- I'd like to get involved! How do I become a member?
- Contact your county extension office to find a club near you. County Extension Offices
- Fill out the online request form below or call state AEHC office 501-671-2033 for additional information.
For more information about EH meetings, EH Club membership, or program benefits, contact your county Extension office. The Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.
Membership in these clubs and their program benefits are available to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the county Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible prior to the activity.
Creed, Mission Statement, Code of Ethics, Secretary Record Book, Powerpoint template
- Creed and Mission Statement and Code of Ethics
AEHC Creed and Mission Statement
It is our Mission to empower individuals and families and to improve the quality of living through continuing education, leadership development, and community service. The Extension Homemakers Creed outlines our beliefs.
Code of Ethics for all AEHC members
Ethical codes are adopted by organizations to assist members in understanding the difference between 'right' and 'wrong' and in applying that understanding to their decisions.
- Official EHC Powerpoint templateThis template is approved for all EHC presentations.
- AEHC Secretary/Treasurer Record Book
Record Book for each club to maintain
The book can be uploaded onto a computer to be filled in by computer or can be copied and filled out by hand.
Scholarships and Mini-Grants
- AEHC Extension Homemakers Scholarships
- AEHC Extension Homemakers Council Scholarship (Dr. Lynn Russell Memorial)
This is a $1000 scholarship awarded to a college junior majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences. Click above link for full criteria and application. Deadline for submitting to Melody Curtis at the state extension office is March 1.
- Young Extension Homemakers Scholarship
The purpose of this $75 scholarship is to allow a young EH member to attend the AEHC State Meeting. Recipient must be under 40 years of age. Click above link for full criteria and application. Deadline for submitting to Melody Curtis at the state extension office is May 15.
- Educational Mini-grants
The mini-grant's primary focus must be used for educational purposes, i.e. county-wide mammogram screening. The amount is not to exceed $500 a year for a maximum of two consecutive years. Click above for guidelines. Deadline for submitting to Melody Curtis at the state extension office is March 1.
Dates to Remember
State Officers and Committees
- State Officers and Committees
List of current officers and committee chairs with tenure.
List of current executive committee members with contact information
List of current planning committee members with contact information.
Vice-president is chair. District directors and associate district directors serve on the committee.
Members in this category include the EIN Representative, Membership Chair, Fundraisers guru which includes bingo and raffles and coordinator of the Ozark Mountain Folk Center tour each year.
- Nomination and Consent Forms
Elections held in odd-numbered years.
Return District Director Nomination Form, FCS 746, no later than May 15 to Melody Curtis at the state extension office.
Nominee must sign and have two recommendations.
Return District Director consent of Nominee Form, FCS 747, no later than May 15 to Melody Curtis at the state extension office.
Elections held in even-numbered years.
Return State Officer Nomination Form, FCS 744, no later than May 15 to Melody Curtis at the state extension office.
Consent must be submitted by person being nominated
Nominee is to fill out FCS 745 and return to Melody Curtis at the state extension office no later than May 15.
- AEHC Forms to be Submitted by August 1
County/Council Officer & Leader Mailing List
This form can be used to record club officers and/or council officers. Just indicate whether county or council at top of the form. Complete one form for council and one form for each club in your county. To be completed annually. Each year forward one copy to the county FCS agent by July 1 and one copy to Melody Curtis at the state extension office, by August 1.
Membership List for County Clubs
Each club is to submit a copy annually to their FCS agent by July 1. A copy should also be submitted to Melody Curtis at the state extension office by August 1 of each year.
Annual Financial Report
Deadline for this report to Melody Curtis at the state extension office is August 1. This form can be utilized for club/council. You may also submit a copy of your financials in the format you have chosen to use as long as it gives the same information.
County Treasurer/s Report
This completed form accompanies check payable to AEHC, to the state treasurer for annual dues of members and clubs.
General Data Form (replaces G9)
A copy of this form is sent to the state treasurer, along with FCS 748 (County Treasurer's Report) and the check for dues no later than August 1. A copy is also sent to Melody Curtis at the state extension office, along with FCS 376 and FCS 377, no later than August. 1
- Name Badge Order Form
Name Badge Order Form
January and August are ordering months. Submit form and one check to your District Director no later than February 1 or September 1.
- Miscellaneous Forms
AEHC Guidelines and Record of Volunteer Hours
To be used to report the number of hours your group spent planning, organizing, or preparing this donations for Arkansas Children's Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Science, or other missionaries.
- EHC Project Books
A panel of judges comes together in February each year to judge project books. Each book has three judges, none of whom are from the county of the submitted project book. This form outlines how scores are determined. Deadline for submitting project books to the state office is December 1.
Each project book needs to have a Project Designation sheet.
It is important to read this instruction sheet before completing your Project Book.
Major and Minor Educational Emphasis
- Major Emphasis – Keys to Embracing Agingl
Keys to Embracing Aging – July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2017Selected at the AEHC Education Workshop in March, 2015, the 12 keys to healthy behavior practices will encourage optimal aging throughout the lifespan. This program is one of the new Acknowledging Aging programs provided by the Family and Consumer Science Department. A county may select four to six programs each year in these areas for monthly programs, i.e. 2014-2017. Training guides from the years 2005-2013 are also available. For a list, contact the FCS Volunteer Coordinator’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Minor Emphasis – Consumer Protection
- Consumer Protection – July 1, 2015 – June 30,2017
Consumer Protection, particularly Fraud was selected at the AEHC Education Workshop in March, 2015 as the minor focus. This program is one of the newer programs under Personal Finance provided by the Family and Consumer Science Department. A county may select two to four programs each year in these areas for monthly programs, i.e. 2014-2017. Training guides from the years 2005-2013 are also available. For a list, contact the FCS Volunteer Coordinator’s Office, email@example.com
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 Melody Curtis at the state extension office, 2301 South University Ave., Little Rock, AR, 72204.
- Standing Rules
Standing rules relate to the details of administration of AEHC.