Adams County
Association for Home and Community Education
Adams County

About Us:

Established in 1918 the HCE organization has been thriving in Adams County and we will be celebrating our 100th Anniversary all year.  Over the years lessons and interests have changed but our purpose of Home and Community Education is to disseminate information about topics that are interesting and vital to modern day women and families.  Members participate in many community projects.  In addition, social and "just for fun" activities are held and enjoyed by both members and guests.  Guests are always welcome at our monthly unit, book club and/or quilt club meetings.

Our current membership is 148, and divided between 10 units, 1 mailbox unit and three special interest groups (HCE Book Club, HCE Quilt League and HCE Card Club).

Membership dues are $15.00 a year for an active member.  Come join us!

ACHCE Contacts are: Nancy Aden;   (217) 696-2585 or
  Heather Ator;   (217) 224-1163.

2017-2018 Adams County HCE Board Members:   

Heather Ator
Judy Milfs
1st Vice President
Sandy McKelvie (Lessons)
Ginny Miller (Lessons)
2nd Vice President Nancy Aden (Membership)
Secretary Mary Ann Peter
Treasurer Edna Flesner
Cultural Enhancement Susan Sprague
Family & Community Issues/
Heather Ator
Public Relations Leslie Geschwandner
Volunteer Hours
Pat Lawber
Nadine Preston
Subject Matter Judy Milfs
Ways & Means Mary Voorhis
Acorn Editor Linda Chezem
North District Director Bonnie Peters
South District Director Joyce Welsh
East District Director Barb Higley
West District Director Pat Vaughn

Units and Meeting Times are:

  Beverly/Liberty 4th Tuesday 1:30 p.m.
  Burton/Plainville Day 2nd Tuesday 1:00 p.m.
  Camp Point Extension 2nd Thursday 3:00 p.m.
  Chatton 4th Thursday 1:30 p.m.
  GEM 3rd Monday 1:00 p.m.
  Paloma 1st Monday 7:00 p.m.
  Quincy Tumbleweeds 2nd Monday 7:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. "Winter"
  Quinsippi 1st Tuesday 6:30 p.m.
  Sunshine Girls 2nd Thursday 11:00 a.m.
  Unity Nite 3rd Monday 1:00 p.m.

Special Interest Groups:

Quilt League 2nd Wednesday of the month
   (Farm Bureau Basement)
 9:00 a.m.
HCE Book Club 3rd Wednesday of the month 11:00 a.m.
     (*) Apr 18, 2018  "The Nightingale"
    by Kristin Hannah
11:00 a.m.
     (*) May 16, 2018  "Jayber Crow"
    by Wendell Barry 
11:00 a.m.
   * Discussions at:
       Cheryl Loatsch Studio 
Sunrise Bakery & Cafe'
334 South 48th St., Quincy, IL

Lessons for Living 2017-2018: (Open to the Public)
            Held in the Farm Bureau Basement
                330 S. 36th Street; Quincy, IL.   62301

  Mar 20, 2018 Creating a NO Waste Kitchen; 6:00-7:00 p.m.
   (to be presented at the April 2018 Meeting)
  Apr 17, 2018 Native Plants/Native Insects and Other Environment; 10:00-11:00 a.m.
   (to be presented at the May 2018 Meeting)

Cultural Enrichment Events for 2017-2018:
            Held in the Farm Bureau Basement; 330 S. 36th Street; Quincy, IL.   62301


Other Activities for 2018:

  Apr 24, 2018 Adam's County HCE 55th Annual Meeting/Dinner; 6:00 p.m.
   St. Brigid Church; 706 N. Main; Liberty, IL
      (doors open at 5:15 p.m.)
  May 30, 2018 Countywide Annual Salad Luncheon; 11:30 a.m.
   Farm Bureau Basement

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