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Director Elections & Proposed Bylaw Changes

DIRECTOR ELECTION & CANDIDATESThere will be one director opening in Districts 1, 3 and 4. There will be 2 openings in District 2; a one year term and a three year term. 

District 1
Matt Wolf, Caldwell, Idaho
District 2
Jeff Baumann, Savannah, Missouri
Tom Burke, Smithville, Missouri
Bill Gergen, Geneva, Nebraska
Carol Heupel, Weldona, Colorado
District 3

Jeremy Geske, New Prague, Minnesota
Teresa Harker, Oxford, Iowa
District 4
For the upcoming director election in District 4, there was no candidate who met all eligibility requirements. Information will be posted soon on how this vacancy will be filled.We have discovered that USSA had email issues during the time that a letter of intent was due because of a server migration. If you emailed a letter of intent and are not listed, please FORWARD the original email to amanda@suffolks.org AND jeremy.geske@gmail.com.

PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGESThe following document lists the proposed bylaw changes that will be on a ballot this fall. Please contact a director with [ ]

Suffolk Genetic Recovery Program

U.S.S.A Board Adopts Suffolk Genetic Recovery Program

The United Suffolk Board in its retreat during the spring of 2015 proposed a goal of establishing a Suffolk genetic recovery program under the breed improvement plan.  It became apparent to the Board that a number of Suffolk breeders had not registered their Suffolks for many years.  These sheep were not eligible for the percentage registration program even though they were of Suffolk origins.  The Board decided to explore the ramifications of allowing these breeders to register their sheep by appointing a committee to further investigate the issue.  The Board adopted a Suffolk genetic recovery proposal after much research and numerous meetings.  The parameters of the program are as follows.

Eligibility for Suffolk GAP registrations

Must be a member in good standing of the U.S.S.A. or U.J.S.S.A
Certify to the best of your knowledge that the sheep being considered for GAP are of Suffolk descent by signing [ ]

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North Central Regional Open & Junior Suffolk Show
August 21, 2020
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September 04, 2020
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November 14, 2020
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