Volume 2 Issue 3
OCTOBER 2005 Working Together For Ten Years
Jim Casey, Founder of UPS force in the
stated, “Determined people work- resultant
ing together can do anything.” success of
NVON members demonstrate this this stellar
same phenomenon every day… conference.
and it’s visible every day… clearly Each State
visible in the way they give so President
generously of their time and tal- presented a
As 209 members trekked in Of Success”. These presenta-
cars… in chartered busses… and tions highlighted some of the in-
in airplanes to Indianapolis for the credible events and projects in
7th Annual National Volunteer their respective states, and show-
Outreach Network Conference, an cased their many successes,
NATIONAL VOLUNTEER OUTREACH NETWORK
exciting “ambience” hung in the achievements, and accomplish-
air… almost like “electricity”. It ments. An update was given on the
became quickly evident that the 2004-2005 DARE to be Healthy
2005 conference theme “A Strong “Develop Awareness & Responsi-
Foundation – Building from bility through Education”. This
Within…Step by Step” was des- update made it very clear that each
tined to be more than a theme… it state has achieved AND exceeded
was to become vision of things to their goals and objectives to
come… GREAT things! improve women's health in com-
A remarkable array of Speakers, munities, state, and the world.
Craft Workshops, and Educational Mabel Harned of Kentucky was
Seminars were expertly presented elected Vice President and Mari-
throughout the conference. I etta Gutierrez of Arkansas was
would like to express my sincere elected Treasurer. Both new offi-
appreciation to all members of the cer-elects will assume their posi-
Indiana Extension Homemakers tions January 1, 2006. Wiscon-
Association who worked so very sin’s Judy Bender was elected as
long and hard to plan and host this CWC Chairman. Judy was pre-
incredible event. Their tireless sented at the Country Women’s
dedication support was a driving See Working ... page 2
Inside this issue: Special points of interest:
NVON Celebrating 10 years 2 • NVON Board Page 3
Arkansas, Illinois & W. Virginia Reports 4 &5 • NVON Conference Pictures Page 9
Wisconsin / Kentucky Reports 6 &7 • Betty Buff announces her ACWW
Project choice page 12
South Carolina / Indiana Reports 8& 9
• NVON Subscription Information page 12
NVON Conference Arkansas 2006 10 &11 • Dates to remember Page 15
ACWW Project / New Officer bios 12 &13
CWC report / Project in Common 14 &15
Working ….continued from page 1
Council in September for confirmation at the CWC an-
Through the dazzling success of the Silent Auc-
tion, the Basket Raffle drawings and a collection at the
closing banquet a total of $3,059.50 was sent to
ACWW for the “Pennies for Friendship” fund.
I am pleased to announce that we have renewed our
NVON service mark and logo and we have been
granted 501 [C]  status from the United States Inter-
nal Revenue Service. Now, as a bona fide nonprofit
organization, any and all contributions made to our or-
ganization are fully tax-deductible to the donor.
As the National Volunteer Outreach Network was
first organized October 1, 1995, in Austin, Texas, we
take great pride in marking our 10th anniversary on Oc- President Pam Hanfland, Past Presidents -
tober 1st. It gives me a keen sense of pride to point out Betty Buff, Joan McEachern, & Louise Nichols.
that, as a result of “Working Together for 10 Years”,
NVON members have lived up to the 2005 conference
theme, A Strong Foundation – Building from Guests
Within “Step by Step”. Iris Riley &
Pam Hanfland Wilma
NVON Celebrates 10th Enjoying a
NVON recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary
while attending the CWC conference in Scottsdale,
AZ. September 23 & 24th. Other organizations attend- Guests attending NVON 10th anniversary celebration were
ing CWC were invited to join us for refreshments. from Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky,
Michigan, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and
Hawera, New Zealand.
pin is for sale for
$2.00 while supplies
last. Contact Pam
Doris Davis, Hanfland for your pin.
