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Creed, Mission Statement, and Code of Ethics

Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council Creed

I believe in the Extension Homemakers Club program and accept the responsibilities it offers to be helpful to others and to provide for continuous improvement in all levels of living.

I believe that through working together in a group we can enlarge the opportunities, enrich the life of our people, and create a more contented family and community life.  I believe in my own work as a homemaker.

I believe that the greatest force that molds character comes from the home, and I pledge myself to create a home which is morally wholesome, spiritually satisfying, and physically healthful and convenient.

Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council Mission Statement

The mission of this organization shall be to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of living through continuing education, leadership development, and community service.  

The Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council (AEHC) is a private, nonprofit, tax exempt (IRS 501(c)(3)) organization representing the seventy five member councils in the state. It is controlled by its members, and regular functions are financed by the contributions of its membership. AEHC serves its members by providing information and services in accordance with the policies and recommendations of its Board of Directors. The mission of AEHC is to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of living through continuing education, leadership development, and community service. The general goals of AEHC are to serve as the voice of the State’s extension homemakers; to assist county councils with building and strengthening their capabilities; to provide services needed by county councils; and to maintain and improve member commitments to, and identification with, their association. In serving the cause of county councils, AEHC is dedicated to abiding by the highest ethical standards of performance and acting in the best interest of county councils and their members. Effective participation in AEHC functions requires that the Board and Committee members be impartial, responsible and representative of the interest of their regions and state. This Code of Ethics is designed to provide guidance for AEHC Board of Directors, Executive Committee and other Committee members in carrying out the duties of their offices and positions.

Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, and Committee Members will:

1) Keep their constituents informed and allow opportunity for their participation in the decision making process. 

2) Devote the time and effort necessary to ensure the successful functioning of the county councils, Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Committees, by participating in, and encouraging others to participate in, the activities of the state association and local county councils.

3) Advocate the highest standards of conduct and competence for all that serve or participate in state and county council programs.

4) Strive for self-improvement by learning more about AEHC and county councils programs through attendance at local, area and state association meetings, training sessions, and other activities. 

5) Adhere to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.

6) Avoid any action that might result in, or create the appearance of: 

a. Using their position for personal gain (whether their own or others’ with whom they are associated in a personal, family, or business relationship). 

b. Giving improper preferential treatment to any person. 

c. Impeding efficiency or economy. 

d. Losing independence or impartiality. 

e. Making a work-related decision that affects, involves or binds AEHC outside of official channels or prescribed procedures. 

f. Adversely affecting the confidence of members, vendors or suppliers in the integrity of local county councils and/or AEHC and its operations. 

g. Circumventing the purpose or intent of the AEHC Board of Directors approved budget and expenditures as defined in the Bylaws and Standing Rules. 

7) Not directly solicit any gift or accept any gift, whether in the form of money, services, loan, travel, entertainment, hospitality, promise, or any other form, under circumstances in which it could reasonably be inferred that the gift was intended to influence the actions or policies of the association. 

8) Not directly or indirectly disclose, use or allow the use of any information they have through or in connection with the county councils that is not generally and publicly available on an equal basis to everyone else with and interest in it, for the purpose of furthering their own personal interest or interest of anyone else with whom they might have a personal, family or business relationship. 

9) Not have direct or indirect financial interest that conflicts with, or appears to conflict with, their duties and responsibilities with the county councils or AEHC; or engage in directly or indirectly, a financial transaction based on information obtained through their association with the county councils or AEHC. 

Whenever any situation comes to an Officer, Executive Committee Members, or Board Members attention that appears to be covered by this policy, the individual should promptly disclose the matter to the county councils and/or AEHC. Disclosure must be full and complete.

Complaints to be submitted in writing to the Ethics Review Committee as defined in Article X, Code of Ethics in the AEHC Bylaws.

Violation of, or failure to comply with these accepted standards or any component there shall be grounds for discipline, which may include the full range of options available, up to and including removal from office.

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AEHC Secretary and Treasurer Record Book

Record Book for each club to maintain
The book can be uploaded onto a computer to be filled in by computer or can be copied and filled out by hand.

