The 2023 election to fill the vacancy for Chair of the Society is now underway.
Full members of the Society should have received an email invitation to vote from the website ‘Election Buddy’ which is providing the facilities for the secure and anonymous vote. If you are a full member and have not received an invitation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In line with the OSS constitution the electoral register used for the vote was the list of full members on the 6th January when the vote was issued. This includes all full members whether they had renewed their membership for 2023 before or after that date as all members have 3 months to renew before their membership is terminated (OSS constitution 9.4.iii). Members joining after 6th January will not be eligible to vote in this election as they were not on the electoral register on the day the vote was issued. There is one vote per member or per joint membership.
Voting is now open and will close at 11.45pm on Monday 30th January. The election is being monitored by independent scrutineers who will announce the result after 30th January. Please vote and take part in your Society.
There are two candidates for the post of Chair. Their details are on the ballot form – just click on ‘Information’ under their names – but are also shown below:
I’m Jonathan Davies, 51, a farmer born and bred although in my late twenties I moved into property building up a rental business.
My passion has always been farming with my intention to return to it. So 10 years ago having bought a house with land I came across the Ouessant sheep with some of my early purchases coming from James Graham the importer of much of the UK’s original flock.
My love of them grew as did the size of our flock with us having 80 plus now. Our Ouessants run alongside our commercial sheep flock with us lambing 350 ewes.
Being passionate about the breed I would welcome the opportunity to become chair with the view of using my knowledge for the preservation of fundamental breeding principles and the promotion of the breed. Continuing to grow the society in the process by encouraging new keepers and members.
Vision for the Society
I started keeping sheep in 1982. I have farmed all of my adult life.
Vision for the Society
To make the society inclusive to all keepers of registered and unregistered, pet and breeding Ouessant sheep in the UK, and encourage the keeping of the breed.