ILR Show Division
FLEECE COMMITTEE Minutes
February 16, 2009
Committee Members – Val
Mary Jo Miller
Fran Soukup - Chair
Pamela Tait - Secretary
Meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm EST.
All committee members present.
Minutes from Jan 26th meeting –
Motion to approve by Betty; Mary Jo seconded motion. Motion
Lynda had put together a proposed budget
for the Fiber Committee, which Fran has forwarded to the Finance
Committee chair. Income and expenses were estimated, based on
what we could initially think our division would need.Val made a
motion to accept the budget as submitted; Mary Jo seconded
motion. Motion passed unanimously.
* Rules and scorecards have been submitted to the Governing
Board and Rules Committees for approval.
* Fran brought up the question of crossbreds showing in the ILR
SD in fleece. Mary Jo read off the current rule on crossbreds
for halter (requiring LL registration) versus the rules for
performance, fiber, showmanship, youth (needing only a recording
number). Committee decided that we would like the fleece entries
to have the same LL requirement as halter so that llamas are
competing against llamas.
* Fran gave her report back on the Coat-On scorecard; that
scorecard has been submitted to the Governing Board and Rules
Committees for approval.
* A draft of the Fleece Management Guide was submitted to each
committee member on Feb 14th for their review. The
management guide was put together by Judy Ross, and
acknowledgement goes out to Judy for her work on this. It was
suggested that a great source of volunteers for fleece shows
could be found in local guilds and/or fiber groups. Approval was
given to Fran to continue with the management guide.
* The term Fleece Products was suggested as the official name
for the yarn and finished goods classes. Betty made a motion to
approve Fleece Products; Val seconded the motion. Motion
* It was suggested that the term General Appearance on the
Fleece Products scorecards was too subjective and general of a
term. The committee needs to come up with a better term and
definition, relative to the class being judged.
*The committee went over some of the rules for the Fleece
Products classes. It was agreed that the minimum size of the
yarn skeins should be 2 ounces; all submissions shall be made by
*Lynda will continue working on Rules for Fleece Products with
help from Fran. Entry tags will be needed for the Fleece
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
* Pam reported to
the committee with the 6 questions/answers she came up with so
far. More Q&A are needed. Fran suggested going back to the
management guide and definitions, and Pam will report back with
some additional Q&A to submit.
AWARDS AND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS
* Mary Jo reported back that the awards and lifetime
achievements for the fiber division should be similar to those
in the halter and performance divisions. As we have not heard
what those divisions are doing, we will try to come up with
something to present to the governing board.
* The committee discussed that we should have an awards system
for the exhibitors in the Fleece Products classes.
MARKETING/ EDUCATION – JUDGES/ EDUCATION
Tabled until next
Mary Jo put
together an article for submission in the March fiber issue of
Camelid Quarterly, along with help from Fran. Thank you to Mary
Jo and Fran for their work on this article.
FLEECE SHOW CIRCUIT
It was suggested
that we look at the possibility of making it easier for
exhibitors to show their fleeces at multiple fleece shows by
giving the exhibitors the option to have their submitted fleeces
forwarded between fleece shows. There are several logistical
concerns, one being shipping of the fleeces. Permission would
be needed by the fleece show from the exhibitor to do this, and
shows would need to agree to do this. Pam will continue working
on this idea and report back to the committee.
Next conference call meeting will be
Monday, March 16th, 2009, at 7 pm EST.
Pam made a motion to adjourn the meeting;
Val seconded motion. Motion passed unanimously, and the meeting
was adjourned at 8:50 EST.
Minutes submitted by Pamela Tait, ILR Fiber