"What's New?" Archive

Jan - Dec 2010

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12/31/10 The Board of Directors pages have been updated to reflect the new Board.
12/31/10 Membership dues are payable on 1 January 2011. The Board has decided that dues shall remain unchanged from 2010 levels. The Dues Policy page has been updated where necessary. Members can renew using the PayPal link at the top of the home page.
12/07/10 My thanks to Dale McClung for sending in some photos from the IBBA Convention. See them HERE.
12/06/10 Board election: A late nomination has been accepted by the board. The nomination deadline had been missed due to extenuating circumstances. There are now six nominees for the six available places, so the election result remains a slate.
12/04/10 The Election to the 2011 IBBA Board of Directors is now concluded. There were five nominations for the six available board posts. The result is therefore a 'Slate' and a ballot is not required. See the Election page for details.
11/30/10 The Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Report for October are now available in the Budget and Financial section.
11/23/10 Board Meeting minutes for October are now in the Board Meeting Minutes section.
11/19/10 The November Board meeting has been put back to 11/22 because of the convention.
11/11/10 The convention timetable has been adjusted to allow for a Skype session with Dr. Wayne Wehling of USDA. Meeting room info. has also been added
11/08/10 Board Meeting minutes for September are now in the Board Meeting Minutes section.
11/07/10 Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss Reports for August and September are now available in the Budget and Financial section.
11/01/10 "Breakfast" added to convention timetable for Saturday and Sunday
10/27/10 Nominations are invited for election to the 2011 IBBA Board of Directors - see the Election page for details & dates.
10/27/10 Board of Directors pages corrected/updated for recent changes.
10/27/10 Home page, right margin - link added to IBBA's page on facebook.
10/20/10 IBBA Convention: The end date for Regular registration has been changed to October 29th in line with the revised deadline for the hotel discount rate (announced below).
10/20/10 The Executive Director post is now vacant. As we are now nearing the end of the year, it will probably remain so until the 2011 Board can meet to decide on its purpose and future.
10/19/10 IBBA Convention: The cut-off date to receive the discounted hotel rates has been extended to Friday, October 29, 2010.
10/19/10 Board of DirectorsBoard Archive pages + Board History Spreadsheet updated following Board resignation.
10/18/10 After some initial confusion, the convention hotel discount code has been confirmed as CW11IBB. (CW-one-one-IBB as in International Butterfly Breeders)
10/18/10 Added to the Poems & Release Readings page: link to Quotations about Butterflies at The Quote Garden (Links to external site)
10/15/10 Kathy Marshburn recently posted to the IBBA List an excellent guide to What to do in Vegas! - see the convention page for these great ideas!
10/06/10 The Convention Agenda is now finalized and is on the convention page. The Regular Registration period has been extended to October 20.
09/25/10 The Early Registration period for the IBBA Convention is now ended.
09/11/10 The Membership Location Maps have been updated to 1 September. We currently have 109 members in 13 countries.
09/11/10 Advertise Your Products & Services page to inform members about where on our website they can advertise different items.
09/02/10 A new article in the Ask a Mentor section: Suggestions for Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) for Butterfly Farming Activities - by Linda Rogers. Butterfly Farmers may encounter various hazards in their work, but with a little preparation and care these can be overcome or avoided.
09/01/10 Board Minutes for August added.
09/01/10 Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss Reports for July are now available in the Finance section.
08/28/10 Members of the Dplex and Western Monarchs Lists are invited to attend the IBBA Convention at IBBA Member rates. Please see the main Convention page for prices, and use the linked Registration Form to register.
08/27/10 Unfortunately, owing to serious illness, it has been necessary to cancel the Professional Butterfly Farming Seminar which was to run immediately before the IBBA Convention. Please watch the Convention page for further details.
08/26/10 The Greenhouses & Coldframes information and external link on the Business Referrals page has been updated to reflect changes on the target website.
08/25/10 The Wings of Hope Auction pages have been updated with more donations (external link to Wings of Hope site).
08/16/10 Our Keynote Speaker at the 2010 IBBA Convention will be Dr. Robert Pyle. A brief biography of Dr. Pyle has been added to the convention section.
08/16/10 The Wings of Hope Auction pages have been updated with more donations (external link to Wings of Hope site).
08/16/10 The convention agenda has been updated with lots of new atractions on the list - Convention page.
08/03/10 Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss Reports for May and June are now available in the Finance section.
07/28/10 Board Minutes for May and June added. There was no meeting in July (no quorum).
07/16/10 Insect Rearing at MSU - outdated information removed.
07/16/10 State Agency List updated for Indiana.
07/12/10 Convention agenda and registration details are now available on the Convention page.
06/16/10 Convention update message posted to the Convention page.
06/11/10 The 2010 IBBA Annual Convention will be preceded by a special seminar, the Professional Butterfly Farming Seminar. Details are now available in the Convention section.
05/20/10 The Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Report for April are now available in the Finance section.
05/20/10 Board Meeting Minutes for March and April have been added to the Board Minutes section.
05/05/10 Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss Reports for March are now available in the Finance section.
05/05/10 The Membership Distribution Maps have been updated to 5 May.
04/06/10 Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss Reports for January and February are now available in the Finance section.
03/30/10 Board Meeting Minutes for January and February have been added to the Board Minutes section.
03/28/10 Committees & Task Forces page updated
03/10/10 Dr. Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch has supplied us with a useful Word document containing instructions for using a new artificial diet for Monarchs. This is now available to members in the Ask a Mentor section.
03/01/10 The Board of Directors and Board History pages have been updated to show the officer posts for 2010
03/01/10 IBBA Board Meetings take place on the third Monday of each month unless announced otherwise. The Board Meeting calendar for 2010 is now available.
02/26/10 The 2010 IBBA Convention will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.. Dates will be the weekend of November 12, 13, and 14, with possible optional excursions before or after.
02/19/10

A new IBBA Online Course, "Soda Bottle Science - 2 Liters of Fun" by Rick Mikula, will run March 9 through 14th. This course is for IBBA members only and will cost $15.00. Click HERE for more information about IBBA courses.

02/01/10 The Annual Meeting has ended. The Meetings Archive and Website Archive pages have been updated.
02/01/10 The IBBA Annual Report was presented during the Annual Meeting. It can be read on the Annual Meeting page.
01/25/10 Now on the Business Referrals page: a new book "Principles and Procedures Used to Rear High Quality Insects" by Dr. Frank Davis, emeritus adjunct professor in MSU's Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology. Dr. Davis recently donated two copies of his book to the Wings of Hope Auction.
01/25/10 Board meeting minutes for December, 2009 have been added to the BOD Minutes section.
01/15/10 A new Ask a Mentor article by Suzanne and Davitd Tilton is entitled "Marketing Tips To Increase Your Bottom Line."
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This past year, IBBA members utilized large, white Organza Butterfly Release Boxes to boost profits in a variety of ways. We are passing along five excellent marketing tips to increase your bottom line in the coming months."
01/10/10 More convention photos, these provided by Linda Rogers and sent in by Melanie McCarthy.
01/10/10 Budget and Profit & Loss reports for Nov. and Dec. 2009 have been added to the Budget & Financial section.
01/08/10 Board meeting minutes for October 2009 have been added to the BOD Minutes section. There was no meeting in November, December's minutes await approval at the Jan. 2010 meeting.
01/07/10 The Membership Distribution Maps have been updated to the end of December.
01/01/10 A big 2010 welcome to the new IBBA Board of Directors!


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