MPBA 2ND QTR 2021 FOR WEB

A Letter From the Vice President

Greetings from Central Missouri. This finds us in a busy time of the year on the farm and kennel. At MPBAwe also have been busy. Kevin and I got to have a meeting with our MO Governor Mike Parson, and his Legislative director, Phillip Arnzen. We got a lot of things started and a lot more to come. He called now and wants another meeting with him in the near future. We also had a meeting with Chris Chinn, the Deputy director, and the state vet, which went very well. We got a lot accomplished–or at least maybe got the ball rolling the right way. We have a meeting set up with them again. They are very positive about everything that’s going on. There is a lot coming down the tube in the near future,

so please get involved and join MPBA and a chapter. Also, we are happy to announce that we have a new chapter in Bolivar, MO, which I am sure will welcome you to join them if you would like. We also have two new chapters thinking about joining MPBA! We have some people working on that. A lot more could be said, but till next time, may all your puppies sell.

Rodney Blosser, MPBAVice President

P.S. If you have any questions, feel free to call Kevin or myself.

NEW CLUB!! NORTHERN OZARKS PETS & EXOTICS CLUB CHAPTER The Northern Ozarks Pets & Exotics Club, located in Bolivar, MO, is a new chapter of the Missouri Pet Breeders Association. On June 5th, Sue Swannigan and I travelled to the Show Me Snakes Expo. We talked with vendors and breeders of exotic animals, reptiles, amphibians, and spiders. It was quite an experience for me as I am not fond of the eight-legged critters, but we met lots of wonderful people. We found they were unaware of the MPBA, so we informed them, invited them to come to the meetings, and hopefully they will join the association. One June 12th, we assisted Woof for Vets in Bolivar, handing out free dog food for veterans. I think almost everyone can say they are grateful for the military and all they have done for us, so it is great to see Woof for Vets giving back to them. Our first meeting kicked off on June 22nd. Kevin Beauchamp, president of the Missouri Pet Breeders Association, came and spoke with the attendees about the MPBA, and informed us of what they do for the community, how they offer help to breeders and the ways they are NOW working on laws in the Capitol to protect breeders. Our club meets in Bolivar, Missouri, on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at the Springfield Avenue Cafe at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

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