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ECA 2019 achievement day participants

ECA 2019 Achievement Day: Celebrating the Stars of ECA

ECA is a state volunteer organization supported by NC State Extension.

MISSION – To strengthen families through:

  • Leadership development, volunteer opportunities, and education support
  • Information from NC State University and North Carolina A&T University

ECA HELPS OUR COMMUNITY BY

  • Supporting NC State Extension programs and community projects
  • Providing educational scholarships
  • Teaching craft classes (such as ceramics, crochet, knitting, paper crafting, quilting, and sewing)

BE PART OF ECA

Everyone is invited to attend our monthly meetings, as well as be a part of our special interest groups:

  • Gaston Co. ECA Monthly Meeting – 1st Thurs. @ 10 a.m. during Jan., Feb., Mar., Oct, & Nov.; 1st Thurs. @ 6:30 p.m. during Apr., May, June, Aug., & Sept. (Please note no meetings are held during July and December)
  • Creative Needlers – every Wed. 6-8 p.m. 
  • Happy Potters ECA – 2nd Mon. @ 9 a.m.
  • Lucile Tatum ECA – four meetings to be announced (contact:  Martha Spurrier)
  • Martha Goebel ECA – 1st Tues.@ 10:00 a.m.
  • Quiltmakers ECA – 3rd Thurs. @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Scrappers Unlimited ECA – 3rd  Sat. @ 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2-6 p.m.

2020 STATE REFERENCE LINKS 

NOMINATION FORM FOR MEMBER/LEADER OF THE YEAR

Please nominate an ECA member worthy of recognition for their 2019 contributions to Gaston County. Nominations are due by February 2, 2020 – click here to access form.

2020 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

ECA is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. Current high school seniors, adults, and currently enrolled college students are eligible to apply:

All documents must be received or postmarked no later than Thursday, April 2, 2020. Applications can be mailed, emailed, or dropped off as follows:

  • MAIL: Lucile Tatum Extension Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC 28054
  • EMAIL:  Pam Bryson, ECA Liaison at pam.bryson@gastongov.com
  • DROP OFF:  Lucile Tatum Extension Center located at 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC from 8:30–11:30 a.m. OR 1– 4:30 p.m. (M – F:  Please note the building is closed daily from Noon–1 p.m.)

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Contact Information

Pam Bryson, 704.865.3291

Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC

Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (closed 12 – 1 p.m.) | Monday – Friday

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