HCE (Home and Community Education) Programs

HCE logo 2015Richland County Home and Community Education

What is HCE?

HCE is a non-profit organization that partners with Division of Extension Human Development & Relationships Programs, at both the state and county level, to bring quality educational programming to our members and our communities.  Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education, Inc. (WAHCE) is a statewide organization with a written agreement with Division of Extension Human Development & Relationships Programs, that works with both the county level organizations,and State and National levels.

In our county organizations we work with our Human Development & Relationships Educators and look to that person for advice.  One of the past deans of Extension, Carl O’Connor, called HCE and Extension “a long and successful partnership.” He said. “This organization represents the spirit of sharing and community involvement that makes Wisconsin a better place to live for all of us.” We work with the Human Development & Relationships Educators who guide us in that service to our members and our communities.

What is Richland County HCE?

The Richland County Association for Home and Community Education is a non-profit, educational and charitable organization that involves members in identifying and problem solving, individual, family and community issues.  It is an organization that provides educational programs for its members who then share it with family, friends, and neighbors.

2023 Richland County HCE Executive Board

President: Vacant                                     Community Outreach: Cecile Haugh

Secretary: Eileen Eberle                           Cultural/Textile Arts: Diane Dalberg

Treasurer: Deb Winzenried                       International: Kathy Fanta

Membership: Vacant                                Program Coordinator: Eileen Eberle


2023 Club Representatives:

County Line: Eileen Eberle

Five Points Gals: Diane Dalberg & Sheila Bradford

Town and Country: Lynette Schwichtenberg

Yuba: Kathy Fanta

HCE Membership

Membership is open to all persons without regard to age, sex, color, ethnic origin, creed, marital status, sexual orientation or economic circumstances.  There is a Club Membership or Individual Membership.  A Club Membership is a group that meets regularly to learn new things, get up-to-date information on the home and community, get involved in the community with various projects and events, and ultimately to have fun and companionship.  An Individual Membership is a person that would like to be involved in HCE but can not attend regular meetings.  They would still benefit from the educational opportunities and materials presented and of interest to him/her.

Membership dues: Annual membership in HCE is $10.00

Clubs in the Richland County Area:

County Line, Five Points Gals, Town and Country, Yuba

County Projects:

Spring Banquet, Culver’s Share Night, Bake Sale, various knitted/crocheted items for the community, Emergency Overnight Bags, and more!

For more information

Contact the Richland County HCE Membership Chairperson:  Kathy Fanta, 608-604-0759

Contact the Extension Richland County, 1000 Highway 14 West, Richland Center, WI  53581, (608) 647-6148

You can also visit the state WAHCE website at www.wahceinc.org

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