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Posted on Jan 17, 2013 in The President's Blog | 4 comments

Hello members!

Hello members!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to The President’s blog!  Over the coming year I hope to use this blog to keep the ACBA membership informed as to what is going on behind the scenes at the officer’s meetings and to allow you an easy way to give me feedback about the various decisions and directions that the officers are taking on behalf of the club and membership.   You should be able to comment to any blog posts without having to register or have a specific email account like gmail or yahoo mail.  I do, however, encourage people to use their real names, or at minimum their real first name and last initial.  Comments that have real people behind them will certainly be given much more weight than those which are anonymous.   This blog is a work in progress so it will probably change a bit as we refine the site and the blog itself!

Some of the issues we are dealing with currently:

  • Replacement of the observation, fundraising for a new hive, and possibly renovating the existing hive to give us this year to raise funds for the new hive.
  • Finding an events committee chairperson, in general, and someone to chair the Alameda County Fair ACBA booth.
  • Curating and creating a better system for member access to the ACBA library

So, feel free to comment on this blog, the issues I have listed, or any concerns, ideas, or thoughts you would like to communicate to me, and the other officers about ACBA going’s on now, and in the future.

Mark Burlingame

Your President

4 Comments

  1. Thanks Mark, and congratulations on your new position! Great to see you taking the reins and being proactive.

  2. What is the current system of access for the ACBA library?

    How much would a new observation hive cost? Could we just build one ourselves?

  3. Took a look at the meeting minutes and proposed annual budget. My observations hive questions about cost were answered there.

  4. Thanks for the posts!! for some reason I wasn’t able to see them till now. Christina, we are working on finding someone to volunteer to curate the library and perhaps have a rolling cart that would stay at the Rotary center and get wheeled out during the meetings for members to check out books.
    On the Budget, that was a rough estimate budget that Alice made up in November. I am pretty sure those numbers are going to change alot as we see the real figures come in. The current plan for the observation hive is to renovate the current one and start fundraising for a new one with a target of installing the new hive within a year from now, hopefully! Mark

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