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minigoatmembership

mgba membership

ENQUIRIES/UPDATE MEMBERSHIP DETAILS:
MEMBERSHIP OFFICER -
Karen Atkinson- EMAIL: 07 54947717.

Membership year is from 1st January to the 31st December.(AGM 2015)

The Miniature Goat Breeders Association of Australia Inc. is an exclusive group that values the contributions of all its members, and conducts all business in an open, transparent and accountable manner.
Membership is open to owners, breeders and all goat enthusiasts alike. Please refer to the Miniature Goat Breeders Association's Code of Ethics and Code of Sportsmanship for membership conditions. MGBA Membership may include one single person, family members of the same household or two adults under the same stud name (Joint membership). Membership is not transferable

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND FEES

NEW MEMBERS NOT WANTING TO BREED - ORDINARY OR SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED. You can join with ordinarly membership and apply at later time for a stud name if you decide you would like to breed.
MEMBERS WANTING TO BREED - ORDINARY MEMBERSHP PLUS STUD PREFIX REQUIRED.


Bank details for membership payments please scroll to bottom of the page.


NEW MEMBERSHIPS

$65.00 New ordinary Membership joining 1st January – 30th June ($10 joining fee and $55.00 membership fee)
$45.00 Prorata Rate Joining 1st July – 31st December ($10 joining fee and $35 membership fee)   

APPLICATION FORM MEMBERSHIP ONLY
($65.00 joining 1st January-30th June or Prorata rate $45.00 joining1st July - 31st December)
APPLICATION STUD PREFIX APPLICATION

ARE YOU A SCHOOL OR COLLEGE? The MGBA offers FREE yearly membership for all approved educational facilities. Please make contact to find out if you are eligible.


MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS  
$55.00 Renewal before due date 31st December   No Form Required.
$65.00 Renewal after 31st December ($10 rejoining fee and $55.00 membership renewal)  No Form Required.
$35.00 Social Membership Renewal (no prorata offered). No Form Required.
Members are responsible to update any changes to contact details.  


RETURNING MEMBERS OVER 12 MONTH PERIOD OF NOT HOLDING MEMBERSHIP

$65.00 Renewal 31st December – 30th June ($10 rejoining fee and $55.00 membership renewal)  Form Required
$45.00 Prorata Renewal 1st July – 31st December ($10 joining fee and $35.00 membership renewal).  Form Required. 


SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP
is open to any person who is not a breeder. This membership class has been added to facilitate anyone who wants to be part of the Miniature Goat Breeders Association of Australia Inc. to participate in the Miniature Goat events to show their registered pet goat/s, to receive and have access to news and events or for the retired breeder who may be finding homes for the last of their little ones and simply wants to stay in the loop.
If you decide to breed you must change to an ordinary membership and you will then be eligible to register a stud prefix with the MGBA and also enjoy access to the registry database.

$45.00 New Membership joining 1st January – 31st December ($10 joining fee and $35.00 membership fee) APPLICATION FORM
Prorata Rate not offered


$25.00 MEMBERS ONLY REFERRAL 1 Years social membership. APPLICATION FORM MEMBERS ONLY.
Rules:
Referring Members must hold full membership. The new Social Member must agree to the Association rules by filling out application form. $25.00 payment and application must be payed by current refering member. Social Membership application is subject to Committee Approval as per all membership applications within the MGBA .



STUD PREFIX (NEW BREEDERS)

$30.00 (one off payment for life of membership) APPLICATION FORM
Your Stud Prefix (Name of Stud) is for your exclusive use. It will precede the names of the animals you register. When applying for a stud prefix, you are required to submit two (2) different names in order of preference - we will make every effort to allocate you with your first choice unless that name has already been registered or is deemed unsuitable. Once a Stud name has been registered your Prefix is exclusive and may not be used for new animal registrations by other Members.
For further information please visit the BREEDERS PAGE



LEVEL BENEFITS

ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS ORDINARY MEMBERSHP PLUS STUD PREFIX BENEFITS SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
- access to online breed database.
- can participate at MGBA shows and events.
- may obtain a breeders prefix
- access to Members message board
- unlimited free classified advertising
- can show animals
- can transfer/lease and height upgrade animals
- can register animals (not own stud prefix)
- can be nominated for positions within the MGBA
- can apply for Steward/Judge courses.
- can be an MGBA judge on qualification
- Regular MGBA Newsletter
- Member/Stud listing in MGBA website
- one vote

- Able to register own bred stock under prefix

- access to online breed database.
- can participate at MGBA shows and events.
- may obtain a breeders prefix
- access to Members message board
- unlimited free classified advertising
- can show animals
- can transfer/lease and height upgrade animals
- can register animals.
- can be nominated for positions within the MGBA
- can apply for Steward/Judge courses.
- can be an MGBA judge on qualification
- Regular MGBA Newsletter
- Member/Stud listing in MGBA website
- one vote

- can participate at MGBA shows and events.
- can transfer and height upgrade animals
- cannot register animals
- cannot be nominated for positions within the MGBA
- cannot be a MGBA judge.
- no voting rights

 

 

 

 

Where does my membership go?
$10.00 from every new membership and every annual membership renewal each year with the MGBA is returned back to the state the member joined or renewed and put into a state "kitty" for each state to use per calendar year for breed promotions, shows, information days or Christmas get together's.
$14.00 from every membership is paid to Premium Breed for each membership subscription to access the online Miniature Goat database.
All other funds cover funding for states, judges transport, printing costs for newsletters, website and domain costs and misc items over the year including outside sponsorship.
Becoming an MGBA member.
You must read and understand the MGBA Code of Ethics which will advise you of your responsibilities as a member of the MGBA before lodging your application. Your application must be approved by the Committee and all membership fees must be paid in full and be clear funds.
Showing - If you want to show your goats and would like to bring children, other family members or friends to handle your stock, they do not need to be members, goats are entered under your membership (ordinary or social) and anyone can come and handle your goats on the day!
Membership information: Membership renewal is due and payable by the 1st January annually to be a current financial member. Membership must be current to vote and participate at shows as well as have access to other member benefits. A $10 rejoining fee will be charged for memberships that have not been renewed prior to 30th February each year.
ENQUIRIES- Simone O'Brien-EMAIL: contact@simoneobrien.com or phone 0407118081



PAYMENTS

Direct Deposit/ Money Order and Cheque ($5.00 Cheque processing fee)
MINIATURE GOAT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA INC

Australian Registered Body Number: 169 787 099, Incorporated Number: IA35943 (2007)
ANZ Bank
BSB: 014509
Account: 485194316
**** Please use your stud name or your surname for reference.

Please allow 2 weeks for membership processing. If your application takes longer than 2 weeks please contact the membership officer. If you need an application rushed through for showing or a gift, please contact the membership officer.

 

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