Edgar County HCE news
In This Issue
Date Time Unit Hostess
May 3 1:30 pm Redmon Night
pm EAT LOCAL, EAT HEALTHY IN EDGAR COUNTY
May 14 6:00 pm Happy Homemakers Art Center
Beth Sablotny, Unit Leader
May 8 1:30 pm Bell Ridge
May 22 1:30 pm Stratton Pat Brazelton
Unit Leader-Marge Houghland
May 24 7:00 pm Chrisman Nite Betty Porter
May Major Lesson: Caregiver Self-Care
JUNE 1 Deadline for Food Stand unit sign-up sheets due to Beth Sablotny
June 1:30 pm Redmon Night
June 6:00 pm Happy Homemakers
June 1:30 pm Bell Ridge
June 26 1:30 pm Stratton Pat Brazelton Unit leader- Marge Houghland
June Chrisman Nite Time and place will be announced at May meeting
June Major Lesson: Health Insurance for People 65+
IMPORTANT: INFORMATION ABOUT 2018 FOOD STAND:
The unit sign-up sheets for the 2018 Food Stand have been sent out. Please make sure to mark your calendar when you have to work and when to bring your pies. It is very important that each unit fill all positions and bring all baked goods. Whether from home or the store, please plan to bring an 8"-9" diameter pie. This is best for cutting nicely sized desserts.
Our guest servers were very popular last year. Each unit has a few slots labeled "Celebrity Server" please ask your local celebrities to join in the fun and help out 4-H and HCE. If you need assistance, Peggy Cline may be able to help you fill these slots.
Our pickle pops were a surprise hit last year and we would like to announce two new specialty items this year – BBQ Burgers and BBQ Grilled Cheese! I can't wait to try them. LOL
Our success is based entirely on our members. Thank you to all for your hard work and dedication to our ECHCE Food Stand.
Please call your members to fill out and return to Elizabeth Sablotny P.O. Box 332 Paris, IL 61944 or email to email@example.com
DEADLINE: No Later Than June 1, 2018.
MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT:
I would like to say thanks for all you do for HCE and Edgar County. You do so much to make our community a better place for everyone.
The volunteer hours that you give to others translate into real dollars for all the organizations you work with. The average volunteer hour is now worth over $24 an hour. That means the 9,029 hours our members have contributed equals over $216,696 to our community.
Start tracking your hours now for 2018, I bet we can do even more this year.
Message from 1st Vice President:
Nice weather is almost here and it is time to start walking. Start out slow and gradually increase your pace. It is better to walk for a longer period of time than to walk fast and tolerate less. Set a goal that is realistic and remember to warm up for 3-5 minutes before and cool down for 3-5 minutes after your walking routine. Paula Coombes
A MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY:
ECHCE Board met on April 2, 2018 at the home of Pat Brazelton.
7 board members present. Minutes were read and approved.
1st Vice President Paula Coombes reported on attending the IAHCE Annual meeting in Effingham. She attended one day, Wednesday. Main speaker was from Australia. The next ACWW Triennial will be held in 2019 in Australia. Berniece Hayes received the People's Choice Award over all. She attended 1st Vice session and received many good ideas for upcoming ideas.
International Director Martha Fox was awarded the 2017 outstanding program on the country of Cuba held on ECHCE International Night in October, 2017.
Treasurer Dana Stites presented a treasures report. She reminded everyone that 2018 dues are due by May 1.
President Beth Sablotny announced the 4-H Food Stand sign-up sheets are to be completed by June 1. She also reported on the Eat Local Eat Healthy Event being held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the 4-H Fairgrounds.
Plans were completed for the 2018 ECHCE Annual Meeting. She announced that the IAHCE State President Jane Chapman and 2nd Vice President Angela Hicks will be attending the meeting.
Peggy Cline: Cultural Enrichment
Special news from our state level cultural art show. Berneice Hays won People's Choice Award for her hand embroidered president quilt. Congratulations!!!!
