March 2022 Meeting

Indiana Dairy Goat Association

Membership Meeting—March 6, 2022 @ 2 P.M.

Zoom Online & In-Person @4 Hendricks County 4-H Complex Danville IN

            

Call to Order

Brenda welcomed everyone.

Roll Call / Attendance:

Officers: President—Brenda Lightner(zoom), Vice President—Nikki Laffoon(inperson), Secretary—Crystal Servies(inperson),  Treasurer—Rob Smith (Zoom) Directors:  Becky Brumage(inperson), Mike Summerlot, David Ingle(inperson), Diana Hubbard and Erin Dearing(inperson)    State Fair—Teena Spear(zoom)

Meeting Minutes:

Minutes of then February membership meeting were review and approved.

Treasurer’s Report:

Rob reported that we have 13,094.69 with no outstanding bills.

Committee Reports

Hoosier Classic David reported that we have been award the LaMancha Specialty.  Teena is in contact with the Saanen Association about that Specialty.  Becky reported that the backpacks are in.  Nikki reported that Diana got us some bags for Welcome Bags.  List of raffle kids was gone over of the verbal commitments.    Jenifer reported the vendor will be there with light menu on Friday with full menu on Saturday and Sunday. Jenifer is also working on them serving the meal on Saturday.  Jenifer will request that the shirt orders form on the website.  The website needs to be updated to say three rings.  Online entries are still in the works. 

YouthShowmanship series will be posted to the Website as soon as the timeframe is closed for show to submit their application.

By Law and Constitution—Rob is chairing a review of the bylaws and constitution.  Bruce, Erin, and Diana are willing to help with this. 

Unfinished Business

New Business: In April we will be doing our Youth Representative presentation.   They must be 14-21 years old.  They will give a 3-5 minute speech and scrapbook/portfolio with 2 letters of recommendation.  This information will be posted on social media like our page and early show page.  Rob Smith suggested that maybe we invite the past youth rep to the 50th Hoosier Classic and get a Picture

Fall Conference—Brenda will coordinate but will need help.

Website—Timeliness of get information of getting it posted to the website.  Brenda will follow up on this.  Meeting notice with more advanced notice. 

Board of Directors Comment

Nikki suggested that we have a meeting May 1st and Rob that it was a good idea.

Becky wished everybody a happy kidding season. 

Mike suggested on the Hospitality table that we ask people to bring things to help supply the table. 

Upcoming Meetings:  

April 3, 2022   2pm In person and zoom meeting.  In person meeting Bloomington, IN

May 1, 2022      2pm In-person and zoom meeting. Danville, IN

Submitted by Crystal Servies, Secretary

Board of Directors Meeting—March 8, 2022 @ 8 P.M.

Indiana Dairy Goat Association

Board of Directors Meeting—March 8, 2022 @ 8 P.M.

Zoom Online

             

Call to Order

Called to order at 8:08 pm

Roll Call / Attendance: 

Officers: President—Brenda Lightner, Vice President—Nikki Laffoon, Secretary—Crystal Servies,  Treasurer—Rob Smith Directors:  Becky Brumage, Mike Summerlot, David Ingle, Diana Hubbard and Erin Dearing. Additional IDGA members (not directors) were present on the call with David Ingle.

                                                                     

 

The board of directors meeting was called to discuss the IDGA website.  An IDGA member who is a professional web designer by trade began creating, designing, hosting and updating the IDGA website in November 2020 at no charge to the organization. Feedback from the March 2022 IDGA membership meeting recognized how valuable the site was in 2021 with events and communication. Since Fall of 2021, this member and her family have ceased participation in IDGA, and she no longer donates her professional programming time and server hosting. Donated value of the development, design and hosting to date is $3200.  Immediate needs to update the website include Youth Showmanship Series Info, Hoosier Classic # of Rings, Hoosier Classic t-shirts, Membership directory, and April, May and June IDGA events. The former member has offered to discount her hourly rate to complete these items estimated at 5 hours for $125. Additionally, web hosting on her server is $12.95 monthly. Rob suggested hiring a website specialist that is unrelated to the organization. One individual recommended is Deb Mackey.  Mike made the motion that we pay the current developer through the Hoosier Classic (June,) and that Rob reach out to Deb Mackey to discuss a transition. Nikki seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Hoosier Classic t-shirts—David to email Brenda order forms and all necessary details for the web orders.

