The final slate was unanimously approved after some last-minute changes.

Carl Guerci has decided to step down after four years as President, but he will continue to support AABA
as Swarm Coordinator and Arlington Echo Coordinator. He will also continue to mentor beekeepers.
Thank you!!

Ryan Smith, owner of Honeysmith Bees, has agreed to be AABA President rather than Vice-President.
We are pleased to welcome Ryan to the board.

This leaves the V.P. position open for someone to consider. Ideally, under the new bylaws, the President
and V.P. will serve two 1-year terms, and then the Vice President will move up to President, so we need
someone interested in training to be president.

The Secretary position is also open and includes assisting with the agendas and minutes for the board
and general meetings and then coordinating with the Media Editor to distribute information to AABA
members.

Kim Mehalick has agreed to help as Program Coordinator. If you would like to assist or have speakers or
topics that you would like to hear, please let Kim know.

Please consider volunteering for open positions or assisting other positions – it is always good to have
backup.
2021 AABA Board

Club Officers
President – Ryan Smith
Vice-President – open
Treasurer – Dennis Roundy
Secretary – open
Director – Jim Larson
Director – Michael Doyle
Media Editor – Audrey Lee
Club Chairpersons
Webmaster – Gina Jones
Short Course Coordinator – Deborah Hewitt
Program Coordinator – Kim Mehalick
Mentor Coordinator – Matt Gill
Club Rentals – Chrissy Perry
Snacks – Deni Estrada-Palma
County Fair Coordinator – Michael Doyle
Librarian – Rebecca Krimins
Photography – Susan Huber, Rebecca Krimins
Door Prize Coordinator – Dwight Fielder
Swarms Coordinator – Carl Guerci Jr.

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AABA October Meeting Agenda  (Check email for meeting information)
October 20, 2020/via Zoom   7 – 9 pm

Introduction

Main Speaker – Cybil Preston, State Apiary Inspector

  • Maryland Beekeeping, Bee Inspection, & What’s New with MD Dept of Agriculture

Business meeting

Treasurer’s report

AABA Bylaws and Constitution
We will vote to approve bylaws using a Zoom poll
(You may only vote if you have paid your dues for 2019 or 2020)

Elections for 2021 Board
Zoom poll for general membership approval 
(You may only vote if you have paid your dues for 2019 or 2020)

[Please consider volunteering for open positions or assisting other positions]

2021 Slate of Candidates

Club Officers

President – Carl Guerci Jr.

Vice-President – Ryan Smith

Treasurer – Dennis Roundy

Secretary – open

Director – Jim Larson

Director – Michael Doyle

Media Editor – Audrey Lee

Club Chairpersons

Webmaster – Gina Jones

Short Course Coordinator – Deborah Hewitt

Program Coordinator – open

Mentor Coordinator – Matt Gill

Club Rentals – Chrissy Perry

Snacks – Deni Estrada-Palma

County Fair Coordinator – Michael Doyle

Librarian – Rebecca Krimins

Photography – Susan Huber, Rebecca Krimins

Door Prize Coordinator – Dwight Fielder

Swarms Coordinator – Carl Guerci Jr.
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Hive management Question/Answer Time
_______________________________________________________________

Upcoming Events 2020

Maryland State Beekeepers Association  [https://www.mdbeekeepers.org/]

November 7, 2020    Fall Meeting via Zoom, Randy Oliver
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Upcoming Events 2021
AABA Meetings [via Zoom until further notice]

Tuesday, February 16     7 – 9 pm
[Speakers and topics to be decided – we welcome suggestions]

Tuesday, April 20           7 – 9 pm
Tuesday, June 15          7 – 9 pm
Tuesday, August 17       7 – 9 pm
Tuesday, October 19     7 – 9 pm     ______________________________________________________________

Maryland State Beekeepers Association [https://www.mdbeekeepers.org/]

February 13, 2021    Winter Meeting via Zoom, Dr. Tom Seeley

June 12, 2021        Spring Meeting, Dr. Jaime Ellis

 

2021 Apiary Registration – Remember to register your bees – registration is free.

  • See the Maryland Department of Agriculture website for Apiary Inspection or the AABA minutes at aabees.org for complete information.

 

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Dear Members,
Please join us for the Anne Arundel Beekeepers Association August 18, 2020 meeting, via
Zoom.

The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM with some introductory comments. Our speaker will be
Allen Hayes, Master Beekeeper. He will be discussing preparing for the EAS Master
Beekeeping exam.  This is an opportunity to learn what resources are available to help you
become a better beekeeper.

Following a Q & A for Allen we will have an opportunity for the newer beekeepers to get advice
and ask questions about what they are seeing in their hives.

Once again, the DC Beekeepers Alliance is loaning us their zoom account.  The waiting room
will open at 6:30 PM – Eastern Time, to work out any kinks.

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Thank you, your moderator, Carl F. Guerci Jr.

If you need the Zoom meeting information, please check your email.

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Elections were held at our October 2018 meeting. You can see the new slate of AABA volunteers at our Club Volunteers page.


The AABA Board decided to move club elections to our October regular meeting. All volunteer positions have a one-year term, with no term-limit. All positions are up for reelection every year.

Even if you don’t have the time to take on an official position, click here if you’re interested in learning about a specific position and we’ll find small ways you can help. This is a great way to learn about the club, the mentoring program, the website, or whatever your interests are.

Take a look at the positions and consider becoming an AABA volunteer!

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