Home and Community Education

Door County Association for Home & Community Education is a nonprofit educational organization comprised of member clubs throughout the county.  Clubs meet on a monthly basis to learn from the educational programs, work on service projects and enhance an individual’s home life.

Membership:  Membership is open through contact a neighboring club or individual membership.   Contact the Door County Extension Office for more information at 920-746-2260.  Bi-monthly newsletters are provided to all paid members.
International:  Club members collect school supplies to be donated to the Nicaragua Partners of America Project as well as supplies for the Sewing and Baking Learning Project.
Education:  Within the guidelines of UW-Madison Division of Extension, members are provided with educational programs to enhance the quality of life in their homes and community.  Past programs included Growing Lavender, Mexican Cooking, Tours of interest such as Emergency Services and the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, trends in new cooking methods, and making pasta.
Service:  These are a sample of the programs/projects we do.  Brat frys are conducted at a local business to raise funds for community projects; volunteers read at elementary schools through the Wisconsin Bookworms Program and provide the students with books and book bags; community vegetable gardens are managed, sewing projects support the elderly in nursing homes and hospital and underprivileged women in sister countries; and donations to food pantries.


PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITIES

These programs are sponsored by Door County Home and Community Education.  Some programs are open to the general public.  Pre-registration one week in advance is required for most programs.

ON THE HCE CALENDAR …

  • December 1 — Club re-enrollment forms due:  Roster, Committees & Affirmative Action to the Extension office
  • December 15 — Club dues and Pennies for Friendship to Marilyn Kleist

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The program will walk you through the power point slides with the leader explanation included. There are many handouts that allow you to do as much as you want. Hope you take advantage of this offer and keep up HCE’s mission to bring educational programming to our members.
~ Door County Family and Community Life Coordinator


INTERESTED IN JOINING HCE?? … There are currently 7 organized clubs, plus the option of being an Individual Member in Door County.   Contact the Extension Office at 920-746-2260.  


Door County HCE Calendar of Events (examples)

January
   Executive Board meeting
   Clubs meet monthly on individual schedule and organize new year
February
   Healthy Lifestyle Survey begins and runs through May
March
   Healthy Lifestyle Survey continues
   Executive Board meeting
April
   Healthy Lifestyle Survey
   Education Program
   Door County HCE Spring Association Meeting
   Scholarship Applications are Due
   Northeast District Spring Meeting
May
   Healthy Lifestyle Survey
   Cultural Arts entries due
   Door County Spring Recognition Banquet
June
   Impact of HCE member contributions reports are due
   Education Program
   Brat Fry Fundraiser at Econo-Foods
July
   Executive Board Meeting
August
   No programs scheduled
   Door County Fair – August 10-14, 2022 .. HCE fair booth promotion
   Brat Fry Fundraiser at Econo-Foods
September
   Annual Kickoff meeting/potluck with an invitation for new members
   Education Program
   Sort and package books for Bookworms Program
   Brat Fry Fundraiser at Econo-Foods
October
   WAHCE Fall Northeast District Meeting
   Fall Door County Association Meeting
   Contributions collected for Nicaragua Partners Program
November
   Educational Program
   Clubs make tray favors and centerpieces for extended care unit at hospital.
December
   No programs scheduled
   Club Enrollment for new year due

 


If you have any questions regarding Human Development & Relationships in Door County, please contact:

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UW-Madison Division of Extension Door County
County Government Center
421 Nebraska Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: 920-746-2260
Office Hours: M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm
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