called to order:
8:05pm EDT. Bill Safreed, Mark Smith, Kristy Brown, Pam Jensen,
Tami Lash, Mary Jo Miller, Beth
Myers, Fran Soukup, and Jan Wassink were present. Justin Timm,
Larry Steffel, Kathi McKinney & John McDougall were unable to
attend the call.
from September 26 approved by email and posted.
– presented by Mark Smith. No report.
– presented by Tami Lash. The committee sent out a report on the
guidelines for driving for review. There was discussion
regarding the order of cart driving and ground driving and the
option to move between them based on animal behavior that day.
These comments will be returned to the committee for revision.
There has also been discussion regarding novice animals at shows
– two issues that have evolved are advanced youth animals
showing in open novice and issues regarding animals being moved
from novice to advanced without exhibitor knowledge. The
committee asks for the governing board input as to rewording the
descriptions of novice and advanced.
– Larry Steffel and Kathi McKinney were both absent from the
– presented by Kristy Brown. No report.
– presented by Beth Myers. The purpose of youth
judging will be to learn more about showing and judging and
prepare them for future judging opportunity if they wish to
pursue it. Beth will resend a request to each committee
requesting information be submitted to each committee for the
information they feel valuable to include, and then the youth
committee will massage the materials into a presentation
appropriate for youth. Fran suggested that there be a judges
scoring tool for youth judging.
presented by Pam Jensen. The committee proposes the following: A
show superintendent may enter their animals in a show providing
someone else shows their animals. In the event the person that
is to show those animals cannot, the superintendent may show
their animals themselves, providing the matter is brought up at
the exhibitors meeting and all exhibitors agree to it. Should
there be any issues, then the superintendent cannot show their
own animals." This will assist the smaller shows that are
lacking in numbers to increase those numbers. And, we are
trusting our ILR-SD judges to judge the animals and not the
handler - we are relying on their ethics as a judge. There was
much discussion of this and whether apprentice judges and
immediate family members of presiding judge should not be
allowed to show. Fleece judges and apprentices are exempted from
this ruling. Returned to committee for discussion and rewording.
Will be presented in November.
presented by Fran Soukup. No report.
was suggested as an economical way to hold conference calls – it
will be investigated to determine if it is feasible for dial-up
connections. The price is $39 per month for unlimited conference
call and web-meetings. There is a trial one month free trial.
Jan will investigate the option for conference calls – if it is
possible and get it set up for next months call if it is
The group discussed the nominees for each committee. Fleece and
performance do not have nominees at this time.
Awards Show Proposal
– Jan prepared a proposal regarding shows wishing to host an
ILR-SD Awards Ceremony at their events.
that each committee review what is posted as guidelines under
each committee and compare them to the posted guide book.
Anniversary Event: the committee and volunteers are still
investigating possible venues and are waiting for the boards of
each association to meet regarding adding llama shows to Kansas
City Royal, World Dairy Expo and World Beef Expo events. The
NAILE has expressed willingness to host the event.
Tuesday November 24,
Adjourn by Pam, second by Fran. Motion passed
Brown, ILR Secretary