May 4, 2019
The spring meeting of the SRMGA was called to order by President Koben Shigeta. Those in attendance were: Koben Shigeta, Dan Walrath, Patsy Walrath, Sam Davis, Autumn Davis, Mary Lee Atteberry, Crystal Fenton, Erin Turpin, John Turpin, Joe Cross, Kandia Cross, Kelsey Anderson, Grace Coulston, Liv Brusseau, Stephanie Loder, Clarissa Loder, Angie Johnson, and Donna Newman.
The treasurer’s report was read and approved.
No old business to discuss.
New business as follows:
An open/youth show will be sponsored by the SRMGA on June 22nd at the fairgrounds in New Plymouth. It is not a sanctioned show and all types of meat goat does and bucks are welcome. Weigh in for wethers will be at eight A. M. with the show scheduled to begin at nine.
A fitting clinic with Dakota Ash is planned for July 10th at the fairgrounds in New Plymouth.
The production sale is scheduled for September 14th at the fairgrounds in New Plymouth. It was voted at the October meeting to reduce the lots to 100 for this year with a requirement of five does to bring one buck. There is a limit of 8 goats per farm/family. A $50 non-refundable fee is required to reserve each lot. Lots may not be reserved until July 1st. No change was suggested on the October vote. There was new discussion about the set up for pens for the sale. A survey will be sent out to members to get feedback about having pens in numerical order in the barns vs. by breeder.
The SRMGA Fall Finale will be held at the fairgrounds in New Plymouth on October 5th and 6th.
The Junior SRMGA members held a meeting on Saturday, May 4th. New officers were elected and are as follows: President, Liv Brusseau; Vice-President, Katrina Windom; Secretary, Grace Coulston; and Treasurer, Alexy Terry. A change in when the group re-organizes each year and holds election of officers was discussed. The suggestion of meeting at the October show and voting new officers for the following year was received positively by the group and will be implemented in October of 2019. It is hoped that this will allow more youth from the group to attend meetings and run for office.
Two $500 scholarships were awarded this year to Ben Holt and Paden Jolley and a $1,000 scholarship to Liv Brusseau.
It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting adjourned.
Next meeting will be in October at the SRMGA Fall Finale.
Minutes respectfully submitted,
SRMGA Board Vice-President, Patsy Walrath