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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Message from the President

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

Greetings to the ARPAS membership:

It was great to see many of you at the recent Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) in Phoenix. Thank you to those who attended the ARPAS and ACAS business meetings.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Executive Vice President's Report 2011-2012

Kenneth Cummings, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

The 2011-2012 ARPAS year was one filled with excitement, activity and forward progress toward implementing some of the items of change and improvement identified from our 2010 membership survey. Financially, we are healthy and accomplishing our basic mission of certification and continuing education of professional animal scientists. Our members continue to maintain a very high standard of professional and personal ethics.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Treasurer’s Report

Carl Hunt, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

This report reflects financial information which was available on May 31, 2012. In general ARPAS continues on a very sound financial course with expenses being in check with revenues for the most part. The 2012 budget includes $145,600 of revenue from “Revenue and Support” which comprises about 56.7% of the total budgeted revenue of $256,600. In short, revenue from membership dues and from corporate sponsorships is incredibly important to the financial stability of the organization. As of May 31, membership dues received totaled $108,945, which is 93% of that budgeted for the year and compares with $115,755 received by the year’s end in 2011. Likewise, $17,578 has been received in corporate sponsorships, which is 84% of that budgeted for the year and compares with $20,135 received in 2011. We need everyone’s help to complete the 2012 membership campaign!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

2012 ARPAS “Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist” Recipients

Kenneth Cummings, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Exec. VP, ARPAS


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

American College of Animal Sciences (ACAS) Report

Jack E. Garrett Jr., PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS, ACAS Past President

The American College of Animal Sciences (ACAS) entered its fifth year with continuing emphasis on membership growth. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Professional Relations Committee Report

Dana J. Tomlinson, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

A key component of our activities is maintaining corporate sponsorships. For 2011/2012 we received $18,000 in corporate sponsorship for the National Chapter of ARPAS; this is fantastic, but there is no question we need more. It has become very apparent that personal communication and a relationship is the key to our corporate sponsorships. A plea went out to the general membership in December to encourage each active member to solicit participation of their parent company as a corporate sponsor of ARPAS. With absolutely no response, it is apparent few people actually read the newsletter. To the best of my knowledge we have yet to have a member or company request the free membership option as a benefit of a corporate sponsorship.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

California Chapter

Lawson Spicer, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

The CA chapter of ARPAS has been busy with a number of activities since our Continuing Education Conference (CEC) in October, 2011. In March the governing council had a planning meeting for the 2012 CEC in October, 2012. In May before the California Animal Nutrition Conference there was a business meeting. The CA chapter is in very good financial shape. In December, 2011 we lost Dr. Ray Hinders. He was a wonderful person. He had a very successful career as a dairy nutrition and management consultant. He contributed a tremendous amount to ARPAS. Will very much miss him.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Midwest Chapter

Dwight Roseler, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

The Midwest ARPAS Chapter is in its inaugural year for 2012. All current ARPAS member in the Midwest region received a complimentary membership to the Midwest ARPAS Chapter for 2012. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Northeast Chapter

Frank Janicki, PhD, PAS

As reported in the April 2012 ARPAS newsletter, the Northeast Chapter of ARPAS is in our 2nd full year of operation with continued emphasis on growing membership. We held our annual meeting during the Penn State Dairy Nutrition Workshop on November 9-10, 2011. Approximately 50-60 of the 162 ARPAS members that registered for the workshop attended the lunch meeting.

Again this year we will have our annual meeting during the Penn State Dairy Nutrition Workshop to be held on November 13, 2012. We encourage all members to come to this meeting. 

This year, the Northeast Chapter plans to support graduate students making presentations at the workshop on topics related to their areas of research. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pacific Northwest Chapter

Bill Sanchez, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists meets annually in October at the Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference. 

The 2012 meeting was held October 5th at the Portland, OR, Airport Embassy Suites. In addition to our annual business meeting, this past year we had the opportunity to listen to Floyd Hoisington deliver a very interesting talk on China. Floyd spends every other month there in his role for Cargill and has a very good perspective on the Dairy Industry there. 

Attendance at the PNW meeting usually averages about 20 members. At the meeting, Joe Harrison agreed to serve another term as President, Tim Evans was elected President-Elect, Carl Hunt remained as Treasurer, Jason Chamberlain was elected Secretary and Tom Ritter agreed to serve as a Director at Large, joining current Director Steve Jones. Next year’s meeting will be held in Washington State and the Chapter meeting has been moved to Wednesday morning.