Austin County Extension Education members attend conference


Eight Extension Education members of Austin County participated in the State TEEA Conference last month in Waco.

Those representing Austin County were Jessie Kokemor, Doris Glenewinkel, Annette Balke, Knellen Quniteros, Carolyn Balke, Gladys Frank and Joan Buenger. 

Austin County’s delegates were among 400-plus members, guests, and Extension faculty representing all 254 Texas counties. The conference gave members the opportunity to renew friendships, gain knowledge and skills and witness the true meaning of volunteerism. 

In addition, Austin County had several members recognized for a variety of wonderful accomplishments. 

  • Bonnie Schulz – Cultural Arts (first place – garment and accessories; second place – quilt)
  • Debra Kollman – Cultural Arts (third place – rooster painting)
  • Annette Balke – Cultural Arts (third place – small quilt)
  • Carolyn Balke - District 11 Texas Treasure honoree
  • Bleblerville EEA – 85-year club recognition
  • West End EEA - 70-year club recognition
  • Lois Schubert – 30-year member
  • Rosalie Minks – 25-year member
  • Bonnie Schulz – 25-year member

Austin County EEA was also named as one of the Honor Roll of Counties for District 11. L

Austin County had the following members participate as exhibitors in the State Cultural Arts competition: Malinda Schramm, Cindy Slator and Jessie Kokemor. 

 Extension Education Clubs work with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to strengthen and enrich families through educational programs, leadership development and community service. Persons who would like to join or learn more about Extension Education Clubs are asked to call Michelle Allen at the Austin County Extension Office at 979-865-2072.


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