ILR Show Division
JUDGES' COMMITTEE Minutes
Meeting called to
Judges Committee wanted to take this opportunity to wish all
of our member judges a Happy and Prosperous 2012.
Adrienne Hochee, Phil Feiner, Tami Lash, Kat McKinney
Temporarily Kat McKinney
Add H,P,Y to Terese Evenson
Add H,P,Y to Sara
that Sara Nichols take a mentorship or one more apprenticeship
before final approval.
Motion by Tami. Second by
Adrienne. Approved 5 ayes.
Creation of 2012 Guidelines
test for H, Y, P & General info and Fleece.
Beth to review 2012
Guidelines to be sure all revision for 2012 are correct and
Chair to create new 2012
test. Beth to forward to Chair copies of past tests for
reference. Test should be random but follow guidelines in a
simple easy order. Similar to n open book test. Test to be
used as a refresher course for all judges.
Creation of test to be tabled
until all 2012 Guidelines edits are completed and on
website. Draft test to be sent to committee for corrections
and approval. Completion date of test by judges to be
All decisions and approvals for
2010 and 2011 from Judges committee are in 2010 and 2011 GB
minutes. For 2012 all minutes from judges committee meetings
will be posted to the judges’ committee section of the ILR
A situation arose last year
which led to a discussion regarding apprentices at
ILR-SD shows. An
apprentice must get permission from the show superintendent
at the show which he/she would like to apprentice as well as
the officiating judge (Please see ILR-SD
Guidelines, Section IV Judges and Apprentices, Sub Section
A, 4,d.) It is the judge’s prerogative whether to accept
or deny the request.
Discussion of need for judges
to have hard copy of guidelines each year.
Margret Henry asked for an
extension for permanent certification. The extension was
granted by judges’ committee. Discussion on how long
extension is to be granted for. Decision tabled until after
Mark Smith Clinic.
Approval of certification for
Niki Kuklenski as Advanced Teaching Judge. Discussion that
she had met all qualifications as per the
guidelines. Approve Niki Kuklenski as ATJ. Motion
Adrienne, Second Tami. 4 ayes 1 abstention.
Past Chair will
forward all pertinent materials from Judges’ committee to the
new Chair. Info and historical material in computer files will
be forwarded electronically. All printed material will be boxed
and mailed to new chair.
New Chair confirmed
Judges’ committee procedures.
for all calls will be
8:00 pm EST. Calls
will be conducted on an as needed basis. Date to be agreed on by
all committee members.
Email will be used as
main communication for votes and discussions for judges
committee. All emails will be sent through the group e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. All email votes and
decisions will be converted into a form of minutes and posted to
the Judges’ committee minutes section of website.
adjourn: Tami. Second Phil