ERIC Number: ED058516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Success Factors of Selected Organized Community Clubs in Middle Tennessee.
Luna, Roy M.; Dotson, Robert S.
A study was made of eight former Area Winning Community Clubs in Middle Tennessee. Sixteen club representatives and five County Agents were interviewed for the purpose of identifying and describing certain factors that contribute to the organization and continuation of community clubs. The study revealed that every primary reason for original organization and/or continuation came from within the group that constituted the club. The most important single reason for the above, as viewed by club representatives and agents, was that the community as a whole was interested in a specific project and felt that through group action their goal could be more easily attained. The primary reason for continuation of organization over time was because of a desire for recreation and fellowship which could be enjoyed by the group. The community improvement program was shown to be an important channel for Extension teaching. During all three time periods studied, the primary problem was to get members of the community interested in the organization. During the original organization year, the projects undertaken initially were usually simpler, less expensive, and required less time to complete than in later years. (Author/DB)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Agricultural Extension Service.