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Western States Angus breeders to gather in Reno

The 2004 Western National Angus Futurity (WNAF) and 2004 Western Regional
Junior Angus Show are set for April 23-25 in Reno, Nev. Activities are being
planned for both juniors and adults, including shows, a sale and lots of
Angus fellowship. Finalize your travel plans now.
The headquarters hotel for the event is John Ascuaga’s Nugget. To make
reservations call 1-800-648-1177. Identify yourself as part of the Western
National Angus Futurity group to receive negotiated rates $78 for Hotel
Tower, $58 for Courtyard and $29 for Roof Gardens. All reservations must be
made before April 5 to ensure availability and price, but will be accepted
after that date if possible.
If you can’t make it to the events in Reno, you can view real-time coverage
online at www.angusjournal.com/reno, which is provided by the Angus
Productions Inc. (API) Web Marketing Department.

Look for delegate petitions to arrive soon
The first sign of preparations for the 2004 Annual Meeting, scheduled for
November in Louisville, Ky., will arrive in your mailbox this month in the
form of a petition to nominate delegates for your state.
As a member, you can nominate any one member from your respective state,
including yourself. Candidates should be actively involved in the Angus
business, willing to attend the Annual Meeting and able to represent Angus
Nominations must be returned to the Association by June 30, and every
qualified nominee will be included on a state ballot. The ballots will be
mailed to members, who will vote on the final slate of delegates.

Virginia to host 2004 National Angus Conference and Tour
Plans are underway for the 2004 National Angus Conference and Tour, set for
Sept. 14-17 in Roanoke, Va.
The event will take place at the historic Hotel Roanoke and will include a
program of top beef-industry speakers who will address current issues facing
producers. The Virginia Angus Association has planned a two-day tour
featuring Angus herds, commercial operations and historic sites across the
state. Angus Information Management Software (AIMS) and Web marketing
workshops will also be offered during the event.
Look for a schedule of events and registration information in upcoming
issues of the Angus Journal.

Electronic registrations available on request
As an Association member you can now request registration certificates
processed for your member code be stored electronically by the Association.
This option is available via AAA Login, the Association’s online system for
providing member services.
Once this option is set for a member, future registration certificates for
the specified member code will be automatically stored electronically. Each
registration application will provide an option to override the customer
default to have that individual certificate printed, if necessary. Regular
registration fees will apply to both printed and electronically stored
If you decide later that one or more electronically stored registration
certificates needs to be printed, you can request them using AAA Login.
Papers will be printed and mailed at no charge. The original registration
file must be paid in full before this service will be provided.
When transfers of paper or electronic certificates are processed, any buyer
that has indicated they prefer certificates be stored electronically will
not receive a printed paper. Electronic transfer to an electronic
registration will only be allowed if the original registration paper was
stored electronically.
For more information see “Expanding Angus Online” on page 157 of the
February 2004 Angus Journal. If you have questions about this new service,
contact the Member Services Department.

Angus Foundation will Sponsor Chad Ellingson On Young Cattlemen’s Tour
Chad Ellingson, Saint Anthony, N.D., has been chosen to represent the American Angus Association as a participant at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) 2004 Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC). YCC is an industry-wide program that develops leaders and exposes them to all aspects of the beef industry. Ellingson is sponsored through the Angus Foundation, which supports youth, education and research in the Angus breed.

Highlander Ranch Donates Heifer To Dyar Scholarship Fund
John Harrell and his family of the Highlander Ranch, Opelika, Ala., have donated a heifer to highlight a package of items that sells April 17 at the Alabama Angus Association Spring Sale in Cullman, Ala. Proceeds from the package will go to the Dyar Scholarship Fund.
Highlander Queen Rella 36-NF is a February 2003 daughter of B/R New Frontier 095. Her maternal grandsire is Leachman Saugahatchee 3000C. In addition to the heifer, the buyer of the package receives two straws of semen and an A.I. certificate from Bama Sire Service and a $50 gift certificate to Fuller Supply Company.
The Dyar Scholarship was established in honor of Alabama Angus breeder and American Angus Association regional manager Richard Dyar. Alabama youth who are high school seniors or college students and active in the Angus breed are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. The Angus Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization started in 1980 to support youth, education and research in the Angus breed, funds the scholarship.
For more information about the heifer or the Dyar Scholarship, contact Mike McGuire, executive secretary of the Alabama Angus Association at (334) 826-7069.

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