:) I've been a member of a club for a year now. :) The club is one month older than my membership. It was still in the planing stages when I joined. We only have one officer a treasuer, who also acts as the chairman during meetings. We have a six member planing board, made up of two more experinced (5 years or more)beekeepers, two intermediet members with a year or more experince (includes me) and two members who are brand new, one of which couldn't get any bees last year but worked the club hives with the more experinace members, chosing not to except a offered swarm.
The planing board, decides what we are going to dicuss at the next meeting, how many and where we are going to get bees for the clubs hives, a list of how we are going to spend the clubs funds so it can be put to a vote by the members. How we will raise some funds also.
The club extracted 120 pounds of honey from two colonies started last spring as 3 pound packages. We sold the honey to the nature center who inturn sells it from their store.
We have members who have 500 colonies over 3 counties to now two member with no bees at all getting their first ones this spring.
The clubs bee yard is getting expanded by two more colonies this spring as a result of donated equipment.
:D I am still a beekeeper because of belonging to a club and members recueing me. One going above and beound the call and one of my best friends now.
We have a web site I just discovered which hasn't been kept up. Since I do all the electronic notices I have tried to find out who started it and tried to get them to up date it since the dates are a year old.http://www.geocities.com/sevenponds/beekeepers.html
Still working on that small problem.