There was a record turnout at our annual association meeting this year. We had nearly 100 people in attendance. Officers were elected and 2012 Youth Scholarship recipients presented their activities of the year and received awards. The 2013 Youth Scholarship recipients also were present and able to see the past years activities. Thanks to all that attended and participated.
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