Home & Community Education (HCE)

What is HCE?

Shawano County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) has a proud heritage of over 70 years. The Shawano County Association is part of the Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) and continues the heritage of improving home and community life. HCE is also affiliated with Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) and Country Women’s Council USA (CWC).

The HCE Mission Statement:

  • Offer educational Opportunities
  • Improve Leadership Skills of Members
  • Provide Service to Communities

HCE Clubs in Shawano County and their presidents

Bizi-Belles – Clintonville Area – Sandra Smith – 715-940-0171 –Sandra’s E-Mail

Country Wives – Shawano  (West) – Karen Pieper – 715-526-5980 – Karen’s E-mail

Kitchen Maids – Tilleda/Gresham Area – Carol Sybeldon – 715-787-4233 – Carol’s E-Mail

Landstad Ladies – Landstad Area – Janet Lane – 715-758-6370 – Janet’s E-Mail

Learn-A-Lot – Shawano – Priscilla King – 715-853-6600

Navarino Merri Maids – Navarino -Barbara Erb – 715-758-8324

Or you can be an Individual Member

If you are interested in joining you can call the club president or the Extension office at 715-526-6136 for more information.

Satellite Newsletters

2022 Yearbook

Upcoming HCE Leader Training Activities & Events

HCE Scholarship 2022

Related Resources:

Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education
A non-profit educational organization comprised of member associations in 61 counties in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Bookworms™
Wisconsin Bookworms™ provides free books, activities and “reading buddies” to thousands of kids who wouldn’t otherwise have book of their own. The project is a collaboration of the Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education, UW-Extension Family Living Programs and Head Start.

Every weekday, Wisconsin Public Television broadcasts “Wisconsin PBS Kids,” programs for children that include Sesame Street and Reading Rainbow. These programs motivate children to explore the fun and adventure of reading.

Beginning in 1998, WPT went beyond its commitment to “Wisconsin PBS Kids” with an exciting outreach effort, culminating in a broadcast called Wisconsin Read in: First Book. This project is now known as Wisconsin Bookworms™. Eight times per year, more than 5,000 books, are being distributed free of charge to young children who would not otherwise have a chance to cherish a book of their own.

The Wisconsin Bookworms™ project reaches out to Wisconsin children ages 2–5 in families of financial need and gives them the tools to learn. This year, more than 50,000 books will be distributed.

But WPT doesn’t stop there. Through a supportive network of parents, providers and state child care associations, we’ve developed a reading program whereby readers meet with a child 8 times during the year, bringing new books and additional educational materials each time. The Wisconsin Bookworms™ program is an ambitious attempt to strengthen public television’s commitment to preparing children for school.

Wisconsin Bookworms™ is a partnership project with University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Family Living Programs and the Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education.

If you have any questions regarding Health, Families & Finances in Shawano County, please contact: