ILR Show Division
FLEECE COMMITTEE Minutes
January 26, 2009
Conference Call Meeting – 7 pm EST
Committee Members – Val Carmichael
Mary Jo Miller
Fran Soukup – Chair
Pamela Tait – Secretary
Meeting was called to order at 7:05 EST. All committee members
Minutes from January 12, 2009, conference call already approved
Mary Jo informed committee that we need to make pages for the
rule book. Examples of items to be included are: divisions,
classes, timeframe for showing a particular fleece,
disqualifications for fleeces, etc. We will need to submit our
rules to the Rules Committee for approval.
Fran to work on rules book, Lynda and Betty to help on the
finished goods portion.
Committee went over the agenda proposed via email by Fran:
1. Develop a list of Frequently Asked Questions, with
Val and Pam to work on developing the list of FAQ for the Fiber
Committee. Questions are to be geared towards showing fleece.
2. Develop a list of big awards, annual awards, comparable to
the halter year end awards, or alternate individual show
Mary Jo to work on these ideas and get back with the group.
3. Formulate a more complete reply to Jim Krowka /
incorporate his suggestions.
Fran to ask Jims permission to distribute the material he
handed out at Nationals in November to the rest of the Fiber
Committee for review and consideration. Fran also to contact
Niki Kuklenski to discuss Classic llama definitions.
Committee will table a scorecard for Shorn Fleece for Classic
llamas; not sure if the class will have participation in the
Shorn Fleece division.
4. Update from Val on the Yahoo Group.
The Yahoo group is up and being utilized already by the Fleece
Committee. Thank you to Val for her work on this.
Note: Any attachments being sent amongst the committee should be
done via email, as these do not attach to everyone via the Yahoo
5. Identify a process for responding to new emails.
Pam (as Secretary) to respond to incoming Fleece Committee
suggestions and emails and will copy Fran (as Chair). Committee
will then discuss input / suggestions received from members, and
Fran (as Chair) will get back to the member.
Betty made a motion to approve; Mary Jo seconded motion. Motion
was unanimously passed.
6. Project budgetary needs.
Apparently, we will have a budget. The
amount is yet to be announced. But, what would we want? How best
can we use funds?
A suggestion was made to have all Fleece Division forms
available online for members and superintendants use. Fran and
Mary Jo will ask the Governing Board about the costs associated
with having the forms online.
A Fleece Show Management Guide is something that will be needed.
This can also be made available online.
Fleece Committee will also need some budgetary consideration for
educational materials. This topic will be a continuing
conversation and will be kept on the agenda.
It was suggested an article be submitted for LamaLink magazine.
However, a volunteer did not come forward at this time. Fran is
to contact the PR group who is preparing an ad in the Celebrity
materials to request adding a bullet related to Fleece.
7. Come back to the Governing Board with a better name for
Fleece on Llama, such as Fleece On.
Fleece On is the name we keep coming back to, although the
Classic class will be referred to as Coat On.
Val made a motion to approve Fleece On for the division name;
Mary Jo seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
8. Identify additional subcommittees.
Judges Subcommittee – we need to come up with rules for
education for judges. Item tabled until next meeting.
Education Subcommittee – tabled.
FAQ Subcommittee – Val and Pam to work on these.
Awards Subcommittee – Mary Jo starting this off by posting a
proposed list of awards.
Marketing Lama Fiber – tabled.
9. Explore the idea of a large ILR face to face meeting, no
Locations that have been suggested are: The Benedictine
Monastery in Galesburg, IL, before the middle of March, or
Celebrity, coming in a day early.
Three able to participate at Celebrity and three in Galesburg.
The whole committee is not available for either of these
10. Fleece judging materials.
A 2 oz Spinners Choice class was proposed to be added to the
class lists in the Fiber Division. Since it is shorn fleece, it
would technically be a class in the Shorn Fleece division. Class
would need to be optional as not all fleece judges are
able/willing to complete the requirements of hand spinning each
entry, and this would need to be discussed prior to the
superintendant hiring their judge for this class, as are many of
the Products Classes.
Pam made a motion to approve this class; Val seconded motion.
Motion passed unanimously.
Fran to work on scorecard for this class.
Fran also to work on rules now since the scorecards for Shorn
Fleece and Fleece On are agreeable to all. Betty made a motion
for approval of Fran starting on the fleece scorecard rules;
Mary Jo seconded motion. Motion passed unanimously. The fleece
judging subcommittee will be included in the drafting of these
11. Finished Fiber Products judging materials.
Rules will need to differentiate between novice, intermediate
and experienced (advanced) exhibitors not only on yarns but also
on finished goods classes.
Fran asked about class placing cards and would like them to
match the Halter and Performance Divisions class placing cards.
Mary Jo to ask ILR Board about uniformity amongst the divisions
Next Governing Board meeting will be February 18th,
Next Fleece Committee meeting will be Monday, February
16th, 2009, and February 23rd will be our backup date.
Mary Jo made a motion to adjourn meeting; Betty seconded motion.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:35 EST.
Minutes submitted by Pamela Tait, Fiber Committee Secretary.