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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


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


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)
  • Bel-Heights ECA – 2nd Mon. @ 9:30 a.m. (Presbyterian Church of Lowell)
  • Creative Needlers – every Wed. 6-8 p.m. (Lucile Tatum Center)
  • Happy Potters ECA – 2nd Mon. @ 9 a.m. (Lucile Tatum Center)
  • Lucile Tatum ECA – called meetings only
  • Martha Goebel ECA – 1st Tues.@ 10:00 a.m. (Lucile Tatum Center)
  • Quiltmakers ECA – 3rd Thurs. @ 6:30 p.m. (Lucile Tatum Center)
  • Scrappers Unlimited ECA – 3rd  Sat. @ 10 a.m. (Lucile Tatum Center)

Click here for the NC ECA 2019 YEARBOOK


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

Follow us on Facebook:  @gastoneca