Edgar County HCE news
In This Issue
- SPECIAL NOTE
- INFO NEEDED TO BE PUT IN NEWSLETTER
- ***Edgar County H.C.E. Board Members***
- WORDS FROM THE PRESIDENT
- WORDS FROM 2ND VICE PRESIDENT
- WORDS FROM INTERNATIONAL
- WORDS FROM WAYS AND MEANS
- WORDS FROM CVH COORDINATOR
- Do you want a pen-friend in another country? Check this out.
- June, 2017 Minor Lesson Summer Travel Tips for Diabetes
- SUPPORT FUND GRANTS REMINDER
- HOST HOMES NEEDED
- SIGNIFICANCE OF FLAG DAY 2017
- Are you looking for some entertainment for your children or grandchildren for the summer? University of Illinois Extension has some fun programs they might enjoy!
Date Time Unit Hostess
June 8 11:30 am Redmon Night Red Oak Inn
June 12 7:00 pm Happy Homemakers Art Center Beth Sablotny
June 13 1:30pm Bell Ridge Nancy Hansel, Hostess Kate Morecraft, Lesson
June 22 7:00pm Chrisman Nite Glenda Milam & Trudi Brinkley, Hostesses
Mary Marvin, Major Lesson
June27 1:30pm Stratton Pat Brazelton, Hostess, Marge Hougland, Lesson
June 24 4-H Barbeque 4-H Fairgrounds
July 18-20 NVON Conference Raleigh, North Carolina
July 21-26 4-H Fair 4-H Fairgrounds
Please send list of members and officers to Pat Brazelton, 2nd Vice President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2131 N High St., Paris, IL 61944
INFO NEEDED TO BE PUT IN NEWSLETTER
Please send unit meeting dates and times along with hostesses and major lesson leader to Marilyn Daughhetee, 1205 Claytonia Terrace, St. Louis, MO 63117 or email email@example.com.
***Edgar County H.C.E. Board Members***
President – Beth Sablotny, 217-822-3883.......................................firstname.lastname@example.org
First Vice – Paula Coombes, 465-4057……………..…….........email@example.com
Second Vice – Pat Brazelton, 463-2217...............................................firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary – PLEASE VOLUNTEER FOR THE REMAINING 1 YEAR OF TERM
Treasurer – Dana Stites, 251-9297…………………………. ...email@example.com
Int'l/Family Issues/P. Relations , Martha Fox, 217-822-0115.........firstname.lastname@example.org
Cultural Enrichment/Community Outreach --Peggy Cline..................................463 4685,
Ways & Means – Dona Hoult, 217-822-2419..............................email@example.com
If you see an article you would like to share with the membership at large, please send to Marilyn Daughhetee, 1205 Claytonia Terrace St., St. Louis, MO 63117. Or firstname.lastname@example.org (P.S. Unit news should be sent to the same address.) Due date is still the 12th of each month. Thanks for your cooperation in making HCE the best it can be!
WORDS FROM THE PRESIDENT
Hello from Seattle!
My mom and I are on our way to Alaska, a life long dream for her. I will be walking atop an ancient glacier and watching for whale, moose and bear. It is vacation time for so many of us. Do you have any big plans for summer travel on your calendar?
There is a very important event that I hope everyone is planning to attend, our annual ECHCE food stand at the 4-H fair July 23rd to July 26. It's so important that everyone signs up to help as often as possible. This year each unit is challenged to fill all their slots by recruiting local "celebrity" talent to help serve. The unit with the most outside volunteers will receive special recognition during HCE week in the fall. See you in July!
Beth SablotnyCounty President,
WORDS FROM 2ND VICE PRESIDENT
Did you know that the State 2nd Vice President, Angela Hicks, is continuing her challenge to all HCE members to gain new members? She is presenting each county with a "pearl" for each new member we gain during the year. Last year, we received 1 "pearl". Wouldn't it be neat if we worked together and receive many, many pearls this year? It has been said "no grit, no pearl"! For IAHCE this means "grit" is effort, opportunity and responsibility to find the "pearl" or new member. So what countywide activity would you suggest for us to do this year to obtain "pearls"? "Pearls don't lie on the seashore, if you want one you must dive for it."
Be sure and send names of any new members to me as I have a special report form to complete for the State 2nd Vice President, Angela Hicks.
County 2nd Vice President
WORDS FROM INTERNATIONAL
This year the country we are to study is the Philippines. I'm asking for help! If anyone knows of someone who has visited this country or has lived there and would be willing to give a program on the country, I would appreciate you letting me know.
We don't have to study the country they chose, so if you know of someone who has been to a country and would give a presentation, that is a possibility also. My contact info is listed under board members.
