Our 2014 Fall Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Friday, November 7 with the Fall Conference on Saturday, November 8th at McCormick's Creek State Park. McCormick's Creek State Park is located 2 miles east of Spencer on Hwy 46.
Dr. James Tew from Wooster, Ohio will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Tew is currently the Beekeeping Specialist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, Auburn University and has been a key figure in the Ohio State Beekeepers' Association for many years.
After serving 34 years as the Ohio State Extension Beekeeping Specialist at Ohio State University, Dr. James Tew retired from the postion in 2011. His experience includes teaching and conducting applied research on honey bees and their behavior, specifically pollination behavior. He writes monthly articles for Bee Culture and has written two books, "Beekeeping Principles" and "Wisdom for Beekeepers". He enjoys woodworking, photopgraphy and feeding ungrateful birds.
For the complete agenda, click here.
Hotel rooms are booked up at the Canyon Inn. However, sometimes there are cancellations, so if you need a room, contact Debbie Seib, Treasurer.
If you do not pre-register, onsite registration will be open Saturday morning at 7:00 am.
Elections are once again coming up at our Fall Conference. The conference will be held at McCormick's Creek State Park on Saturday, November 8th. If you are unable to attend, you may request an absentee ballot by contacting your nominating committee. You may call Steve Doty, 317-485-5593 and be sure to email Mike Seib and Tony Stewart. You may also email Steve and cc Mike Seib and Tony Stewart.
The positions open this year are President, Secretary, three Nominating Committee and two Director-at-Larges. Candidates for President are Dave Shenefield and Jerry Zimmerman. Candidates for Secretary are Barry McNulty and Joe Kimmel. Candidates for Nominating Committee are Todd Thomas, Mike Seib and Steve Doty. Candidates for Director-at-Large are Dave Barrickman, Paul Hill, Mike Seib and Diana Coleman.
To see the Biographies of the Candidates, click here.
The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is October 24th.
The deadline for pre-registration is November 5th.
Cost for the conference is $20 for an individual and $25 for a family. You do not need to be a member to attend; however, you do have to be a member to vote in the elections.
Remember those long lines at the registration table? You can avoid that by pre-registering. There are two ways to pre-register:
Pre-registration is for the conference only. It does not include a hotel room. Hotel rooms are booked up at the Canyon Inn.
Pre-registration will stay open until November 5th.