Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association Annual Election October 16-26, 2014
Ballots must be received by 6:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26, 2014
The following individuals are willing to serve your Association in the coming year:
President – Per our Bylaws, Vice President Bob Boggio transitions to the office of President
Vice President – No Candidate
Secretary – Nancy Jones
Treasurer – John Green
Advisors (three positions open) – Annie Epperson, Merry Popa, Dave Primer
Advisors – Per our Bylaws, retiring Treasurer Lucy Thies transitions to the role of Advisor.
Current (dues paid up) members and Lifetime members are entitled to vote.
Via Email to: email@example.com (just hit Reply to the Ballot email sent to the email address of record for all current members).
You must email your ballot from the email address of record for your NCBA membership – the address official NCBA newsletters and announcements are sent to.
Via US Mail to NCBA Volunteer Coordinator Merry Popa, 5592 Mystic Owl Ct., Loveland, Co 80537
Paper ballots must be accompanied by your Name, Complete Postal Address, and Signature, which you may place on the paper ballot or on the outside of a sealed envelope containing your votes.
Click here to open a paper ballot for printing.
SEE ADDITIONAL ELECTION INFORMATION BELOW
The following people are willing to stand for election:
President – Vice President Bob Boggio, uncontested, transitions to the office of President
Vice President – no candidate
Secretary – Nancy Jones
Treasurer – John Green
Advisors (four total) – Annie Epperson, Merry Popa, Dave Primer are standing for election
Advisors – Current Officer Lucy Thies will transition to the role of Advisor.
By way of introduction:
Bob Boggio – Bob Boggio has been a resident of Larimer County for 35 years. He has 13 years of beekeeping experience, the first 10 from 1979 – 1988, and then started beekeeping again 3 seasons ago with two hives and space for three more. He has 15 years experience as a director for multiple for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. The two largest organizations were the Little Thompson Water District [as the board president and a director] and the Colorado Association for Recycling [as a director].
He is concerned about the long term sustainability of the NCBA and may be able to make a difference by being more active as part of the executive committee. Trained as an engineer he has 35 years experience in manufacturing, management, process control and quality systems.
Nancy Jones – Nancy has been involved in beekeeping for several years in the Ft. Collins area. She is passionate about educating and bringing awareness of pollinators to children and adults. She has served on many Non-profit boards and is currently Outreach Coordinator for NCBA. She will take an active and involved role as Secretary .
John Green – I have served as NCBA Treasurer, Secretary most recently President. I am a retired computer technical person. As an officer on the Executive Committee since the fall of 2011 I have spoken for a more business-like approach to Association activities, and I am speaking for a Leadership Team structure that I believe will result in a more effective, sustainable organization. Under my leadership we have purchased liability insurance to protect the personal assets of our leadership team and volunteers, filed for and received 501c3 non-profit status and worked with our Treasurer for the filing of the Association’s first IRS tax return. I am in favor of a strong Executive Committee form of governance for the NCBA, and authored many of the Constitution and Bylaw updates approved last year.
Annie Epperson – Annie is a new-bee, acquiring her first colony in May 2013. As a reference librarian for the University of Northern Colorado she works with students and faculty on research projects, and tackled her new hobby in much the same way, researching the art and science of beekeeping for years before taking the plunge with her husband, Jerry Hudson. She will bring that ability to explore, analyze, organize, and summarize, to her role as Advisor to the Board of NCBA.
Merry Popa - Merry is a new resident of Larimer County when she and her husband moved to Loveland two years ago. Before she retired from teaching in Denver, she began reading about Colony Collapse. She took the Beginning Beekeeper Class and has found beekeeping to be a very rewarding adventure. As the Volunteer Coordinator for NCBA , she can bring the experience and knowledge from that position to the role of Advisor to the Board.
Dave Primer – Dave has been a beekeeper for 30+ years, was one of NCBA’s founding members, and served as an officer in the Association’s early days. He is looking forward to again contributing to the Association’s success as an Advisor.
Link to paper Ballot PDF document.