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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

ARPAS Announcements

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2021 Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist Award
2021 ARPAS General Elections – Voting Opens April 1
Reminder: ARPAS Now Offering ONLINE EXAMS
Reminder: AAS Journal Access Activation process
Reminder: ARPAS Now on Social Media

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

President’s Letter

Daryl Kleinschmit, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

First, I would like to wish all ARPAS members a happy and prosperous 2021. In addition, I hope all of us can get back to some level of normalcy over this new year, though admittedly, we may not know what that looks like yet.

One thing that 2020 has taught us as an organization is that we need to be adaptable to societal changes if we are going to meet the needs of our current members and recruit new ones. This challenge was successfully met head-on as denoted by the following two examples:

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Executive Vice President’s Report

Kenneth Cummings, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

What a difference a year makes? I state this in the form of a question that we all need to answer regarding our personal and professional lives. One year ago, COVID-19 was not a factor in our individual worlds. Now, a year later, it dominates them. The same can be said for ARPAS.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Update from the Business Office

Brittany Morstatter, FASS executive assistant and event coordinator

ARPAS is now on social media – “Like” and “Follow” ARPAS on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. If you are interested in providing social media content relevant to ARPAS, please contact BrittanyM@assochq.org.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Report on Applied Animal Science

David K. Beede, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS, editor-in-chief of AAS

Report for January 1–December 31, 2020

This report is divided into three parts:

  1. Performance data and summary comments about the submission/review/editorial/publication process of Applied Animal Science (AAS) for 2020 compared with the previous four years
  2. Activities and changes in 2020
  3. Anticipated work and activities for 2021

The journal can be found at https://www.appliedanimalscience.org via the ARPAS member/JBS webpages or the Elsevier/Science Direct webpage.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

ARPAS Treasurer’s Report

Dana Tomlinson, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

After the interesting happenings of 2020, our national ARPAS organization finished the year better than planned! Our membership remained quite strong, and we saw nice growth in our Applied Animal Science journal. Thanks to Kertz and our ARPAS associates, we were able to regain support from many corporate sponsors. The pandemic had hidden benefits with reduced travel expenses and meeting fees but hindered our ability to grow and maintain membership. Overall, we budgeted for a shortfall of just over $61,000, only to end with a deficit of $29,500.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

ARPAS Foundation Report

N. Andy Cole, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

The ARPAS Foundation is in good financial status with a balance of $271,248.91 as of December 31, 2020. Outlays this past year were less than in previous years because of the COVID virus. The number of graduate student ARPAS exams paid for by the Foundation was significantly less than in 2019 ($475 vs. $1,900). Thanks again go to Executive VP Kenneth Cummings for contributing a significant portion of his stipend to the Foundation.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

ARPAS Membership Report

Membership update:

December 31, 2020
MEMBER TYPE
 
Associate Member 75
Professional Member 915
Board-Certified Member 140
Board-Certified Emeritus Member 14
Board-Certified Lifetime Emeritus Member 26
Emeritus Member 30
Lifetime Emeritus Member 27
Graduate Student Member 63
Undergraduate Student Member 1
TOTAL 1,261

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Chapter Activities and Reports

California Chapter
Northeast Chapter
Pacific Northwest Chapter
Southeast Chapter
Washington DC Chapter

Sunday, July 12, 2020

ARPAS Announcements

Business Meeting
ARPAS Election Results
ARPAS Annual Membership Dues Adjustment Beginning in 2021
ARPAS Now Offering ONLINE EXAMS
ARPAS Symposium Postponed
ARPAS Now on Social Media

ARPAS 2020 Business Meeting – OPEN TO ALL ARPAS MEMBERS
The ARPAS 2020 Annual Business Meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The ARPAS Business Meeting is open to all ARPAS members. The annual business meeting provides an overview of ARPAS governance activities for the prior year, and the installation of the 2020–2021 officers will occur. Relevant reports for the 2020 Annual Business Meeting are provided in this 2020 Summer Newsletter. The Zoom information will be sent via email to ARPAS membership before the meeting.

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