Six Wise County Extension Education members represented the county at the District 3 Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) Conference April 22 in Haskell.
Those attending were Dixie Range, Rosa Martinez, Feliberto Martinez, Suzy Willeford, Janice Millican and Linda Hood. Activities focused on speakers, silent auctions and a cultural arts contest.
Nancy Robinson Masters, an award-winning journalist, inspired attendees to appreciate the freedom and privilege of living in the United States of America.
Gerry Galloway was honored with the Rolling Plains District 3 Texas Treasure Award. The award pays special tribute to members who have made a difference in their communities through their TEEA work. Nominated by fellow Greenwood Extension Education (EE) Club members, Gerry has been an active member of the EE Club for 11 years.
Additional highlights included Dixie Range’s election to serve a two-year term as Rolling Plains District director-elect before taking on district director duties in 2015. She will work closely with the district director in serving as a channel of communication between the state TEEA board of directors and the district.
The cultural arts contest also saw winners from Wise County. This contest strives to establish a broader understanding and awareness of arts and to envision individual growth, inspiration and enrichment through participation in varied forms of art.
Wise County winners included:
- Marilynn Collins – 1st place, Oopsie Daisy quilt
- Anna Wattingney – 1st place, Red Hat scrapbook
- Gerry Galloway – 1st place, machine embroidery hooded towels
As a result of their wins, Marilynn, Anna and Gerry will be representing Wise County at the state cultural arts competition in September. Receiving second place with her Christmas wreath was Janice Millican. Bobbie Ashley also participated in the cultural arts competition.
The mission of TEEA is to work with Texas Agri-Life Extension Service to strengthen and enrich families through educational programs, leadership development and community service.
Membership is open to adult Wise County residents regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or nationality. You are encouraged to visit the Greenwood Extension Education Club. They meet at 11 a.m. every fourth Friday at the Greenwood Fire Hall.
For more information on TEEA, call the Extension office at 940-627-3341.
Tanya Davis is a Wise County Extension agent.