Nikki to send Brenda show dates for the Youth Showmanship series to add to the website. 

Meeting Adjourned at 8:37pm 

Submitted by Crystal Servies, Secretary

February 2022 Meeting

Indiana Dairy Goat Association

Membership Meeting—Feb 6,2022 @ 2 P.M.

Zoom Online

            

Call to Order

Brenda welcomed everyone.

Roll Call / Attendance:

Officers: President—Brenda Lightner, Vice President—Nikki Laffoon, Secretary—Crystal Servies  Treasurer—Rob Smith  Directors: Jerry Lubbehusen, Becky Brumage, Mike Summerlot, David Ingle, Diana Hubbard and Erin Dearing State Fair—Teena Spear

Meeting Minutes:

Minutes of the Jan membership meeting were review and approved.

Treasurer’s Report:

Brenda had a report from Rob. We have a balance of $13,379.60.  The 1090 has been sent into the state and our insurance has been paid for the year

Committee Reports

State Fair – The State Fair Dates will July 28-31, 2022.  Teena reported that the 4-H judge for 2022 will be Travis Cockburn.  Adding the senior showmanship to the supreme showmanship will not happen for 2022 and our director and Teena will continue to work on this for 2023.  They have not hired a livestock manger but there will be livestock coordinator.

Hoosier Classic – David has posted the date on a couple of different platforms and the ADGA website.  David is working on online and paper entries.  Teena has not heard any back from the specialties.  Jenifer asked if we wanted the food vendor to be open on Friday night and still working on them on coordinating the meal. Mike Summerlot has secured the turkey tenders for the meal.  The BTR sanctioning will not include the buck show but will have 3 Jr doe, 3 Sr doe, and 3 wether shows.   Explanation of the BTRYA Sanctioning and what the youth receive.  Becky reported that the showmanship will be emborder backpacks. Nikki is working on some things for 50th Anniversary. This has been sent to the committee for organization.  David reported that start times will be 8 am on both days.   Nikki will follow up with the committee on the making welcome bags.  

YouthIn 2022 there will no adjusting the age groups and the base date for figuring the age of the participants because of the early sanctioning due to the ADGA price increase but there will be adjustments in 2023.  Already established shows need to be completed by March 31 and paid for to get on the list and website.  Shows that are part of the series will receive a pdf and a hard copy of the series requirements.  The packet will include signage that will help with some of the confusion of the age breaks and which rings the youth are to be in.   Also included will be the instructions for the show secretaries for reporting the results. 

There will not be Olympics for the State Fair this year. They will be working a skill a thon.  There will be prizes for the participants.   The question that was asked who was allowed to complete. Teena stated that the those that participated in it will have to be state fair exhibitors for liability reasons.

Brenda reported that the time to select our Youth Representative is approaching.   This is done at our April meeting and announced at the Hoosier Classic.   The youth must be 14-21 in age and an Indiana Resident to be eligible.  A Scrapbook/Portfolio with 2 letters of recommendation and a 3–5-minute presentation at our April meeting.  Bailey Blacker will be talking to the youth about her experiences as our 2020/2021 Youth Representative in March. 

By Law and Constitution—Rob is chairing a review of the bylaws and constitution.  Bruce, Erin, and Diana are willing to help with this. 

Unfinished Business:

New Business: Becky asked about getting the show bills added to the website.  Discussion was held about making sure the information is available on the website.  Nikki will gather information on show and get them to approximate people to get them on the website. 

Board of Directors Comment

Brenda sent condolence to the Hubbard Family in the loss of Steve’s father and that is only 3 months to the first weekend of Indiana shows—Cass County and Johnson County. 

Upcoming Meeting:   February 6, 2022   2pm In person and zoom meeting.  In person meeting location to be determined.

Submitted by Crystal Servies, Secretary

January 2022 Meeting

Indiana Dairy Goat Association

Membership Meeting—2 P.M.

Zoom Online

Call to Order

Liz Straw from the Indiana Dairy Association gave a presentation on getting started with DHIR.  There were 24 people in the Zoom meeting. Powerpoint and materials are posted on IDGA.net under Resource tab.

