Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council
Our mission is to empower individuals and families through informal education in Family and Consumer Sciences, leadership development, and community service. EHC has a statewide membership of 3,700 people with over 320 clubs. With such a widespread membership, a variety of clubs, and an array of projects, there are many opportunities to get involved with EHC!
It’s that time of year again! District Rallies are back!
District Rallies will be held October 19, 21, and 26! The theme this year is “AEHC- Building a Better Future”
Registration fee is $25 which includes lunch and snack. Deadline to register is Oct. 1. Add $10 late fee after Oct. 1. Number allowed to attend at each meeting may vary due to covid restrictions.
AEHC, in coordination with the U of A Division of Agriculture, and local officials at the time of the rally, attendees will follow guidelines regarding social distancing and wearing of masks at each facility.
Ozark, October 19 – U of A Community College at Morrilton:
1537 University Blvd., Morrilton. Parking permits will be sent to registrants. Limited to first 80 registrants. Lunch menu; pork tenderloin or chef salad (please specify if you want chicken breast on salad). You will be asked on registration which you prefer.
Driver must park in front after dropping off passengers. Parking permit should be visible from the dash of the car. Registrants will be emailed a parking permit.
Directions: Exit Hwy 40 at Morrilton
From Poor Farm Rd. turn left onto University Blvd., then left onto Timberwolf Drive. Look for Workforce Training Center. For handicapped, drop off at back employee lot, otherwise drop off at front door.
Delta, October 21 – White County Extension Office Civic Room:
2400 Old Searcy Landing Rd. Searcy, AR 72143
Limited to first 88 registrants. Lunch menu includes grilled chicken or green salad. You will be asked on registration which you prefer.
Ouachita, October 26 – Garland County Fairgrounds:
4831 US-270, Hot Springs.
Limited to first 70 registrants. Lunch menu includes BBQ or salad. You will be asked on registration which you prefer.
Directions: Exit I 30 at 98B. Travel on Hwy 270 for 43.2 miles. Hwy 270 becomes Malvern Rd. Look for Mel’s Southern Diner. Watch for signs and turn right at next road.
To make travel easier you may attend the rally and date of your choice.
Click on Information for AEHC District Rallies for additional instructions.
Food Insecurity Statewide Community Service Project
Food insecurity in Arkansas is on the rise. We are trying to bring awareness to this issue and be an ally to those in need.
What are we doing to help?
Addressing food insecurity is our statewide project. Members may volunteer at local food pantries, host food drives, and donate to local food pantries or food banks.
What are our goals?
- Provide one million meals by 2022. By focusing on food insecurity, we hope to make a difference by working together and lowering the number of people who do not have access to food.
- Partner with state food banks and local food pantries.
Roberta Shankle, Chairperson State AEHC Project
Reduce your risk of getting sick.
Follow CDC and Arkansas Department of Health recommendations:
- Get vaccinated.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Wear a face mask.
- Use social distancing (stay at least 6 feet away from others).
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
AEHC National and International Affiliate Organizations:
Laura Hendrix, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Personal Finance
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
2301 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204