Clubs in Webster County
Association for Family and Community Education (FCE) is an organization
of volunteers who have been a strong voice in promoting a healthier and
better life for individuals, families and communities.
Building on the strength of the family as the center of a strong
citizenry, FCE has a rich history of accomplishments.
Keeping pace with the evolving needs of society, FCE focuses today
on the following major concerns:
Family Life/Children & TV
TV Tune Out Violence Day
is April 5th.
We collect signed pledges from families asking them to
honor this day and not watch any TV programs with violence.
Child Advocacy Day --
In January, our members go to Jefferson City, Missouri, taking
with them as many cuddly dolls as we’ve collected and made
during the year.
These dolls are given to our state legislators, who in turn find
childlren with special needs for these dolls.
Some of our dolls have found their way to young children
who’ve been severely abused.
We feel good that in a small way we’ve helped to give them
some comfort. These
dolls also help remind our legislators that children are to be
considered when they are making decisions for our state.
Reading Buddy Programs --
Members volunteer to go into our local elementary school and read
with the children.
Essay Contest -- FCE sponsors an essay contest for all
Webster County schools.
All 4th graders are encouraged to participate in an essay
entitled “What A Family Means To Me.”
These essays are judged on the county level and the winners are
forwarded to be judged on the state level.
Prizes are awarded to the winners.
-- Students are encouraged
to write stories on things they see, live or imagine.
Golden Books -- FCE
provided the opportunity to purchase the Golden Books at a
substantially reduced price.
We have given these out to families who can’t afford to purchase
encourages young children to have an interest in reading at a
Environmental / Global
Our focus is on clean water, clean air, and household dangers.
We believe in being prepared for emergency responses.
Pennies for Friendship -- ACWW, an affiliate of FCE,
is a down-to-earth approach to promoting international
goodwill. Its aims
are to improve the standard of living for families.
FCE members from all over the world are asked to donate
their lowest coin
of their country to help continue this worthwhile cause.
We also study the customs of various countries.
This year India is the chosen country, and we are
collecting through various means to pay for the services of a
doctor in India for one year.
Through workshops and programs, we promote good family health
habits, learn about aspects of home based health care, and study
health care plans and changes in health insurance.
Times change, but the needs of people remain the same. The strength of the National Association for Family and
Community Education is the commitment of its membership in caring for
and sharing with others.
If you would like to know more about FCE and its local clubs, contact
the Webster County Extension Center in Marshfield, Missouri at
417-859-2044 or by e-mail at
Family & Community Education Association Clubs (FCE)
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month
Laverne Chisum, President
Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month
Dorene Yearian, President
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month
Jeannie Moreno, President
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