American Angus Association® to Host Annual Meeting

Make plans to attend Angus events this fall in Louisville, Ky.

The American Angus Association will host its 127th Annual Convention of Delegates and related Angus activities in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE), Nov. 13-16, in Louisville, Ky.

Hundreds of Association members and Angus enthusiasts will attend the event, which includes the Annual Meeting, educational sessions, social events and a 2010 Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show — also designated the 2011 National Angus Show.

The Angus show schedule will differ slightly from past schedules. The junior show will take place Sunday, Nov. 14; the ROV bulls will show Monday, Nov. 15; and all ROV females, including cow calf pairs, will show on Tues., Nov. 16. Jeff Dameron, Normal, Ill., will judge the show.

All shows begin at 8 a.m. in the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC) Freedom Hall. (NAILE show entries are due Oct. 1. Call 502-595-3166 or visit www.livestockexpo.org for more information.)

The Annual Meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in the KFEC South Wing C. Elected delegates from across the United States and Canada will meet to conduct the business of the Association, including the election of officers and five new Board directors. The meeting is open to all members, who will hear fiscal year reports of the Association and its entities — Angus Foundation, Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB), Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), and Angus Productions Inc. (API).

The Annual Banquet will take place Monday evening at the Crowne Plaza, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. with a meal featuring Certified Angus Beef.® Visit the registration desk to purchase tickets to the event. Honorary Angus Foundation inductees will be honored during the banquet, and the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) Outstanding Leadership Award winner will be recognized. ROV Show Heifer, Show Bull and Breeder of the Year award winners will also be honored.

The Crowne Plaza, formerly the Executive West, will serve as Angus headquarters for the Annual Meeting and all related events. A block of rooms at the hotel are reserved for delegates, alternates, and Association officers and directors. Two alternate hotel blocks are available for other Association members at competitive rates and within walking distance to the Crowne Plaza — the Springhill Suites and the Hampton Inn. Be sure to ask for the Angus block when calling to get the negotiated rate.

Springhill Suites, 502-366-8100

Hampton Inn, 502-366-8100

Comfort Inn & Suites, 502-375-2233

Courtyard by Marriott, 502-368-5678

Residence Inn by Marriott, 502-363-8800

Howard Johnson’s Express Inn, 502-363-9952

In addition, the Angus Foundation will host its biennial fundraising gala scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Triple Crown Room of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

“BLACKONTRACK! Angus Magic at Churchill Downs” will feature exquisite cuisine, auctions and premier horse racing. Contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or visit www.angusfoundation.org for more information or to purchase tickets to the $100-per-person, limited-seating event benefiting the Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus.

A tentative schedule follows:

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2010 North American/Annual Meeting Schedule

All Rooms at Crowne Plaza are Tentative

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13

8 - 10 a.m. Angus Cattle Check in — KFEC

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Angus Registration Desk Open — Crowne Plaza – Lobby

1 - 6 p.m. Holiday Room Open — Crowne Plaza – Elliott Room

3 p.m. American Angus Auxiliary Annual Meeting — Crowne Plaza – Room TBD

6 p.m. BLACKONTRACK! Angus Magic at Churchill Downs — Churchill Downs, (Ticketed Event)

SUNDAY, NOVEMER 14

7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Angus Registration Desk Open — Crowne Plaza - Lobby

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Holiday Room Open — Crowne Plaza – Elliott Room

8 a.m. Junior Heifer Show — KFEC Freedom Hall (Breed order to be announced)

8 a.m. American Angus Auxiliary Breakfast — Crowne Plaza - Crowne B & C Rooms

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Angus Education Center — KFEC South Wing C – Room 201

1 p.m. Open Meeting - Board Candidates & Information Forum — KFEC South Wing C - Room 202, 203, 204

4:30 - 6 p.m. AIMS Workshop — Crowne Plaza – Room TBD

5 - 6 p.m. Past Directors’ Reception — Crowne Plaza – Room TBD

5 - 6 p.m. BLI Alumni Reception — Crowne Plaza – Room TBD

6 - 8 p.m. Angus Reception — Crowne Plaza – Crowne B & C

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15

7 - 10 a.m. Angus Registration Desk Open — Crowne Plaza - Lobby

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Holiday Room Open — Crowne Plaza – Elliott Room

8 a.m. Judge Open Angus Bulls – Jeff Dameron — KFEC Freedom Hall

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Angus Education Center — KFEC South Wing C – Room 201

1 p.m. 127th Annual Meeting of Delegates — KFEC South Wing C, Rooms 201-204

6 - 7 p.m. Social — Crowne Plaza – Crowne Hall

7 p.m. Angus Awards Banquet Featuring Certified Angus Beef® — Crowne Plaza – Crowne Ballroom

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

8 a.m. Judge Open Angus Females & Cow-Calf Pairs – Jeff Dameron — KFEC Freedom Hall

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