TEN URE WE CARE
The Times Tattler ABOUT
FRANKFORT, KY DECEMBER, 2006
I would like to take just a moment to thank each and every one of you for electing me as your Ten-Ure
president for 2006 – 2007.
I know that we are going to have a great upcoming year, and I am going to work extremely hard to
represent all of you during my term. There are many new faces on the board of directors this year and I
know that each one of them is going to be working right along beside of me to lobby for the state
We are looking to increase our membership again this year as there is greater strength in numbers. As
a Ten-Ure member you are also a member of the coalition of state employees. The coalition has been
working on better health insurance, employee salaries and retirement benefits. The more members that
we have the stronger our voices and our strength so get out there and talk to everyone you know that is
eligible to be a member of Ten-Ure and get them to join. Remember there is strength in numbers.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me or one of the Area Representatives.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out our Website to see who your Area Representative is. If you did not make it to the
conference this year there are photos on the web site for you to enjoy. Check them out to see what a
great time everyone had, and hopefully you will join us in May 2007 in Louisville.
On July 10, 2006, we said goodbye to a staunch supporter of the Ten-Ure organization. Floyd A. Day,
Jr., age 77, passed away at Norton Hospital in Louisville, following a short illness. He is survived by
three daughters, one son and two step-sons, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was
a loyal and devoted member of the Holly Hill Church of Christ and the Board of Directors of the
Frankfort Christian Academy. He was active in IAPES, the Coalition of State Employee Organizations,
the Kentucky Public Retirees and Ten-Ure.
To all of us who knew and remember him, Floyd was “Mr. Ten-Ure”. He was our mentor and the one
that we looked to for guidance and answers, because he had been a part of this organization for so many
years. Even while he was hospitalized, he called to remind us about Ten-Ure matters that needed to be
Floyd taught us well, and even though we can no longer turn to him for support, he left us the tools we
need to continue moving forward. His greatest desire was for our membership to grow. In his memory, I
challenge each of us to recruit new members in order to assure that our organization will remain viable.
Rest well, my friend. We love you, and we miss you.
On the second Wednesday of each month there is a Ten-Ure Recruitment table set up on the first floor of
the CHR Building in Frankfort. Please stop by and meet some of the great Ten-Ure members that are at
the table. They will tell you all about Ten-Ure and what we do. If you are not a member then let them
get you signed up so that you can start being a part of one of the best organizations around. If you have
a co worker who is eligible to be a member bring them on down and sign them up also.
SAFETY ISSUES CONCERNING THE SAFETY AND WELFARE OF ALL STATE EMPLOYEES.
SALARY INCREASES FOR ALL STATE EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES FOR 2008.
EXTEND THE RETIREMENT FACTOR (2.2%) BEYOND THE YEAR 2008.
HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES FOR 2008.
TEN-URE MEMBEBERSHIP DUES ARE $15.00 PER YEAR FOR ACTIVE EMPLOYEES AND $10.00
PER YEAR FOR RETIREES. A YEAR RUNS FROM APRIL 1 THRU MARCH 31.
TEN-URE AWARDS SERVICE PINS TO ITS MEMBERS WITH 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, AND 35 YEARS OF
SERVICE. TEN-URE ALSO AWARDS SILVER TO ITS MEMBERS WHO HAVE 25, 30, AND 35 YEARS
OF SERVICE. TO RECEIVE A TEN-URE AWARD YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF TEN-URE THE
YEAR THAT THE SERVICE AWARD OCCURS.
TEN-URE IS IN NO WAY A UNION. TEN-URE IS A STATE ORGANIZATION THAT WORKS IN THE
COALITION IN FRANKFORT TO IMPROVE ALL STATE EMPLYEES BENEFITS.
EACH YEAR TEN-URE HOLDS AN ANNUAL CONFERNCE FOR ITS MEMBERS; IN 2007 THE
CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE HURSTBORNE HOLIDAY INN, LOUISVILLE, KY. PLEASE
CHECK OUR WEB SITE FOR UPDATES CONCERNING THE CONFERENCE.
