LCBA's 5th Annual Holiday Potluck was great fun! About 75 beekeepers enjoyed good food & good fellowship as we raised funds for our 2014 pilot Youth Scholarship Program, as well as collected donations for the Greater Lewis County Food Bank. Scroll down for photos...
At right, Dahlia won a nuc, donated by Beeline Apiaries & Woodenware, at the fundraiser for our 2014 pilot Youth Scholarship Program.
Thanks to the following local businesses, who donated raffle items:
Thanks to our members for all their contributions!
Above, LCBA members watching the raffle: at left, LCBA members Tim & Deanna Brix, and Ed Carter & Sue Allen, watch the proceedings; below, Gottfried Fritz and his granddaughters ~ who entered the spirit of things in their bee costumes:
Below: it just wouldn't be a beekeepers' potluck without honey! Tim Weible of the Honey Hut at Centralia Deli Steak & BBQ donated a jar of his Fireweed Honey, won by LCBA member Linda Gorremans (as well as a candy board of his own design, won by the webmistress):
Above, guests queuing up for dinner; below, Mary Jo Christensen displays skep ornament donated by Kaija's:
Below, President Norm & Treasurer Jon Wade (escaping camera range at left): both were re-elected to their offices at our business meeting election:
Potlucks always seem to work out: above, two hams (plus honey glaze) and a squash casserole, among many dishes brought by members: at right, Ian Switzler plates up: below (left to right), Dave & Kaye Gaston, Mel Grigorich & his wife, Linda Newton, Terrie Phillips.
Below, Ian & Norm Switzler:
Above, Dahlia with her nuc from Beeline Apiaries; below, Gordon Bellevue displays his LCBA mug, donated by Copy Depot ~ Precision Printing, and Gary Stelzner looks ready to dig into a box of carmels donated by Katie's Candies of Chehalis.
Below, LCBA President Norm Switzler runs the fundraising raffle with an able assist from Michaela:
Above, guests watch the raffle; in foreground, Steve & Cheryl Howard, who provided the cedar boughs & ornaments for table decorations. Steve served as LCBA's Membership Coordinator in 2013, filling in for Brandy DeMelt. Below, Tomme Trikosko, elected at this meeting as our 2014-15 Membership Coordinator, displays her raffle prize, a tote bag made by member Terrie Phillips:
Above, Ted Saari, Shirley Swinth, & Kathy Saari; below, Rob Jenkins, one of LCBA's Bee Team removal leaders, & a screened bottom board for next year's adventures. Special thanks to Ron for giving LCBA's Board the suggestion for the Food Bank drive!
Above, Norm & Michaela at the end of the raffle.