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Our history: In April 2002, three mothers sat around a kitchen table and talked about the need for a local homeschool support group that was member-driven, where members had voting rights on the election of board members, a group that encouraged the building of support relationships by serving alongside one another to meet the needs of all in the group. It was a dream, a hope that all who joined Christian Home Educators of the Bluegrass (CHEB) would be bound together for the common purpose of giving their children the best opportunities available for homeschooled children in this area.
The three mothers, referred to as the Transition Team, started with a cap of 60 families to be in this group. This was to enable us to grow enough to gain a solid support structure, a structure that would be responsive to the members. Soon that cap was bumped to 80 members and a date for board elections was set.
Because of the continued requests for membership and an unmet need for local homeschool support in the Central Kentucky area, the membership voted in August 2002 to increase membership from 80 to a maximum of 100 families. In a few short weeks 20 new families had joined and a waiting list was started. Shortly afterwards, our Board of Directors was in place.
In March of 2003 the board proposed and the membership ratified a permanent lift of the membership cap, with the understanding that the quality of the organization will not be compromised to growth. We plan to maintain the encouragement and cooperation that CHEB has become known for even as we allow additional families to join with us. Applications for new memberships will be received on a first-come, first-serve basis. The board and/or the membership committee will review each application and promptly notify each applicant as they are accepted.
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