OBA Minutes

2019-3-11 Club Meeting Minutes

At 7:17 pm the meeting was called to order by President Maren.

Maren Anderson called for changes / approval of January Meeting Minutes. No changes were called for; Motion was made, seconded and voted on to approve the minutes.

Gail Booth, the educational coordinator, announced and awarded certificates to those students who have completed the Apprentice Class, including Courtney Covey, William Hayes, Sarah Knight, Dave Allen, Marilee McGrover, Terry, and Scott Allen. Congratulations!

Alex Hudson, the outreach coordinator, announced that on May 11th a school is having a plant sale and they are asking for someone to work or present about bees on it.

David Bruun, the treasurer, announced that our checking account balance is $2,715.50, our savings account is $4,572.67, and cash on hand was $14.75.

Tammy Clark, the secretary, called for a motion that OBA shall pursue 501(c)3 IRS status. And amend the By Laws, II. Objective to say:

          The Olympia Beekeepers Association is organized exclusively to engage in charitable educational activities including, for such purpose, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

          No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in By Laws, II., hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

The motion was made, seconded, and unanimously carried.

Lynn Phillipi, the librarian, announced the books she has to check out for this meeting.

Ernie Schmidt, the great Ernie, talked about what went on in the Sustainability Meeting.

Kitty and Roger Schiltz, the mentorship coordinators, talked about the mentor program and asked for more mentors to match with those new members needing mentors.

Glen Buschmann made an announcement that he is looking for volunteers to help move equipment at his workshop. If you are interested, please call him at 360-352-9009. And check out his blog! http://olypollinators.blogspot.com

Paul Longwell, our local Paul, gave an update about the current legislation and talked about the Prison Program.

Club Break

Finally, our guest speaker, Jacqueline Freeman author of 'Song of Increase' and Susan Knilans, skep hive specialist; both from Battle Ground, WA speaking on “Ten Steps for Healthy Bees.” If you would like to contact them, check out https://preservationbeekeeping.com/contact-us/