 

Scholarships and Mini-Grants

  • AEHC Extension Homemakers Council Scholarship (Dr. Lynn Russell Memorial and Betty F. Oliver Memorial)

Scholarship Criteria and Application (FCS 751)

There are two $1000 scholarships awarded to two college juniors majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences. Click above link for full criteria and application. Deadline for submitting to Melody Curtis at the state extension office is April 21.

       Pauline Bartholomew Young Extension Homemakers Scholarship (FCS 752)

The purpose of this $75 scholarship is to allow a young EH member to attend the AEHC State Meeting. Recipient must be under 40 years of age. Click above link for full criteria and application. Deadline for submitting to Melody Curtis at the state extension office is May 15.

  • Educational Mini-grants

    Application Guidelines

    The mini-grant's primary focus must be used for educational purposes, i.e. county-wide mammogram screening. The amount is not to exceed $500 a year for a maximum of two consecutive years. Click above for guidelines. Deadline for submitting to Melody Curtis at the state extension office is March 1.

Contact your county extension agent for scholarship forms.

 

Calendar of Events

October 18 - Ozark District Rally

October 20 - Delta District Rally

October 25 - Ouachita District Rally

October 31 - Project Books Due to State Office

November 2-4 - Ozark Folk Center Retreat

January 10 - Executive Committee Meeting, and Record Book Judging

March 7 - Executive Committee Meeting

March 8 - Spring Workshop

June 5 - Executive Committee Meeting

June 5 - 8 - State Meeting

August 8 - State Planning Committee and Executive Board Meeting

October 3 - State Planning and Executive Committee Meeting

October 10 - Ozark District Rally

October 17 - Delta District Rally

October 24 - Ouachita District Rally

October 31 - Project Books due to State Office

November 1-3 - Ozark Folk Center Retreat

January 9 - Executive Committee Meeting, Project Book Judging

March 5 - Executive Committee Meetings

March 6 - Spring Workshop

June 3-6 - State Meeting

August 6 - State Planning and Executive Committee Meetings

October 1 - State Planning and Executive Board Meetings

October 22 - Ozark District Rally

October 24 - Delta District Rally

October 29 - Ouachita District Rally

October 31 - Project Books due to State Office

November 6-8 - Ozark Folk Center Retreat

 

State Officers and Committees

AEHC Executive Committee
August 13, 2020 – June 30, 2022

Elections are held in even numbered years.

President Debbie Thompson, Polk County
4141 Hwy 8 East
Mena, AR 71953
479-234-6419
dthomp9.dt@gmail.com
Immediate Past President
Cheryl Stewart, Crawford County
4318 Hwy 348
Rudy, AR 72952
479-461-7381
c.d.stewart4848@att.net
President-Elect

Deborah Teague, Lawrence County
135 Hwy 67
Alicia, AR 72410
870-637-2191
debjteague@yahoo.com

Vice-President Karla Wadley, Lawrence County
110 W. Poplar
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
870-623-1434
karladwadley@sbcglobal.net 
Secretary

Darlene Holliday, Montgomery County
5277 Hwy 270 E Lot 3
Mt. Ida, AR 71957
870-867-4155
darleneholliday95@yahoo.com

Treasurer

Carolyn Morris, Yell County
O. Box 275
Danville, AR 72833
479-495-2636
479-495-1133 – cell
camorris@arkwest.com

Parliamentarian

Sharon L. Hose, Polk County
834 Hwy 375E
Mena, AR 71956
479-216-7156
sharonlhose@gmail.com 

Delta District Director

Dot Hart, Jefferson County
1909 West Hall Ave.
White Hall, AR 71602
859-351-1340
dotleedunn@aol.com

Ouachita District Director

Aleese Nichols, Saline County
789 Jake Dr.
Bauxite, AR 72011
501-840-1110
aleese51@gmail.com

Ozark District Director

Darla Watts, Pope County
130 Art Lane
Russellville, AR 72802
479-223-9209
wattsdarla@hotmail.com 

Interim Assoc. Dept. Head of FCS,
Assoc. Professor, Personal Finance & Consumer Economics,
and AEHC Advisor

Dr. Laura Hendrix, LRSO
2301 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-671-2170
lhendrix@uada.edu 

