Home & Community Education

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The Manitowoc County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) is a non-profit, educational, and service organization. Membership is open to all individuals without regard to race, sex, color, ethnic background, residence or economic circumstances.

Reasons to belong to the Manitowoc County HCE Association are:

  • Sense of being a part of something worthwhile
  • An opportunity to gain personal satisfaction
  • A feeling of being wanted
  • An opportunity to be with and work with others
  • A chance to use or develop skills and talents
  • An opportunity to stay active and involved
  • A sense of contribution to the community and neighbors

Registration Forms (New Individual) Affirmative Action Become a member today!
2019 Manitowoc County HCE Officers are:

President: Amy Kohlmann

Vice-President of Programming: Nancy Oehldrich

Vice-Presidents of Family and Community Life: Cindy Christianson

Secretary: Linda Verlinden

Treasurer: Phyllis Hickmann


Program Book 2019 

February – March  2019

April – May 2019

August – September 2019

October – November 2019

December 2019-January 2020




Additional HCE Information

  • HCE By-laws
  • International Day
    “Let’s Travel to Singapore”
    Date:                   Saturday, October 5th
    Time:                  1:00PM
    Location:            Extension, Manitowoc County Office, Room 300
    Description:       Our presenter will be Kathy Bohan (daughter of HCE member Jeanette Klauck). Kathy’s husband was offered a job in Singapore and they ended up living there for 9 years. Her presentation will discuss how and why Singapore, a small island at the end of Malay Peninsula, became the powerhouse it is today. She’ll also share her experience of living in Asia as an American.  Please join us!
  • North East Fall District Meeting
    Date:                   Wednesday, October 16th
    Time:                  9:00am
    Location:            New Life Methodist Church, 721 Pleasant Way, Seymour, WI
  • Manitowoc HCE Fall Association Meeting
    Date:                   Wednesday, November 6th
    Time:                   Registration at 9:00am Meeting at 10:00am
    Location:            Meats Opera House, 204 S. 4th Ave., St. Nazianz, WI
    There will be a White Elephant Sale at the meeting

Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education (WAHCE)


Nitrate Screening at the Manitowoc County Fair

HCE collaborates with the Manitowoc County Soil and Water Department to assist them in an effort to increase the number of private wells tested each year.

Nitrate Screening Results:

Nitrate Levels in Manitowoc County 1994-2016

2016 Nitrate Levels by Town

2018 Nitrate Map

Any Manitowoc County resident interested in getting their well water tested should contact the Soil and Water Department at (920) 683-4183. When calling, state that you saw this offer on the Family Living website.


HCE Scholarship Applications

Youth Scholarships

Application Form – Student Scholarship  The Manitowoc County Association for Home and Community Education will award two $500 scholarships annually. Applicants may be seniors in high school or college students continuing their education. Applicants must be sons, daughters, or grandchildren of a current Manitowoc County Association  for Home and Community Education member. This scholarship can be used for any field of advanced study. The deadline to apply is April 1st of the current year.

Adult Scholarships

Ardith McDowell International Scholarship This $250 scholarship is available to WAHCE members only, for travel to a WAHCE supported international project. This scholarship may be received once in three years and is to be used for travel expenses. The deadline to apply is June 1st of the current year.

Memorial Leadership Application This $200 scholarship is for WAHCE members only for leadership training so members can become capable, willing, and enthusiastic leaders in the organization. The deadline to apply is June 30th of the current year.

Ruth B. Sayre ApplicationThis $500 general education scholarship is available to a woman who is a resident of North or South America, who shows financial need, and has the ability to complete her education. The deadline to apply is March 1st of the current year.


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