September 2017 Minutes

Person County Beekeepers Association
Minutes: September 21,2017; 7:00pm
County Office Auditorium

President Report:
Robert Brauer
*Welcome to all
*We will have door prizes Sept.,Oct.,and Nov.; Winners choice of prize. Winners for September drawing were Susan Hodges, Carol Carter, Tracey Sexton

VP REPORT
James Latimer
October: Mentoring Program and Seasonal Winter prep., November will be Food Culinary with Honey

Financial Report
Amanda Blanks
*Submitted September 21,2017 Beginning balance: $6,217.65
Income Total: $158.00
Expenses: $00.00
Bank Balance: $6,375.65
*Motion was made by Amanda Blanks to ear mark $145.00; $50.00 from the Nature Journaling class and $95.00 from August meeting donation; to go towards the Veterans Garden. 2nd by Lynn Wilson. Motion was Approved
* Renewal process will start in October for 2018 State and County Association.
*Please see Amanda for your NCSBA cards if you paid your dues and not received yours yet.

Secretary report
Mary Ann Rich
*July and August meeting minutes were approved. 1st motion;Kim Buchanan, 2nd motion;Mac Blanks

FUNDRAISING
Mac Blanks
*Honey For a Year Raffle: Would be great if every member would sell 10 tickets $1.00 each.,Kim Buchanan and Whitney Barnes donate one 1LB. jar of honey, Bob Brauer 2 1LB. jars of honey.
* Honey Cookbooks are still for sell $20.00 each

Community SERVICES
Whitney Barnes
*Personality was a lot of fun,sold raffle tickets, one shirt and cookbooks.
*Bahama Day: September 23,2017
*November 3, 2017: Person County AG Day for 5th graders; volunteers are needed please.
Contact Whitney Barnes if you would like to volunteer or sell honey at an event.

State Fair
Kim Buchanan
*Brought in posters from the library display.
Contact Kim if you would like to enter honey/hive products at the State Fair. Crafts or Jewelry

NEW BUSINESS:
5th Annual Country Christmas
November 4,2017 at the home of Tom and Linda Savage. Make it / Grow it Vendors are welcome. Santa will be there, Sleigh rides, and a light show at dusk.
problems with list serve?
Is everyone getting emails from List serve? Suggestion to maybe switch to Google List.

GUEST SPEAKER
Cedric J. Pearce,Ph.D.; Chemistry of Honey and Honeybee. He has been a bee keeper since 1984 in Connecticut and 20 years in NC.

Refreshments: sugar cookies in shape of honeybees and honey comb and water from Amanda Blanks.
ATTENDANCE
*26 PCBA Members attending the meeting, 2 guest
* Submitted by:Mary Ann Rich

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