POSTAL BALLOT 1415-8

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POSTAL BALLOT 1415-8 

Voting Deadline is July 23, 2015.

SUSPEND THE $3.00 PER GOAT MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FEE AND CHARGE MEMBERS THE LOWER, ONLINE REGISTRATION FEE.

Sponsored by        Caroline Lawson, Kevin Kinney, Karen Smith, Julie Matthys, Lynn Fleming, Peter Snyder, Melissa O’Rourke, R. Cole Younger

Proposal              Mail-in goat registration fees will be lowered to match those of online registration fees beginning June 2, 2015 and will continue until December 31, 2015 or until online registration services are restored to the ADGA website.  If online registration services are still not available to members by December 31, 2015, the Board may consider extending this discount until such time the services are once again available.  If online registration services become available to members prior to December 31, 2015, discounts for mail-in registrations will be ended on the day the online service once again becomes available.  Members who have already paid mail-in registration fees for this time period will be given an account credit for their overpayment from ADGA.  Registrations pending in the office from June 2, 2015 will be charged the online registration fee.

Pro                         This will encourage members who are waiting to register their animals to go ahead and do so, thereby adding revenue lost due to the unavailability of online services.  ADGA will engender much good will by offering this lowered cost of registering goats for the period of time stated above.  Since pending registrations have not yet been charged a fee, account credits for overpayment can easily be made by office staff.

Con                        If the 8,500 registrations currently pending in the ADGA are given the $3.00 per registration rebate, it will be a difference of $25,500.00 between the mail-in price and the online price.  This could be considered lost revenue to ADGA.

Reasoning           Since online registration is not available at this time, members who need to register their animals are being forced to pay an extra $3 per animal to get them registered.  Offering a discount for mail-in registrations so they cost the same as the currently unavailable online registration fee is a member-friendly approach to dealing with the continued inability of the membership to use services that have been available to them for several years. Although it may cost ADGA money in the short-term, it will ultimately increase needed income that we are currently lacking.

Voting: 26 Yes votes: Adels, Anderson, Baden, Bozzo-Baldenegro, Campbell, Tom Considine, Cox, Dorsey, Fleming, Goddard, Henning, Kinney, Lawson, Losey, Matthys, O’Rourke, Reyna, Rowe, Saum, Smith, Snyder, Strickland, Tredway-Carter, Weaver, White, Younger.     5 No votes: Altheide, Cassette, Daniel Considine, Feaster-Eytchison, Parker. No abstentions. No not voting.

Postal Ballot motion carries.