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s
Monday, January 15, 2007
One-half day, Friday, April 6, 2007 Good Friday
Monday, May 28, 2007 Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4, 2007 Independence Day
Monday, September 3, 2007 Labor Day
Monday, November 12, 2007 Veterans Day
Thursday & Friday, November 22-23, 2007 Thanksgiving
Monday & Tuesday, December 24-25, 2007 Christmas
Monday, December 31, 2007 & Tuesday,
January 1, 2008
WE WILL SOON BE WORKING ON THE BALLOT FOR THE 2007 - 2008 TEN-URE BOARD OF
DIRECTORS. TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS YOU MUST HAVE
THE REQUIRED 10 YEARS OF SERVICE AND BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF TENURE.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SERVE YOUR REGION ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, OR IF YOU
HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING WHAT THIS WOULD REQUIRE, PLEASE CONTACT
Well it is about that time of year again. We have been working very hard on getting the 2007
Conference up and on its way, which is May 16 – 18, 2007 will be held at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne
in Louisville, KY. The hotel is very easy to find, located right off I-64 on the Hurstbourne parkway. We
got a great deal on the rooms, are you ready for this, they are only $75.00 a night and this includes
breakfast so that is a great savings. We will continue to have our hospitality time on Wednesday and
Thursday afternoon so we can mingle and get to know one another. We will continue to have some
great workshops, lots of great vendors present and much more. We will have a DJ for the Dance on
Thursday night and we have lots of other exciting things planned. As always, we have a great time and
we want to encourage everyone to come out and be with us at the 2007 Conference and see for yourself
just how much fun you can have.
2005-2006 SERVICE REGION AWARD
GARY BROOKS, TEN-URE STATE PRESIDENT AND COMMISSIONER TOM EMBERTON, JR
PRESENTED THE 2005-2006 TEN-URE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DURING THE TEN-URE STATE
CONFERENCE HELD IN MAY. .THIS AWARD IS GIVEN TO THE TEN-URE REGION THAT HAS
RECRUITED THE MOST MEMBERS, HAS THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF MEMBERS , AND
WHO HAS SHOWN THE MOST DEDICATION TO THE BETTERMENT OF THE TEN-URE
THE SERVICE REGION AWARD FOR 2005 – 2006 WAS PRESENTED TO THE
PURCHASE/PENNYRILE REGION. THE AWARD WAS ACCEPTED BY RENEE BUCKINGHAM,
SERVICE REGION ADMINISTRATOR AND PEGGY MERIEDETH, SERVICE REGION
ADMINISTRATOR ASSSOCIATE. THE REGION HAS OVER 90 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE
ELIGIBLE TO JOIN TEN-URE AS MEMBERS.
HONORABLE MENTION WENT TO THE LAKE CUMBERLAND REGION. SANDRA ROLLINS,
SERVICE REGION ADMINISTRATOR AND TEN-URE BOARD MEMBER ACCEPTED THE AWARD
FOR HER REGION.
HONORABLE MENTION ALSO WENT TO THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY REGION. NANCY BEAN,
SERVICE REGION ADMINISTRATOR AND VANESSA MORGAN, TEN-URE BOARD AREA VII
REPRESENTATIVE BOARD MEMBER ACCEPTED THE AWARD FOR THEIR REGION.
At the May 2006 convention Tenure announced that 126 members were eligible for service pins and 58
were eligible for both service pins and silver awards. The pins and silver that were not awarded to
members at the convention were given to the CHFS SRA's for distribution in their respective areas.
The numbers of pins and silver awarded were:
10 year pins ----------------------- 7
15 year pins ---------------------- 65
20 year pins --------------------- 54
25 year pin and silver --------- 39
30 year pin and silver --------- 16
35 year pin and silver ----------- 3
The Jill Day Award is presented to a TEN-URE Board Member who has given and who does give 110%
during that year for TEN-URE. The 2006 Jill Day Award was presented to Peggy Meriedeth by Floyd
Day at the 2006 Conference which was held at the Executive Inn in Owensboro, Kentucky. Peggy
Meriedeth, of Graves County, is currently a tenure board member and has been a continuous member of
tenure since becoming eligible to join in 1987. She served one term as Tenure President, and she has
served as Vice-President and Area Representative on more than one occasion. As a board member, she
has worked every conference in some shape, form or fashion. Regardless of whether she has been a
board member, Peggy has attended every Tenure conference since becoming a member. She has served
as chairperson of various committees that include fund raiser, membership, awards, etc., and she has
been successful in all her efforts. The fact that she has not missed a conference in all these years
should qualify her for the Jill Day award. This reflects Peggy’s remarkable dedication to Ten-Ure.
