ARF Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

January 17, 2022

Board of Directors

Abe Rosenbloom (President)
Patricia Craven (Vice President)
Michelle Ing (Secretary) (absent)
Pat Long (Treasurer)
Karen Baum (absent)
Randy Larson (absent)

President Abe Rosenbloom called the meeting to order at 9:12 p.m. EST.

Secretary’s Report

Abe moved and Pat seconded the motion to approve the minutes from our last meeting.

Treasurer’s Report

Abe moved and Patricia seconded the motion to approve the treasurer’s report.


The board discussed the cooperative agreement with Morris Animal Foundation (MAF). The MAF portal is set to open on April 1 with proposal review scheduled for August.

Patricia stated that Curtis Youngs and Andy Merriwether had agreed to write articles about their ARF-funded studies for Alpacas Magazine.

The board discussed asking AOA to send out a donation letter to their membership. Abe will write a draft. Patricia will check on the status of check-off donations on the AOA membership renewal and alpaca registration forms.

Meeting Wrap

The next meeting will be March 14, 2022.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:36 p.m. EST

Treasurer's Report for January 2022
1 October – 31 December 2021


Beginning Balance

Interest EarnedNovember15.67
Total Income $25.83
Texas Agri LifeMinute1,500.00
Research New YorkMerriwether2,999.70
Total Expenses $4,499.70

Ending Balance



Beginning Balance

Interest EarnedNovember1.58
Total Income $3.17
Total Expenses 0

Ending Balance