AETA Winter Board of Directors Meeting

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Published on: April 30, 2013

The winter Meeting of the AETA Board of Directors was held at FASS headquarters in Champaign, IL on February 15th.  All the members of the Board were present as well as Jaimie Ritter and Jeremy Holzner representing FASS.

The financial status of the association was reviewed.  It was noted that the past few financial reports have been very good and that the association is in a sound financial position.  It was decided that the annual fee for certification would be reduced. A new budget was developed and approved reflecting that change.

The President’s report and the reports from all of the standing committees were reviewed in detail.  These reports show that the association is running smoothly.  Some of the highlights from the committees include the fact that the material for the small ruminant training video has been filmed and has moved into editing.  The Cooperator Committee is developing a system of presenting trade leads to AETA members via the AETA website.  The AETA will continue to help support the AABP wet lab on embryo transfer.  And, the 2015 joint AETA/CETA meeting will be held in Niagara Falls.

A fair amount of time was also spent in discussion with Dr. Matt Wheeler representing the IETS.  The IETS would like to develop a closer relationship with the AETA.  There is a preconference symposium at the 2014 IETS Conference which will be cosponsored by the AETA; our sponsorship role will be to provide knowledgeable bodies.  There will be more information as we move closer to the time of the meeting.  In addition there is very strong interest in a joint meeting of the IETS and AETA in the future, perhaps 2017.

This winter there was a second day of Board meetings.  At this meeting the Board revisited the vision and direction of the Association.  It was a pretty intense meeting, and the work is still ongoing.  Look for more in the future editions of the newsletter!

Allen Rushmer

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