January 7, 2010
Conference Call Meeting - January 7, 2010, 8
Committee Members Present - Lynda Carothers, Betty
Moe, Mary Jo Miller, Judy Ross, Fran Soukup
Chair, Pamela Tait
CALL TO ORDER:
Meeting was called to order at 8:15 pm EST. All
committee members were present.
Minutes from September 23, 2009, meeting – approved
by email and already posted on website.
The committee has welcomed in our newest committee
member, Judy Ross, from Ohio. All committee members
gave a brief overview of who they are and how they
are involved with llamas and fiber.
Election of Chair and
made a motion to nominate Pam to continue as
secretary; Betty seconded. The vote was all ayes,
and Pam will continue as the fleece committee
Betty made a motion to nominate Fran to continue as
Chair of the committee; Judy seconded. The vote was
all ayes, and Fran will continue as Chair for the
been working on a new article on weaving with llama,
which is ready for submission to the committee and
to the ILR-SD website. It was suggested that we have
an archive of articles on the website. Fran will
check with Dar on this. This article will be
submitted to Camelid Quarterly for their March fiber
issue, with a link listed to the ILR-SD articles.
Betty will be doing a locker hooking article, as
well as something on the Knifty Knitter for members
to read about. Judy is working on a fiber article
currently and will send the committee what she has
done so far on tips to keep a show fleece in good
shape. Lynda will do an article on tips for
submitting fleeces for processing to mills. Fran
will do an article on knitting with llama. Judy will
forward an article written by Mitzi Ross on Fleece
It was suggested that we have a link on the ILR
homepage to our articles so that members can find
them easier. Fran will follow up on this link.
Review of 2009 Goals:
fleece committee looked at the goals that we set out
to achieve in our first year (2009), and we are
happy to report that we have met most of those
goals. Our 2010 primary goal will be education of
exhibitors, judges and the general public.
Fran will make the suggestion to the Judges
Committee that they send out a reminder to all
ILR-SD judges that they follow the ILR-SD guidelines
and criteria and judge accordingly.
Products – Betty and Lynda will continue working on
Fleece Products definitions, with the help of Fran.
Fleece Awards – Pam will work with Mary Jo on Fleece
Education – Betty, Pam and Judy will work on
Betty made the suggestion that we get a listing of
llama organizations to contact to get them some info
on fleece. Fran will put together a list of
organizations. Lynda suggested that we put out a
mass email to members when we are ready to inform
them about the existence of these educational
motion was made by Mary Jo to publish the annualized
weight articles written by Fran for educational
purposes on the website. Betty seconded motion. All
ayes; motion passed unanimously.
The question was asked whether we should change the
weights from pounds to ounces on the fleece
scorecards. All committee members said yes. Ounces
will be more accurate. Fran will contact Pam Jensen
about changing this in the published Guide.
It was noted that we need to add the Composite
Classes to the guide
book. These were added after the original
Fran fixed the scorecards available for printout on
the website, removing the blank pages and putting
two scorecards per page. She also posted
recommendations for printing color-coded scorecards:
Yellow scorecards for "With Crimp" and Green
scorecards for "Without Crimp."
Fleece Clinic Participant:
was one participant in last summer's Oregon fleece
clinic who had not submitted some of her completed
scorecards properly. These were recently submitted
and scored by Fran. Participant did receive a
passing score. Motion was made by Betty to approve
this participant to move on to the apprentice
program; motion was seconded by Mary Jo. All ayes;
motion passed unanimously. The Judges Committee
will be so notified.
Letters from Members:
Letters have been received from 4 members, and all
letters have been replied to.
A reminder was given to the committee members that
fleece committee business stays within the
National Show committee had asked committees for
recommendations of qualifiers for the 2011 ILR-SD
National Show. All fleece committee members agreed
that we would not require qualifying for the fleece
division classes at the 2011 show.
Next conference call meeting will be set via email.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:58 pm EST.
Minutes submitted by
Pamela Tait, ILR Fleece Committee secretary.