Her tireless efforts to help Tenure are very impressive. These are just a few of the reasons why she
is most deserving of this award. She is always willing to do whatever is needed or ask of her in order to
serve or help the tenure organization.
The Haynes Bruce Award is presented to any TEN-URE member who is very active in TEN-URE along
with their community and staff. The 2006 Haynes Bruce Award was presented to Gary Brooks by
Pamela Waldridge at the 2006 TEN-URE Conference which was held at the Executive Inn in
Owensboro, Kentucky. Gary was selected for the Haynes Bruce award because of his tremendous
dedication to TEN-URE, his co-workers and his community. Gary is currently a tenure board member
and has been a continuous member of tenure since becoming eligible to join in 1990. He served one
term as Tenure State President, and has served as Vice-President and Area Representative on more than
one occasion, and as a board member, he has worked every conference in some shape, form or
fashion. Regardless of whether he has been a board member, Gary has attended every tenure
conference since becoming a member. Gary is very active in Relay for Life each year as well as many
other community programs. He is always putting others before himself and is always willing to help
people in any situation. He goes above and beyond the call of duty for people, such as the volunteer
who was working in their office who didn’t have the money for an ice cream sundae; he made sure that
she got one by paying for it himself. He has been a very big supporter of TEN-URE and doing what is
needed so that the conferences are a great success. He is the EEO counselor, active in KHSA, and many
other committees’. He is the primary caregiver for his parents. Everyone day he makes sure breakfast
is fixed for them and always making sure they have what they need and are taken care of. Gary is a
wonderful person, a great TEN-URE Board Member, and a great friend.
FLOYD DAY REGIONAL AWARD
This Award will recognize the Region that recruits the most new TEN-URE members. This Award was
designed in memory of Floyd Day because Floyd’s main objective was to always increase membership.
He felt that was the most important thing for the organization because he always stated “the more
members we have, the louder we are and the more we are heard”. The more members we have in TEN-
URE the more mountains you can move. This year-2007 will be the first year of many years for the
Floyd Day Regional Award.
EKOS CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
SANDRA ROLLINS AND PEGGY MEREIDETH MONITORS
EKOS (Employ Kentucky Operating Systems) is the web-based system used by the Office of Employment
and Training to assist employers in obtaining qualified applicants for E.K.O.S. Workshop
their job openings, while assisting job seekers in obtaining work in their areas of interest.
OET employees Gregory Dempsey and Gary Wise presented this workshop twice during the 2006 Ten-
Ure Conference and both presentations were well done and informative. One of the unique features of
EKOS is that it can be self used by citizens seeking a job, and in addition to self registering, they can
update their own information as needed in order to keep their individual record up to date.
This workshop was of significant interest to Family Support staff attending since they must currently
complete a form PA-511 and send it to OET when work registering a Family Support client.
Information on the PA-511 is limited, and family support staff could see benefits to having clients self
register via the EKOS system in order to have more detailed information listed that may assist clients
with finding employment more rapidly. Protection and Permanency staff thought “resource linkage”
when it was explained that EKOS was developed by DOL to be used as a multi-agency system, and is
currently used by Voc Rehab, Dept. of the Blind, Adult Ed, WIA One Stops, Job Corps, Ky. Farm
Workers, etc. There was a lot of dialogue during both sessions of this workshop, and it was obvious that
the attendees learned a lot and were very interested in this system. Great presentation, Greg and Gary!
