KFTC Statewide Annual Membership Meeting

Annual Meeting 2011

Register now for our Annual Membership MeetingIf you are planning to attend this year’s KFTC Annual Meeting we are so thrilled to have you! We're so glad you decided to spend the weekend gathered with other KFTC members from around the state.

The Annual Meeting is scheduled for October 26 to 28 at the Kentucky Leadership Center in Jabez.

It's going to be a great weekend! We'll kick off on Friday evening with live music and a bonfire. We have a great agenda of workshops and discussions planned around our theme of "Celebrating Our Differences: Finding Common Ground." Click here to learn more about our speakers. And we've built in some free time so you can sit in the rocking chairs and visit with friends.


Celebrating Our Differences: Finding Common Ground

Schedule of events

Friday, October 26

6 p.m.

Registration begins at the beautiful Kentucky Leadership Center

7-8 p.m. Welcome, introductions, and icebreaker on the porch.
8-9:30 p.m.
Music on the Porch: Grab a rocking chair and join us on the big front porch for some live music.   
10 p.m. Late-night bonfire under the stars.

Saturday, October 27

8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. Why Equality and Diversity Matter: Join us for the opening of KFTC’s annual meeting as we explore a historical perspective of organizing across racial, economic, geographic, age and gender lines. A panel of members will speak to why we do it, times we've done it well, times we could have done it even better and times we didn't do as much as we could have. We'll draw key questions from our organizing triumphs and challenges to discuss for the rest of the weekend.
10:45 a.m. Workshops: Understanding Equality in Kentucky
  • Immigrants’ Rights
  • LGBTQ Rights
  • Racial Justice
  • Rural Communities
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Keynote speaker: Former KFTC Chair K.A. Owens
2:30 p.m.

Workshops: Building Equality in Kentucky

  • Changing the conversation about race and class
  • Power in multi-racial coalitions
  • How to have difficult conversations
  • Building strong, diverse KFTC chapters
  • Building community in Kentucky
  • Youth Workshop: Celebrating the Differences that Make Us Stronger
6 p.m. Dinner and awards ceremony
8:30 p.m. Homegrown cultural and talent showcase: All are welcome to join us for an evening of home grown entertainment and sharing. If you have talent – or a piece of your culture – please share it! Poetry, crafts, music, dance, humor—and of course stories.

Sunday, October 28th 

8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. What does it mean for KFTC: Equality and diversity in our organizing. Join us in small groups based on the KFTC issue campaign of your choice to learn about the campaign and also discuss how equality and diversity can help strengthen the campaign as we move forward.
10:45 a.m.-noon KFTC’s Annual Business Meeting: Join us to review and vote on KFTC’s issue platform, elect statewide officers, and approve new and returning KFTC chapters. Then we’ll close out the silent auction, fill out evaluation forms, and say good-bye.

A couple things to note:

  • Directions to the meeting can be found here.

  • Dinner is NOT served on Friday evening and there are not restaurants nearby. Consider stopping in Somerset or Danville for a bite to eat before heading to the Leadership Center.

  • The opening session is at 9 a.m. on Saturday. We'll wrap up by 12 p.m. on Sunday. If you can join us for just one day, Saturday’s program runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with an afternoon break and then an evening banquet and awards ceremony from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • If you can, please bring something for our silent auction! The silent auction is always a highlight of the annual meeting. It's a great place to showcase your handcrafted pieces or otherwise unique or special items. Some hot items in previous years have included hand-knitted scarves, a collection of books signed by Kentucky authors, homemade jams and jellies, and wonderful woodcrafted pieces.

  • Instead of our usual Saturday evening talent show, this year we are expanding it to include cultural sharing. You can share stories or items that are important to you culturally.

  • If you registered ahead of time but your plans change, please let us know by emailing Heather Mahoney at heather@kftc.org. Lodging is limited at the Leadership Center, and we want to make sure we can accommodate as many people as possible. Thanks!

  • If you have any questions, please feel free to call Heather Mahoney at 859-559-8439 or Carissa Lenfert at 859-893-1147.
October 26, 2012 - 7:00pm to October 28, 2012 - 12:00pm
Event Organizer: 
Carissa Lenfert
Contact Email: 
Event Venue: 
Kentucky Leadership Center
Event Location: 
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4-H Camp Rd.
Jabez, KY 42544