NE: Cynthia Sassen
SW: Melanie Pamp, Cathy Steinmetz
SE: Angela Aanas, Kelly Edgar, Owen Holmseth, Cherrye Tagatz
Extension Educators Present: Laurie Magnus
Extension Educators Absent: Jon Hjelm, Kelly Strei
Center Staff Present: Tammy Lorch
Guests Present: Tess DeBlieck, Vanessa Magnus, Margaret Oestreich
The meeting was called to order by Vice Chair Jason Prasch at 10:40 a.m. Introductions were made. Districts met to discuss issues they wanted to have presented.
NW: Tire size change made by the committee will not be in the book, how to get out to the counties to be used
NE: no concerns
C: no concerns
SW: Not it attendance
SE: Parking with the building for the meeting - otherwise no concerns
M/S/C (Laurie/Jeff) to accept the minutes of the November 11, 2001 meeting as printed.
Treasurer's Report -Karl
Karl reported that there is $8007.84 in the checking. All the Regionals made a profit as did the state show.
M/S/C (Karl O/ Marlene) to accept the treasurer's report as read.
Standing Committee Reports
Agility - Karl O.
Tire size change did not make it in to the Agility Rulebook. Since it did not get into the rulebook it will need to stay the same for 2-3 years until the rulebook will be redone.
Finance - Karl R.
Karl will put together a history of what the finances related to the Shows, Supersession and Judges Training so that a projection for a budget may be made.
Judges Certification - Jeff
Nothing happened last fall. Committee meeting will be held April 29 at St. Cloud. The last judges list is from 1998. Tammy reminded the Judges committee that Brad is requiring a written process that will indicate how people will be certified. This committee needs to present a written statement on how a person becomes a judge. A youth development piece must be included in the certification process. It was suggested that Brad give them an outline of what he expects the training plan should look like.
M/S/C (Rhonda/Karl) The Center for 4-H Youth Development will give the subcommittee some direction as to what the process should be
Expired Terms: Wally Steinhoff, Donna Sonnek, Kelly Edgar, Jennifer Browers.
Members appointed to the committee: Certified Judge - Senior Judge - Volunteers - Marlene Keller; Youth: Margaret Oestreich
M/S/C (Laurie/Rhonda) to cast an unanimous ballot for Margaret.
M/S/C (Karl/Rhonda) to cast an unanimous ballot for Marlene.
M/S/C (Leona/Rhonda) to have the committee ask Ruth Foster and Donna Sonnek for certified judged and senior judge openings - if either of them decline, ask Kathy Francis.
The committee will meet on April 29
Show - Laurie
M/S/C (Leona/Karl) to accept the State Show Awards System as presented (see attachment).
Distribution of Responsibilities sign up form was passed
out to each of the districts. A contact person's name was added.
Planning sheets were handed out to the contact person.
Show Coordinator: Cherrye Tagatz
Assistant Coordinator: Still Needed
Registration/Results/Publicity: Laurie Magnus & Tammy Lorch
Rings/Equipment: Rhonda Weis
Set Up/Tear Down: Still Needed from Southwest
Ring Stewards: Karl Reimer
Opening & Award Ceremonies: Tana Schmalenberg
Exercise Area/Clean Up Patrol: Karl Oestreich
In regard to paying a stipend for volunteers bringing
equipment to the State Show: the show committee recommends not giving
a stipend for showmanship/obedience rings and that the agility committee
determine a policy for giving a stipend for the agility equipment only.
Project Bowl - Tammy
A coordinator is needed for the State Project Bowl. This person will be a member of the state committee and cannot be a coach. Project Bowl is the 2nd largest Minnesota 4-H State event State Fair being the largest. Marlene Keller volunteered to be the coordinator beginning in 2002. Kelly Edgar writes the questions. Judges and moderators are still needed for this year as well as a volunteer to coordinate the state dog bowl on April 7. Future Dog, Breeding for Genetic Soundness is a book that may be added as a reference for the 2002 senior dog bowl.
Supersession - Jeff
Sandie McMaines has been doing most of the work. Information will be on the web for counties to download. Dates are June 15, 16, 17 in Barnsville.
State Fair Dog Project Activities and Demonstrations
No one volunteered at this point
Tammy will contact Karen Loken about coordinating this, however, if she will not, it will be dropped.
Regional Show Reports
South - September 29 - Albert Lea City Arena
Central - Possibly in Hutchinson with McLeod County coordinating
North - Hubbard County will host.
Brad will be sending out a survey in regards to the regional dog shows, with results back for decision making at the June Meeting.
State Show Report
October 19 - Agility Show
October 20 - Showmanship & Obedience
Website update - Tammy
Vet Science and University of Minnesota Extension Service have come up with a new website on pet care. The address is: www.petcare.umn.edu
Rally Obedience - Leona told a little about it. Someday it could maybe be added to the state show as just fun. Scoresheet could be modified to fit 4-H.
Website - Vet Science and University of Minnesota Extension Service have designed a new website on pet care. The address is: www.petcare.umn.edu
M/S/C (Jeff/Karl O.) to adjourn the meeting at 2:10 p.m.
Laurie Magnus, Acting Secretary