NVON Members and guests North Carolina
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NATIONAL VOLUNTEER OUTREACH NETWORK
President Vice President Vice President Elect
Jan 1, 2005 - Dec 31, 2007 Jan 1, 2002 - Dec 31, 2005 Jan 1, 2006 - Dec 31, 2008
Pamela Hanfland Jo Ellen Almond Mabel Harned
105 Woodcock Trail 11753 N. Shelby 700 W. PO Box 177, 2296 Wilson Creek Road
West Columbia, SC 29169 New Palestine, IN 46163 Boston, KY 40107
Phone: 803.791.9890 Phone: 317.861.6276 Phone: 502.833.4766
E-Mail: email@example.com E-Mail: Jea919@cs.com E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Treasurer Treasurer Elect
Jan 1, 2005 - Dec 31, 2007 Jan 1, 2003 - Dec 31, 2005 Jan 1, 2006 - Dec 31, 2008
Nancy Remmers Jeanne Ellis Marietta Gutierrez
228 E 1900 N. Road Route 2 Box 35 1312 Winnebago
Weldon, IL 61882 Mount Olivet, KY 41064 North Little Rock, AR 72116
Phone: 217.669.2178 Phone: 606.724.5247 Phone: 501.758.2120
E-Mail: email@example.com E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-Mail: email@example.com
Jan 1, 2005 - Dec 31, 2007 July 2002 – Dec 31, 2007
Betty Buff Beverly Earnhart
3500 Henbet Drive 68906 County Road 33
West Columbia, SC 29169 Goshen, IN 46526
Phone: 803.794.7548 Phone: 574.642.4746
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-Mail: email@example.com
Arkansas Extension Illinois Association for Home Indiana Extension Homemakers
Homemakers and Community Education Association
Mary Ann Shepherd Marion Ries Joyce Brewer
July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2006 Mar 2003 - Mar 2006 July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006
1150 Harper Cemetery Road 4045 Hanover Road 2678 N 700 E - 52
Pocahontas, AR 72455 Columbia, IL 62236 Wabash, IN 46992
Phone: 870.647.2045 Phone: 618.939.8406 Phone: 260.563.5014
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-Mail: email@example.com E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kentucky Extension South Carolina Family and West Virginia Community
Homemakers Association Community Leaders Education Outreach Services
Rene' Siria Pat Breznay Ruth Ann Anderson
July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2007 Jan 1, 2003 - Dec 31, 2005 Jan 1, 2005 - Dec 31, 2006
205 Jeff Court 6 Valhalla Court 1445 Sunset Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601 Columbia, SC 29229 Glen Dale, WV 26038
Phone: 502.848.4299 Phone: 803.736.6535 Phone: 304.232.3784
E-Mail: email@example.com E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-Mail: email@example.com
Wisconsin Association for Home & Community Education
Jan 1, 2004 - Dec 31, 2006
N1440 Spring Lake Drive
Dalton, WI 53926
Phone: 920-394-3008 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council, Inc.
Arkansas Extension Homemaker Council’s Among the items made and donated are to UAMS
major focus through June 30, 2005 was Physical Neonatal Nursery [blankets, baby caps, & booties]
Activity and Your Health. Arkansas Children’s Hospital [teaching dolls, baby
blankets, twin coverlets, baby caps, bumper pads,
We continued the “Walk Across Arkansas”
house shoes, lap robes, 17 burial gowns, pillow and
Program with fall and spring walks. The total, for
stuffed toys], UAMS Cancer Center [turbans and
both walks was 55,312 miles. In the fall walk 14
breast cancer pillows].
counties participated with 22 teams. In the spring
30 counties participated with 93 teams. As of June 20, 2005, state
wide AEHC volunteer hours,
Our members are continuing to support our hos-
for the year that began July
pitals, sheriffs ranches, foster children programs,
1, 2005, total 26, 211 hours.
nursing homes, the Body Walk, and various other
That has a value of
projects state wide.
At the state level a dollar value of $11, 258.69
Mary Ann Shepherd
has been put on our contributions to Arkansas Chil-
dren’s Hospital, UAMS Neonatal Nursery, and the AEHC President
UAMS Cancer Center.
Illinois Association for Home & Community Education
Illinois Association for Home and Community bags and books to Libraries and schools; donated
Education members carried out many various hats and mittens at Christmas time; made preemie
projects throughout the year. They collected and caps and blankets for hospitals; held a seminar on
donated various personal items to their area flax seed and cooking with flax seed. Many
veterans hospitals; donated money and food items counties recorded their walking by walking miles
to many, many food pantries; made Linus blankets across their county — figured how many miles
and stuffed animals, which were donated to across their county and kept record of miles walked
hospitals and police departments; made lap robes to carry out the “Dare to Be Healthy” project.
and bibs for their local Nursing Homes; donated
Of course, all the counties
phone cards and personal items to soldiers serving collected “Pennies for
in Iraq; helped to provide either food or drinks for
Friendship” and donated
cancer “Relay for Life”; collected either personal embroidery floss for West
items or snacks for wounded soldiers in military
hospitals; participated in Wellness Fairs to promote
better eating habits; held after school Homemaking Marion Ries
classes for youth; sent children’s shoes to children IAHCE President
in Afghanistan (Shoe Fly Project); donated book
How about a lesson on Quilts: History of Quilts ($2.00) Contact: Jo Almond
Wedding Customs and Superstitions ( $1.00) - Vice President
Are You Ready (Disaster Preparedness) ($2.00)
Diversity in Holiday Celebration - Holiday customs and celebrations. ($2.00)
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West Virginia Community
Educational Outreach Service
International Student Program week there next summer. She has found other
scholarships to help her be at WVU at least another
In West Virginia we have a program called year and is hopeful for one more after that so she
"International Student". We have sponsored 36 In- can graduate. She made her initial contact with an-
ternational Students since 1949, beginning with the other Czech Republic lady via the Internet, and as a
first student coming from Germany. The original result of that contact lived her first two years with
thought was that through such a program, starting that couple in Washington, Pennsylvania. She
right after World War II ended, peace among na- traveled back and forth to school in Morgantown.
