camps. She also led the county 4-H Dog project, chaperoned county and state groups at 4-H Conference, Space Camp, Interstate Exchanges, and National 4-H Congress. Kay was a co-chair for the 2007 North Central Region Volunteer Leader Forum, which hosted more than 500 regional 4-H youth and adult volunteers.
Kay is modest and often works hard behind the scenes, but leads as needed with clear focus on positive end results. She epitomizes the personal success story found through life-long, multi-generational 4-H involvement.