Your SCHSB Board of Directors has been hard at work these last few months to create a new face for the organization. We have a new registrar, logo, website, forms, phone number, and social media channel.
New Registrar & Updated Forms
When GLM announced they will be closing at the end of 2023, the Board had to work quickly to find a new service provider. We are pleased to announce that we selected The Livestock Conservancy (TLC) as our new registrar. TLC uses the Grassroots Systems software and supports to manage all our data.
Members will receive packets in the mail and via email within the next 14 days with instructions for logging onto and using the Grassroots system, and copies of all our updated forms. You will notice that the board increased membership dues to $25 and registrations/transfers to $8. These increases are necessary for the financial stability of the organization.
Face Lift for the Website
The Board has discussed updating the website for at least two years. Because our web admin would need to update all our links to the registry and adjust several related pages, the Board decided it was time to move forward with a new website. We secured services with Dream Catcher Connect in Charleston, WV, who will now serve as our web admin. The new site is clean, modern, easy to navigate on mobile devices, and will include timely news and events.
We also felt that this was the perfect time to update our logo. We chose to do this for several reasons. First, doing so will help people more easily discern between SCHSB and SCHSIA. The two logos were very similar and this added to confusion about which organization was which. Second, our previous logo was outdated. It was time to create something that is fresh and more adaptable to various uses. Finally, we could find no high-resolution version of the old logo, which prevented us from creating various print products, such as banners, shirts, posters, etc.
We feel the new logo is an excellent representation of our organization. It highlights our breed’s majestic ram while honoring the maternal traits our ewes offer that are the backbone of the breed. The colors signify the unique, American history of the breed.
New Ways to Communicate with Us
We have obtained a permanent, official phone number for SCHSB. That number is (458) 240-3499. Callers are asked to state their name before being routed to our secretary or designee. The secretary can access any voicemails you leave and can also interact with you via text message using the same number.
Finally, we have created a X (Twitter) profile for SCHSB. If you use X (Twitter), we hope that you will find us @SCHSBInc and follow our channel for news and updates. Our community of breeders has always engaged in lively discussions about our sheep, and it’s important that we facilitate communication on multiple platforms.