tions would be encouraged. There have been a total This year, she has found a family in Morgantown
of 29 countries involved, crossing 5 continents. to live with and is looking forward to not having as
Some of the countries include Bangladesh, Ethio- much driving to do.
pia, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Mexico, Para-
guay, Yugoslavia, and Zimbabwe. We will be looking forward to meeting and hear-
ing from the International Student for 2006,
Our state organization, Community Educational Romina Biancato-Ruiz of Peru. She will speak to
Outreach Service (CEOS), offers a scholarship of our group for the first time at our Annual Confer-
$3500 each year to a student from another country. ence at Jackson's Mill in October of this year.
This is for the purpose of studying in the area of
Family and Consumer Sciences or a related field at Our CEOS organization works with Richard
West Virginia University (WVU). Along with our Fleisher, Extension International contact at WVU.
scholarship, WVU waives the tuition fee, giving a He sends out information to international students
great opportunity to some fortunate International at WVU. Interested students respond and fill out
Student. If grades are kept up and all goes well, an application. If they meet the qualifications, they
the student can receive this for a second year. The are invited for an interview and a committee selects
CEOS scholarship may be used for books, housing, one. As State Vice President and as President, I
or other student needs. have had the privilege to serve on the selection
committee. This is no easy task as the students
In return, the student uses her or his summer va- come very well qualified and very hopeful.
cation to travel West Virginia, staying with various
families and sharing their story of life and culture. Overall, this is a good learning and sharing ex-
They usually do a Power Point presentation along perience for the students as well as our CEOS or-
with showing articles of interest from their country. ganization. We are so thankful to have a program
We encourage the counties to join together for the of this caliber in place that is working for our or-
student's presentation. Sometimes the student pre- ganization and our state.
sents their story at an Area Meeting where 10 dif-
ferent counties come together. The student also
helps develop a fact sheet about their country,
which is offered to each club in the state to use as a
study topic. Ruth Ann Anderson
The International Student for 2004-05, Dana WVCEOS President
Cihelkova from the Czech Republic, spent one
night and day at a county 4-H camp participating in
the camping experience. She hopes to spend a full
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Wisconsin Association for
Home & Community Education
WAHCE Celebrates 65th Anniversary! countries into partnerships. For example, Kansas is
We are pleased to linked with Paraguay; New Jersey with Haiti; and
announce that 2005 Missouri with the state of Para, Brazil. The mis-
marks the 65th anni- sion of the sewing center project is to develop train-
versary of our state ing centers throughout Nicaragua where woman
organization, Wiscon- can gain technical and business skills to provide in-
sin Association of come, self-sufficiency, dignity, and employment.
Home and Commu- Nicaragua is the poorest nation in the Western
nity Education. Plans Hemisphere, surpassing Haiti. Nearly 75% of the
are gearing up for a celebration at our annual population in Nicaragua live in poverty, 50% on
conference in September. We will reminisce less than a dollar a day.
a bit looking back at our rich history, cele- This international project has members cleaning
brate our success, and then focus on our plans out their sewing cupboards and sending fabric, pat-
for the future. Together with the help of our terns, thread, sewing notions, embroidery floss,
State Advisor and the UW Extension, we scissors, irons, and ironing boards, etc. to Steven
have embarked on a strategic planning proc- Point for transportation to Nicaragua. Hundreds
ess, which may take us into next year. of sewing machines, both electric and treadle, and
Last year, WAHCE redefined and clarified sergers, have been collected and forwarded to this
the term membership to strengthen and sup- country. Just recently, Dane County HCE, received
port its non-discrimination policy. WAHCE the wonderful news from a retail-sewing store in
now entitles all individuals who are living in Madison that they wanted to donate over 50 new
the same household to take part in the activi- and used machines to this project. As many of us
ties of the organization with one membership. are retiring from the heavier days of sewing, this
For 65 years, the programs and focus of WA- project was helpful to everyone. Several of our
HCE has been to work for the preservation of members including Lynda Pracht, who is currently
home and community life as stated in our on the ACWW Promotion and Publications com-
creed. Our hope is that this defining of mem- mittee, make annual trips to Nicaragua to help set
bership will make it clear that all are wel- up these sewing centers which now number 82.
come to participate in the activities of the or- One asks about impact of this project. Lynda re-
ganization. peats a lady’s comment “Now we eat every day.”
Our state continues its commitment with We are pleased to say that HCE’s commitment to
the ever popular First Book project started in this project remains strong and ongoing.
1998, with volunteers now reading to over Judy Bender
6000 children and our counties raising over WAHCE President
$115,000 annually to purchase 9 books a year
for each child. We feel this is an outstanding
contribution to the future of our children.
Members and non-members are readers.
This year, I would like to tell you about an- play of the doll
other project that WAHCE has been support- dresses for sale
ing for a number of years and that is our at NVON Con-
Nicaragua Sewing Center project, a project of ference in Indi-
Wisconsin Nicaragua, Partners of the Ameri- anapolis in July
cas. This organization works by pairing US
states with Latin American and Caribbean
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Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association
The Kentucky Extension Homemakers As- tries, * Craft Camp, Basket Camp, Holiday Stores
sociation, is a “volunteer organization that works to for children and Heritage & Cultural Arts Shows.
improve the quality of life for families and * Sponsored birthday parties at nursing homes.
communities through leadership development and Among the lessons studied were classes about
education in cooperation with the Kentucky Coop-
quilts forestry, water quality awareness, keys to
erative Extension Service. good parenting, aging gracefully, what to do with
KEHA members work and learn in eight important papers, medical wills, computers, diabe-
educational areas. They include food, nutrition & tes, food and nutrition, driving skills, all kinds of
health, management and safety, family & indi- crafts and many more.
vidual development and the environment. They KEHA members contribute to the economy of the
are also concerned about preserving the heritage &
state through volunteering for many projects in
culture of state and international issues. Members schools, churches and other civic organizations.
work with the children of Kentucky through 4H
The Red Cross, cancer research, hospitals, nursing
and other youth programs. Leadership is another
homes, schools, 4H clubs, county fairs, Project
educational area. Homemakers not only learn
Graduation, abuse centers, bloodmobiles and many
about leadership, but fill positions of leadership
more all benefit from KEHA volunteers. This year
across the state on boards, commissions and members who reported their volunteer hours,
political office. reported 577,573 hours. In addition to time, home-
Some of the activities and projects presented by makers continue to donate money for scholarships
KEHA members this past year are: * Programs to for college students and 4H members.
help prevent domestic violence and provide sup-
KEHA members continue to support several state
plies for Spouse Abuse Centers.* Providing cards,
wide projects. Foster Care Children, Ovarian
letters, and supplies for soldiers in Iraq. * Helping
Cancer Research, Lame Dear Reservation, and
to feed at risk children in summer feeding programs
Indian Summer Camp. To read complete reports
and provide them food for the weekend. * Raising
from each of the fourteen KEHA Areas and the
funds through bake sales, bean and spaghetti eight Educational Chairman, go to our website
suppers, auctions and other activities for scholar-
www.keha.org. The site has the organization
ships, cancer research, heart fund and many other manual, marketing items for promotion, photos,
community charities. * Helping with and sponsor- and information about the Kentucky Extension
ing Health Fairs, Diversity Fairs, Reality Store for Service.
high school, Pretend Store for Head Start and
Ready fest and Good Start programs to get children As we address the challenges and changes we
ready to start school. * Leadership training is a face everyday, we continue to expand what we do
major program for several counties and area as well best - develop leaders, educate, support our com-
as the state organization. * Programs to help munities and get things done.
migrant workers and their families. * Making Kentucky Extension Homemakers are making an
stuffed animals for children who are brought to impact every day in their
emergency rooms, pillows, blankets and hats for communities, counties, state
cancer patients.* Members participate in exercise and the nation.
programs - Body Recall and Get Moving Kentucky.
They also have lessons about a variety of health is- Rene' Siria
sues - nutrition, diabetes, cancer, obesity, mental KEHA President
health and much more, through HEEL program.
Some counties worked on beautification projects
for their community. * Food drives for local pan-
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South Carolina Family & Community Leaders
My 3-year term as SCFCL President comes to an end The File of Life packet information shared at the 2005
in December and this is my last NVON VISION article. conference as part of NVON's 2004-2005 Project in
Working with the 6 other NVON member states has Common "D.A.R.E. to be Healthy" has already
been an educational and fun experience and Barbara sparked interest in other states as they have reported
Cathey state President for the next 3 years will continue purchasing packets for areas in their states.
the joint relationship we have shared since NVON's be- As NVON's motto states SCFCL is proud to be a part
ginning in 1995. of this wonderful organization to promote communica-
tion, education and volunteerism for all people and
South Carolina was delighted to host the 2004 Annual
looks forward to the relationship of member organiza-
Conference in North Charleston. We are proud to have
tions working together.
presented knowledgeable and fun workshops, tour his-
toric places in Charleston and share that Southern Hos-
pitality, the south is so famous for with conference at-
Patricia F Breznay
NVON's Program Library has been and continues to
be a wonderful source for education lessons that we
provide to our membership. We hope the lessons we
submit annually to the library will be as much benefit.
