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2010 INBA News

President's Letter 4th Quarter 2010
Written by Marshall Losey
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 00:00
Here in Northern Arizona we are still in winter’s grip. I’m very grateful for lights and electricity in the barn and heaters in the water troughs. The bucks are beginning to calm down and eat now that the majority of the does are bred, except for the few annoying dry yearlings that I chose to hold over in order to decrease our workload. About every 3 weeks they send the bucks in to an uproar for a few days and it causes me to rethink my decision but I really don’t want June/July kids!

With many of you already kidding, and our first kids expected around the middle of March it’s time to get our kidding and milking supplies in order. Also, be sure to check the nitrogen level on your semen tanks as they are easily forgotten during the busy time of kid- ding season.
Show season is coming fast. Many clubs are really struggling in order to host shows this year so be sure to offer help in any way that you can. Sponsor a class, donate to the show raffle, donate awards, bring extra animals in order to help sanction if needed, provide trans- portation for the judges, volunteer to ring-steward. We all have to help if we want to keep these shows going.

I want to remind everyone to help in some way to support the youth in your area. Volunteer to lead or assist a 4-H or FFA club. Provide healthy animals and guidance to new dairy goat owners. The youth of today will be our INBA of the future.

Thanks so much to Ziggy Ginest for Volunteering to chair our All- American Program. Our club is based solely upon it’s volunteers.

If you haven’t already, be sure to send in your INBA membership renewal immediately. It is also time to take advantage of a special advertising offer, for just $10 you and your herd can be a part of INBA's annual full-page co-op ad in the April, NUBIAN EDITION of United Caprine News. Your ad can include your herd name and up to six additional lines of contact information (such as your name, ad- dress, phone number, email, website url, and/or a short tag line).Payment can be made either by check (made out to INBA and mailed to the Caroline Lawson) or through the PayPal link now up on the INBA website at: www.i-n-b-a.org. Deadline is March 2nd!

Please contact your INBA Board with questions or comments. We need your input in order to serve you better. Wishing you the happiest of New Years!

In peace and thanks,

Marshall Losey
INBA President

President's Letter 3rd Quarter 2010
Written by Marshall Losey
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 16:11
Dear Fellow INBA Members,

For most of us the 2010 kid crop is now weaned, show season is winding down and the bucks and does are beginning to show some interest in one another.

We are now charged with making the important decisions on which bucks to breed to our does in order to improve upon our desired strengths and traits. I am always amazed with how many times my breeding “plans” will change from day to day until the deed is done! I’m sure that I have killed off a small forest somewhere, due to the numerous pages and scratch paper notes that contain my “formulas” for next years “winners”. The reality is that the best laid breeding plans are ultimately tossed into the genetic game of chance. We can do our best to stack the odds in our favor but as with most things caprine, the goats are in control.

I want to take a moment to thank the 2010 KY National Show Committee and Host Group. You did an outstanding job! The show ran smoothly and efficiently, the wine and cheese sam- pling and colorama sale were excellent! I also want to con- gratulate Delaney Schmer for being selected as the 2010 ADGA National Premier Youth Exhibitor.

The 2010 INBA Annual Meeting is fast approaching. Please consider attending if at all possible. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19th in the Barcelona Room at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Tucson, AZ. We are seeking donations for the INBA Raffle table. Take a look around and see what you might have to donate.

Please note that there is an election ballot included in this news- letter. Please select up to four names for INBA Director. Ballots must be postmarked by October 1, 2010 in order to be counted.

*** We still need a volunteer chairperson for the INBA All- American Program. Please contact me if interested. *** (note: this position has been filled)

In peace and thanks,
Marshall Losey
INBA President

2010 Election Results
Written by Brent Deitrich
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 16:09
INBA welcomes back to the board our four incumbent directors: Mary Clarke, Leslie Diaz, Kathy Goodin, and Karen Senn.

Thank you everyone for voting!

2010 INBA Premier Nubian Youth Exhibitor
Written by Brent Deitrich
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 16:07

Congratulations to:

Delaney Schmer


2010 ADGA Nationals Nubian Premier Youth Exhibitor with ADGA Youth Representative Hannah Larson (center) and Alternate Youth Representative
Bethany Parker (left).


Photo by Caroline Lawson, TLC Farms

2010 INBA Annual Meeting Minutes
Written by Brent Deitrich
Thursdaya, 23 November 2010 15:56
INTERNATIONAL NUBIAN BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
2010 Annual Meeting Minutes


The 2010 Annual Meeting of the International Nubian Breeders Association was held on October 19, 2010 at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Tucson, Arizona. The meeting was called to order at 5:15 p.m. Board members present were Marshall Losey, President; Caroline Lawson, Secretary-Treasurer; Katherine Goodin and Leslie Diaz.

Motion by Kathy Goodin, with a second by Leslie Diaz to waive reading of the 2010 Annual Meeting minutes. Motion carried. Treasurer’s report presented by Caroline Lawson. INBA checking and PayPal accounts total $9,871.41. A summary of income and expenses will be printed in the INBA newsletter. Motion by Kathy Goodin, second by Ziggy Ginest to accept Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

Specialty Committee – Only five specialty shows were held in 2010 - one each in Districts 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. At this time, we have received results and pictures back from two of the five shows.

Newsletter – Kathy Goodin will continue as Newsletter Editor and Leslie Diaz will have newsletters printed and mailed.

Merits & Awards – For the 2009 Merits & Awards program, 103 certificates were given to 11 owner-participants.

