|Oct 27, 2019
NC State FairNC State Fair
October 17-27, 2019All day
Each year the NCSBA sponsors a Honey Booth at the state fair. This is a major fund raiser for the association and is one of the ways we are able to keep your dues as they are.
We depend on the membership to staff the booth on a daily basic. Their job is mainly to keep and inventory on display, sell honey, and honey straws. Simple enough, you would think, but last year we had to close down one day due to no volunteers. We’re starting early this year. Would your chapter like to commit to working the booth for a shingle day, covering all shifts for that day? This would be done on a first come, first served. Call or email me and I will block that day from the volunteer sign up that will be posted before the summer meeting. At the summer meeting I will be calling on member to sigh up for individual shifts for each day.
Extra points for the GAP program will be awarded to chapters that cover a day at the fair or for individuals that work work during the week at the fair. And remember, volunteering at the Fair can count towards MBP service credits too.
Normal coverage is 3 people from 9 am to 9pm, with 1 addition from 12noon till 5 pm. The 9 am to 9 p can be divided into 4 or 6 hour work periods. Such as 9 to 1, 1 to 5 and 5 till 9. Or 9 am to 3 pm and 3pm to 9pm.
The State Fair Honey Booth is open for individual volunteers. Only 3 days remain to sign up as an individual. They’re up for you to help us out. Time slots are 4 hours. Contact your local chapter to sign up with them.
Please help us out and fill out a time slot. Extra volunteers will be needed on Thursday the 17th, for setting up the booth and stocking inventory for the week.
We need you continued support to make this a success.
Paul Newbold, President, NCSBA, firstname.lastname@example.org
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ABOUT THE NCSBA
The NCSBA is the foundation of beekeeping in North Carolina, reinforced with the cooperative efforts of the NCSU Entomology Extension Apiary Program and the NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division Apiary Services. With 4000+ members statewide and beyond our borders, we are the largest and one of the most active state beekeeping organizations in the country. We cordially invite you to visit our website, learn more about beekeeping, and join us in the fascinating world of honey bees!
The mission of the NCSBA is to:
- Encourage better beekeeping methodology
- Promote cooperation among the beekeepers of the state and nation
- Reach a common understanding regarding our problems and their solutions
- Maintain friendly and helpful relations among beekeeping advocates
- Develop markets for beekeeping products
- Foster closer cooperation among members of the NCSBA
- Improve purposes relating to honey bees and beekeeping exclusively for its members and the general public