2021 KEHA State Meeting – The KEHA Executive Committee continues to monitor the global coronavirus pandemic and public health guidance. At this time, an in-person KEHA State Meeting is planned for June 22-23, 2021 at the Sloan Convention Center and Holiday Inn University Plaza in Bowling Green. All lodging reservations in the KEHA block for the original April dates have been cancelled by the hotel and automatic cancellation messages were not sent. If you are concerned about the status of an April reservation, please contact the hotel directly. The room block for June is now open for reservations. Details are provided on the State Meeting page of the KEHA website. An updated “Save the Date” flyer is also available on the website.

2021 KEHA State Elections - The cancellation of the 2020 KEHA State Meeting has increased the number of state-level positions open for election in 2021. Credentials are sought for a total of eleven positions. The following positions will be elected with terms to begin at the time of election and end June 30, 2023: 1st Vice President; Treasurer; Marketing & Publicity Chair; Environment, Housing & Energy Chair; Food, Nutrition & Health Chair; and Leadership Development Chair. The following positions will be elected for three-year terms from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024: 2nd Vice President; Cultural Arts and Heritage Chair; Family and Individual Development Chair; and International Chair. In addition, a President-elect will be elected to serve from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 in this capacity and then transition to President from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025. Credentials for all positions must be postmarked no later than May 22, 2021 and sent by certified mail. Details are available on the KEHA website and a video series is launching on the KEHA Facebook page this week.

KEHA Merchandise Available - The KEHA website and merchandise order form have been updated to reflect items currently in inventory. For orders of 1 to 2 embroidered cloth face masks ($7 each), shipping is $1. View photos, access the merchandise order form, and find contact information for Lois Pressgrove, KEHA 2nd Vice President on the KEHA website in the Marketing and Recruiting section.

KEHA Membership Recognitions - This is the last call for the KEHA Membership Recognition Report (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 via postal mail to Lois Pressgrove, KEHA 2nd Vice President, 103 Highland Drive, Bardstown, KY 40004. Alternatively, the report may be submitted electronically at 2020-2021 Membership Recognition Report.

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 postmarked no later than March 1st. Send to Lois Pressgrove, KEHA 2nd Vice President, 103 Highland Drive, Bardstown, KY 40004.

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 postmarked no later than March 1st. Send to Lois Pressgrove, KEHA 2nd Vice President, 103 Highland Drive, Bardstown, KY 40004.

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 must be postmarked no later than March 1st to Karen Yerkey, 6992 Hwy 1740, Hardinsburg, KY 40143-6182.
  • 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 must be postmarked no later than March 1st to Karen Yerkey, 6992 Hwy 1740, Hardinsburg, KY 40143-6182.

KEHA Contest Reminders – The contests noted below all have entry deadlines of March 1, 2021. A recent series of videos on the KEHA Facebook page highlighted these deadlines and remain posted for review.

COVID 19 Guidance for KEHA Meetings

The most current KEHA guidance for meetings during COVID-19 is available in the Quick Links on the KEHA website. Please be sure to review the guidance prior to planning local meetings or activities and stay attuned to changing local public health guidance. The goal is for the membership to be safe while staying engaged.

Dates to Remember:

  • March 1 – KEHA development grant, mini-grant, scholarship, and contest entry deadline.