• 2017 KEHA State Board Elections – Qualified credentials for the following positions have been received, and nominations for these positions are now closed. The credentials are included in the voting delegate information posted on the KEHA website (www.keha.org).
    • 1st Vice President
    • Environment, Housing & Energy Chairman
    • Food Nutrition & Health Chairman
    • Leadership Development Chairman

Candidates are still being sought for the position of Treasurer. Credentials for this position must be submitted to the nominating committee prior to the KEHA Business Meeting. Any candidate for treasurer whose credentials are deemed to be in order will need to be nominated from the floor during the business meeting. 

 

  • KEHA Prints – KEHA has a limited number of prints available and is working to close out the inventory. Anyone who purchases a KEHA print via state meeting registration or at the KEHA State Meeting will receive a $10 gift certificate to use for KEHA merchandise. View the print at www.keha.org.

 

  • KEHA State Meeting – Reminders:
    • Registration will be open Monday, May 1 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. in the East Lower Lobby of the Owensboro Convention Center.
    • The opening banquet on Tuesday, May 2, will feature Tim and Nicki Farmer from KET’s Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen. Additional information about Mr. Farmer is available on the KEHA website. In addition, the banquet will celebrate KEHA’s 40 years of partnership and support for the UK Ovarian Cancer Screening Program. Teal will be the featured color, and members are encouraged to include teal in their evening attire.
    • The General Session on Wednesday, May 3, will feature keynote speaker Colene Elridge (bio available at www.keha.org) and a performance by the KEHA Choir.
    • The awards breakfast will wrap-up the meeting on Thursday, May 4.
    • Both tours are at capacity and will take place as scheduled.
    • Remember that KEHA is collecting quilts (65” x 90”) and pillowcases (standard size) for the Center for Courageous Kids. Additional details are included in the newsletter and on the website.
    • NEW TO STATE MEETING: A walk is planned for Monday, May 1, from 4:45-5:15 p.m. This will serve as a culminating event for the ACWW Women Walk the World. Please see the newsletter for additional details.
    • SCHEDULE NOTE: The KEHA Cultural Arts Chairman Training time has changed. The session will be Wednesday, May 4, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. All other educational chairmen training sessions will be Wednesday, May 4, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. as noted in the KEHA newsletter.
    • SILENT AUCTION: Each county is encouraged to bring an item to the State Meeting for the silent auction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the UK Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Legacy Fund. Due to Kentucky Alcohol and Beverage Control regulations, no alcoholic beverages may be included in the silent auction.
    • RAFFLE BASKET: Each area is asked to provide a themed-gift basket to the State Meeting for the raffle. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research and Screening Program. Due to Kentucky Alcohol and Beverage Control regulations, no alcoholic beverages may be included in raffle baskets.
    • QUILT SQUARE SHOWCASE AND AUCTION:Quilt square check-in will be open Monday, May 1, from 12:00-6:00 p.m. in the East Lower Lobby of the Owensboro Convention Center and will continue Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The display and auction will close Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

 

  • Dates to Remember:
    • April 17: Final postmark deadline for KEHA State Meeting registration
    • May 1-4: 84th KEHA State Meeting – Owensboro Convention Center
    • May 15: 990N Deadline for 501(c)(3) organizations with fiscal year ending December 31

 

  • Kentucky Academy Library: KEHA is working to complete a fundraising campaign to finish construction and furnish a library in the village of Adjeikrom, Ghana, home of the Kentucky Academy kindergarten. KEHA International Chairman Leoni Mundelius will share additional information regarding the final push for fundraising during her training session at the KEHA State Meeting.