Home and Community Education (HCE)

Sauk County has 11 clubs within the county whose goal is to provide education, develop and improve leaders, build coalitions with other organizations and agencies, and to promote friendship and understanding with all people of the world. Sauk County Home and Community Education (SCHCE) is open to anyone who is interested, regardless of race, creed, or national origin. You can join a local club or support the organization as an individual member.  Annual dues are $10/person.

For more information on Sauk County HCE, please contact Donna Oschner, at dochsner47@gmail.com.

For information on Wisconsin HCE visit http://www.wahceinc.org/

– The Sauk County HCE Executive Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month –

SCHCE Newsletters

News and Views is the SCHCE newsletter that is published five times per year. 

May/June/July Newsletter 2024

March & April Newsletter 2024

January & February Newsletter 2024

SCHCE Programs and Projects

Lynn's Legacy

Lynn’s Legacy provides bags of goodies for radiology and chemotherapy patients in Sauk County. The gift bags include personal-care items such as lotions, sanitizers, lip balm, baby shampoo, and foot cream – products that are fragrance and alcohol-free. This makes them safe for patients who have weakened immune systems due to treatments. Knitted, crocheted, or sewn scarves or caps are included in the bags as well. If you or anyone dear to you is currently in treatment and has not received one of these bags, please contact Pam Felland, Lynn’s Legacy Chairperson, at 608-522-4942.

Wisconsin Bookworms

Wisconsin Bookworms is a state-wide collaboration and outreach effort of the Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education (WAHCE), UW-Extension Family Living Program, and Wisconsin Public Television.  It is designed to provide free books and an early reading experience for children from limited income families.  In Sauk County, each month volunteers read award-winning books to children, engage them in a related activity, give books to the children and provide educational activity sheets for their families.  Funding for this project is from community organizations such as United Way, Rotary, and various memorials.  Sauk County reads to Head Start children in Reedsburg, Baraboo, and Sauk Prairie.

Student Scholarships

            Sauk County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) has three $600 scholarships available to Sauk County high school or college students.  The amount of each scholarship and number of scholarships can be adjusted by the Board.  High school students must be seniors at a Sauk County high school, reside in Sauk County but attend a public or private high school outside of Sauk County, or be homeschooled in Sauk County.  College students must be Sauk County residents or graduates of a Sauk County high school who attend any accredited college or technical institution.  All applicants must be a child, grandchild, sibling, niece or nephew of a Sauk County HCE member who has maintained membership for at least the previous two years. Scholarship applications are due each year by March 10th.  Contact Jan Hanson at 608-544-5000, 608-370-4740 or norwaycarts@gmail.com for an application or for more information.

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