Presidents Report - August 2018
I would like to begin my term as President of the SGB by thanking all of those who have put their faith in me and supported my nomination. It has been rather humbling. I meant what I said at the AGM that I will represent the SGB, beekeeping and bees to the very best of my ability.
I am sure that with the support of our more than capable committee, together we will work towards a club that serves it’s members and more widely the beekeeping community well.
The AGM was a terrific success, as always, with much fun and laughter. The nominations went without a hitch. There was no swashing of sabrés or fits of foot stomping as each nominee was accepted unopposed. Having said that, there was swashing of swords to follow with the rather - shall I say - ‘high-spirited’ Highland Lassies winning first for best dressed in our Beekeeping Around The World competition. Congratulations girls! Second was our VP Graham as an Italian Bee and yours truly coming in third as the Statue of LiBEEty. (Pics to follow and on our website Gallery page of some of the AGM fun)
The terrific door prizes were supplied by Stan Glowacki, with donations also by Fisher’s beekeeping and Hill-Top Hives. For any others who donated goods I give you my sincerest thanks and apologies for not knowing who you are.
The newest beekeeper prize of a book was won by Simon van der Craats and the Lucky Seat prize of a Queen Bee by from Hill-Top Hives was won by Greg Caple.
The prize we were all greedily coveting - the Electric Wax Melter supplied by AU Wax Melters - was won by Rob Fransen. Well done Rob. What an awesome prize.
Lastly, I would like to thank Peter & Margaret Gatehouse as they bow out of the President’s and Secretary’s positions respectively. Peter, over the last two years has done a great job as our president with his quiet, no nonsense manner. Margaret is the busiest woman I know and had her workload increased further, halfway through her term as secretary. Her retirement as secretary gives her more time for these commitments and I wish her the very best.
So, let’s get on with it. Forward ho …