August 20, 2012
The ASI Executive Board unanimously voted to approve the agenda as presented.
The ASI Executive Board unanimously voted to accept the minutes from the February 26-27 meeting with one change and the conference call minutes from May 29, June 12 and July 20, 2012.
It was moved unanimously to accept the July 2012 financials as presented.
It is planned to challenge the Payette Forest Principles in regard to the bighorn sheep. Idaho Wool Growers Association, along with Wyoming and Colorado Wool Growers, has requested a contribution of $20,000 from the ASI Guard Dog funds to support this legal action. It was approved unanimously.
The merger of the American Sheep and Goat Center into ASI has been finalized. The responsibility to approve the NLPA Sheep and Goat Fund budget and its directors now falls to ASI. There is a Memorandum of Understanding between NLPA Sheep and Goat Fund and ASI. The ASI Executive Board minutes now reflect the view that ASI looks forward to the extension of the MOU along with any needed revisions.