Board members are elected by the general membership at the annual October meeting. All other positions are appointed by the President or the Board. The Board is comprised of elected Officers (1 year term) and three Trustees, who each serve three-year terms. We greatly appreciated the efforts put forth by all of these volunteers to keep the Association functional in supporting the local beekeepers and community.
WSBA 2021 BOARD AND APPOINTED POSITIONS
President: Gordon Cromwell - (360) 731-0425
Vice President: Dave Ledger (352) 228-1100
Secretary: Steve Hickman (360-865-08700)
Treasurer: John Sasser
Volunteer/Mentor Coordinator/Communications Editor: Lauren Funk
Garden Gnomes: Shaari Unger - 360-779-3898
Education Committee - - WSBAEducationCommittee@gmail.com
The Education Committee organizes and coordinates the classes and training events provided by the West Sound Beekeepers Association.
Journeyman Study Group - Sandy Fanara -
The Journeyman study group will help concentrate and coordinate the efforts of members interested in obtaining their Washington State Journeyman Beekeeping certificate. The focus of the group is in gaining and sharing beekeeping knowledge and skills beyond the beginner level.
Fair and Events Committee - Brenda Smith - 360-698-4101
The Fair and Events Committee will organize the associations efforts to support community outreach opportunities for the Association. These would include supporting a booth or display at fairs and other public or private events. Current events and fairs supported include the Kitsap County Fair, Ecofest, and Makerfest
Grant and Scholarship Committee - Vacant
The grant and scholarship committee administers the scholarship and grants programs for the Association.
Queen Rearing Group - George Purkett - 360-895-9116
The Queen Rearing Group organizes and coordinates our Association led queen rearing activities. These include grafting sessions at the Association apiary, presentations of queen rearing topics to the group and to the membership, hosts queen rearing and advanced beekeeping classes as Association fund-raisers, develops and disseminates queen rearing information and experiences within the Association, and oversees sales of surplus queens and nucs. Another goal is to produce superior, locally-adapted queens. Also helps propagate the stock provided by the WSU's Queen Breeding and Research Program.
Webmaster - Joe Gwynne - 253-448-5171
The Webmaster maintains the Association's website making updates and changes where necessary. Please notify him/her when changes are needed.