Clarksville, TN

Montgomery County Beekeeper's Association
 

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January 4 2020 meeting minutes


Clarksville Montgomery County Beekeeping Association

Date: 4 January 2020 Monthly Meeting Minutes / Meeting called to order by the presiding officer, Vice-President Roger Stewart at 10:03am

Location: Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library


Members present: See sign in Roster


Newbees/Wanna Bees:

William Kupski – Interested in pollinators for fruit trees & garden. Has purchased hive equipment requesting a mentor for the Fredonia area. .

Wayne & Gena Barefoot – attended short course looking for alt location to current neighborhood for hives. Roger offered to mentor

Patrick & Keva Thompson – new to Clarksville, planning on learning all they can preparing for retirement & hive management.


Approval of Minutes: Minutes for the month of November (no meeting in December due to Annual Holiday Party Course) posted on cmcba.com. Motioned to accept minutes by Larry Sessums, second to approve by Rebecca Perantoni.


Approval of Treasurer Report: Treasurer Report for the month of November (no meeting in December due to Annual Holiday Party Course) posted on cmcba.com. Motioned to accept treasurer by Larry Sessums, second to approve by Rebecca Perantoni.


Guest Speakers:


Old Business:

1. CMCBA Honey extractor status – No change

2. Submission for Hive Inspector grant submitted, pending approval.

3. Officer Elections – Officers nominated and voted in as follows

President – Roger Stewart

Vice-President – Billie Zeveney

Treasurer – Maggie Pontsler

Secretary – Vanessa Cisneros

Webmaster – Open position

4. Proposal by member to review Facebook approval options & general rules. Recommendation to add 3 basic screening questions and rules of conduct. Will be discussed by officers and brought to membership at the February meeting.

5. Members requested to have meeting recordings/podcasts. Will table until a Webmaster is elected.

6. The library is not available for the regular meeting time in March, members must decide on alternate options. Discussed using the DCC or incorporate meeting with a Dunbar Cave pollinator tour or Boone’s Prairie tour. Final location will be announced at the February meeting.

7. Member requested a list of local contacts on website. Open floor discussion, officers will be listed but numbers/eMails will not. The current contact form will be managed and responded too.


New Business:

None


Announcements:

29 February 2020 TBA Board meeting. Delegates from CMCBA will be selected based on # delegate seats open. Announcement at February meeting.

Open floor discussion on historical bee facts, beekeeping & feeding practices, preparing equipment over the winter.


Upcoming meetings:

February 1st - Clarksville Montgomery County Library Large Room 1000-1100

Youth Group 1100-1200

March 7th Library not available – pending alternate venue announcement.

April 4th - - Clarksville Montgomery County Library Large Room 1000-1100

Youth Group 1100-1200

May 2nd - Clarksville Montgomery County Library Large Room 1000-1100

Youth Group 1100-1200

June 6th – Dotsonville Community Center “Fun Day”

Meeting adjourned by the Vice-President @ 1015

Door Prizes drawn


Respectfully submitted by Billie Zeveney, CMCBA Secretary

Approval: ______________________Signed by President or Presiding Officer