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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Treasurer’s Report

Dana J. Tomlinson, PAS, ACAN

 I am happy to report that ARPAS is in sound financial condition, based on the most recent FASS financial reports dated July 31, 2017.

 As of the end of July, ARPAS income from regular member dues is at 98% of our budgeted expectations, with all member services (exams and other income) running at 87%. Income from the ARPAS journal appears to be running ahead of our budgeted expectations with 72% received through July (58% of the budgeted year). The American College of Animal Sciences (ACAS) dues and certifications are slightly ahead of budget expectations. Fortunately, total revenue and support is ahead of budget expectations for the fiscal year.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

ACAS Board Certification Update

W. Randy Walker, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, ACAS President

I would like to sincerely thank members of the American College of Animal Sciences (ACAS). I am honored to have been elected as an ACAS officer and look forward to serving as ACAS president through the coming year. I also want to thank Andy Cole for his service as ACAS president for the past year, Kenneth Cummings for his service as ARPAS executive vice president, and Cornicha Henderson of FASS for her assistance with the ACAS administrative duties.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

National Secretary Report

M. J. Bakke

I want to thank all ARPAS members for their support in the recent elections.

As a national officer, I and our board of directors are open to any and all comments, suggestions, and complaints for our organization.

Our services to the membership have expanded and will continue to do so in the future.

I recommend the following to our membership:

·         Use our ARPAS web page

·         Ask a colleague to join or renew their membership.

·         Submit or recommend an article for the journal.

·         Join a local chapter and attend their meetings.


Certification of animal scientists, in most any field, is available through ARPAS.

 I personally want to thank Cornicha Henderson, Jeremy Holzner, and all involved at our Champaign office.