Macoupin County
Association for Home and Community Education

About Us:

Each organization has its champions.  Bertha O. Eldred was our champion and founder of HOME BUREAU in Macoupin County.  In the early years she traveled miles over the roads that were sometimes almost impassable to spread the word of Extension and unite the county for a worthy cause.  Following their footsteps of her father, founder of the 4-H movement, she gathered homemakers together and after two years of hard work saw a dream became a reality.  On October 24, 1930, Macoupin County Home Bureau emerged as the only professional organization for homemakers.  Bertha O. Eldred was elected the organizations first president, an office she held for two years.


Carol Rimar, Public Relations
Phone:  (217) 999-7923

Macoupin Counties Board Members:

  President Donna Greenslade
  1st Vice President Carol Pollo
  2nd Vice President Mary Lou Griffith
  Secretary Cynthia Rhodus
  Treasurer Kay Kalaher
  Public Relations Carol Rimar
  Cultural Enrichment Vickie Laughlin
  International Linda Cruthis
  Family & Community Issues Cindy Tipps
  CVH Joyce Duelm

HCE Board Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Macoupin County Extension Office

Macoupin Counties 11 units are:

  Bird Nilwood
  Dandy Doers Scottville
  Do More Staunton
  Monday Niters Stitch & Stir
  Modelite Town & Country
  Mt. Olive  

We have 110 regular members and 6 mailbox members for a total of 116 members.

Upcoming Lessons for 2021 Year:

  January "Mad About Muffins"
  February "Weighing in on Sleep"
  March "Essential Oils"
  April "Building Resiliency in Yourself and Your Organization"
  May "How to Save on Travel"
  June "One Pot/One Pan Meals"
  July "Medical Identity Theft"
  August Vacation Month
  September "Five Flavors:  How the Palate Changes"
  October "What Healthy Behavior Do You Practice "
  November "Mediterranean and Other Diets"
  December Unit's Choice

Location of County Lessons:

Our lessons are presented at the University of Illinois Extension Office, #60 Carlinville Plaza, Carlinville, IL. 62026.
Phone (217) 854-9604

County Meetings and Programs: