Eight Extension Education members of Austin County had the opportunity to participate in their State TEEA Conference during the month of September in Waco, Texas. Those representing Austin County were: Jessie Kokemor, Doris Glenewinkel, Knellen Quniteros, Carolyn Balke, Gaye Farr, Karen Landrum and Judy Schultz.  Austin County’s Delegates were among 430 plus members, representing 254 counties, during their participation at the state conference.  The conference gave members the opportunity to renew friendships, gain knowledge and skills and witness the true meaning of volunteerism.  In addition, Austin County had two members recognized for their cultural arts abilities.  Pam O’Brian (2nd Place – Painting/Drawing) and Bonnie Schulz (3rd Place – Recycled Items) had the opportunity to be recognized among some of the best cultural art exhibitors in Texas.  In all, Austin County was represented well.  The following members also had the chance to compete at state: Joan Buenger, Debra Kollman and Geraldine Siptak.  Well done ladies!

Extension Education Clubs work with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to strengthen and enrich families through educational programs, leadership development and community service. Persons who would like to join or learn more about Extension Education Clubs are asked to call Michelle Allen at the Austin County Extension Office at 979-865-2072.

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Carolyn Balke, Karen Landrum, Gaye Farr, Knellen Quinteros, Doris Glenewinkel, and Michelle Allen

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Jessie Kokemor and Judy Schultz

Michelle Allen is the Austin County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science.  She can be reached at (979) 865-2072 or you can email her at lm-allen@tamu.edu