Committee Advisor

Bridgett Shenoa Martin
Family and Consumer Science Agent
Polk County
211 DeQueen Street 
Mena, AR 71953
479-394-6018
bmartin@uada.edu 

FCS Program Tech/Facebook & Blog

Nancy Hightower, LRSO
2301 S. Unversity Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-671-2207
nhightower@uada.edu 

EHC Administrative Specialist

Melody Curtis, LRSO
2301 S. Unversity Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-671-2012
mcurtis@uada.edu 

 

 

Chair
Living Well Track
Debbie Thompson, Polk County
4141 Hwy 8 East
Mena, AR 71953
479-234-6419
dthomp9.dt@gmail.com
Ex-Officio Cheryl Stewart, Crawford County
4318 Hwy 348
Rudy, AR 72952
479-461-7381
c.d.stewart4848@att.net
Secretary Bernadette Freigy, Sharp County
Arkansas Highway 175
Hardy, AR 72542
870-966-4940
bfreigy@centurytel.net
Treasurer Carolyn Morris, Yell County
O. Box 275
Danville, AR 72833
479-495-2636
479-495-1133 – cell
camorris@arkwest.com
Product Sales Kaye Green, Cleveland County
770 Moores Church Road
Rison, AR  71665
870-325-7463 (home)
870-692-5695 (cell)
kayegreen@yahoo.com
Awards/ A Better You Track Classes Deborah Teague, Lawrence County

135 Hwy 67
Alicia, AR 72410
870-637-2191
debjteague@yahoo.com

Memorial Table

Dot Hart, Jefferson County
1909 West Hall Ave.
White Hall, AR 71602
859-351-1340
dotleedunn@aol.com

Cultural Arts/Centerpieces Darla Watts, Pope County
130 Art Lane
Russellville, AR 72802
479-223-9209
wattsdarla@hotmail.com 
Registration Aleese Oliver-Nichols, Saline County
789 Jake Dr.
Bauxite, AR 72011
501-840-1110
aleese51@gmail.com
Silent Auction Cleveland County Members
Creative Skills

Lacy Flory, Washington County
262 Kelsey Lane
Farmington, AR 72476
479-790-9658
laflory25@gmail.com 

Leadership Track Classes Eva Marie Pearson, Cleveland County
219 Monk Road
Pine Bluff, AR 71602
870-692-2978
epearson1960@yahoo.com
Staging and Equipment Mary Ann and Joe Carroll, Randolph County

4803 Hwy 328 West
Maynard, AR 72444
870-647-2266
maryannecarroll64@yahoo.com

Bingo/Talent Night

Darlene Holliday, Montgomery County
5277 Hwy 270 E Lot 3
Mt. Ida, AR 71957
870-867-4155
darleneholliday95@yahoo.com

Memorial Video Karen Bell Fox, Cleveland County
5120 Hwy 212
Rison, AR 71665
870-325-7238 (home)

870-325-6701 (fax)
870-692-4097 (cell)
karenbellfoxaehc@yahoo.com

Interim Assoc. Dept. Head of FCS,
Assoc. Professor, Personal Finance & Consumer Economics,
and AEHC Advisor
Dr. Laura Hendrix, LRSO
2301 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-671-2170
lhendrix@uada.edu 
Committee Advisor Tristin Bolton
Family and Consumer Science Agent
Crawford County
105 Pointer Trail W
Van Buren, AR 72956-2236
tbolton@uada.edu 
FCS Program Tech/Facebook & Blog Nancy Hightower, LRSO
2301 S. Unversity Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-671-2207
nhightower@uada.edu 
EHC Administrative Specialist Melody Curtis, LRSO
2301 S. Unversity Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-671-2012
mcurtis@uada.edu 

AEHC Education Committee
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023

Chair/Project Books Karla Wadley, Lawrence County
110 W. Poplar
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
870-623-1434
karladwadley@sbcglobal.net 
Delta District Director Dot Hart, Jefferson County
1909 West Holland Ave.
White Hall, AR 71602
859-351-1340
dotleedunn@aol.com
Delta Associate District Director Joy Graham, Drew County
102 Meadowview Place
Monticello, AR 71655
870-723-1372
joyangela32@gmail.com 
Delta Associate District Director

