Never been to Home and Family Conference?!!  You could qualify and receive a First Timer Award to help defray the cost of attending. Ten state winners are selected – one from each IEHA District.  Read the information here, then move on to the application.

FIRST TIMER FACTS

STATE WINNERS

  • One (1) winner is chosen in each District.
  • Each District Representative reports the winner to First Timer Chair.
  • The Chair will correspond with the winners.
  • Winners should register for Conference and housing upon announcement of award at their District Meeting.
  • Winners must attend the entire Conference.
  • The registration receipt must be sent to the State Treasurer before release of the funds.
  • Winners receive a $150.00 check from IEHA State Treasurer after summiting receipt.
  • The $150.00 is to be applied toward the cost of conference.
  • If unable to attend Conference, entire amount of funds received must be returned to the State Treasurer.

DISTRICT & COUNTY WINNERS

  • Not all districts and counties choose their own First Timers.
  • District and county winners do not receive money from the State Organization.
  • Awards may vary depending upon the district or county.
  • District and county winners are not given special Conference seating.
  • District and county winners may be asked to stand for recognition from where they are seated.
  • It is the responsibility of the district or county to provide further recognition of these winners.

ALL FIRST TIMERS

  • First Timers are asked to check-in at the First Timers table at Conference Registration. Check Conference schedule for time and place.
  • First Timer ribbons to attach to your name badge are available from First Timer Registration near Conference Registration.
  • Door banners are not allowed for winners at any level.

County First Timer Application are due to DR by March 15. District First Timer winner applications are due by April 1 to First Timer Chair. Chair name and address is listed in the IEHA Directory .