The annual Home and Family Conference is sponsored by the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association and Health and Human Sciences Extension at Purdue University.

June 3-5, 2019

Join us for a three day conference to learn new heritage skill crafts, i-Lead sessions, annual meeting, and more. Conference is held at …………..

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i-LEaD, Level 1 Certification Course, Monday 11-5
Concurrent Sessions, Tuesday 1:45-2:45
Concurrent Sessions, Tuesday 3:00-4:00
Concurrent Session, Tuesday 4:15-5:15
Concurrent Session, Wednesday 11:00-12:00
Concurrent Session, Wednesday 1:30-2:30
Concurrent Session, Wednesday 2:45-3:45
Concurrent Session, Wednesday 4:00-5:00
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Heritage Skill Monday Session 1 (1:00 pm to 2:30 pm)

Classes are limited, if a class is unavailable please select another class

Monday Classes Session 1 1:00-2:30 pm

Heritage Skill Monday Session 2 (2:15 pm to 3:15 pm)

Monday Classes Session 2, 2:15-3:15 pm

Heritage Skill Monday Session 3 (3:00 -4:30 pm)

Monday Classes Session 3, 3:00-4:30 pm

Heritage Skill Wednesday (11 am to 12 pm)

Wednesday Classes 11a-12p

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I Can

Presenter/s: Jo Almond, Barb Keyes and Stephanie Jerabek Join us as we review the “I Can” program for the past year. You will learn about the successful programs from participating counties, along with new ideas for the coming year. Come and enjoy a hands on experience with “I Can”

Ask Angie

Presenter/s: Dr. Angie Abbott Update from assistant dean and associate director for Purdue Extension, Dr. Angie Abbott. THIS SESSION IS FOR EXTENSION EDUCATORS ONLY.

Membership Jam

Presenter/s: Deb Sweet and Membership Com. Come learn how others overcome membership challenges, retain members, excite members and recruit new members. We will also take time to celebrate some members. We will also have an open discussion to hear your ideas and needs concerning membership.

The Indiana Early Learning Foundations: Using them in Everyday Lives to Ensure all Hoosier Children are Ready for School

Presenter/s: Megan Purcell In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of the state’s Early Learning Foundations: their development, why they exist, and how educators use them. Then, participants will engage in activities applying the foundations to everyday activities in which families and children are involved. Lastly, participants will examine how they can implement the Foundations in their own lives to improve school readiness for children.

Reducing Spending for Special Occasions and Holidays

Presenter/s: Diana Stone Throughout the year, consumers spend a significant amount of money for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, weddings, Easter, Halloween, Christmas and many other occasions. The average person spends over $1,000 per year for Valentine’s Day and Christmas together. Learn a variety of ways to reduce spending with ideas for decorations, costumes, gifts, paper products, food choices and much more. Enjoy the special occasions without breaking the bank!

ACWW Conference 2016

Presenter/s: Toni Murray and Marcia Dodge Display of items from the United Kingdom trip to London and Scotland. Also, ACWW Conference of Warwick University. Also, pictures from the above trip will be displayed, along with a look into an international conference.

Communication Difficulties in Stroke Survivors

Presenter/s: Jiyeon Lee and Emily Bauman Stroke is the second leading cause of mortality worldwide, and the major cause of long-term disability in adults. In Indiana, being situated in the ‘stroke belt’, there is a higher incidence of stroke than in the rest of the nation. One of the persisting disabilities of stroke patients is loss of their communication abilities (aphasia). Research evidence shows that patients with aphasia continue to improve their communication skills even years post-stroke, with continued participation in communication-based activities and interactions. Unfortunately, most patients are left isolated after hospital discharge, with limited access and knowledge on available services and resources in the community. In this workshop, we aim to provide information on the communication difficulties associated with aphasia and supportive strategies and clinical and research resources available through Purdue University’s Aphasia group.

Exchange Homemaker

Presenter/s: Nancy Jo Prue Enjoy a session with IEHA Exchange Homemaker from Newton County, Nancy Jo Prue. Learn of her experiences in Ontario, Canada with members of Federated Women’s Institute of Ontario, how IEHA is similar to FWIO, and how she as a member of IEHA, enjoys some of the same activities and interests as FWIO members.

What’s Next in Tech?

Presenter/s: Ryan Wynkoop It’s easy to get caught up in the current tech fads, but what’s the next big thing? Join in this interactive presentation as we explore and discover the tools on the horizon that can impact how we will interact with Extension programming in the next few years. After exploring the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, Wearable Technology and Makerspace, we will strategize how these tools can be incorporated into local programming to improve lives and livelihoods

Google Tools for Home and Family

Presenter/s: Ryan Wynkoop Aside from being a powerful search engine, Google offers many different platforms and tools that can make work and life a little easier. Join in this hands-on presentation as we explore multiple Google tools like Keep, Calendar, Forms and Voice. After some brief demonstrations, we will take time to use each of the tools and discuss their applications to home and family life. Bring a smartphone, tablet or laptop with you to work along. Be sure you have a free Google account in order to use them


LEVEL I ~ Personal Leadership - Focuses on the “individual.”

Participants will develop an understanding of leadership, assess their own skills, and develop a personal philosophy of leadership.

LEVEL II ~ Interpersonal Leadership - Focuses on the “you and me.”

Participants will focus on the development of communication skills, team building, and group decision making and trust.

LEVEL III ~ Group Leadership - Focuses on the “community.”

Participants will grow in their ability to become community leaders by studying what makes for effective boards and committees and how to develop a community vision.

Session Details

WHEN: Home & Family Conference, Monday June 4th
TIME: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
LUNCH: Only a short break will be taken for lunch. Bring your lunch/snack or grab a quick one at the food court.
COST: There is no charge for the session.
BRING: Participants will need to bring a 3-ring notebook, pens or pencils and note paper.
SIGN UP: You must pre-register for this session

Heritage Skills AND Crafts. Seating is limited.

Session 1 Monday, 1:00-2:30pm

Flat Reed Weaving: Ear of Corn (Fall Décor) $6.00 1-2 pm - Class Limit 20

Creations from Christmas Cards & Preserving $6.00 Memories with a Needle (2 classes in 1) 1-2pm – Class Limit 20

Basic Hand Quilting $5.00 Participants BRING a Thimble and Fabric Scissors 1-2pm – Class Limit 15

Stained Glass Workshop $15.00 1-2:30pm – Class Limit 15

Session 2 Monday, 2:15-3:15pm

Flat Reed Weaving: Angel $9.00 Class Limit 20

Creations from Christmas Cards & Preserving Memories w/ a Needle (2 Classes in 1) $6.00 Class Limit 20

Basic Hand Quilting $5.00 Participants BRING a Thimble and Fabric Scissors Class Limit 15

Session 3 Monday, 3:00-4:30pm

Stained Glass Workshop $15.00 3:00-4:30pm – Class Limit 15

Flat Reed Weaving: Angel $9.00 3:30 – 4:30pm - Class Limit 20

Alcohol Ink Art $6.00 3:30-4:30pm – Class Limit 15

Basic Hand Quilting $5.00 Participants BRING a Thimble and Fabric Scissors 3:30-4:30pm – Class Limit 15

Wednesday, 11:00am - 12 noon

Alcohol Ink Art $6.00 Class Limit 15

Hexagons Craft Projects $5.00 Class Limit 20

Huck (Swedish) Weaving $10.00 Class Limit 15