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May-Aug 2010ChiNewslettermaintain the standards and ideals, and the morale, prestige and
respect of the University of Kentucky Cooperative
Extension Service support staff, to develop an effective working
relationship and a spirit of fraternal friendship among the employees;
to encourage professionalism; and to recognize, share, and reward professional
excellence in job performance.
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I hope you have enjoyed these lazy, hazy, HOT days of summer and are looking forward to some cooler weather! With 4-H Camp and County Fairs behind us, I know everyone is busy getting ready for State Fair, 4-H School and Projects clubs, Homemaker Clubs, and the many projects that fall pro- gramming brings. I hope you will take time to participate in and take advantage of some of the benefits of being a Chi Epsilon Sigma member: Staff Appreciation Day, our Annual Membership Drive and Community Service project, Scholarships and Awards, and attend our Annual Meeting in April 2011.
Staff Appreciation Day is Wednesday, September 15th and Chi Epsilon Sigma will have our annual Member Reception in the Culton Suite of the E.S. Good Barn from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Please make plans to join us to catch up with old friends while making some new ones! Invite that staff member in your office or department that isn’t a member to come with you and experience the excite- ment and camaraderie of our organization. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. and displays will be in Gorham Hall of the Good Barn. CHIES will have a table and we need YOUR help to welcome and encourage new members to join and hand out promotional items. If you are willing to volunteer for a 30 minute shift, please contact Linda Martin, Annalist in Logan County at 270-726-6323.
Our Annual Membership Drive has begun and our Community Service Project this year is the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross. The Board of Directors chose this organization to support this year so that we might be able to help our brother and sisters who have been devastated by all of the flooding in Eastern Kentucky. Please consider donating this year; no amount is too small and will help aid in rebuilding their lives. Your donation may be added to your membership fee. Also, don’t forget to renew your membership before the October 15th deadline!
Please take advantage of our scholarships and awards that are offered this year! Do you have a child or grandchild who will be attending college or vocational school this year? If so, would you like a little financial help? Chi Epsilon Sigma will be awarding (2) $250 scholarships this year to students who are enrolled in 6 hours or more at an institute of higher learning. Please have them fill out the scholarship application (on our website) and return to Sherry Taylor in Warren County before September 10th.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars and plan to attend our 2011 Annual Meeting to be held April 13th-15th at
General Butler State Park, Carrollton! Your Board of Directors voted to bring back our theme contest this year, so I challenge you to put your thinking caps on, turn in your proposals, and help make this the best annual meeting yet! Be creative ~ a cash prize of $100 will be awarded to the individual(s) whose theme is selected. Watch your email for details coming soon!
Thank you for allowing me to serve as your President for 2010-2011. I consider it an honor and privilege and I look forward to another great year in this wonderful organization! Please don’t hesitate to contact me or any board member if you have any ideas, questions, or concerns. This is your organization and YOU make Chi Epsilon Sigma the awesome group that it is!
Looking forward to seeing you on Staff Appreciation Day!
2 0 1 0 A n n u a l M e e t i n g We had a wonderful “Hawaiian Vacation”
April 14-16, 2010 at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.
Here are a few pics from our annual meeting at
Lake Cumberland State Park
Welcome Committee: Donna Knebel, Evonne Blackburn, & Olivia C Jones
Entertainment Committee:
Lillie Thompson
Sally Boulton & Marilyn Hooks
Door Prize Committee: Kathy Clark & Evonne Blackburn
Program Committee: Julie Stallings
Registration Committee: Kathy Ballard & Genevieve Roso
C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s t o a l l f o r a j o b w e l l d o n e ! ! !
