2018 SAASE Convention

Welcome to Weyburn 2018 – SAASE Annual Convention

2017 has come and gone, and this is hoping that it was a great year. There continue to be many opportunities in rural Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan’s Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions continue to play a part as leaders in communities across Saskatchewan. There are tremendous opportunities for all of us to better market our events, as well as partner with new groups. The whole key is that we never stop learning what we can do to make our agricultural societies, events and communities better. Join us in Weyburn February 23rd and 24th for what promises to be a weekend of great workshops and excellent networking. 

  • Preconvention Workshops. There will be 3 separate workshops that will be available to our registered delegates on Friday February 15. There will be a Serve it Right Saskatchewan workshop, Building a Social Media Campaign for your event workshop and a bylaws/board procedures workshop. The workshops are free, but you must preregister for them. The Serve it Right Saskatchewan workshop is limited to the first 20 delegates registering – with a maximum of 1 delegate being able to register from each Agricultural Society.
  • Nomination for Election to the Board. Election of Directors to the Board will take place at the convention. There are three positions eligible for election each year. Each society, being a member in good standing with SAASE, is eligible to nominate a candidate for election to the Board. Biographical sketches of those whose nomination is received at SAASE Office by February 15 will be included in the convention handouts. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor of the meeting. Early, written nominations assist the nominating committee in knowing how many nominees they must seek prior to the annual meeting in order that there is a full slate of officers. Your society secretary has the nomination forms.
  • Nomination for Election to the Board. Election of Directors to the Board will take place at the convention. There are three positions eligible for election each year. Each society, being a member in good standing with SAASE, is eligible to nominate a candidate for election to the Board. Biographical sketches of those whose nomination is received at SAASE Office by February 11 will be included in the convention handouts. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor of the meeting. Early, written nominations assist the nominating committee in knowing how many nominees they must seek prior to the annual meeting in order that there is a full slate of officers. Your society secretary has the nomination forms.
  • Who can vote at the AGM? Only members in good standing are eligible to vote. Each Member Society can appoint ONE voting delegate. Voting delegates will receive their voting cards at the convention.
  • Come for the boost! One of the greatest rewards of attending a convention is the new friends you will make and the friendships you will renew. As volunteers sometimes our batteries run down and the SAASE Convention can be a real boost to the system.
  • Enjoy the hospitality of Weyburn! The Weyburn Agricultural Society will be rolling out the welcome mat.

This Year’s Great Convention Deal

Bring someone from your agricultural society that has never been to the SAASE convention before and that person’s registration is free. Friday Preconvention Workshops – Free to delegates, but you must register.

Convention Information:

  • Date: February 23th and 24th, 2018
  • Place: All Sessions and meals to take place at the Royal Canadian Legion – 150 3rd St. NE
  • Host: Weyburn Agricultural Society
  • Accommodation: Our host hotel this year is the Weyburn Microtel - 88 Grace St, Weyburn, SK S4H 3N9. The rate for the rooms is $119 per night + taxes and you must book your room by January 21, 2018. The phone number is (306) 842-5700.
  • Convention Registration Fee: $90 payable to SAASE. Fees are fully refundable with 2 weeks prior notification of non-attendance.
  • Fee Includes: Friday Workshops, Friday night supper and social, Saturday Breakfast and Awards Luncheon, refreshment breaks, and session handouts.
  • Early Registration: Delegates whose registration and fees are postmarked prior to February 3rd are eligible for the discounted registration fee of $75.
  • Serve it Right Saskatchewan: The workshop includes lunch and is free, but you must register to attend. Fill out the Serve it Right Saskatchewan registration form in this package and return it to the SAASE office. 
  • Building a Social Media Campaign for your event: The workshop includes lunch and is free. Fill out the Social Media Campaign registration form in this package and return it to the SAASE office.
  • Bylaws/Board Procedures: This workshop includes lunch and is free. Fill out the Bylaws/Board Procedures registration form in this package and return it to the SAASE office.
  • Silent Auction: All participants are invited to donate items for the silent auction. Suggested minimum value - $25.00. Bring your article to registration. Remember all funds raised will support the SAASE/Clark and Anne Lewis Memorial Scholarship fund.
  • Awards Luncheon: Extra Luncheon tickets for guests are available by prior purchase for $25. Those ordered from SAASE Office 306 565-2121 by February 15th are guaranteed. A limited number of tickets may be available at registration desk.
  • 2020 Invitation: The SAASE 2019 Annual convention will be taking place in Prince Albert. SAASE will be looking for a location for the 2020 Annual Convention. Have your “pitch man” primed to win over the crowd. Should more than one invitation be received, delegates will vote on their choice. Those wishing to present a bid should contact Glen at the SAASE office before February 15. If you want more information about what hosting involves, call Glen. 

For more information about the 2018 Convention, click here!

 

Click here to register for the 2018 Convention.

Click here to download the 2018 Convention Schedule.

Click here to download the 2018 Hotel Information.