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NHDGA

Minutes of the Meeting

March 12, 2006

 

There were 19 members present at the meeting which was held at the Diamond’s home in Mont Vernon.

The Treasurer was absent, but reported a balance of $2,640.49 in our checking account.

The Secretary’s report was accepted as read.

Old Business

            Sarah has set up our group on Yahoo. Go to Yahoo, then groups, then NHDGA. She also suggested we have a website. She is willing to set it up and maintain it. Sherry moved that Sarah set up and maintain our website, Abby seconded the motion, all voted in favor. A friend of hers has played around with an idea for a new logo. A company called Café Press makes it possible to order small quantities of their products with our logo on them. It can be a fund raiser, or items can be sold at cost. Check out the site at cafepress.com

            Don reported that hats would cost the same as last year - $6.50 if we order fewer than 12, $6.00 if we order more than 12. T-shirts would cost $9.25 each with embroidery, $8.25 each with screen print. We must order at least 12 and there is a $40 set up fee. Jolie offered to check with someone she knows to see if they are competitive.

            Adult Showmanship clinic is scheduled for May 21 at Radlof’s home in Milford . It will run 9 am – 3:30ish. NHDGA will supply coffee and donuts in the morning and a lunch. It was decided that we would limit the number to 25 “students”. We will charge $10.00 for non-members. Mary will find instructors and take reservations until space is filled. Frank moved to go ahead and do it, Larry second, all voted in favor.

            Linear Appraisal group stop was discussed. Both the Parkers and Fox’s are willing to have people come to their farms. Just let them know after you have registered with ADGA.

New Business

            Mary had given Stuart Benton $25.00 to cover the cost of his gas to come to our last meeting. In the past, the Club has paid speakers who had to come in from a distance. Jo moved that we reimburse Mary, Julie seconded the motion, all voted in favor. We will need to consider this again for Drew Benton in April.

            Barbara had information on Heifer International’s Goat project and suggested it would be a good program for us to support. Mary reported that she had heard that Heifer’s barn had burned down recently and thought that we might be better off supporting them this way. Barbara moved that we donate $50.00 to Heifer International; on seconded the motion, all voted in favor.

            Sarah McGowan is selling all her goat equipment for $200. She would prefer it go all together to a new goat owner. There were some people interested; Mary offered to get the information to them.

            Barbara spoke about the upcoming 4-H goat clinic on July 8. In the past the Club has donated to this project when the account is healthy. It was decided to table the donation idea until after out Spring Show.

            Southern Vermont Dairy Goat Association is hosting a goat health seminar at their Club grounds on May 7, 9-4. Pre-registration is required. Contact rovam@webyders.net or southernvtgoats.org

            Don reminded everyone that he has the Clubs pregnancy scanner. It is old and touchy but he has used it and it appears to be working.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara E. Gaskell

Secretary