December 19, 2017

KEHA Dues Deadlines

The KEHA state remittance form and dues are due to the state treasurer in December. Dues payment and the remittance form (KEHA Appendix, page 19) are due by December 15 and delinquent if not submitted by December 31.  Mail to Harlene Welch, 1730 Pedro Pike, Cynthiana, KY 41035.

KEHA Membership Drive Awards

The KEHA membership drive awards are based upon your county’s December dues remittance. The county with the greatest percentage increase in membership will receive Ms. E. Go and $300. The county with the greatest increase in number of members will receive Ms. Way to Go and $300. This year is the second year of the “3 for 3” campaign. The 42 counties with an increase of 3 members or more last year remain eligible in the “3 for 3” contest IF they have an increase of at least 3 members again this year. The counties who meet this second year milestone will be recognized at the 2018 KEHA State Meeting.

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 (www.keha.org) in the “State Board” section. Credentials will be due by April 7, 2018. Watch for additional information in the spring.

KEHA Membership Recognitions – The KEHA Membership Recognition Report is due February 1 (see KEHA Manual, Appendix, page 18). For membership tenure recognition, only those reaching the denoted milestone this year should be included on the report. Send to: Marena Nelson, KEHA 2nd Vice President, 961 Stephens Branch Road, Martin, KY  41649-7845. The report may also be submitted electronically at: 2017_18 KEHA 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 submitted by March 1.

KEHA Mini-Grants for Study or Research – Kentucky 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.

Dates to Remember

  • December 31 – Dues deadline. Any county who does not submit state dues by this date will not be eligible to vote at the 2018 KEHA Business Meeting in May.
  • December 31 – Deadline date for fundraising-based recognitions (ovarian cancer fundraising, KEHA scholarship contributions, Coins for Change contributions). Awards will be based upon funds forwarded to the KEHA state treasurer with state dues and noted on the remittance form.