Illinois Simmental Associations(ISA and IJSA) Make Plans for Hosting
the 2014 AJSA Simmental Classic
AJSA 2014 National Classic Sponsorship Packages
2014 National AJSA Classic XXXIV Schedule
We are making great progress on our preparations to host the 2014 Classic! Here are some updates and items of interest to note:
-ISA and IJSA officially invited the over 900 attendees of the 2013 Classic during the Banquet to attend the 2014 Classic as a joint function with AJSA and the Simmental Breeders Sweepstakes
-Our thanks goes out to the Finance Committee and in particular Stan Tarr and Roger Allen for their dedicated work at securing 6 sensational females for the SimSational Six Raffle. Who wouldn't buy that raffle!
-November/December, 2013- Curt is making conference calls with each committee to discuss planning and next steps. If your committee has not had a call, those calls are being arranged over the coming weeks.
-The Food and Catering and Hospitality Committees are working with the Kentucky Expostion Center's official caterer Center Plate, on a proposed menu for 2014.
-Cindy Brown will be offering portraits which ISA is auctioning at National Sales as well the 2014 AJSA Classic
-IJSA Freezer Beef Sales have been active with the sales from the second beef beginning soon
-Kaylie Huizinga and Leslie Walker as well as other Juniors have been aggressively selling SimSational Six Tickets at the Sweepstakes and Wisconsin Beef Expo. Thanks Kaylie and Leslie!!
-Donations from Illinois Simmental Auctions are coming in. Our thanks goes out to Bob Dwyer, The Illini Elite Group, The Land of Lincoln Group, Mark and Jame Krieger, for their generous donations as well as our thanks for upcoming sales planning or considering a 2014 Classic Donation.
-The Finance and Show Committees are meeting with the Sweepstakes Board during the 2013
-Schick Cattle Company will be donating a pregnancy in the SimMagic On Ice Sale, 2014 NWSS-Denver. Thank you Chris and Lacey!
-Tony Drach, ISA President, is coordinating ISA auction items for upcoming national sales-Louisville, Denver, and Fort Worth.
-Joy Drach and the Finance Committee are currently making industry and breed representation contacts regarding sponsorships.
-Room reservations can now be made at our Classic Headquarters, the Crowne Plaza in Louisville, KY for the week of July 13-20. The hotel front desk phone number is 502-367-2251 and you should ask for the room block of “AJSA Classic” with a negotiated room rate of $99. I suggest that if you plan to be in Louisville that you make your reservation in the next few days as in the near future ASA will be making the Headquarters announcement nationally and we certainly would like to have all of you at the Crowne if possible.