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SCHSIA Annual Meeting – August 18-19, 2017

You don’t want to miss this one! SCHSIA is bringing Dr. Godfrey from the St. Croix, US Virgin Islands to you! This is a great time to learn, network, and relax in the beautiful hills of Brown County, Indiana. The Annual Membership Meeting of SCHSIA will be held in scenic Nashville, Indiana on Friday August 18th and Saturday August 19th 2017. A limited number of rooms are held at the Brown County Inn at a discounted rate for SCHSIA members. Please reference the promo code when making reservations. Please request a first floor room if stairs are difficult as an elevator is not available.

Agenda, Registration Form and additional details (1 Mbyte PDF)

2016 Annual Membership Meeting

The 2016 Annual Membership Meeting of the St. Croix Hair Sheep International Association was held in conjunction with the Oregon State Fair on August 26th and 27th at Salem, Oregon. The event covered two days with an education day on Friday with two featured speakers and extra education materials available. There was free admission to the Oregon State Fair on Friday for the St. Croix Open Feature Breed Sheep Show and free sea food banquet that evening at the Newport Bay Seafood Grill. On Saturday morning the Annual Membership meeting was held followed by raffled door prizes. The entire event was completed with a free lunch at the Almost Home Restaurant. Those attending had the remainder of the weekend to enjoy the fair or tour the State Capital or other sites in the State of Oregon. All of this was available of a nominal registration fee of $25.

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SCHSIA Annual Meeting – August 26-27, 2016

The Annual Membership Meeting of SCHSIA will be held in Salem, Oregon during the Oregon State Fair on Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th 2016.

Agenda, Registration Form and additional details (21 Mbyte PDF)

2015 Annual Meeting Education Day – A Day To Remember

2015 Annual Meeting Education Day – A Day To Remember

By Ed Barnes

SCHSIA President’s Report 2015

From the 2015 SCHSIA Annual Meeting:

2015 President’s Report: State of the SCHSIA

Nutritional Presentation from the 2015 Education Day

Nutritional Considerations For Pregnancy and Health

Steve Hart
Langston University
Susan Schoenian

Officers & Directors Nominations for 2016


Dear Membership:

Your Board of Directors has accepted the recommendation of the Nominating Committee and presents nominees for new officers and directors for 2016 as directed by the Bylaws of SCHSIA. These nominees are:

President: Rob Bass, Just Right Ranch, Palestine, Texas

Vice President: Brent VanSickle, Goose Creek Farm, Trafalgar, Indiana

Secretary: Edward Barnes, Dorsey-Lee Farm, Portland, Oregon

Treasurer: Gary Keibler, Hemmer Hill Farm, Crestwood, Kentucky

Southwest Director: Bill Wire, Wire Ranch, Mariposa, California

South Central Director: Jason Pelzel, Persimmon Creek, Koshkonnong, Missouri

Eastern Director: Susan Brooks, Brooks Farm, Bethpage, Tennessee

As per SCHSIA Bylaws, the Northwest Director and North Central Director will not come up for election until 2017.

The secretary of SCHSIA will accept nominations for any of these positions mentioned above by petition with a written acceptance of the candidate from any member in good standing. Also nominations will be accepted at the Annual Membership Meeting in Oklahoma this October with acceptance by the candidate nominated. If there are no further nominations than those presented by the Board, these candidates will be automatically elected as per SCHSIA Bylaws.

Thank you.
Edward D. Barnes, Secretary, SCHSIA

St. Croix Hair Sheep International Association Education Day and Annual Meeting

Note: Please be sure to register if you plan to attend the annual meeting so we can get a count of the attendees.


Dates Set for 2015 SCHSIA Annual Meeting

SCHSIA Vice President, Jason Pelzel, is heading a committee to plan the 2015 annual meeting. The meeting will be held at Langston University on Friday and Saturday, October 16th and 17th. The Friday educational sessions will be followed by the annual business meeting on Sat. at a hotel TBD in Oklahoma City, OK. Langston is located about 40 minutes drive North of Oklahoma City. Further details will be forthcoming over the next couple months, so stay tuned and check our web site.

Gary Keibler
SCHSIA President

2014 SCHSIA Officers and Directors

Dear SCHSIA Members:

Please see the attached announcement confirming election of Officers and Directors for this year.

Our association is up to 75 members and growing rapidly. Please visit our web site for an updated list of members as well as other timely information about what is happening in YOUR association.

The new board would appreciate member input regarding your primary areas of concern for this year. So, if you would like to comment please reply to this email.

Sincerely, Gary Keibler, President