Travis County Extension Education Association

 


Welcome to the Texas Extension Education Association, Inc.  (TEEA) in Travis County.  Are you interested in making new friends, serving your community, personal growth and fulfillment, or improving your leadership skills?  Then you need to join a TEEA Club in Travis County.

To find a TEEA Club near you, contact your local Texas AgriLife Extension Service office. Read on to learn more about some of the programs and opportunities available in Travis County. . .


Extension Education clubs provide members with opportunities for education, leadership, and community service. Club members make new friends as they learn about topics that influence and impact their quality of life.  Some of these areas include:

  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Consumer Economics
  • Home Environment & Safety
  • Nutrition & Health

Extension Education Club members meet monthly for fun, fellowship and education.  You may join any of the two already established clubs in Travis County.  Membership is available without regard to sex, age, race, socioeconomic level, religion, disability, or national origin.

Long time 4-H Foundation Representative, Violet Alexander, currently serves at the TEEA District 10 Director. Una Kunkel, who served as the TEEA State President from 2008 to 2010, now serves at the TEEA District 10 Treasurer.

Our current meeting times and locations:

Bluff Springs EEA Club
Meets on 1st Thursday of the Month
10:00 AM
President- Beverly Shepherd
Phone: 512-312-0533
Sprinkle EEA Club
Meets on 3rd Monday of the Month
9:30 AM
President- Una Kunkel
Phone: 512-452-2176

If you would like to form an Extension Education club in the Austin area, or join an existing club, contact:

Sonia Coyle
County Extension Agent – Family & Consumer Sciences
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
1600-B Smith Road
Austin, Texas 78721
512.854.9600
sonia.coyle@ag.tamu.edu


What do Club Members Do?

Participate in monthly club meetings and enjoy fun and fellowship while they learn. In addition to caring for any necessary business at monthly meetings, an educational program is presented by the Extension Agent, a trained leader or guest speaker. Topics include anything the group wants to learn about. Some of the recent classes were “Who Get’s Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate”, “Adult Bullies”, “Dementia & Caregiving”, “Navigating Pinterest”, and “Nutrition: Fact of Myth”.

Become trained leaders through workshops and educational opportunities offered at the county, state and even the national level. The County Extension Agent regularly conducts “leader training” for club members, who, in turn, present the lesson to their respective club members.

Attend District, and State Conferences where they meet people from other locations with a common interest in strengthening families. Workshops and educational seminars are presented at these events.

  • TEEA State Conference – September 12th and 13th at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Marble Falls, TX.

Support 4-H, the youth development program of AgriLife Extension. Club members may lead project groups or serve as judges for contests.  Extension Education Clubs provide scholarships for 4-H members: 12 at the state level, 2 at the district level, and one in the county. Club members also serve as judges when needed.

Community Service. Extension Education Association members are interested in improving the life of all families in the community. Clubs and individuals have their own favorite projects.

  • Raise-a-Reader: The Raise a Reader program, which began in 2007, has to date delivered over 10,000 literacy packets to new parents through St. David’s Hospital’s Parent Education Classes and Austin Life Care. The program is a cooperative effort between TEEA, Austin Public Library and Austin Public Library Friends Foundation.
  • Ronald McDonald House: Members of the Sprinkle EE Club and Bluff Springs EE Club serve a lunch for residents and staff at the Ronald McDonald House. Each club serves about 25 people each month and have been doing so for 17 years.

Educational Resources

TEEA Emblem Symbols

Randall’s Good Neighbor Program – proceeds are used by Travis EEA to purchase supplies for the Raise-A-Reader Project.

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