IYAK NEWSLETTER: December 3, 2018

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Board of Directors Election December 4, 2018

Online voting for the open Board of Directors positions will begin December 3, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. Central Standard Time and will close at 11:55 p.m. on December 4, 2018 Central Standard Time.  

On December 3, 2018, IYAK members will receive an email with a link to the online voting service, Election Buddy. 
If you do not see your ballot on December 4, 2018, please check your junk mail. 


NWSS Volunteers Welcomed!

There are many ways to help out at NWSS.  If you have a few minutes or can dedicate a few hours, IYAK has opportunities for you to volunteer.  From helping with the always entertaining Halter Show, assisting the Judges or just spending time in the IYAK Tent meeting and greeting IYAK members and folks who want to yak about yaks - opportunities abound!  Please contact our IYAK President Stephanie David if you want to help out.  Her e-mail is: president@iyak.org.   


Discounted Room Block at Embassy Suites Releases on December 24, 2018

The discounted room block at Embassy Suites for the National Western Stock Show will remain open until December 24, 2018.  Don't miss out on an opportunity to get your rooms for NWSS at the discounted rate.  Make your reservations now!  Embassy Suites Denver Stapleton phone number is (303) 375-0400. Mention the International Yak Association block reservation.  


NWSS Registration for Classes and Pen Show Link Available on December 4, 2018

The links to register yaks for the NWSS will be available on December 4, 2018 on the IYAK.org website.  Yaks can be registered for the Pen Show, Fiber Class and the Halter Show Classes there as well.  

NWSS Sponsorship Link Available December 8, 2018

The link to sign up for sponsorships for NWSS will open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018.  The link will be available on the IYAK website.  There are a limited number of some sponsorship levels.  Sign in early to make sure that you get the level that you want.  This year, there are 8 levels of sponsorship available.  

NWSS Show Schedule and Registration Deadlines

Tuesday December 4, 2018

Stock Show registration link available on IYAK.org website

Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet registration link available on IYAK.org website

Thursday January 10, 2019

Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet registration closes

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Stock Show registration closes

Wednesday January 23, 2019

Check in begins at Noon 

Thursday January 24, 2019 

Fiber Show Judging begins at 11:00 a.m.
Pen Show Judging begins at 1:00 p.m.

Friday January 25, 2019

Seminars begin at 9:00 a.m. at Livestock Center Auction Arena
Membership Banquet and Annual Meeting at Embassy Suites Hotel  

Saturday January 26, 2019

Halter Show starts at 12:00 p.m. at Stock Yards Arena

Entry Fees Set for 2019

Pen fee is $30.00 per animal

Entry fee  for classes is $10.00 per animal per class

If you are new to the Stock Show and have questions, feel free to contact Stephanie David at president@iyak.org or Claire Roberts at Secretary@iyak.org .  

Late Registration of Yaks for NWSS

If you have an animal that you want to show at NWSS, but have not yet submitted the hair sample for registration, there still may be time.  The IYAK Registrar reports that she will do everything possible to see that the registrations are processed in time;, but, because of the short time frame, there are no guarantees.  If you have any questions about this, please contact the Registrar, Claire Roberts, at registrar@iyak.org or Stephanie David at president@iyak.org.   


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