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Board Meeting, June 16

In Business Meeting on June 26, 2013 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , , , ,

SUMMARY – KATH Board Meeting, Saturday, June 16, 2013, Louisville, KY
Present:  President Allison Hunt, Cheryl Caskey, Randolph Hollingsworth, Lorie Maltby, Sara Price, Alana Cain Scott
Absent: Angela Ash, Crystal Culp, Wendy Davis, Pattie Dillon, Jake Gibbs, Chris Snow

The meeting covered KATH Board nominations, upcoming fall conference & meeting, breakout sessions, paper awards, invitation to local regional publishing companies, and consideration of KATH swag (i.e., tote bags, water bottles, etc.).

  • Nominations Committee (Lorie Maltby and Chris Snow) – Maltby will recruit individuals to fill in the currently vacant executive board (i.e., public/comprehensive and research university representatives) and to seek volunteers for upcoming vacant positions (i.e., President-elect and Librarian/archivist).  Sara Price notified the group of her change in jobs from librarian/archivist to university transfer advisor.  Recommendations of possible board members were offered.  Alana Cain Scott will provide Lorie with the KATH membership list.  Lorie will contact current inactive Board members and possible new members as well as post a call for nominations on the KATH website.
  • Logistics Committee (Jake Gibbs, Cheryl Caskey, Pattie Dillon) – Gibbs was not present at the meeting however he has been in contact with BCTC leadership to reserve space at the Leestown Campus for Saturday, Sept 28; the committee needs also to work with the nearby hotels to block off and reserve rooms at a discount for KATH meeting attendees; the committee also needs to solicit institutions to support the traditional breakfast eateries; and, the lunch to be catered (Gibbs has reached out to Bourbon n’ Toulouse whose owner was once a BCTC student).
  • Papers & Awards Committee (Randolph Hollingsworth, Crystal Culp) – calls for papers (Hollingsworth for Clark and Betts; Culp for Tolson) have resulted in submissions in all categories – papers are currently being evaluated; Dr. Melanie Goan is organizing the Herring award judges
  • Funding and Finance Committee (Alana Scott, Wendy Davis) – The Board agreed to keep the conference registration fee (including lunch and price of membership) at $50.00 for regular members. Alana mentioned her efforts to contact US Bank and create an online account so members can pay dues and conference fees via the KATH website. Randolph queried whether a PayPal account was possible. (Randolph has since worked with Alana to create a PayPay account on the KATH website.) Allison is also looking into the possibility of awarding professional development credit for high school teachers who attend the conference.  Allison and Alana will work on a KHC application (being accepted as of July 1). Maltby will research purchasing items with the KATH logo to distribute to speakers and paper award winners and to sell to KATH members.  Items mentioned included tote bags, water bottles, etc.
  • Conference Program & Speakers Committee (Allison Hunt, Sara Price, Angela Ash) – Price will contact the Lexington Public Library Central Branch about allowing an early evening reception at their gallery; the local historic homes might have artifact displays for the library.  The library is located downtown Lexington within plenty of parking and within walking distance to several restaurants including Alfalfa’s where the Board will take the breakout session facilitators, the keynoter and her guest to dinner.  The agenda for the Fall 2013 Annual Meeting so far:

Date:  Friday, Sept. 27 & Saturday, Sept. 28
Saturday Meeting:   Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Leestown Campus, Lexington
Friday Evening Reception:  Lexington Public Library (?)
Tentative Title:  “DIS-placement:  Impact of War on Society”

Conference Schedule:

Registration & Breakfast:  9 – 10 a.m.
  • Registration:  Scott
  • Breakfast:  Gibbs, Caskey, Dillon
  • Tables with Book Publishers: Hunt, Maltby
Welcome & Keynote:  10 – 11 a.m.
Breakout Sessions #1:  11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • More Q&A with Keynoter: Hunt
  • U.S. history roundtable discussion for pre-college educators: Hunt
  • Battle of Perryville and effects on community – with Stuart Sanders (author): Caskey
  • Veterans from today’s wars returning to civilian life – with Tony Dodson and Tyler Gayheart (UK): Price
  • Effects of War on Art in Egypt – with Monica Blackmun Visona (UK): Price
  • Use of GIS to study battlefields – with Scott Dobler (WKU): Hunt
Lunch & Business Meeting:   12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • Catered lunch: Gibbs
  • Performance and/or Presentation (perhaps Dr. Herman Farrell?): Price
  • Business Meeting: Hunt
    • Nominations Committee: Maltby (slate for new KATH Executive Board officers for 2013-14)
    • Paper Award Presentations: Culp, Hollingsworth and Goan
    • New Business (if any): Dillon
Breakout Sessions #2:  2:00-3:00 p.m.
    (Repeat of the above)

Plenary Session Wrap-up: 3:00-3:30 p.m.
    (Something fun to gather everyone back together before they leave – suggestions welcome)

For more detailed minutes, please contact Lorie Maltby, KATH Secretary,



Board Meeting, March 30

In Business Meeting,KATH Conference on April 29, 2013 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , ,

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


KATH Board Mtg, March 30th

In Business Meeting on March 18, 2013 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , ,

On March 30th the KATH Board is meeting to fill in some details about this coming fall’s annual conference.  We are considering the last two weekends in September – and Amy Murrell Taylor has graciously accepted our request for her to be a keynoter.  See more information in the last meeting’s minutes detailed in the previous post.

The meeting will begin at 11:00 am at Patrick O’Shea’s Irish Pub, 123 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202.  If you haven’t been to Patrick O’Shea’s before it is a beautiful, historic Main Street location.  The reservation is under Allison Martin Hunt’s name.

For more information, contact Allison at 502-485-8241 |

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