Incoming President’s Letter

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Published on: December 21, 2012

As my term is set to begin with the start of the New Year, I would echo Glenn’s sentiments that it is an exciting time to be a member of the Board of Directors.  Our organization rests on sound financial footings and we have been afforded the opportunity to work at supporting our membership in new ways and perhaps foster new ideas.  We have a tremendously talented group of individuals serving on the Board and I sincerely look forward to working with them all over the coming year.

Our vision statement and by-laws clearly identify education as the organization’s first priority and the Board is active on this front in several ways.  A small ruminant training video is scheduled to be filmed this winter and the Board is looking into other ways to support training programs on the bovine side.  As we look at ways to support education and improve member services, I would like to remind our membership of the four student scholarships that are available for the coming year.  The Board of Directors had the opportunity to spend some quality time with last years’ winners in Winnipeg and it was certainly a highlight of the meeting.  The membership committee did an outstanding job in selecting four impressive, well-spoken individuals with a sincere interest in our profession.  Please keep these scholarships in mind as you meet and mentor potential new members of our organization.

For those of you unable to attend the conference in Winnipeg you missed a very good scientific program with outstanding speakers.  With some help from the Canadians, we were fortunate in being able to arrest and incarcerate some of the more prominent members in attendance at the preconference social.  While the jail at the “Hitchin Post” was all in good fun, I would like to sincerely thank those who tolerated their time behind bars for a good cause and were great sports all around.  Contributions from the attendees to “post bail” were entirely directed to the student programs.  Thanks to all.

Please take care and be safe during the upcoming holidays.

Kevin A. Lindell

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