The Stud Merino Breeders Association of WA (SMBAWA) is run by a voluntary committee comprising four nominated past presidents and sixteen elected members. The elected term is two years, rotating eight members each year. The president is re-elected annually for no more than two years in succession.
Sub-committees dealing with special interest matters are convened yearly and committee members are currently serving on the following:
- Promotional Activities
- Shows, Sales & Tagging
The committee generally meets in February, March, June and October.
Day to day running of the SMBAWA is conducted by the Executive Officer, Ms Gina Lowrie, in close liaison with the Executive comprising the President, Vice President and Immediate Past President.
Merino House, Gate 1, Showgrounds, Graylands Avenue, Claremont.
PO Box 135
Claremont WA 6910
Tel: (08) 9384 6466
Fax: (08) 9384 2606
Tuesday to Thursday, 9am - 5pm
The Executive Officer and committee members liaise on behalf of the SMBAWA with other sheep and wool industry groups, federal and state governments and their departments, scientific bodies, educational institutions, and the international community.
Annual General Meeting
ALL MEMBERS are welcome and encouraged to attend the AGM which is held in Perth during March/April. Details and invitations are forwarded by post.
Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders
The Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders (AASMB) is located at 55 Buccleugh Street Drysdale, Victoria 3222
PO Box 258
Drysdale VICTORIA 3222
Tel: 0417 561 983
Fax: (02) 9763 1878
Each State Association is a member of the AASMB and each State contributes on a pro rata basis toward the financing of the national body.
Delegates from each State attend two meetings a year. One meeting is conducted in Adelaide during the Royal Show and the other at a designated state venue.
The AASMB represents the interests of the national stud merino industry, particularly focusing on export issues, quarantine procedures, live sheep exports, the activities of the Statutory Wool Authorities and their associated wool marketing functions, as well as government initiatives related to drought relief procedures, transport regulations and costs, and a range of other government requirements and regulations.
The AASMB is staffed by the Executive Officer and Flock Registrar, Ms Marion Gibbins.