called to order at 8:04pm EDT. Mark Smith, Kathi
McKinney, Bill Safreed, Mary Jo Miller, Kristy Brown, Jan
Wassink, Justin Timm, Fran Soukup, Beth Myers, Jim Krowka, Pam
Jensen and Ed Bender present. Larry Steffel joined the call late
and Kathi McKinney was unable to make the call.
1. Performance Committee:
presented by Jim Krowka.
Proposals for the Governing Board
from that meeting.
a. ILR-SD membership NOT
required to participate in CCC trials or have achievements
recorded on a llamas web page or earn UAP points. The governing
board discussed the need for consistency within the ILR_SD and
ILR membership requirements.
b. All participating llamas
must be either ILR registered or have an ILR tracking number.
c. Youth are not required to
have ILR membership and can participate and have their
achievements recorded with the same requirements as per SD rules
until they are 18 after which they will participate with adult.
d. Adults can participate in
Basic Camelid Citizenship Level without ILR membership and have
llama achievement recorded. Participation in CCC trials beyond
the Basic Citizenship level will require ILR membership.
Concerning above discussion
points – Motion pending approval of the performance
committee: Anyone, youth or adults, could participate in the CCC
trials, but only ILR members would have their accomplishments
count toward the ability to receive certification. Motion by
Beth, second by Pam. Motion Passed unanimously and will
be returned to the committee for final approval.
e. Establishment of a CCC focus
group of directors whose responsibility is for directing the
development and operation of the CCC trial program. This focus
group will have a liaison to the Performance committee whose
members can also participate on the Focus group discussions.
Focus group reports and recommendations would be sent to the
performance committee and GB for review and approval.
The CCC trials will be moved to
an ILR program rather than ILR-SD program and the Focus Group
will report to the ILR Board and not to the ILR-SD Governing
Board. Motion by Beth, second by Fran. Motion approved
unanimously. Jim asked the Governing Board for suggestions
of persons from across the country to join the CCC Focus Group.
The CCC Focus Group will represent their information to the ILR
Board including Certifier Qualifications and appropriate fees.
2. Youth Committee:
presented by Ed Bender. The committee has not met and the Youth
Website has been developed and will be ready for linking to the
ILR-SD site in the near future.
3. Halter Committee:
presented by Justin Timm. No report.
4. Finance Committee:
presented by Larry Steffel. The committee has not met because no
items have been brought to their attention. The ILR-SD is still
functioning within the budget and a budget report will be sent
with the May governing board report. The committee still needs a
replacement for the resignation.
5. Judges Committee:
presented by Beth Myers.
a. Motion: Apprentices
may only apprentice under one judge only per category. So, in
the event of a double show, the apprentice would need to choose
one judge to apprentice under. An apprentice may apprentice
under two judges at the same show if they are judging under
different categories. Motion by Beth, second by Fran.
Motion passed unanimously.
b. Motion: Teaching
judges – judges that can accept apprentices. A letter will be
sent ot all judges explaining the requirements of a teaching
judge – not on probation, judge a minimum of two ILR-SD shows
and a minimum of four other shows in the past four years. The
judge would submit a letter of request and complete a
questionnaire and evaluation by the judges committee. Motion
by Fran, second by Pam. Motion passed unanimously and
will be returned to the committee for approval.
c. Judges, Breeders,
Apprentices and Educational Judging and Refresher Seminar: a
seminar has been scheduled for July 9-11, 2010, at Beth Myers
farm in Ohio. Cost for the seminar will be $100 per day. Anyone
wishing to be entered in the ILR-SD Judges Program will be
required to attend all three days of the meeting. The committee
has sent out the proposed agenda to the Governing Board for
approval. There was discussion of the schedule of the program,
proximities of airports, motels, etc. The participation in this
seminar would replace the need for grandfathered judges to serve
in an apprenticeship. There was discussion of considering
individual experience and how to fast-track judges with
experience and educate them specifically to the ILR-SD
Guidelines. Motion to approve the Educational Judging and
Refresher Seminar as proposed. Motion by Pam, second by Fran.
Motion approved unanimously. The budget for the seminar was
reviewed and approved.
6. Rules Committee:
presented by Pam Jensen.
a. For shows that were
sanctioned in 2009 and held in 2010, the fees in place at the
time of the sanctioning will be applied.
b. A question has been proposed
by a member regarding whether a youth and an adults participant
may use the same animal. The committee suggests that the site
rules for the show be applied according to show management
7. Fleece Committee:
presented by Fran Soukup. No report.
1. Beth requested that the
Performance Committee discuss the implementation of a
recommendation for a maximum of three refusals and a description
of hesitations and refusals on performance courses for Open,
Advance and Novice courses.
2. Beth requested that the
Halter Committee redefine the Light-Medium class and
Medium-Heavy class to give better description / definitions of
these classes. Fran suggested the committee offer explanations
for how to decide what class their animals need to be entered in
and make suggestions on how to educate the exhibitors at the
3. Jim requested that the Youth
Committee discuss how youth progress from youth to adult classes
– novice vs. advanced.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 2,
2010, at 8pm EDT.
Motion to adjourn
at 9:51pm EDT. Motion by Fran, second by Pam. Unimous approved.
Kristy Brown, ILR Secretary