DONNA RICHARDSON CAME TO REPRESENT DEFERRED COMPENSATION FOR THE
WORKSHOP HELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 18TH AT THE TEN-URE CONFERENCE. SHE SPOKE TO
US ABOUT THE ADVANTAGES OF DEFERRED COMP AND HOW IT COULD BE OF BENEFIT TO
WORKERS NOT ONLY AS A RETIREMENT INCOME, BUT HOW IT COULD ALSO BE USED TO
HELP PURCHASE UP TO 5 YEARS OF “AIR TIME”. SHE ALSO EXPLAINED THE DIFFERENCES
BETWEEN THE 401K AND 457 RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS. SHE WAS ALSO ABLE TO TAKE TIME
AND SPEAK TO MANY PEOPLE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. A LOT OF INDIVIDUALS WERE
ABLE TO UPDATE THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR ACCOUNTS AND A NUMBER OF PEOPLE
STARTED NEW ACCOUNTS. IT WAS A VERY INFORMATIVE SESSION AND MUCH VALUABLE
INFORMATION WAS SHARED.
DURING THE RECENT CONFERENCE A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE KENTUCKY
RETIREMENT SYSTEM EMPLOYEES. THEY NOT ONLY DID A VERY INFORMATIVE WORKSHOP,
BUT ALSO PROVIDED ONE ON ONE SEMINAR WITH THE TEN-URE MEMBERS.
J.P.HAMM AND MAVIS MCCOWAN PRESENTED A VERY INFORMATIVE WORKSHOP ON E.E.O.
ISSUES AND DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE. PARTICIPANTS WERE ABLE TO ASK QUESTION
PERTAINING TO SITUATIONS THAT THEY HAVE ENCOUNTERED.
TEN-URE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MR. HAMM AND MS.
MCCOWAN FOR PARTICIPATING FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR AT OUR
CONFERENCE. IT IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.
Well we always try and make TEN-URE conferences as fun and relaxing as possible. So for the 2006
TEN-URE Conference we decide to go gambling. There were about 48-50 people who were attending
the conference who went to the Casino Aztar located in Indiana. Some of us were very lucky while
some of us were not so lucky but regardless we all had a great time. Each year, we try and plan a fun
and exciting conference. We all had a great time at the Casino Aztar
ON THURSDAY NIGHT IN OWENSBORO FOR THE 2006 CONFERENCE JASON OWENS
PROVIDED THE ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WILD GAME HUNTERS. HE PRESENTED A GREAT
LIGHT SHOW WITH OPEN MIKE AND ALL TYPES OF MUSIC FOR THE WILD AT HEART.
EVERYONE SEEMED TO REALLY ENJOY THE WILD SAFARI THEME AND DANCED LIKE WILD
ANIMALS UNTIL MIDNIGHT.
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU GOES TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE FOR TAKING PART
IN THE 2005-2006 STATE TEN-URE ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE
2006 TEN-URE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President President - Elect
Teresa Proffitt Pamela Waldridge
445 Medlock Lane 901 Atkinson Hill Ave.
Annville, KY 40402 Bardstown, KY 40004
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Past President Vice President
Gary L. Brooks Sandra Rollins
P.O. Box 1198 1211 Maple Hill Drive
Fulton, KY 42041 Somerset, KY 42503
270/472-1638 Ext. 102 606/677-4178
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Treasurer Registration Chair
Martha Colley Jean Lawson
2400 Russellville Rd. 414 Winston Way
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 Frankfort, KY 40601
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Executive Secretary, Computer Chair, WEB Site Chair and Conference Chair
