The emblem is a circle suggesting the continuity of life in our state, homes, and community education. The single candle symbolizes the unity of goals and purposes of our organization. The candle emphasizes the saying “it is better to light just one little candle” and through unity light the world. The edge of the seal has 77 bites of light between the cogs representing all counties of Oklahoma. This forms a work wheel that our members have put their shoulders against and thus turns our world into a better society. Standing behind the candle is our great state of Oklahoma.
We believe the family should come first in the life of the individual, the community, and the nation. We will build our homes on love and mutual respect. We shall endeavor to discover the potential in our children and our neighbor’s children and to help them develop their personalities in such a manner that they make a worthwhile contribution to life. We shall maintain high standards in our homes through research and education to promote better use of our environment and better living condition for all. We shall encourage a faith in a God of love who is forever revealed through natural laws and human personalities. We shall have faith that strong leaders shall go forth from our homes and communities, carrying with them throughout the universe the ideals which we have proclaimed.
THE OHCE COLORS AND FLOWER
The OHCE colors are green and gold, and the flower is the African Marigold.
THE COUNTY HOME AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION
The purpose of Oklahoma Home and Community Education is to develop leadership, and to promote and extend the best interests of the family, home and community through a County HCE Association. The County Organization is made up of the membership of each local group, is governed by the elective officers of the county organization, and the presidents and secretaries of all local groups.
THE LOCAL HOME AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION GROUP
The local HCE group is organized at the community or local level for the purpose of studying Family and Consumer Sciences and putting into practice research-based methods for improving family life.