BLU Notes

by President on February 24, 2017

A reminder to our membership; 2017 dues must be paid by March 1st to avoid interruptions in membership privileges. They are payable by check, or now by using a credit card. Make checks to BLU, and be sure to send them to the breed registry service in Wamego KS.

The BFL National show committee had selected and announced the site of the 2018 show will be the Black Sheep Gathering, June 22, 23, and 24th in Eugene, OR. Please make plans to join us for the sheep and fiber events!

Each year, the Youth Conservation Program held during the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival awards a yearling ewe to youth who have expressed their interest by completing an application and submitting an essay. Several different breeds are represented and BLU supports this program. We are looking for a member to donate the ewe for 2017. Please contact a board member or email info@bflsheep.com

Also, if any members attend festivals, shows, etc., with sheep or fiber, please contact the board to request that BLU advertises or supports the show in some way.  One of the functions of BLU is to promote the breed, and we’d like to do that as often as possible.

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2017 lambs arriving daily

by President on February 13, 2017

BFL lambs are beginning to arrive all over the country. Kat Bierkens of Terra Mia in Oregon shares her beautiful set of ram lambs with us. Be sure to contact our breeders early to be put on their list for breeding stock this year. A complete list of breeders can be found under the membership heading above.

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2017 YCP Program info

February 6, 2017

If you know an aspiring young shepherd between the ages of 9 and 18 years old, please tell them about the Youth Conservationist Program. Donated ewes of heritage wool breeds of sheep are awarded to the winning recipients, enabling them to experience the joys and responsibilities of conserving heritage breeds. In 2016, 15 ewes were […]

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Summary of January 19th 2017 board meeting

January 27, 2017

The BLU board met for its organizational meeting on January 19th at 7PM EST. Board members in attendance included newly elected member Kat Bierkens of Oregon. In the absence of President Margaret VanCamp, due to illness, VP Joan Chapin welcomed Kat to the board, and also recognized outgoing board member Bill O’Donnell for his time […]

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7th National BFL Show venue announced

January 22, 2017

The 7th National Bluefaced Leicester show has been set for June 22, 23 & 24th, 2018. The venue will be the Black sheep Gathering on the Lane County fairgrounds in Eugene Oregon. More information will be posted as details emerge. Please set aside this date, and make plans to join us in 2018!

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2017 membership dues

January 17, 2017

Don’t forget to pay your 2017 membership dues. They must be paid by March 1st to remain a member in good standing. Go to the membership tab above, print a workorder, write the check to BLU, and mail to the address on the form. Thank you!!

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2017 board meeting scheduled

January 17, 2017

The BLU board of directors will meet Thursday, January 19th at 7PM. Please contact any board member with ideas, concerns, topics that you would like discussed and acted upon. The board will be discussion plans for the 2018 National Show, as well as ideas to promote our youth membership.

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2016 Financial Report

January 13, 2017

The financial standing of the association is secure. Attached is our balance sheet and the statement of income and expenses for the year 2016. Dec2016YTDP&L Dec2016BalSht

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2016 Statistics

January 13, 2017

Our registry reports 401 registrations and 146 transfers in 2016

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Hello from Oregon

January 7, 2017

BLU board member Karen Szewc shares a photo of her flock enjoying the cold, snowy Oregon weather. Lots of big lamb bellies in the group.

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