Best wishes to Rosalee Sinn, humanitarian, activist, grandmother, longtime supporter and Secretary-Treasurer of IGA, and lover of goats on her birthday, October 21.
Rosalee Sinn who worked for Heifer International for over 30 years, was at the International Conference on Goats in Arizona where IGA was borne and one of the key people in convincing Heifer International to sponsor IGA when it was being organized. She was the Editor of the IGA newsletter for most of the 1980s as well as the Secretary-Treasurer from 1993 to 1999. As many longtime members of IGA will know, Rosalee was for many years the social glue which kept many people involved with IGA.
In her work with Heifer International and IGA, Rosalee learned to truly love goats. While she was Regional Director for Heifer her staff organized the shipment of goats and cattle to many countries. In 1980, she worked on a goat farm in California and also in Cameroon. This inspired her to study for her Master’s degree in Animal Science and she was awarded the degree in 1984 and immediately began teaching goat husbandry. She published the first edition of Raising Goats for Milk and Meat in 1985.
Rosalee also helped to initiate Women in Livestock Development also sponsored by Heifer International. This organization helped to sponsor many young women for training in animal husbandry and rural development.
In 1989, Rosalee was recognized for her leadership in humanitarian development by being awarded the Pearl S. Buck Women’s Award for Humanitarian service.
Rosalee’s love of people, service attitude, “get it done” spirit and love of goats have made her a great friend and supporter of IGA. Best wishes.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.