called to order:
8:06 pm EST. Mark Smith, Bill Safreed, Mary Jo Miller, Jan
Wassink, John McDougall, Fran Soukup, Larry Steffel, Pam Jensen,
Justin Timm and Tami Lash present. Beth Myers joined the call
at a later time. Kristy Brown and Kathi McKinney were unable to
attend due to personal conflict.
from July 28, 2009
approved via email.
Show Committee presented by Mary Jo
committee had their first meeting. Committee members are, Hank
Hauffman – Chairman, Mary Beth McCormick – Secretary, Judie
Moser, Amy Serridge and Mary Jo Miller. They are gathering
information and data and would like to have Hank Kaufman, Chair
of the committee, to present the committee report at the
September Governing Board meeting. Governing Board approved Hank
joining the September call for that purpose.
Committee resented by Pam Jensen –
Pam made an update on the progress of the online ILR-SD
Guidebook. Halter information is now complete and so they are
able to finish the guidebook. Pam asked if anyone has anything
additionally to add to contact her immediately.
Committee presented by John McDougall
Judges committee received a resignation from a member due to
personal reasons. Judges committee in process of filling that
position and will ask for Governing Board approval at that time.
John further reported the approval of the
apprentices from both the WI and OR fleece clinics. He noted the
approval was for only those apprentices receiving at least an
80% grade. It was also noted, once an apprentice was approved,
the apprentice needs only to contact the presiding judge to
request apprenticing. The Judges committee only needs
notification of the apprenticeship.
Judges committee also approved Fleece Judge
Certification for Fran Soukup and Mary Jo Miller due to their
fleece clinic work/instruction. The judges committee further
approved Fran Soukup as a fleece instructor and Mary Jo Miller
as an assistant fleece instructor. A motion was made by Pam and
2nd by Bill to approve both the certification and the
instructor and assistant instructor status as approved by the
halter committee. Motion carried.
Judges committee approved the limitation of 2
apprentices for fleece on and 4 apprentices for shorn fleece.
Fran made a motion to accept the judges committee
recommendation. Pam 2nd. Motion carried.
Judges committee tabled the Prescreening before a
halter class discussion.
The possibility of a composite class representing
50% halter and 50% fleece was favored by the Judges committee
pending additional input from both the halter and fleece
The verification of ILR-SD membership for both
judges and apprentices was discussed. Jan is asking for the ILR
office to bundle contact information for use of the halter
committee was asked to give a recommendation for allowing judges
and or apprentices to participate as a judge and/or apprentice
at any given show and then also exhibit their animals at this
same show. Judges committee asked for input from the Governing
Board via email and will get back to Governing Board with a
Performance Committee presented by Tami Lash
– The August meeting was rescheduled to September.
The committee is working on Champion Table Sheets and
will get these to the Governing Board. The Point Chart is now
on the website and the performance rules have been updated in
reference to the online Guideline Book.
Committee presented by Larry Steffel –
committee happy to report everything is within budget at this
time. They are also working on a template for use in requesting
Committee presented by Fran Soukup
Fran reviewed the finances for the OR Fleece
Clinic. She is waiting for some final bills to calculate bottom
Fleece committee is in favor of the Composite Class
on a 50/50 basis. They are not in favor of the 60/40 halter
class and suggest that this idea be tabled for a possible future
Fleece Designations on ILR Registration
Certificates was discussed and is going back to committee for
Fleece committee proposed in calculating lifetime
awards for fleece, the combination of wins/points from shorn,
fleece on and 2 oz samples be used for each animal. They are
also discussing a possible farm fleece award and some type of
fleece product award.
Fleece committee is working on a listing of Fiber
Mills for the ILR website and suggest that a small annual charge
be included with this listing as it is a form of advertising and
that would enable the contact data to be updated annually.
Committee presented by Justin Timm
– No report
Committee presented by Beth Myers
– No report
Agenda Items or New Business
Mark asked for an opinion on establishing an 8th
committee for Marketing and Promotion. Discussion saw a need
for such a committee.
Beth Myers volunteered to compose a Why Choose
ILR-SD Shows in 2009 document. Beth will forward to all
Governing Board members for additional input.
Mary Jo asked for volunteers for a possible fund
meeting set for September 29, 2009 at 8:00 EST
by Pam, Fran 2nd. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned
9:22 p.m. EST
Mary Jo Miller
Substitute Secretary for Kristy Brown