Tuesday, November 26, 2013

2014 Fee Changes

Hello Everyone!

Beginning January 1st, 2014, there will be three changes to the KGBA fee schedule. The changes are as follows:

1. We will be charging a $5 late fee on all membership renewals submitted after March first. Membership fees are due on the first of the year for all ongoing memberships. We hope that the new deadline for dues will enable us to keep our mailing lists, breeders listing and membership lists as consistent as possible. New members joining after the first of November will have their membership dues applied toward the following year, but all other members need to pay their dues early in the year in order to receive all member benefits as well as avoiding late fees.

2. There will be a $10 fee for all goats registered after they are a year old. This fee was already in place for goats registered after the age of 2, but we are still receiving a large number of late registrations, and our registrar is spending a great deal of time wading through paperwork in order to register multiple generations of goats at once. We encourage everyone to register their goats BEFORE breeding them in order to avoid confusion, problems and more work for our registrar. Thank you!

3. When transferring goats to a new owner, the discounted member fee will be used if EITHER party is a KGBA member. Previously, both parties were required to be members in order to receive the member fee.

Please feel free to contact any of the board members if you have questions or comments regarding fees, membership, or anything else related to your Kinder Goats. Our contact information is located on the KGBA website at www.kindergoatbreeders.com

Sunday, November 24, 2013

2014 Calendars Are Here!

The 2014 KGBA calendar is ready!
Thanks to the hard work of Lisa LaRose and Kelsee Gibbs, we are offering everyone the opportunity to purchase 2014 calendars featuring one of our favorite subjects - Kinder Goats! These calendars also make great gifts for your goat-loving friends!
Calendars are $15 each including postage. Orders and payment can be sent directly to Lisa at - lisalarose77@yahoo.com

Monday, November 11, 2013

KGBA Election Results

We are happy to announce that we had excellent voter participation in our recent election, resulting in a record number of returned ballots. Thank you all for your participation... your vote does count, and your voice (or lack thereof) makes this association what it is!

Voting results for KGBA board positions are as follows:

President - Sue Beck

Vice President - Lisa Lamm

Secretary - Jean Jajan

Treasurer - Lisa Naumann

Member at Large - Carla Durham

Member at Large - Lisa LaRose

Member at Large - Janet Rekow

Congratulations to all board members on their election, and a warm welcome to our new board member, Janet Rekow! We look forward to working with her in the years to come.

The ballot sent out this fall also included two proposed changes to our by-laws. All voting members were in favor of Proposition I, and and overwhelming majority were in favor of Proposition II. Therefor, as of January 1st, 2014, the by-laws will be amended accordingly to read:

Article XI - Fiscal Year - "The fiscal year and the operational year of the Association shall begin on January 1 and end on December 31 or the same year."

Article IX 0 Nominations and Elections - Section 1: Time and Elections - "The regular elections of Directors of the Association shall be held in the month of September of each calendar year and all Directors then elected shall serve the term for which they are respectively elected or until their successors are elected and qualified. Director nominees much be in good standing by March 1 of the election year. Board Members-at-Large shall serve for a term of three years, except when chosen by the Board of Directors to fill a vacancy by death or resignation, in which case they shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term."

Thank you all again for your support and participation as we look forward to a great new year with the KGBA!