2023 State Meeting – Mark your calendars! The next KEHA State Meeting will take place May 9-11, 2023, at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville. The theme is “Let’s Take a Hike with KEHA.” Wilderness Trail Area will serve as the host area. The lodging room blocks are now open for reservations at a group rate of $124/night. Details and contact information can be found on the State Meeting webpage.
Sign Up to Present – Calling all homemakers with information to share! Learning session proposals for the 2023 KEHA State Meeting are due by Oct. 15. KEHA members are encouraged to share their knowledge by presenting a learning session. The form can be found on the State Meeting webpage.
Apply Now for the 2ndLeadership Academy – The application form is available on the KEHA website under Member Resources. Return applications to your KEHA Area President by Oct. 1 to be considered! The second KEHA Leadership Academy will take place on March 1-3, 2023, at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park. The goal of the academy is to strengthen leadership skills for emerging leaders within the organization and increase the pool of leaders available to hold county, area, and state level elected and appointed positions. The academy will recruit up to 30 participants. Each area is encouraged to provide the names of two delegates and one alternate. The application deadline is Oct. 1 and participants will be notified Nov. 1. Please promote within your county and encourage eligible members to apply.
2021-2022 KEHA Reports Due for Areas – Volunteer Service Unit (VSU) hours for the Area are due to Leadership Development state Chair Ann Porter by Sept. 15. Area VSU hours should be summarized on the report found in the Manual Appendix page 20a. County-level reports were due Aug. 15 for both VSU hours and educational chairman Program of Work reports. We will begin compiling that data Sept. 1 – so if you have not yet submitted your county information, please do so as soon as possible. For instructions and links to reporting forms, visit the Reports page of the website.
KEHA Census Quilt at the Kentucky State Fair – The 2020 Census Quilt created by KEHA in the fall of 2019 once again will have a featured display at the upcoming Kentucky State Fair. Please share with your members and encourage those already attending the State Fair to view the quilt in this special display.
KEHA Week Is Coming Soon – Now is the time to start planning for KEHA Week Oct. 9-15, 2022. Refreshed materials coming soon to the KEHA Week webpage. Materials will be based around new KEHA President Brenda Hammons’ theme of “Let Your Light Shine!”
NVON Success – KEHA President Brenda Hammons shared a report with the Executive Committee noting Kentucky’s successful representation. The National Volunteer Outreach Network (NVON) Conference in Evansville, Indiana, took place July 25-27, 2022. Eleven KEHA members attended. The next conference will be July 18-20, 2023, in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
Dates to Remember
- Sept. 15 – Due date for Area VSU reports to be submitted to state chair for Leadership Development.
- Oct. 1 – Application deadline for KEHA Leadership Academy.
- Oct. 9-15 – KEHA Week with the theme of “Let Your Light Shine!”
- Oct. 15 – Deadline for submitting session proposals for the 2023 KEHA State Meeting.
- October 31 – Due date to send Area KEHA Officer Directories to the KEHA President and State Advisor