President’s Letter – National Show – February 24, 2014

February 24, 2014

To all ABGA members,

Your Board of Directors and National Show Committee members are working very hard to
make this year’s 20th anniversary of the Boer Goat’s arrival in the US a very special event.
We will be holding the 2014 ABGA National Show at Fonner Park in Grand Island, Nebraska
from June 9th through June 14th. This facility has several new options we’ve never had the
privilege to use in the past, such as a VIP room and big screen monitors throughout the
barns, which would allow exhibitors to watch the show from anywhere in the facility.

As with any new opportunity, this also brings new challenges, like how to use them and
more importantly how to pay for them. Many great ideas have been discussed and hundreds
of hours devoted to making this National Show one not to be missed. We are still working
out the details and want to make sure everyone knows they will be offered the opportunity
to be part of anything we do.

Some were recently contacted about the ability to purchase “end caps” and we are indeed
looking at doing something new with them this year. The details are still being ironed out,
but the National Show Committee will be bringing a proposal to the Board outlining their
plans for this new avenue for supporting and helping to offset the cost of our National Show,
while also funding the use of new technology. Any payments sent to the office are in the
process of being refunded, and the office will not be accepting further payments toward end
caps until the details have been finalized.

Your Board of Directors wants to assure you that once a course of action has been decided
on, every member will be given an equal chance to participate and purchase anything
offered to support this event.

We hope you have put the dates on your calendar and are planning to come show off your
animals, watch the show, enjoy the fellowship with other members, and see the many
extras we’re planning to incorporate in celebrating this 20-year milestone.

Brad Mackey

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