Christmas Greetings from your President

Merry Christmas to our Members and Future Members:               

            Good Day Canadian Dorper Sheep Association (CDSA) members, future members and interested web-surfers. As your president for the next two years, I would like to welcome you to our web-site and provide you with some recent news for our association. A few notable positive changes are listed below.

             Our volunteer board and membership have recently sent to print a new CDSA bi-lingual brochure, to promote our association and our breed and will be available to members in the coming months.

            We continue to improve our web-site by receiving your comments and making changes as we feel are beneficial, sustainable and affordable. The board has agreed to provide an honorarium to our web-site administrator to reflect our appreciation for her work on our behalf.

            Our Treasurer is reporting on budget items so that the board is more fiscally aware of commitments and demands on our resources as they are received. 

            We have implemented, a policy that all communication to our Assoc. be received by our Secretary, to ensure the board of directors can approve all opportunities effectively and equally.

            We have determined that all communication with the CDSA be directed through the secretary and be addressed to and from the board of the CDSA..

            We are requesting that the Canadian Sheep Breeders Assoc. (CSBA) recognize the CDSA as the national representative Assoc for all Dorper Breeders in Canada.

            At the Dec. Board meeting we have decided to reduce our membership fees to $25.00, as an incentive to breeders to join the CDSA. As the Registration of Dorpers in Canada increases the check off collected increases as well providing for added revenue.  Thank you and keep up the good work. Dorpers are growing in Canada.

            We also have begun planning the next International Dorper Inspector visit to Canada for 2017 with a planned Canadian Dorper National show and sale to be held in conjunction with the Canadian Classic in Saskatchewan that year. Members have requested the CDSA also plan to hold clinics and provide training to breeders on typing, as well as have Dorper Inspector classes held again in Canada. It is never too early to get involved in the planning of these events for your province or farm. Please let us know if you are interested in courses, clinics as well as the number of sheep you are considering having typed so that we can do some preliminary work on these plans.

Keep watching our Web-site, for changes and please take the time to add your comments.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
From the Board and Directors of the Canadian Dorper Sheep Association

Andrew Kuderewko
President CDSA