Friday, April 13, 2007

January's Meeting Minutes

The January meeting of the Wasatch Beekeepers Association was held January 18, 2007, at Jones Bee, located at 2576 West 500 South in Salt Lake City, Utah. The meeting was conducted by our new president, Maurice Cobo. Four members were present: Maurice Cobo, Paul Dupaix, Karen Dupaix, and Mary Jane Grange.

Mary Jane, outgoing secretary, read the minutes from the December meeting. Due to the small number of attending members, approval of the December minutes was postponed until February’s meeting.

Maurice Cobo gave the treasurer’s report in place of Byron Anderson, who was absent. We have $297.68 in our account at Zion’s Bank.

Paul Dupaix, Public Relations/Newsletter chairman, gave the newsletter report. Unfortunately, the January newsletter was not sent out. There was a miscommunication about the president’s message, which was resolved. Paul wants to include beekeeping tips every month in the newsletters, and may find a logo for the newsletter too. President Maurice Cobo suggested that, to cut postage costs, the bulk of the newsletters be emailed, and only snail-mailed if a member does not have an email account. Mr. Cobo also suggested that by May, any non-dues paying members be dropped from the mailed-out newsletter list. A suggestion was also made to advertise our organization and its meetings in IFA stores.

The Journal Report was postponed until the February meeting due to low attendance, as was the program planned for this evening.

Mary Jane asked for ideas for programs for this year. The following tentative program schedule was outlined:

February: Equipment Upkeep
March: The Dupaix’s Tooele honey operation
April: Establishing new colonies
May: Soapmaking by Jones Bee
June: The Honey Flow
July: Summer Social
August: Harvesting the honey, or a picnic with Utah County Beekeepers Assn.
September: State Fair, no meeting
October: Cooking with honey recipe and food exchange & honey tasting
November: Christmas Party and Elections
December: No Meeting (State Beekeepers Convention Nov 30-Dec.1)

The meeting was adjourned until February 15, 2007.
Karen B. Dupaix
Secretary, Wasatch Beekeepers Association

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