Fundraising Committee – Kathy Goodin reported that raffle donations have been received from Jeffers, Valley Vet, Hoegger’s and a number of individuals. Once again, the Lister Clippers donated by INBA have been the most popular item as well as a paper mache Nubian head donated by Debbie Emholtz. Thank you to everyone who so generously donated items to our raffle!

All American Committee – Marshall Losey reported that Jane Robinett had stepped down as Chair of this committee and asked members if anyone might be interested in volunteering to take her place. Ziggy Ginest said she would do so. Ziggy will work with Jane to make sure everything is in place before the All American submission deadline of December 1, 2010.

Election Results – Caroline presented results of this year’s election of Board Members: Mary Clarke, Leslie Diaz, Kathy Goodin and Karen Senn will be returning to the Board.

Marshall asked for new business. Members recognized Delaney Schmer as the winner of the 2010 Premier Youth Nubian Breeder award sponsored by INBA at the ADGA National Show. Members also recognized Brent Deitrich for producing the new INBA website.

Alice Hall offered to provide a copy of her book, “Nubian History” to an INBA member who might be interested in updating it. Kathy Goodin said she would work with Mrs. Hall on this project. Caroline Lawson suggested Steve Considine would also be an excellent source of historical information.

There being no further business, motion by Leslie Diaz, second by Laura Evans to adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Caroline Lawson

New Website Overview & A Look Back
Written By Brent Deitrich
Tuesday, 30 March 2010  19:13

Welcome to INBA's new website look! When I volunteered to donate a website framework redesign last year from my design company, Live View Studios, I was anticipating it would be completed in a month, but hosting technologies threw a few glitches into the works. However, here we are at last and I hope you enjoy the new look as well as some of the features that I've outlined below that will make the website a much more interactive and user friendly experience, as well as giving our volunteers the ability to update things much quicker.

One of the things you'll notice right away is the more interactive home page, with clearer navigation and more concise 'talking points' - the things that people look for right away when they come to the home page, highlighted in a graphical way.



Under Nubians, this menu has been redesigned to be more navigable, including the National Champion areas. We'll feature the last National Show in a more prominent way, with the past Nationals neatly archived and also searchable (the whole site is searchable through the search box on every page in the left column.

Under the Nubian menu, you'll find just about everything breed related, including the history, breed standard, and one of the features that I am the most excited about when compared to the previous site functionality - the Find A Breeder page. On the last site, this was a static HTML page that had been used for several years. It did the job, but didn't show you breeders that were nearby you at a quick glance.








The new Find A Breeder is an entire component that allows you to search by radius miles around your location for a breeder that is close to you. If you're not already listed here, and you're an INBA member, we offer a free listing to all our members. You can submit your information using the simple form on the left hand side, and we'll add you as soon as possible.

To use the breeder locator, just enter your street address, town name, or zip code into the search field at the top, set the miles in radius that you want to search by, and you'll be provided with a list of breeders that are close to you. You can always toggle all the breeders that are listed by clicking 'more results' in the bottom left. Snazzy!

The Programs menu has been redesigned to be a bit more archiveable and easily updated. All the old information from the previous site is still here, and can be viewed easily.

The bottom of every page shows you the Latest News, all recent updates to each program, and our rotating member business card advertising in one streamlined container.




The News link at the top of the site will become a constant feed of the newest club related information from officers, chairs, etc - presented in a blog-style format.

We also have the ability to offer a lot more interactivity on this site, which we'll develop even further in the future - like a Members Area, Polls, and much more. I'm sure as time goes along we'll figure out many more things that can be utilized. The good news is we have a solid framework to build it all on for the future, whereas our previous site was just HTML files with no framework or structure underneath it.

As I close this out, I wanted to take a look back at the past INBA websites, from the first design that was put out online to the current site .. we've come a long way!

This was our first site, circa 2003:




These two designs served us between 2003 to the current time:



And our current design:



If you have any questions about interacting with the new design, feel free to contact us.

President's Letter 1st Quarter 2010
Written by Marshall Losey
Thursday, 25 February 2010  16:54

Written by Marshall Losey
Thursday, 25 February 2010 16:54
Dear INBA Members,

Here we are again with another kidding season underway. Such a busy but truly rewarding time for all of us. Nothing cuter than long-earred baby Nubian kids to make treading out into the cold, not such a chore.

We have an exciting year ahead of us. The INBA Board of Directors and Committees are hard at work on their respective areas, but we can always use more member input and participation. In the last newsletter there was an INBA committee appointment application and I want to thank everyone who sent theirs to me. Our INBA is solely run by volunteers and so participation is key to our continued success.

I really want to encourage the clubs and show secretaries that are holding an INBA Specialty Show this year, to please submit your QUALITY PHOTOS and results in order to receive your application refund and in order to give the class winners the recognition that they deserve. I also ask that the participants assist in any way that you can in order to be sure that your photos are taken and that results are submitted to the INBA so that your winning animals can be enjoyed by all of us.

I have very much enjoyed the discussions and member participation on the INBA Membership email list. Lot's of sharing of ideas and thought provoking topics. I hope to see this continue.

For those of you who have not paid your membership dues, please get them sent in ASAP as we don't want to lose any of you. You can renew your membership by pay-pal on our current website or fill out and submit the application found in this newsletter. It's fast and easy to join or renew. Our INBA membership dues continue to be among the lowest of all of the breed clubs.

Best wishes for a healthy and productive kidding season in 2010.

In peace,

Marshall Losey
INBA President


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