ILR Show Division
August 30, 2011
Call Meeting August 30, 2011, 8:06 pm Eastern Time
Committee Members Present:
Pamela Tait Chair
Rawna Hamann Secretary
Mary Jo Miller
CALL TO ORDER:
Meeting was called to order at 8:06 pm EDT. All 6 committee
members were present.
April 4, 2011
meeting approved by email and sent to office for posting.
Fleece Awards & Fleece Products awards program: in the
guidelines. ILR is tracking them; certificates forth coming
Add "All Things Fleece" to Fleece Committee mission statement:
Fran moved that this addition be added. Betty second and it was
Letters: The Committee reviewed the letters of concern. There
was lengthy discussion over several sections of the letters. Pam
will compose response letters, which the Committee will preview
and make suggestions/changes before sending. There was
additional discussion as to whether we could have an e-bulletin
sent out with the changes recommended due to the concerns
brought forth. Some specific issues and recommendations are as
entries for exhibitor by not having exhibitors enter the fleece
division. Suggestion: We will suggest having exhibitors enter
with age only for some shows and the Judges can then make the
determination of divisions. Report back if this was better or
confusing for exhibitors with multiple entries. Suggestion:
Encourage show management to make labels or have exhibitors
write on the back of show number cards and they must bring them
to the Fleece On judging area.
awards need to be more prominent in show. It has been a problem
in larger shows that take longer to report postings; it is
something Show Management needs to plan for as judges do the
best they can.
scoring needs to be streamlined/understandable by all/scoring
sheet. Suggestion: Take the description paragraph from the
Guidebook and paste to the Show Superintendent information in
the Show Management Guide. Pam to contact Dar to make it
available under the Forms and Documents tab on the website.
success factors" for fleece show clerks/supers. Suggestion: Add
to show management guidelines Return Fleece On score cards to
exhibitors by hand or lay out for them to collect. The
information, notes and scores, etc. are important to the
need some changes and need a Suri grid. Annualized weight charts
adjust for llamas? Comments: These weights are from local
llama fleece weights, but we still need more data. Discussion
regarding how and when to collect data, and then look into
adjusting the scoring for the divisions.
division/judges? A long ways off in the conversations. Nothing
towards this at this time.
simplify our criteria Suri vs. "silky" definitions. It was
suggested to the contact the Halter Committee, as they are the
committee the sets the halter class descriptions, and to update
and clarify in guidebook.
Use of word
"crimp" versus "crinkle". Suggestion: adjust the definition with
more detail; within individual fibers; lock consistency
organized. Add crinkle definition to terms. Fran will
write updated definitions
of frequency and amplitude of crimp for the guidebook and try to
come up with a new single word for crimp and crinkle; at this
time, the word that best seems to fit is "structure."
changes/edits: Being done via e-mail with suggestions and
changes back to Pam in time for her to update and submit to
Governing Board before final meeting of the year.
discussion on above agenda items,
it was decided to table the following items from the planned
agenda until the next meeting:
2011 Gathering show
may need to contact show Superintendent for this information for
Transfer of results
to Show Manager
different fleece types / samples
w/descriptions of fleece types
Get & Produce
classes for Fleece Division
Date to be determined; 8:00 EST.
Motion to adjourn
was made by Fran; Rawna seconded. All ayes, motion passed.
Meeting adjourned at 10:32 pm
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 Secretary.