Memorial contributions received for Jersey youth funds and research
Memorial gifts were recently received by the American Jersey Cattle Association Educational, Youth Activities and Special Awards Fund, Jersey Youth Academy and the AJCC Research Foundation.
Gifts in memory of Donald S. Sherman, Hilmar, Calif., were received for the educational fund from Richard L. and Marilyn Hughes, Bodega, Calif.; Edwin R. and Cheryl F. Ettinger, Kinards, S.C.; David E. Parkinson, Sahuarita, Ariz.; the Dallam-Hartley Counties Historical Association, Dalhart, Texas; and David R. and Agnes D. Norman, Liberty, Penna.
The Normans also made a contribution in memory of Newell J. Mills, Fallon, Nev., recipient of both the AJCC Distinguished Service Award and the Master Breeder Award who passed away Dec. 10.
Contributions to the Vic Peterson Memorial Scholarship Fund and the AJCC Research Foundation in memory of Sandra Place, Perry, Mich., were received from members of the Michigan Jersey Cattle Club.
Lastly, William and Carolyn Ahlem, Hilmar, Calif., made a gift to Jersey Youth Academy in memory of Nanette Sherman-Taylor, Hilmar, Calif.
Contributions to these educational and research funds are exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information on contributing to these or other permanent funds managed by the American Jersey Cattle Association, contact the Development Department at 614-322-4456.
Organized in 1868, the American Jersey Cattle Association has sponsored educational programs and activities for young people interested in the Jersey breed since 1917. Junior members have the same registration privileges as Lifetime Members, and also the incentives of a comprehensive program leading to national recognition for their achievements with Jersey cattle. These programs include:
--Free membership in the association until the youth's 21st birthday;
--The National Jersey Youth Production Contest and Pot O'Gold Sale, which create incentives for keeping production and management records;
--The National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest, the ultimate recognition for Jersey youth between the ages of 16 and 20;
--National scholarships that help pay for hands-on work experiences and college educations;
--The All American Junior Jersey Show, providing the thrill of competition in the largest show of Registered Jerseys in the world and introductions to lifelong friends from across the United States; and
--Jersey Youth Academy, an intensive educational program to be held for the third time in 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.
For more information, contact the American Jersey Cattle Association by writing 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-2362, or visit its website at USJersey.com.