To keep all our valued members up-to-date, we have summarised this week’s news, in what has been another busy but productive week.
As some of you will be aware we had our Council meeting earlier on this week and had a very productive meeting with plenty of discussion about the exciting future of our breed.
- The AGM was discussed in detail and the Council is actively looking to change the format to make it a more positive event – watch this space to find out more!
- EGM – Council is looking to provide more timely information in the event of any future proposals ahead of an EGM to allow debate at club level. This will allow a proxy voting process or postal vote which is under discussion to be more inclusive for all the members.
- With the lengthening days, thoughts also turned to the busy show season and the Council has agreed to an increased presence at the local shows and events working alongside our local clubs to man the stands, meet with our membership and endorse the benefits of our world-class breed.
Irish Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society
- Four U.K Council members visited the Irish Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society to discuss how the Societies would work together to drive the breed forward. It was a very positive meeting and we would like to work closer with the Irish Council going forward, which will include the Presidents attending at least one Irish Council Meeting per year.
- The Health Committee had a very interesting talk on IBR from vet, Colin Penny. We have uploaded the key points from the presentation here for your review; http://aberdeen-angus.co.uk/news/spotlight-on-i-b-r-by-colin-penny/
- The March edition of the review has been postponed until May which will encompass more information on the World Angus Forum. It will be a fantastic issue summarising the year so far as well as the big plans and events to follow. All advertisers that booked an advert in the March edition will be contacted shortly.
- Steps have now been taken to start restoration of some of the antique herd books through a local restorer. It is intended to display these as part of the history of the Society on show at United Auctions during the World Angus Forum.
- Barbara attended a feed efficiency meeting in Edinburgh and we will be providing a summary of the information learned to share with you all soon.
- Yvonne now has access to communications files and will be getting training on the use of the website to help us drive a continual communication process with our members.
- We will also soon be on the hunt for a new member of staff to join the team to assist the office administration.
Have a great weekend!