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Frequently Asked Questions

At KAHPERD we welcome your questions. If you don't see the information you need, please call us at (417) 483-3273 or email Executive Director Tiffany Dirks at dirks.kahperd@gmail.com .


Q:  How long does a membership last? 
A:  The membership year is based on the date the membership was purchased. If a membership is purchased on July 1, 2018, it will expire July 1, 2019.

Q:  Can multiple-year memberships be purchased?
A:  Yes, multiple-year memberships are available for professional members only. Four options are available – one-year, five-year, 10-year, and lifetime memberships.

Q:  Must a retiree member purchase a membership?
A:  Yes, however, retirees pay only $10 for a one-year membership.

Q:  Can memberships be purchased via U.S. mail? 
A:  No, all memberships must be purchased online.

Q:  What is the definition of a retired member?
A:  A retired member is a person who no longer works full time and is working less than half time in a HPERD profession. Retired members must have been a professional KAHPERD member in good standing for a minimum of 10 years.

Q:  What is the difference between a student and a graduate student? 
A:  Graduate student members qualify for student membership if they are enrolled in a minimum of six graduate credit hours.

Voting FAQs

Q:  Are students and retirees allowed to vote on KAHPERD officers?
A:  Yes, all KAHPERD members may vote on the slate of KAHPERD officers.

Q:  Does voting occur in person or online?
A:  The vote for the slate of officers occurs online.

Leadership Opportunity FAQs

Q:  What are the requirements for becoming a KAHPERD officer?
A:  All officers must be professional members of KAHPERD. 

Q:  How many meetings are held each year by the KAHPERD Council?
A:  Three. One in the spring, one in the fall and one in conjunction with the annual KAHPERD convention.

Professional Development FAQs

Q:  How many conventions and workshops are held each year?
A:  One annual convention, one winter workshop and one summer workshop are typically held every year.

Q:  Is college credit provided during these professional development events?
A:  Yes, typically the university that is hosting the event provides the graduate credit. 


Annual KAHPERD Convention FAQs

Q:  Do I need to be a current KAHPERD member in order to attend convention?
A:  Yes. Memberships may be purchased at the time of registration.

Q: Do presenters need to register for convention?
A:  Yes, we ask that all presenters and participants register so that the hosting location is adequately prepared for the event.

Q:  Do retirees need to register for convention?
A:  Yes, we ask that all attendees register for the convention.

Q:  What is the designated convention hotel?
A:  For those attending the 2019 in Pittsburg - the convention hotel info will be posted in the future.

Q:  May I pay for my registration with a credit card/debit card?
A:  Yes, provided your credit or debit card is a Visa® or Mastercard®.

Q:  May I pay with a purchase order from my school district?
A:  Yes, please provide your district office address and contact name/number so we can provide an invoice.

Q:  Will college credit be available for seminars at the convention?
A:  Yes, find more information here: Provide link

Q:  What are the convention fees? Membership fees?
A:  Membership fees can be found under Member Benefits.

Q:  Where can I find the program sessions for the convention?
A:  Program sessions can be found on the convention website.

Q:  Where can I find the convention schedule?
A:  The convention schedule can be found on the convention website.

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