MINUTES OF BBSRC MEETING OF JUNE 16, 2012
The June meeting of the BBSRC was called to order at 2:00 p.m., June 16th in the meeting room of the Randle Timberland Library, as the Mount Adams cafe management found it inconvenient to allow our group to meet there.
NEW MEMBERS AND/OR GUESTS: Two guests were introduced and welcomed by the group.
AGENDA: the agenda was read and approved
NEWS THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE NEWS MEDIA
- It was reported that a town in Ireland, fed up with the Euro, is using the old Irish Punt coins with great success.
- NDAA…National Defense Authorization Act…. A New York Judge has declared it unconstitutional
- Earth Changes: Solar flares may hit earth, causing possible geo magnetic storm,50 percent higher than last normal solar flares.
LAW REPORT: Member gave a talk on the significance of government use of the all caps name.
MEDICINAL HERB REPORT: Member gave a talk on a local medicinal herb, Usnic acid, from lichen, its preparation and use. Chair requests speaker to write details in our BBSRC blog.
OFF THE GRID REPORT: A member told the meeting of his experimentation with building a water wheel.
HEALTH NEWS: Monsanto chemical company blamed for bee collapse, buys leading bee research laboratory. Group held a discussion on bee culture.
GARDENING PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS: Extensive discussion regarding local gardening, ways to fight slug infestation,when to plant, many gardening tips.
NEW BUSINESS: It was decided to have our July meeting at 225-15 Savio Road in a private home, with agenda to include a potluck. The group will meet at 5:00, on Thursday, July 19th, with potluck dinner to commence at 6:00, and meeting to follow.
For further details call 360 498 5613.
M/C to adjourn the meeting at 4:00
Respectfully Submitted, RECORDING SECRETARY. .