Monthly Archives: June 2015

DLGC 2015 Summer Meeting Schedule (updated June 10)

June 26 – Hillcrest Park Shelters A, B, & C (4th St & 15th Ave, Brookings)

4:00-6:00 PM        Board of Directors Meeting

6:00 PM                 Lamb Tasting and Fellowship

7:30 PM                 The Shepherd’s Gift: GM1 for HD Charity Auction

June 27- Pioneer Lutheran Church (20180 474th Ave, White)

8:30-9:00 AM      Registration for GM1 for HD Forum

Program               Huntington’s 101 – Dr. Steven Hersch, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical 

School & Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of   Neurology; Director, New England Center of Excellence for HD;  Director, Laboratory of Neurodegeneration & Neurotherapeutics via SKYPE

HD Family Stories – Wes & Kerry Hilton

Kate’s Story Update – Tara Hansen, her Mom

Ovine GM1 Gangliosidosis – Dr. Larry Holler, DVM, PhD South Dakota State University Professor of Veterinary Pathology, Dept. of Veterinary & Biomedical Science

Lamb Supper followed by Questions & Answer session, Cooperator meeting, & Tour of GM1 Sheep Facilities


To Hillcrest Park Shelter A:

From I-29: Exit 132 Turn West towards Brookings (6th Street). Go through three stoplights. On the 4th stoplight (17th Ave), turn South onto 17th Ave. Go to next stop sign and turn West onto 3rd Street. At the next stop sign, turn North onto 15th Ave. At 4th Street, turn back East (right) into the parking lot directly past Hillcrest Elementary School. Shelters will be in front of you!

The community pool is adjacent to the park, and day passes are available. There is also a playground for little kids.

To Pioneer Lutheran Church:

From I-29: Exit 140 (HWY 30, Bruce/White), go East towards White 1 mile to 474th Ave. Turn left (North) at PLC sign and drive 2 miles. Church is on the East side of the road.

Please R.S.V.P. to Mina @ 605.651.9530 or email by June 21 for Friday and Saturday. If you are only able to attend one day, that’s o.k., we’d love to see you!

Due to the extremely heavy 2015 summer demand for hotel rooms in Brookings, DLGC was unable to block-book rooms at a special rate for this meeting. If you plan on staying overnight, hotels say that they started releasing previously reserved rooms at the end of May. If you need help with contact information for Brookings hotels, please let Mina know and she can provide some phone numbers.


Auction to benefit The Shepherd’s Gift: GM1 for HD (Huntington’s Disease)

Charity Auction to Benefit

The Shepherd’s Gift: GM1 for HD

Friday June 26th 7:30 PM-8:30 PM

Hillcrest Park Shelter A, 4th St and 15th Ave, Brookings

Huntington’s Disease (HD) has been described as MS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease all rolled into one. This debilitating and fatal neurologic disease currently has no disease modifying treatment.

Sheep Farmers have joined together to raise a special genetic line of sheep that produce the GM1 to help HD families. Please join us as we raise funds to move GM1 into clinical trials.

We would like to thank the many local and regional artists who have generously donated items for the auction. You may view the items available from 7:30 to 8:00 pm. Auction begins at 8:01 pm. The auction is open to the public, so please let your friends know. Please come and join us to make this a successful event!

Event hosted by the Dakota Lamb Growers Cooperative. Thank you to Thrivent Financial for additional event support.

Auction Items:

Signed/Numbered Print by well known Brookings artist, Karen Kinder  Kinder sheep

Balancing Sheep Puzzle, Lynn and Diane PerryBalancing Sheep

Hand Knit, Hand Dyed Wool/Silk Shawlette, Jeri KurtzShawlette

Sheep Pelts, Lynn and Diane Perry

Hand knitted Women’s Wool Shepherd’s Socks, Jane RoyShepherd Socks

Children’s Wooden Farm Corral, Lynn and Diane Perry

And many more…