Meeting called to order by President Marilyn O’Leary. Attending were Kim Holt, Kahla Shigeta, Lauren Aoyama’s Grandmother, Ben & Marilyn Snider, Matt O’Leary, Trevor & Kimberly Thomas, John, Karen and Dillon Kellar and Terry Watts
Minutes of last meeting read and Treasurer’s Report given. We have $6,136.07 in the bank.
Boers de Mayo Show. The entry packet is on our website under the Upcoming Shows and Events button. This show is open to all ages for goats with ABGA registrations or pending registrations. We are doing away with cash prizes this year. Prizes for Grand & Reserve Champions and Best Percentage, Fullblood/Purebred doe and buck will be director’s chairs with SRMGA, 2014 Boers de Mayo Show embroidered on the back.
Set up for the show will be Friday, May 2 at noon. All we have to do is set up the arena and spread the straw around to the pens. Marilyn will have the pens assigned. We will need 4 or 5 people to help and it will be greatly appreciated. Check in time for exhibitors begins at 1 pm Friday and goats will be accepted up to 1 hour before show time Saturday. Friday arrival and check in are highly recommended, however.
The Boers de Mayo Jr Jackpot which follows the open show Saturday May 3rd will be sanctioned by JABGA and thus will follow their rules. The rules in the entry packet are from The Rocky Mountain Youth Jackpot and may differ from the JABGA rules. I will get the JABGA rules out as soon as I receive them from the JABGA coordinator in Texas. As stated on ABGA’s website, the goats entered must be registered in the JABGA members name only, no other family member or ranch name can be on the registration. If there is a transfer in process, bring a copy of the transfer papers and this will suffice to show proper ownership. Winners will receive JABGA points, cash, ribbons and goat husbandry equipment. The Kellars are donating 2 belt buckles. I have attached the entry packet for the JABGA show. Please note the check in time of 11 am on Saturday 5/3. All entrants must be checked in by 1 pm.
Concessions for the show will be served Saturday, breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday, breakfast and lunch by the Denim & Dust 4H club. We will still have a crockpot potluck Friday night for everyone.
Oh Joy of Joys, there will be no pig weigh in to compete with us on Friday May 2 when exhibitors are bringing their goats in for the show. As you know in years past, this has caused quite a bit of confusion, but we won’t have to deal with it this year.
There was also a discussion about allowing wethers to be sold at the show. Any member who has extra wethers could bring them to the show. Pens would be set up. A list of tag numbers and the prices would be posted. It’s too late to try this for this year and more discussion needs to be done before it’s a go for next year. Please let either Marilyn or I know your opinion and thoughts about this idea.
June Show – Judy Novak was ill and so no report on June show.
Treasure Valley Classic Jr Jackpot will be in Homedale at the Owyhee County Fairgrounds. Maddie Fenton will be doing a fitting and showing seminar for any interested 4H and FFA members on Saturday July 12th . The Jackpot will be Sunday July 13th. Specific times and other details will be posted as the dates approach.
Production Sale: A reminder, entry forms and fees will be due July 15th same as always, so we can get pedigree information to Terry Brown for the catalog.
We have some rule changes this year. They are as follows:
1. Entry fee will be raised to $30.00 per goat. It will still be refunded after the sale if the goat is sold. Animals that are no saled will still forfeit their entry fee.
- A floor price must be placed by the consignors on each goat entered in the sale before the auction. This can be done when the goats are checked in at the sale.
- If the goat doesn’t sell, the sales commission will be charged on that floor price. So, goats that are no saled will forfeit their entry fee and be charged the sales commission.
- Bucks will be limited to 1 per consignor.
- When buyers sign up for their number, they will be asked on the form, how they learned about the sale, so we can decide how best to spend our advertising dollars.
- Nancy Barlas has volunteered to be the pedigree/color reader for the goats as they sell.
Entry numbers will be taken on a first come, first served order up to a total of 100 head of goats for total lots to be sold with a max of 10 lots per consignor. In order to be able to sell, you must have paid your dues by 1/31/2014. If we don’t get 100 goats from the members who paid by then, we will take lots from members by the date they notified us they wanted to participate in the sale. We don’t need specific goat names at this time, we just need the number of animals you want to consign.
Facebook participation. It was voted to limit SRMGA facebook participation to members only so it would be a membership benefit. A sales page will be created for members to market their goats. A sale posting must contain – a brief description, photos, registration number, age, sex, any blood tests, any obvious faults, concerns, or issues. The more professional the posting the more benefit to the member and the Association.
Sponsoring an award at the ABGA National Show. It was decided the Association would sponsor a belt buckle for the National Show. Cost will be $100 to $150.
Sponsoring the Regional JABGA show. It was decided to check into what would be needed to sponsor a future Regional JABGA show. What type of facility would be needed and the cost of the facility, number of exhibitors to expect. How much it would cost versus the benefit to the Association. I will talk to ABGA and find out if this is a possibility for the Association.
It was decided to change our checking account from Key Bank as I’m having trouble with them charging us extra fees. We decided on IdaDiv Credit Union as they have no fees. However they only send out quarterly statements and don’t have paper deposit slips on which you can list the individual checks received. Anyway, I think we should hold off until after the show and then look around for another option.
The American Goat Federation has been calling about renewing our membership. A vote was taken and it was decided not to renew for this year.
Meeting was adjourned and cookies were eaten.