and Membership Chair
Gary L. Brooks
Ed Weis, Jr. P.O. Box 1198
2205 Tucker Station Rd. Fulton, KY 42041
Louisville, KY 40299 270/472-1638 Ext. 102
410 Reed Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
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Area I Area II
Gloria Fields Mary Allender
211 East 7th Street 105 Howard Street
Benton, KY 42025 Hodgenville, KY 42748
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67 Eagle Creek Drive
Somerset, KY 42502
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Area IV Area IV
Freda Douglas O'Neal Sandra Watson
Central State ICF/MR DCBS/Family Support
10510 LaGrange Road 4018 West Market Street
Louisville, KY 40223-1228 Louisville, KY 40212
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Area V Area VI
J. Sheldon Lightsy Vacant
3613 Friar Tuck Ct.
Louisville, KY 40219
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Area VII Area VIII
Vanessa Morgan Charlotte Estes
420 Hyden Plaza 102 Mack Street
P.O. Box 951 Irvine, KY 40336
Hyden, KY 41749 Click here for Bio
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Area IX Area IX
Mary Rogers David Jackson
1121 Louisville Road 1042 Devane Lane
Suite 6 Frankfort, KY 40601
Frankfort, KY 40601 Click here for Bio
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Area IX Retirees
275 East Main Street 253 Odle Way
2-WA Leitchfield, KY 42754
Frankfort, KY 40621 Click here for Bio
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319 Djeddah Drive
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
BEGINNING WITH THIS TATTLER, WE WILL BE HIGHLIGHTING TEN-URE EMPLOYEE
PROFILES, SO YOU CAN GET ACQUAINTED WITH OTHER EMPLOYEES ACROSS THE
Becky Cann went to work for THE Department for Human Resources, and received her four year degree
in General Studies from Western Kentucky University in May 2004. She does not work public work now
but keeps busy. She has her two-year old grandson, Luke, two days a week. Luke is the son of her
youngest son, Chris, and his wife, Channa. Her first born, Mac, and his wife, Heather, are expecting
their first in April 2007, so then she will have a baby angel to spoil. Sid (her husband) still works for the
Department of Transportation in Bowling Green, but plans to retire soon.
DAVID HAS WORKED IN STATE GOVERNMENT FOR OVER TWELVE YEARS. HE IS CURRENTLY
A RECREATION THERAPIST AT CENTRAL STATE ICF/MR HOSPITAL IN LOUISVILLE, KY.
DAVID IS JUST GETTING STARTED WITH TEN-URE, BUT HAS ALREADY FOUND IT TO BE VERY
BENEFICIAL. HE IS GETTING TO KNOW PEOPLE FROM ALL PARTS OF THE STATE AND
DURING HIS TRAVEL TO THE MEETINGS.
DAVID IS SINGLE, DIVORCED AND HAS ONE BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER AND A SON. HE ENJOYS
ALL TYPES OF SPORTS ESPECIALLY GOLF, FISHING AND BOWLING. HE IS A HALL OF FAME
INDUCTEE FROM CAMPBELLSVILLE COLLEGE.
HE IS A CHRISTIAN AND ATTENDS A BAPTIST CHURCH IN LOUISIVLLE.
Deva Hair has worked for DCBS for 16 years beginning work in the Pulaski County Family Support
office in 1990 & then transferring to Casey County Family Support in 1998. She has worked all
programs in DCBS & currently serves as Case Manager in the Kentucky Works Program.
Deva was a member of KHSA where she held the offices of Secretary as well as President. Deva will
always assist her clients in any way possible as well as her co-workers across the region. She currently
serves on the Pro-Team, KAAAP work group and served on the Regional Reorganization Team. She also
is an active member of Ten-Ure and encourages all members to join.
Deva has been married to Bill for 37 years and they have one daughter Misty who is 24 years
old and a graduate of Western Kentucky University. Misty is currently a teacher in the Casey
County School System. Deva serves as chairman of the Casey County Apple Festival & is
involved with the Kentucky Kidney Foundation
LEE ELLINGTON HAS WORKED IN THE MCCRACKEN COUNTY FAMILY SUPPORT OFFIC FOR
OVER 20 YEARS. SHE IS A FAMILY SUPPORT SPECIALIST III. LEE ALSO HAS THE
RESPONSIBILITY OF TRAINING OF THE NEW FAMILY SUPPORT WORKERS. LEE HAS ALWAYS
BEEN THE TYPE OF WORKER WHO WILL GO THAT EXTRA MILE TO HELP HER CO-WORKERS.
SHE IS A MODEL TEAM PLAYER IN HER OFFICE.
LEE HAS BEEN MARRIED FOR OVER 18 YEARS TO SHANE ELLINGTON; THEY HAVE TWO
CHILDREN JOHN MICHAEL AGE 18 AND WILLIAM SHANE AGE 15. LEE IS VERY ACTIVE IN
HER CHURCH BY HELPING WITH THE YOUTH AND LEADING THE HOLIDAY MUSIC
LEE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURGE ALL TENURE ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES TO JOIN TEN-URE SO
OUR VOICE WILL BE HEARD IN FRANKFORT.
