ILR Show Division Fleece Committee Minutes - October 14, 2013
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ILR Show Division

October 14, 201

Conference Call Meeting - October 14, 2013, 8:00 pm EST 

Committee Members Present:  Judy Ross - Chair, Rawna Hamann - Secretary, Kathi McKinney, Eran McCarty, Maryan Baker, Jenni Jimmerson                                                            


Meeting was called to order at 9:00 pm EST.  6 committee members were present.


Minutes from 7-16-13 meeting - approved by email and sent to office for posting. 


1.                   Fleece committee member introductions: Welcomed new member BOD liaison, Kathy McKinney. Kathy reminded us as a committee what our responsibilities are, and the reason for a Governing Board and that what is discussed in committee is to stay in committee until minutes are completed and submitted to be posted.

2.                   Survey: The survey results were discussed.

a.       Impressed that 16 states responded, but still not enough members responded.

b.       Discussed that more education is needed as indicated by several of the comments.

c.       Comments about why members are not showing: main reason is expense; next is lack of understanding how to prepare fleece for showing.

d.       Annualized weight chart question was discussed. Everyone was given a chance to express desires and reasons to keep or drop. In summary, more data needs to be taken and more education to members needs to be sent out.

                                                   i.      Motion made by Jenni; Second by Maryan: Motion -  to drop the weight chart from the score card.

                                                 ii.      A roll call Vote was taken and it was a 3-3 split vote; therefore Motion failed.

e.       Kathy made a motion that the committee conduct a 6-month education blast about the annualized weight, its importance compared to other breed standards, pros and cons for llama fleece. At the end of 6 months, send out a new survey developed by Fleece Committee to only llama owners asking only about annulized weight. Second by Eran.

                                                   i.      Roll call vote was taken and all 6 members voted to pass motion.

3.                  Scorecards:

a.       Maryan suggested that we modify the scorecards for easier adding in order to make less errors and to use/read the scorecards easier. Rawna has a sample one she created last year (as a sample to try) - same scores for everything, just a grouping of the scores. Rawna was asked to send out the sample cards to all members to review before next meeting. Then it was suggested that if we approve, send it to all fleece judges and get feedback. All changes must be submitted by Nov. 15, 2013.

Next meeting:

Rawna will send a date grid to everyone to determine a date as soon as possible for next meeting; 8:00 EST

Motion to adjourn was made by Judy; Maryann seconded. All ayes, motion passed. 

Meeting adjourned at 10:20pm 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.