Boardelection 2019 - Western Europe Working Australian Shepherd Club e.V.

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Boardelection 2019

The Club
2019 is election year

This year, the election of the WEWASC e.V. Board will take place on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting on November 30th in Hösbach.

The election committee was appointed on May 22, 2019:

Alexandra Büttner (as chairman)
Roland Hofeneder
Susanne Schwarzmann

We would like to ask the candidates to submit their applications for the Board mandates of WEWASC e.V. up to and including 30.07. 2019 to the electoral committee.
Please send applications for a position to Alexandra Büttner: E-Mail

Already in the last years it was possible, that each member could be proposed by the proposal of other members for the candidature of a board mandate.
Here is also the deadline until 30.07.2019
Please send nominations to Alexandra Büttner: E-Mail
Candidates for the WEWASC e.V. Boardelection 2019
Sandra Zilch
I am an WEWASC e.V. member since 2003, ASCA inc. member since 1999. My first position in this club has been Vice President. Since then I have served as President. Together with my husband Lorenz, I run a farm in Germany with Charolais cow/calf operation, sheep, horse boarding and training and dog training and breeding under the name „S Bar L“. I have been a member of ASCA´s Stockdog Committee and the DNA Committee.
I am an ASCA Stockdog Judge since 2018.
Should anyone of you have some questions, please feel free to contact me:  or +49 6021 69689 or +49 160 6116532.

Vice President:
Susanne Schwarzmann

My friend, Roland and I live in Austria to be exact in the south of NÖ.
We have been working intensely with dogs since 1996 and since a short time our dream of our own
flock of sheep comes true.
Currently we have seven Australian Shepherds and one poodle. Besides our sporting ambitions we
have been based a small Australian Shepherd breeding in Austria.
We work with our dogs in the areas, Agility, Herding and Obedience. You can find us on various trials
and agility competitions in whole Europe at regular intervals. Besides our starts on all this
competition we visit regularly herding and agility seminars at home and abroad. We organize
herding seminar at regular intervals and we will try to get further seminars on our place with wellknown

Affiliate Representative:
Kay Pieper
My name is Kay Pieper. I apply for the job of an Affiliate Representative in the WEWASC board.

I live and work as a Veterinarian in the countryside near Cologne, Germany. Dogs are an important part of my live since I was a little boy. Working stock with my dogs gives me one of the most fascinating experiences of cooperation humans can have with animals.

I am a member of WEWASC and ASCA for 15 years now, because there our working Aussies are supported best.

In my opinion, trials and other Aussie herding events are important to strengthen the working abilities of our breed. I work in the WEWASC Farmtrialcomitee since its beginning, to make Aussie trials attractive for all Aussie herding enthusiasts.

With my participation on the WEWASC board I want to help, giving our working dogs a better standing in Europe. Furthermore my interest, mainly jobwise, is to work for the preservation and consolidation of our breeds health.

Nicole Linnemann
Hiermit möchte ich, Nicole Linnemann, mich um den Posten des Treasurers bewerben.
Mein Mann Burkhard und ich leben mit unseren 6 Aussies auf  unserem landwirtschaftlich geführten Betrieb am Rande des Harzes im  schönen Niedersachsen. Neben unseren Aussies leben hier noch einige  Pferde, Katzen, Enten, Gänse, Hühner und nicht zu vergessen unsere  Schafe, natürlich wird auch noch etwas Ackerbau von ca. 90 ha betrieben.
2004 begann mit unserer Cookie die Aussiesucht und das  Interesse an der Arbeit am Vieh. Die ersten Hüteseminare ließen nicht  lange auf sich warten und ziemlich schnell war klar wir möchten uns  intensiver mit dieser Rasse und ihrem Ursprung befassen. Das Arbeiten  mit den Hunden am Vieh ist für mich immer wieder ein faszinierendes  Gefühl, darum hielten dann 2007 die ersten eigenen Schafe Einzug und  auch unser Luke wurde geboren. Dem folgten der Eintritt in den WEWASC,  erste Trialteilnahmen, weitere Seminare bei unterschiedlichen Trainern  und unsere ersten Welpen wurden unter dem Kennelnamen Topinambur Aussies  geboren.
Durch die Mitarbeit im WEWASC möchte ich meinen Beitrag  leisten, um den Australian Shepherd in seinem Ursprung, der Arbeit am  Vieh, zu erhalten und fördern.

Georg Vater
My wife Astrid and I live in Northern Germany near Braunschweig in rural surroundings. In 2002, the first Aussie moved to us. This decision was influenced by the intelligence, the work characteristics and the demands that a dog of this breed request from its people. Today we live with 7 Aussies.

First herding clinics in 2003 and 2004, as well as a clinic and trial with Wally Butler in 2005, ushered in the path to becoming a member of the WEWASC. Own sheep and ducks enabled us to work with our dogs at home.

I have already performed the tasks of the secretary in the years 2006 to 2013. In 2018, I accepted the request to take over this task again temporarily until the next election.

Unfortunately, today everyone likes to take advantage of offers and wants to benefit from them, but nobody wants to take on active tasks. Without its directors and their commitment, WEWASC e.V. would not exist today. And before the situation gets so severe that the club dissolves due to lack of active participation, I have decided to take the position of secretary for another 2 years with the hope that during this time members will agree to actively support the Board of Directors.
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