"What's New?" Archive

Jan - Dec 2011

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12/26/11 Membership Dues for 2012 are due on January 1st. Dues amounts remain unchanged from 2011. Please see the Dues Policy page for details.
12/12/11

The Board Election has resulted in a Slate, with six nominees for the eight vacant posts. There being less nominees than vacancies, a ballot is not required.

11/30/11 Board Election page updated with nominations received so far.
11/22/11 Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss Reports for July, August, September and October have been added to the Budget & Financial section.
11/22/11 Board Meeting Minutes for Sep. & Oct. added. There was no Aug. meeting (no quorum)
11/11/11 Claims on the Monarchs Across Georgia website that commercial butterfly releases can harm butterfly populations have been rebutted by Dr. Bruce Walsh, professor of Population Genetics at the University of Arizona. Read both statements HERE.
11/10/11 The nomination phase of the 2012 Board Election is now under way. The election page is HERE.
11/03/11 Board of DirectorsBoard History pages updated.
10/30/11 Convention pages updated post-event.
10/14/11 The convention schedule has been updated.
We are now in the Late Registration period. The registration form has been amended.
10/11/11 The Regular Registration period for the IBBA Convention has been extended to October 12.
10/06/11 Butterfly Rainforest Group Discount corrected to $7.50 on convention registration form.
10/04/11 Extra box added to convention registration form for names attending McGuire Center Tour (security requirement).
09/28/11 Note added to convention page suggesting what to do if the convention hotel reports rooms "sold out".
09/27/11 The revised (draft) convention schedule is now available.
09/22/11 The convention registration form is now available.
09/16/11 Biography added for Marc C. Minno Ph.D., Guest Speaker at the IBBA Convention.
09/10/11 Car rental discount offer added to the Convention page.
09/07/11 Butterfly Fest info added to the Convention page.
09/07/11 Convention hotel details and the convention schedule have been added to the Convention page.
08/27/11 A Photo Contest is being held as part of the convention festivities. Closing date is Oct. 5th. Details are on the Convention page.
08/26/11 Board meeting minutes for July have been added to the Board Minutes section.
08/25/11 A list of presentation topics has been added to the Convention page.
08/25/11 An error on the Sponsorship Form has been corrected. The new version (v3) is now available to download from the Convention page.
08/24/11 Latest convention news added - Dr. Norman C. Leppla will be a presenter. Bio page for Dr. Leppla added.
08/23/11 A Sponsorship Form is now available for download from the Convention page.
08/21/11 The Convention page has been updated with information about the Wings of Hope Auction.
08/21/11 The State Agency Contact List page has been updated with links to information maintained by the USDA. While we cannot guarantee that these lists are 100% correct, they are likely to be more accurate than our own lists!
08/09/11 Information about sponsorship levels and benefits has been added to the IBBA Convention page.
08/05/11 The IBBA Convention page has been updated. More information will be added as the agenda and surrounding events are finalised.
07/22/11 The Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss report for June have been added to the Budgets & Financial section.
07/13/11 The Membership Distribution Maps have been updated.
07/10/11 The IBBA Convention page has been updated. More information will be added as the agenda and surrounding events are finalised.
06/28/11 IBBA is starting a free and open butterfly discussion group on Google Groups. A sign-up box has been placed on the home page. The Butterflies 101 group is to be discontinued and the related B101 web page has been removed.
06/26/11 The Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss report for May have been added to the Budgets & Financial section.
06/21/11 The USDA has changed the policy for Nevada so that Monarchs may be shipped into Nevada, but only from those states west of the continental divide. (A similar change for Arizona was added in May.) The Release Matrix has been updated.
06/08/11 Board Meeting Minutes for February, March and April, 2011 are now in the Board Minutes section. There was no meeting in May (no quorum).
06/01/11 Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss reports for February, March and April, 2011 have been added to the Budgets & Financial section.
05/28/11 The IBBA Convention will this year be held in Gainesville, Florida, from October 21-23. A pre-convention breeder seminar will be held October 20th.
05/23/11 Plant Pest Regulation (7 CFR 330) - Regarding Some of the Proposed Changes. (from Dr. Wayne Wehling, USDA) - item added to Permitting Corner.
05/23/11 Links to USDA-maintained state agency contact lists added to Permitting Corner
05/19/11 USDA has changed the policy for Arizona so that Monarchs may be shipped into Arizona, but only from those states west of the continental divide. The Release Matrix has been updated.
05/18/11 Members with more than one farm can now be listed under multiple states on the "Butterflies: Where to Buy" click-maps. However, their displayed details will be the same for all listings.
05/02/11 The IBBA's Press and Media Contact is now Max Sandberg.
04/08/11 Our thanks go to Jacob Groth for providing us with an excellent paper titled: Monarch Pupae: Emerging & Storing. This is now available in the Ask a Mentor section (a member login is required).
04/05/11 Congratulations to Kathleen Ziemer, who has been awarded a Lifetime Honorary Membership of the IBBA for her long and meritorious service to the organization. Click HERE to visit the Honorary Members page.
03/16/11 Membership of the IBBA Advisory Board has been reviewed and revised.
03/02/11 New on the Board & Offices page: Linda Rogers and Dale McClung have taken over joint responsibility for liaison with USDA and other regulatory offices, including state agency matters, permits, etc..
03/01/11 The Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss Reports for December and January are now available in the Budget and Financial section.
03/01/11 Board meeting minutes for December and January are now available in the Board Minutes section.
02/18/11 New under Business Referrals, Theresa Chesmore and Billie Jane Ross have recommended Buhi Imports as a good alternative for Sinamay Boxes.
02/16/11 New under Business Referrals, Jacqui Knight has recommended the Sinamay Boxes supplied by Native Crafts & Arts (NCA).
02/05/11 The IBBA's Facebook page is no longer available. The link on our home page has been removed.
02/04/11 Exhibit Discussion - IBBA Mailing List discussion topic, led & collated by David Folk. Now available in the Ask a Mentor section.
01/31/11 "More on Butterfly Releases" - article by Dave Wagner, Felix Sperling and Bruce Walsh - added to Ask a Mentor section.
(Lepidopterists Society, reproduced with permission.)
01/26/11 Officer posts for the 2011 Board of Directors have been decided. They are:
President: Gloria Brons
Vice President: Kathy Marshburn
Treasurer: Max Sandberg
Secretary: Nicki Camp
01/13/11 The Board Meeting scheduled for Jan. 17 has been put back to Jan. 24.
01/01/11 The membership location maps have been updated to 31 December.
01/01/11 The Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Report for November are now available in the Budget and Financial section.


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