SVMGA elected new officers for 2014 at the 1-23-14 business meeting:President – Fontaine Talley First Vice President – Dave Snyder Second Vice President – Greg Wade Secretary – Bonnie Brown Treasurer – Gail Kingman At-Large Member – David Hudson
Treasurer Gail Kingman has served SVMGA flawlessly for four years and did not want to commit to a fifth, yet no one would volunteer to take the job. Instead of leaving the organization without a treasurer, Gail agreed to serve another year. This is unfair to Gail. SVMGA needs volunteers, and if no one will step up, the future of the organization is in doubt. Please consider becoming the SVMGA treasurer and give Gail a much-deserved break.
A special thanks to Denise Hudson for her two years as president of SVMGA. Despite numerous responsibilities on her farm, Denise was generous with her time, offering inventive ideas and energetic leadership. She helped mold SVMGA into a mature organization as well as a “lean, mean, selling machine” for goat and sheep producers. She has been a tireless promoter and goodwill ambassador for SVMGA, presenting the organization’s values and mission to local officials, producers and the general public. Denise’s tenure has been invaluable to the success of SVMGA. We all owe here a HUGE thank you!