Census Quilt Update from Karen Hill, KEHA PresidentI would like to thank homemakers and agents from all the counties who have worked on quilt squares, sent them in or had any role in getting the quilt square from your county made for the 2020 Census Quilt. A special thanks to Marlene McComas and the Grant County Homemakers for coordinating the effort to get the quilt put together and quilted. It is scheduled to be exhibited at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah the week of September 16th. We will share additional details as soon as available. KEHA should be very proud of our role in this great project. I am looking forward to seeing it travel across our beautiful state. Pictures of the quilt squares are being shared on the KEHA Facebook page, so follow along to see the creative works from across the state!

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! 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!  County reports were due to area chairmen by August 15, 2019.  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 a free 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 fresh 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 WeekCounties are encouraged to celebrate KEHA Week October 13-19, 2019! Visit the Celebrate KEHA Week webpage to access a planning worksheet, celebration suggestions, a sample proclamation and more.

KEHA Officer Training Materials - KEHA officer training materials specific to the 2019-2020 KEHA year and connected to the theme “The Sun Shines Bright” are now available. The resource materials include a facilitator’s guide, evaluation, graphic, two sets of presentation slides, an installation ceremony and a “dates to remember” handout. Access these on the KEHA Officer Training Materials webpage.

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.


Dates to Remember

  • August 15-25 – 2019 Kentucky State Fair. Be sure to stop by the UK FCS Extension Exhibit in AgLand in the South Wing!
  • September 15 – Area Program of Work Reports Due to State Educational Chairmen
  • September 15 – Area VSU Reports Due to State Educational Chairmen