Jersey County
Association for Home and Community Education

About Us:

Chartered on May 14, 1931, Jersey County HCE presently has 95 members - 32 of which are "Mailbox Members" who may not be able to attend regular meetings.

Mary Lou Hess, Sandy Bechtold and Elizabeth A. Schwab with Ashlea Eads of St. Clares’ Hospital in Alton, IL where we donated the Dignity Robes that our HCE group had sewn for cancer patients to wear when receiving treatment.


Elizabeth A. Schwab, Publicity Director
Phone:  (618) 639-4192   /   Email Address:

Jersey County HCE Lessons for Living 2015
    All Programs are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month unless marked with *
    All lessons held at the Jerseyville library unless also noted

  January 16, 2015 "Service Dogs and People with Disabilities"             
Joann Kuebrich, (U of I)
  February 19, 2015
"Comfort Food - CHOCOLATE - What's the Surprise?"
Presented by Local Leaders
  *March 26, 2015
   (4th Thursday)
"Keeping Up with Your Grandchildren's Technology"
Presented by Terri Miller, U of I
  April 16, 2015 "Lactose Intolerance and Label Reading" - Presented by Lisa Peterson, District 18, Nutrition & Wellness Educator, U of I
  *May 14, 2015
84th Annual Meeting - (Theme IAHCE - "Come Together & Walk with HCE") - Guest Speaker, Katie Thiel - Peace United Church of Christ, Glenda Ave. in Jerseyville - 10am
Registration at 9:30am   (Confirmed)
  June 18, 2015 "Canning" - Presented by Lisa Peterson, District 18, Nutrition & Wellness Educator, U of I
  *July 23, 2015
   (4th Thursday)
"Vintage Quilts & History of Quilting" -  Presented by Jan Coats from Patchwork Plus.  (Confirmed)
  August 2015 VACATION MONTH - Package Lesson from the University of Illinois - "Live Your Bucket List".
  September 17, 2015 "Tour of Historic Jerseyville" -  Jersey County Historical Society 
11am & Lunch at 518 - Noon (Confirmed)
  *October , 2015
   (2nd Thursday)
HCE-WEEK - International Country of Study - The Baltic States
  November 19, 2015 "Maximizing Your Slow Cooker" - Presented by Lisa Peterson, District 18, Nutrition & Wellness Educator, U of I
  *December 1, 2015
   (1st Wednesday)
Annual Countywide Christmas Party & Brunch – 10 a.m. at the Jerseyville library meeting room.  Bring covered dish suitable for brunch or Christmas goodies.  Also, bring a two (2) $1.00 gifts for game prizes and $10.00 (optional) gift exchange.

Location of County Lessons:

Jerseyville Public Library - 105 N Liberty St, Jerseyville, IL 62052

Units in Jersey County and Meeting Days are:

  Elsah Unit Fourth Thursday - Noon meeting
  Fidelity Unit First Friday - Morning meeting
  Fieldon Unit Second Thursday - Morning meeting
  Jerseyville "B" Unit First Thursday - Morning meeting
  McClusky Unit Fourth Tuesday - Evening meeting
  Panhandle Unit Second Wednesday - Afternoon meeting

Jersey County and State Board Members shown below:

From Left are: Mary M. Thompson, Fieldon Unit non-voting delegate - International Director;   Joann Kuebrich,
Elsah Unit - Cultural Enrichment Director;   Elizabeth A Schwab, Jerseyville "B" Unit - Secretary/Treasurer,
Publicity Director and Newsletter Editor;   Mary Lou Hess, Fidelity Unit - 2nd Vice President, Membership;
Doris June Gettings, Feldon Unit - 1st Vice President, Programs;   Sandra Bechtold, McClusky Unit - President;
Marilyn Schaefer, District 6 Director for IAHCE and Jane Chapman, President for IAHCE.