called to order
at 8:03 EDT. Mark Smith, Kathi McKinney, Bill Safreed, Kristy
Brown, Fran Soukup, Pam Jensen, Tami Lash, Beth Myer, Justin
Timm, Larry Steffel and Jan Wassink present. Unable to attend
call – Mary Jo Miller and John McDougall.
The ILR Board suggested that an executive committee be formed to
handle decisions between Governing Board meetings and any
decisions made by them would be ratified at the next Governing
Board meeting. It was suggested that the committee be made up of
the ILR President, the ILR Vice-president and three committee
chairpersons. Mark suggested the committee chairs for the rest
of 2009 be Justin, Fran and John. All agreed to these
Sept. – committee members whose term has expired can run again.
members can nominate themselves for ONE committee
go out October 15
counted late November
announced December 1st
members take office January 1, 2010
All information developed from the ILR-SD committees will be
jointly owned by the developers and the ILR-SD. No discussion.
DNA for ILR Champions
– the ILR Board had discussed requiring DNA for all champions
at the Face-to-Face and presented the options to the Governing
Board. There was discussion regarding whether it is necessary or
not. Many species spot check DNA on champions or for certain
placings. The ILR Board has discussed requiring DNA be on file
and stored for all new registrations in 2010 so if the IL-SD
would decide to spot check, it would be easy to do so after 2010
if that is deemed necessary. Topic tabled.
– no report, Mary Jo not on call.
– presented by Fran
Judging Clinic – 8 attendees, 5 for judging and 3 for education.
The class was well received by participants – Fran has already
shared the evaluations with the Governing Board. There was a net
profit on the clinic of $1.42
Judging Clinic – 19 paid attendees.
Committee – presented by Larry
budget year-to-date presented and discussed.
the finance committee to make the Public Relations/Promotions
(PR/P) subcommittee a separate entity from the finance
committee. There was much discussion and a suggestion was made
that the PR/P become an ILR committee and if there were
promotions related to the ILR-SD, the committee would address
those needs. Monica Brown has volunteered to chair the committee
and solicit her committee members pending ILR approval. The PR/P
would be assigned a budget for their committee. Topic tabled.
finance committee will prepare a template for finance requests
Reimbursement procedure was discussed – receipts and
administration fees should be submitted to Jan at the ILR office
Committee – presented by Beth. No report.
Committee – presented by Tami.
recommendations are presented for review and hopefully
approval at the next scheduled meeting on 7-28-09 for inclusion
current edition of the ILR-SD Guidebook.
animals may participate in advanced classes with no status
restriction, until they have earned 35 points in Novice or 5
a) This is not
mandatory, novice animals may remain in novice until
they have reached their 35 novice points.
b) If a handler
feels their novice animal can handle an advanced course and not
set their llamas training back, they can show them in the
advanced classes to help class numbers, etc.
c) Once a novice
animal earns 5 points in advanced, they then must move up to the
2) Shows that
offer driving classes should have a separate Champion and
Reserve award for Driving. These same classes will not be
eligible to be
included in the Performance Championships as they currently
Necessary slight modifications to the tabulation tables would be
necessary and should be approved at the same time.
A Versatility Champion award could be added as optional for show
management above and beyond the Performance and Driving
Versatility Champion would be inclusive of every class a llama
entered and shown in during the duration of a scheduled show.
This would not be inclusive of any youth or group classes.
3) We request
that Ground Driving be changed to a point class.
This will result in the following change to the performance
section of the ILR-SD Guidebook, on page 19. *Note – the same
description will be added for going back and forth between
novice and advanced.
A. PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES
2. Performance Classes
(1-3 to remain the same)
(4) Open Road/Pleasure Driving
(5) Obstacle/Manuvering Driving
(6) Open Road/Pleasure Ground Driving
(7) Obstacle/Manuvering Ground Driving
A llama can only enter one division of each (i.e., they can be
in Open Road Driving and Obstacle/Maneuvering Ground Driving, or
in Open Road Ground Driving and Obstacle/Maneuvering Driving,
but not in BOTH Open Road Driving and Open Road Ground Driving,
nor in BOTH Obstacle / Maneuvering Driving and Obstacle /
Maneuvering Ground Driving); likewise a llama could be in both
driving classes, but eligible for multiple-hitch ground driving
classes at the same show.
Also, llamas who have earned Driving class points may not go
back to Ground Driving classes of the same type Note points,
not ribbons or places, because 2nd out of two or 1st place out
of one doesn't prove readiness for working in harness.
Motion to approve
recommendations by Beth, second by Fran.Unanimous approval.
Halter Committee – presented by Justin.
The halter committee approved the new miniature llama
subcommittee recommendations for maximum height for a class. The
recommendations will be forwarded to the ILR-SD governing board
There was discussion of allowing prescreening for
classes before the class starts either early in the day or
before the class starts. There was much discussion that
prescreening before the show will be very complicated for
classes beyond suri and silky as they evaluate coverage. The
halter committee will re-address the issue to the judges
Photos and descriptions of all ILR-SD approved fleece
descriptions – the halter committee is waiting for one last
photo and will forward the links for the photos and
The committee discussed allowing a non-sanctioned judge
to judge independently with an approved judge for a double show
and have the entries receive points. The guest judge would
have to be approved by the judges committee. One reason given
was that there may be no approved judges in a reasonable
proximity to save costs for the show. There was much discussion
regarding how this affects the already approved and certified
judges and that led to judges recertification. The Governing
Board suggested that the halter committee and judges committee
discuss the matter. Tabled and returned to committee.
composite class considering 60% conformation / 40% fleece based
on the placings from each class. The placings from the halter
class and walking fiber will be used in the equation. For
example, if the 1st place animal from the halter
class of 19 was 6th in walking fleece class of 10 the
composite score would be computed as 19 x 0.6 + 4 x.4= 13 out of
a possible 15.4. This would be the composite score that would be
compared to the other animals that were entered in both classes
for the composite placing. The halter score would be used as the
tie breaker. They can either be judged the same person if
approved for halter and fleece, or a different person.
Governing Board would suggest changing the composite percentage
to 50/50 rather than 60/40. Returned to committee for further
clarification and coordination with the fleece committee. Tabled
and returned to committee.
discussion of adding a separate halter class that would evaluate
conformation/fleece judged at 60/40 in addition to the 90/10
approved classes. There was much discussion how it would affect
choices of judges and judges training. Returned to committee for
further discussion and better definition of what is required and
coordination of the proposal with the fleece committee before it
is sent to the membership for an opinion.
Committee – presented by Mark because John was unavailable.
– presented by Pam.
was given from the US Llama Show League subcommittee – shows
held in conjunction with other livestock events.
suggestions of the ILR Board regarding awards and certificates
– represented by Kathi and Kristy for both ILR and ILR-SD. They
will send a report to the Governing Board after the event.
discussion of including a fleece designation on the ILR
certificate or on the ILR website. There was discussion of how
many walking fleece classes they would need to participate in to
achieve that designation. The ILR can currently sort based on
placings in fleece divisions and these results can be added into
the data base.
questions regarding points for the Grand/Reserve placings – the
points are based on the entire number in the division.
programmers are still working on being able to track ILR points
and we will announce this as soon as possible.
a reminder to the group to remind people that we are still in
the development phase of this new show association and we
appreciate peoples inputs, both positive and negative, and
encourage people to work with us as we develop the ILR-SD. This
was developed by and for the membership.
Tuesday August 25, 2009 at 8pm EDT
at 9:54 by Pam, second by Fran. Unanimously approved.
Kristy Brown, Secretary