Term runs through 2024
4010 Mapledale Court
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Term runs through 2026
8477 Regent Ave N #326
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
No more than half of a standing committee’s membership shall be replaced in 1 year, except by the committee member’s own request. Verbal reports are to be given by the committee chair at the regularly scheduled meetings (Summer and Annual Meeting). A written report shall be submitted to the President prior to the annual meeting.
Awards Committee – Chair: Matt LaForge firstname.lastname@example.org
Function: To determine the yearly award winners and do so in a manner that will create and maintain membership interest in its continuation.
MEMBERS: Membership limited to previous recipients of the Beekeeper of the Year award.
Communications Committee – Chair: Kent Pegorsch email@example.com
Function: To monitor and communicate with WHPA members and public. Including, but not limited to, Badger Bee, WHPA website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Constitution & By-laws Committee– Chair: Mitchel Wayne firstname.lastname@example.org
Function: Revise the Constitution and By-Laws as needed.
Function: Prepare programs and plans for Annual Convention of WHPA
Education Committee – Chair: Shelly Astle email@example.com
Function: To promote WHPA and the industry though a variety of educational projects. Will consist of two subcommittees:
- Youth Education
a. KIDS & BEE EXPO – Brenda Dowiasch firstname.lastname@example.org
b. Youth Mentoring – Stephanie Slater email@example.com Youth Mentoring Program
- Member Education – Mitchel Wayne firstname.lastname@example.org & Chris Hansen email@example.com Labeling laws, BMPs, tax exemption laws, relevant issues to WHPA membership; develop and implement a speaker bureau
Audit – VACANCY
Function: Study the financial need and status of WHPA. Prepare annual budget. The audit committee shall be a subcommittee of the Finance Committee.
Honey Queen Committee – Chair: Mary Kettlewell firstname.lastname@example.org
Function: Organize, promote, and implement the Honey Queen program
Legislative Committee– Chair: Doug Koltermann email@example.com
Function: Keep membership informed on all legislative material pertaining to the beekeeping industry. Be responsible for the introduction of approved legislation. Serve as liaison to the state legislature and other organizations with similar interests. Keep records of all known or suspected pesticide damage incidents involving honey bees in Wisconsin. Act as liaison between WHPA and government agencies, organizations, and/or individuals associated with regulatory issues, including the honey bee-pesticide issue. Manage and submit Section18 applications on behalf of the WHPA.
Promotions Committee – Chair: Ingrid Logterman firstname.lastname@example.org
Function: Organize promotional programs
Research Committee – Chair: Doug Hauke email@example.com
Function: To recommend the yearly distribution of monies designated for research. Takes written recommendations from membership to bring forth to the Executive Committee.
State Fair Committee – Chair: Matt LaForge firstname.lastname@example.org
Function: Make arrangements for and be responsible for State Fair function including negotiation of a contract with the State Fair manager to be approved by the Executive Committee.
We welcome all beekeepers and people interested in beekeeping to join the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association!