Rhoda Yost, Mississippi County
806 Robindale Rd.
Mississipi, AR 72315
870-740-8658
rbyost@sbcglobal.net 

Ouachita District Director Aleese Oliver-Nichols, Saline County
789 Jake Dr.
Bauxite, AR 72011
501-840-1110
aleese51@gmail.com
Ouachita Associate District Director Rita Blackwood, Garland County
191 Couchwood Road
Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-617-2553
rwcrus918@aol.com 
Ouachita Associate District Director Ann Prince, Hot Spring County
PO Box 1429
Malvern, AR 72104
501-337-3728
maplovestosew@yahoo.com.sg 
Ozark District Director Darla Watts, Pope County
130 Art Lane
Russellville, AR 72802
479-223-9209
wattsdarla@hotmail.com 
Ozark Associate District Director Bernadette Boyle,
PO Box 155
Goshen 72735
479-422-9863
boylebunch@earthlink.net 
Ozark Associate District Director Lyn Meeks, Sebastion County
2809 Carrington Point Road
Fort Smith, AR 72903
479-883-0275
memaw-papaw@att.net 
Interim Assoc. Dept. Head of FCS,
Assoc. Professor, Personal Finance & Consumer Economics,
and AEHC Advisor
Dr. Laura Hendrix, LRSO
2301 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-671-2170
lhendrix@uada.edu 
Committee Advisor Tristin Bolton
Family and Consumer Science Agent
Crawford County
105 Pointer Trail W
Van Buren, AR 72956-2236
tbolton@uada.edu 
FCS Program Tech/Facebook and Blog Nancy Hightower, LRSO
2301 S. Unversity Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-671-2207
nhightower@uada.edu 
EHC Administrative Specialist Melody Curtis, LRSO
2301 S. Unversity Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-671-2012
mcurtis@uada.edu 

EIN Coordinator/Ozark Retreat Karen Bell Fox, Cleveland County
5120 Hwy 212
Rison, AR 71665
870-325-7238 (home)

870-325-6701 (fax)
870-692-4097 (cell)
karenbellfoxaehc@yahoo.com

Newsletter/Product Sales Kaye Green, Cleveland County
770 Moores Church Road
Rison, AR  71665
870-325-7463 (home)
870-692-5695 (cell)
kayegreen@yahoo.com
Publicity Johnette Johnson, Montgomery County
3796 Hwy 270 East
Mount Ida, AR 71957
870-867-4935
501-454-9190 – cell
johnettej@msn.com
Membership/Marketing Marilyn Spence, Crawford County
4605 Alma Highway
Van Buren, AR  72956
479-806-2622
marilynspence1847@yahoo.com
Education Classes Eva Marie Pearson, Cleveland County
219 Monk Road
Pine Bluff, AR 71602
870-692-2978
epearson1960@yahoo.com

 

