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Who are we?  What do we do?

We are your friends and neighbors who have joined together to invest in building a better tomorrow for our families and our communities.  Extension Homemakers is for everone.  Most members meet in groups know as Extension Homemaker Clubs.  These clubs are organized around convenient meeting times - evenings, lunchtime, days - whater is best for the members of the group.  Mailbox memberships and special interest clubs are alternative types of memberships that may meet your needs.

 

Extension Homemakers activities focus on four things: 

 

Learning, Leading, Serving, and Supporting

 

 Learning

As a member of the Butler County Extension Homemaker Association, which is part of the Kentucky Extension Homemaker Association (KEHA), you will have the opportunity to learn more about issues that concen today's families.  The family is the most effective and economical unit for rearing children and nurturing adults.  Yet the incidence of infant mortality, hosehold bankruptcy, child abuse and neglect, and nutritional inadequacy threatens families and communities throught our state and nation.

Monthly lessons help members explore these issues.  We learn skills and receive up-to-date information in nutrition and health, financial mangement, environmental stewardship, youth development, personal and family living, and global and international concerns.

 

Leading

 Extension Homemakers offers members the opportunity to develop leadership skills.  Leadership training workshops give you the tools you need to be an effective leader.  Serving on a committee or holding an office at the club or county leavel develops self-confidence.  Through the organization, you gain skills in setting goals, developing a plan of action, and working with others.  Homemakers all across the area put these skills to use by implementing projects that address local needs such as child safety, recycling, and health services.

 

Serving

Extension Homemakes are great community volunteers.  Through local clubs or county projects, members volunteer their time and give money to help our community.  In fact, last year the members in this area donated over 100,000 hours of time worth over $1.5 million to community service projects.  In addiition, they gave over $70,000 in goods or money to support projects such as the UK Ovarian Cancer Research Center, college scholarships, 4-H scholarships, food banks, blanket and coat collections, beautification projects, and foster care children.

 

 Supporting

Joining Extension Homemakers gives you an instant support group.  As you meet together at club meetings or work on projects, you will develop important friendships.  The fellowship with other members will lift your spirits and provide laughter or comfort when needed.

 

JOIN NOW - ENJOY FOREVER

 

If you are interested in learning, leading, serving or supporting, the Kentucky Extension Homemaker Association is the organization for you.  It all begins with just a step - getting involved with a great organization.  Contact your Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for more details.

 

For more information, call or visit:

Tracy M. Cowles

County Extension Agent

Family and Consumer Sciences

112 E GL Smith Street, P O Box 370

Morgantown, KY  42261

(270) 526-3767

tthornto@uky.edu

  

 Homemaker Membership Flyer

 

2017 Homemaker Scholarship Form

 

 Homemaker Lessons

 Program Year: 2016-2017

All trainings are held at the Butler County Extension Service, unless otherwise noted.

  

July 2016 - Our Quilt Heritage

August 2016 - FREE MONTH

September 2016 - Music - It's Role in KY Heritage

October 2016 - Slow Cooker Meals that Satisfy - Warren/Barren Co

November 2016 - Bread from Around the World - Warren/Barren Co

December 2016 - Christmas Program

January 2017 - Home Pests Be Gone

February 2017 - Social Media - Pinterest

March 2017 - Family Genealogy 

April 2017 - Do It Yourself - Easy Home Repairs

May 2017 - Simple Meals for 1 or 2

June 2017 - Volunteer Service Unit Hours

 

Homemaker Council Meetings

2016-2017

 July 18 - Extension Office, 1 pm

October 10 - Extension Office, 1 pm

January 17 - Extension Office, 1 pm

April 11 - Extension Office, 5:30 pm