ILR Show Division
GOVERNING BOARD Minutes
October 18, 2012
called to order at 8:06 pm EDT. Bill Safreed, Mary Jo
Miller, Karen Baum, Kristy Brown, Jan Wassink, Matt Fruits, Judy
Ross, Erin Fruits, Harvey Pool, Beth Myers, and Deb Arendas were
in attendance. Kathi McKinney was unable to attend.
presented by Judy Ross. A report on the on-going study of
annualized fleece weight was shared with the Board. So far, 278
llamas from eight farms in eight states have been sampled. The
committee would like to have more suri fleeces for the study.
Several Board members agreed to share data from their suris. A
new annualized weight chart has been developed.
Shorn Fleece and Fleece On judging cards were discussed with the
Board. Annualized Weight has been reduced to five points on the
cards as a result of the study and concerns from exhibitors.
Other changes have been made as a result of extensive
conversations with fleece exhibitors from around the country.
Beth made a motion to approve the revised Shorn Fleece and
Fleece On judging score cards, second to the motion by Mary Jo.
Motion was unanimously approved.
Governing Board complimented the Fleece Committee for their hard
work over the past year to strengthen and improve the fleece
presented by Harvey Pool. No report. The committee is
working on revised class terminology in the guidelines. The
currently combined classes will be separated. A listing of the
appropriate pairing of classes will be included. A full
recommendation is expected for the next meeting.
Guidelines: presented by Deb Arendas. No report. The
Committee asks that any rule changes sent for revision include
exactly where in the Guidelines the item to be changed is shown
and what the change is.
presented by Beth Myers. No report.
Performance: presented by Erin Fruits. No report.
presented by Matt Fruits. No report. The Committee is working on
the Youth Judging program rules.
Committee Report: presented by Mary Jo Miller.
the 2013 show will be Hank Kauffman for Halter, Patty Morgan for
Performance and Rawna Hamann for Fleece.
themes for the show were discussed. Deb made a motion to have a
baseball theme for the 2013 Gathering. A second to the
motion was made by Matt. All approved the motion.
The LFA has
agreed to join us in Des Moines with their annual event. Details
and schedules are still being worked out with their
Gathering Profit and Loss statement, sent earlier via
e-mail, was briefly discussed. There were no questions from the
Board on the P&L.
proposal to require membership in the SD to show at a
sanctioned show remains tabled until the next meeting where the
SD finances through the 3rd quarter will be
of Gathering judges was discussed. Beth made a motion
to keep the current procedures for selection of Gathering
judges, second by Harvey. All were in favor of the motion.
discussion and voting was also discussed. There was
agreement among the members that using e-mail was a proper and
efficient way to conduct business when a meeting was not in
order. Board members ask that sufficient time be allowed to
review and respond to e-mails.
Meeting: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. EST.
adjourned at 9:11 p.m. EDT. Motion to adjourn by Mary Jo,
second by Beth. All were in favor.
Safreed, ILR Secretary