Roll Call / Attendance:

Officers: President—Brenda Lightner, Vice President—Nikki Laffoon, Secretary—Crystal Servies, Treasurer–Rob Smith Directors: Jerry Lubbehusen, Becky Brumage, Mike Summerlot and Erin Dearing    State Fair—Teena Spear

Meeting Minutes:

Minutes of the December membership meeting were review and approved.

Treasurer’s Report:

Rob reported a balance of $14,874.53 with the check for the Hoosier Classic Sanctioning fees still outstanding.

Committee Reports

State Fair – Teena reported that she has verbal confirmation from the Open and 4-H judges with contracts being sent out soon.  She has also been in contact with Kelsey Robinson the new person in charge of the entry department and did not see any changes there.  She also reported that she is in the process of trying to get the Senior Showmanship winner added to the Supreme Showmanship. 

Hoosier Classic – Bruce reported that the Sanctioning paperwork was sent in prior to the January 1st fee increase.  A third ring will be added in 2022 and the Judge is Dustin Noble.  The show secretaries and ring stewards for all three rings have been arranged.  Bruce asked for help in arranging a food vendor, the exhibitor meal, hospitality table, auction/raffle kids, a photographer for Specialties, and hotel arrangements.  Jennifer is taking care of the food vendor and seeing what the cost would be for them to organize the exhibitor meal.  Jason and Crystal are working on raffle/auction kids and items for the auction. Crystal did ask that if anybody is willing to help gather auction items it would be helpful.  Brenda will take care of the hotel arrangements.  There was some discussion if there was still a need for the hospitality table.  It was tabled and sent back to the committee.   Online entries was discussed.  Jerry stated that he had talked to David and he is working on a platform.  There was some discussion about the need to also still have paper entries for those that still would like to do it that way.   In the discussion mailed in entries must be accompanied with a payment to count toward the known numbers to make a breed official.    Also no refunds on entries was discussed.   Also we have previously had shaving, straw and hay available for sale – Jennifer is willing to take on organizing this.  In 2022 the Hoosier Classic wether and doe show will be part of the Beyond the Ring Junior Livestock Association series.

YouthNikki reported that she and Erin were working on the showmanship series packets.  They are adjusting the age groups (Junior 10-12) and the base date for figuring the age of the participants (May 1, 2022.)  They are still working on the Olympics for the State Fair. (No changes in ages or base date will happen for 2022 due to early show sanctions.)

Unfinished Business: None

New Business: A review of the bylaws and constitution.  Brenda asked Rob Smith the head this up and he accepted.  Anyone interested in assisting let Brenda know and she will get you in contact with Rob.

Board of Directors Comment

Jerry—there is going to be a ADGA Sanctioned Youth Show in Champaign IL the first weekend in May. 

Upcoming Meeting:   February 5, 2022   2pm zoom meeting

Submitted by Crystal Servies, Secretary

December 2021 Meeting

Indiana Dairy Goat Association

Membership meeting agenda – 12/5/2021, 3 pm

Tamatha and Bobbie Gerkin’s Home Bloomington Indiana               

Call to Order The meeting began with a pitch in meal with 21 people present.  President Brenda Lightner called the meeting to order. Thanks to Tamatha for hosting – especially with her wonderful charcuterie board.  We went around the room and introduced ourselves by telling our name and how many does left to bred.  Bruce Foster was awarded a door prize (Goat energy drink) for the most does left to breed.

Roll Call / Attendance: Officers: President—Brenda Lightner, Secretary—Crystal Servies, Treasurer–Rob Smith Directors: David Ingle, Diana Hubbard, Jerry Lubbehusen, Becky Brumage, and Erin Dearing, State Fair—Teena Spear

Meeting Minutes: Minutes of the November membership meeting were reviewed, and corrections were made then approved. The published version of the minutes will have the account number stricken.

Treasurer’s Report: Rob reported a balance of $14,781.51 2022 membership due and forms are available. Let Teena Spear know if you pay for your $25 State Fair Plaque with your dues.

Committee Reports

State Fair – Open Show Senior – 364  Junior – 451 Total – 815 4-H Show Senior – 160  Junior – 218 Wethers – 48 Total – 426    Show Dates July 28-31, 2022 in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion. State Fair Staff did the health check with a vet on call if there was a question. Penning is tight if the show grows.  The wethers were penned ring side to open holding pens during the doe shows.   Teena is continuing to work on a better option for the milk dump.

