Board Meeting, March 30

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KATH Board Meeting, Saturday, March 30, 2013
Patrick O’Shea’s Irish Pub, Louisville, KY

Present:  President Allison Hunt, Randolph Hollingsworth, Cheryl Caskey, Sara Price, Crystal Culp, Angela Ash (& Gracie Ash), Lorie Maltby, Jake Gibbs, Alana Scott, Pattie Dillon

Meeting arranged by Allison Hunt at Patrick O’Shea’s Irish Pub in Louisville, KY.

The meeting focused mostly on the upcoming fall conference/meeting. Randolph reported that new UK historian Amy Murrell Taylor has accepted KATH’s invitation to be the keynote speaker for the fall conference.  Her research is about wartime migration.  Dr. Taylor’s keynote will set the scene for the topic of wartime and post-war displacement.  Sara Price mentioned that she has connections with the Oral History Project:  Student Veterans in Iraq & Afghanistan.  This project consists of oral history interviews with students from UK, BCTC, NKU, and EKU.  Sara shared that a play was also done based on the interviews.  The project is still collecting interviews.

Talk then turned to the conference title; the group agreed to:  “DIS-placement:  Impact of War on Society.”  Discussion then focused on concurrent sessions.  Considerations included a session on the Battle of Perryville featuring Stuart Sanders, former Perryville Battlefield curator, whose book Under Fire describes the toll that the battle had on the community; Dean Lambert’s When the Ripe Pears Fall, about the Battle of Richmond; focus on the Kentucky core standards content, and the Oral History project.  Ideally there would be up to five breakout sessions.

The conference needs to be during the last two weeks in September, either September 21 or September 28.  The group would like to hold the conference in central Kentucky.  Two possible sites in Frankfort are the Kentucky History Center and Berry Hill Mansion.  Two sites in Lexington are the W. T. Young Library and Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

Conference schedule:

  1. Registration & Breakfast:  9 – 10 a.m.
  2. Welcome & Keynote:  10 – 11 a.m.
  3. Breakout Sessions #1:  11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  4. Lunch & Business Meeting:  12:30-1:30 p.m.
  5. Breakout Sessions #2:  1:30-2:30 p.m.

Discussion of committees and assignments ensued:

  • conference program & speakers:  Allison Hunt, Sara Price, Angela Ash
  • logistics:  Jake Gibbs, Cheryl Caskey, Pattie Dillon; task:  location for conference, catering
  • funding & finance:  Alana Scott, Wendy Davis; tasks:  KY Humanities Council Grant, contact organizations to add to the program, investigate credit card services
  • papers & awards:  Randolph, Melanie Goan, Crystal Culp, Melissa; tasks:  4 paper awards, publicize the paper awards, possibly channel KY History Day papers to high school papers award
  • nominations (Lorie Maltby, Christopher Snow; tasks:  fill missing positions on the KATH Board—public/comprehensive university rep and research university rep)

Discussion of funding and finance issues:

  • How much to charge for the conference registration fee?  Last year registration fees were $35 + membership fee of $15 for a total of $50 for members and $15 for students.
  • How much can KATH pay for an honorarium for Dr. Talyor–$200?
  • Should KATH invite publishers to come to the conference and charge them a fee?  KCHS charges $100 for a booth to publishers such as McGraw-Hill, Pearson/Cengage and College Board.  There would be no charges for UK Press.
  • Should KATH pursue conference sponsorships from different organizations?
  • Should KATH look into selling KATH swag (e.g., coffee mugs, t-shirts, cheap tote bags, etc.)?  For this someone could investigate Café Press.

Next steps:

  • Decide on a location (agreed to contact):
    • Kentucky History Center (Cheryl Caskey);
    • Berry Hill Mansion (Lorie Maltby),
    • BCTC (Jake Gibbs)
  • Determine lunch catering & registration fees

Next KATH Board Meeting:  Sunday, April 21 in Louisville

Respectfully Submitted by
Lorie Maltby, Secretary


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