Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council
Since 1912, members of the Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council (AEHC), have made
it their mission to empower individuals and families to improve their lives through
continuing education, leadership development, and community service.
The organization is one of the largest nonprofit volunteer groups in the state with
a membership of 4,400 and over 350 clubs. Extension Homemakers, the Cooperative Extension
Service, University of Arkansas, and the United States Department of Agriculture are
partners in providing education to families throughout Arkansas.
75 Years of Service
2016 Award winner: Marie Price from Prairie County was recognized for 75 years of
service to Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council. Making presentation is Dr. Donald
Bobbitt, President of University of Arkansas System and Dr. Lisa Washburn, Assistant
Professor – Health.
74 Years of Service
Bea Thompson from Conway County was recognized for 74 years of service to AEHC. Not
pictured: Beulah Wright from Saline County for 75 years of service and Gail West from
Lawrence County for 70 years of service.
Bylaws and Standing Rules
AEHC bylaws form the policy of the state organization. Each council and club must
write their own bylaws and submit a copy to the Volunteer Coordinator's office. A
copy of all revised or updated bylaws must be submitted to the Volunteer Coordinator's
- Standing Rules
Standing rules relate to the details of administration of AEHC.