Kim began her employment with the state in 1990 as a caseworker in the Fayette County Family
Support office. She has been with the state for 16 ½ years & currently is a Case Manager Specialist in
the Kentucky Works Program in Pulaski County. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University.
Kim has served on the HEROES Committee and C.Q.I. team. She was also a previous KHSA member
and received a Distinguished Service Award in 1998.
Kim is an active member of Ten-Ure who encourages all of those eligible members to join & become a
part of a GREAT organization.
Kim has been married to Richard for 11 years and they have 2 children, Dylan (10 years old) and
Madison (4 years). They reside in Somerset, Ky.
Lori Turk is the employee spot lighted for Area 7. Lori has been with the state for 21 years. She began
her career in the Clay County Child Support office when it was first established as a Child Support
Specialist 1. After working there for five years she became the Supervisor in the newly established
Leslie County Child Support office in 1990. Lori is now once again located in the Clay County Child
support office as Supervisor.
Lori has been married to her husband Tom Turk for seven years. Lori has two daughters Amber and
Alexis Sizemore. Amber is a freshman at Transylvania University in Lexington KY and Alexis attends
South Laurel Middle School in London KY.
Lori’s hobbies include gardening and spending time of her houseboat.
MARILYN HAS BEEN WORKING IN THE MCCRACKEN COUNTY FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICE FOR
OVER 28 YEARS. SHE SERVES AS OFFICE SUPERVISOR TO THE MCCRACKEN COUNTY STAFF.
MARILYN HAS ALWAYS BEEN WILLING TO GO THAT EXTRA MILE FOR HER CO-WORKERS
AND HAVE HELPED IN MANY OTHER OFFICES IN THE LAKES REGION. MARILYN IS VIEWED
BY HER CO WORKERS AS A TEAM LEADER AND TEAM PLAYER.
MARILYN HAS TWO BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN WHO ARE NOW ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF
LOUISVILLE AND SHE HAS AN 18 MONTH OLD GRAND DAUGHTER THAT KEEPS HER VERY
MARILYN HAS BEEN A VERY DEDICATED TEN-URE MEMBER AND ENCOURGES EVERYONE
WHO HAS NOT JOINED TEN-URE TO JOIN AND HELP HAVE A VOICE IN THE FUTURE OF
MISSY MOLLETT HAS OVER 18 YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH THE STATE. SHE IS CURRENTLY
THE SUPERVISOR FOR THE BOYD AND FLEMING COUNTY REGIONAL CHILD SUPPORT
OFFICE. MISSY BEGAN STATE GOVERNMENT AS A CLERICAL AIDE, THEN A WORKER AND
CURRENTLY AS SUPERVISOR.
MISSY HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF TEN-URE FOR MANY YEARS AND HAS SERVED IN THE PAST
AS STATE BOARD TEN-URE AREA REPRESENTATIVE.
MISSY ENCOURAGES EVERYONE THAT IS ELIGIBLE TO JOIN TEN-URE TO DO SO. TEN-URE IS
A STATE ORGANIZATION WORKING FOR THE BENEFITS OF ALL STATE EMPLOYEES.
Lisa Cheatham started with the state on 12/3/1984 as a Caseworker Specialist & after probation was
promoted to Senior Caseworker Specialist. On 8/16/1992, she became the JOBS Coordinator & she
currently serves as the KWP Specialist for the Cumberland Region. Lisa will have 22 years of service
with the state on 12/3/2006.
Lisa currently serves on the Taylor County Youth Service Center & Family Resource Center as well as
the Adair County GED Center Board. She has received the Distinguished Service Award as well as
being honored to serve on the HEROES, ASFA and CFS Advisory Committee.
Lisa has been a very active member of Ten-Ure and is always willing to assist with recruitment of new
members for Area 3.
MOHAMMAD FAGHRI HAS WORKED FOR STATE GOVERNMENT OVER 35 YEARS. HE IS
EMPLOYED AS LAB DIRECTOR AT CENTRAL STATE HOSPITAL IN LOUISVILLE, KY.
MOHAMMAD HAS BEEN MARRIED FOR 33 YEARS AND HAS A SON AND A DAUGHTER.
