November 11, 2010
Author: Cheryl Miller-Harper
1. Approval of minutes from the October 20, 2010
A motion was made and
seconded to accept the minutes from the last meeting as emailed.
2. Status of Action Items (old & new)
Update on accounts receivable from NEAOBA News
All past due accounts for NEAOBA
News were emailed and called by Lennie. Lennie
will be following up with another phone call.
Status of finding a Maine Rep
The names of two prospective ME Reps
had been sent to Matt previously. We are
hoping to have all the Reps in place in order to join our December 9 meeting
and participate in an initial conference call.
Update on issue of AOBA different state regs and show requirements
A summary will be sent to the BOD
by Matt in the next few days.
Progress on vet seminar
Matt is currently working with
Nicola Blake on this. An update will be
sent to the BOD soon.
Update for NEAOBA on Facebook
You can now look for NEAOBA on
Facebook. While we will list the events
we have participated in on Facebook, the Board wants to make sure that we keep
the website current with this information as well. Our website should drive people to Facebook,
so we will be adding the Facebook logo to the website.
Constant Contact on NEAOBA activities and accomplishments
The information that Barbie has
compiled for us on recent and upcoming events where NEAOBA had a booth will be
condensed by Bill and added to the Constant Contact going out to the membership
on December 1. This will be the annual
reminder that membership renewals are due on January 1, 2011.
3. Treasurer's Report
There are currently
no outstanding bills and the only receivables are the outstanding NEAOBA News
ads. A motion was made and seconded to
accept the Treasurer's Report as emailed.
4. New England Alpaca Classic
There was much
discussion centered on the topic of the NE Alpaca Classic. Lennie provided us with a final accounting of
the 2009 show that we could compare to the prices recently received from the
DCU for a 2011 show. There is an
increase in cost for the 2011 show, which led to the decision by the Board to
call every farm that attended the Coastal Classic at the DCU before we make a
decision on whether we should hold another show there in 2011. We will divide the farms by state and each
take one state to call to ask about their experience over the weekend and
reconvene our meeting on Thursday, November 18 to compare notes. Lennie will mail us with the participating
farms' contact information. He will also include the wording for the questions
so we all ask the same thing.
The New England Fiber
Festival was a well attended event. The
NEAOBA booth was in a highly visible spot where many visitors stopped to ask
questions and see the alpacas that Pam provided for us. In order to reserve this spot for 2011,
Cheryl has paid the space rental in full.
It was decided that the NEAOBA booth will return next year and that the
pen for animals will be for display only.
Due to the extremely
late hour, it was decided to adjourn the meeting and finish the rest of the
agenda items when we reconvene on Thursday, November 18 to talk about the New
England Alpaca Classic.
Meeting adjourned at
The next meeting is
November 18, 2010 at 7:30 P.M.
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