Schmidt, Robert and Mari

Robert and Mari Schmidt

Ozaukee County 4-H Volunteers

Bob and Mari Schmidt epitomize teamwork and dedication to 4-H. Their involvement began as parents. This quickly led to Project Leadership, first in sheep, then poultry and finally the goat project. Bob served as Vice President on the 4-H Leaders Board. In 1990, they became Co-General Leaders and Mari started the club’s newsletter.

They initiated the Adopt-a-Highway Program and partnered with the Pineview Wildlife Rehab Center to educate the 4-H members and support the Rehab Programs. 

Bob and Mari provide leadership to the 4-H Livestock Association as county sheep leaders and barn superintendents. Mari solicits donations for 4-H Livestock Awards and they assist with the Auction. They were instrumental in starting the Small Animal Blue Ribbon Auction for poultry, rabbits and goats and turning it into a Scholarship Program. They received the Ozaukee 4-H Leadership Recognition Award. 

Bob is a member of the Ozaukee County Fair Board. Both are active in their church and Optimist Club. They strive to know and encourage each project member! Together they’ve shared 66 years of leadership with the Ozaukee County 4-H youth!