Jeanne Ellis - Treasurer Jo Almond - Vice President
Jeanne Ellis will be moving Jo Almond’s term as Vice President also ends
on to other things December on December 31, 2005.
31, 2005 as her term as
NVON Treasurer comes to an Thank you Jo
Both retiring officers re-
ceived a tray with the NVON
Thank you Jeanne logo and the office held, to
thank them for their term of
Indiana Extension Homemakers Association
July 1, 2005 Indiana Extension Homemakers As- pleted our Fall District meetings (10) in a 3 week
sociation, began a new year. Joyce Brewer begins period. “Have You Got Your Life in Order” this
her duties as President. was on Advance Directives, topic was shared with
Indiana hosted the NVON conference in July.
Months of planning, the time came and went so Many activities are being worked on for the year,
quick. The IEHA members helped the team to like our New Membership theme “Beelieve, Bee-
make it a success. long, and Build” a Bee in on the membership pins.
The international project is to collect money for the
Linda Gause, President Elect, Karen DeZarn, As- Tsunami Area. We are starting on the NVON pro-
sist Program Leader from Purdue and me com- ject for the Tarahumara Indian in Mexico.
See Indiana Continued page 11
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NVON Picture Highlights - July 12-14, 2005
IEHA Chorus -
“Mabel Harned and Friend Ken”
issuing an invitation to KY in
Jon Burroughs - portraying
James Whitcomb Riley
Tom Turpin -
Purdue Entomologist Lerna & Lester Wiese - WI
& his pet cockroach
Silent Auction bidders:
Rene' and Linda
Pages: ↑ Tellers: Rosalind Richey –IN
Nancy Smith— IN Betty Buff - SC
Grace Staggs WV Sydney Pontius— IN Mary Vander Veen - WI
Page 9 NVON VISION
NVON Conference 2005 Indianapolis, IN
“A Strong Foundation - Building from Within - office for their service to NVON.
Step by Step” was the theme as NVON members
Jon Burroughs as “James Whitcomb Riley” was
gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 12-14th for
the featured entertainment at Wednesday’s dinner.
the 7th Annual Conference at the Ramada Inn.
Tom Turpin, Professor of Entomology at Purdue
Hostesses from Indiana Extension Homemakers
University, delighted the audience with his hilari-
Association greeted the arrivals.
ous presentation “Everything You Need to Know
Indiana day included a bus trip to downtown Indi- About Insects but Were Afraid to Ask”. He brought
anapolis. Although rain dampened the day, many along his pet Madagascar cockroach to help with
enjoyed the choices of museums, zoo, and shopping the presentation. Beth and Sarah Gentry sang beau-
areas available to visit. tiful solos and duets for the closing banquet.
“Indiana Night” featured a dinner with Indiana Through the incredible success of the Silent
made products and door prizes. The “Melody Mak- Auction, the Basket drawings and a collection, a
ers of Indiana” chorus provided the entertainment total of $3059.50 was sent to ACWW for the
for the evening. “Pennies for Friendship” fund.
NVON President, Pam Hanfland, opened the Attending States had displays of some of their on-
business session on Wednesday. Karen DeZarn, going projects and vendors enticed us with the
Assistant Program Leader from Purdue University items they had for sale.
welcomed everyone to Indiana. Mabel Harned
Arkansas delegation presented an unforgettable
from Kentucky was elected Vice President and
invitation to attend the 2006 Annual Conference in
Marietta Gutierrez from Arkansas was elected
Hot Springs, Arkansas. Please mark your calendars
Treasurer. Both will assume duties on January 1,
now and plan to attend the 8th Annual NVON Con-
2006. Wisconsin’s Judy Bender was elected as
ference July 18-20, 2006.
CWC Chairman. Judy was presented at the Coun-
try Women’s Council in September for confirma- Something new was added this year. A theme pin
tion at the CWC annual meeting. being given to each of the attendees in their goody
The NVON Officers gave reports and the State
Presidents each shared past year successes from
their respective states. An update was given by Jo A total of 209 attended the
Almond on the Dare to be Healthy “Develop
Awareness & Responsibility through Education.” conference.
