Mississippi Valley Beekeepers Minutes
January 27, 2015
Present: Guy Spoonmore (President), Michael Lumberg (Vice-President), Mia F, Paul W, Kay & Marcia D, Stan B, Patt G, Gerald N, Kelsie H Janic H, Brad B, Dave M, Time R, Bernie A, Ernie Z, Larry A, Erik A, Bruce M, Judy H, Brian S, Dwayne B, Bob E, Roger& Tonya N, Sean B, Dannie Y, Steve B, Matt B, Nelson Y, Andrew L, L Mayo, Russ A, Gerald M, Sharon H, Rebecca F, LeRoy R, David, R, Devan D, Sam & Krisly D,
Treasurer’s Report $1046.27 Total
Dues are due for 2015.
Annual Holiday Dinner
Our annual holiday dinner was held on Tuesday Dec 2nd. There was no meeting in November. Everyone brought a covered dish and/or dessert. Turkey, ham and some drinks were supplied. A silent auction was held and $112.00 was raised.
Annual Beginning Beekeeper Class
Our annual class will be held on February 21st, from 9:00 am -3:00 pm at the Illinois Cooperative Extension Building. Guy has flyers and he would appreciate everyone placing them at elevators, feed stores, High School Ag programs, etc.
Guy will arrive between 7 and 8 to set up. He will bring donuts and beverages. Anyone else that would like to help set up is welcome. He has name tags, door prizes and tags. Lunch on their own.
We will order packages for anyone who takes the class. Anyone from the club who wants packages needs to sign up during the break. The packages will be $112.00. Dadant’s also has packages for $110 plus tax. No information yet on time or place to pick up.
Bernie will present. Paul will do demonstrations
Le Roy will do a presentation of his first year in beekeeping.
Guy has already contacted catalogs, Brushy Mountain. He has sent information to the following papers: Illinois Payson, Mount Sterling, Herald Whig, Farm Bureau paper.Dale and Judy will take care of the sign-in table.
LeRoy did the first year of beekeeping he said he would do it again.
LeAnn will get to the Radio Stations and it is on Facebook and the website. LeAnn will contact Missouri papers.
Dues are now due. Dues are $16.00. It has been mentioned that a number of people that live in Missouri or Iowa would rather belong to their state associations. This club is a member of the Illinois AND Missouri associations. We do not have a fee to belong to Missouri as a club. We send $10.00 to Illinois per member to belong to the Illinois State Association. Dale sent an email to LeAnn and he said that members of our group are not required to belong. Guy moved to table the discussion until next month when Dale will be here. Paul Second the motion.
Illinois Queen Initiative
There will be a class (20 max) the last of April of first part of May Mr. Kilty. When Guy has the dates and fees he will let everyone know when it has been scheduled