For some time, there has been some ambiguity regarding membership for non-USA residents. While our bylaws did not forbid it, they also did not specifically allow it. Over the past few months, a few Canadian residents have inquired about the issue.
The board of directors met on January 8th and approved to update our bylaws to specifically allow non-USA residents to join St. Croix Hair Sheep Breeders and enjoy all the benefits of membership. However, because we are a U.S.A. based organization, we determined it was best to limit leadership positions on the board to U.S. citizens. Please review the updated bylaws with changes in blue font.
It has taken a bit of time to work out the details with the Livestock Conservancy (TLC) as they manage all our registration processes now. TLC will send electronic documents to members outside the U.S.A. in lieu of paper documents due to increased postage costs. Non-USA resident members have the option to pay for postage to receive paper documents if they prefer.
This is an exciting development for our organization, and helps to position us in a manner that continues to preserve and promote the breed.