New club officers
Richard Hulbert is now the new club Chairman and Jo-Anne Lamb the new Vice Chair.
See contacts page for particulars.
Spring Fling Report
The Norwich & District Goat Club exhibited at the Spring Fling on 31st March at the Royal Norfolk Show Ground. This is an event attracting more than 5000 visitors each year. This year featured more than 70 interactive stands and exhibits with activities aimed at children aged 4-14 years.
The aim was to make sure people understood where their food comes from, what is local to them and what is around them in the countryside.
Therefore our displays included:- learning all about goats and all aspects of goat keeping including the different breeds.
What a goat gives us and not just love & cuddles; but milk, yogurt, cheese, butter, meat, leather, wool, goats milk and hand cream.
Our displays also included who is who in the goat club and information regarding our Shows and forthcoming events.
We made sure that interactiveness was the key to teaching children and remembering their experiences. Therefore Sally Wilman’s kids and Richard Hulbert’s kids and nanny proved to be a big hit. The children were allowed to hold the kids, feed them and groom them.
Our team or Alan, Richard, Toby, Sheila, Graham, Sarah, Chloe & Zoe chatted to the public all day & together their knowledge of goats proved invaluable. We may have even have persuaded some new goat keepers to invest in a goat or 3 and join our club.
The colouring table was in constant use by both parents and their siblings.
We even sold goat shaped biscuits to help swell club funds.
Sam Joyce, RNAA education Co-ordinator & Juliette Tompkins, livestock Co-ordinator were very impressed by our efforts and are looking forward to our extended input next year.
The up to date calendar of events for 2015 can be viewed on the Diary page.
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