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Landsmeer Golf Club to host foundation fundraiser

Registration (PDF) is now open for the popular AASV Foundation Golf Outing, to be held Thursday, August 20 at the Landsmeer Golf Club in Orange City, Iowa. This is the foundation’s second visit to Landsmeer – the scenic course was the site of the 2011 golf outing.

Members of AASV, industry stakeholders, and guests are invited to register a four-person team to enjoy this friendly 18-hole, best-ball tournament. Individuals and couples are also welcome to register and will be assigned to a team. Golfers will test their combined skills against the challenges of the course and compete in individual contests along the way.

Golfer check-in begins at 11:00 am the day of the event, with the driving range available for warming up with a few practice balls. The four-person team, best-ball competition gets underway at 12:00 noon with a shotgun start. Box lunches and beverages will be supplied on-course. Following the golfing, team and individual contest winners will be recognized during a pork dinner.

The registration fee includes 18 holes of “best-ball” golf, cart rental, lunch, beverages, awards dinner, and prizes. Proceeds from the outing provide support for the AASV Foundation as it seeks to “ensure our future…create a legacy” for swine veterinarians. Income generated by the event helps fund foundation programs such as swine externship grants for veterinary students, travel stipends for students attending the AASV Annual Meeting, research funding, Swine Medicine Education Center tuition grants, heritage member videos, and more.

Landsmeer, Dutch for “lake of the land,” reflects the unique Dutch heritage of Orange City as well as the nature of the golf course. The prairie-style course sprawls over 160 acres of rolling Iowa hills, and features bent grass greens and bluegrass fairways. Tall native grasses line the golf holes, presenting a rippling lake effect to players. For a sneak peek at the golf course, visit For more information about the outing, contact AASV: Tel: 515-465-5255; E-mail:

Leman, Heritage, or Legacy: Where do you fit?

The AASV Foundation board has set its sights on increasing its endowment in order to improve the foundation’s long-term effectiveness in fulfilling its mission. To accomplish this goal, the board recently re-opened the Leman Fellow program and established the new Legacy Fund. These join the Heritage program to form a trio of options for supporting the foundation at a variety of giving levels, enabling swine veterinarians at every stage of their careers to contribute to the foundation’s success. Where do you fit?


Twenty years after establishing the Leman Fellow program in the initial effort to build an endowment for the AASV Foundation, the foundation board has re-opened this popular giving opportunity, enabling a new generation to show their support for the swine veterinary profession. Named for the late industry leader and former AASV President Dr Allen D. Leman, the program confers the title of “Leman Fellow” upon those who make a contribution of $1000 or more to the foundation endowment. To date, 121 donors have joined this prestigious giving group.

The Leman Fellows, recognized at, form the backbone of the foundation, not only through financial support, but also in service to the organization. The Leman Fellows are invited to attend the foundation’s annual luncheon meeting, and many have served on the foundation board and committees. Are you a Leman Fellow yet? You should be!


The Heritage Fellow program represents the next level of support for the foundation, recognizing contributions of $5000 or more. While the Leman Fellow program is based upon monetary donations, Heritage Fellows may select from additional contribution options, including life insurance policies, estate bequests, and retirement plan assets.

To enroll in the program, the donor indicates the type and amount of the contribution when submitting the Heritage Letter of Intent found at Heritage Fellows receive a plaque and lapel pin when they are recognized during the foundation’s annual luncheon. Since the program’s inception in 2001, the roster of Heritage Fellows has grown to 48 members, identified at Make a lasting difference to ensure the future and create a legacy for swine veterinarians: become a Heritage Fellow!


The new Legacy Fund provides an opportunity to recognize a principal donor – or an honoree – through a significant contribution to the endowment. A donor (or multiple donors) may establish and name a Legacy Fund with a gift of $50,000 or more. The fund may be named after the donor or another individual or group. Additionally, the donor designates which one of three foundation mission categories the fund’s proceeds will support: 1) research, 2) education, or 3) long-range issues.

The board anticipates that AASV members will join together to provide lasting support to the foundation in honor of a mentor or in recognition of a shared experience such as the Executive Veterinary Program or the AASV presidency. This new giving program has yet to be utilized – will you be the first to establish a Legacy Fund?

The AASV Foundation’s endowment provides the financial footing that enables the foundation to sustain its support for research, scholarships, externship grants, and other projects well into the future. Endowed contributions, including all donations to the Leman, Heritage, and Legacy programs, are invested to generate income in the form of interest, dividends, and capital gains. The income is used to fund foundation activities, while the original contribution is conserved, helping to assure the organization’s long-term stability and success.

For more information about the AASVF endowment giving programs, or to make a contribution, see or contact the AASV Foundation: Tel: 515-465-5255, E-mail: