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