|Says Shari Grayczyk, one of the organizers of EaCH:
"My friend and I have put together a small group of homeschoolers on the East side of the Maumee River (Oregon, Genoa, Northwood, Rossford, Curtice, Millbury, etc.). It is called EaCH for Eastside Christian Homeschoolers.
You do NOT have to be a Christian or live on the Eastside to be considered a member. There isn't any membership fee and it's almost exclusively an email support group. By that, I mean we have gathered each other's names and family information, forwarded it to everyone in the group, and email about different field trips, homeschool information, new websites, new happenings, etc.
We have been able to form some really strong bonds and have connected a lot of families who would otherwise never have been connected. We have periodically and informally met for parties or field trips, however we aren't by any means exclusive.
We consistently ask each family to join groups like CHESS, HEMS, CHENO, SEEDS/CHOICE or HELP. We realize that 99% of the families are relatively new to homeschooling, haven't ever attended a support group meeting or convention, or don't travel to the meetings due to the distance from their home.
Contact information: (note: webmaster has fixed the email link!)
EaCH - Eastside Christian Homeschoolers
Contact person: Shari Grayczyk