WORDS FROM WAYS AND MEANS
At the first HCE Board meeting, we discussed ideas and activities that members have enjoyed in the past. We will be open to any ideas from our entire membership also.
As a new board member and am filling an office that has been empty for awhile, I will try to assist the HCE Board in any way to make our county better, bigger and more. Please send any suggestions to me by email or phone, which are listed under Board Members.
Ways and Means
WORDS FROM CVH COORDINATOR
A little reminder that your time and effort is appreciated even when you might not know it. Remember to keep track of those CVH hours over the summer
You Never Know
By Helen L. Marshall
You never know when someone
May catch a dream from you
You never know when a little word
Or something you may do
May open up the windows
Of a mind that seals a light
The way you love, may not matter at all
But you never know it might.
And just in case it could be
That another's life, through you
Might possibly change for the better
With a broader and brighter view
It seems it might be worth a try
At pointing the way to the right
Of course it may not matter at all,
But then again…it might
Do you want a pen-friend in another country? Check this out.
IAHCE International director, Pat Weitzmann, recently received word from the ACWW that her application for Friendship Link Coordinator for the USA area has been approved. Pat will work with all members of ACWW in the USA seeking pen friends in the USA matching them to pen friends in other countries of the world.
Pat currently has two persons from England seeking a pen-friend from the USA. If anyone is interested in or would like further information contact:
ACWW Friendship Links Coordinator - USA
23485 Eagle's Nest Road, Antioch, IL 60002
WHATEVER YOU DO, ALWAYS GIVE 100 PERCENT...
...UNLESS YOU ARE DONATING BLOOD.
June, 2017 Minor Lesson Summer Travel Tips for Diabetes
As summer nears, thoughts may be drifting towards spending time outside enjoying the warmth of the sun or taking a much anticipated vacation. Having diabetes requires a little more thought and preparation when planning an outing or vacation than might be necessary for others. Unexpected delays or a change of plans can prove to be a challenge for keeping blood glucose stable.
Planning ahead for all the "what if's" can prepare you for the unexpected! Nobody expects to have car trouble, a flat tire, a delayed flight, lost luggage, or any number of inconveniences. Unfortunately, for someone dependent on diabetes medication and monitoring, these inconveniences can quickly turn into a potentially dangerous situation. Being prepared for the unexpected can be the difference in managing your blood glucose or spending time in the emergency room.
- Pack extra medication and supplies. Don't forget extra test strips, syringes, glucagon, glucose tablets, and batteries for your insulin pump. It's wise to pack twice as much as needed. Ask your doctor for a prescription for your insulin or oral medications to take along in case of an emergency. If you use an insulin pump, ask your pump company if they will provide a backup.
- Keep medications close at hand. Avoid placing medications in the trunk or in checked baggage. Extreme temperatures can be harmful to medication. Keep medications in the original containers and in a separate bag from toiletries as requested by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Diabetes medication and supplies are allowed to go over the 3.4-liquid ounce limit for carry-ons.
- Take extra care. If you need to inject insulin while in the air be aware that the air pressure can make using a vial and syringe to draw up insulin more difficult. Care must be taken not to inject air into the bottle.
- Medical bracelet or necklace. It is wise to wear a medical bracelet or necklace identifying that you have diabetes. Carry a health card that includes your current medications, emergency contacts, and doctor's contact information. If traveling in non-English speaking countries, learn how to say a few diabetes-related words in the language of the country you are visiting. Being able to say "I have diabetes" or ask for orange juice could come in handy.
- Pack snacks and/or glucose tablets for low blood sugar. Access to food can be untimely when traveling, so always pack a juice box, banana, crackers, peanut butter crackers, granola bar or glucose tablets.
- Test your glucose often. Many factors can throw off your blood glucose when traveling. Unfamiliar foods, different activity levels, and changing time zones are factors that may affect your blood glucose levels. Plan time for injecting insulin, taking medications, and checking glucose levels.
- Pamper your feet. Vacations, or even day trips usually involve a lot of walking. First and foremost, wear comfortable shoes. This isn't the time to break-in a new pair of shoes! Don't go barefoot either. Check your feet on a regular basis for blisters or broken skin. To keep blood flowing well on long flights, or anytime you have been sitting for long periods of time, point and flex your ankle regularly and get up and move around when possible.
- Plan ahead for a health emergency. If medical care is needed seek a recommendation for a doctor from your hotel. If traveling out of the U.S. a list of English speaking doctors is available from the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers at www.iamat.org.