Jo also informed us about the new Project in
Common for 2006-2007 - “Stitches for Survival”
There was a wide variety of Workshops and Edu-
cational seminars presented for the attendees to en- Two phrases heard from this conference:
joy. They included: Ice cream in a bag, Quilt His- “Building From Within” and “Working Together”
tory as it related to the Underground Railroad,
Wine tasting, One Stroke Rose painting, Roto- NVON currently has 71,356 members
graphic Embroidery, Aprons-an American Icon,
Creating your own Home town, Covered Bridges
Thank you to the following: Yvonne Belonga,
Lore and Legend and much more.
Pam Hanfland and Nancy Remmers for their contri-
Jo Almond, Vice President and Jeanne Ellis, bution of information for this article.
Treasurer were honored and given silver trays
Editor Beverly Earnhart
engraved with NVON logo and their respective
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Hot Springs -Here we Come For - NVON & ACWW
Arkansas is calling in - 2006 & 2010 built. Gradually Hot Springs came to be called
You’ve had a great time at NVON in the Hoosier “The National Spa”.
state in 2005 and now you are dreaming about your “Can we ever forget those “beauties” who were
next NVON Conference in 2006 and just how soon transformed while visiting the spa …..in Indianapo-
you can see again the many new friends you have lis or the handsome gentlemen who made their
Start planning now to visit Hot Springs, Arkan- By 1921 the new National Park Services 1st Di-
sas. Here’s a bit of history to peak your interest. rector, Steven Mather, convinced Congress to
In 1803, the US acquired the area when it was declare the reservation the 18th National Park.
purchased in the Louisiana Territory from France. Fordyce Bathhouse was extensively restored and
The following year President Thomas Jefferson reopened in 1989 as the National Park Headquar-
dispatched, Wm. Dunbar and George Hunter to ex- ters. On Bathhouse row, only, Buckstaff House
plore the springs. Their report was publicized and remains open to public bathing.
stirred up interest in the “Hot Springs of the Tentative Plans for the 2006 NVON meeting be-
Washita”. Earlier the area was called the “Valley ing discussed include: a possible tour of the Clinton
of the Vapors” Presidential Library and dinner at the Arkansas 4-H
In the 1870’s the government continued to con- Center. Tour of the Diamond State Park to dig for
trol the springs and reserve certain areas as federal diamonds, or Garvan Gardens Botanical Garden.
property. Private bathhouses, under the supervision Chair Pauline Myrick and her committee will
of the Federal Government were allowed to be have more for us in the January issue of VISION.
(Jim. Virgil & Joe)
best to bring
out the beauty
in all of us.
Indiana cont. from page 8
Enjoy the holidays with your families and friends
Plans are in progress to host the CWC conference
in Fort Wayne, Indiana September 28-30, 2006. Joyce Brewer
Beverly Earnhart is the Chair, with the help of the IEHA President
Indiana Extension Homemaker members.
Visit our website at www.ieha-families.org
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Associated Country Women of the World
by Betty Buff
Again, my sincere thanks to all of you who which will improve the existent poor nutrition of
made a donation to the gift I received of $1,000.00 the children.
for an Associated Country Women of the World
The immediate beneficiaries of the project are:
(ACWW) project of my choice. This is a won-
derful way for the National Volunteer Outreach • Six hundred twenty-five (625) pupils and
Network members to be involved in a worldwide twenty (20) teachers at St. Elizabeth, plus sixty
project. I did not take the selection lightly as I (60) households, with a total of three hundred
pondered the needs in so many countries. (300) adults - mainly women and elderly
Information on projects requested from the ACWW people - in nearby villages who will also
office in London was received in December. I read benefit from the clean water supply.
and studied many requests before the following To ensure the feasibility of the project a survey
project was chosen: was carried out that proved there are good under-
COUNTRY: SWAZILAND ground water reserves near the two schools.
SOCIETY: MALKERNS WOMEN’S INSTITUTE The availability of clean water in the schools and
PROJECT: ST. ELIZABETH PRIMARY nearby communities will have an enormous benefi-
cial impact; not just for the teachers and pupils, but
SCHOOL AND MINI PRIMARY SCHOOL also for all the inhabitants of the area. Waterborne
PROJECT No: 0647 diseases will be reduced and the women will be
ACWW GRANT: 10,483 British Pounds able to grow vegetables to feed their families.
