Interested in Becoming a Member?

Membership is open to all regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. Members typically join HCE clubs, but may join as an individual member.  There are 13 clubs in Columbia County and 10 individual members for a total of 140 members.

HCE Club Membership

An HCE club is a group of friends and neighbors who meet regularly to:

  • Learn up-to-date information on a variety of home and family topics
  • Grow as a leader by taking roles in the county association or your local club
  • Get involved in community improvement activities and local projects
  • Contribute to international projects
  • Get to know people from across Columbia County at HCE programs and county-wide HCE meetings
  • Have fellowship and fun

HCE Club Contacts and Meeting Times (times and location subject to change)

 Mary Lou Neary
(920) 348-5919
 2nd Wednesday, 6:45 p.m.
Jane Morgan Library, Cambria
 Castle Builders
 Bobbie Goodman
(608) 429-3046
3rd Monday, 1:00 p.m.
Pardeeville Library
 Kim Shanks
(608) 742-7967
3rd Thursday, 1:00 p.m.
Homes, Portage area
 Country Settlers
 Margo Holzman
(608) 635-7772
3rd Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.
Dekorra Lutheran Church or TBA
 Durward’s Glen
 Liz Miller
(608) 742-4604
3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Homes, Merrimac area
 Linda Heckel
(608) 742-6416
1st Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.
Restaurants/homes, Portage area
 Jean Minick
(920) 992-3465
3rd Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.
Restaurants, Columbus area
 Kozy Korner
 Delores Albrecht
(920) 348-5662
Restaurants/homes, Cambria area
 Cheryl Neef
(608) 429-3889
 2nd Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.
Marcellon Town Hall
 Pleasure Hill
 Fay Burmeister
(608) 429-2905
3rd Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.
Homes, Pardeeville/Rio area
 Joanne Sanderson
(920) 348-5568
 Sew & So’s
Margaret Sanderson
(608) 429-2815
2nd Thursday, 1:30 p.m.
Homes, Pardeeville area
 Phyllis Damm
(920) 623-4939
3rd Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.
Homes, Columbus area

HCE Individual Membership

Individual membership is for a person who is interested in learning, but for one reason or another cannot attend club meetings and wishes to still participate in the activities of HCE including educational programs, events, and activities that are of personal interest.

Membership Dues

Annual membership dues are $12.00.
Click here for membership form:  Member-Dues-Form

For More Information

Contact the Columbia County Human Development and Relationships Educator:

Amanda Coorough
Extension Columbia County
112 E. Edgewater St., Room 212
Portage, WI  53901
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