CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW OFFICERS
WCBA elections were held at the August 15 meeting. Our new officers are:
Mary Duane, President
Kathy deGraaf, Vice President
Barbara MacPhee, Secretary
Phil Gaudette, Treasurer
A HUGE THANK YOU to outgoing officers Norman, George, Martha and Roger for their service to our club!!
MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS ARE DUE BY AUGUST 31
Membership has its benefits! Quarterly newsletter, discount on beekeeping trade journals (Bee Culture and American Bee Journal), free admittance to the WCBA indoor meetings which include our March and October speaker meetings, discount honey jar ordering, club honey extractor program and much, much more. Don't delay, renew today!
Membership renewals are due by August 31 every year. Dues are $15. You can renew by mail or at any of the club meetings. The membership renewal form can be found here.
SPENCER FAIR SEPT. 3-7
This is an old-fashioned agricultural fair and a lot of fun for both adults and kids! Our booth attracts many many visitors every year. We need volunteers to help set up on Wednesday Sept. 2 and to staff the booth Thursday through Monday. If you can help, please contact Mary Duane. If you volunteer you can get FREE admission to the entire fair!
Please enter your honey, baked goods, mead or wax! Drop-off is 12-6pm on Thursday and judging will be done that evening. Don't forget you need TWO jars if you are entering honey!
Complete rules for entering the honey show can be found here:
MA BILL H731 -- PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
There is a bill related to honeybees and beekeeping coming up for review in our state legislature which deserves your attention, as it will have an impact on all of us and on our bees if it goes forward. At our June WCBA meeting we discussed this issue and voted to send a letter from our club formally opposing this bill, H731, which will provide for changes to the current regulations regarding beekeeping in Massachusetts.
Please contact Dick Callahan or Ken Warchol with any questions.