It will take place on Monday 29th of November at 8pm.
Our AGM will be held virtually again this year - by Zoom. It would have perhaps been preferable to have met up in person, but we must continue to be cautious for all our sakes.
It is really important that as many as possible "attend"; we can after all, communicate with one another from the comfort of our homes while avoiding the hassle of driving long distances in the dark! Besides, it is our shared responsibility to ensure that the association works for our benefit and reflects our needs and objectives.
Some of our long-serving officers have expressed their intention to either resign or move sideways at this AGM, so put on your thinking caps and ask yourself if you're willing to take on a role as an association officer. If you wish to propose yourself or another member for an officer role, or indeed if you wish to include any item for the Agenda, please email the Secretary at: [email protected]
2021 - serving our Members during Covid
Your Committee is acutely aware that it has not been possible to provide the usual services to you, the members. In particular we have been unable to organise the lectures we normally present during the quieter beekeeping months. As a gesture, it was decided to reduce the subscription to €60 for this year (2021) only.
We still need to collect the subscriptions, so please forward them to the Treasurer, Rod Teck, by cheque or by bank transfer. His address is Seamist House, Beach road, Clifden, Co Galway. H71 NV63. Cheques payable to Connemara Beekeepers Association. A/C No 46077791 BOI Oughterard. IBAN IE71 BOFI 9039 3946 077791 . BIC No BOFIIE2D. Sort Code 90-39-39
As we cannot meet, and because we would be unable to arrange voting in a virtual meeting, we felt that the best solution was for the present committee to remain in situ for the time being.
Also, if anybody wishes to offer any help to the committee in any way, please get in touch.
FIBKA CLG held their AGM online and it was quite successful. Mary Keenan, Ger Coyne, Rod Teck and myself 'attended' as your delegates. We all felt the meeting was very positive and that FIBKA appeared to be on a much better path. Of course, their activities were very restricted too, and we shall have a better idea of progress next year.
Let us hope that 2021 will be a much better year all round.
Let me take the opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year.