ILR Show Division
GOVERNING BOARD Minutes
February 16, 2012
called to order
at 8:02pm EST. Bill Safreed, Mary Jo Miller, Karen Baum, Kristy
Brown, Jan Wassink, Kathi McKinney, Adrienne Hochee, Matt
Fruits, Pam Tait, Erin Fruits, Harvey Pool, Norris Berg and Deb
Arendas were in attendance.
gave a very brief introduction with their position on the
committee and the state they are from.
by Norris Berg
will be Father’s Day Weekend, June 15-17, 2012, in Des Moines,
is now live so exhibitors can enter.
is the Holiday Inn and everyone is encouraged to make their
contracts and facilities contracts are completed.
have been ordered and we will be printing certificates again.
the Promotion committee have been calling for sponsorships. He
estimates that we will be near the levels of 2011.
encouraged everyone to send ideas and encourage the membership
to participate at The Gathering event.
presented by Deb. No report.
presented by Erin Fruits.
To have a
standardized point system so that your points received are based
on your score and no longer just on the number of entries
in the class. The committee will send a survey to show
superintendents to provide us with a list of total adult
scores and total youth scores. This is totally anonymous. There
will be no participants’ names given. This will only be used as
a learning device, to set up a fair chart. This will only be
needed if this information is not already available to us. After
the survey findings are received, the committee will determine a
point system and report back to the Governing Board.
– presented by Pam Tait
new rule: "For
the Shorn division of a fleece show, the minimum amount of
fleece weight is to be 6 ounces for any age and for any type of
Motion to accept as written by Pam, second by Karen. Motion
committee will be setting up workshops and demos for The
Gathering, reviewing annualized point charts and working on
a program for Get-of-Sire and Produce-of-Dam fleece classes.
– presented by Matt Fruits
To provide the opportunity for ILR-SD members to experience the
show ring from the Judges’ perspective and encourage members to
pursue judge training. This may be held in conjunction with an
ILR-SD sanctioned show or in conjunction with a different event,
provided that an ILR-SD judge is used as the judge for the
Any ILR-SD member is able to participate in the Judging Contest.
ILR-SD Judges and Apprentices are not allowed to participate in
the Judging Competition. Show management has the discretion to
limit the number of participants in the Judging Competition or
to offer Youth (age 7-18 divided into age divisions as needed),
Novice/Advanced Adult competitions. Novice will be defined as no
Judging Experience and Advance will be defined as judging
experience in an arena other than the ILR Show Division. Shows
that choose to offer multiple participant divisions can have all
participants judge the same class and give out awards based on
appropriate divisions. Participants will use their ILR Owner
Code as their identifier on their placing cards. Show management
also has the discretion to limit the time available for
participants to score each class. If multiple Judging
Competition divisions are offered, members may choose which they
would like to participate in and are not required to judge in
A $5 fee per class will be paid to the ILR-SD for participation
in the Judging Competition.
Show management may offer any or all of the following four
divisions for the ILR-SD Judging Competition: Halter,
Showmanship, Free Style Obstacle and Shorn Fleece. Show
management should assign four people to be Competition Handlers.
Animals used may be non-show animals or may be an animal
participating in the show as long as the Competition Handler
does not use their own animal. Fleeces to be judged should be
provided for this competition only and not use exhibitor
fleeces; this recommendation is due to the excessive handling
and subsequent damage the fleece may receive.
will be encouraged to give a very brief introduction and
explanation of what is important when evaluating each division
before judging begins. Participants will be provided an ILR-SD
Judging Competition score sheet for each class judged. They will
assemble in the show ring with the Judge and score the class on
their own giving brief written reasons for their placings.
When all participants have turned in their score sheet, the
Judge will give oral reasons for their placings and allow a very
brief discussion before continuing to the next division. Show
management will evaluate the score sheets using the Hormel
Scoring Template to determine the winner. In the event of a tie,
the judge will review the written reasons and use this to
determine the placings for the class.
management will announce the winners at the show and will use
their discretion if they choose to distribute ribbons,
certificates or awards. The participants in each of the Judging
Competition Divisions will be listed in the Show Results section
of the show on the ILR-SD website. Points will be assigned using
the ILR-SD class point award system. ILR-SD Judging Competition
points will be tracked and a Top Ten List will be generated on
the ILR-SD website. No year-end trophies will be awarded, but
members may print their own Top Ten year-end certificates from
the ILR-SD website.
requested it be returned to Youth and have a joint conference
call as the Youth committee had asked for. The Judges’ Committee
has concerns about adults being included in a proposal from the
Youth Committee although the rest of the governing board was
supportive. ACTION: Proposal returned to committee for joint
communications with the Judges’Committee.
Judges: presented by Adrienne
Halter/Performance/Youth to both Terese Everson and Sara
Advanced Teaching Judge certification for Niki Kuklenski as
she has met the requirements for Halter, Performance and Youth.
Motion by Adrienne, second by Kathi. Motion passed unanimously.
The 2012 Guidelines test is being been written for
Halter/Performance/Youth and the Fleece committee will develop
the question for the Fleece portion of the test. The test for
Halter/Performance/Youth will be distributed early next week.
Addition of a Fleece Judge to the Committee – they already
have one, Tami Lash.
6. Halter: presented by Harvey
The Halter committee will be looking at the “halter
classification” pictures on the website to see if any details
can be added to help clarify the examples presented. Also, we
are developing a survey to (with approval) be sent
to the membership to ask, “How are we doing so far?” in the
ILR-SD as a whole.
questions on e-bulletin about GB protocol.
Finances – Now that we have 3 years under our belt, we find that
the fees we are currently charging aren’t paying for running the
SD. We will need to consider raising fees.
ILR BOD is
going to come back to GB with a suggestion. Fees are listed in
the Guidelines. GB will need to decide if we want to raise fees
mid-year rather than the first of 2013.
May 17 at 8:00pm EST.
adjourned at 9:14 EST.
adjourn by Adrienne, second by Karen .
Brown, ILR Secretary