2021 CSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING PRESS RELEASE
The 2021 Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) Annual General Meeting was held July 24th via Zoom webinar and covered the business of the CSA for the 2019 and 2020 fiscal years.
The meeting was broadcast live from the CSA office in Calgary and chaired by CSA Past-President Garth Rancier. When opening the meeting Rancier stated "Although this is a different reporting process again this year without being able to meet face to face, that being able to provide an update to our membership was necessary. More importantly, Simmental is continuing to thrive and it's a great time for the breed in Canada." This statement was reaffirmed with reporting of an increase of business and activity, as well as another very strong year financially for the CSA, positioning it as one of the leaders in the Canadian beef cattle seed-stock sector.
A Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) update was provided by its President Gracie Falconer, and the CSA AGM was paused midway so the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation (FCSF) President, Ken Lewis could conduct that AGM and provide a review of the Foundation's 2019 and 2020 operations. Ken thanked the FCSF board of directors for their contributions over the past year.
The CSA AGM then resumed and retiring directors Garth Rancier and Francis Gagnon were thanked for their years of dedication and commitment to the CSA. The 2021-2022 CSA Board of Directors welcomes newly elected directors Ben Farrant, Lousana, AB, and Scott Matthews, North Hatley QC, who join Jennie Mutch, Vernon, PEI, Bill Biglieni, Douglas, MB, Blair McIntosh, Maymont, SK, and Roger Deeg, Strathmore AB. The new CSA executive committee is comprised of President Marlin Leblanc, Estevan, SK , 1st Vice President Shane Williams, East Garafraxa and returning director Byron Johnson, Amisk Alberta was elected 2nd Vice President. .
CSA President Marlin LeBlanc stated that “the CSA along with the Manitoba Simmental Association are looking forward to hosting the 2022 CSA National Convention, YCSA National Classic show and FCSF Fundraising Auction in Portage La Prairie July 21-24, 2022. It will be a great event and we know the Manitoba Simmental Association will be tremendous hosts so we invite everyone to join us”