The 2015 annual meeting was held April 18th at the Best Western in Milton. The afternoon started off with a productive annual meeting. Following the meeting Dr. Tim Henshaw (pictured above) of Eastgen gave a very entertaining and informative presentation on how to make 2015 your best conception year yet. There was definitely something for everyone in attendance to learn from his great presentation! After the presentation we held elections for three board member positions for a three year term. Re-elected to the board was Roy Chamberlain and Blair Williamson. Newly elected to the board is John Mason. John is from Drumbo and his owner operator of JWM Shorthorns. John is an avid carpenter and competitive runner, we look forward to having John join the board and his new ideas. The board would like to thank Pat Thibodeau for his time on the board and hope he will re-join the board in the future.
After the meeting a banquet was held and a wonder roast beef dinner was served. At the banquet we presented the awards for the 2014 show animals of the year and breeders herd. The winners were as follows:
All Ontario Show Female of the Year 2014:
Windyview Farm, the Ormiston Family of Omemee.
All Ontario Show Bull of the Year 2014:
River Knolls Farms, the Crogie Family of Douglas.
All Ontario Breeders Herd 2014:
Leahy Stock Farm, the Leahy Family of Lakefield.
Above: Blenview Farms of Arthur were presented with the premier breeder and exhibitor awards from the 2014 All Ontario Shorthorn Show at Markham Fair last fall.
New this year the OSA presented foundation awards to members that have 50 or more females enrolled in the Whole Herd Registry program. This year the recipients of these awards were: Crawfdown Farms of Glencoe and Martin Farms of Gore Bay.
Pat Thibodeau gave a nice presentation remembering George McQueen and Archie Currie. Both were long time Shorthorn breeders that both had a big impact in the breed in Ontario.
Above: Steve Bartlett presented John Mason with the first ever Aspiring Breeder award. The board chose John as the recipient as he fit all the criteria for this new award which includes things like: being a member in good standing, having a minimum of five females actively enrolled, being active in the day to day work of managing a cow herd, helping with OSA and OJSA events.
It was a great day and we would like to thank board member Jamie Blenkiron for his hard work in organizing just a great event!
Report from: Blair Williamson OSA board member
Click on the poster below for more information on the upcoming CSA AGM.
Ontario Shorthorn Association
c/o Michael Ormiston
25 Lilac Rd RR 3
Omemee, Ontario, Canada
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