21 FEBRUARY 2011 MINUTES
Program Chairperson Betty Ward introduced our guest speaker. He was Dr. Michael I. Huppert, Founder and President of Five Points Chiropractic in Athens. He taught us how to lift supers of bees and honey correctly to prevent the problem of back pain or injury. Better yet, two persons should lift a super together..
1) Call to Order:
The Business Meeting was called to order by Chairperson Agatha Coggins at about 7:50 pm.
2) Reading of the Minutes of the Preceding Business Meeting:
The minutes of the 17 January 2011 Business Meeting were read by Secretary Glenn Galau. They were approved with corrections.
3) Treasurer's Report:
Treasurer Louise 'Doc' Spears gave the Treasurer's Report for the last month through the beginning of the present meeting. The previous balance at the beginning of the meeting on 17 January 2011 meeting was $ 1,399.78. There were three deposits totalling $ 102.00 and there were three expenses totalling 91.53 during the last month. This leaves a present balance of $ 1,410.25. The Treasurer's Report was approved as read.
4) Officer and Committee Reports:
Betty Ward. Program Chairperson, gave a list of speakers for the next several months. For March, Bill Owens will talk about Africanized bees. For April, John Newman of the Eastern Piedmont Beekeepers Association and for May, Robert Brewer of the Georgia Beekeepers Association.
Carol Williamson gave details about the 22 January 2011 Beekeeping Fair which was a very successful three-hour long exhibit and demonstration at the Oglethorpe County Library. Thirty-three persons signed in and there were about ten children who also attended. It resulted in two new club members and two renewals. Expenses totaled about $ 151.24 for room rental, advertizing, food, and thank you cards to the many donors.
Glenn Galau, webmaster, reported that the club now had an organization 'Page' on Facebook. There was some discussion about how to communicate rapidly about transient events such as locations of swarms, or advertize opportunities for workshops or a beekeeper needing help in very short order. A mechanism was not identified.
Betty Ward will coordinate the purchase and sale of the next lot of honey.
Duncan Gannon reported on the events of the Spring Meeting of the Georgia Beekeepers Association held on Jekyll Island. He said it was a very worthwhile meeting.
5) Old Business: None
6) Unfinished Business: None
7) New Business:
Agatha Coggins reported that the Club had been asked to hold a Beekeeping Fair at the Athens Regional Library. Discussion was positive.
Agatha introduced Paul DeLargy, President of Georgia REAL Enterprises, who outlined several things our Club could do to encourage entrepreneurship in our county. After some discussion, it was suggested that he write a short summary of his suggestions which would be put on the website for further discussion during the March Meeting.
8) Introduction of New Visitors:
The Business Meeting was adjourned at about 8:41 pm.
10) Submitted by Glenn Galau, Secretary
Approved with modifications during the Business Meeting of 21 March 2011.
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