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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.


AEHC Secretary and Treasurer Record Book

  • Secretary/Treasurer Record Book - FCS 219
    *Contact your county agent for this form.

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)

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

Download Scholarship Application Here

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 the link below for full criteria and application. Deadline for submitting to the state extension office is May 15.

Download Pauline Bartholomew Scholarship Here

Educational Mini Grants

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 the state extension office is March 1.

Application Guidelines

*For more information about scholarships and grants, email ehc@uada.edu

 

Calendar of Events

January 9 - Executive Committee Meeting, Project Book Judging

March 5 - Executive Committee Meetings

March 6 - Spring Workshop

June 4-6 - State Meeting

August 6 - State Planning and Executive Committee Meetings

October 1 - State Planning and Executive Board Meetings

October 8 - Delta District Rally

October 15 - Ozark District Rally

October 22 - Ouachita District Rally

October 31 - Project Books due to State Office

October 30 - November 1 - Ozark Folk Center Retreat

 

State Officers and Committees

 

 

Chair
Living Well Track
Deborah Teague, Lawrence County
135 Hwy 67
Alicia, AR 72410
870-637-2191
debjteague@yahoo.com
Ex-Officio Debbie Thompson, Polk County
4141 Hwy 8 East
Mena, AR 71953
479-234-6419
dthomp9.dt@gmail.com
Secretary

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

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

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

Memorial Table

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

Cultural Arts/Centerpieces

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

Registration

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

Silent Auction

Sue Fair, Randolph County

Creative Skills

Mary King, Washington County

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

Judy Van Hamilton

Memorial Video

Kayla Machen, LRSO

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

Shannon Baker, LRSO
2301 S. Unversity Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
srbaker@uada.edu 

AEHC Education Committee
July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025

Chair/Project Books Karla Wadley, Lawrence County
110 W. Poplar
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
870-623-1434
karladwadley@sbcglobal.net 
Delta District Director

Rhonda Bogoslawski, Clay County
522 Maple St
Rector, AR 72461
573-823-3847
r.bogoslawski@yahoo.com 

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

Tammy Osment, Poinsett County 
14271 Hwy 163 
Harrisburg, AR 72432 
870-557-4393 
trosment@yahoo.com 

Ouachita District Director

Jeanette Deaton, Pike County
142 Bowen Rd. 
Delight, AR 71940
870-210-0657 
Jeanette_deaton@hotmail.com 

Ouachita Associate District Director

Mary Reeves, Hot Spring County
1317 Owen St 
Malvern, AR 72109
501-337-4550
501-337-6467

bethreeves349@gmail.com  

Ouachita Associate District Director

Valerie Pilgreen, Miller County
2645 MC 9 
Fouke, AR 71837 
Miller County 
903-276-8169 
valsblogs@yahoo.com 

Ozark District Director Sarah Gurley, Stone County 
735 Mossy Ridge Rd.
Mountain View, AR 72560 
870-13-7256 
thescentgurl@gmail.com 
Ozark Associate District Director

Shannon Davis, Crawford County
1208 Rena Rd
Van Buren, AR 72956
479-689-9838 
shannondavis0905@icloud.com 

   
State 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 and Blog

vacant

 

EHC Administrative Specialist

vacant

 

EIN Coordinator/Raffle Mary King, Washington County
479-409-6755

mkbanklady@gmail.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
State Project Chair Dot Hart, Jefferson County
1909 West Holland Ave.
White Hall, AR 71602
859-351-1340
dotleedunn@aol.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

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

District Director Nomination Form

In odd-numbered years, return this form and attachments to your AEHC District Director by May 15th.

District Director Consent of Nominee Form

In odd-numbered years, return this form to the EHC Administrative Specialist at the State Office at 2301 South University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204 by May 15th.

AEHC State Officer Nomination Form

In even-numbered years, return this form to the EHC Administrative Specialist at the State Office at 2301 South University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204 by May 15th.

AEHC Consent of Nomination Form

In even-numbered years, return this form to the EHC Administrative Specialist at the State Office at 2301 South University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204 by May 15th.

 

 

Bylaws and Standing Rules

  • Bylaws - July 18, 2023

    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 - July 18, 2023

    Standing rules relate to the details of administration of AEHC.

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