HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 92-4755, by Representatives Rasmussen, Hargrove, R. Fisher, Cooper, Kremen, Spanel, Neher, Wynne, Rayburn, Basich, Leonard, Ogden, Inslee, Franklin, Dorn, Tate, Bowman, D. Sommers, Morris, Haugen, Horn, Lisk, Ferguson, Hochstatter, Wood, Paris, Casada, P. Johnson, Zellinsky, Schmidt, Prince, Nealey, Sheldon, Prentice, Fraser and Chandler


    WHEREAS, Congress established the Cooperative Extension Service at state land grant universities in 1916; and

    WHEREAS, A number of education programs for children and adults have grown out of that system, including 4-H; and

    WHEREAS, 4-H is dedicated to promoting the educational and civic involvement of this nation's young people; and

    WHEREAS, 4-H, in conjunction with the Cooperative Extension Service, today has more than five million members in eighty-three countries around the world, all fifty states, and all thirty-nine counties in Washington state; and

    WHEREAS, 4-H has expanded its focus in recent years to serve young people from urban areas as well as rural communities; and

    WHEREAS, 4-H members can today choose projects in such varied fields as animal sciences, social sciences, mechanical sciences, natural resources, plant sciences, family living, and the expressive arts; and

    WHEREAS, Cooperative Extension agents and program assistants from Washington State University, working together with community volunteers, have contributed to the educational and personal development of thousands of young people and adults in Washington state; and

    WHEREAS, More than one hundred fifty 4-H members from around the state are currently visiting the state capital as part of a state-wide education program entitled "4-H Know Your Government";

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives does hereby welcome those delegates, along with the Extension agents, program assistants, and adult chaperones involved in the project, to Olympia; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the State House of Representatives recognize the value of the "Know Your Government" project along with all the other programs that 4-H and the Washington State University Cooperative Extension have sponsored over the years to help young people and adults make a contribution to their communities; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives does hereby recognize and applaud the efforts of all those people involved in 4-H in Washington state and around the world; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Joseph R. Kurth, assistant director of Extension 4-H Youth Programs for Washington State University.




             I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

             Resolution 4755 adopted by the House of Representatives

                                 March 2, 1992.





                           Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk