President’s Ruminations – April 2014

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I’d like to wish everyone a happy spring. The year has already been very busy to date.

One key change already showing improvement over the previous process was to change our primary presence for GGBoA members to Facebook (you can join the Facebook group here). This has already set a new standard for communication as well as interaction among all members.

Thanks to the outstanding initiative from Bann Matson, GGBoA created its first breed club ad to be placed in the 2014 ADGA Membership Directory. The timeline was very aggressive: two days, from initial GGBoA communication through submission to ADGA. I would like to personally thank all members for their active participation in the creation of this ad.

We have appointed two committee chairpersons that will play key roles in the future development and promotion of GGBoA:

  • The first committee appointment was Bann Matson as Public Relations/Promotions Committee Chair. In this position, Bann and the committee will be responsible for all publication and communications on behalf of GGBoA. This appointment will ensure we establish consistency while promoting GGBoA.
  • Another appointment was Mary Wilson as Constitution Committee Chair. Mary and the committee will be responsible for revising the GGBoA constitution. The revision is needed to provide a stable functioning constitution by which all members shall serve.

The Database Committee has already submitted data to be loaded into the new Pedigree software. Changes to the default setup have proven to be challenging while creating a new Pedigree that is viewable with four generations from the internet. We continue to work with the software supplier to make the necessary changes.

It has truly been a pleasure to see all members working together for the common goal of promoting our wonderful breed. We continue to search for active volunteers to serve as committee members. If you would like to participate, please contact the chairperson directly.

In closing I would like to say “Thank You” to all members for embracing the changes that have already happened in 2014. We hope you agree we are making every attempt to develop a friendlier foundation for GGBoA through process change and communication.

Randy House, GGBoA President

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