93nd Annual Meeting of the Kansas Entomological Society (Central States Entomological Society) and Beneficial Insect Symposium
Guest speakers for the Beneficial Insect Symposium include Dr. Marla Spivak, University of Minnesota, Dr. Jon Lundgren, Director of ECDYSIS Foundation and CEO for Blue Dasher Farm, and Dr. Judy Wu-Smart, Assistant Professor of Entomology, UNL.
Abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentations are now being accepted. The deadline for submission is March 17. We highly encourage undergraduate and graduate students to attend and present their research.
January 13, 2013 2:00 p.m.
Valentino’s 70th and Van Dorn
Approximately 99 members and families were in attendance.
The meeting was called to order by President Warren Nelson
The nominating committee announced nominations for officer elections:
- President – Warren Nelson
- Vice President – Janet Alberts
- Secretary – Todd Jensen
- Program Editor – Todd Fiala
- Treasurer – Jane Nelson
- State Fair – Deb Swirmicky
Vote was called and all nominated individuals were approved and elected.
Nelson announced the 2012 Beekeeper of the year – Todd Fiala
Nelson also provided an Appreciation Plaque awarded to Walter Schwarz
The meeting proceeded into presentations of the 2012 Scholarship recipients. Technical difficulties were encountered but overcome. All recipients presented with exception of Austin Hurt who will present at a subsequent date. Presentations were delivered by the following:
Clifford Nicolen, Chase Jacobson, Austin Hurt, Emily Kuhl, Lane Schroer, Taylor Stephens, Hannah Cronk, Austen Haake, Jeff Thompson, Lucy Polk and Trevor Jensen.
At 5:00 p.m. awards were presented to the 2012 scholarship recipients.
Member meeting was adjourned at approximately 5:10 p.m.
Officers met briefly after member adjornment to vote on a motion presented by President Nelson to approve purchase of 2013 scholarship equipment through Valhalla Bee Farm Inc. instead of online to reduce costs. Estimate cost savings were not specified. Motion carried unanimously.
Todd Jensen, Secretary