WELCOME NEW CDC EXECUTIVE SECRETARY/TREASURER
The CDC is pleased to announce the hiring of Michelle Torrance as our new Executive Secretary & Treasurer. Members can meet her in Louisville this year as she will be there assisting with the shows. The office will officially move to Illinois starting December 4. We welcome her aboard! Read more about Michelle below.
Hello Dorset Breeders!
I am Michelle Torrance, and I am excited to have been chosen as the new Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the Continental Dorset Club! I know that I have big shoes to fill in taking over this job, but I will be working closely with Debra over the next few months and will do my best to make the transition as smooth as possible.
I have been married to my husband Corey for 29 years and we live in Good Hope, a small town in West Central Illinois. We have two sons, Trevor and Owen, and are adding a daughter-in-law, Megan, later this year. I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing and boating as much as I can, and I love to travel and see new places and cultures.
Corey & I have been raising sheep since moving back to Illinois in 1996 and we traded a pinball machine for 4 bred ewes. Our flock has numbered over 100 ewes at times, which included Dorsets, Suffolks and Hampshires. Over the past few years, we have slowly downsized, and our only breed is now Dorsets.
I graduated from Arkansas State University in 1991 with a degree in Marketing. Soon after, I took a job in the telephone industry, which was the beginning of a career that lasted 30 years; the last 12 of which were spent as the Office Manager for our local telephone cooperative. In 2021, I decided to leave my office job and started substitute teaching for our local school district. Several years ago, I took over the bookwork for our county’s 4-H Premium Livestock Auction and for the past 2 years I have handled the administration of our county General & Livestock Junior Show.
I am looking forward to meeting and working with the Board, Junior Board and Dorset Breeders, both young and ‘aged’. There will be changes since the office will be moving from Rhode Island to Illinois, but we will do our best to make sure all information is available as soon as possible. I appreciate the Board putting their trust in me to continue where Debra leaves off and I am excited to be a part of the future of the Continental Dorset Club!
2021 – 2022 Board of Directors
President – New England Director
126 Pioneer Heights
Somers, CT 06071
Phone: (860) 202-4490
Great Lakes Director
22 E Washington St., Ste. 610
Indianapolis, IN 46204
- December 7, 2021