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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

ARPAS Foundation Report

N. Andy Cole, PhD, PAS, Diplomate ACAN

The ARPAS Foundation is in excellent financial condition with a balance of $214,792.98 as of October 30, 2019. This is in large part to the generosity of the ARPAS Executive Vice President – Kenneth Cummings who contributes a portion of his salary each year to the Foundation.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

ARPAS Foundation Report

John K. Bernard, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

The ARPAS Foundation Board held their annual meeting on June 24 in Cincinnati, Ohio, in conjunction with the ADSA annual meeting. The Foundation is in a good financial situation with a current balance of $205,000. Kenneth Cummings is working with the fund manager to balance the funds to optimize returns, which have been positive for the past year.

Monday, April 29, 2019

ARPAS Foundation Report – April 2019

Jeffrey M. DeFrain, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Chairperson

The ARPAS Foundation’s assets remain in great standings, hovering at the $200,000 mark. The overall goal of the foundation is to grow assets while making 4 to 5% of the funds available for organizational growth and support of educational opportunities for members.

Some excellent examples that have been deployed by ARPAS chapters include supporting graduate student poster competitions, the development of a professional development conference for entrepreneurs, and supporting social gatherings to mix members and nonmembers. All of these activities are great ways to expose ARPAS to the industry and grow membership as well as support existing members in their current positions.

We encourage all chapters to reach out the ARPAS Foundation as you strategize on new-member growth and future educational opportunities or activities for existing members. These types of efforts are greatly appreciated and needed by all chapters to maintain our success into the future.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Foundation Report

Jack Garrett

The ARPAS Foundation’s assets now exceed $200,000. The ARPAS Foundation was established to recognize and fund worthy educational efforts of ARPAS and its members, or to promote the activities of ARPAS. Each year we receive multiple requests for educational funding projects, such as support for symposiums and speakers. This year the foundation will be supporting the dissemination of the information that will be presented at this year’s educational symposium “Sustainable Dairy Production” at the ADAS annual meeting by helping with the publication of the written articles in our journal.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Foundation Report

Bill Sanchez, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN; Chair

1. The purpose of the ARPAS Foundation is to provide educational programming for current members of ARPAS and to enhance the certification process for prospective members. 

2. The Foundation will encourage current members and supporters of ARPAS to contribute funds to the Foundation to build a financial base. 

3. The bylaws state that only the income from the Foundation assets can be used for the educational programming and enhancement of the certification process.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

ARPAS Foundation Report

Bill Sanchez, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Chairperson

1. The purpose of the ARPAS Foundation is to provide educational programming for current members of ARPAS and to enhance the certification process for prospective members.
2. The Foundation will encourage current members and supporters of ARPAS to contribute funds to the Foundation to build a financial base.
3. The bylaws state that only the income from the Foundation assets can be used for the educational programming and enhancement of the certification process.

The ARPAS Foundation was initiated in 2008, and the ARPAS bylaws in 2010 were ratified by the membership.

Monday, December 1, 2014

ARPAS Foundation Report

Bill Braman, PhD, PAS, Chairperson

The ARPAS Foundation committee seeks your help.

In 2014 the ARPAS Foundation continued a program to support membership growth through graduate-student support. The Foundation committee presented “Why you should be a member of ARPAS” to the Dairy Quiz Bowl contestants and ADSA Graduate Student Division during the 2014 joint annual meeting of the societies. The ARPAS Foundation supported the ARPAS exam fee for these students, resulting in offering more than 75 students ARPAS exams and increasing membership. The committee will broaden this activity in 2015 to include ASAS and PSA graduate students.  

Friday, August 1, 2014

ARPAS Foundation Report

Bill Braman, PhD, PAS, Chairperson

The ARPAS Foundation was initiated in 2008 and the ARPAS bylaws in 2010 were ratified by the membership in 2010. Foundation Committee members include Andy Cole (2016), Moe Bakke (2014), Dale Hill (2015), Bill Braman (2014), Carl Hunt as a statutory member and Kenneth Cummings as ex-officio member.

The ARPAS Foundation as of May 31, 2014 had assets of $130,199.20 per the financial statement with targeted invested of 75% in fixed income securities and 25% in equities.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ARPAS Foundation Report

Bill Braman, PhD, PAS, Chairperson

The ARPAS Foundation committee seeks your help.

The ARPAS Foundation was initiated in 2008 and the ARPAS bylaws were ratified by the membership in 2010. The purpose of the ARPAS Foundation includes education and development to ARPAS members to increase the value to ARPAS membership. 

In 2013 the ARPAS Foundation initiated a program to support membership growth through graduate student support. The Foundation Committee presented "Why you should be a member of ARPAS" to the Dairy Quiz Bowl contestants and ADSA Graduate Student Division during the 2013 Joint Annual Meeting of the Societies. The ARPAS Foundation supported the ARPAS exam fee for these students resulting in offering 70 students ARPAS exams and increasing membership. The Committee will broaden this activity in 2014 to include ASAS and PSA graduate students. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

ARPAS Foundation Report

Darrell Johnson, Chairperson, and Kenneth Cummings, Exec. VP

The purpose for the ARPAS foundation, established in 2008, is to provide a funding source for educational efforts and developmental activities of members independent of the ARPAS annual budget.
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