As many of you are aware, we held our second official USLTG meeting at World Tea East yesterday (10/21/13). We thank each of you for coming out, supporting the growth of US grown tea, and participating in vital building block discussions. For those of you unable to attend, here is a recap of the main discussion points of the meeting:
- Bylaws were reviewed and areas of concern were discussed and passed with some revisions that need to be made/agreed upon by the Board. The board will take all of this under advisement and will revise the bylaws to meet the views as discussed in the meeting.
- The due structure will be $20.00/yr for active members and $15.00/yr for all other categories.
- Interim elections were held for the Board of Directors. The people listed below will act in this capacity until formal elections can be held (approximately 6 months out):
President: Jason McDonald
Vice President/Treasurer: Ken Rudee
Atlantic Coast Chapter Representative: Christine Parks (NC)
Gulf Coast Chapter Representative: Bob Simms (AL)
Pacific Coast Chapter Representative: Elyse Petersen (HI)
As we continue to support this vast world of US grown tea, we hope that you will consider joining us on this journey! We look forward to hearing from those of you unable to attend!