Meeting called to order by President Janene Jones. Attending were Wayne & Lindy Gifford, Dennis & Carol Hooper, Bob & June Lee, Kahla Shigeta, Brenda Scarborough, Marillyn & Matt O’Leary, Janene & I.
Minutes of last meeting read and approved. Treasurer’s report given. We have $3996.17 in the bank after depositing the sale entry fees.
May Show Committee: May 2012’s show lost $950.38. Hopefully we’ll do better next year.
Janene has decided she can continue to be our Show Clerk if she can get some help arranging for judges. Marilyn volunteered to help her with this task. They will start right away to get them lined up for next year. Also to save work, it was decided to go with cash prizes for all the awards except for the Jr showmanship.
We discussed having a Jr Jackpot show for 4-H & FFA members. This would be in addition to the two open shows we have now. Janene will contact the Rocky Mountain Jackpot organization and see if we can arrange an affiliation with them for a show for the local youths.
Brenda Scarborough will get raffle items for the show. She said it’s important for the winners to send thank you notes to the donors so they know their gifts are appreciated. We could give thank you notes with stamped addressed envelopes out with the prizes so all the winner has to do is sign it and mail it.
June Show: June 2012’s show made $21.92. Good Job. Judy Novak was unable to attend this meeting due to illness in her family. Our best wishes go out to her. Those who went to the show said it was terrific as usual. The Filer Fairgrounds is a great facility and worked very well. They had lots of good volunteers to help with food and raffle.
Marketing Committee: Evelyn was unable to attend meeting, but Wayne reported that prices have dropped locally. Texas prices are holding steady, but that doesn’t seem to have much effect on the local market. The Market Wethers at the fairs didn’t do quite as well this year except for Owyhee County. Grand Champion there went for $900 and Reserve went for $1100. All we need is for the other fair buyers to take notice.
Brenda reported a slaughter house has opened up in the Seattle area that will take wether loads if we can pool enough together to make the trip worthwhile. We discussed the difficulty in this with the small local herds and the different kidding times. This might be something we could work on for the future.
Youth Committee: Dallan Johnson as applied for another doeling. Jessica Mobley’s doe is due in September and if she has a doeling, he would get that one. Katie’s doe is ready to breed and she has made her own arrangements for a buck.
Production Sale: Most of the entries are in and paid for. Partial catalog is on the website. It will be updated as more pedigrees and pictures are sent in.
Wayne reported the fairground has new lightweight panels to build the arena out of, so we should be able to get everything set up Friday (9/21) morning. The chute is stored at Ogden’s and he will need 4 people to go get it and set it up. Ogden’s have a trailer, also John Sargent has one so arrangements can be made on Friday to get it to the fairgrounds. Wayne will spray the pens with a bleach solution to sanitize them before the sale. Kahla will arrange for straw. Matt, Markus and Tristian will help in the barn and after the sale to get buyers loaded out. Marilyn will supervise the loading out again this year. Janene say it was difficult last year to take payments while the sale was going on, so this year, payments won’t be accepted until the sale is over unless we have someone designated just specifically to accept the payments. The buyers can’t get their goats until the sale is over anyway, so this should not cause a problem. We’ll figure out a way to split the buyers up by number so several can pay at once.
A vet will be at the sale for any required health certificates.
Wayne reported we have had good response from the flyers he’s sent out.
After discussion, motion was made and seconded to require that in order to participate in the sale in the future, consignors would need to be a dues paid member by January of the year of the sale.
Meeting was adjourned. Thanks to Wayne & Lindy for being such good hosts and especially to Lindy for all the goodies. They were delicious.