KEHA Dues Deadlines – Dues payment and the KEHA state remittance form (KEHA Appendix, page 16) are due by Dec. 15 and are delinquent if not received by Dec. 31. If a county is delinquent, they will not be permitted to have voting delegates and rights to vote at the 2022 state business meeting. Mail with check made payable to KEHA to Harlene Welch, 207 Fifth Street, Cynthiana, KY 41031.

KEHA Membership Drive Awards As you wrap-up your membership drive, remember that the county with the greatest percentage increase in members will receive the Ms. E. Go traveling award and $300. The county with the greatest increase in number of members will receive the Ms. Way to Go traveling award and $300. The KEHA membership drive awards are based upon your county’s December dues remittance.

2022 KEHA State Board Elections – Credentials will be sought for a total of four positions to be elected in May 2022: President, Secretary, 4-H Youth Development Chair, and Management and Safety Chair. All will serve from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025. Job descriptions for these positions are available on the KEHA website in the “State Board” section. Credentials must be sent certified mail and postmarked by April 9, 2022. Watch for additional information in the spring.

KEHA Membership Recognitions – The KEHA Membership Recognition Report is due Dec. 31 (see KEHA Manual, Appendix, page 17). For membership tenure recognition, only those reaching the denoted milestone this year should be included in the report. Send to Julie Hook, KEHA 2nd Vice President, 74 County Road 1021, Cunningham, KY 42035 or julie.hook@carlisle.kyschools.us. The report may also be submitted electronically at 2021-2022 Membership Recognition Report.

Leadership Development Chair – Ann Porter of Mason County has recently been appointed to fill an unexpired term as KEHA Leadership Development Educational Chairman (term ending in 2023). Porter was instrumental in planning the first KEHA Leadership Academy, and she looks forward to planning a second academy for Spring 2023.

KEHA Development Grants – KEHA development grants provide areas and counties with the opportunity to obtain funding for projects. Applications must be submitted by KEHA members. The guidelines and application form are included in the KEHA Manual, Handbook section, pages 107-111, and on the KEHA website under “Member Resources.” Applications must be sent by certified mail and postmarked by March 1. Send to Julie Hook, KEHA 2nd Vice President, 74 County Road 1021, Cunningham, KY 42035 or julie.hook@carlisle.kyschools.us.

KEHA Mini-Grants for Study or Research – KEHA offers mini-grants of up to $500 for study or research. Applications may be submitted by KEHA members, FCS agents, or FCS specialists. The guidelines and application form are included in the KEHA Manual, Handbook section, pages 104-106, and on the KEHA website under “Member Resources.” Applications must be submitted by March 1. Send to Julie Hook, KEHA 2nd Vice President, 74 County Road 1021, Cunningham, KY 42035 or julie.hook@carlisle.kyschools.us.

KEHA Scholarships – KEHA provides two educational scholarship programs:

  • The Evans/Hansen/Weldon Scholarship is open to any full-time student attending a college or accredited undergraduate program in Kentucky and majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Environmental Science degree program. Details and the scholarship application are included in the KEHA Manual, Handbook section, pages 94-98 and on the KEHA website under “Member Resources.” Please promote this in your county. Applications are due by March 1 to the KEHA Leadership Development Chair. Send to: Ann Porter, P.O. Box 88, Washington, KY  41096 or annsporter42@gmail.com.
  • The KEHA Homemaker Member Scholarship is open to KEHA members with a minimum of 3 years of active membership. The scholarship may be used for any college or university, as well as for a trade or technical school. It is intended for students pursuing their first degree or certification. Details and the scholarship application are included in the KEHA Manual, Handbook section, pages 99-102 and on the KEHA website under “Member Resources.” Please share this with your members. Applications are due by March 1 to the KEHA Leadership Development Chair. Send to: Ann Porter, P.O. Box 88, Washington, KY  41096 or annsporter42@gmail.com.

Dates to Remember

  • December – County dues due to the KEHA State Treasurer and Area Treasurer (use remittance form found in the KEHA Manual Appendix page 16). Please send remittance to Harlene Welch, KEHA Treasurer, 207 Fifth Street, Cynthiana, KY 41031.
  • December 31 – Dues final deadline. Any county that does not submit state dues by this date will not be eligible to vote at the 2022 KEHA Business Meeting in May.
  • December 31 – Deadline date for fundraising-based recognitions (ovarian cancer fundraising, KEHA scholarship contributions, Coins for Change contributions, etc.). Awards will be based upon funds forwarded to the KEHA state treasurer with state dues and noted on the remittance form.
  • December 31 – Deadline for submitting the KEHA Membership Recognition Report (KEHA Manual Appendix, page 17).
  • March 1 – KEHA development grant, mini-grant, scholarship, and contest entry deadline.
  • May 10-12, 2022 – KEHA State Meeting at Owensboro Convention Center. Room blocks are open for reservations now!