ILR Show Division
YOUTH COMMITTEE Minutes
August 29, 2010
Committee meeting was called to order at 8:25 p.m. EST. Members present were Debbie Shellabarger,
Michelle Kutzler, Kristy Brown and Ed Bender.
the March board meeting were approved.
Youth division novice and advanced llamas
There was some discussion about a performance ruling at
the Indiana State Fair llama show. This was not an ILR
event. The complaint was that the youth were entering their
experienced performance animals in novice classes.
The youth committee decided that when youth show their
llamas, both the youth and the llama will receive points so when
a child matriculates into adult classes, they would naturally
enter into advanced or master classes, not novice classes.
Kristy will re-send to committee members her idea about
an ILR SD Youth Committee Sportsmanship award, which would be
modeled after what is currently used in 4-H.
Kristy described that the sportsmanship award would be
given to the child who was a good winner/loser, respectful,
polite, timeframe is the entire show (not just when in classes),
selected by the kids.
Kristy will develop a certificate downloadable from ILR
website and vendors at the show could be invited to donate small
items to accompany certificate.
Nomination form in each youths show packet.
Michelle was worried that it might become a popularity
contest but could have them sign it so they dont vote for
Grants: questions that were discussed:
How donors would be recognized? Page on ILR website
Who do donors write the check to? ILR
How will recipients be selected? Why I joined the ILR SD
essay; 150-250 words, would be motivational for other youth
members. Deadline is coming up.
How many recipients will be selected each year? 10 each
year (deadline November 1 each year)
The Youth Committee is still waiting for the Judges
committee to write the rulebook before we can write the youth
Youth will have an access code to log onto same website
as judges and have access to the judges training video modules,
Champion youth judging
Opened to all ages; accumulate certain amount of points
from halter or performance.
Handbook (pocket size, easy for a kid to read)
specifically for champion group that would be written for the
advanced youth and would include more definition (e.g. the
handbook for halter classes would break down by what percentage
of the score goes into conformation, fleece, etc.).
Top ten youth from accumulated points would be used to
determine champions rather than another class specifically for
Youth judging at 2011 Nationals
There was some discussion regarding limiting the number
of the kids competing in youth judging at Nationals. The
committee agreed that the number should not be limited.
If it is a large group of children competing, efforts
will be made to ensure that each child in the group has a good
view of the animals movement and conformation. This could be
accomplished by putting the children into groups at each of four
points like how animals are judged at a quad show.
Because children will not be touching the animals during
the judging class, the judges will not touch the animals during
the youth judging class either.
Motion to adjourn; Kristy and
Debbie seconded. Adjourned at 9:07 pm (Eastern Time)
submitted by Michelle Kutzler, ILR-SD Youth Committee Secretary