Oklahoma Home and Community Education
Working together to build better communities through leadership and service. The Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) organization has a rich history. Established more than 75 years ago, OHCE continues to enrich the lives of families and individuals though education, fellowship and community service.
Name changes throughout history have reflected the changes in program and society. These include: Home Demonstration Clubs, Extension Homemakers, and Family & Community Education Groups.
Local OHCE groups meet monthly and have an educational, research-based program. OHCE members participate in a variety of activities including the Tulsa County Free Fair, cultural arts tours, OHCE Week, annual holiday luncheon, special interest workshops and community service projects.
For membership information, contact the Extension office at (918) 746-3706.
- The Mission
- Working together to strengthen individuals, families and communities through education, leadership and action.
- Provide continuing education from the OSU Extension Service in all aspects of home and community life
- Members to be well informed and able to handle changes in their homes and communities
- Together Everyone Achieves More!
- Develop of well-informed people equipped to identify and react to changing problems in the family and community.
- Bring the latest findings of science and research in the field of family and
consumer sciences to the membership.
- Offer opportunities for involvement in the community through volunteerism.
- OHCE Creed
We believe the family should come first in the life of the individual, the community, and the nation. We will build our homes on love and mutual respect. We shall endeavor to discover the potential in our children and our neighbor’s children and to help them develop their personalities in such a manner that they make a worthwhile contribution to life.
We shall maintain high standards in our homes through research and education to promote better use of our environment and better living conditions for all.
We shall encourage a faith in a God of love who is forever revealed through natural laws and human personalities.
We shall have faith that strong leaders shall go forth from our homes and communities, carrying with them throughout the universe the ideals which we have proclaimed.
- Why Join?
- Share information and teach skills to others
- Support local charitable organizations
- Take interesting educational tours
- Build lifelong friendships
- College scholarships available to members and family
- Support and participate in the Tulsa County Fair
- Be part of a State wide organization
- Have FUN
- How to Start or Join an OHCE Group
- Call the Tulsa County OSU Extension Center at (918) 746-3706 to find a local group near you.
- Complete the membership form.
- Pay the annual membership dues.
- Participate in OHCE activities.
- County Wide Committee Projects
All Groups support & participate in:
- Cultural Enrichment - Promote cultural and historical events.
- Family Issues - Promote literacy programs and help families unite and improve community life.
- Healthy Living - Increase awareness of healthy living for all.
- Holiday Luncheon - A time for recognition, fun & fellowship.
- Membership - Organize activities and workshops to promote and maintain OHCE Members.
- Promotional Sales - Increase revenue to supplement OHCE-TC and scholarships.
- Resource Management - Increase awareness of practices to improve family life and protect environmental resources.
- Scholarship - Award scholarships to members or family members annually.
- Tulsa County Fair - Organize and manage the Open Class entries and promote the fair to the community.
- Tulsa County Groups
Meet 2nd Thursday at 12:00 PM.
Meeting place: Martin East Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Rd., Tulsa
Contact: Wanda Moore – (918) 627-4306
Community Service Project: Make quilts for Quilts of Valor and other community projects. Support Happy Hands Program.
Meet 2nd Wednesday at 10:00 AM.
Meeting place: South County Recreation Center, 13800 S Peoria Ave., Bixby
Contact: Glenda Meinheit
Community Service Projects: Support Jenks Food Bank and Make Military care packages.
- Jenks Night Owls
Meet 2nd Thursday at 5:30 PM
Meeting Place: Newspring Family Church
2907 W 108 Pl. S., Jenks
Contact: Holly Eller - (918) 640-0960
Community Service Projects: Donate bags to DHS for the children to carry their personal items in. Make Military care packages.
- Knit N Stitch
Meet 2nd Monday at 9:00 AM
Meeting place: OSU Extension Center, 4116 E 15 St., Tulsa
Contact: Deborah McIntyre- (918) 381-3278
Community Service Projects: Make surged quilts for various organizations; teach needlework and quilting.
- Owasso Jewels
Meet 2nd Tuesday at 1:30 PM
Meeting Place: Bailey Education Foundation, 10502 N. 110 E Ave., Owasso
Contact: Dolores Williams - (405) 448-1665
Community Service Projects: Supports Pregnancy Resource Center, Owasso Hope Harbor Children's Home, and Family Services.
- Owasso Jewels- Diamonds in the Rough
Meet 3rd Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Meeting Place: Bailey Education Foundation, 10502 N 110 E Ave., Owasso
Contact: Cheryell Romere - (918) 274-9454
Community Service Projects: To be determined.
- Valley View
Meet 1st Tuesday at 1:00 PM
Meeting Place: OSU Extension Center, 4116 E 15 St., Tulsa
Contact: Dorothy Swindler - (918) 613-9296
Community Service Projects: Support the Tulsa County Emergency Shelter
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