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Open Meeting Policy - Association Board Meeting Scheduled
The Executive Committee, which is comprised of the Elected Officers, will meet the evening before the days of the regular membership meeting. The Executive Committee has jurisdiction and final vote on matters that are discussed.
If anyone has any information or suggestions they wish to bring to the attention to the Executive Committee, these concerns should be expressed to a member of the committee prior to the Board Meeting. It is the policy that meetings of the governing board of the organization, its committees, and advisory boards shall be open to the members and held in public but are not of the public.
Occasionally, meetings or portions of meetings may be closed to the public when considering matters relating to individuals, proprietary information, or litigation. A written statement explaining the reason for the closing of the meeting will be available on the website within a reasonable period of time.
Meeting Minutes - Public Inspection
Appropriate minutes of all open meetings shall be available for inspection by the public upon request to the Secretary or the Secretary's designee. The Secretary or the Secretary's designee will make a written or audio record of the proceedings of each closed meeting. The record will be preserved for at least two years after the meeting. See our Newsletter Archive page for previous meeting minutes.
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Our most current newsletter (3rd Quarter 2019 edition) "The Cappings" download is available.
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Fall 2013 October 18 & 19 Capitol Plaza Topeka, KS
Spring 2013 March 1 & 2 Best Western Wichita, KS
Fall 2012 October 19 & 20 GuestHouse Inn Emporia, KS
Spring 2012 March 2 & 3 Best Western Holiday Manor McPherson, KS
Fall 2011 October 21 & 22 Best Western Angus Inn Great Bend, KS
Spring 2011 March 4 & 5 Holiday Inn Holidome Topeka, KS
Fall 2010 October 15 & 16 Best Western Holiday Manor McPherson, KS
Spring 2010 March 5 & 6 Ramada Inn Hays Convention Center Hays, KS
Fall 2009 October 16 & 17 GuestHouse Inn Emporia, KS
Spring 2009 March 6 & 7 Marriott Hotel (Joint meeting with MO State Beekeepers) Overland Park, KS
Fall 2008 October 17 & 18 Best Western Holiday Manor McPherson, KS
Spring 2008 March 7 & 8 Highland Hotel & Convention Center Great Bend, KS
Fall 2007 October 19 & 20 Holiday Inn Lawrence, KS
Spring 2007 March 2 & 3 Hays Holiday Inn Hays, KS
Fall 2006 October 6 & 7 Holiday Inn Topeka, KS
Spring 2006 March 3 & 4 Marriott Hotel (Joint meeting with Mo State Beekeepers) Overland Park, KS
Fall 2005 October 14 & 15 Best Western McPherson, KS
Spring 2005 March 4 & 5 Ramada Inn Emporia, KS
Fall 2004 October 16 & 17 Dodge House Dodge City, KS
Spring 2004 March 5 & 6 Ramada Inn Emporia KS
Fall 2003 October 17 & 18 Best Western. McPherson, KS 100th Anniversary Celebration
Spring 2003 March 7 & 8. Ramada Inn Emporia, KS 100th Anniversary Celebration
Fall 2002 October 18 & 19 Red Coach Inn Salina, KS
Spring 2002 March 1 & 2 Best Western Holiday Manor McPherson, KS
The Gavel: author, Tim Tucker, from 2002 December "Cappings", page 1 "organized Dec. 30, 1903. Presented to the Kansas State Bee Keepers Association By the President P.R. Hobble Nov. 22 -1910."
WHEN: October 18 & 19, 2019, Friday & Saturday
WHERE: Best Western Wichita North (Park City) , Wichita, Kansas
Fall 2019 October 18 & 19 Best Western Wichita North, Wichita, KS Meeting Agenda
Spring 2019 March 8 & 9 Douglas County Fairgrounds, Lawrence, KS Meeting Agenda
Fall 2018 October 26 & 27 Best Western Angus Inn, Great Bend, KS Meeting & Agenda
Spring 2018 March 9 & 10 The Cedars, McPherson, KS Meeting & Agenda
Fall 2017 October 27 & 28 Best Western Hospitality House Emporia, KS Meeting & Agenda
Spring 2017 March 10 & 11 Ramada Inn, Topeka, KS Meeting & Agenda
Fall 2016 October 28 & 29 Whiskey Creek Grill & Days Inn Hays, KS Meeting & Agenda
Spring 2016 March 4 & 5 Lamplighter Inn Pittsburg, KS Meeting & Agenda
Fall 2015 October 30 & 31 The Cedars McPherson, KS
Spring 2015 March 13 & 14 Holiday Inn at the Campus Manhattan, KS Meeting & Agenda
Fall 2014 October 17 & 18 Clarion Inns & Suites Wichita, KS
Spring 2014 March 14 & 15 Whiskey Creek Grill & Days Inn Hays, KS
Our bi-annual Spring (March) and Fall (October) meetings consist of timely topics and lectures. We offer workshops and special discussions. The meetings are followed by a brief update on current business and board topics. Hot coffee, tea, and water are available during breaks. For details, check the most current newsletters. Our meetings are open to all and provide a way to interact and get to know other beekeepers from all over the state.
KHPA Meeting Events & Locations since 2002
October 2019 Program & Registration (last updated 07-26-2019)
Location of KHPA 2019 Spring Meeting in Lawrence, Kansas....
October 17, Thursday night-Executive Board meeting
Friday, October 18, 2019
Meeting Space: Best Western Wichita North
915 E 53rd Street N Wichita, Kansas 67219
Hotel: Best Western Wichita North, Wichita, KS Make your reservations by September 26th!
7:30 - 8:30 Registration
8:30 Call to order by President Jim Kellie
5:30 PM Dinner & Program: details pending
Saturday October 19, 2019
8:20 Call to order by President Jim Kellie
4:00- Business Meeting
**Program Subject to change
WThe Fall meeting of the Kansas Honey Producers Association will be held in Wichita this year. We have confirmed several guest speakers for this meeting. We will have Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda from the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology Extension at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville will attend. Also, one of our favorite people will be at this meeting too, Dr. Judy Wu-Smart. Judy is an Extension and Research Entomologist at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Department of Entomology. Judy received her doctorate in Entomology from the University of MN under the direction of Dr. Marla Spivak. Another guest speaker will be Louann Hauser from Lenexa. Louann is a past American Honey Queen who will give us a presentation on Media Training-Beekeeper Tips and Tricks about
how to talk to the Media.!
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