MOHAMMAD HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF TEN-URE FOR MANY YEARS. HE ENCOURAGES
EVERYONE TO JOIN TEN-URE AND BE A PART OF AN ORGANIZATION THAT WORKS
FOR ALL STATE EMPLOYEES BENEFITS.
Pam Waldridge has worked for the commonwealth for more than 20 years. She is one of the strongest
supporters of TENURE in our region. Pam has worked for several different departments and divisions
during her tenure with the state. She is currently working as KY Works Coordinator and is home based
in Nelson county. At this time, Pam is the only KWP coordinator for our new expanded region in Salt
River Trail. Pam is currently President Elect on the Board of TENURE. She was selected for the
President's award last year. Pam has been an active member of the Board for several years and she
talks to staff throughout the many counties where she works about TENURE - always encouraging
eligible members to join. Pam is married with 2 children and a new niece and she enjoys spending time
with all of them
I began working for the Commonwealth of Kentucky on April 16, 1974 as a food stamp worker in
Bardstown, Nelson Co, KY. After a few years I become a generic worker and then became AFDC,
Medical Card and Food Stamp worker. You know the history of how changes occurred for a number of
years and we older workers had to change also. When JOBS came into being I became a Case manger
in Nelson Co. Later I became the Coordinator for Nelson County, Mercer and Anderson counties.
When I retired in August, 2001 I was coordinator of Nelson, Marion, Larue and Washington counties. I
saw lots of success during my career and helped individuals improve their lives.
After retirement there was health issues to deal with but after a very successful back surgery in 2005 I
now feel like I am retired and we can begin to enjoy our retirement. My husband, Randal and I enjoyed
two weeks out west with our son and daughter-in-law in September. We recently returned home in
November from a week up north. We have been able to enjoy short trips here and there. On October
14, 2006 we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with a wonderfully party hosted by our son,
Phillip, daughter-in-law, Janet, daughter, Peggy and son-in-law, Chris at First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), Bardstown, KY. Randal and I have been active members at First Christian for
more than 35 years and prior to that were members in his home church here in Nelson County. I am
currently the president of all the Christian Women’s Fellowship ladies missions groups, pianist, chair of
World Outreach Ministry, member of Pastoral Relations Ministry, chancel and hand bell choirs, voting
member of the official operations board of the congregation and an Elder. I am volunteering at the new
free health care Nelson Co. Clinic and working part-time as the organist for a local funeral home.
I have been a member of Ten-Ure since 1984. I was recipient of the Haynes Bruce award in 2003. I
was so sorry that I was not there to accept this great award. I think this was the first Ten-Ure meeting I
had missed since becoming a member. My mother had recently passed away and it was impossible for
me to attend. I am looking forward to being a more active member as I think this is an organization
that all retirees should be a part of. We need many more members so that the retiree’s wants and needs
can and will be heard by our legislators.
My family has been so blessed and we are thankful for all the blessings and friendships that were
developed during my tenure as a Commonwealth of KY employee. Many of my friends made during my
years of employment are still a strong and wonderful part of my life today.
SALLY HAS WORKED IN STATE GOVERNMENT FOR OVER 14 YEARS. SHE IS CURRENTLY
WORKIING AS A MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST IN THE LAB AT CENTRAL STATE HOSPITAL IN
SALLYS THINKS THAT BEING ABLE TO BE A MEMBER OF TEN-URE IS A JOB PERK. ONLY
ACTIVE EMPLOYEES WITH TEN YEARS OF SERVICE AND RETIREES CAN JOIN.
SHE LOOKS FORWARD TO RECEIVING THE TEN-URE TATTLER AND KEEPS ABREAST OF THE
RETIREMENT BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES.
SALLY ENCOURGAGES EVERYONE WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO JOIN TEN-URE TO DO SO, AND
BECOME PART OF SOMETHING GREAT.
Rose Marie Bryant has worked for the Division of Permanency & Protection for 20 years. She spent 15
years serving in the Graves County office. She has been a Family Services Office Supervisor for the last
5 years with responsibility over the Ballard, Carlisle, & Hickman County DPP offices. She is a past
Regional Nomination Candidate for the Paul F. Grannis Award. She has three children, Shawn and
Robbie Bryant, and Shannon McLeary. Rose loves quilting and is known to gift her creations to the
children of family and friends.
