ILR Show Division
January 20, 2011
Conference Call Meeting – January 10, 2011, 7 pm EST
Committee Members Present:
Mary Jo Miller
Soukup – Chair
Pamela Tait – Secretar
Member – Rawna Hamann
CALL TO ORDER:
Meeting was called to order at 8:10 pm EST. 5 out of 6 committee
members were present.
November 15, 2010,
meeting – approved by email and sent to office for posting.
Introductions of Members
New committee member, Rawna Hamann, was welcomed to the
committee, and the introduction and short bio of each member was
Election of Officers
Fran nominated Pam Tait for Chair. Betty seconded and a voice
vote was made. Unanimous – Pam was selected as Chairperson of
the Fleece Committee for 2011. There was discussion regarding
all the work Fran as the leader has done to move the committee
along. A verbal thank you to Fran for all of her hard work was
given by all members.
Pam then nominated Fran for secretary. Rawna also volunteered
for the position. A voice vote was taken with a 3/1 vote for
Rawna as the new secretary.
Discussion of Goals for 2011
The goals for 2011 were decided and discussed as Education and
the International Show
There was a discussion regarding upcoming shows and the reason
for involvement in the shows. The purpose is to educate the
public and fiber enthusiasts in conjunction with an already
established livestock type event.
Articles – submission of articles are a form of education –
Rawna will compile information from industry publications, such
as submission dates, format, interest, etc. We will also get
some more additional articles on the website.
Fleece Judges – attend club and association meetings, guest
speakers at fiber guild meetings. Letters to associations
suggesting requests to demonstrate at meetings.
Develop guidelines of what to print and post for the
superintendents of fleece shows; help with designing educational
displays on lama fleece.
Fran has an article coming up in Llama Life II.
Betty has plans on working with another writer on an upcoming
article coming out in Camelid Quarterly at some future date.
Look into the Pacific NW llama Co-op for information or
submission of articles.
Education – Rawna and Judy
International Show – Pam and Fran
Fiber Guideline for New Class
Betty will submit the new, Other fleece product scorecard
definitions to Pam to send to the committee for review.
[Received after meeting: This scorecard is intended to be used
in two ways: First, as an additional, optional class for
superintendents to offer for exhibitors showing miscellaneous
items that do not fit into the established fleece products
classes (i.e. lead ropes, embroidery, etc); and second, to offer
the superintendents an Other/Misc fleece products class which
would include all of the items to be entered in (woven, knit,
felted, etc), in lieu of offering each individual class.] To be
voted on by members via e-mail.
It was noted that these new definitions should be added to the
updated Show Management Guide, when approved and the 2012
2011 Fleece Clinics
Mary Jo gave the committee an update on planned fleece clinics
for 2011. There is one scheduled at Niki Kuklenskis in
Washington on July 7, 8, 9 & 10, [fleece on 7-8 & halter,
performance, etc. on 9-10] and one at Barb Bakers in Ohio April
29 through May 1. These clinics have been approved by the judges
committee. Mary Jo and Judy are instructing at the Ohio clinic;
instructor at the WA clinic is Mary Jo, with Rawna and Maryan
Mary Jo will email an evaluation of fleece clinic participants
form to committee members for approval.
There are currently 11 Fleece Apprentices and 8 Certified Fleece
Mary Jo expressed her gratefulness to Fran for the fantastic
work with the Fleece Committee and for working circles around
all the other committees.
was discussed that we need to send an updated Show List and
Clinic List to current apprentices. Pam will contact Beth Myers
Items to be approved at the next meeting: the Show Management
Guide revisions and any revisions to the fleece clinic
Next Meeting: March 7, 2011, at 8:00 EST
Motion to adjourn
was made by Betty; Fran seconded. All ayes, motion passed.
Meeting adjourned at 9:29 pm EST.
Note: All motions approved by the Fleece Committee still need to
be approved by the Governing Board before they go into effect.
Minutes submitted by Rawna Hamann, ILR Fleece Committee