Census Quilt UpdateThe Census Quilt is complete and in Paducah for a special display at the National Quilt Museum September 16-21, 2019. A feature story on the KEHA website shares details about the quilt and links to an information flyer with a legend denoting the location of each county square. If you click on the image with the story, you can zoom in to view individual squares. A program is scheduled for September 16th at 2:00 p.m. CDT at the National Quilt Museum. Karen Hill, KEHA President, and Marlene McComas, KEHA Past President, will speak on behalf of KEHA. If technology cooperates, the program will be available for viewing via Facebook Live video on the KEHA Facebook page.

KEHA WeekDo you wonder where to find resources for you KEHA Week events?  Would you like new ideas about ways to promote KEHA week events?  Are you curious about how other counties celebrate KEHA week? Jenn Williams, KEHA Marketing and Publicity Chair would like to invite you to an Extension Homemaker Week Planning kickoff meeting! Because we are meeting online, you can join from your own computer, tablet or smartphone. If you would like to use this meeting as the jumping off point for your county committee meeting, join in together with your committee members and after our portion is complete, you can continue with your own local planning.  Contact your Extension Office if you are interested in participating in the session as a club or county and they can help you log in. The meetings will be held via Zoom on the dates and times listed below, so choose the one that works best for you and click on the link to log in! (If you have never used Zoom before, allow a little extra time to set it up. Once you click the link, a pop-up box will appear, click open link.)

NEW -- KEHA Leadership AcademyPlans for the KEHA Leadership Academy are moving forward with special thanks to Karen Yerkey for her leadership of this effort. The training will be held March 4-6, 2020 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, with each area encouraged to provide the names of two delegates and one alternate. The application form and evaluation criteria are available on the KEHA website and accessible via Quick Links and under Member Resources. Applications are due to the appropriate KEHA Area President by October 1, 2019, so be sure to submit yours this month! Please promote within your county and encourage eligible members to apply. A promotional flyer has been added to the website and is available for your use. The eligibility guidelines are detailed on the application form.

KEHA Marketing Items – The KEHA Marketing Items web page and order form have been updated! Photos of the new items available imprinted with KEHA’s logo are now available for viewing on the website. Please consider purchasing merchandise for local events, awards, recognitions and promotions.

2018-2019 KEHA Reports - It is time to submit KEHA program of work and volunteer service unit reports!  Area reports are due to state chairmen by September 15, 2019.  Be sure to use the forms dated 2018-2019 accessible on the KEHA website under the “Reports” tab.

2020 KEHA State Meeting – Learning Session ProposalsLearning session proposals for the 2020 KEHA State Meeting are due by October 15th to Sharon Wood, KEHA 1st Vice President, 11 Cindy Ann Avenue, Campbellsville, KY 42718. The form is in the KEHA Manual Appendix. KEHA members are encouraged to consider presenting a learning session at the state meeting next year. With the State Meeting scheduled in late April, the October 15th due date for proposals is very important this year.

2020 KEHA State Meeting - Planning is underway for the 2020 KEHA State Meeting to be held April 21-23, 2020 at the Owensboro Convention Center. Lodging room blocks at the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn, both located adjacent to the convention center, are now open for reservations. The room rate at Hampton in is $129 per night + tax and includes breakfast daily. To reserve by phone, call 270-685-2005 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. The room rate at the Holiday Inn is $134 + tax and includes breakfast daily. To reserve by phone, call 270-638-1111 and request the KEHA conference rate. Reservations may also be made online, and the link is posted on the KEHA website under the “State Meeting” tab.

KEHA Marketing Banners - Counties received a new marketing item at the 2019 KEHA State Meeting. Voting delegates picked up new mini-tabletop banners for county use in marketing. If your county did not have voting delegates attend the meeting, the posters will be distributed to the remaining counties this fall through various area meetings and activities. A video demonstrating set-up of the banner is posted on the KEHA Facebook page.

Dates to Remember

  • September 15 – Area Program of Work Reports Due to State Educational Chairmen
  • September 15 – Area VSU Reports Due to State Educational Chairmen
  • October 13-19 – KEHA Week
  • October 15 – Deadline for 2018 KEHA State Meeting Learning Session Proposals
  • October 31 – Due date to send Area KEHA Officer Directors to the KEHA President and State Advisor