We should be having our AGM about now and we should be looking forward to our Christmas get-together. Covid has put paid to all that.
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
Your Committee is acutely aware that it has not been possible to provide the usual services to the members, In particular we have been unable to have the lectures we normally have during the quieter beekeeping months. As a gesture, it was decided to reduce the subscription to €60 for this year (2021) only.
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. If anybody has an alternative suggestion, we would be glad to hear it,
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 Christmas.