News and Announcements
It’s nomination time at the KGBA!
All positions on the board are annual except Member at Large (which alternates on a three year schedule). Descriptions of the positions are posted in the Bylaws, under the “Membership” section of the KGBA website at www.kindergoatbreeders.com.
Anyone interested in running for positions on the Board of Directors should contact the nominating committee as soon as possible. This year’s nominating committee consists of the following people:
Nominations need to be in by August 15th in order to have our ballots out by September first. Please spread the word – the success of our organization depends on the help and enthusiasm of our members!
The KGBA Board has had an exciting and busy start to the year, and we are hard at work trying to make the KGBA Association better than ever! We have some fresh new faces on the Board, and some exciting changes right around the corner. Some of the things that you should be seeing soon are:
A NEWSLETTER – After stalling last year, our newsletter is back on track, and coming soon to a mailbox near you (well, your mailbox, actually…). A special thanks to Jeanette Woods and Laura Kennett for working so hard to create past newsletters – I know you both did a ton of work, and they were awesome!
HERD EVALUATIONS – Tom Considine will be on the road this summer, and has graciously offered to come to farms within a certain radius of his show route for no additional traveling fee. We will be posting his route soon!
WEBSITE – We are updating the website with a fresh face and lots of new information. Please check back regularly, as this will be an ongoing project.
CALENDAR – We hope to put out a calendar this year, including photos submitted by members of all your beautiful Kinder goats. More details coming soon!
Please check back often to the Communique and the website – We would love ideas, suggestions and pictures!!! We can always use more photos of registered Kinder goats for the website, newsletters and future promotional materials. If you want to donate pictures that you have taken of your own registered Kinders, please send photos to: email@example.com **
We look forward to hearing from all of you, and to sharing a great new year of growth, goats and good times!
**By sending photos, you are agreeing to have them posted on the website with no compensation other than bragging rights. Depending on how many we receive, your photos may or may not be used, but we’ll also be posting pics to the communique in mini “breed brags,” so watch for them there, too!
As springs nears, the number of registration applications for new kids increases dramatically. It is extremely exciting to see how many new Kinder kids are being born, the increase in new herds, and the increased interest in our membership. This is a great time of growth for the Kinder Association and our little goats, and we couldn’t be happier about it. But as you breed, buy and sell your Kinders, please remember how important it is to make sure that all of your paperwork is current and cmplete.
On occasion, we run into issues with applications, and those problems are inevitably compounded if the goats in question have been sold or bred. PLEASE REGISTER YOUR GOATS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! It is not good practice to offer your bucks for buck service if they have not yet been registered, nor is it a good idea to sell kids as “registered” or “registerable” if their parents do not yet have papers. It is our responsibility as reputable breeders to supply buyers with all the information and documentation necessary to register their new goats. This includes ensuring that our own bucks and does are registered BEFORE we breed them, and certainly before selling their offspring, so that all paperwork can be completely quickly and without problems.
If you are buying new goats, the best way to protect yourself from problems is to require either:
A. The goats you are buying are registered, and you receive the registration(s) and signed transfer at the time of purchase.
B. Both parents are registered, and you receive copies of their registrations, a signed transfer, and a completed registration application for your new kid at the time of purchase.
If you purchase or breed to goats with “pending” registrations, the KGBA can not guarantee that your goats will actually be registrable with the association, so please protect yourselves – make sure that all paperwork is in order before you buy or breed!
The KGBA Board of Directors welcome any and all questions related to buying, selling, and breeding Kinders, and are happy to help you in any way we can. Please feel free to contact us at any time… we’re happy to help!
The votes are in for the 2013 Kinder Goat Breeder’s Association board positions!
Membership voting was higher than in past years, so thank you all for your enthusiasm and participation. The elected board members for 2013 are as follows:
President – Sue Beck
Vice President – Lisa Lamm
Secretary – Jean Jajan
Treasurer – Lisa Nauman
Member at Large – Carla Durham (on-going position)
Member at Large – Deb Ezzati
Member at Large – Beth Ten Dolle
Congratulations and welcome to all new board members! These members bring a diverse set of background experiences and leadership qualities to the KGBA, and I look forward to working with the entire board as we pursue exciting new opportunities to grow and improve.
While we are thrilled to welcome these new members to the KGBA board, the change is bittersweet, as we bid farewell to three long-time members and KGBA leaders.
Sue Huston, Ramona Birdsall and Dawn Leaming have all been on the board or years, working tirelessly for our members and our beloved goats. Dawn spreads the word about the Kinder goat at every opportunity she gets, and Sue and Ramona have worked hard to get Kinders into the show ring, and improve the breed through herd evaluations and education. Ladies – thank you so much for your hard work and dedication – the breed is better for having you in it, and we look forward to your continued involvement in it!
Thank you again to all our members for your hard work, support and participation!