Club Executives

The RDBC Executive consists of 6 volunteer positions. President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and 2 director positions. Each executive member is elected during our members’ annual general meeting in the spring and holds their position for a 2 year term. Executive duties are spread out across the board. The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are selected by the the board itself at it’s first meeting, and the President must have had previous experience on the board before becoming President. Under the constitution, an executive member can only serve for two consecutive terms (i.e. a total of four years in a row) without taking a break of at least one year.

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Janine Heinrich

President (2019-2020)

I began beekeeping as a girl helping my dad with his hives by aiding in the bee yard as his helper. In 2010 I attended my first Regina Bee club AGM and purchased my first hive. Today I am still keeping bees with my father and kept between 3-5 hives. I find sharing products from the hive very rewarding and enjoy talking to people about bees. One of my favorite things to do is try local honey and other hive products when traveling.

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Julie-Anne Howe

Vice-President (2018 - 2020)

Julie-Anne farms with her family south of Moose Jaw running 300 cows and 3000 acres of grass and cropland. She wintered 16 hives going into 2018 and is in her 3rd season beekeeping at the farm. Julie-Anne’s interest in beekeeping stems from working a summer one a farm with Bees in Switzerland, having an uncle that kept bees for numerous years.  She enjoys sharing her beekeeping experiences with schoolchildren and the pubic around Moose Jaw, providing beekeeping education at the Saskatchewan Agriculture Moose Jaw Food Farm events and is a regular at the local Moose Jaw Homegrown Farmer’s Market.

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Marion Leniczek

Director (2019 - 2021)

Marion Leniczek grew up a city girl in Calgary, but has always loved nature. She moved to her husband’s family farm, near Lemberg, Saskatchewan, in the early 90’s to start farming organically. Marion and Charles were looking for a hobby that would take them into their retirement years, and had been very interest in beekeeping. It works well with their organic operation clover rotations. She and Charles have been managing eight hives for three years now. Marion has been on boards in the past with the Organic Industry, and is looking forward to contributing in whatever way she can with the Regina and District Bee Club.

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Celine Holloway

Secretary (2018 - 2020)

I am a retired teacher, following 33 1/3 years working in Regina’s elementary schools.  My husband and son gave me a hive for Christmas as a sentimental gift in remembrance of my brother, Jeff Tholl (Past President of RDBC) after he passed unexpectedly.  I was immediately hooked by the little creatures and have since, managed to work up to 18 hives. I am continuing to learn with the encouragement and knowledge shared within our Club.  I hope that, in some small way, I am able to help the Club grow and can offer support to others who are as enamored with honeybees as am I.

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Samantha Millard

Director (2019 - 2021)

I am a RM Administrator, and have been beekeeping for two years. I have one hive in the City of Moose Jaw, and four in the country. Bees were love at first sight, I knew after my first time visiting a bee yard that I needed to have them. I spent a year learning, attending courses and getting any hands on experience I could get – mostly by offering free labor to any beekeeper that would have me. I soon discovered that bees were being prohibited in Moose Jaw. After presenting my case, the City of Moose Jaw council agreed to remove bees from the Animal Control Bylaw, and allow them once more in the city. I am thrilled to be a part of the Regina Bee Club and am excited to continue to use my municipal experience and help in whatever way I can.

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Shawn Maskwa

Director (2019 - 2021)

I am from Saskatoon originally and have been in Regina 12 years. I have kept bees for 5 years. Beekeeping has been a true passion from day one, and that passion still continues. I have met many great fellow beekeepers along the way and look forward to meeting many more.