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!!
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.
Our registry reports 401 registrations and 146 transfers in 2016
The BLU board election is completed. Our President is Margaret VanCamp of Michigan, beginning her second term on January 1st. Rose Schmidt- Landin(Wisconsin) and Karen Szewc(Oregon) were re-elected to their second terms on the board. Elected to her first term is Kat Bierkens of Oregon. Please join me in congratulating them. The first board meeting of 2017 is scheduled for early January. Please contact any board member if you have an item for the agenda.
Deadline to submit resumes to run for President or 3 board positions is OCTOBER 25th ***
Send resume to BLU breed secretary at 44011 County Rd 23, Coshocton, OH 43812, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Timeline for Election:
October 25th – Last day to receive resumes for candidacies. Resumes will be posted on the BLU website during the election.
Nov. 1st – Election Supervisor will mail ballots to all BLU full members paid as of October 1, 2016.
Dec. 1st – Deadline for ballots to be returned to Election Supervisor.
Dec. 5th – Election Supervisor will count ballots and report to BLU president.
Dec. 6th – President to contact all candidates with results, and post on website.
***Check by-laws for eligibility rules and position descriptions
Here are the June year to date income and expenses. We still have a few members who have not paid their 2016 dues. Remember they must be paid by October 1st to be able to vote in the fall election.
The 6th Bluefaced Leceister National Show will be held during the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on May 7 & 8, 2016. The sheep show will be on Saturday, May 7th. There will be separate classes for white and natural colored, with special awards given. A list of these classes can be found under the About tab, National Show information above.
There will be special awards for the Champion BFL Fleece and Champion BFL Skein
Plans for special fiber demonstrations are also being made.
The banquet will be at the Timbuktu Restaurant, 1726 Dorsey Rd, Hanover, MD. They have a great menu, and I’m told “anything crab” is excellent!
The show committee has reserved 10 rooms with the Courtyard Columbia Hotel for the use of members attending the show events. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bwicl-courtyard-columbia/ These rooms are $89 and will be held until April 15th, so please get your reservations in asap. PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW TO BE SURE TO GET THE REDUCED RATE!
Please have the guests in your group directly call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 321-2211 or (410) 290-0002 on or before Friday, April 15, 2016, (the “Cut Off Date”) to make their sleeping room reservations. Please advise guests to identify themselves as part of the BFLS Show Room Block May2016 group staying at the Courtyard Columbia, located at 8910 Stanford Boulevard, Columbia, MD 21045-5805.