Adams County
Association for Home and Community Education
Adams County

About Us:

Established in 1918 the HCE organization has been thriving in Adams County and we will be celebrating our 100th Anniversary all year.  Over the years lessons and interests have changed but our purpose of Home and Community Education is to disseminate information about topics that are interesting and vital to modern day women and families.  Members participate in many community projects.  In addition, social and "just for fun" activities are held and enjoyed by both members and guests.  Guests are always welcome at our monthly unit, book club and/or quilt club meetings.

Our current membership is 147, and divided between 10 units, 1 mailbox unit and three special interest groups (HCE Book Club, HCE Quilt League and HCE Card Club).

Membership dues are $15.00 a year for an active member.  Come join us!

ACHCE Contacts are: Joyce Welsh;   (217) 645-3257 or
  Heather Ator;   (217) 224-1163.

2018-2019 Adams County HCE Board Members:   

President Heather Ator
1st Vice President
Sandy McKelvie (Lessons)
Ginny Miller (Lessons)
2nd Vice President Joyce Welsh (Membership)
Secretary Susan Sprague
Treasurer Edna Flesner
Cultural Enhancement
Sara Huseman
Juanita Moss
Family & Community Issues/
Heather Ator
Public Relations Amy Looten
Volunteer Hours Pat Lawber
Subject Matter Judy Milfs
Ways & Means Mary Voorhis
ACORN Editor Linda Chezem
North District Director Bonnie Peters
South District Director Charlotte Green
East District Director Barb Higley
West District Director Pat Vaughn
  District 4 Director Mary Eustace  

Units in Adams County with Meeting Times are as follows:

  Beverly/Liberty 4th Tuesday 1:30 p.m.
  Burton/Plainville Day 2nd Tuesday 1:00 p.m.
  Camp Point Extension 2nd Thursday 3:00 p.m.
  Chatton 4th Thursday 1:30 p.m.
  GEM 3rd Monday 1:00 p.m.
  Paloma 1st Monday 7:00 p.m.
  Quincy Tumbleweeds 2nd Monday 7:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. "Winter"
  Quinsippi 1st Tuesday 6:30 p.m.
  Sunshine Girls 2nd Thursday 11:00 a.m.
  Unity Nite 3rd Monday 1:00 p.m.

Special Interest Groups:

Quilt League 2nd Wednesday of the month
   (Farm Bureau Basement)
 9:00 a.m.
HCE Book Club 3rd Wednesday of the month 11:00 a.m.
     (*) Sep 19, 2018  "The Inn at Rose Harbor"
    by Debbie Macomber
     (*) Oct 17, 2018  "Station 11"
    by Emily St. John Mandel 
     (*) Nov 21, 2018  "Between Sundays"
   by Karen Kingsbury
   (**) Dec 19, 2018  "An Hour Before Daylight"
   by Jimmy Carter
     (*) Jan 16, 2019  "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency"
   by Alexander McCall Smith
     (*) Feb 20, 2019  "A Man Called OVE"
   by Fredrik Bachman
     (*) Mar 20, 2019  "A Dilly of a Death"
   by Susan Wittig Albert
   (*) Apr 17, 2019  "The Pilot's Wife"
   by Anita Shreve
   (*) May 15, 2019  "Seabiscuit"
   by Laura Hillebrand
    (*)  Discussions at Cheryl Loatsch Studio Sunrise Bakery & Cafe,
334 South 48th Street, Quincy, Il
   (**)  Discussions at Tony's Too
HCE Card Club
  Will resume in Oct.
4th Wednesday
   (Farm Bureau Basement)
 11:00 a.m.

Lessons for Living 2018 / 2019: (Open to the Public)
            Held in the Farm Bureau Basement; 330 S. 36th Street; Quincy, IL.   62301


Cultural Enrichment Events for 2018 / 2019 are as follows:
            Held in the Farm Bureau Basement; 330 S. 36th Street; Quincy, IL.   62301

  Sep 26, 2018 Visit Pike County Historic Pittsfield.  Please call Juanita Moss,
   (217) 223-0480, with reservations NTL Tuesday, Sep 25.

Other Activities 2018 / 2019 are as follows:

  Aug 23, 2018 Adam's County Officers' Dinner; 6:00 p.m.; Farm Bureau Basement
  Oct 18, 2018 CELEBRATE 100 YEARS of HCE in Adams County; 4-7 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Basement.  Please bring non-perishable food item to be donated to Adams County food banks as your gift.

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