December 2022 Meeting

Indiana Dairy Goat Association

Membership Meeting December 4, 2022 @ 2 P.M.

Hendricks County 4-H Complex in Danville Indiana

Call to Order

The Meeting was called to order at

Roll Officers: President—Mike Summerlot, Vice President.—Nikki Laffoon, Secretary—Crystal Servies Treasure—Rob Smith, Directors:  Shane Warthan, Jerry Lubbenhusen, Diana Hubbard and Becky Brummage


We went around the room and introduced ourselves with our names and breeds that we raised.

Meeting Minutes:

Minutes of November meeting were reviewed and approved.

Treasurer’s Report

Rob reported we have $20,664.45.  It was approved

Committee Reports

Hoosier Classic Mike reported for Jenifer that 2023 will be 3 rings and we have verbal commitments from all 3 judges and soon as signed contracts are in hand the names will be released.  IDGA will apply for the Nubian, Alpine, and Sable Specialty.

State Fair—Teena has verbal commitment on Open Show Judge.  She is working on getting the Dairy Goats into the Supreme Showmanship and waiting to get word on this before getting 4-H judge.

YouthNikki reported that they are working on their own webpage.  They are adding points to the series for attending workshops and meetings. 

There was a discussion held about Youth Representative position.   It was decided that the prize would be increased to $300 for the Representative and $150 for the runner up. There would be a committee appointed by the President that would be updated the presentations requirements to today’s technological abilities, the create a list of requirements that are expected of them after award the positions and would determine the Youth Representative and Runner Up.  The idea of a separate scholarship was tabled. 

Fall Conference—Brenda Lightner will be co-chairing this

Unfinished Business–None

New Business:

By-Laws—There was discussion about when and where to vote for the slate of officers.  A motion was made and passed to have the slate of officers presented at the May meeting and have online options and in voting at a short business meeting at the fall conference.  There was also discussion held, a motion was made and passed to continue to have a business meeting at NAILE on Saturday. 

Membership—Discussion was held of what is the benefit of being a member beside the fellowship at the membership meetings and the website.  There were some ideas for a discount at the Hoosier Classic, bring back the show bill/packet, a newsletter whether printed or online and a members only area on the website.


The meeting was adjourned and a Christmas gift exchange was held.

The youth were guided through a kid necropsy and a Christmas craft by Brenda Lightner and Casey Stearns.  They also had a gift exchange.

Upcoming Meeting:  

January 8, 2023 at Hendricks County 4-H Complex Center—Speaker Elizabeth Straw from ISDA about DHIR

February 12, 2023 at Reproductive Specialty Group Lebanon Indiana

Submitted by Crystal Servies, Secretary