The main objective of the project is to provide My letter naming the above project as my choice
clean water to the two schools men- and the $1,000.00 check was sent to the ACWW
tioned above. This will be achieved by General Secretary in May 2005. A
sinking a borehole near each school and letter was received from the
ACWW World Project Donation ACWW Projects Committee Chair-
installing water pumps. The use of clean
Of $1,000.00 directed to man, Val Tarrant of New Zealand.
water will ensure better health and hy-
giene for the pupils and staff in the Swaziland Schools for wells She stated, “I am sure that you will
schools. It will also allow the schools to enjoy following the progress of your
grow fresh vegetables that will make it project until the day it becomes a re-
possible to implement a school feeding scheme, ality for the many families in the area”.
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Mabel Harned - Vice President 2006-2008
My name is Mabel Harned and I have been Boston, Kentucky. We have cattle and Boer goats
elected to serve as your Vice President January 1, along with three dogs and a homeless cat who has
2006 to December 31, 2008. Let me tell you a adopted us.
little about myself.
We have four children (he has two girls and I
I have been a member of Extension Homemakers have two boys), two grandchildren and two adopted
for over 40 years. I am immediate past state grandchildren.
president of Kentucky Extension Homemakers
Association where I served for three years and one I look forward to working with NVON in promot-
year as president elect. Before that I had served ing programs and our "Projects in Common".
in my local club, county, and area as president and
vice president. I also held other offices over the
I am currently employed as a cashier at a travel
store near my home. I am also very involved with
church and Boston Community Center activities. I
currently am serving as President of the Boston
Volunteer Fire and Rescue Board and the Nelson
County Cooperative Extension
My husband, Conrad, and I live on a farm near Marietta Gutierrez Mabel Harned
Marietta Gutierrez - Treasurer 2006-2008
grandson lives close but the granddaughter is in
Marietta Gutierrez was elected, in July, to serve Illinois. As she just finished her Masters Degree
as NVON Treasurer, January 1, 2006 - December and excepted a job in Land on the Hill, Illinois.
She writes that her work was in accounting as a My mother is still alive and doing well at 100 on
Comptroller and moved to the general office as her 12 acres by herself. I do have help to clean and
Senior Field System Analyst for the U.S. for check on her.
Continental Baking Company and retired after 42
years. Last few years I traveled the U.S. each week My hobbies are handwork and helping others. I
with my office in St. Louis and home in North do support groups and one on one counseling when
Little Rock, Arkansas. every I am needed. I am a member of the Sylvan
Hills Extension Club and work with AARP’s Com-
I am married to Frank, have one daughter from
munity Volunteer Hispanic Outreach.
first husband who died 37 years ago at the age of
48 then met Frank again and married him 36
Marietta states that she believes in NVON and is
looking forward to working with President Pam
Hanfland and representing the state of Arkansas.
My daughter has one boy 29 and one girl 26. The
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CWC Scottsdale, AR September 22-24, 2005
NVON members met recently We had dinner at Black new breed of dogs. Lots of fun
in Scottsdale, AZ for the CWC/ Bart’s with song and dance rou- and interesting.
USA Area meeting at the Chap- tines performed by the waiters Jo Almond presented a slide
arral Suites Resort Conference as we ate. program during the lunch break
Center. Thursday, we boarded Back on the bus, and just be- on her recent IEHA exchange
buses at 7:00 a.m. and headed fore arriving home we witnessed visit to Greece.
for the Grand Canyon. Driving a rocket trail left by a launch at IEHA issued an invitation to
north, we crossed the Sonora Vandenburgh AFB, California. Ft. Wayne, IN for the CWC
Desert. The Saguaro and Teddy The conditions were just right 2006 meeting. Bees were a
Bear Cactus were pointed out that the spiral vapor trail lin- buzzing, while “Johnny Apple-
to us. The Saguaro grows only gered in the atmosphere for seed “and a “Pickle” helped pass
1” per year and is nearly 50 nearly an hour (said to be a very out information about Ft. Wayne
years old before a side arm rare sight). We arrived home and the hotel.
develops. about 9:30 p.m. Long day! The dinner speaker was Zonda
We learned that 28% of Ari- CWC business meeting was Evans of Daly City, CA. She is
zona is Indian Reservations - opened by Chair Jean Ehlinger the Executive Director of Em-
home to the Pima, Navajo, Hopi, on Friday. The Mayor of Scotts- powering Women. She spoke on
Apache and many other tribes. dale welcomed us to her city. “Making Your Vision a Reality”
After the desert we pass through CWC business was taken care Saturday, Kay Englehart,
the high chaparral - at 3000’ - a of. The announcement was made ACWW USA Area President led
flat area where the land is so that CWC now has a website - the ACWW meeting. CWC
sparse that it takes 44 acres just http://www.cwcusa.org. (Set societies reported on ACWW
to feed one cow. We drove up by our own Pam Hanfland.) projects they were involved
through the 77,000 acre Bumble Reports were given from each with.
