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Cullom HCE Unit

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Meetings:  1st Tuesday..September thru June 
7:00pm  Cullom Community Building or a member's home

2016-2017 HCE Officers
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Installing officer Joan Haren; Judy E; Nicole F; Linda V; Meri K; Treas Pat J not present

            2016-2017 Officers

President:   Judy Ehlers

1st Vice President (Programs):  Nicole Floyd

2nd Vice President (Membership):  Linda Vercler

Secretary:  Meri Knapp

Treasurer:   Pat Johnson

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2016-2017 CULLOM HCE YEAR
(Place:  CCB=Cullom Community Building
Time 7:00pm if not stated otherwise)
 
Tuesday, Sept. 6  
Hostesses: Judy Ehlers and Pat Fagan
Hostess Gift: Judy Ehlers
Lesson:  Whole Grains....Linda Vercler

Tuesday,  Oct. 4 
Hostesses: Linda Vercler/Erran Melton
Hostess Gift: Linda Vercler
Lesson: Meri Knapp  Being Mindful in a Busy World 
  Bring Snacks for Farmer Appreciation to be made up

Tuesday,  Nov. 1 
Hostesses: Arlene Brucker / Birgit McCulley
Hostess Gift: Marge Kross
Lesson:  Linda Vercler  Cooking with Cast Iron

Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Kross Roads at 6:00pm   
Hostesses: Marge Kross & Pat Johnson
Hostess Gift:  None
BRING GRAB BAG GIFT not to exceed $5.00

Tuesday, January 3, 2017  
Hostesses: Nicole Floyd & Suellen Fink
Hostess Gift: Jess Hahn
Lesson: Pat Johnson New Ways to Cut Your Electricity Bill

Tuesday,  February 7 
Hostesses: Jess Hahn & Robin Holtzhaur
Hostess Gift: Pat Fagan
Lesson Judy E  Simplify Your Life by DeCluttering

Tuesday,  March 7
Hostesses: Nancy Flessner & Erran Melton
Hostess Gift:  Birgit McCulley
Lesson:  Erran Melton  Leave your Excuses at the Door

Tuesday,  April 4 
Hostesses: Meri Knapp & Linda Vercler
Hostess Gift: Nancy Flessner
Lesson:  Meri Knapp  New Fruits and Vegetables

Tuesday, May 2   6:30pm  with 4 H Club
Hostesses: 4H & HCE
Hostess Gift: Arlene Brucker
Lesson....4H gives there presentations
  HCE will have meeting following

Tuesday,    June  ?   TBA 
Hostesses: 
Hostess Gift:
Lesson
 
 

HCE Lesson Cooking with Cast Iron 11-01-16
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Linda Vercle doing the lesson. Cracking egg to fry.

Making farmer treats for harvest 10-4-16
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Making Farmer Treats
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10-0416 17 bags Farmer Treats
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10-04-16 Fun Project
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Candy Pumpkin Treats for ourselves

2016 HCE Wreath
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2016 Festival of Trees/Wreaths at Library 11-20-16

2015 Tree for Festival of Trees
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blankets for Salem Boys Home, Flangan

Working Wilma Johnson Sale Lunch Stand 7/18/15
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Linda, Pat F, Meri, Pat J, Judy, Arlene, Birgit

Making Pillow cases for Children's Hospital
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Pat F, Nicole, Suellen. Linda, Birgit, Meri, Pat J. Picture by Judy E: 2-3-15

Cullom HCE Christmas Party 12-2-14
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Pat F, Diana, Judy, Linda, Betty, Pat J, Meri, Marge, Erran, Birgit, Arlene, Nicole

Donation of $100 to Library for Book Bags
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Meri Knapp to deliver

Fleece blankets for Salem Boys Home in Flanagan
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Displayed by Judy and Meri

First Cullom HCE Meeting of 2013-2014 09-03-13
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10 members and 3 guest (Kay Godbee, Cathy Cramer, Moni (Birgit's sister-in-law)

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PLANTING OF RED BUD TREE
GFWC IL Woman's Club of Cullom, Cullom HCE and Charlotte Plan-Its 4-H Club members shared in purchasing a Red Bud Tree to be planted by the Butterfly Garden on the corner of Walnut and Jeffery.  The tree was planted May 14, 2012. 

