Rodine became a 4-H member in 1950 in El Paso County, and remembers receiving a blue ribbon on her first Home Economics project, a gathered skirt. She later added cooking and home furnishings to her list of projects, receiving grand champion on her reupholstered rocking chair at State Fair in her 10th year.
When in college at Colorado State University, she joined the Collegiate 4-H club, serving to help promote 4-H. She married her husband, Larry, and they took over leadership of the Evans Ag 4-H club which his father, Clarence Rhoadarmer, started. The club’s name was later changed to Evans 4-H Club with the addition of Home Economics projects. In the early 1980s, Rodine started a 4-H club for members with special needs, and she continues to meet socially on occasion with some former members.
As a volunteer 4-H leader Rodine worked in many capacities, including: county & state adult leadership councils, serving as president of the state council for one year; chaperone for a group of 4-H members attending Citizenship Washington Focus; and assisting her two children, Lori and Lex, as they participated in 4-H.
Rodine has been a member of the Foundation board for years; and is currently serving as Treasurer. She loves supporting members and leaders as they achieve their goals through many opportunities the 4-H program offers.