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2019 SCHSIA Annual Meeting at the Mother Earth News Fair

All 30 participants had a Great weekend at the St Croix Hair Sheep International Association (SCHSIA) annual meeting in conjunction with The Mother Earth News Fair and The Livestock Conservancy!
Topeka, Kansas was extremely welcoming and an easy fly in, drive in and attending the Fair was a bonus!

Following are some pictures from the event:

Laurie Simpson Field

Before the start of the meeting at the expo center.


We had 30 travelers from 10 states representing our sheep in Topeka, KS!


Kaleb Kahl ((IL) VP, welcoming everyone
Gary Keibler (KY) Treasurer and Laurel Field (OR) Secretary


Meeting participants



Jeff Ebert with Associated Registries speaking to our members. A great visit with time for questions.


Dr Charlene Couch PhD with the Livestock Conservancy as our primary guest speaker.


Raffle gifts that were donated and given to participants as gifts.


Keith and Karen Stephens (TX) visiting with Fair attendees interested in St Croix.
Laurel Field (OR) background.


The booth was busy! Both days, all day!
Brian Field (OR) visiting with Ryan Larsen (AR) in the foreground.


Joyce Keibler visiting with interested SC parties.

Casey Larsen (AR) answering questions. Gary Alcorn (KY) in the back.


4 April born rams lambs from Hemmerhill Farm brought as “show and tell”.
They were a hit with all ages and Sold!

2019 St Croix Hair Sheep Annual Meeting

2019 St Croix Hair Sheep Annual Meeting
 
 
Date: October 18-20, 2019
Place: Mother Earth News Fair, Kansas Expo Center, Topeka, KS
Time: October 18, 2018
   SCHSIA annual business meeting and guest speakers 1 -4 pm
   6:30 pm Group dinner @ The Blind Tiger-compliments SCHSIA
 
October 19 & 20, 2019  —9 to 6 (Saturday)   9 to 5 (Sunday)
St Croix booth at the Fair
 
 *****VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  TO “MAN” OUR BOOTH- 1 to 2 hour shifts. 
You are FREE to explore Fair and hear educational speakers on the stage near our booth, all day Saturday and Sunday 
 
        2019 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR: FOCUS–  Heritage Breeds. 
Perfect opportunity to promote our St Croix Breed!
 
Hotel: Capital Plaza Hotel
1717 Southwest Topeka Blvd
Topeka,KS 66612
785-431-7200
ROOM RATE:   $94 per night, ask for Mother Earth News group rate. Group rate valid until 9/23/19-  BOOK EARLY
Free parking, pet friendly, walking distance to event.
 
REGISTRATION: $30 PP- BEFORE, Monday,  September 23, 2019
 Checks payable to : SCHSIA
 Mail check to:
   Gary Keibler-Treasurer
   Hemmer Hill Farm
   7401 Old Zaring Rd
   Crestwood, KY 40014
 
 Please include name, phone number and email address of those attending the 2019 meeting.
 
 THE $30 REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES ADMISSION TO THE FAIR ( a $25 value) and dinner on Friday evening.
 LATE REGISTRATION– $40 pp, received after 9/23/19
 
 
 
 Special ” hands on classes”, such as cheese making, spinning, cooking, etc  are an additional fee, which can be booked in advance on MENs webpage. See www.motherearthnewsfair.com/kansas for details. Sign up online IF you wish to attend any classes. Classes fill up, so register early.
 
NOTES:  sign up for FREE Mother Earth News publication  motherearthfair.com  Information about all activities and events at the Fair delivered to your email FREE.
 
Some events are outdoors, but under cover. Please bring a jacket, it can be windy in Kansas.
 
Kansas City airport is approximately a 1 hour drive to the Kansas Expo Center.
 
Prepaid admission wrist bands will be available for you to pick up at the Capital Plaza check-in desk upon your arrival. If you are camping or staying  elsewhere, your SCHSIA packet and wrist band will be at the front desk of the hotel after 10 am, Friday, October 18, 2019.
 
Invite other SCHSIA members! It will be fun and informative. Let’s make this our biggest meeting ever.
Questions: contact
Joyce Keibler
502-767-3475
 
See you at the Fair. 
Joyce Keibler
 

New Online Registration and Membership Renewal Forms

The new Online Registration and Membership Renewal forms are ready for use by SCHSIA members. To use the new forms you must log in to the Member’s Area of the website. If you haven’t created your Member’s Area account yet, please follow the directions on the Member’s Area page.