Linda Clements began her career as a state employee in November 1976 as secretary in the Grayson
Co. office. In 1979 she became eligibility worker and trained for all programs. Linda remained in that
position until she became Field Services Supervisor in November 1999. During her 29 years of state
service Linda was an active community partner and was interested in seeing that the clients received the
services they were in need of.
While working Linda took college courses at night and on the weekends and received an Associates
degree in Business Management and Human Services from Elizabethtown Community College.
In 1998 Linda won a trip to the Human Services Association in Washington D.C. by winning the policy
trivia contest sponsored by the Program Assistance Branch in Frankfort.
Linda has been a member of Tenure for at least 15 years and always encouraged eligible employees to
participate because of the many things that Tenure does for state employees.
In April 2006 Linda received $2500 for an employee suggestion that she had submitted before she
retired. Mailing PA 2Q Recertification Form for QMB, SLMB from Central Office was the approved
Since retiring August 2005 Linda is spending some time doing volunteer work with the local Salvation
Army unit and the Grayson Co. Community Alliance. She is the co-coordinator for the annual Repair
Affair that had 160 volunteers that did repairs to 15 homes in 2006. Linda is trying to keep up on
Medicare Part D information so she can help family and friends with plan comparison.
Linda represents Grayson Co on the Lincoln Trail Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council and the
Board of Directors. She has just recently been elected to the Central Kentucky Community Action
Council board of directors.
Renee Sartin is the newly appointed SRA for the Salt River Trail Region. Renee has served the
commonwealth for more than 20 years in a variety of positions. She was most recently the SRA of the
KIPDA rural region. She has assumed the responsibility for a much larger region consisting of 17
counties when KIPDA RURAL was combined with LINCOLN TRAIL region. Renee has recently moved
her office to Bullitt county to be more centrally located within the new region. Renee has always been a
strong supporter of TENURE and encourages staff to join and participate in the organization.
Frankie K. Miller has worked for 15 years in the Marshall County Family Support office as a Family
Support Specialist, having recently been promoted to Family Support Specialist III. Frankie is well
known for assisting her clientele and her coworkers without reservation. She is usually the first to
willingly volunteer to offer assistance within the office. Frankie resides in Benton with her daughter
Dana, son-in-law, David and a most precious granddaughter, Hannah
Jennifer Marshall is an active member of TENURE and a strong supporter of the organization. Jennifer
has worked in several counties throughout the state in a variety of positions. Jennifer has recently been
promoted to the position of Field Services Supervisor in Breckinridge County. Jennifer is very excited
about her new position and is looking forward to learning her new career and working with her staff
and the community. Jennifer is married and she and her husband live in Meade County.
TEN-URE Application for Membership:
DUES: $15 Mail to: Post Office Box 200, Frankfort, KY 40602
Retiree Dues: $10
(Membership year for all members is from April 1 through March 31 each year) New Member _______ Renewal ______ Retiree _______
PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE
Name _ _______________________Soc. Sec. No. _________ _______
Cabinet ______________________________________________ Dept./Office/Division ________ _______________
Office Address _________________________________________________ _
Home Address: _________________________________________________
Office Phone ____________________ _ Home Phone ________ ____________
E-mail address ___________________________________________________
Any Military Service that qualified for credit in the Kentucky Retirement System: _________________
Original Date of State Government Employment _________________
I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I HAVE OR WILL HAVE _________ YEARS OF SERVICE WITH STATE GOVERNMENT BY MARCH 31 ST
(Note Employee is responsible for verification if unavailable from Personnel Cabinet records).
FOR PAYROLL DEDUCTION AUTHORIZATION:
I hereby authorize the payroll officer to deduct my TEN-URE annual dues of $15 from the paycheck I receive on March 15. Requests for
payroll deduction must be made no later than February 16. This authorization is to remain in effect unless revoked by me in writing.
__________________________ __ ______________ _________________ ___
Signature Date Social Security Number
Ten-Ure Presorted Standard
P.O. Box 200 U.S. Postage
Frankfort KY 40601 PAID
Permit No. 10060