The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) elected new officers and directors during its annual meeting in Sedalia, Mo. The AGJA Gateway Classic was held July 8-13 and hosted by the Heart of America Gelbvieh Association and Heart of America Junior Gelbvieh Association.
The AGJA Board of Directors elected Kyle Kendrick of Palmyra, Mo., as its President. Kyle is the son of Joe and Patti Kendrick. Zachary Butler of Milton, Tenn., was re-elected as Vice President. He is the son of Michael and Barbi Butler.
Keaton Kendrick, twin brother to Kyle, was selected as the Vice President of Leadership Development, while Emily Griffiths of Kendallville, Ind., was elected AGJA Secretary. Emily is the daughter of Carl and Rebecca Griffiths.
Andy Lindgren of Atlanta, Ill., was elected as AGJA Treasurer. Andy was one of five new directors elected by the AGJA membership at the Annual Meeting. Andy is the son of Jim and Diane Lindgren.
Rounding out the officer team is Ex-Officio Lauren Gemar of Sutton, Neb. Lauren is the daughter of Terri Gemar and the late Scott Gemar.
Newly elected directors, all who will serve two-year terms on the AGJA Board, include: Carrie Tilghman, Glasgow, Ky., daughter of Gary and Pat Tilghman; Tara Krajewski, Venango, Neb., daughter of Chuck and Linda Krajewski; Nikki Hojer, Lake Preston, S.D., daughter of Alan and Pam Hojer; and Sydney Wilkinson, Model, Colo., daughter of Bill and Nancy Wilkinson.
The AGJA Board of Directors decides policies and rules for the American Gelbvieh Junior Association. The AGJA serves 600 plus members nationwide and hosts two regional shows each spring in addition to a junior national show. For more information on junior Gelbvieh programs visit the website at www.gelbvieh.org or contact the American Gelbvieh Association office for an information packet, 303-465-2333.