After logging in, click the Shopping Cart navigation tab. On the Shopping Cart page use the links near the top of the page to add a Membership Renewal or a Sheep Registration to your cart. After you have added one or more items to your cart you can use the Edit button next to the item name to edit the membership renewal or registration application details. Use the Add Sheep Registration link to add additional registrations to your online application. You can add new owner information to a sheep registration in your cart (if you want to transfer the newly registered sheep to a new owner at the time of registration) by clicking the Edit link next to Registrations in your cart, then use the Transfer link at the right of the line for that registration in the Sheep Registrations list.

After you have added one or more items to your cart you can click the Proceed to Checkout button to finalize your application and pay the fees through PayPal. Before you use the Checkout button you can use the Printable Registration Application link below the Shopping Cart to bring up a PDF of your application that you can print for your records. After completing your payment your application will be stored in the database and the registry office will be automatically notified of your application so they can process it.

SAVE THE DATE, 2019 SCHSIA ANNUAL MEETING

This years annual meeting will be held Friday, October 18th to Sunday, October 20th in Topeka, Kansas, in conjunction with the annual Mother Earth News Fair. Annual business meeting with speakers will take place on Friday and we will have a booth and display our sheep at the fair on Saturday and Sunday. Rooms are reserved at the Capital Plaza Hotel with a group rate of $94/night.

Please email Joyce Keibler at joyce@hemmerhillfarm.com for more details.

New SCHSIA Registrar

SCHSIA Membership,

Effective Sept. 1 2018 we will be changing the SCHSIA registrar from Premier Registry to Associated Registry. Members should be aware that any work orders mailed to Premier that do not arrive by August 31st will be forwarded to AR and will incur a delay. See below for links to the new work order and registration application forms with the contact information. We will plan to update the web site with new forms and contact info, soon.

Please notice that you may now pay by either check or credit card. Simply fill in your credit card information, along with signature and fax, mail or email the completed work order, along with the Registration Application . AR will require the original Certificate of Registry to be signed and mailed to them for transfers unless the new Registration and Transfer are being done at the same time.

As before, no work will be processed until full payment is received.

Thanks for your patience in this transition.

Any problems or questions may be directed to Jeff Ebert of AR, asregistry@gmail.com, 785-456-8500, or to Gary Keibler, SCHSIA Treasurer, gary@keibler.com, 502-228-3860.

Regards, Gary Keibler, Treasurer

SCHSIA Annual Membership Meeting and Educational Field Day

Save the Date: Oct. 26th and 27th

What: St. Croix Hair Sheep International Association Annual Membership Meeting and Educational Field Day!

When: Friday October 26 and 27, 2018

Where: Jasper, Indiana

Educational/Field Day Friday Oct. 26th at the Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center (SIPAC).

More details to follow this week for lodging promo code and Daily Schedules. (If Flying, the Louisville Kentucky Int. Airport is less than an hour drive to Jasper Indiana.

You will not want to miss this one !!!!!!!!!

ATTENTION: Slate of Officers for 2017

This notice is to advise the membership of up-coming elections of Officers and Board Member positions open for the year 2018-2020. If any member in good standing would like to place their name in nomination for: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Southwest regional director, South-central regional director, and or Eastern regional director, please notify the Secretary (DL2311@Hughes.net). Nominations will remain open until December 1, 2017. The following are members who have their name in nomination with the Secretary and nominating committee at the present time:

President: Brent Vansickle, Goose Creek Farm, Trafalgar, IN

Vice President: Kaleb Kahl, Kahl Farm, Bunker Hill, IL

Secretary: Laurel Field, Three Sisters Livestock, Canby, OR

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

Southwest Regional Director: open at this time

South Central Director: Rob Bass, Just Right Ranch, Palestine, TX

Eastern Regional Director: Susan Brooks, Brooks Farm, Bethpage, TN

On Dec.1, 2017 if no further nominations are received, these candidates will be automatically elected and take office on Jan.1, 2018 as per the Bylaws.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Edward D. Barnes, Secretary, SCHSIA

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.

Read the full report

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)