Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cancelled Christmas Party Update:

COBA President Rick Schantz asked me to post the following:

We regret that it was necessary to cancel the Christmas Party.

We received an apology from the Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center (WRG) for the debacle and conflict with the "Informational Meeting" regarding drilling south of Lake Hefner.  We will be able to apply the rental fees to a future use of the facility.  The Parks and Recreation Department, of which WRG is a part, did not hold the conflicting meeting.  That's a different organization, the OKC Water Utilities Trust.

OKC Water Utilities Trust

OKC Parks and Recreation Main Office:

After discussions with the elected officers and the Executive Board, the decision is to NOT reschedule the Christmas Party.  However, we recognize the desire for a more "social" occasion. Thus the January meeting will occur as scheduled at 7:00 pm Thursday January 22, 2015.  As is mandatory, the first half of the meeting will consist of a business meeting and election of 2015 officers.  However, the second half of the meeting will be a social occasion to visit with other beekeepers.  We will return to normal meetings in February.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

2015 COBA Meeting Schedule

The 2015 COBA Meeting schedule has been posted at the link to the right, and is listed below in this post:

Scheduled Meetings are at:
Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center - Main Auditorium
3400 NW 36th St, Oklahoma City, OK  73112
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The public is welcome at January-October meetings.

Please bring a snack to share, and maybe something bee-related for the door prize drawing.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
November: No meeting
Christmas Party: Friday, December 18, 2015
(Christmas Party is for dues-paying COBA members only)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

COBA Christmas Party CANCELLED

Because of the "Informational Meeting" regarding proposed oil drilling south of Lake Hefner scheduled for the same location by the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust (OCWUT) and Pedestal Oil Company, Inc., it is impossible to even approach the facility.  Protesters are on site, and tensions are high.  They were not supposed to use our parking lot, but did anyway.  There is nowhere to park anywhere near the facility.

Please inform anyone you know was coming.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2014 COBA Christmas Party (UPDATED)

REMINDER to all 2014 COBA members:
(See important information at bottom)

COBA Christmas Party
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center
3400 NW 36th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Note the change of location. The OSU Extension is no longer available.

All paid-up 2014 COBA members are invited. Please bring a dish for the potluck, and an item for the door prize drawing.

IMPORTANT: Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust (OCWUT) and Pedestal Oil Company, Inc. will be holding an "informational meeting" regarding Pedestal Oil's proposal to drill for oil just south of Lake Hefner. Their meeting starts at 6:00 PM in the Will Rogers Gardens Conservancy, next door to where the COBA Christmas Party is to be held. They are not supposed to park in the Exhibition Center parking lot, but parking may be scarce, so early arrival is encouraged.
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