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FAQs

Q:

What does CHEFS & Encouragement mean?

A:

Christian Home Educators Family Support & Encouragement.

Q:

What is CHEFS & Encouragement?

A:

We are a social group and we try and offer a variety of events each year to help round out what you do at home. CHEFS has been around for about 20 years.  We are not a co-op but we can help you find them!  

Check out our calendar to see all the great events we have posted including field trips, teen activities, prom and graduation.

Q:

Can I plan an event?

A:

Yes, any member of CHEFS can plan an event. Just message one of the board members and we will get it going.  

Q:

How is CHEFS organized and managed?

A:

CHEFS & Encouragement is a non-profit organization.  It is run by a volunteer board of seven women.  The board treats CHEFS as a ministry to homeschooling families and strive to be good stewards of our responsibilities.  Any member may request to see our financial records and our board meetings are open to members as well. 

Q:

Why do you charge a yearly membership fee of $20 and how is that money used?

A:

CHEFS & Encouragement was ran for many years on Facebook.  The need grew for a better way to organize events, collect payments for events and to get instructions to members.  There were also some privacy concerns with using such an open platform like Facebook.  Our website provides much better tools for running a group and keeping everyone safe. 

The majority of your fees go toward the cost of the website and rental fees for the facilities we use in the community. Other smaller expenses include paper goods and printed materials.  Board members do not receive any kind of compensation.

Q:

What does “parked” mean? Why can’t I sign-up for events?

A:

Parked means you need to pay for your yearly membership. If you look at your balance you should see a $20 balance. Once you pay that, you will be good to go. If you have paid and have been mistakenly parked, please let us know and we will take care of immediately.