At 6:17 p.m. on Tuesday, April 02, 2019, President Rick Queen called to order the Haywood County Beekeepers Chapter Board of Directors meeting at the Haywood County Extension Center, 589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville, NC 28786.
Present were: Rick Queen, president; Mickey Clemmons, vice-president; Al Edwards, director; Keith Stiles, director; Dr. Bill Skelton, honorary director; Cynthia Schwartz, treasurer; and Cindy Way, secretary.
No old business for discussion.
Club T-Shirts: Al Edwards reported that we have only a few club t-shirts left. He will check into our club treasury and report to the Board for a later determination regarding whether we have enough funds to order new shirts. If so, Al will check into some ordering options.
Potential Speakers: Vice President Mickey Clemmons contacted a speaker in Mitchell County to inquire of their cost to speak on top bar hives. This speaker charges $350.00. This cost is too much for a club our size and, since the $350.00 cost does not fall within our standard payment range of $50.00 for speakers, no vote was necessary on this issue.
Bill Skelton will ask Bob Blackwelder if he might be agreeable to speak to our club again. Mr. Blackwelder spoke at a meeting last year and gave an excellent presentation, which was both informative and entertaining.
Presentation Topics: Mickey Clemmons reported on the results of his survey of members regarding suggested topics and speakers for our meetings. Mickey will also contact other chapters for ideas for speakers.
Honey Bee Package Raffle: The drawing will be held at tonight’s regular monthly meeting for the three-pound package of bees from K.T.’s Orchard and Apiary. Arrival of the package is expected the second week of April 2019.
Cynthia Schwartz reported that the drawing for the honey bee-themed quilt will be held at the regular monthly meeting in May 2019.
Pollinator Week: The Board voted its approval for President Rick Queen to ask during tonight’s regular meeting for volunteers to help at the Tailgate Market on a yet-to-be determined Saturday in June by sharing information on the importance of pollinators.
President Rick Queen closed discussions and the meeting adjourned at 6:48 p.m.