Macoupin County
Association for Home and Community Education

About Us:

Each organization has its champions.  Bertha O. Eldred was our champion and founder of HOME BUREAU in Macoupin County.  In the early years she traveled miles over the roads that were sometimes almost impassable to spread the word of Extension and unite the county for a worthy cause.  Following their footsteps of her father, founder of the 4-H movement, she gathered homemakers together and after two years of hard work saw a dream became a reality.  On October 24, 1930, Macoupin County Home Bureau emerged as the only professional organization for homemakers.  Bertha O. Eldred was elected the organizations first president, an office she held for two years.

Contact:

Joyce Duelm, Public Relations
Phone:  (217) 999-6181

Macoupin Countys 10 units are:

  Bird Mt. Olive
  Dandy Doers Nilwood
  Do More Scottville
  Medora Stitch & Stir
  Modelite Town & Country

We have 155 regular members and 17 mailbox members for a total of 172 members.

Upcoming Lessons for 2015 Year:

  January "Superstitions"
  February "The ABC's of GMO's"
  March "Parenting 101"
  April "Mindfulness & Soul Care"
  May "Container Gardening"
  June "Someday is today, Live Your Bucket List Now"
  July "Cooking With Fresh Vegetables"
  August                        Vacation Month
  September "Fall Desserts"
  October "Health Insurance for People Over 65+ Years"
  November "Eating Well at Your Age"
  December                       Christmas Party

Location of County Lessons:

Our lessons are presented at the University of Illinois Extension Office, #60 Carlinville Plaza, Carlinville, IL. 62626.
Phone (217) 854-9604

County Meetings and Programs:

We have 2 County Meetings each year.  Our 85th Annual Meeting is May 28, 2015, which consists of a catered meal, a business meeting, a program. memorial service and a silent auction.  In October, we have our Founder's Day meeting, consisting of a catered meal, a program, installation of officers for the coming year and "Entertaining for the Holiday's".