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January 7, 2012

LMGA Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 10:45am by vice-president Roddy Poole. Roll call was taken. Present
were Roddy Poole, Chris Tauzin, Donna Heinrich, Cliff Hebert, Tiersa Hebert, Andre Delcambre, Morris
Helmer, Kathy Helmer, Melinda Tauzin, Jason Mouton, and Hunter Tauzin. Absent were president Mike
Tynes, Parson Belgard, Jimmy Weems, and Rickey Hendrix.

Cliff Hebert informed the Board the president Mike Tynes gave him and Roddy Poole a verbal
resignation of his position. Chris Tauzin motioned to accept his resignation and Morris Helmer seconded
the motion. All were in favor.

Chris Tauzin nominated Roddy Poole to become active president. Donna Heinrich seconded the motion.
Roddy Poole accepted the position and all were in favor.

Andre Delcambre nominated Morris Helmer as vice president. Donna Heinrich seconded the motion.
Morris Helmer accepted the position. All were in favor.

Cliff Hebert gave the financial/LA Bred reports for all of 2011. Chris Tauzin made a motion to accept the
report. Andre Delcambre seconded. All were in favor.

Old Business: Discussion was brought up again about adding premium money to the LA Bred market
champions at State Fair as well as the ALTAC sale.

New Business:

Discussion of the LA Bred Showdown was brought up. Donna Heinrich stated that the board had started
the Showdown to help widen the market for LA Bred goats as well as recognize LA breeders. She stated
that it did not meet the complete purpose it was intended.

Cliff Hebert made a motion to cancel the Showdown for 2012. Morris Helmer seconded the motion. All
were in favor.

Discussion was made to spend the premium money from the Showdown at LSU for 2013. State Fair was
also spoken of but discussion was tabled until the next meeting.

Donna Heinrich made a motion to pay at the 2013 LSU State Livestock Show, $2000 to the grand
champion LA Bred wether , $1000 to the reserve champion LA Bred wether, $100 to each division(5
divisions) champion, and $50 to each reserve division champion. Morris Helmer seconded the motion.
All were in favor.


Donna Heinrich made a motion to pay at the 2013 LSU State Livestock Show, $500 to the grand LA Bred
champion and $250 to the reserve LA Bred champions for the full blood doe, full blood buck, percentage
doe, commercial doe, AOB doe, and AOB buck. Chris Tauzin seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Donna Heinrich made a motion to pay at the 2013 LSU State Livestock Show, $100 to the grand LA Bred
champion and $50 to the reserve LA Bred champion for the pygmy doe, pygmy buck and percentage
buck classes. Morris Helmer seconded the motion. All were in favor. The LMGA does not recognize
the classes at its shows but does have some breeders buying tags for these animals. The board agreed
to monitor tag sales and try to gather input from its breeder members about these three classes. Once
tag sales increased to levels of the other classes, the premium money could be increased.

A recess for lunch was taken at 12:20pm.

The meeting was called to order at 1:10pm.

Discussion was made about holding a show in the fall to replace the showdown much like the summer
show. Discussion was also made about using more affordable judges to make more money at these
shows. It was agreed to try to hire judges based on distance and affordability. Alternate dates were
discussed for a fall show.

Chris Tauzin made a motion to hold the fall show in Crowley on November 10 of 2012. Andre Delcambre
seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Discussion of revisions of the bylaws was brought up.

Discussion was made on the position of LA Bred Representative. The board of directors has the final say
on all matters governing the LA Bred program and since the old system of two separate accounts had
been done away with several years ago, it was decided that the position was no longer necessary.
Morris Helmer made a motion to do away with the LA Bred Representative position. Chris Tauzin
seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Show rules were discussed. The board decided to add to its show rules that the LMGA recognizes full
blood does, full blood bucks, percentage does, commercial does, AOB does, AOB bucks, market does,
and market wethers.

Cliff Hebert made a motion to change rule #5 to read that market wethers will be shown by weight. This
will eliminate the mouthing of wethers at LMGA shows. Morris Helmer seconded the motion. All were
in favor.

Cliff Hebert made a motion to delete rule #2 under market does that read market does must have their
baby teeth. Chris Tauzin seconded the motion. All were in favor.


Donna Heinrich made a motion to delete from bylaw 5- section 2 the first paragraph and the opening
sentence from the second paragraph. Chris Tauzin seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Cliff Hebert made a motion to add to the beginning of bylaw 5- section 2 the following: Starting 90 days
before the fall meeting, anyone wishing to run for a board of directors seat, must submit so, in writing,
to the president or secretary/treasurer no later than 30 days before the fall meeting. Morris Helmer
seconded the motion. All were in favor.

General membership meetings were discussed. Donna Heinrich made a motion to strike part of the first
sentence from bylaw 4- section 1. The first sentence will now read , An annual meeting will be held at
the fall of each year as provided by the articles of incorporation. Morris Helmer seconded the motion.
All were in favor.

Discussion was brought up about the website. Cliff Hebert obtained information from Go Daddy about
managing the website. Donna Heinrich obtained information from Collene Zaplac about managing the
website. Cliff and Donna both talked about not wanting to deal with Go Daddy any longer due to the
complexity of the site.

Chris Tauzin made a motion to hire Ms. Zaplac to manage the website. Morris Helmer seconded the
motion. All were in favor.

Memberships were read a approved.

Discussion was brought up about hosting a sale.

Morris Helmer made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Andre Delcambre seconded the motion. All
were in favor.

Roddy Poole adjourned the meeting at 3pm.


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