Cathy Callen, KAC secretary
The KAC Board of Directors met by Zoom for their spring board meeting on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021. Sixteen officers and board members from across the state participated, led by KAC president, Duane Johnson.
- A 2021 budget was presented by former Financial Secretary, Tracy Million Simmons, and approved by voice vote.
- Preliminary plans for the fall KAC convention, to be hosted by District #1 in Topeka, were reviewed.
- Items of discussion included a proposed change to the Bylaws for specifying the chair for the nominating committee, increasing opportunities for youth through contact with schools, partnering with libraries to increase access to district programs and statewide Author Talks, the need for adding speakers to the KAC Speaker’s Bureau, and the pros and cons of identifying contest judges to entrants in advance.
- A task force will be meeting in May to discuss various aspects of modernizing KAC.
It was noted that all KAC contests are now open for submissions. In addition, 105 Meadowlark Reader, a Meadowlark publication, will be accepting submissions for stories about Kansas counties in May and June, with the theme, “Kansas Road Trips.”
The next KAC board meeting is scheduled for August 7, 2021.