Angus enthusiasts and members of the American Angus Association from across the nation will gather at the 2002 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE), Nov. 16-19 in Louisville, Ky. A full schedule of events is planned for the Angus breeders from 47 states and Canada that are expected to attend the American Angus Associations 119th annual meeting and the 2002 Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, which is the 2003 National Angus Show.
Angus Productions Inc. (API) will provide real-time coverage of the event. Show results and highlights, including the newly elected directors of the American Angus Association and photos of the ROV Angus Show will be posted to www.angusjournal.com/louisville.
This years event will kick-off with the conclusion of a year-long 50th anniversary celebration of the American Angus Auxiliary, Saturday evening, Nov. 16, at the Executive West Hotel.
On Sunday, Nov. 17, the junior Angus heifer show will begin at 8 a.m. in the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC) Coliseum. The American Angus Auxiliary will hold its breakfast at the Executive West, beginning at 9 a.m.
Later in the day, the American Angus Association will present the membership with updates of current Association programs. This brief Association update will begin at 1 p.m. in the KFEC South Wing Conference Center. Beginning at 2 p.m. in the same location, will be the open meeting for the Association board candidates and delegates. Each candidate will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to the members present, and delegates are encouraged to ask questions of the candidates.
Sundays activities wind down at the Executive West. Scott Johnson, director of Angus Information Management Software (AIMS), will conduct an AIMS workshop from 4 to 6 p.m. The annual Angus reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. A number of specialty items will be auctioned during the reception with proceeds going to the 2003 National Junior Angus Show and the American Angus Auxiliary scholarship fund.
On Monday, Nov. 18, the Super Point ROV Angus Show will begin at 8 a.m., in the coliseum. Lead judge Randy Daniel, Colbert, Ga., and associate judge Frank Jackson, Bentonville, Ark., will evaluate the bulls and cow-calf pairs. This is a schedule change from past events.
That afternoon, the Annual Meeting of the American Angus Association will begin at 2 p.m. in the South Wing Conference Center. President Leroy Baldwin, Ocala, Fla., will preside over the annual event. A total of 350 elected delegates will conduct the business of the Association including electing a president, vice president, treasurer and five new directors. The day will conclude with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by the annual Angus banquet at 7 p.m. at the Executive West. The banquet will feature award-winning speaker David Okerlund, as well as a special presentation of awards.
The 2002 Super Point ROV Angus female show will begin at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19.