KEHA Week 2020 – Kick It Up October 11-17, 2020

KEHA Week is coming soon! The tagline for the celebration this year is Kick It Up Team KEHA. Please check the KEHA website leading up to the week for special materials. County Extension offices are receiving a digital resource kit for use in celebrating the week.

Coverings for Kids

The Coverings for Kids Initiative launched in early August, and we know many members, clubs, and counties are providing face masks for local schools. Details are available via the KEHA web page in a special story about the Coverings of Kids Initiative. Those interested in joining the initiative should check with your school district to find out local needs and details. If you have donated or are donating masks to a local school district, we invite you to email a photo and information to kehainfo1@gmail.com. We will be posting “shout outs” on the KEHA Facebook page.

KEHA Facemasks Available

KEHA now has embroidered cloth face masks available for purchase! The blue cotton knit masks include the KEHA logo embroidered in yellow and white. Cost is $7 each. View photos and access the merchandise order form on the KEHA website in the Marketing and Recruiting section.

COVID 19 Guidance for KEHA Meetings

In late August, the KEHA guidance for meetings during COVID-19 was updated. This guidance document is available in the Quick Links on the KEHA website. Meetings held in Extension facilities must follow any participation limits and policies applicable in Extension. Meetings held in private homes or properties fall under the Kentucky Executive Order limiting gatherings to 10 people or fewer. Meetings held in any commercial facilities must comply with the specific guidance provided by the facility. Additional details are included in the document on the KEHA website.

2021 KEHA State Meeting

KEHA is currently planning for a traditional State Meeting in 2021. The meeting is scheduled April 27-29, 2021 at the Sloan Convention Center and Holiday Inn University Plaza in Bowling Green. The room block at the Holiday Inn University Plaza is open for reservation. Standard rooms are $119 plus tax and suites are $149 plus tax. To make reservations by phone, call 270-745-0088 and request the KEHA conference rate. To make reservations online, click here. A Save the Date flyer is posted on the KEHA website.

KEHA Facebook Page

The KEHA Facebook continues to feature Cultural Arts Category Spotlights and KEHA Board Member Spotlights. Current news and announcements are also posted to the page. Find the page online at www.facebook.com/OfficialKEHA. Like and follow the page – and encourage other members to do the same!

2021 National Volunteer Outreach Network Conference

KEHA is scheduled to host the National Volunteer Outreach Network Conference July 20-22, 2021 at the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro, Kentucky. The conference is open to all KEHA members and provides an opportunity to network with members from the other eight states included in NVON. Additional details will be shared as plans are finalized.

Nominations Sought for Kentucky Master Farm Homemakers Guild

The Kentucky Master Farm Homemakers Guild is dedicated to honoring farm women and promoting agriculture in Kentucky. The Guild is currently accepting membership nominations from all Extension districts. A person recognized as a Kentucky Master Farm Homemaker:

  • is a member in good standing of the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association and has been a member at least three years (mailbox members are eligible);
  • is a farm woman who owns a working farm and is included in the labor and/or management of the farm; 
  • derives a percentage of the family income from the farm operation.
  • is knowledgeable and supportive of the Cooperative Extension Service;
  • gives unselfish service to her family, community, state and nation; and
  • is nominated from the club, county and/or district where KEHA membership is held.

The County Info Sheet and details regarding the new member selection process are available on the Master Farm Homemakers Guild web page. County nominees should complete and submit the County Information form by November 15, 2020.

Dates to Remember

  • October 11-17 – KEHA Week
  • October 31 – Due date to send Area KEHA Officer Directories to the KEHA President and State Advisor