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2010 Meeting Minutes
November 18, 2010
Author: Cheryl Miller-Harper
This is a
continuation of the November 11, 2010 meeting agenda.
4. New England Alpaca Classic
A discussion was held
to evaluate the information we received from the members who attended the New
England Coastal Classic at the DCU after we contacted them by phone for input
as to whether we should hold another show at the DCU in 2011 or not. We also discussed the proposed cost of the
show as compared to the 2009 show. It
was determined that the overall response from the attending members was very
favorable. We realize that with the current economic situation more marketing
for this show is important. We also need
to be creative in finding ways to keep the cost of entering the show down to
attract exhibitors. Ultimately, a
corporate sponsor would be ideal. If we
decide to proceed with the NEAC, we will explore this in more depth.
After a lengthy
discussion, a motion was made and seconded to hold the New England Alpaca
Classic at the DCU in Worcester on November 11 - 13, 2011.
Lennie will try to
come up with creative ways to save money and share this with us at our next
meeting. He will also talk to Nicola
Blake to see if she would be willing to get out a Constant Contact with this
information in the next week. An advance
copy should be sent to the Board for approval prior to it being sent to the
membership. Lennie will have her call
Bill so she can put this information into the new format.
5. NEAOBA News Online Proposal
The size of the page
is a concern, as scrolling is necessary to view the page in its entirety. As it currently is, it seems too tedious to
read. Also, we are still not clear about
the one-time charge for the set up. Barbie
will contact Alisa Mierzejewski with our concerns and get back to us in
The upcoming events
we know about for 2011 are NEAF and Farm and the Forest Expo.
We had another discussion
regarding the printing of more bumper stickers.
5000 last about two years and can be purchased for $1904. The Board was not sure that bumper stickers
get us the biggest bang for our buck, so other options will be explored. Sticky Note pads with the NEAOBA logo and
contact information were mentioned as a possibility. We will Google promo items for ideas.
This was discussed at
the November 11, 2010 meeting.
Matt was unable to
report on this as he was not able to make the meeting.
The renewal date of
January 1, 2011 is quickly approaching.
10. Other Business
The next meeting will
be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7:30 P.M.
The meeting adjourned
at 9:15 P.M.
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