Volunteers Needed—CIBA Officers and Directors

Gain more information about all CIBA committees here!

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.  

Mahatma Gandhi

CIBA is an organization run by and for the benefit of its members.  All the officers and directors serve as volunteers without any compensation.  The quality of the association, its organization and the programs are only as good as the level of dedication of our volunteers.

There are many ways to volunteer to help for CIBA.  Don’t think your help isn’t needed because you aren’t a master beekeeper.  There are many skills needed to keep CIBA running and multiple roles in which you can assist the association.  These range from organizing, feeding people (at least in normal years), supporting our youth program, writing for the BEELINE, presenting, volunteering to help at the Winter Seminar or the Annual Auction, just to name a few.

Right now, we are asking for volunteers willing to serve on the CIBA Board of Directors.  The board consists of directors who serve 3-year terms and officers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) who serve 1-year terms.  The director’s terms overlap such that approximately 1/3 of the 5 directors’ terms are up each year.

 

This year we will have 3-4 director positions open and all the officer positions.  This is an unusual year with so many vacancies, but the present board has been serving this last year on a continuing basis as we were never able to hold an in-person membership meeting where we could vote. 

 

At the March 27, 2021 Zoom meeting we will hold a business meeting starting at 6:30 PM during which we will introduce those who have volunteered for Board positions.  Each position starting with the President, will be open for additional nominations from those participating followed by a vote before moving to the next position.  You must be a current 2021 member of CIBA to vote.  We encourage you, if you have not already done so, to get your 2021 membership in before the meeting.  As this meeting will be virtual, we will not be able to take memberships at the meeting as we have been able to do in the past.

 

If you are interested in volunteering or just want more information before stepping forward, please contact the members of the nominating committee or any of the other board members - contact information here.  They can explain the positions and answer any questions.

In addition, all of our committees are posted on the Officers, Directors and Committees page of our site.  If you are interested in volunteering for any of our committees, reach out to the committee chairperson to gain more information and insight into the committee.  You should be able to find contact information for the chairperson on the same page; however, if you find the information is not available, reach out to us via our Contact Us page, and we can assist!

 

Nominating Committee