Strategic Planning: Regional Engagement Sessions – We Want to Hear from You!
Your Canadian Angus Association is entering an exciting period of strategic planning for both short- and long-range outcomes. We need your input to ensure the goals of your Association are aligned with the goals of you, our members.
Strategic planning is the process an organization takes to develop a plan for achieving its overall long-term organizational goals. In other words, strategic planning is to a business what a map is to a truck driver; it’ll help define what routes to take to get to where we want to go.
There is no one model of strategic planning; however the process should include answers to the following questions:
• Where are we now?
• Where do we want to go?
• How will we get there?
To find the answers to these questions, the strategic planning process is designed to be collaborative between the Canadian Angus Association, our members, and various stakeholders.
This fall, we will be in your area to host the regional Canadian Angus member engagement sessions as part of our strategic planning process. You are invited to attend these sessions, participate, and provide your vision for the future of Canadian Angus. In addition, we need to hear from key stakeholders in your local community, and who better to invite than your best bull buyer? We will have a breakout session specifically for commercial producers so they can share their thoughts on our current and future position.
The schedule for the Regional Engagement Sessions is as follows:
|British Columbia||Armstrong, BC||September 3||3pm – 7pm||The Anchor Neighbourhood Inn & Pub|
|Alberta||Calgary, AB||September 27||11am – 4pm||Angus Central|
|Maritimes||Amherst, NS||October 1||2:30pm – 7:30pm||Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre (CCUBIC)|
|Ontario and Quebec||Carp, ON (Ottawa Valley)||October 2||4pm – 9pm||Huntley Community Centre|
|Ontario||Orangeville, ON||October 4||11am – 4pm||Best Western|
|Manitoba||Brandon, MB||October 5||9am – 2pm||Victoria Inn & Convention Centre|
|Quebec||Victoriaville, QC||October 6||4pm – 9pm||Parc de l’Exposition Agriciole
(Note: coincides with Expo Boeuf)
|Saskatchewan||Regina, SK||October 11||3:30pm – 8:30pm||Evraz Place|
|Saskatchewan and Alberta||Lloydminster, SK/AB||October 18||4pm – 9pm||Royal Hotel|
Note: Additional sessions may be planned as required; please check back for most current schedule.
As an organization that works tirelessly to create value for its members, develop the Angus breed, and provide valuable and innovative services, we deeply value our members’ feedback and look forward to hearing all that you have to say. This event is open to all CAA members, so regardless of your registered Angus herd size we encourage your participation and look forward to your input on our collective future. Please watch your inbox or mailbox for more information and your invitation. The most current details will be posted on our social media platforms as well as updated on this webpage, so please check back regularly.
If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Koning, Member Value Team Leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (587) 230-3520.
Message from your Canadian Angus Association Board of Directors regarding the Angus Cow Enrollement (ACE) program
Good day, fellow Canadian Angus Association member:
Thank you for your interest and engagement regarding the new CAA Angus Cow Enrollment (ACE) program announced last fall. We appreciate your letters, e-mails, telephone calls, texts and personal conversations.
At our Board meeting this week, we decided to keep in effect the existing Fee Schedule (implemented on January 1st, 2015).
We are further pleased to let you know that ACE will come into effect on January 1st, 2018… as a VOLUNTARY program.
The opportunity to enroll your cow herd in “ACE” will be a new addition to the Fee Schedule at the rate of $65/cow.
All members will receive information throughout this year regarding the ACE program so you can choose to take advantage of this exciting and optional new initiative.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Canadian Angus Board of Directors or our Chief Executive Officer Rob Smith.
Again, thank you very much. And may your calving and bull sale season be successful.
Your Canadian Angus Association Board of Directors