The Person County Beekeepers Association is honored to have been named Chapter Of The Year by the North Carolina Beekeepers Association.
Each year the NCSBA Golden Achievement Program recognizes chapters that have made significant accomplishments in support of North Carolina beekeeping. Every one of the 92 chapters is eligible for recognition.
The program is based on a point system. To qualify as a Golden Achievement Program (GAP) chapter a club must meet the minimum thresholds in a number of categories such as community outreach and member services. The total minimum threshold is 775 points. The Person County Beekeepers Association was awarded more than 2600 points making them the North Carolina Beekeepers Association Chapter Of The Year!
“The PCBA chapter has really got it together with list serve communication, a calendar of speakers on their website, a cool logo, over 25 community presentations and even a facebook page. Their chapter is so deserving of this award”, said GAP Committee Chairperson, Janet Peterson.
Along with the recognition, PCBA received a cash award of $300 and are eligible for another $700 in grant monies toward a project that furthers beekeeping in Person County. The club also received $275 worth of gift certificates from Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, a popular supplier of beekeeping equipment and supplies in the state of North Carolina.
The club plans to use the award money and apply for the additional $700 grant to help continue their efforts of promoting beekeeping in Person County.