T h a n k s t o e v e r y o n e w h o n o m i n a t e d t h e f o l l o w i n g :
Distinguished Service Awards Charolette Arnett, Monroe Co 1st place Brenda Gregory, Simpson Co 2nd place Gay Ledford , Trigg Co 3rd place New Achiever’s Award Kim Hollinsworth, Monroe Co 1st place Tabatha Carman, Daviess Co 2nd place Debra Litteral, Greenup Co 3rd place County Web Site Brenda Gregory, Simpson Co 1st place Sara Gossett & Penny Hughes, 2nd place Warren Co Gay Ledford, Trigg Co 3rd place Media Award Sherry Taylor, Warren Co 1st place Brenda Gregory, Simpson Co 2nd place Donna Mullins, Menifee Co 3rd place Good Friend Awa rd Brenda Gregory, Simpson Co Jovial Award Sharon Edwards, Webster Co
O f f i c e r s a n d D i r e c t o r s f o r 2 0 1 0 - 2 0 1 1
President Kym Pope, Woodford Co
District 4 Ft. Harrod/Bluegrass
Tina Bledsoe Wilderness Trail
Marie Beckstein UK Campus
Marilyn Hooks UK Campus
D i s t r i c t 1 N o r t h e a s t / L i c k i n g R i v e r
D i s t r i c t 7
P u r c h a s e / P e n n y r i l e D i s t r i c t 6
G r e e n R i v e r / M a m m o t h C a v e
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D i s t r i c t 3 L o u i s v i l l e / N o r t h e r n K Y
D i s t r i c t 5 L i nco ln T ra i l / Lake Cu mbe r la nd
Lillie Thompson, Past President (left) & Kym Pope, President
(right) represented Chi Epsilon Sigma at Dr. Paul Warner’s retirement
reception on May 4th in Lexington.
Again, thank you for taking time to attend the annual meeting!!
became the bride of Bran- don Givens, June 26,
Audrey Marie Shaw was born April 21, 2010 at 10:26 AM. She weighed
7 lbs & 15 ounces & was 20” long. She is the daughter of Heather Shaw, FSNE Program Assistant for Metcalfe
County. Congratulations!!
W e ’r e s o r r y t o s e e y o u l e a v e , b u t w i s h y o u t h e b e s t ! !
B a r b a r a J a c k s o n , B a r r e n C o u n t y O f f i c e S u p p o r t S t a f f , w i l l r e t i r e t h i s f a l l a f t e r o v e r 4 1 y e a r s o f s e r - v i c e .
W a y t o g o B a r b a r a !
Recently District 4 held a Staff Assistant Training at Natural Bridge State Resort Park. Pictured are participants at that training taking a lunch break on the balcony outside the meeting room.
Kim Hollinsworth May 2nd Mary Jane Gaines May 19th Sabrina Carter May 3rd Abby Sorrell May 20th Stephanie Johnson May 4th Annie Gish May 21st Kelly Carney May 7th Darlene Hall May 22nd Kevin Horn May 8th Anna Chancellor May 22nd Jerlean Crace May 11th Gail Brock May 25th Joyce McDole May 11th Tina Bledsoe May 27th Connie Conlee May 13th Patricia Thompson May 28th Tracy Blevins May 15th Juanita Herron May 30th Brenda Harrison May
J u n e B i r t h d a y s ! ! !
Donna Browne June 2nd Jessica Lawrence June 5th William Allen June 5th Linda Spence June 6th Theresa Chandler June 6th Linda Martin June 8th Amy Bailey June 9th Susan Wiley June 11th Sheilah Childers June 14th
Kym Pope June 18th Pamela Gilliam June 20th Donna Knebel June 22nd Venita Wood June 23rd Cheryl Mattingly June 26th Bob O’Brien June 26th Lesley Miracle June 28th Cynthia Larkins June 28th Olana Wilson June 29th Alice Perry June 30th
July Birthdays!!
Tammy Damron July 1st Heather Russell July 3rd Lisa Stevens July 6th Sue Latino July 7th Marilyn Hooks July 7th Felicia Davenport July 7th Sharon Edwards July 7th Carol Maynard July 10th
Sally Boulton July 12th Allison Taylor July 15th Lee Adams July 16th Gail Rice July 18th Kaye Johnting July 18th Janet McDowell July 21st Sandy Rosenberger July 22nd Teresa Bright July 25th Debbie Covington July 31st
August Birthdays!! Wanda Denniston August 6th Joyce Cardenas August 7th June Johnston August 10th Mindy Wood August 13th Melody Mays August 15th
Charolette Arnett August 19th Barbara Campbell August 19th Donna Mullins August 25th Vernell Sheets August 29th
Thank you for the opportunity to serve as annalist of
Chi Epsilon Sigma.
Any support staff employed by an Extension or Research organization in any state is
eligible to become a member of this growing association. It’s not to late to join.
Membership brochure and application form can be found on our CHIES website, or on the TERSSA website (
Our 2010-11 Membership campaign is underway. New member dues & renewals are $15 per year. New employees may join anytime within 6 months of their start date & you must be a paid member of
Chi Epsilon Sigma to attend the annual meeting.
Membership year is October 1-September 30.
2010-11 Memberships received after October 15th are $25.
Our Community Service Project donation for this year is to the American Red Cross of Kentucky.