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by Nancy Hightower - October 28, 2022
There are many ways to go about starting a new EHC Club in your county. However, if
you’re stuck and need an idea, Dr. Laura Hendrix shares a method that might work for
you and your county!
Choose a fun class or workshop series to host for the public. If you aren’t sure what
to hold a class on, ask your community and/or get feedback from those around you.
You can ask your friends, family, and current club members what classes they would
be interested in. You can also reach out to your community via Facebook community
pages to ask what others are interested in or get feedback on the ideas you have.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure to advertise it! You can do this on Facebook
also using community pages and your personal account, you can hang flyers in community
places that will let you like libraries and churches, and you can advertise in your
The more places you advertise, the more people will see your event. Recruit others
to help you advertise so you cover a lot of ground.
At the event, start off by explaining what EHC is and what EHC does to those attending.
Prepare a short explanation beforehand and try to make it fun and exciting. This is
called an “Elevator Pitch.” Have some materials handy to give attendees as well. The
EHC Promotional Coloring Page flyer and EHC bookmarks are great materials to use for
this purpose. You can also create a list of current clubs and activities your EHC
county members participate in to show your attendees current options available to
Once you have a group showing interest in starting a club, host a meeting to discuss
moving forward. Briefly discuss officer positions, meeting organization, and other
relevant club details. Plan and schedule upcoming meetings.
Meeting 1 – Get acquainted with each other, EHC educational programs, and activities
Meeting 2 – Learn more about officer roles, educational programs, activities, and discuss what
your club is going to do.
Meeting 3 – Elect officers and plan future meetings educational programs, and activities. Name
You can find this paperwork online or ask your county agent for assistance.
This is not the only way to go about starting a new EHC club. However, it is an easy
method to follow. If you need any other help, suggestions, or support starting a new
club, your agent, state officers, and Extension State Office contacts are always happy
“The time for new beginnings is now.” -Unknown