December 2017
Merry Christmas from Darryl, Denise, Eli & Addy Rice
This will officially be my last Enews to the Alberta Angus Association. On November 30, Olds Regional Exhibition (ORE) served its last day as Office Administrator for Alberta Angus Association. On behalf of ORE, I would like to thank the Alberta Angus Association for the opportunity to provide administrative services for the past ten years. From the early days of Autumn Angus Legacy Weekend, and kicking off our administration involvement with Summer Sizzler, to the once in a lifetime excitement of World Angus Forum 2009, ORE is proud of our association with the beef industry's leading provincial membership organization. 

Personally, I would like to thank each board member that I was able to work with over the years. I thank you for the knowledge that you shared to this 'commercial girl' learning the ropes of the purebred industry. I have a great respect for the efforts that each producer puts into their operation to improve the quality of cattle offered not only to the purebred sector but as it relates to the commercial industry as well.  I have truly enjoyed my time with AAA and have created many great friends within the fraternity. I look forward to seeing you down the trail as I continue my role with Olds Regional Exhibition as Facilities Bookings Coordinator/Financial Controller and wish you all the best with the exciting initiatives that Angus will bring to the beef industry! 

May this holiday season be a wonderful one for you and your family!
Denise Rice
Alberta Angus Association is pleased to introduce and welcome the new interim Office Administrator for the Association, Susanne Fankhanel! 

Many of you will recognize Susanne who also serves as the Administration contact for the Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society. 

Susanne and her husband run a commercial cattle ranch with Hereford/Angus cattle and also have ranch Quarter Horses. Since 2015 their daughter Shana Lee has been involved with the Red Angus starting with a Purebred heifer that was graciously gifted from Vikse Family Farm.  Since then it has been Angus shows and events to promote her new purebred business. 
"I am excited to be involved in the Angus family and being part of the Alberta Angus Association will bring it one step closer.  I look forward to working with the membership and meeting everyone at the Provincial events. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and the Best in the New Year!!"

Watch for the booth at these upcoming events!

New Website for Alberta Angus Association!  Check it out here !

Click here to send important dates in for the calendar! 

Gold Show Results
AAA Show Committee would like to thank everyone who exhibited at the Gold Shows this fall! Thank you to our sponsors of both the Funny Money Casino Exhibitor Social at Old Fall Classic as well as our National Gold Show Sponsors at Farmfair International! The Exhibitor Socials were both well received at Olds and Edmonton, thank you to those who donated items for the silent and live auctions and to those who did some shopping while there! The Show Committee is excited to start planning for 2018!

National Gold Show Black Angus Results (Farmfair International)
National Gold Show Red Angus Results (Farmfair International)

The 2017 SAAC AGM and Christmas banquet  held on Dec. 7th was a full house, an informative night, a fantastic meal and a great social evening. Thanks to all that supported the silent auction in any way to make it the success and entertainment it was. 

Congratulations to Carol High and George Baxter as the winners of the draws for the 2018 SAAC Golf Scramble entries.

Also, congratulations to Jaola Farm & Ranch from Granum as the winner of the $1000 credit
towards the purchase of a registered Angus animal in 2018 from a 2017 SAAC member!

Next stop we hope to see you all at the Medicine Hat Pen Show December 15 & 16th.  Check out the Angus booth and have a visit with all the exhibitors.

Merry Christmas to all !
SAAC Board
Angus Central Closures
Angus Central will be closed on the following days to celebrate Christmas and New Year's:
Friday, December 22
Monday, December 25
Tuesday, December 26
Monday, January 1
Watch your mailboxes
Watch your inboxes and mailboxes in mid-December for your annual membership renewal and herd inventory package. If you have enrolled in the ACE program, you will continue to receive a membership renewal package. We still need you to verify that the information we have on record is accurate. The package contains information for all members, so please be sure to open it and respond quickly.

Upcoming Events
As part of the Mentorship Program, Canadian Angus will be hosting a session on
Farm Safety and Emergency Planning as presented by Brad Andres, Director of Emergency Management Services with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. The session will be held at Angus Central on Wednesday January 10, 2018 from 8-11am. Please RVSP to Alex Shuttleworth, at
or 403-537-5608. This event is free to members. Coffee/tea and a light snack will be provided.

The deadline to submit your story is April 30, 2018.
Complete your history online here!
Send a JUNIOR to GOAL!!!
The Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders (GOAL) Conference promotes leadership skills within the Angus breed. Junior members from all over the nation attend this three-day event that is held in different locations each year. During GOAL the juniors hear from motivational and educational speakers, participate in workshops, get involved in teamwork activities and develop beef and industry knowledge. Juniors are also given the opportunity to network and socialize with fellow Junior Angus members.

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