Meeting Minutes – 7-28-2016

AGHA BOARD MINUTES – 7-28-2016

July 28th, 2016 12 PM Central time.

Roll Call – A Quorum was present.

The following were present:
President Angela Ingraham
Vice-President Jack Rowland
Secretary Pro Tem/Treasurer Kim Consol
Region 2 Director Susan Williamson
Region 3 Director Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Not present:
Region 4 Director Heather Nesler
Advisor to the Board Kevin Fall

Approval of Minutes

The May Minutes were submitted to board members prior to the meeting. There
were no corrections. Sect./Treas. Kim Consol made a motion to approve the
Minutes. Region 3 Director Deborah Niemann-Boehle seconded the motion. All
were in favor.

Treasurer’s Reports

The May and June Treasurer’s Reports were submitted to board members prior
to the meeting. The President declared the May and June Treasurer’s Reports to
go on record.

Membership letter from registrar

The board discussed the Registrar’s letter, which is sent to new members.

Region 5 Director position

The board discussed the Region 5 position, vacated by Rico Silvera. Two members
had been nominated for this position, by email.

Member at Large

The board discussed adding a Member at Large to the board, using one of the
members nominated for Region 5 Director.

Genetic Recovery Proposal

Discussion was held on adding an additional requirement to the Genetic Recovery
Proposal.

Newsletter & MailChimp

The board discussed whether the newsletter should be public or for members
only.

Mother Earth News Fair

Region 3 Director Deborah Niemann-Boehle made a motion that we attend the
September Mother Earth News Fair, and spend up to $500. on lodging and
supplies. Region 2 Director Susan Williamson seconded the motion. All were in
favor. Attendance at this fair will only happen provided that we have sufficient
coverage by members during the event.

Litter Registration form

Inconsistency in the litter forms was discussed. Vice-President Jack Rowland will
look into solutions.

Deceased Hogs

There is a new policy for registrations. Sect./Treas. Kim Consol made a motion
that deceased hogs should have a notation, which would be – D, after their name.
Region 2 Director Susan Williamson seconded. All were in favor.

Name Change Proposal

Sect./Treas. Kim Consol made a motion that there be a policy that hogs that have
not produced offspring may have their name changed only with the permission of
the breeder, and that hogs that have produced registered offspring will not be
allowed to have name changes. This will be in effect now. Region 3 Director
Deborah Niemann-Boehle seconded the motion. All were in favor. The President
declared the motion passed.
President Angela Ingraham made a motion that we have a new litter notification
form on the website to help determine the population of all Guinea Hogs, both
registered and unregistered, we’ll have a simple litter notification form that does
not require the applicant to be a member, for the purpose of getting a feel for the
population of all Guinea Hogs. Litter notification starts Jan. 2017. Sect./Treas.

Kim Consol seconded the motion. All were in favor. The President declared the motion passed.

Meeting adjourned by President Angela Ingraham at 1:08 PM CST