I know what you're thinking, who has a meeting on Labor Day? Nevada County Beekeepers Association does. Since the August meeting is for fair booth cleanup and BBQ, and the difficulty in both finding another date the Vet's Hall is available and getting the word out to everyone, we just keep the date. I'll be there and I hope you will too.
I'd like us all to give special thanks to Eric Oliver for installing, maintaining and later removing the bees from the observation hives in the fair booth. Thanks also to Brion and Randy for assembling the demonstration booth, giving the demonstrations, taking it all down and putting it safely away until next year. Leslie Gault did a great job of arranging the BBQ and scheduling fair booth staff, Thank you Leslie. Rob Slay has been our Fair Booth Coordinator for the past couple of years and deserves our gratitude as well. Last but not least, thank you to all the volunteers who staffed the booth!
After a year as vice president and now four years as president I will not be continuing to hold office next year. Please consider yourself for the office of president or vice president. Our club needs people to step up and volunteer, the current officers and board members have been in place for a long time and we need some new blood. You don't have commit to four years, just one. I would hate to see the NCBA fade away due to lack of participation.
Jerry Van Heeringen