To whom it may concern, this document contains the requirements, rules, and points for the WASBA large and small clubs of the year competition.
The following section contains the requirements to compete for WASBA large and small clubs of the year.
- All clubs participating must be active members of WASBA.
- Clubs will only receive points for events conducted after becoming a member of WASBA.
- Applicants for the large club of the year must be current members of WASBA, having at least 75 active members.
- Applicants for the small club of the year must be current members of WASBA, having at most 75 active members.
Below is a list of events and points a club can obtain for the large and small clubs of the year.
- 5 points – for each club meeting.
- 5 points – for each workshop.
- 5 points – Clubs with a mentorship program.
Club community involvement (min 10% of members)
- 5 points – for any community event that a club participates in.
• Present at a school or youth event (i.e., boys or girls scout, 4H, FFA, etc., etc.)
• Present for a club other than a bee club. (i.e., flower, fuchsia, farm, etc. etc.)
• Present at a community event.
- 10 points – Education booth at the Bee Fun and Knowledge Day on July 22.
County Fair participation (more than one club can receive points at the same fair)
- 20 points – 2 pts per each member up to 20 points
- 10 points – If the club hosts a WASBA honey contest at their county fair (WASBA will provide the standards).
Members that are WASBA Trained (Need to have names for this to verify on WASBA database. Too many people think they have WASBA training and don’t)
- 2 points – for 20% of members trained.
- 5 points – for 50 % of members trained.
- 8 points – for 80% of members trained.
Club Apiary – maintain a club apiary.
- 10 points – for maintaining a club apiary.
- 5 points – for letting another club train in your apiary.
- 5 points – if you work at another club’s apiary.
Club participation at the conference (based on registration until August 31).
- 2 points – for 20% of members attending the conference.
- 5 points – for 50 % of members attending the conference.
- 8 points – for 80% of members attending the conference.
WASBA Cookbook – Recipes containing honey.
- 2 points – for every receipt submitted by club members (include the club member’s name so credit can be given if published).
- No more than ten recipes per club for a maximum of 20 points.
WASBA Newsletter Article
- 5 points – for an article written about something the club is doing.
The Washington State Beekeepers Association is happy to support this competition.
- The club of the year competition will go from April 15 to August 31, 2023.
- Each club must email us at email@example.com if they plan to participate in the contest.
- Clubs will submit all events by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks before the event to allow us time to post the event on the WASBA calendar.
- Afterward, the club must submit by email a brief detail of what occurred and the number of club members and non-members participating to receive credit for the event.
The winning clubs will receive the following:
- WASBA’s large club of the year will receive a plaque and a cash prize of $1000.00.
- WASBA’s small club of the year will receive a plaque and a cash prize of $500.00.
- The winning clubs will be announced at the 2023 annual conference.
For additional information or questions, please email us at email@example.com.
Alan L. Woods