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AASV Foundation requests research proposals

As part of its planned annual schedule, the AASV Foundation seeks research proposals for funding in 2006. Up to $12,000 will be disbursed, with a maximum of $6000 ($US) awarded per project. Proposals are due January 31, 2006. The selection and announcement of projects for funding will take place in March.

Proposed research must fit into one of the five action areas stated in the AASV Foundation mission.

Proposals must also contain the following:

  • 1. Identification of the issue
  • 2. Background information
  • 3. Description of the project
  • 4. Timeline
  • 5. Budget
  • 6. Plan to apply results for maximum return to swine veterinarians, veterinary students, or both

No project timeline is to exceed 12 months. A final report will be due within 60 days of stated project completion. For more information, or to submit a proposal, contact:

AASV Foundation 902 1st Avenue Perry, Iowa 50220 Tel: 515-465-5255; Fax: 515-465-3832 E-mail: aasv@aasv.org.

AASV Foundation mission

The mission of the AASV Foundation is to empower swine veterinarians to achieve a higher level of personal and professional effectiveness by:

  • Enhancing the image of the swine veterinary profession,
  • Supporting the development and scholarship of students and veterinarians interested in the swine industry,
  • Addressing long-range issues of the profession,
  • Supporting faculty and promoting excellence in the teaching of swine health and production, and
  • Funding research with direct application to the profession.

A hole-in-one!

Over $6000 was raised for the AASV Foundation during the 2005 AASV Midwest Golf Outing. Remarking about the August 24th event, Dr Rodney Johnson, foundation president, said, "The money raised goes to the foundation and then back to students and AASV members through the foundation's activities. It's a win-win - a hole-in-one!"

Under weather conditions befitting a fall day in October, 45 golfers arrived at the Carroll Country Club with the best of hope for a good round. Although some golfers may not have played their best rounds, all enjoyed the best facilities and best opportunity to relax with colleagues, friends, and clients.

"Our team from Chicago thought the trip was well worth the effort. It was great to see so many old friends," said Dr Johnson. He continued, "Daryl Olsen did a great job organizing the event, and the sponsors are to be commended on their support." Special thanks to sponsors Elanco Animal Health, Intervet, Iowa Veterinary Supply Co, Novartis Animal Health US, and Schering-Plough Animal Health. Sponsorship provided the golf refreshments, lunch, closing reception, and prizes!

No golf outing is complete without the traditional 19th hole get-together, where golfers regroup and commiserate about the round. The AASV golf outing was no different. During the reception, Dr Daryl Olsen announced the winners of the best-ball contest on the par 71 course, as follows:

First flight

  • First place (with a score of 60): Dave Iverson, Tom Wetzell, Roger Green, and Dave Bomgaaars
  • Second place (with a score of 64): Tim Stuart, Rube Robeoltman, Curt Teggatz, and Mike Bauer

Second flight

  • First place (with a score of 68): Brian Roggow, Paul Ruen, Duane Jordison, and Jim Dick
  • Second place (with a score of 70): Mike Kuhn, Ron White, Jeff Kaisand, and Gene Spellman

Winners of the flag events

  • Longest drive in fairway (Hole 2): Chad Steinkamp
  • Closest to the pin (Hole 8): Mike Kuhn
  • Closest to the pin (Hole 17): Mike Bauer
  • Longest putt (Hole 9): Wes Johnson
  • Longest putt (Hole 18): Tom Wetzell

dr. Tom Wetzell

Above, Dr Tom Wetzell practices putting prior to the start of the AASV Foundation Midwest Golf Outing. The practice paid off, as Wetzell took the prize for the longest putt on the 18th hole. Below, for many others, putting was a matter of "so close, yet so far." (Photos courtesy of Tracy Raef)

Close putt

--Tracy Ann Raef