Our state Cultural Enrichment Chair has given us some new patterns. Here is what she had to say: "It is a pattern for a crochet walker caddy, one for a sewn caddy, and a drink cup caddy. These are good for nursing home patients, but you can also take them to hospitals, veterans homes, rehab places, any place where people are with walkers. Many people that use walkers are not in nursing homes. I want to make sure our own walker using members in my county have one, maybe you could also. Besides just being handy for them to carry their cell phones, the caddies help them to identify their walkers from the other 10 identical ones sitting in the hallway."
Each unit can use these in whatever way works for them. Good luck!
*Patterns are included later in this newsletter.
2018 ECHCE ANNUAL MEETING
Hats off to the Edgar County HCE County Board for a great annual meeting. It was great! Decorations were red, white and blue as the IAHCE Annual Conference had used.
The dinner served by McDaniels Catering was delicious. We had our choice of beef tips or chicken, salad with strawberries and raspberry vinaigrette and vegetables. Assorted desserts were served. The Mayo Leadership Club served.
Peggy Cline introduced the speaker for the evening, Valerie Funk, Quilt Artistry. She is from Terre Haute, IN. After a severe injury which lead to many surgeries, she had to find a new purpose in life. She always was an artistic person so she took a lot of classes at a junior college. After that someone encouraged her to take up quilting. She had to learn to sew and how to make quilts. She now makes outstanding quilts with a story behind each one. Her quilts are masterpieces which she hangs on the wall. Please check out her website to see many of the pieces she has on display. She encouraged all to "Aspire to Inspire before you Expire!"
Business meeting was then called to order. During the meeting, State President Jane Chapman encouraged us to have lessons to encourage younger women to become interested in HCE. Her county has been doing Then and Now lessons. One suggestion was a pie making lesson as it used to be done. The lesson was making pies using a jar ring as pie pan so you can have individual pies. And purchase the pie dough to make it.
2nd Vice President Angela Hicks said to think of your friends and neighbors. Ask them personally to go with you to a meeting. It's harder for them to refuse if you ask in person. While at a meeting, if your unit or county needs an officer, step forward and take an office. Don't complain you have done that before. It's time to step forward again. We have to pull together.
Mary Marvin and Betty Lewis, Chrisman Nite, conducted a memorial for all members deceased this past year. Chrisman Nite just lost a member, Carol Davidson, who had been a member for 34 years.
Nomination Committee Marge Houghland presented her report. Beth Sablotny for president; Dana Stites for Treasurer; Dona Hoult for Cultural Enrichment Director; Carole Halloran for International Director; Paula Coombes for 1st Vice President/Secretary and Pat Brazelton for 2nd Vice President. Motion was made to accept slate and motion passed. District 5 Director Kathleen Emery installed the officers.
A MESSAGE FROM 2ND VICE PRESIDENT:
The following is a corrected list of the number of years each member has belonged to HCE.
Dorene Irish 75
Marge Houghland 54
Maxine Cochran 66
Mary C. Alexander 51
Alberta Steiner 65
Betty Lewis 52
Joan Mattingly 65
Barbara Switzer 50
Marilyn Daughhetee 49
Lulu Belle Wright 39
Dona Hoult 47
Mary Marvin 37
Carole Halloran 47
Vera Pratt 37
Trudi Brinkley 47
Gay Tegeler 34
Marty Webster 45
Paula Coombes 34
Diane Williams 41
Cora Jean Froman 29
Shirley Ross 27
Martha Fox 26
Betty Porter 25
Neil Porter 25
Pat Brazelton 25
Pat Brazelton, 2nd Vice President
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT: ECHCE Spring Event:
You have seen the "Save the Date" notice for a Spring 2018 countywide meeting in the last few newsletters? We are so happy to be able to tell you all about it now.
In cooperation with the NVON Project in Common 2016-18, "Eat Local, Eat Healthy in Edgar County" will emphasize the local foods movement in our area. Our food now travels an average of 1500 miles before reaching our plates. This is not good for our environment, health, community or taste buds.
Saturday, May 5th from 9:00 a.m.-noon, we will feature local food producers from all corners of the county. Local honey producers, bakers, gardeners, students and CSA's will share all the local food delights that Edgar County has to offer. We will end the morning with a light lunch made from locally produced ingredients (and finish up with some local ice cream.)
10 tickets have been sent to each unit for sale. The cost is $7 per person. Please plan to bring a friend and support the local foods movement in our area.