February 2010 Minutes

February 9, 2010 Meeting Minutes

The regular meeting of the Wannabe Hobby Beekeepers was called to order at 6:35 p.m. on February 9, 2010 in the Rapid City Public Library by Jerry Owens.

Jerry announced that an order for bees had been placed for those members getting bees this year.  They were ordered from a distributor in Minnesota and are Italian bees.  There was general discussion regarding the arrival date, approximately April 20th, and when and where hives should be set up

A sub-chapter of the club has been established in the Hill City/Custer area.  It’s  first meeting is set for February 18 in Hill City.

A mead-making gathering will be held at John Halverson’s on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at noon.  Everyone is welcome.  Bring empty wine bottles if you have them.

The subject of dues was raised.  Tom Brodensteiner suggested that dues should be kept low and that special projects/events that require extra funding can be handled through specific assessments of the members. A general consensus was reached that dues should be set at $5.00 per membership and a membership was either an individual or a family.

John Halverson recommended that in future meetings Robert’s Rules of Order should be followed including voting on such action items as dues.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m. by Jerry Owens. The next general meeting will be at 6:30 on March 9, 2010 in the Rapid City Public Library.

Minutes submitted by:                              Patty Pate

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