"What's New?" Archive

Jan - Jun 2005

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06/25/05 Minutes from the June 20 Board meeting are now available in the Board Meeting Minutes section.
06/25/05 The Board of Directors has met and voted on who should fill the empty Officer posts. Melanie McCarthy becomes the new IBBA President, with Jon Timko as Vice-President. Penny Wilson-Strine (non-Board) becomes Secretary. Congratulations to all. Full details are on the Board & Officers page.
06/22/05 The Board and Offices page has ben updated to include new Board member Felicia Tappan.
06/20/05 Keeping Monarchs: a new Ask a Mentor article by Nigel Venters.
06/20/05 Board Meeting minutes for June 8 are now available on the Board Meeting Minutes page.
06/20/05 More media articles posted to the mailing lists by Jon Timko have been added to his page in the Articles Archive.
06/20/05 Articles about IBBA members Tim & Donna Pless, Tim Pless, and Linda Marchman added to the Articles Archive - Articles page.
06/05/05 More reports and photos added to the Wings of Hope Articles & Photos page. Includes a report from the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Day release.
05/29/05 Wings of Hope coordinator Jodi Hopper has given the Wings of Hope Articles & Photos page a 'spring clean' and an update.
05/28/05 Board Meeting Minutes for meetings thru May 23 are now available in the Members Section.
05/28/05 A Wings of Hope butterfly release will take place at Arlington Cemetary on Memorial Day just before President Bush's speech.
05/24/05 The Board and Officers page has been updated following the resignation of two Board members.
05/22/05 The Membership Distribution Maps have been updated.
05/16/05 The next IBBA Annual Convention will be held at the Asilomar Convention Grounds, Monterey Bay, California, from Friday 17 Feb thru Sunday 19 Feb 2006,
05/06/05 The Co-op Store Business Referral entry for Highland Cups has been updated.
05/06/05 More media articles posted to the mailing lists by Jon Timko have been added to his page in the Articles Archive.
03/30/05 Board Meeting Minutes for 21 March are now available in the Members Section.
03/18/05 The Educational Presentations and Butterfly Farm Store pages have been updated.
03/12/05 Board Meeting Minutes to-date for 2005 are now available in the Members Section.
03/12/05 More photos from the 2004 Annual Convention have been sent in by Anne Collins.
03/12/05 More media articles posted to the mailing lists by Jon Timko have been added to his page in the Articles Archive.
03/12/05 The "ripple" picture that was at the top of the Home Page has been removed at the request of the Board. It had been reported that the picture was causing problems for some members. For anyone suffering from ripple withdrawal it can still be seen HERE :)
03/04/05 The 2005 Committee List is now available.
02/28/05 The 2004 Annual Meeting link has been removed from the Members Section menu. The page can still be reached from the Board Minutes page or the Website Archives.
02/27/05 Direct links to "Butterflies: Where To Buy" and "Wings of Hope" pages added to Home Page.
02/27/05 Jon Timko has supplied an updated version of his Word template for reporting shipments to the state of Delaware. You can find it in the Articles Archive.
02/27/05 Forthcoming Wings of Hope events in need of butterfly donations are now listed on the main Wings of Hope page.
02/27/05 Heather Tokas has sent in two lovely photos of her children with butterflies.
02/27/05 More media articles posted to the mailing lists by Jon Timko have been added to his page in the Articles Archive.
02/22/05 Ten Steps to Conflict Resolution - a helpful document provided by Tim Pless is now available on the Consumer Protection page
02/21/05 The IBBA Budget for 2005 has now been approved. See under Budget & Financial Statements in the Members Section.
02/21/05 IBBA has tax exempt status under IRC 501(c)(6). A document explaining what this means is now available under About the IBBA in the menu.  
02/07/05 The Board has Met to discuss the outcome of the Annual Meeting. A report from that meeting have been added to the "2004 Annual Meeting" page in the Members Section.
02/07/05 The Election page for the 2005 Board has been moved to the Website Archives in the Members Section.
01/30/05 Updated information about the 2004 IBBA Annual Meeting is now available on the "2004 Annual Meeting" page in the Members Section.
01/29/05 What Business Owners Should Know About Anti-Trust Laws
Anti-Trust laws protect competition and consumers. As a butterfly breeder and business-owner you should be aware of problems that can occur when you deal directly with your competitors. (Articles Archive.)
01/29/05 Four IBBA members, Liz Swanson, Velma Begley, Doddie Drake and Edith Smith, were awarded with IBBA Special Awards in 2004 in recognition of their hard work and dedication on behalf of the IBBA. These awards have now been added to the IBBA Special Awards page.  
01/29/05 More media articles posted to the mailing lists by Jon Timko have been added to his page in the Articles Archive.
01/29/05 The entry page in the Members Section now has its own "What's New" list, with direct links to new items in the members' area.
01/23/05 Anybody who was an IBBA member in 2004 or who has newly joined in 2005 are invited to participate in the 2004 IBBA Annual Meeting, which will commence Monday 31st January 2005. For details please see the "2004 Annual Meeting" page in the Members Section.
01/21/05 Officer posts for the 2005 IBBA Board of Directors have now been decided. Details are on the Board & Offices page.  
01/17/05 Congratulations to Lee Sissel, the new IBBA President. Further Board Officer posts will be announced shortly.  
01/12/05 Maps showing membership distribution on 31 December 2004 are now available on the Membership Distribution Maps page.  
01/12/05 Board Meeting minutes for November and December 2004 have now been added to the Board Minutes section.
01/12/05 The definitions of Associate and Student Memberships have been clarified on the Dues Policy page. Individuals who derive an income from the Butterfly industry are not eligible for Associate or Student membership.  
01/12/05 Rick Mikula has sent us some pictures of his unusual Christmas tree ornaments. See "A Lunatic's Christmas" on the Members' Mutterings page.
01/10/05 Yes, it's Membership renewal time! Dues are unchanged this year, so please visit the Dues page to join or to renew.    


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