Hoosier Classic – David reported signed contracts are back for both Judges.  Teena Spear reported about Specialty.  A motion was made and second to apply for Lamancha and Saanen Specialties.  Motion Passed.  Awards Evy and Becky are both working on awards.  They are looking at different pottery options.  A motion was made and passed to let them work with the two potters to order the pieces that we need.  Evy gave a report on the 50th anniversary shirts.  The retail price $15 and the 3xl-5xl $17.  We will offer them on the IDGA website for preorders.  Sanctioning of Bucks for 2022 will be AOP (Saanen, Guernsey, Toggenburg, and Oberhasli,) Nubian, Nigerian Dwarf, Lamancha, Sable, and Alpine.  Sanctioning in 2022 for the does will be 8 breeds (excluding Guernsey,) and Recorded Grade.  A Motion and second was made to add a third ring.  A vote was taken 6 yes and 5 no. Brenda announced that Jennifer Crooks and Bruce Foster will be assistant chairpersons for the 2022 Hoosier Classic.

Youthno report. Youth met during the meeting and used ultrasound on bred does.

Unfinished Business:

New BusinessNewly elected District 4 Director Bruce Foster gave a detailed report from the Fall Convention and Board of Director Meeting. 

Board of Directors Comment

Upcoming Meeting:   January 2, 2022

Submitted by Crystal Servies, Secretary

November 2021 Meeting

Indiana Dairy Goat Association

Membership meeting agenda – 11/6/2021, Noon

North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville Kentucky                  

Call to Order 

President Brenda welcomed everyone.

 

Roll Call / Attendance: 

Officers: President—Brenda Lightner, Vice President—Steve Hubbard, Secretary—Crystal Servies, Treasurer–Rob Smith Directors: David Ingle, Diana Hubbard, Jerry Lubbenhusen, Becky Brummage, State Fair Rep – Teena Spear, Web Designer—Carolyn Perkins

 

Meeting Minutes:

Minutes of the October membership meeting were reviewed, and correction were made then approved.

 

Treasurer’s Report:

Rob reported a balance of $14,650.49.  Jeff Brumage reported that he had audited the books in September.  He made note that there was a Certificate of Deposit and asked for more details.  It is at PNC bank with a value of $5,092.51 and has a maturity date of 02/21/2021.  The statements are still being mailed to Marianne Wright.  Diana Hubbard made a motion that the name on the account be switched from Marianne Wright to Rob Smith. Jerry Lubbehusen second the motion.  Motion passed.

Membership forms are available.  Dues and membership are for 2022.

 

Committee Reports

 

State Fair – No Report

 

Hoosier Classic – David Ingle reported that Anne Claggett has a signed contract. We have a verbal commitment from the second judge.

New Shirt Design for 50 years of Hoosier Classic was designed and examples presented by Evy Ingle.  It was suggested that the be added to website and presale. Retail price needs to be finalized.

 

Youth—Series will continue in 2022.  There were more shows sanctioned.  It did have less participation but helped numbers at the shows.  They asked the club if we want them to run the Youth Representative program.

Brenda brought up that the Beyond the Ring Junior Livestock Association has created a Nationwide point series.  Dairy Goats will be included.  The sanctioning fee are free in 2022 the form just needs filled out.  The only other requirement is that the show placings are sent in within 5 days.

There is a group working on having an Indiana Dairy Goat Wether Show Series.

 

Unfinished Business: 

 

New Business

Election of Officers—This year the Vice President, Treasure and 3s director position are up for election.  Current Vice President Steve Hubbard has asked to step down.  Nominations were opened and Nikki Laffoon was nominated. Motion to close was made and seconded.  Motion Passed. Treasurer Rob Smith has agreed to continue as treasurer.  Nominations were opened.  No other nominations.  Motion was made and second to close nominations.  Motion Passed. Current Directors Becky Brumage, Jerry Lubbehusen and Diana Hubbard have agreed to serve again.  Nominations were opened.  No additional nominations were made.  Motion was made to close the nomination and seconded.  Motion Passed

2022 Slate of Officers

President—Brenda Lightner Vice President—Nikki Laffoon Secretary—Crystal Servies Treasurer—Rob Smith Directors—David Ingle, Jerry Lubbehusen, Erin Dearing, Becky Brumage, Mike Summerlot, and Diana Hubbard

 

Board of Directors Comment

Jerry—We are not tied to having our meetings at Hendricks County.  We can have it any location with enough space.

Becky—This is the 50th anniversary of the Hoosier Classic.  We need to get the date out early.  Hoosier Classic will be June 11 and 12th

David—Asked where the links from the Fall Conference were located.

 

Upcoming Meeting:   December 5 Time and location to be determined.  Watch the Facebook page for details. Brenda invited the new faces and others that do not get to attend often. We will be starting the pitch in meals again at the next meeting.

Motion to Adjourn was made and seconded.  Motion Passed.

Submitted by Crystal Servies, Secretary

October 2021 Meeting

Indiana Dairy Goat Association

Membership meeting agenda – 10/3/2021, 10am

Hendricks County Conference Center, Danville, IN

               

Call to Order

The Fall Conference was the prelude to the membership meeting.  The first session was Goat Management 101 that was divided into three smaller presentations.  Brenda Lightner talked on FAMACHA.  Carolyn Perkins gave a demo about hoof trimming.  Brian Arney demonstrated how to draw blood.  The second session was on udder health and mastitis prevention by the manufacture of the VIMCO mastitis vaccine by Hipra. Pablo Nunez Ulivarri DVM Corporate Brand Manager Small Ruminants.  Lunch of Side Salad, Sloppy Goat, Mac and Goat Cheese, and various desserts was provided by the IDGA. The IDGYA presented the awards for the Showmanship Point Series and the Youth Management Test.

Junior Showmanship:

1st: Alexa Lanam 2nd: Jordyn Laffoon 3rd: Piper Crooks 4th:  Reagan Arney 5th:Kourtland Pratt  6th:Karley Tempel 7th: Mackayla Servies

Intermediate Showmanship: 

1st: Stella Dearing 2nd: Myla Boatman 3rd: Travis Arney 4th: Natalee Tempel

Senior Showmanship:

1st: Karson Pratt 2nd: Ruthie Lamaster

Management Test:

Junior: 1st: Jordyn Laffoon  2nd:  Lexie Lanam

Senior: 1st Stella Dearing 2nd:Travis Arney

The afternoon session was presented by Dr. Chris Rumsey of Stockvets on Reproduction Technology.  LapAI, Embryo Transfer, IVF. And discussion of reproductive issues and management.

Roll Call / Attendance:

Officers: President—Brenda Lightner, Secretary—Crystal Servies, Treasure–Rob Smith Directors: David Ingle, Erin Dearing, Diana Hubbard, Jerry Lubbehusen, and Mike Summerlot State Fair Chair: Teena Spear Web Designer—Carolyn Perkins

Meeting Minutes:

Minutes of the April membership meeting were reviewed and approved.

Treasurer’s Report:

Reviewed and approved

 

Committee Reports

Hoosier Classic – final recap of Hoosier Classic presented, ADGA judge list distributed to members for voting on future Hoosier Classic judges.

Unfinished Business:

New Business

Board of Directors Comments

Upcoming Meeting:  November 6th at the NAILE at noon

 

Submitted by Crystal Servies, Secretary

April 2021 Meeting

Indiana Dairy Goat Association

Membership meeting agenda – 4/18/2021, 2pm

Hendricks County Conference Center, Danville, IN

 

Call to Order – the membership meeting was preceded by a Hoof Trimming clinic presented by Elise Gallet de Saint-Aurin.

Roll Call / Attendance:

Officers: President—Brenda Lightner (in person) Vice President–Steve Hubbard(Zoom) Secretary—Crystal Servies(in person) Directors: David Ingle(in person),  Erin Dearing(zoom), Becky Brumage(in person), Diana Hubbard(zoom), Web Designer—Carolyn Perkins(in person)

Meeting Minutes:

Minutes of the March membership meeting were reviewed and approved.

Treasurer’s Report:

No report. 

Committee Reports

State Fair – The fair will start July 30th so we will be showing during the fair.

