Members present: 30.
Board members present . Daryn Klinginsmith. (Treasurer) Teri McGarr(secretary)
Al Zaleweski gave a very informative program on the control of varroa mites."Control varroa or buy bees" this will be posted as a link and will be able to be seen on you tube soon.
Vern videoed the whole Education part of the meeting , well Done to Vern.
afterwards Daryn took the front and gave the treasurers report; $4,600 in checking account, $1132 in the Education fund, and $67. in new memberships this month. we have had 3 new members this month.
We discussed having a Temporary president & Vice President, and asked if there were any volunteers for vice president, Kristin Taylor raised her hand, she was the only hand raised and was voted in, we then asked for president , Wayne Ranne raised his hand , and was voted in.
we have a guest coming next month from the state legislature.Wayne asked if we use club funds to pay people to come and speak.Pete Hill mentioned that the people he'd spoken to as WSU at the queen rearing class had said that they didn't have a budget for travel and overnight accommodation etc. maybe we would be willing to pay travel expenses for someone to come talk to us.
Al and Stan Peak, both felt it would be a good idea to invite the public to sit in on a meeting, maybe do it in a public place, and Daryn suggested the new Pybus conference room.
Alice had queried the idea of letting the public sit in on meetings, as she felt it wouldn't be right that members are paying dues and the public wouldn't be.
we had a discussion about the possibility of starting a Queen bank within the club,
Steve and Pete will tell us about their trip to the Queen rearing class, next month, it sounds like they learned a lot and had a good time too.
Walt Kursave is heading the Chelan co. Fair this year and he asked if anyone had received his Emails as he'd had little to no response. Please, if you have a few hours to spare, contact Walt and sign up for the fair, its fun, & its easy ,Walt will get passes for whoever signs up to help out. this will be our ( Lee and I) 3rd year , we enjoy it every time.get out there and tell folks about the Bees!!!
Wayne suggested we make a plan out for next year for the fair. and decide if we want to do it or not.
all in all it was a good meeting, some great ideas came forward, and it was great to see so many there.
lets go forward as a club and make these great ideas happen!!!
our next bee chat is TBA.
next monthly meeting is 22 July at Douglas Fire Dept. 5pm
our Annual pot luck is Aug 4th 5pm -9pm at Walla Walla park , shelter #2
Lee McGarr would like to hear if you are coming so he can get food and drink organized.
any amendments please let me know.