KEHA Advisor Update – from Kim Henken

As you may have heard, I have accepted an additional assignment as Acting Director of the School of Human Environmental Sciences. Thanks to the KEHA members who have shared notes of congratulations via social media. There has been some question as to the impact on my role as KEHA State Advisor. This new assignment does not change my role with KEHA, and I look forward to my continued work with the organization. -Kim

International Update – from Leoni Mundelius, International Chairman
Kentucky Academy Library – The Final Push Campaign

This year the biggest International project that I would like to see finished is the Kentucky Academy Library in Adjeikrom, Ghana, West Africa. We have done the hard part of funding for the foundation, walls, floor and roof.  Now it’s time to finish this building project so that we can move to the next level in filling it up with books. Right now it needs windows, doors, ceiling, electrical hardware, finishing the walls, floors, paints and furnishings. In order for this project to be a success, we need all members. Therefore I encourage each county to donate $150.00 by December 31, 2017. I am very grateful to those counties who sent in their donations already.  What we do is just a drop in the ocean, but together we will definitely make a wave. Any questions send me an e-mail or visit the International Facebook for updates and information. -Leoni

KEHA Marketing and Publicity

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2018 KEHA State Meeting

Mark your calendars for the 2018 KEHA State Meeting to be held May 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. The lodging room block is open for reservations. The room rate is $109 per night + tax for standard rooms and $129 + tax for suites. To reserve by phone, call 1-888-233-9527 and request the KEHA rate. Reservations may also be made online, and the link is posted on the KEHA website under the “State Meeting” tab.

2018 KEHA State Elections

KEHA will be seeking nominees for five positions in the spring. Positions to be elected include President-elect (one-year term followed by three-year term as President), 2nd Vice President, Cultural Arts & Heritage Chair, Family & Individual Development Chair and International Chair. Job descriptions for these positions are available on the KEHA website ( in the “State Board” section. Credentials will be due by April 7, 2018. Watch for additional information in the spring.

 Dates to Remember

  • November 13-14 – KEHA State Board Meeting – Lexington, KY
  • November 15 – Due date for 990N (e-postcard) or 990 tax return for 501(c)(3) groups with a fiscal year ending June 30.
  • December 15 – County dues due to the KEHA State Treasurer and Area Treasurer (use remittance form found in the KEHA Manual, Appendix page 19)