Hoosier Classic – David Ingle shared that he sent the sanctioning forms to Rob.  Becky has the awards.  Jason updated the auction/raffle kids,  We have an auctioneer for the auction,  We have a photographer. We will have a complimentary meal. Brenda meat crystal cole slaw evy green beans nikki—mac n cheese

Youth– Adult showmanship will be a fundraiser.  The information about the point series is on the website.

Unfinished Business: Jason Servies has reached out and Summit Fabrication and they will sell us an aluminum stand at $250.   Jason will ask if we could raffle instead of auction.

Auction Items—Each Director and Member reach out and get one auction item. Raffle Kids that have   Confirmed  Nigerian Dwarf Buckling—Cade Cockburn, Nubian—Paul Fox, Oberhasli Buckling—EchoRun, LaMancha Doe—KEMCR, Oberhasli doe – Mary Birkey

Annual Treasury Audit will occur at a show this summer.  All reports have been submitted to the state. 

New Business

Bruce Foster was present and announced that he is running for Director and asked for our support.

ADGA passed a postal ballot that allows to show off of stamped duplicate.  Make sure to get a picture of the award sheet at the show for your records

The Cass County Show is waving late fees. 

Fall Conference is October 3, 2021.   We will be working on the program over the summer.

Nikki Laffoon is going to work with Evy on some new shirts and merchandise. 

Board of Directors Comments:

Brenda Lightner adjourned the meeting at 4:40 pm

Upcoming Meeting:   Fall Conference, October 3, 2021

 

Submitted by Crystal Servies, Secretary

March 2021 Meeting

Membership meeting agenda – 3/7/2021, 2pm

Hendricks County Conference Center, Danville, IN

The gathering began with a presentation on Livestock Guardian Dogs by Tony Lee. Together with his wife and daughter, live on a 180-acre farm that has been in his family since 1855. He is medically discharged from the US Army and works in the tech industry as a day job. Tony runs a working pack of 7 Maremma LGD’s in 3 teams. These teams protect livestock including poultry, goats, and horses. Raising Maremmas for 5 years, Tony and his wife have over 20 years of experience with dogs. His wife has completed formalized professional dog training courses.

Tony got started with LGD’s because of the farm suffering constant, heavy losses at the hands of predators (mainly coyotes and bobcats,) with a 50% attrition rate. They chose Maremmas for their temperament and traits. This breed keeps the property and livestock safe and tends to ‘roam’ less. They are friendlier to ‘strangers,’ as the farm has frequent visitors (friends, cookouts, contractors, etc.)

Contact information for Tony is 512-296-5149, RAKL10376@icloud.com or Facebook Page:  Lee Maremma Puppies                  

Call to Order

Roll Call / Attendance:

Officers: President—Brenda Lightner (in person) Vice President–Steve Hubbard(Zoom) Secretary—Crystal Servies(in person)

Directors: David Ingle(in person), Mike Summerlot(zoom), Erin Dearing(zoom), Becky Brumage(in person), Diana Hubbard(zoom), Jerry Lubbenhusen (zoom)

Web Designer—Carolyn Perkins(in person)

Meeting Minutes:

Minutes of the January membership meeting were reviewed and approved.

Treasurer’s Report:

No report. 

Committee Reports

State Fair – No Report

Hoosier Classic – David Ingle shared that he needs a person to handle proxy bids for auction kids.  Hoosier Classic has also been awarded the Oberhasli Specialty.  Becky is working on awards.  Crystal Servies went over the basic outline of the premier exhibitor and breeder for the Hoosier Classic.  There really needs to a online entry system.

Youth– Final information for the Youth Showmanship Point Series should be out by Mid-March.

Unfinished Business: Jason has contacted Catherine Stromwell and she will sell us one at cost.  Discussion was held and it was decide d look at other options. Jason Servies has reached out and Summit Fabrication and they will sell us an aluminum stand at $250  

Auction Items—Each Director and Member reach out and get one auction item. Raffle Kids that have   Confirmed  Nigerian Dwarf Buckling—Cade Cockburn, Nubian—Paul Fox, Sannen Doe—Spinning Spider, Oberhasli Buckling—EchoRun, and LaMancha Doe—KEMCR

Annual Treasury Audit will occur at the April.  Confirm that all reports have been submitted to the state. 

