Association shall be knows as the OKLAHOMA MEAT GOAT ASSOCIATION, and
shall at all time be operated and conducted as a non-profit
The purpose of this Association shall be to promote meat
goats a a viable source of long term and stable income in a diversified
ranching operation, to establish a group breeding plan for the
improvement of meat goats, and to enhance consumer demand a the retail
Educate the general public about the role and use of goats in
Promote environmentally responsible use of grazing land.
Explore long-term markets a home and abroad.
Encourage and help facilitate direct marketing strategies by
Promote goat meat in the supermarket through development of
high quality, lean vacuum packed cuts.
Promote goat meat as an acceptable mat product from both a
cuisine and health aspect.
Promote and assist acceptance of meat goats as a recognized
class in 4-H and FFA livestock shows.
Establish uniformity in conformation by providing a list of
available Association certified judges.
Provide educational information on the principles of
selection for increased reproduction and weight gain.
Offer opportunities for the purchase of high quality breeding
stock through Association sanctioned sales.
principal place of business shall be the permanent residence of the
Secretary/Treasurer of the Association.
Association colors shall be dark blue and white.
logo of the Association shall be in the form impressed hereon
1 Any person who pledges himself to support and obey this Constitution
and By-Laws and advance its objective may become a member (eligible for
one vote per paid membership) of this Association on the payment of the
sum of thirty ($30.00) dollars. Any person who is eighteen years
of age and under may become a junior member (eligible to vote in the
OYMGA only), of this Association on the payment of the sum of ten
2 Members and junior members of the Association shall be retained and
expelled from office or membership in accordance with such rules and
regulations as the Board of Directors may from time to time,
adopt. In all matters governed by the vote of the members, each
member in attendance at any of the meetings shall be entitled to one
1 The Board of Directors of this Association shall consist of a
President, Vice-President Secretary, Treasurer and four other
Directors. The offices of Secretary and Treasurer may be combined
at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
2 The business and property of the Association shall be managed and
controlled by the Board of Directors.
1 The Annual Meeting of the members shall be held at a time and place
to be fixed by resolution of the Board of Directors. Member will
be notified in writing of the place, date and time of the Annual
Meeting thirty (30) days in advance.
2 A special meeting of the membership may be called by a majority vote
of the Board of Directors at any time with 30 days written notice to
each member in good standing. Members present at the meeting
shall constitute a quorum. Place and time shall be printed in the
1 The election of all directors shall take place at the annual
meeting. Each member present shall be entitled to one vote.
Any director shall be elected by a simple majority and shall hold their
office for three years, with initial terms being staggered as detailed
in Article IV, Section 2.
SECTION 2 The Board of Directors shall be selected as
follows: Members will be nominated from the general membership
roster. Each candidate may have the opportunity to solicit
votes. At the annual meeting, candidates will b presented to the
assembly for election. The candidates receiving the highest
number of votes will be elected to a three year term as Director of the
The first Annual Meeting will elect Directors on a staggered term of
- Seat 1
- Seat 5
- Seat 2
- Seat 6
- Seat 3
- Seat 7
- Seat 4
Thereafter, all directors shall be elected for a term of
three years. This allows for a rotation three year election cycle
of Seats 1 and 5; Seats 2,4, and 6; Seat 3 and 7.
3 No person shall be eligible for election as a director unless he is a
member in good standing of this organization.
1 In case of vacancy on any office, the Board of Directors shall have
power to fill such vacancy for a time not extending beyond the next
annual meeting. If a board member is absent from three (3)
consecutive meetings, the board of directors has the option to dismiss
that board member. A board member is considered absent if not
attending in person, or via video/audio conference.
of the President
1 It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of
the Association. He/She shall appoint such committees as are
deemed necessary y the Association and shall be an ex-officio member of
all committees. He/She shall perform such other duties as usually
pertain to their office.
of the Vice-President
1 The Vice-President shall preside at all meetings of the Association
in the absence of the President and, in such event, he/she shall have
the authority to perform the duties of the President. He/She
shall assume the duties of the President in the event of the vacancy in
the office. The Vice-President is program chairman at each annual
meeting. The Vice-President is responsible or recruiting new
of the Secretary/Treasurer
1 The Secretary/Treasurer shall give due and proper notice of all
meetings of the Association and shall record the proceedings of the
same. All committee meeting records shall be kept by the
Secretary and copies sent to the President, Vice-President, and each
member of said committee. He/She shall receive all monies and
keep an accurate account thereof. All checks drawn on fund of the
Association shall be signed in the name of the Association by the
Secretary/Treasurer and either the President or the
Vice-President. He/She shall have charge of all, if any
publications, subject to such rules and regulations as the Board of
Directors of the Association may from time to time provide.
He/She shall make such reports of the receipts and disbursements and of
his activity and in such form and manner as the Board of Directors may
direct. The accounts of the Secretary/Treasurer shall be audited
annually or at such times as the Board of Directors may direct. A
copy of the report shall be supplied to each officer and director by
of the Board of Directors
1 Meetings of the Board of Directors shall meet at such time and place
as the board may direct. The president may call a meeting of the
Board at ay time by giving ten day's written notice to each member of
the Board, a majority of four shall constitute a quorum for the
transaction of business.
of the Board of Directors
1 The Board of Directors shall have the management of the affairs of
the Association and shall exercise all such powers and do such acts as
are usually done by a Board of Directors, subject at all times to the
Association's Constitution and By-Laws. It may adopt such board
policies as are necessary for the transaction of business.
to Constitution and By-Laws
1 This constitution and By-Laws may be amended at any annual meeting
when the proposed amendment has been sent to all members thirty days
prior to the annual meeting. The approval of two-thirds of the
members present at the meeting shall be required for the adoption of