Bee Ranch, just before reaching of the member societies on the Val Tarrant, ACWW Projects
Flagstaff. The Orme Ranch, also past year’s events. Chair, from Hawera, New Zea-
in the high chaparral, is still op- Presentations were given by land told us of projects ACWW
erated by the family that settled Visitor’s Bureaus from Hot is, or has been, involved with.
there in the mid 1800’s. It is a Springs, AR, Louisville, KY and Jo Almond, committee member
24,000 acre cattle ranch. Cattle Grand Rapids, MI for the venue led us through the procedure of
are not too profitable so they of the 2010 ACWW Triennial what it takes to get a project
run a private boarding school conference to be held in the funded.
and a Teen, 2-week summer USA. Voting was to be on Sat- Rika DeVilliers, from Kwq
camp. They learn cowboy stuff urday morning by the delegates. Zulu Natal, South Africa,
and then go camping and on an Betty Wolanyk, American shared stories of her family and
archeological dig. Farm Bureau Foundation, gave a working with women’s agricul-
Lunch was at the Cameroon presentation entitled tural unions.
Trading Post by the little Colo- “Understanding Agriculture - A Jean Ehlinger announced that
rado River. The Grand Canyon, Foundation’s First Building Hot Springs, AR, had won the
at 7000’ has breathtaking views Block”. After lunch she led a vote for 2010 ACWW triennial.
and colors. Some of us were workshop -“Bringing Biotech- Margaret Mai from NAFCE
lucky enough to also see a Cali- nology to Life” one of the pro- gave a video presentation after
fornia Condor. Once near ex- grams used for “Ag in the class dinner and then CWC Chair,
tinction, they are making a room series” We learned about Jean Ehlinger closed the confer-
comeback with the help of the what it takes to come up with a ence.
DNR. by Beverly Earnhart, Editor
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NVON Project in Common
The following suggested NEW items are
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NVON Project in Cathy Burnes
Common Tarahumara Indians – International
6838 South Gray Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46237
New Items needed:
Tarahumara Indians – Mexico Hand needles Scissors
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information that is to be included with the Pins
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blended cotton material
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DATES TO REMEMBER
NVON Annual Conference: State Conferences:
July 18-20, 2006 - Austin Hotel - Hot Springs, AR
July 19-21, 2007 - Crown Plaza- The Campbell Arkansas EHA: June 6-8, 2006
House - Lexington, KY Hot Springs, AR
July 10-13, 2008 - Marriott Town Center, Illinois HCE: March 13-15, 2006
Charleston, WV Springfield, IL
CWC/ACWW Annual Meeting: Indiana EHA: June 14-16, 2006 -
West Lafayette, IN
September 28-30. 2006 - Ft Wayne Marriott
Kentucky EHA: May 10-12, 2006
Ft. Wayne, IN
ACWW Triennial Conference:
South Carolina FCL: October 27-29, 2005
June 2-9, 2007 Turku, Finland North Charleston, SC
2010 Hot Springs, AR USA West Virginia CEOS: October 11-13, 2005
Jackson’s Mill, WV
Wisconsin AHCE: September 17-19, 2006
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
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Member Organizations working together to
promote Communication, Education, &
Volunteerism for all people.
NVON Celebrates 10th Anniversary
The National Volunteer Outreach Network, Inc. True” made real the dream of NVON Policy Guidelines
(NVON) was organized by seven Associated Country and a revision of the Bylaws. The theme for the 2004
Women of the World (CWC) United States of America NVON Annual Conference in N. Charleston, South
societies in 1995. In January 1996 NVON was regis- Carolina was “Visions of the Future, Building on the
tered as an Indiana Not for Profit Organization. In May Past”. “A Strong Foundation – Building from Within,
1996 NVON was accepted as an ACWW member or- Step by Step” was the theme for the 2005 Annual Con-
ganization which allowed for membership in the Coun- ference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
try Women’s Council USA (CWC). With this member-
NVON is organized exclusively for charitable and
ship the NVON President joined four other national or-
educational purposes. Members work together to
ganization presidents as a CWC board member.
promote communication, education, and volunteerism
The first NVON Annual Conference was in Colum- for all people.
bus, Indiana in 1999 with the theme “Exploring New
Horizons”. In 2000 “National Volunteer in Action” was In September 2005, NVON
the theme of the second NVON Annual Conference in received 501c3 status as a non-
Louisville, Kentucky. The 2001 NVON Annual Con- profit organization.
ference was in Parkersburg, West Virginia with a theme
of “Almost Heaven in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia”. NVON currently has
The theme for the 2002 NVON Annual Conference in 71,356 members.
Springfield, Illinois, was “Visions for the Future”. In
2003 Visions for the Future “Dreams Really Can Come