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Sunday, August 1, 2010

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Bill Braman, PhD, PAS

It is a distinct honor to serve as your ARPAS President this coming year. ARPAS is a very robust and dynamic organization and my goal is to continue to make ARPAS relevant to your needs as a member. ARPAS has gone through a major transition the past few years as several new regional chapters have formed that have increased the “grass roots” support for our ARPAS organization. Under past-President, Randy Shaver, several initiatives were started in 2009-10 which we will continue through my term as President.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE VP

Kenneth R. Cummings, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

ARPAS has had a great year. Our membership is growing, progressive, active and willing to serve. Being mid-way through my third year as your Executive VP, I can use past experiences to guide me on routine tasks which allows me to focus more efforts on new programs, new chapters and membership growth. 

Sunday, August 1, 2010

TREASURER'S REPORT

Carl Hunt, Treasurer

This report reflects the financial status of ARPAS at the time of the last finance report which was May 31, 2010. To begin it is a pleasure to report that ARPAS remains on solid financial fundamentals with income and expenses to date generally on track with that which was budgeted for the current year. Revenue from membership is at $118,315 which is 95 percent of what was budgeted for the year. Currently the revenues from the journal outpace journal expenses by more than $11,400 for the year so there is reason to be optimistic that our journal expenses will be covered by journal revenues for the year. In addition to journal expenses, the expense for “administration and governance” is our other big ticket expense category (about 55% of the annual budget). With 42% of the budget year expired as of May 31st, our expenses to-date for administration and governance is 33% of that budgeted. In summary, I do not foresee a reason that ARPAS will not complete the current fiscal year with expenses in balance with revenues.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

ARPAS MEMBERS HONORED AT ANNUAL MEETING

Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist Award 2010

The ARPAS Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist award is bestowed annually on one or more emeritus members of ARPAS that have made significant contributions to the Animal Sciences during their active career and served in a leadership position within ARPAS.
Nominations may be made by any member of ARPAS. Final selection will be made by the ARPAS Executive Committee with conformation from the ARPAS Governing Council. The number of awards each year will not exceed 0.2% of the total ARPAS membership.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

ARPAS FOUNDATION REPORT

Foundation report 2009/2010

The ARPAS Foundation is now official. An amendment to the ARPAS bylaws was just passed by the Governing Council and ratified by the ARPAS membership setting up the Foundation and establishing the ground rules for its operation. Article XV is included at the bottom of this report. 

Sunday, August 1, 2010

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Colorado Nutrition Roundtable

Thursday, September 16, 2010, at CSU ARDEC
Fort Collins, Colorado


“Carbon Balancing Acts: Green Cows and Carbon Footprints”

The Roundtable will be held at the Colorado State University Taylor Conference Center at ARDEC (Agriculture, Research, Development, and Education Center), Fort Collins, CO, County Road 56, East of I-25.

ARPAS member can earn 5 CEUs for attending this meeting!

The Colorado/Nebraska/Wyoming ARPAS Chapter will hold its Business Meeting at 9 AM at the conference. (Taylor Conference Room at ARDEC, Coordinated by Gary Tibbetts, President of the Chapter.) 

Contact: Dr. Jack Whittier 970/491/6233 (Jack.Whittier@Colostate.Edu)
Nancy Weiss 970/491-7604 (Nancy.Weiss@Colostate.Edu)

Categories: Announcements, August 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

CALIFORNIA CHAPTER FUNDRAISER

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DINNER AND TRAP SHOOT

CALIFORNIA ARPAS
“BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!”


Sept 23, 2010
Kingsburg Gun Club, 2246 Gilbert, Kingsburg, CA 93631
Shoot Starts at 5pm, Dinner at 7pm 

Questions? Contact: John Miller

Categories: Announcements, August 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

2010 Joint Annual Meeting in Denver, CO

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