Join Extension Homemakers!

Ashley White

If you are interested in learning something new or giving back to your community, consider joining the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association. Clubs across Kentucky are currently recruiting new members.

The association is a volunteer organization that works with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service to help improve the quality of life for families and Kentucky communities through leadership development, service and education. Each group carries out this objective differently based on region or interest.

Joining Extension Homemakers is a great way to get involved with and give back to your community. Across the state, Extension Homemakers contributed more than 220,000 hours of volunteer service for extension-sponsored activities and more than 322,000 hours of service for community projects.

Caldwell County Homemakers participate in a variety of community service activities and volunteer over 5,000 hours of their time to extension, the community, KEHA, and their extended families. This past year, the Caldwell County Homemakers hosted the Souper Bowl of Caring and collected over 300 non-perishable food items for a local food pantry.

Each club gives back to the community in their own unique way. For example, clubs donate to Ovarian Cancer fund, provide cookies at the Red Cross Blood drive each month, donate to the HOPE and COPE family resource centers, donate to project graduation, volunteer at a local doctor's office, donate to the Feeding God's Children backpack program, and work with 4-H youth.

Extension Homemaker members learn new skills, meet new people, develop life-long friendship, help others, develop leadership skills, and have fun!

There are 4 ways to join Extension Homemakers in our county: Join an existing club, create a club, become a mailbox member, or become an inbox member.

Caldwell County has nine traditional clubs. Traditional clubs meet monthly at a variety of times and locations to receive an educational lesson taught by a club member. Some clubs follow the lesson with activities and/or food. If one of our current clubs do not meet your needs, consider starting your own club.

If monthly meetings do not fit into your schedule, a mailbox or inbox membership may work for you. Mailbox members receive the educational information in the mail each month.

The Inbox membership is new this year. Inbox members will receive the educational information via email each month.

Anyone can be a Homemaker! Caldwell County Homemakers dues are $15 per year. Learning opportunities for the upcoming year include German Heritage & Foods, Mindfulness, Hosting a Smarter Potluck, Traveling on the Cheap, Simple Succulents, and more.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Caldwell County Homemakers, contact the Caldwell County Extension office at 270-365-2787.

Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.