When Harvey Considine died in April of 2005, many ADGA members across the United States generously contributed to a memorial fund created through the ADGA office at the request of the Considine family. One of the ADGA programs that Harvey most heartily endorsed was the official judges training system; he constantly mentored interested persons. Recognizing that the financial cost of attending is often prohibitive, the Harvey Considine Memorial Fund offers worthy new, young applicants, as well as first time renewing candidates, a stipend in the amount of a candidate registration fee for any given event. Three such stipends have already been granted in recent years.
Funds are held in a special account and controlled by the ADGA Association Manager. Contributions to the fund are welcomed. Decisions to disperse funds are made by a three member board of trustees, currently all from the Considine family.
Applying is simple: 1) Submit an essay of no more than one thousand words detailing experience with dairy goats and personal reasons for wishing to become an ADGA licensed judge. 2) Contact no more than three persons to submit letters of reference about the person applying. Such persons could be ADGA judges, directors, or reputable breeders, youth project leaders and/or vocational agriculture instructors. 3) Send all information in one envelope clearly labeled Application for Harvey Considine Memorial Fund Stipend to Shirley McKenzie, Association Manager, c/o ADGA, PO Box 865, Spindale, NC 28160. Internet application may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with appropriate attachments.
Deadline for applications will be April 30. Successful applicants will be notified by May 31. The amount of a candidate registration will be credited to his/her account at the ADGA office. Only one such stipend may be granted to any one person.