New Business There is a discussion about getting website updated with a current membership list and 4-H judges list.  A discussion about setting up and host a 4-H Judging Training Course was held.  Phase 5 Promotion (Carolyn Perkins and Brenda Lightner) will work with Shelly Young.

Discussion was held about what it means to be a member. Examples are Membership Directory, Showmanship Series, Email Communication, 2021 Hoosier Classic Premier Exhibitor and Breeder    Please think about things that may be benefits for Members Only. 

Board of Directors Comments:

Diana Hubbard wants to advise about the changes made to the National Show youth programs.  The national show website has all the new protocol listed.     

 Shows interested in putting paper copies of show brochures please get to them to us before the April meeting.

Brenda Lightner adjourned the meeting at 4:15 pm

Upcoming Meeting:   April 18, 2021 at 2pm There will be a program on Hoof Trimming.

 

Submitted by Crystal Servies, Secretary

January 2021 Meeting

Membership meeting agenda – 1/3/2021, 2pm

Hendricks County Conference Center, Danville, IN

The gathering began with a DHIR certification training by Liz Straw of Indiana State Dairy Association (ISDA.) Training and materials are posted on the IDGA website. Interested individuals who could not attend the live training can review that materials and power point, then contact Liz for quiz and certification.

Call to Order / Comments from President, Brenda Lightner

Meeting called to order at 2:30pm by President, Brenda Lightner. She recognized Carolyn Perkins for developing the new IDGA.net website. Also thanked participants who are attempting our first virtual meeting. Brenda shared that Stella Dearing was hosting a virtual meeting for IDGYA during our meeting.

Roll Call / Attendance:

Officers: President—Brenda Lightner (in person) Secretary—Crystal Servies(in person)  Treasure—Rob Smith(in person)

Directors: David Ingle(zoom), Mike Summerlot(zoom), Erin Dearing(in person), Becky Brumage(in person), Diana Hubbard(zoom), Jerry Lubbenhusen (zoom)

State Fair—Teena Spear(zoom)  Web Designer—Carolyn Perkins(in person)

November 15, 2020 Meeting Minutes:

Minutes of the Nov 15 membership meeting were reviewed and approved.

Treasurer’s Report:

Report presented by Rob Smith. Current balance of $7431.77. Upcoming expense for Insurance. Memberships are coming in. The organization PayPal account is changing, and is anticipated to be active within 2 weeks.

Committee Reports

State Fair – Teena shared that no decision had been made on 2021 schedule.  Soon after January 14 Teena will know more.  Livestream is still a work in progress depending what the State Fair provides and budget.

Hoosier Classic – David shared that judges are confirmed: Katie Wolf Jackson and Cheryl Landeck. Show Secretaries are secured. The Alpine Specialty has been awarded and application has been made for an Oberhasli Specialty. Crystal Servies will bring proposed guidelines for Permier Breeder selection to the March meeting. She plans to follow the ADGA National Show model. Mike Summerlot will secure Turkey donation for the Saturday meal. Becky Brumage is continuing to work on awards.

Youth- Erin reported the Showmanship Series will take place in 2021.  Erin has the application for shows to apply to be part of the series.  The information will be available online.  The Hoosier Classic will have Youth fitting contest and Adult showmanship. Olympics are in the planning at State Fair.  There will be a Management test at the Fall Conference, along with Showmanship Series awards. There was discussion about enhancing the Youth Representative Program.  Recommended to prepare a proposal for review and possible changes to 2022 program. The youth asked permission to raffle a quilt at the Hoosier Classic.  Motion made and Second.  Motion passed.

Unfinished Business: None

New Business:

Brenda shared that plans are in the works to secure a speaker / expert on Livestock Guardian Dogs for the March meeting.

Board of Directors Comments:

Becky commented she was glad to see the increased youth participation. She thanked Erin Dearing and Nikki Laffoon.

Rob advised DHI participants to use email for sending documents to Liz, due to negative experiences with USPS deliveries.

Brenda Lightner adjourned the meeting at 3:25pm

Upcoming Meeting: March 7, 2021 at 2pm  (If you have a host site you would like to recommend, please contact Brenda.)

Submitted by Crystal Servies, Secretary