September 2023 News and Notes
Submit Area KEHA reports – Area Volunteer Service Unit (VSU) reports are due now to KEHA State Leadership Development Chairman Nancy Snouse. If the area VSU has not yet been submitted, please ensure it gets turned in ASAP. See https://keha.ca.uky.edu/content/impacts for details. Be sure to use forms dated 2022-2023 to cover the period from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023.
Celebrate KEHA Week – The tagline for this year’s celebration, from Oct. 8-14, 2023, is “Plant a seed – Help us grow.” Find materials online on the KEHA Week webpage at https://keha.ca.uky.edu/celebrate-keha-week. The online digital resource kit includes a planning worksheet, sample proclamation, milestone journal, membership gift certificate, social media graphics, and more. It’s also a great time to start your county membership drive and dues collection. Counties are encouraged to have a dues deadline no later than Dec. 1. The remittance form can be found in the KEHA Manual Appendix on page 16.
Consider Presenting at the 2024 State Meeting – Do you know something that would be useful for other homemakers to know? Now is your chance to share! KEHA members are encouraged to share their knowledge by presenting a learning session. The form is due Oct. 15 to First Vice President Ann Porter. The form is on the State Meeting webpage at https://keha.ca.uky.edu/content/state-meeting-information.
2024 State Meeting – Mark your calendars! The next KEHA State Meeting will take place May 7-9, 2024, at Sloan Convention Center and Holiday Inn University Plaza in Bowling Green. The theme is “Blazing the Way with KEHA.” Fort Harrod Area will serve as 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). Reserve your hotel room now in the KEHA group block! Find details at https://keha.ca.uky.edu/content/state-meeting-information.
Nominations Sought for Kentucky Master Farm Homemakers Guild – The Kentucky Master Farm Homemakers Guild is dedicated to honoring farm women and promoting agriculture in Kentucky. The Guild is currently accepting membership nominations from all Extension areas. A person recognized as a Kentucky Master Farm Homemaker:
- Is a member in good standing of the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association and has been a member at least three years (mailbox members are eligible);
- Is a farm woman who owns a working farm and is included in the labor and/or management of the farm;
- Derives a percentage of the family income from the farm operation;
- Is knowledgeable and supportive of the Cooperative Extension Service;
- Gives unselfish service to her family, community, state, and nation; and
- Is nominated from the club, county and/or district where KEHA membership is held.
The County Info Sheet and details regarding the new member selection process are available on the Master Farm Homemakers Guild web page. County nominees should complete and submit the County Information form by Nov. 15.
Dates to Remember
- Now (Sept. 15) – Due date for Area VSU logs to be submitted to state chair for Leadership Development (Nancy Snouse).
- Oct. 8-14 – KEHA Week with the theme of “Plant a seed – Help us grow.”
- Oct. 15 – Deadline for submitting session proposals for the 2024 KEHA State Meeting.
- Oct. 31 – Due date to send Area KEHA Officer Directories to the KEHA President and State Advisor. Use directory form found in the KEHA Manual Appendix pages 12-13.
- Nov. 15 – Due date to nominate new members for the Master Farm Homemakers Guild.
- Nov. 15 – Due date for 990N (e-postcard) or 990 tax return for 501(c)(3) groups with a fiscal year ending June 30.
- Dec. 15 – County dues due to the KEHA State Treasurer and Area Treasurer (use remittance form found in the KEHA Manual Appendix page 16). Please send remittance to Patsy Kinman, KEHA Treasurer, 310 Falmouth St., Williamstown, KY 41097.