Lake County
Association for Home and Community Education
Washington County

About Us:

Lake County HCE was founded in 1932 and is presently composed of 106 members in seven Units, Mail Box, and Men Supporting HCE. We support HCE by being lifelong learners, supporting our community by volunteering, and stay current with the important issues of the day by participating in the programs and lessons presented each year.

Board Members/Other Responsibilities

  President: Angela Hicks
  Vice President: Barb Rowland
  Secretary: Candace Keegan
  Treasurer: Sandy Henke
  Cultural Enrichment Director: Pat Weitzmann
  Family & Community Issues Director: Ann Drevalas
  International Director: Jane Ellen Keroson
  Volunteer Positions  
  CVH: (starting September 2021) Barbara Rowland
  Newsletter Editor Candace Keegan

Programming & Lessons

Lake County HCE offers a variety of lessons. Many are developed by the University of Illinois Extension and we enlist local experts/presenters for other lessons.
Examples are:
I’m Positive, I’m Aging
Modern Food Trends
Migrating Birds That Visit Lake County; Cast Iron Cooking
Food & Drug Interactions
What’s New In The Kitchen
Safety In Today’s World
Medical Identity Theft
Uses for Citrus Peel
Fixings & Nibbles For The Holiday Season,  just to name a few

Annual Events

Cultural Enrichment Day is normally held in October where a program, lunch, and a Heritage Arts Contest for members is held. Programming themes vary from year to year.

International Day is normally held in November. The Country of Study changes each year. We have a yearlong study of the country’s culture, government, food, etc. We celebrate and embrace the country through presentations and tasting their cuisine.

Attending Programming and Events

If you live in the Lake County, Illinois area and would like to join us for any of these, call the Extension Office at (847) 223-8627 to make a reservation.

Contact for Membership

If you live in the Lake County, Illinois area and would like to join us, contact
Barb Rowland, Vice President at (847) 508-1534, or E-Mail,