Special Announcement from the
American Milking Shorthorn Society
The American Milking Shorthorn Society (AMSS) board of directors unanimously voted Tuesday to cancel the 2020 AMSS National Convention to be held in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. The National Milking Shorthorn Sale will also be canceled.
Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the board of directors and the planning committee of the Wisconsin convention felt at this point in time, it is in the best interest of all parties to cancel this year’s convention to protect the health and safety of all of our members.
The Wisconsin Milking Shorthorn Breeders Association will continue working on details to host the 2021 National Convention in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Thank you to the Illinois Milking Shorthorn Society for allowing Wisconsin to host next year and accepting the 2022 convention.
The Executive Board will be working on details related to conducting the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Milking Shorthorn Society at a later date. More information will be shared with the membership soon.
AMSS BOARD CANDIDATE BIOS
Semen Available from National Office - Updated 04-28-2020
Junior Award Deadline Extended to June 1st!
Message from the Junior Society
The AMSJS will be taking applications for Queen, Rachel Surridge, Progressive Breeder and Keith King/ Cindy Climer Scholarships. In addition to this, the deadline will be extended to June 1, 2020. We will not be taking applications for the Australian Exchange. Moving forward applications will either be judged by anonymous panel or by Zoom Interviews. Also, the Junior board will need to elect a new Vice President, Secretary and Reporter. If interested me please contact, Jack Achen at 605.626.1434 or any other Junior board members. Stay safe!
AMSS Upcoming Deadlines
Membership Renewals - Memberships must be paid by MARCH 31 in order to receive a delegate ballot.
Membership must be paid 30 days prior to the date of the annual meeting on June 19 in order to have voting rights at the meeting. If you have not paid your membership, please contact the national office at 608.365.3332 to submit payment or send the payment to our office at 800 Pleasant St, Beloit WI 53511.
Memberships can still be paid, but you are not eligible to be a delegate for the national meeting!
A message to our Milking Shorthorn family and friends:
Considering the current COVID-19 situation, and with the goal of slowing community spread as encouraged by our local, state and federal government leaders, the American Milking Shorthorn Society will be altering our office hours indefinitely. We will continue to closely monitor the situation to determine a safe and acceptable date where we will return to normal business hours. Those operational updates will be communicated as we determine the appropriate course of action.
Our office staff will be working remotely and will be accessible to assist with your business needs. In the event your call is not answered, please leave a message and you will receive a response as soon as possible.
Emails during this time will be the best method of communication. We can be reached via emails at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, and our website and Facebook page is available 24/7.
Any changes in schedule will be shared with our members on our website and Facebook pages.
We recognize this is a very uncertain time, and we ask you to be patient as we pivot our services for the safety of our community. Your business is important to us, and we look forward to working with you.
At this time, the planning for the 2020 National Milking Shorthorn Convention and Sale will continue with hopes that we will all be together in Fort Atkinson Wisconsin June 17-20, 2020.
The National office will accept National Sale consignments. Forms are available on our website and on Facebook. If the sale is cancelled, entry fees for the sale consignments will be refunded.
Wisconsin will be accepting registrations for the convention activities. Those registration forms can be found under the National Convention tab on our website. The deadlines for both convention registrations and the National Junior Show are not until mid-May. Feel free to wait until we are closer to that date to submit information. This will hopefully give us time to make the decision that is best for everyone.
Award applications are available for both adult awards and junior awards. Many schools are closed so this will give our juniors ample time to fill out those applications.
Stay tuned for more information regarding the Convention and any of our activities. We will know more on this fluid situation in the next 30 days. We will notify the membership if there are any changes. Please look for information on our website and Facebook. There is no need to call the office asking for updates as we will post information as soon as we can!