called to order:
7:05pm EDT. Justin Timm, Kristy Brown, Pam Jensen, Mary Jo
Miller, John McDougall, Mark Smith, Beth Myers, Tami Lash,
Father Ryan, Fran Soukup, Karen Baum, Jan Wassink and
Kathi McKinney were present.
from April 14, 2009. Motion by John, second by Fran. Unanimous
refer to committee minutes for committee proposals discussed at
Governing Board meetings. Approved proposals will be posted on
the ILR website,
www.lamaregistry.com, under the Show Forms and Documents
page of the ILR-SD information site.
Committeee - presented by Beth Myers
committee has received a lot of feed back regarding youth
judging and concerns about cell phones. A motion to add the
verbiage Exhibitors in youth judging are not permitted to
use cellular phones, PDA, pagers or other electronic
devises. Motion Pam, second Justin. Unanimous approval.
Committee - presented by Justin Timm
committee presented a proposed order for classes to be held.
After much discussion, the consensus of the governing board was
that since classic, suri and silky consider fleece
characteristics to be considered in those classes and the other
classes consider fleece coverage, a preferred order would be:
suri, silky, classic, light/medium, medium/heavy and extreme
heavy. Judges would have the discretion to move animals out of
the exhibitor assigned fleece divisions if the animal does not
fit with the rest of the animals in the class. Motion by Beth,
second by John. Unanimous approval, however, since this is
different from the halter committees recommendation, it will be
returned to the halter committee for final approval. If the
halter committee disagrees with changes, it will be resubmitted
to the Governing Board.
Non-breeders – working and fleece gelding descriptions accepted.
Non-breeder will replace the term gelding and will include
surgically altered males, females and animals with a veterinary
certificate stating that the animal is physically incapable of
reproduction. Working non-breeders will show first.
llamas – the committee initially proposed that the mini classes
be offered as optional classes, but reconsidered and represented
that mini classes should be offered as a halter division class.
Show management will be required to measure the animals on-site
before the start of the show so that animals can be reassigned
to their proper division if they exceed the mini guidelines.
Motion by Fran, second by Father Ryan. Unanimous approval. The
halter committee will revisit the mini proposal and ask for some
clarification on heights. Also, mini non-breeders will show in
the assigned mini classes, not in the non-breeder division.
specialty classes – the halter committee proposed keeping
special interest halter classes optional and not receive ILR
points. This would include country of origin classes, color
classes, etc. Motion: optional specialty classes may be held at
ILR-SD sanctioned shows, but no points will be awarded. Motion
by Pam, second by Tami. Motion approved unanimously.
combined fleece divisions – the proposed combinations was
amended to read: Show management has the option to combine
fleece division classes as necessary to achieve adequate numbers
for maximum points or if entries in a particular class are very
small. The goal of combined classes is to compare animals of
similar phenotype and fleece characteristics or coverage, and
keep the competition comparable for all competitors.
approved ILR-SD halter classes: mini, suri, silky, classic,
light/medium, medium/heavy, extreme heavy, working non-breeder
and fleece non-breeder.
divisions: the committee recommendations were amended as
– 5-12mths – may be divided into two divisions as needed based
on number of entries or logical separation of entries by age. ie/
junior juvenile, senior juveniles
13-24mths - may be divided into two divisions as needed based on
number of entries or logical separation of entries by age. ie/
junior yearlings, senior yearlings.
olds – 25-36mths may be divided into two divisions as needed
based on number of entries or logical separation of entries by
37mths or more may be divided into two divisions as needed based
on number of entries or logical separation of entries by age
management may combine or divide classes as needed to optimize
points and evenly distribute ages of entries. Motion by Beth,
second by Tami. Motion passes unanimously, but will be returned
to the halter committee for final approval. If the halter
committee disagrees with changes, it will be resubmitted to the
Animal age on day of show will be used to determine appropriate
Showmanship – amended to include properly trimmed toenail in
preparation statement. Motion by Mary Jo, second by Pam.
Unanimous approval. This new verbiage will be added to the Youth
division description of showmanship as well.
descriptions – the fleece committee recommended additional
wording and some revisions to the halter committee presentation.
It will return to committee to review and revise and will be
Conformation descriptions – amended balance description point
of elbow (not shoulder), typo on separate halves and change
substitute motion for flight in gait evaluation. Motion to
approve as amended by Pam, second by John. Unanimous approval.
Sire – change to offer 2 or 3 entrees but require more than one
dam be represented in the group.
Dam – no changes
Pair – rejected as approved combination but can be used as
optional class without points awarded.
Father Ryan presented a template for a proposed first annual
International ILR-SD show. Much discussion followed including
pricing for classes for members vs non-members. Father Ryan has
scheduled a tour of a proposed facility on May 6 and has invited
ILR-SD Governing Board members to join him if they are
available. Motion to give Father Ryan permission to proceed with
show planning in concept, and report back to the ILR-SD
Governing Board in 30 days with a proposed budget and letters of
intent from sponsors. Motion by Tami, second by John. 11 ayes,
one abstain (Father Ryan). Father Ryan then rescinded his
abstention and voted aye for unanimous approval.
May 19, 2009 at 8pm EDT.
by Tami, second Karen. Meeting adjourned at 10.58 EDT.
Brown, GB Secretary