This meeting took the form of a Zoom call.
Topics discussed included:
-The Canadian National Goat Federation (CNGF) has been the lead organization for a total revision of the National Code of Practice for Goats. They reported to industry goat associations that there had been an over run in costs of producing the new version of the Code. They were looking to allied goat associations for financial assistance in covering the over run in costs. The CGS Board considered this request. They requested a tally of support from other associations before making a decision on support from CGS.
-A status report on both the level of CGS investments and the current bank account balances. Successful efforts are being made to increase interest income as anniversary dates for investments are reached. A study of levels of financial resources touched off a discussion of upcoming expenses, levels of fees for services and prospects for expanding the CGS investment portfolio. No definite decisions were taken on any of these topics at the September meeting. The discussion of future direction for the association’s programs and business activity was however; very helpful.
-Planning for the 2023 AGM in February was in motion at the time of the meeting.
-In order to stimulate further action on new activities two committees from within the Board were struck. One, for the 2023 Yearbook includes Tanya McCarthy, Raynald Dube, Susan Frazer and Jonathan Dugdale. The other committee working on a Youth Program includes Chris Grab, Jonathan Dugdale and Tanya McCarthy.
-In reviewing challenges with processing of certain items of registry work the Board decided to call upon the services of the pedigree committee. The composition and role of this committee is defined in CGS by-laws.
-From time to time incorrect information regarding the identity of animals can appear on Reports of Awards (ROAs) for sanctioned shows. A member had requested that steps be taken to revise show rules such that when inaccuracies or missing information re animals appeared on ROAs a process be developed for correction of this information so that animals would still receive championship legs. The Board approved a process whereby inaccuracies or omissions are identified, correct information is supplied and the respective Judge, Show Secretary, Show Chairman and Exhibitor sign a form noting the inaccuracies and information needed. When these steps are completed championship leg awards will be processed.
-Notice was provided that classifiers would meet in late October to discuss functioning of the 2022 program and make recommendations for Board consideration regarding revisions ot the program and ongoing improvements.