ILR Show Division
GOVERNING BOARD Minutes
February 15, 2011
called to order
at 8:03 EST. Mark Smith, Mary Jo Miller, Kristy Brown, Jan
Wassink, Pam Tait, Debbie Arendes, Kathi McKinney, Beth Myers,
Bill Safreed, Matt Fruits, David Armor, Ryan Laux and Barb
Baker. Dar Wassink joined the call for the International Show
portion of the call.
International Finals Show Report:
by Mark Smith, International Finals Event Board Liaison. Norris
Berg, our International Show Superintendent has asked for
approval for all of the following items:
Performance – Mike Haumschild & Judie Moser
Fran Soukup with Judy Ross as the backup judge if needed
approve all proposed judges. Motion by Beth, second by Barb.
Motion passed unanimously.
and premiums: after an informal survey of members at several
llama events, the ILR board proposes we keep entry fees to a
minimum for halter, performance and fleece, and a reduced rate
for youth participants. Fees will be established after the final
budget is done. These lower entry fees would mean that premiums
may not be paid.
indicated that Mr. Berg was suggesting a cruise theme for the
2011 event. Keeping that in mind, this committee is recommending
the following levels of sponsorship:
First Mate Level
Cruise Directors Level
Lido Deck Level
Amounts: Friends of the Sea
addition, if someone wanted to sponsor a specific Grand
Championship, they could pick that one and the cost for such
sponsorship would be $150.00. If they wanted to sponsor a
specific Reserve Grand Champion, they could pick that one and
the cost for such sponsorship would be $100.00.
would be listed on the ILR website: Sponsors would have a link
to their farm website.
Criterion: due to the mid-year time frame of the event and the
limited opportunity to qualify before the June date, it is
recommended that there be no animal qualifying for 2011 only.
The only requirement would be that the owners are members of the
ILR-SD. This would give everyone the opportunity to participate
in the first year event.
be offered: Norris is proposing the following approved classes
divisions – it is suggested that all seven described halter
divisions be offered with the notation that classes may be
combined if entry numbers are small.
(4) Light Wool
(5) Medium Wool
(6)Moderate Heavy Wool
(7) Extreme Heavy Wool
(8) Working Non-Breeder
(9) Fleece Non-Breeder
(11) Produce of Dam
(12) Get of Sire
Performance division – Novice and Advanced in:
(1) Public Relations / Companion
(2) Pack / Trail
(3) Freestyle Obstacle
(4) Pleasure Driving
(5) Obstacle Driving
division-the fleece committee has suggested some additional
fleece classes and they have been submitted to Norris for
consideration. Some of the proposed classes have been combined.
division – all youth age divisions will be included in both
Showmanship and Performance
Guidelines: presented by Debbie.
Performance: presented by David.
Finance: presented by Barb.
Any non-member can show at one show per calendar year for free,
but would be charged a $25 non-member fee for each additional
show. The suggestion was made to charge the non-member fee at
each show, but credit the non-member fee of one show towards
ILR-SD membership. The suggestion was also made that the
non-llama owners not be charged the non-member fee. The topic
was returned to committee for further discussion.
Fleece: presented by Pam.
Management Guide for Fleece is now on-line under Forms and
– Education of exhibitors and judges, and the International Show
presented by Matt.
Forms for Youth Membership, Youth Sportsmanship and Youth Grants
were submitted to the Governing Board. One spelling error was
noted and will be corrected. Motion to approve the three youth
documents. Motion by Beth, second by Barb. Motion passed
Judges: presented by Beth.
Exhibitors entering in the wrong halter classes – there had
been a member concern regarding exhibitors entering in the wrong
class. The judges committee was of the opinion that there should
be no punishment for an incorrect placing. Each incident is left
to judges discretion to move the animal if appropriate.
Judge judging a Dual Sanctioned Event – often shows are judged
by one judge when it is a combined ALSA and ILR-SD or an ILR-SD
and Open show. It is important that difference in
Guidelines/Rules be followed and explained to the membership.
There are shows where Show Management asks that the judge just
place the class as only one class not separated out and judged
by each show associations criterion. Returned to committee for
discussion and recommendations.
Budget for seminar in WA in July – approved as presented to
judges committee. No Governing Board action.
Fleece Seminar Participant Evaluation Form: This form is
intended to verbally guage judge,
apprentice, and/or participants attending a fleece
seminar/clinic. Responses are to be objective and descriptive.
This form will assist the judges committee to determine the
necessity of further training or exposure and kept in
participants file. A copy of the form will also be returned to
the participant. As there is no numerical scoring provided, it
is necessary that all answers/reviews be formed in a fashion
that can determine to what degree their knowledge/expertise
exists. If applicable, include
suggestions for additional education, experience or knowledge
needed to move to next step . . . or state this participant is
ready in this area to move forward. Two
spelling errors were noted and corrected. Motion to approve the
document as edited. Motion by Kristy, second by Barb. Motion
Halter: presented by Ryan.
The halter committee made a recommendation to the judges
committee that exhibitors entering in a wrong class be moved at
the judges discretion.
halter committee also recommended all approved halter and
showmanship classes be included in the International Show.
are not required to meet monthly if no topics are pending and
email votes can be made, but a summary of any email decisions
should be submitted to the ILR office to add to the website.
discussion of changing from monthly to quarterly Governing Board
meeting. Proposals may be presented by email and can be either
voted on by email or held over for the next conference call.
Meeting: Tuesday May 10, 2011.
at 10:26 EST. Motion by Barb, second by Beth. Motion passed
Bill Safreed, ILR Vice President