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The 2015 Annual General Meeting Silent Auction is in need of your donated items. The sale of these items will be used to offset AGM expenses.

Suggested auction items are: wool, handmade woolen crafts or products, fun baskets or anything sheep related.

According to Silent Auction chair, Shelley Nussbaum, “Anything Goes!”

Send your auction donations to Shelley at 200 Casino Dr. Farmingdale, NJ 07727. Please mail early to insure delivery before the event.

The 2015 AGM will be held September 11, 12 and 13 at the Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, Ringoes, NJ.

A complete schedule of events may be found on page 16 of the summer issue if NASSA News. The schedule may also be seen here on the NASSA website.

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Garden State Show Sponsors Needed

by Site Admin on June 19, 2015

The NJ Garden State show will be hosting a Shetland show competition September 13th, 2015. The show is a part of the activities highlighted during the NASSA Annual General Meeting weekend. The Mid Atlantic Shetland sheep Association is providing an opportunity for anyone to participate as a sponsor of various classes. Sponsorships are limited to two classes and are $15.00 each. Sponsorships will be used for special awards. Classes are:

Aged Ram (2 to 4 yrs)
Pair Aged Rams
Yearling Ram
Pair Yearling Rams
Aged Ewe
Pair Aged Ewes
Yearling Ewe
Pair Yearling Ewes
Pair of Lambs (one of each or same sex)
Get of Sire (4 sheep, any age sired by same ram)
Dam & Lamb
Breeder’s Flock (2 yearlings, 2 ewe lambs, 1 ram owned and bred by exhibitor)
Junior Showmanship
Best Fleece
Ewe Lamb
Ram Lamb
Pair Ram Lambs Sponsored

Please send checks made out to Mid Atlantic Shetland Sheep Association and mail to Shelley Nussbaum 200 Casino Dr. Farmingdale, NJ 07727.

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Shetland Wool Wanted for AGM Workshop

June 19, 2015

By Judi Lehrhaupt, Ewe Can Do It Farn, Ottsville, PA The point is to get various types—at least six types (so perhaps one half-pound each of six types). Because we’re talking about a variety of wool characteristics, the more types the better. Lock formation and texture are important aspects to consider, Participants need to pull [...]

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2015 NASSA AGM

May 9, 2015

The 2015 NASSA Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Garden State Sheep Breeders Festival September 11 – 13 at the Hunterdon County Fairgrounds near Ringoes, NJ. See the flyer below for more details including the schedule and registration form. 2015 NASSA AGM Flyer

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Great Opportunity For Youth Showman

April 26, 2015

TWO GREAT SHOWS = ONE GREAT LOCATION Here is a great opportunity for Youth Sheep Showman – two great shows at the same fairgrounds, one week apart in July – how can you go wrong?!!?!! This year the North East Youth Sheep Show will be held a week earlier than usual making it closer in [...]

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Spring 2015 NASSA News

April 3, 2015

The Spring 2015 issue of NASSA News is now available to download from the Members Area of the Online Database website. If you are a NASSA member and have already set up your Members Area account, go to the NASSA News page and log in to see the link for downloading the latest issue. Or [...]

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Winter 2015 NASSA News

January 4, 2015

The Winter 2015 issue of NASSA News is now available to download from the Members Area of the Online Database website. If you are a NASSA member and have already set up your Members Area account, go to the NASSA News page and log in to see the link for downloading the latest issue. Or [...]

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2014 Election Results for NASSA Board of Directors

December 12, 2014

The election for the 2015 NASSA Board of Directors has been completed. Re-elected to the Board were Larry Hopkins, Mike Ludlam and Jack Lyda. Of the 447 eligible voters, 60, or 14 percent cast their ballots. The final tally: Larry Hopkins, 40; Jack Lyda, 36; Mike Ludlam, 31; Dawn Driskill, 23; Quintin Kreth, 23; and [...]

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Fall 2014 NASSA News

September 30, 2014
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The Fall 2014 issue of NASSA News is now available to download from the Members Area of the Online Database website. If you are a NASSA member and have already set up your Members Area account, go to the NASSA News page and log in to see the link for downloading the latest issue. Or [...]

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ATTENTION, THE NASSA REGISTRY IS MOVING

September 13, 2014

NASSA has recently been notified that the Registry is moving from Iowa to Kansas at the end of September. To avoid delays in making transactions, the NASSA Board encourages members to send their transactions to the Milo, IA address (PO Box 51, Milo, IA 50166. Tel. 641-942-6402) before Sept. 26. After that date the new [...]

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