ILR Show Division
GOVERNING BOARD Minutes
May 17, 2012
called to order
at 8:11pm EST. Bill Safreed, Mary Jo Miller, Karen Baum, Kristy
Brown, Jan Wassink, Kathi McKinney, Matt Fruits, Pam Tait, Erin
Fruits, Harvey Pool, Norris Berg and Deb Arendas were in
attendance. Addrienne Hochee joined the call late.
by Norris Berg
Gathering will be Father's Day Weekend, June 15-17, 2012 in
Des Moines, IA
encouraged everyone to continue to promote the Gathering
and thanked them for their efforts to date.
are coming in both online and via hard copy.
Sponsorships to date are approximately $14,000, and the
committee is continuing their efforts to solicit sponsorships.
theme is working well and several casino games are being
developed to involve the membership. Pam Tait has donated hand
spinning of the High Card winner of the Grand and Reserves for
the shorn fleece classes.
approached the performance judge about doing an apprenticeship
during the Gathering. The apprentice was advised that the
judge needs to give the exhibitors their full focus during the
National show. Norris suggested that the Guidelines/Judges
committees make a guideline that apprentices will not be allowed
during the Gathering.
have volunteered to be in charge of decorations as their
donation to the Gathering.
presented by Deb. No report.
presented by Erin Fruits.
Baker has been added to the Performance committee and was
approved by the ILR Board.
- presented by Pam Tait.
fleece project - Judy Ross is still working on her research and
the fleece committee will then re-evaluate the weighted fleece.
Award scoring - a member made a suggestion on a different way to
score the composite award. The 2012 guidelines will be followed
for this year's Gathering. The fleece superintendent has
been provided a new worksheet that has been used successfully at
a large show.
- presented by Matt Fruits. No report
a. The Youth committee is still waiting for the Judges'
Committee to meet to discuss the development of a Youth Judging
- presented by Adrienne Hochee
Permanent Certification request by Margaret Henry. Motion to
approve Margaret Henry. Motion by Kathi, second by Pam. Motion
Track Program - Mike Haumschild, Cathi Kindler and Deb
Yeagle have applied for the Fast Track Program. The Judges
Committee will call for a special Governing Board meeting to
discuss the Fast Track Judges after the Judges' Committee has
made their recommendations.
Composite Award - the halter committee agrees with utilizing the
worksheet provided to the superintendent. If this works well,
the committee in cooperation with the Fleece committee will
discuss making the spreadsheet available in the Guidelines and
Halter Committee has proposed development of a survey where each
committee could make five questions that could be sent to the
membership to evaluate the progress of the ILR-SD. The committee
chairs will take the idea to their committee and develop five
questions for the survey.
Governing Board was reminded of the responsibilities of the
Governing Board, confidentiality; ethics (page 3 of the
Guidelines). Chairpersons are asked to remind their committee
members that committee minutes are public but committee
discussions are confidential.
Mary Jo presented information on the ILR-SD budget and proposed
fee increases for 2013. They proposed increasing the per animal
fee for shows. The guidelines books have been provided at no
cost to the judges but the 2013 proposal would make the
Guidelines available for a fee. A non-member fee was also
proposed to increase revenues.
August 7, 2012 at 8:00pm EST.
adjourned at 9:14 EST.
adjourn by Adrienne, second by Karen .
Brown, ILR Secretary