1930-1931 Mrs. E. L. Salyers (Pulaski County)*
1932-1933 Mrs. Earl Perkins (Lonoke County)*
1934-1935 Mrs. E. L. Casner (Greene County)*
1938           Mrs. Charles Rogers (Union County)*
1938-1939 Mrs. W. L. Woods (Ashley County)*
1940-1941 Mrs. R. C. Harville (Pulaski County)*
1942-1943 Mrs. Custer Chaffin (Lee County)*
1944-1945 Mrs. W. C. Tindall (Lincoln County)*
1946-1947 Mrs. Clyde Taylor (Miller County)*
1948-1949 Mrs. Charlotte Abington (White County)*
1950-1951 Mrs. J. Howard Crawford (Clark County)*
1952-1953 Mrs. Lois Grundon (Craighead County)*
1954-1955 Mrs. Marguerite Maxwell (Washington County)*
1956-1957 Mrs. Pauline Bartholomew (Poinsett County)*
1958-1959 Mrs. E. M. Park (Johnson County)*
1960-1961 Mrs. Frances Royston (Pulaski County)*
1962-1963 Mrs. J. A. Carpenter (Independence County)*
1964-1965 Mrs. Merl Bragg (Saline County)*
1966-1967 Mrs. Alma King (Phillips County)*
1968-1969 Mrs. Callie Jameson (Union County)*
1970-1971 Mrs. Marge Phillips (Columbia County)
1971-1973 Mrs. A. J. Meinert (Washington County)*
1974-1976 Mrs. Gayle Jones (White County)*
1976-1978 Mrs. Lorna Ogilvie (Johnson County)*
1978-1980 Mrs. Barbara Wasson (Clark County)*
1980-1981 Mrs. Betty Dixon Stalnecker (Pulaski County)
1981-1983 Mrs. Doris Garner (Crawford County)*
1983-1985 Mrs. Hanky Broadaway (Craighead County)*
1985-1987 Mrs. Dottie Stewart (Izard County)*
1987-1990 Mrs. Loretta Johnston (Garland County)
1990-1992 Mrs. Joye Riggs (Mississippi County)*
1992-1994 Mrs. Jo Lampkins (Greene County)
1994-1996 Mrs. Pauline Myrick (Lincoln County)
1996-1997 Mrs. Mary Lawrence (Howard County)*
1997-2000 Mrs. Debbie Moreland (Pulaski County)
2000-2002 Mrs. Maureen Zoerner (Ouachita County)
2003-2004 Mrs. Marietta Gutierrez (Pulaski County)
2005-2006 Mrs. Mary Ann Shepherd (Randolph County)
2006-2008 Mrs. Elaine Stoll (Lawrence County)
2008-2010 Mrs. Joyce Hall (Pulaski County)
2010-2012 Mrs. Phyllis Pipkin (Garland County)
2012-2014 Kaye Green (Cleveland County)
2014-2016 Mary Fisher (Yell County)
2016-2018 Johnette Johnson (Montgomery County)
2018-2020 Karen Bell Fox (Cleveland County)

*Deceased

 

AEHC Forms

  • AEHC Individual Membership Form
  • AEHC Individual Membership Form - fillableTurn this completed form in to your local county extension office.

  • AEHC Club Membership Form
  • AEHC Club Membership Form - fillableEach club is to submit a copy annually to their FCS agent by July 1. A copy should also be submitted to Melody Curtis at the state extension office by August 1 of each year.

  • Annual Financial ReportDeadline for this report to Melody Curtis at the state extension office is August 1. This form can be utilized for club/council. You may also submit a copy of your financials in the format you have chosen to use as long as it gives the same information.
    *Contact your county Extension office for this form.

  • County Report Form
  • County Report Form - fillableThis completed form accompanies a check payable to AEHC, to the state treasurer for annual dues of members and clubs no later than August 1. 

  • EHC001 AEHC Peer Review of Group Financial Records
    AEHC Peer Review of Group Financial Records
    It is recommended that each club/council perform a peer audit periodically to maintain a healthy audit of its records. A copy of the financial audit is to be mailed to the state office to the attention of Melody Curtis.
    *Contact your county Extension office for this form.

  • Name Badge Form

January, April and August are the months to finalize your order for name badges. Submit form and your check(s) to State Treasurer Carolyn Morris, no later than February 1, May 1 or September 1. Make checks payable to AEHC and mail to Carolyn Morris, PO Box 275, Danville, AR 72833. You can contact her at camorris@arkwest.com
*Contact your county Extension office for this form.

  • FCS 741

    Judging Score Sheet

    A panel of judges comes together in February each year to judge project books. Each book has three judges, none of whom are from the county of the submitted project book. This form outlines how scores are determined. Deadline for submitting project books to the state office is October 31.

  • FCS 742

    EHC Project Designation Sheet

    Each project book needs to have a Project Designation sheet.

  • Instructions for Putting Together a Project Book, Revised August 2017

    It is important to read this instruction sheet before completing your Project Book.

 

Bylaws and Standing Rules

  • Bylaws Updated 10.17.2022

    AEHC bylaws form the policy of the state organization. Each council and club must write their own bylaws and submit a copy to Melody Curtis at the state extension office, 2301 South University Ave., Little Rock, AR, 72204.

  • Standing Rules rev 3.2022

    Standing rules relate to the details of administration of AEHC.

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