The 2023 Annual Meeting for the American Romney Breeders Association will be held in conjunction with the Michigan State Fair Labor Day weekend in Novi, Michigan. Novi is a Northern suburb of Detroit. The State Fair is held at the Suburban Collection Showplace which is a venue much like the Kentucky State Fair grounds better known for “NAILE”.
Romneys are represented at the State Fair with both White and Natural Color Romney Shows in both the Open and Junior Divisions. There is also a Fleece Competition! The tentative schedule for the Shows Junior Show- Friday Sept 1st, Fleece Show Saturday Sept 2nd and Open Romneys Show Sunday Sept 3rd.
The Hotel connected to the Suburban Collection Showplace is the HYATT PLACE. A block of rooms has been reserved for ARBA members who want to attend the event. The Block is for Thursday Aug 31 thru Sunday Sept 3rd.
Reservations for the Event can be made directly with the Hyatt Place at the Suburban Collection Showplace for reservations call 1-800-233-1234. USE the Group Code: G-ARBA
Once the arrival and departure date have been entered click on special rates and then enter the Group Code in the Group Code Box (make sure to include the “G” when entering the code).
Reservations by attendees must be received ON or BEFORE July 31, 2023 to receive the Group Discount.
We will be sharing more detailed information about specific times and locations as the months follow but for you to start planning here is the tentative Schedule for the Board Meetings, Annual Meeting and Dinner are:
Old Board Meeting on Friday Afternoon Sept 1st
Annual Meeting and Dinner Friday Evening Sept 1st
New Board Meeting Saturday Sept 2nd
Any specific questions about the plans for the meetings or facilities contact Penny (District 3 Director) @ 517-610-1421.
Any specific questions about the Michigan State Fair Sheep / Fleece Show (we would love to have you bring your Romneys and Fleeces) contact Willis Plank @ 517-462-5675.