August 2023 News and Notes
2024 State Meeting – Mark your calendars! The next KEHA State Meeting will take place May 7-9, 2024, at the Sloan Convention Center and Holiday Inn University Plaza in Bowling Green. The theme is “Blazing the Way with KEHA.” Fort Harrod Area is the host area. The lodging room blocks are now open for reservations at a group rate of $126/night (1-2 people; scaled pricing for more people per room). 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 2024 KEHA State Meeting are due by Oct. 15 to First Vice President Ann Porter. KEHA members are encouraged to share their knowledge by presenting a learning session. The form can be found on the State Meeting webpage.
2022-2023 KEHA Report Deadline – All county-level reports were due Aug. 15. We will begin compiling the data Sept. 1 – so if you have not yet submitted your county information, please do so as soon as possible.
- Educational Chair/Program of Work reports for county are via online Qualtrics survey. Make sure to PRINT/save/download the final screen and mail or email a copy to the area chair.
- All Volunteer Service Unit (VSU) hours are reported with paper forms. County reports are in the Manual Appendix pages 19-20.
All area-level VSUs are due to new state Leadership Development Chair Nancy Snouse by Sept. 15. The area report form is found in the Manual Appendix page 20a. For instructions and links to reporting forms, visit the Reports page of the website. Be sure to use forms dated 2022-2023 to cover the period from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023.
KEHA Week Is Coming Soon – Now is the time to start planning for KEHA Week Oct. 8-14, 2023. Refreshed materials are coming soon to the KEHA Week webpage. Materials will be based around the theme of “Plant the seed – Help us grow.”
NVON Success – KEHA was well represented at the National Volunteer Outreach Network (NVON) Conference in Parkersburg, W.V., from July 18-20, 2023. Kentucky brought seven attendees. Harlene Welch was elected as NVON treasurer for the next three years. For more conference details, read the featured story. The next NVON conference will be July 16-18, 2024, in Ashville, N.C.
Manual Updates – The KEHA Manual Handbook and Appendix have been updated and the revised editions are now online. Links to the manual can be found on the home page Quick Links and from within the Member Resources tab. The website includes complete files for each section, the tables of contents for each section, and a separate PDF file with only the pages that were changed this year. As you review each table of contents, please note that the pages with updates are in bold. Each county will be receiving one printed copy of the revised manual pages only in the near future. If additional copies are needed, they can be printed from the website. The Educational Program Chair pages also have been updated.
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.
Dates to Remember
- Sept. 15 – Due date for Area VSU logs to be submitted to state chair for Leadership Development (Nancy Snouse).
- Oct. 8-14 – KEHA Week – Theme of “Plant the seed – Help us grow”
- Oct. 15 – Deadline for submitting session proposals for the 2024 KEHA State Meeting.
- October 31 – Due date to send Area KEHA Officer Directories to the KEHA President and State Advisor