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Surry County Extension and Community Association (ECA)

The Extension Community Association (ECA) is a volunteer organization that partners with N.C. Cooperative Extension to empower individuals and families improve their quality of living through continuing education, leadership development and community service.


The mission of the North Carolina ECA is to strengthen families and communities through:

  • Leadership Development
  • Community Action
  • Educational Support
  • Research-based education from North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University


Membership dues are $10.00 per year. New members are always welcome! There are currently six active ECA clubs in and 72 members located in Surry County:

  • Beulah Club (Goldie Sparger, President)
  • Dobson Early Birds (Jean Hester-Kyttle, President)
  • Good Neighbor Club
  • Pilot Mountain Achievers (Marilyn Geiger, President)
  • Salem Fork Club (Jean Hardy, President)
  • Siloam Club (Carole Simpson, Contact President)

Affairs of the local Extension Community Association are governed by the Surry County ECA County Council:

Marilyn Geiger (Pilot Mountain Achievers), President

Vacant, 1st Vice President

Goldie Sparger (Beulah), Rec. Secretary

Goldie Sparger (Beulah), Treasurer

Camilla Cook (Dobson Early Birds), Correspondence/Benevolence

Joy Hemmings (Siloam), Advisor

Carmen J. Long (Cooperative Extension), Agent