2024 June GLAA Board Minutes

GLAA Minutes June 17, 2024

Attending: Kevin, Jan, Chris, Margery.
Absent: Elden

Margery reported on the progress for 2025 alpaca show. Looking for new volunteer coordinator; Becky looking for a charity to receive silent auction proceeds; committees being reviewed; following up with Lynne Johnson; Jan Clingman will handle finances. Need for volunteers has grown (for instance 1 ring to 3 rings). Reach out to participating farms for volunteers. Becky took over for Mark Shillcox fleece show coordinator. Need new ideas for entertainment, liked the fashion show, include other vendors, UW Fashion School, AOA Student Design contest, etc. 

UW Veterinary School is starting a two-week unit on camelids!! 

Marketing Committee exploration: next month. Read Elden’s email re Lynn Eden’s article “Saving Alpaca Shows” and be prepared to discuss. 

Jan discussed Open Herd’s new platform. She is looking at new platforms, still likes Word Press, but Open Herd is making some important new changes. She is working with Open Herd on improvements such as easier website management, alpaca centric. Our current cost is about $400 annually, will go to about $600 annually with all the improvements. Looking at October beta implementation for GLAA to accommodate January membership renewals. Thanks for your hard work on this, Jan! 

Meeting adjourned at 6:40 PM
Next meeting July 22, 2024, 6 PM   

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Christine Rogers.