Kentucky-SoOhio Local Chapter

The Kentucky So Ohio Chapter covers Kentucky and Southern Ohio, using I-70 as the boundary.

We can be reached at

The Kentucky So Ohio Chapter officers are:

  • President: Margaret Neff
  • Vice-President: Catherine McGinnis
  • Secretary: Tracy Heppes
  • Treasurer: Lynne Akalin

We welcome all soap and cosmetic handcrafters in Kentucky and Southern Ohio, using I-70 as the boundary to participate in our activities and attend our events.

Upcoming Activities


We are sponsoring a fun day for soapers of all levels!!!  Choose one of the two days...same agenda for both!!

Carrie Thornsberry, of Nurture Soaps, is our guest vendor and speaker!!!! For your information and knowledge, Marsha VanHook will share the latest on CBD in our industry,  Cathy McGinnis, Soaping 101, will demonstrate a new and fun swirl, and EVERYONE will make a bar of soap and decorate it, experimentIng with soap dough!!

The cost for the day is $25 or for those who are Kentucky-So Ohio chapter members, only $20!!! And that includes lunch!!!!

June 29 Springfield OH or July 27, Mt Sterling KY. Registration starts SOON!

Please Join Us!

Our activities are generally open to all. The more the merrier! Getting involved with a local group of like-minded makers is a great way to network and stay connected with others in your field. If you have any questions about what we're doing or how you could be involved, just email us:

Chapter Membership

Actual Membership in our chapter is limited to HSCG members in Kentucky and Southern Ohio, using I-70 as the boundary.If you are an HSCG member in Kentucky and Southern Ohio, using I-70 as the boundary, and want to be a member of our chapter, go to your Member Profile and locate the card for "Local Chapter". It will tell you if you are signed up and, if not, will give you a link to join one. You will need to be logged in in order to access your Member Profile.