called to order:
8:05pm EDT.Bill Safreed, Kristy Brown (ILR Secretary), Pam
Jensen, Tami Lash, Kathi McKinney
(ILR Treasurer), Mary Jo Miller (ILR Vice-President), Beth
Myers, John McDougall, Larry Steffel, Fran Soukup, Justin Timm,
and Jan Wassink (ILR Registrar) were present. Mark Smith (ILR
President) was unable to make the call.
Tuesday October 27, 2009 at 8pm EDT.
from August 25, 2009 approved by email and posted.
Show Research Committee
– Hank Kaufman joined the call to report on the progress of the
National Show Research Committee. The committee sent out a
summary statement a few days ago for the governing board to
review prior to the call. The committee recommends that there is
a need for a national championship show to showcase quality
animals. The committee recommends holding the event in
conjunction with a major livestock event to increase exposure of
llamas and the ILR-SD. They recommend annual qualifying, no
automatic qualification. The committee is researching the
prerequisites that other livestock industries use for their
national show. The committee feels that it is important to
define qualification requirements and have this system in place
for a full year before setting a date for the first national
show. The committee is reviewing the demographics of the ILR-SD
shows for 2009 to evaluate the progression we should take for
the ILR-SD. The committee feels the national show should be self
sustaining financially. The committee estimates that it would
take approximately 75 shows to allow adequate qualifying
opportunities for the membership. The committee feels that 2010
is too soon to host a national show, but strongly recommends
that we use 2010 to hold an anniversary show or two anniversary
shows as a precursor or template for a national event. A
superintendent and committee need to be assigned as soon as
possible if we are to pursue an event in 2010. A motion was made
for the National Show Committee to develop the qualifying
criterion for both an anniversary event and a national show and
to pursue an event location. Motion by Kristy, second by Tami.
Motion passes unanimously.
Committee – presented by John McDougall.
committee has accepted Terry Duespohls verbal resignation and
Judy Moser has been chosen to replace Terry. Barb Harris is the
new secretary for this committee.
of Judy Ross as an ILR-SD Fleece judge. Motion to approve by
Pam, second Tami. Motion approved unanimously.
subcommittee – Fran Soukup, Judy Baker, Wally Baker and Barb
Harris are on the subcommittee, but the committee has lost its
chairperson and is seeking a replacement chairperson. A few
suggestions have been made for the committee to pursue.
Grandfathering of judges will likely need to happen for 2010
review may be utilized to recertify judges.
suggestion has been made that we have a skills test to determine
competency of judges rather than a structure that requires a
minimum amount of clinics/apprenticeships.
roundtable discussion format to discuss judging situations
encountered during judges – what if and how do you respond.
committee requests an email group be made thru the ILR for
judges and apprentices so the judges committee can communicate
with them. Jan will have the programming for that done in the
– presented by Fran Soukup. The committee is working on
awards recommendations and to clarify qualifications for fleece
judges. The OR fleece clinic generated a $500 profit. The
fleece committee had considerable discussion related to the
Danish method of judging for fleece. The committee concluded
that it will recommend Danish judging be a no point option for
fleece both on and off the llama.
were no items for approval.
– presented by Larry Steffel. The committee is revamping the
budget based on current income levels and will be distributing
these to the committee chairs. The committee will review fees
for the 2010 show season and will make recommendations at the
next governing board. The committee is also working on a
template for clinics and hopes to have it for the next governing
board meeting. There were no items for approval.
– presented by Pam Jensen.
and Performance Awards proposed:
Award system for the ILR-SD
ILR-SD Champion (halter) –
Obtain 25 points and 4 Grand Championships or 3 Grands and 2
COA (Certificate of Achievement)
– Obtain 25 points
COE (Certificate of Excellence) –
Obtain 40 points
No minimum division size
The COA and COE
awards will give people something to work towards and continue
to accumulate points.
It is recommended
that Futurity show placings be allowed to count, PROVIDING the
futurity judge(s) are ILR-SD approved judges. Most llamas would
only be eligible for these points for a 2 year period as they
are then beyond the age for showing in a futurity. If the
Governing Board votes to not allow futurity placings to count,
then the Rules Committee recommends that there be a special
recognition statement on the ILR registration form for
achievement in the futurity venue.
It is recommended
that the levels of achievement (halter and futurity) be shown on
the ILR registration form. A current owner would be able to
request a new certificate for a minimum fee (recommend $5.00)
that would show these awards. If and when the animal is sold,
the newly issued certificate would automatically show any ILR-SD
Motion to approve as proposed. Motion by Kristy, second by Fran.
Motion passed unanimously.
e. REGISTRATION RULES FOR SHOWING
registered llamas only can be shown in Halter and Fleece
ILR registered Crossbred lamas can only be shown in crossbred
registered or llamas without an ILR listing
number may show in the Performance, Showmanship, Youth divisions
or other optional classes only after obtaining an ILR Tracking
Number. There will be an annual fee of $10.00 for this Tracking
change to lamas so that alpacas can be included
in performance, showmanship and youth.
Motion to change wording by Fran,
second by Pam. Motion passed unanimously.
– presented by Beth Myers. No report.
– presented by Justin Timm.
purpose of the composite award is to both award animals with
exceptional conformation and fleece characteristics, and also to
encourage participation in both the halter and fleece on
that have participated in both an ILR-SD approved halter class (suri,
silky, classic, light-medium, medium-heavy or extreme heavy) and
an ILR-SD approved Fleece-On class (coat on, suri, single coat
with crimp, single coat without crimp or double coat) are
eligible to receive a composite award.
will incorporate the points awarded for both halter and fleece
on classes. The points used will be either the halter
class/fleece class points or if the animal participated in the
championship class, those points will be awarded, whichever is
higher. In the event of a tie, the animal with a higher halter
score will be given the higher award.
Animal A – 6 halter points, 2 fleece-on
points Score: 8
Animal B –
4 halter points, 4 fleece-on points Score: 8
Winner would be animal A
points awarded for composite awards will be based on the number
of animals qualifying for the awards. Show management has the
discretion to offer composite awards in each fleece on division
or if overall participants are low, they may combine the
divisions and give one group of fleece on awards . If
participant numbers are great enough, male, female and
non-breeder awards may be given as well.
accept as proposed by Tami, second by Fran. Motion passed
– presented by Tami Lash. The committee is working on the
driving section and looking for possible changes for 2010. No
items for approval.
Tami Lash to have permission to give out ILR-SD and ILR-UAP
awards at a show she is hosting on November 14, 2009 in
Michigan. Motion to allow distribution of award materials at
Tamis fall show. Motion by Pam, second by Bill. Motion passed
committee is asked to prepare a statement regarding
superintendents showing their own animals at a show.
Adjourn by Tami, second by Pam. Motion passed
adjourned, 10:01 pm EDT.
Brown, ILR Secretary