ILR Show Division
Committee Members Present: Judy
Ross - Chair, Rawna Hamann - Secretary, Mary Jo
Miller, Eran McCarty, Maryan Baker
to attend: Jenni Jimmerson due to work conflict
CALL TO ORDER:
Meeting was called to order at 8:00 pm EDT. 5 committee members
Minutes from 9-24-12 meeting - approved by email and sent to
office for posting.
Fleece committee member introductions:
Welcomed new members, Maryan
Baker and Eran McCarty
Election of Committee Chair and Secretary
Judy nominated by Rawna & Seconded Maryan - Passed
Rawna nominated by Judy & Seconded Maryan - Passed
2012/13 Fleece Judging Forms Recap
Forms have been simplified; reminded to look them over,
use them and see how they work for 2013. Research backed up the
changes. Judges test includes changes for all judges to become
familiar with the new information and weight charts.
reminded us to check minutes online of the other committees, but
especially the Governing board (meets every 2-3 months) and the
Judges Committee (meets monthly). These minutes can affect the
Vision Ideas for 2013
More Fleece shows outside of llama shows such as Minn.
Fleece Conf and Kristy Browns' Spring Clean-up, Puyallup, WA
Spring Fair fleece show, Black Sheep Gathering in Oregon, to
name a few. Eran will work on 'flyer' with our help to send to
show superintendents to help them incorporate llama fleece shows
into their established shows, using ILR Fleece judges.
Discussion regarding more research this year at the
fleece shows for more weights. Judy will update us with the
form/questions to be addressed. At the end of the year, we will
discuss if additional changes in weight charts are needed based
on this years' research.
Youth divisions for fleece - points are for the animal at
all levels; if youth - then it is by the young person showing
the llama. Generally, most people are trying to collect point
for the llama. Instead, encourage youth to enter more products
in the youth division.
Fleece clinics without becoming Judges. Information
clinics about fleece.
Workshops at yarn and fiber stores/shops/events
Suggestion was made to add additional color division
classes. However it was brought to our attention that ILR-SD
already allows for additional non-point classes, which the color
division classes would be. These are allowed subject to show
Open Book Test being finalized and should be out soon.
Changes will be in guidebook which will be out soon.
The Annualized weight chart is a TOOL for the judges and
not available for everyone. If enough people want one, then we
can discuss that option.
Suggested that all fleece judges keep a journal of the
comments and suggestions heard at the shows this year of both
positive and negative; notes will remind us to discuss the issue
at a later fleece meeting.
Date to be determined; 8:00 pm
Motion to adjourn
was made by Mary Jo; Maryan seconded. All ayes, motion passed.
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 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 Secretary.