Woman's Club, HCE, 4-H members & Helpers present
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Pat F, Bob V, Linda V, Meri K, Josh S, Kim E, Judy E, Diana T, Lauren E ************

Red Bud Tree
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5-14-13 One year later. Beautiful

HCE Dec, 3, 2013 Christmas Party
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with items for Good Sam, Pontiac

12-04-12 Our HCE Christmas Party
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Our group with items for Food Pantry and Fleece Blanket held by Kim, Robin & Suellen for Give Away.

12-04-12 Activity
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We all made a Christmas Ornament in different colors

12-04-12 Showing off the different color ornaments
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Pat, Kim and Michelle

Made glass garden stakes at our 1-8-13 meeting
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Judy E, Nancy F, Michell J, Arlene B, Birgit McC, front: Jessica H, Helen T, Pat F.

1-8-13 HCE Meeting
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Up close look at some of our Glass Garden Stakes

1-8-13 HCE Meeting
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Some more garden stakes.

02-05-13 Speaker on Strokes at HCE Meeting
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Mary Kenndey from OSF Cullom

CEMETERY WALK
The Cullom HCE Unit held their 3rd annual Cemetery Walk, Saturday, Oct. 8 at 1:00pm at the Cullom Historical Society Museum, 123 W Hack.  They  heard some interesting facts from people of the past. There was a $5.00 donation at the door.
Thank you to Meri Knapp, Nancy Flessner, Pat Johnson and Sandy Gunther.   Thank you to Birgit McCulley and Arlene Brucker for providing the refreshments.   Thank you to the 32 who were in attendance.

10-08-16 HCE Cemetary Walk Setting
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Held at Cullom Historical Society Museum

Meri Knap
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Protrayed Martha Reinhart

Nancy Flessner
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Protrayed Dr. Dwyer

Pat Johnson
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Protrayed McCaughey Brothers

Sandy Gunther
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Protrayed Andrew Haag

Hostesses Arlene Brucker & Birgit McCulley
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2015 HCE Christmas Supper
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We all brought food items for the Food Pantry and had a grab bag gift exchange

Cullom HCE members assembled and sewed pillow cases for the Children's Hospital in Peoria at their meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the Cullom Community Building. Ten members helped. Pat F, Nicole F, Suellen F, Linda V, Birgit McC, Meri K, Pat J. Not pictured Nancy F, Jess H. Taking Pictue.. Judy E. Fourteen pillow cases were completed. Have 10 more to go. Goal is 24.

Pillow Cases for Children's Hospital in Peoria
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10 members worked on this project Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

2014 Fall Cullom HCE Garden
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Special visitors to our garden

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Helen Trost.--50 year member (2010)

May 1, 2012 meeting
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Years of service Linda Vercler 40 yrs; Jess Hahn 5 yrs; Birgit McCulley 40 yrs

02-25-13 Gathering at the hall to look for eagles
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Pat F, Judy, Meri, Connie, Nancy, Vicki, Linda, Paula, Arlene, Pat J, Birgit, Erran, Tori

Cullom HCE Trip to Straved Rock to see the Eagles
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02-25-13 Lunch at the Lodge with members and guest

02-25-13 Lunch at the Lodge
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group from one end

02-25-13 Our group having lunch at the Lodge
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This taken from other end of the table

02-25-13 HCE Trip to Starved Rock to Eagle watch
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Two of the approx 20 eagles seen. Saw several in flight. Beautiful Weather for eagle sighting.

02-25-13 Having fun with Hats at gift shop
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3 Eagles...Pat, Erran, Tori--1 Racoon...Birgit--1 Buffalo..Judy E

02-25-13 Our trolley trip to see the eagles
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Ava, our driver in front; Our HCE group & guest. Beautiful Day, beautiful weather

02-25-13 Young eagle spotted close to the road
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This eagle is under 5 yrs. They don't get all their white feathers till 5th year.

We welcome all ladies of the community to join us.