"What's New?" Archive

Jan - Dec 2007

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12/18/07 Announcement of the IBBA 2007 Annual Meeting.
12/02/07 Minutes for 15 October 2007 added to Board Meeting Minutes in the Members Section.
12/02/07 2008 Board Election page (Members Section) updated with election nominees & call for Vote of Confidence in slate.
11/14/07 More Convention photos added. Wings of Hope raffle etc income report added.
11/14/07 Wings of Hope special announcements.
11/10/07 2008 Costa Rica convention Advance Registration Form added
11/07/07 The 2007 Convention page has been updated with reports, thoughts, photos and prize winners from the event.
11/07/07 The pre-convention pages have been moved to the Website Archives
10/31/07 Wings of Hope Silent Auction page added to Convention section.
10/28/07 More Wings of Hope Raffle donations added.
10/25/07 Wings of Hope Board Meeting Minutes for 8 October 2007
10/25/07 Wings of Hope Raffle donations page updated
10/20/07 New page added for the Wings of Hope Raffle, which will take place at the IBBA Convention.
10/18/07 Wings of Hope is now able to accept charitable monetary donations. See the Wings of Hope page for details.
10/17/07 IBBA Board Meeting Calendar added.
10/17/07 Convention Auction item list updated.
10/17/07 Minutes for September 17 have been added to the Board Meeting Minutes page in the Members Section
10/17/07 The IBBA Convention agenda has been updated
10/08/07 Convention Auction item list updated.
10/08/07 Wings of Hope donor information updated
10/08/07 Link to map on Butterflies of North America site added to Which Butterflies Can Be Released Where page. Use this map to find out which indiginous butterflies can be released locally without requiring a USDA permit. (NB: local State regulations may still apply.)
10/04/07 The IBBA Mission Statement has been updated.
10/04/07 Dr Frank Davis (Emeritus Adjunct Professor, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University) has supplied a revised version of his excellent paper " Prevention and Management of Insect Diseases in Laboratory Environments".
09/30/07 The list of IBBA Convention Sponsors has been updated
09/21/07 The IBBA Convention agenda has been updated
09/19/07 The Membership Distribution Maps have been updated
09/19/07 The Wings of Hope events page has been updated.
09/19/07 Minutes for 20 August have been added to the Board Meeting Minutes page in the Members Section
09/03/07 The 2008 Board Election page is now available in the Members Section.
09/03/07 A new event has been added to the Wings of Hope page.
09/03/07 Added to Which Butterflies Can Be Released Where? page: advice from Wayne Wehling of USDA regarding release of "wild-caughts"
09/03/07 Release guidance for Puerto Rico added to Which Butterflies Can Be Released Where? page (see entry in Matrix) & Permitting Corner page.
09/03/07 Links to the IBBA Code of Ethics have been made more prominent.
09/03/07 "Race Car Man Meets Butterfly Lady" - article about IBBA member Heather Tokas added to Articles Archive
09/03/07 The Convention Sponsors page has been updated.
08/21/07 Renee Cooke, IBBA Executive Director, is now the primary contact for the IBBA.
08/17/07 US postage stamp designs promoting the IBBA and Wings of Hope
08/13/07 Board Meeting minutes for July 2007 have been added to the Board Meeting Minutes page in the Members Section.
08/09/07 More updates to the Convention section, with additions to the Sponsors and Auction pages.
08/09/07 New contact for Stonefly artifical diet added to Business Referrals page in the Members Section.
07/18/07 The Convention pages are now updated with a revised agenda, speaker and sponsorship details, and a registration form. "Early bird" registrants even get a discount!
07/10/07 IBBA Convention Auction page created. One donation so far...
07/10/07 Board Meeting minutes for Jun 2007 have been added to the Board Meeting Minutes page in the Members Section.
07/10/07 Link to Des Moines Register "You should get to know..." article about Kathleen Ziemer added to Articles Archive.
06/27/07 The USDA Butterfly Environmental Release Decision Chart, version 10, August 2003 is now available for download in PDF format from the "Which butterflies can be released where?" page.
06/13/07 Addition to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Wings of Hope entry.
06/12/07 A Wings of Hope release took place on June 9th, on behalf of the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Details are on the Wings of Hope page.
06/12/07 Wings of Hope has received a letter of support from Dr. Chip Taylor of the Monarch Watch. Read it in the Wings of Hope section.
06/12/07 Board Meeting minutes for Jan - May 2007 have been added to the Board Meeting Minutes page in the Members Section.
06/12/07 The Greathhouse Butterflies, Inc. Travelling Butterfly Exhibit added to the Butterfly Gardens & Exhibits page. Includes photos taken by Dean Kirkwood when the exhibit was at the Botanical Gardens at USF.
06/07/07 A report and photos from the May 20 Wings of Hope release at the Journey of the Heart Conference. This conference was for mothers who have experienced the loss of a child. It was held in Costa Mesa, California.
06/07/07 Words of caution from the president: Zane offers some useful advice on thinking before you send that message to an IBBA mailing list. Now added to the FAQ page.
06/07/07 During time of change, butterfly business takes flight.
Link to story about Nora Donston added to the Articles Archive.
06/07/07 New award graphics have been added to awards for 2006 on the IBBA Special Awards page.
05/29/07 A new IBBA brochure: "Why Join the International Butterfly Breeders Association, Inc.?" is now available to download from the Member Download Links page in the Members Section.
05/24/07 Wings of Hope Calendar of Events updated with an event report from the April 29 release on behalf of The International Organization for Healing the Children.
05/22/07 Link to Poughkeepsie Journal article "You can help save butterflies" added to the Articles Archive in the Members Section. Author is Patricia Landis du Plessis of Rainbow's End Butterfly Farm.
05/22/07 The Membership Distribution Maps have been updated to 22 May.
05/21/07 Wings of Hope Calendar of Events updated.
05/21/07 IBBA Convention page updated.
05/21/07 Link to San Diego Union-Tribune article about Maureen Austin and CHIRP.org added to the Articles Archive in the Members Section.
03/20/07 The Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University (MSU) has released details of their Fall 2007 Insect Rearing Workshop. Details and a link to the MSU website can be found HERE.
02/27/07 Butterflies & Buffalo – An Iowa IBBA Convention. The 2007 IBBA Annual Convention will take place in Urbandale, IA, USA November 1, 2, 3 & 4, 2007.
02/27/07 Calendar of Events page updated
01/22/07 The IBBA's Annual Meeting is being held January 22 through January 26, 2007 on the IBBA Mailing List.  The purpose is to report to the Members on the accomplishments of 2006 as well as to accept recommendations for future IBBA priorities. Members can find further details on the Annual Meeting 2006 page in the Members Section.
01/19/07 The Board and Offices page has been updated to show Officer posts. The Board of Directors History page has been updated to include the recent changes.
01/14/07 The Membership Maps have been updated to 31 December, 2006.
01/05/07 Owing to a clash of event dates, the Online Class for Wedding Professionals has been moved to April 2 - April 6, 2007. See course details page and registration form pages.
01/03/07 Online Class for Wedding Professionals January 29 – February 2, 2007: course details page and registration form added.
01/01/07 The Board & Offices page has been updated.


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