Diabetes and Food
Planning ahead is just as important when it comes to eating, whether traveling or just enjoying the days of summer with friends and family at the beach or a back yard barbeque. Keeping up with your healthy lifestyle habits like regular physical activity, meal planning, glucose monitoring, and taking medication will help keep you on track. When invited to a summer picnic or barbeque consider offering to bring a dish to share. This will assure a healthy option. Don't skip meals and snacks. Depending on your meal plan and medication needs, it may be possible to eat a smaller meal earlier in the day to leave a little more room for the party. Care should be taken to plan wisely for carb and insulin needs and maintain a balance throughout the day. Spacing carbohydrate intake evenly though out the day helps keep blood glucose stable. Consider the following to enjoy the flavors of the season and keep glucose controlled:
- Don't forget hidden ingredients. Brown sugar added to barbeque sauce or baked beans are sometimes overlooked when counting carbs. Although mayonnaise, sour cream or cream cheese don't add carbs, they add lots of calories. Think about taking a smaller serving of baked beans or potato salad and an extra serving of grilled veggies to keep carb intake balanced.
- Make substitutions. Instead of adding a lot of mayo to that grilled chicken sandwich, experiment with different mustards and load it up with lettuce, tomato, avocado, spinach, or even grilled onions and peppers.
- Stick with lean, grilled meat, poultry, or fish. There are many delicious grilled options from chicken kabobs, grilled salmon to turkey burgers.
- Load up on veggies! Cut up your favorite raw veggies and enjoy with hummus, or a dip made from non-fat Greek yogurt. A green salad, vegetable kabobs, or a variety of grilled vegetables are great ways to round out a meal.
- Alcohol in moderation. It's easy to lose track of what you are eating after a few drinks. Not to mention, there is carbohydrate in beer, dessert wines, and regular soda if used in cocktails. Moderation is considered one alcoholic beverage per day for women and two for men.
- Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water! Add a slice of lemon or lime or try out sparkling or mineral water for a change. Sugar-free lemonade or unsweetened iced tea are also great thirst quenchers on a hot summer day.
- Enjoy fresh fruit. Nothing says summer like sliced watermelon or strawberries. Sometimes these sweet treats are enough to satisfy that yearning to reach for a brownie.
SUPPORT FUND GRANTS REMINDER
Is your county planning a special event or activity?
Will it reach a lot of people? OR, are you planning
something that could be used by other counties as a
learning tool? If the answer is yes to any/all the
above, consider applying for a monetary grant from
the IAHCE Support Fund.
Hopefully, you saw the display with trifolds and
application handouts at Annual Conference. The
guidelines and application form can also be found in
the guidebook (pages 64-65) on our website:
Applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2017.
Send to the newly elected State 1st Vice Sharon
Middleton, 1190 Chelsea Way, Decatur, IL 62526.
The applications will be discussed by the Support
Fund State Advisory Committee in August and
counties will be notified of their decisions by
September 1, 2017.
HOST HOMES NEEDED
March 5-April 5, 2018
2-4 day stay
International Homemaker Exchange participant from Australia. Check out the IAHCE State newsletter May, 2017 issue for more details about Sara Kenny.
Submit Host Application
By October 1, 2017
(Page 41-IAHCE Guidebook
Contact Pat Weitzmann
SIGNIFICANCE OF FLAG DAY 2017
Flag Day 2017 is a holiday observed annually on June 14. It is a day that commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States that took place in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this day.
Are you looking for some entertainment for your children or grandchildren for the summer? University of Illinois Extension has some fun programs they might enjoy!
*Archery Exhibition and Ag Olympics at the Martinsville Ag Fair
Monday, June 12 6 p.m. Martinsville Fairgrounds, Martinsville
Come out & watch 4-H'ers from Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties compete in
an archery shoot, hay bale roll, tractor tire toss and more.
*4-H Cooking School
Wednesday, June 14 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Edgar County Extension,
210 W. Washington St., Paris Children in 4th grade and older are invited to this
fun day of learning their way around the kitchen, making some yummy food and
more. Cost is $10 for 4-H'ers, $15 for non-4-H'ers.
*Flag Raising Program and Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, June 14 6 p.m. Clark County Extension Office
*Cupcake Decorating Workshop
Tuesday, June 20 10 a.m. – noon Edgar County Extension Office
Learn basic cake decorating techniques taught by Lauren Eloe 4-H alum
Cost is $10 for 4-H'ers, $15 for non-4-H'ers
*Edgar County 4-H Fair
Friday, July 21 – Wednesday, July 26 Edgar County 4-H Fairgrounds
Check out the exhibits and see the animals, then enjoy a delicious lunch or supperat the HCE Food Stand.