September 3, 2004
September 3, 2004 -- The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Board of Directors has unanimously approved the 2004-2005 budgets to fund services, programs and operations of the national organization. Fifty-six certified voters were given the annual responsibility of reviewing and casting their votes for the next fiscal year budgets.
Three ballots were cast: (1) The first ballot was for the approval of the American Wool Trust budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2004, running through Sept. 30, 2005; (2) Secondly, approval was sought for the Fund II budget of ASI for the legislative and membership activities of the association as well as non-wool trust and association services; and (3) the final board vote was in regard to the dues assessment rate. It was recommended that the rate remain the same as the current year: 3 cents per stock sheep and $6 per member.
?It is encouraging to have unanimous approval on all three ballot items,? stated ASI Executive Director Peter Orwick. ?The board of directors publicly stamped their approval for continuing the crucial services and programs provided to the industry for the next fiscal year.?
Staff contact: Peter Orwick, ext. 33