2023 NAPgA Calendars are HERE!

The calendar photo contest was a huge success this year and the winners are in! We have a lovely calendar to show for your wonderful photographic efforts. These high quality calendars make wonderful Christmas gifts and will put a smile on your face all year long!

https://www.napga.org/store/napga-calendar/

Shipping is included with each purchase.

Many thanks to all who submitted photos and to all who voted. As always, this is the BEST calendar yet!

2023 NAPgA Photo Contest

It’s time for the annual NAPgA calendar contest!
Your best photos have been submitted and it’s time to vote for our favorites!
– You may vote for up to 12 different photos.
– To vote, click on the photo and leave your name in the box below. You may also leave a comment, but your name is vital since it allows more than one person from the same household/membership to vote without appearing to stuff the ballot box. 😉
– Please vote for no more than ONE photo from each batch. This is a departure from past years in which you could vote for two photos from each member’s selection. However, we have so many submissions now that we want to encourage you to spread your votes out amongst all the entrants. This gives more people a chance to win a full calendar page!
– Polls close on Sunday evening, Oct. 23rd
Here is the link to the photo submissions:

https://www.napga.org/2023-calendar-contest/

You can also access the above link through the “Members Only” section of the NAPgA website.
Let the voting begin!

Packgoats in the Press!

We recently came across an article about packgoats on Yahoo! Jodie Gullickson has a packgoat guiding business near Carson, NV called High Sierra Packgoats. Follow the link below!

https://www.yahoo.com/now/weight-off-shoulders-literally-hike-160000365.html

NAPgA Rendezvous 2022!

Mark your calendars and come join the fun! The 2022 Rendy will be held June 16-19 near the Salt Creek Summit Sno Park outside of Joseph, OR.  The road to the Rendy is paved except for the last 1/8th mile from the Sno Park to the Rendy site.  There is no cell service once you leave Joseph.

There is a pond where you can get water for your goats.  You will need to bring water for yourself.

The Forest Service required NAPgA’s Best Management Practices be part of the permit so everyone will need to follow them while at the Rendy.  Here is a link to the BMPs: https://www.napga.org/resources/best-management-practices-psr/

Here are the 2022 Rendy Rules

A great lineup of classes will be offered and for the first time we will be offering youth specific classes, too, so be sure to bring the next generation of goat packers! 

Here is the full Rendy Schedule

Bring your musical instruments for some tunes around the campfire!

Map of the area: 

NAPgA Virtual Auction 2022!

Mark your calendars!  The virtual auction begins June 1st at 8pm MST and ends on June 5th at 8pm MST.

Desarae Starck has once again volunteered to run the auction.  Thank you Desarae!

A number of great items have already been donated but we need more!

Those who donate items can choose to have the money from the high bid on their donation(s) be placed in the NAPgA General Fund or the UC Research Study Fund.  Please note this when you send the photos and descriptions to Desarae.

Send donation photos and description to:

Desarae Starck – starckdesarae@yahoo.com

Link to the virtual auction: https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/napga-2022-virtual-auction-32003?fbclid=IwAR3n1MVl-EKMaQ8BqflHFcXho5JBXScVRXMST_U-OplkU9Gt6dOXpNYKCNA

Items will be posted throughout the month of May so keep checking back!