We hope that this finds you well and the new year is off to a good start for you and yours.

Firstly, a big thank you to every one of you! Not only for your membership but your support and input to date. Without you, VBSSUK would not be able to operate and you have made the first year a successful one. It is hugely appreciated and VBSSUK is where it is because of you. So a very big heartfelt thank you!

We hope that you will continue your membership and help to make VBSSUK grow strength to strength.

VBSSUK is still very much in the early stages and there is much work to be done over the coming year. Some items on the ticklist for this year are listed below. But - what do you want to see happen also? Your ideas and input are always welcomed. Please get in touch with any ideas you may have.

In 2017, we aim to:
•Produce a newsletter
•Blacknose Beauties 2017 Show & Sale
•Have a presence at other main shows (Yorkshire, Royal Welsh, Royal Highland, Royal Three Counties - all TBC)
•Management committee elected
•Show subcommittee formed
•Improve the website and information available
•Improve in ways to showcase members
•Online shop
•Explore opportunities to get VB classes introduced at shows throughout UK

VBSSUK membership renewals are due before 31st January 2017. Renewal fees are as follows:
•Gold: £100
•Silver: £60
•Bronze: £30

Payments can be made by the following:

1. Bank Transfer:

Bank Account: 40589568
Sort Code: 772918

Reference: Member2017

2. Cheque

Payable To: Valais Blacknose Sheep Society UK

Postal Address: Valais Blacknose Sheep Society UK, Prendwick Farm, Whittingham, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 4UZ

We hope that you continue your membership with VBSSUK and look forward to working together making this another successful year for the breed.

Best wishes

Valais Blacknose Sheep Society UK

Website: http://valaisblacknosesheepsociety.co.uk

Email: info@valaisblacknosesheepsociety.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Valaisblacknosesheepsociety/