TEEA Conference held in San Marcos

Pictured L to R:  Sandy Fry, Cathy Hanzik, and Erna Thielemann.

“We Believe in The Sanctity of The Home” was the theme for the 2013 Texas Extension Education  Association (TEEA) State Conference held at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Spa & Conference Center in San Marcos, Texas, September 10 and 11.  The total number in attendance was 459.

Fort Bend County Extension Education Association was represented by Erna Thielemann of Richmond, delegate, Sandra Fry, Fort Bend County Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent, and Cathy Hanzik of Needville, State TEEA President.

Dr. Stephen Green, Associate Professor and Extension Child Development Specialist, Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service was the Convention keynote speaker highlighting research about the impact of family and home.
The Leadership Workshop presented during a Lunch and Learn was entitled “Taters Take the Lead”.  The participants learned about positive leadership, personal leadership traits, and the importance of group involvement to ensure success.  This modeled how educational programs could be presented to TEEA members and working individuals who cannot attend TEEA educational programs any other time because of their work schedule.

This year the educational program titles were “Necessary Documents”, “Who Can You Trust! Google, Goggles”,” Social Media/Social Networking”, and “True Colors – Working Together to Be More Productive”.  There were four other educational programs presented simultaneously.  They were entitled “God Made a Quilter / Doodling Quilts”, “A Little Fluff in Your Ear”, the “Ins and Outs of Credit Reports and Credit Scores”, and “Let’s make a deal! It’s free???? Really free?”.

The 86th TEEA Conference ended with a banquet, entertainment, and installation of officers for 2013-2014 with Cathy Hanzik serving another year as TEEA State President.

Please contact your local Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service Office at 281-342-3034 to get more information regarding TEEA and on scheduling any of these free educational programs for your local church or civic group.

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