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Local EE clubs attend state convention

By Tanya Davis | Published Thursday, September 30, 2010

55 YEARS - Greenwood EE Club member Miranda Florida, center, receives a special recognition for her 55-year membership in the Texas Extension Education Association. With here are Bobbie Ashley, left, and Wise County Extension Agent Tanya Davis.

Wise County Extension Education Clubs were represented at the annual Texas Extension Education Association State Convention in Wichita Falls Sept. 21-23 by Marilyn Collins, Bobbie Ashley, Linda Hood, Dixie Range and Gerry Galloway of the Greenwood Extension Education Club.

“Fly Our Way with TEEA” was the theme of the three-day convention.

Receiving recognition at the first general session was Miranda Florida from the Greenwood EE club for her 55-year membership in the state association.

Delegates also learned about educational programs that will be used in their local Extension Education clubs this year. Topics included: “Don’t Be a Target of Healthcare Fraud,” “Connecting Generations,” and “Laughter, A Natural Resource.”

Texas TEEA includes 7,000 members. The group’s mission is to work with Texas AgriLife Extension to strengthen and enrich families through educational programs, leadership development and community service.

Thirty-three Wise County TEEA members volunteer time and make donations valued at $70,928. Contributions are calculated by multiplying the total number of volunteer hours by the value of a volunteer’s time, which was determined by the Independent Sector to be $20.80 per hour.

The new year for Extension Education clubs begins soon, and new members are welcome. Currently formed are the Greenwood and Oak Grove EE clubs. As an EE member you make new friends, participate in fun, fellowship and educational programs. Extension Education Clubs are managed through the County Extension Office.

Families are the heart of the community and educational programs in Wise County. They are at the core of the work carried out through the Extension program.

Membership is open to any adult regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin. Annual membership dues are $7. If you are interested in joining, telephone the Extension office at (940) 627-3341 for specific dates and times of club meetings.

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