Friday, May 20, 2011

Opportunities for Juniors

June brings deadlines for opportunities available to our Canadian Junior Angus Association members. If you are a Junior, know a Junior, or are a parent of a Junior, please take note of the following:

Wednesday, June 1: International Livestock Congress Student Program application deadline
The Canadian Cattlemen's Association and the International Stockman's Educational Foundation are running a program that hosts Canadian and international students at the 2011 International Livestock Congress in Calgary. The student program runs Sunday, August 7 through Wednesday, August 11. Full details and application information can be found at

Wednesday, June 1: Showdown early registration deadline
Showdown 2011 takes place July 21-23 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. With competitions in cattle events, photography, cooking, literature and more, there is truly something for everyone. Showdown is a tremendous opportunity to meet other CJAA members from across the country, engage in friendly competitions, and form new friendships. Register by June 1 and pay $60 per participant. On June 2, the fee increases to $100. Download the application form or visit the the CJAA website for more details.

Wednesday, June 15: CJAA Scholarship application deadline
Every year the CJAA awards three $1,000 scholarships to members. The funds are applied to post-secondary or graduate education. Download the application form. The winners of the scholarships will be announced at Showdown.

Monday, June 20: Showdown late registration deadline
This is your last chance to register for Showdown 2011.

Spread the word to the Juniors you know as these opportunities are too good to miss.

Posted by Tina Zakowsky

Monday, May 16, 2011

Reducing Paper Waste

The call to go GREEN was answered by 110 members this past month. Members who received their performance reports online and in paper as well were invited to go paperless. We were thrilled to receive over 100 requests to cut out the printed copy of reports.

All the members that volunteered to go GREEN were entered in a draw for an Angus prize. The lucky draw winners are: Hugh and Marylee Wilkie, Bob and Lorene Cunningham, and Mert Taylor. Congratulations to you!

Cheers to all our members who submit their data and receive their reports electronically, we at the office really appreciate your efforts. Electronic transactions are faster for us to processes, they are environmentally friendly, and they save your Association a lot of paper and postage. If you still receive your performance reports by paper and would like to go GREEN – it is not too late, just let us know!

Posted by Kajal Devani