NW: Tess DeBlieck, Tish Jensen, MacKenzie McMaines
NE: Tana Schmalenberg, Vicky Schmalenberg
C: Jason Prasch
SW: Melanie Pamp
SE: Vanessa Magnus, Emily Wagner, Rhonda Weis
Extension Educators Present: Jon
Extension Educators Absent: Laurie Magnus
Center Staff Present: Tammy Lorch, Brad Rugg
Guests Present: Dorothy Brouwers, Kelsey Brule, Kathy Francis, Nancy Holmseth, Caitlin Oestrich
Meeting called to order at 3:15 p.m. by PDC chair, Cathy Steinmetz. Everyone present introduced themselves.
Secretary's Report -
M/S/C (Marlene K./Jon) to accept the February 2, 2002 meeting minutes as printed.
M/S/C (Karl O./Karl R.) to accept the February 16, 2002 meeting minutes as printed
Treasurer's Report -
Current balance is approximately $11,000
Net profit from Regionals and State Show is about $1,200
Focus will be on advanced exercises, junior leaders, and adult leaders. Over 100 people estimated to attend.
Dog Project Showcase @ State
Fair - Jan Brule
A revised handout of what is ready to be mailed was passed out. Jan Brule and Judy Olson have been connected to discuss the details. Please let Brad know how many tickets are needed so they can be mailed in advance
Safety Around Dogs ~ AKC Safety
Education Program for Children - Tammy
Dog Bite lesson curriculum (video and handouts) was passed out for people to look at. This curriculum is free to educational groups and schools and includes 4-H. It is legal to make photocopies of the handouts.
Filling Vacant Committee Spots
There are applications for some standing committees.
Standing Committee Reports
Possible rule changes have been discussed to pattern 4-H more after USDAA. If there were rule changes they wouldn't require every county to make equipment changes. April meeting - minutes posted on agility listserv. Karl R. read the minutes. Discussed using the certificates that were used last year. The committee will need to have double the amount of plaques for the State Show. Also discussed using two rings to speed things up. Can equipment be kept out over night? The fairgrounds is public and they do have security, however no guarantees will be made for things left out. Only 4-Hers participating in agility at the State Show will be able to participate in games.
Agility Judges Training has been cancelled due to lack of registrations.
Requested that we wrap up the expenses from the State Show by the November meeting.
Judges Certification -
Set for Beltrami Co Fairgrounds, October 12-13, 2002. Will be added to the website next week. Handouts with the information were passed out. Will be located in central or southern MN sometime in the spring probably. Who has the list of which judges need to attend a seminar to remain certified? Who keeps track of this?
Handouts were passed out and the changes were walked through. Areas to be looked at further: Veterans class, consider adding teeth to the grooming section, consider taking away the two year limit for staying in a class from Graduate Beginner and Novice as well (allow to stay in class until receive a blue ribbon at the county or state show), suggested having Novice, Open, and Utility have same points per exercise as in the AKC. The Obedience/Showmanship committee has blessings from PDC to go ahead and continue with the scoring and scoresheets based on the example presented. Brace - clarify and restate - "two dogs identified"; "you cannot use a third dog for brace." Define "trained and/or shown at the Graduate Beginner level" - What is our definition of "Graduate Beginner level." Add in a statement about how many weeks of training they may or may not have. Broad Jump - add in 26 inches and define which this falls under (two or three hurdles) Please email the listserv of changes, typos, etc.
Show - Cherrye
The committee met two weeks ago. Currently working to get judges - making changes to the initial letter and judge's contract to be mailed out. Judges will be judging two days and will be offered a hotel room for Saturday night no matter where they live. Friday night will be only for those 100 miles away. The judging fees will stay the same this year and can be evaluated next year. We added the category that if a judge goes over 8 hours they will be paid $125.
Awards: There are additional classes with age groups so need more plaques. The plaques will include a photo and be slightly large, thus costing more money ($22 approximately). The plaques will not include the class, but signs will be made for each class to be put in the photo. Each PDC member will need to secure four plaque donors. Recommended making a list of all the kennel clubs and breed clubs to mail a standard letter to all donors. Nothing was changed regarding the ribbons. Proposed a change with the awards ceremony - after each class the judge would make comments but then do the ceremony on the stage so the judge can start the next class. A similar format would be set up for the agility participants. Recommended not making agility certificates to make all areas be awarded the same awards.
Agility - senior and advanced will both be run on "senior" day only and not be split into junior and senior. In 2001, there were 17 Intermediate dogs, 12 Senior dogs, and 5 Advanced dogs. These things can be changed in future years if needed.
Recommend that the Judges certification committee should propose a way to handle judge evaluations at all shows. Those who are coordinators of areas will get hotel rooms available. Volunteers should be able to get a free meal.
M/S/C (Karl O./Kelly) to allow $200
for door prizes and awards for the cleanup area raffle.
M/S/C (Kelly/Karl O.) to accept the current University mileage of $0.365 for the judges.
M/S/C (Marlene K./Brenden) to have each PDC member and each standing (or sub-) committee member secure three plaque donors for this year and begin to compile a list for next year.
M/S/C (Leona/Karl R.) to allow a 4' x 8' backdrop ($200) for photos at the State Show along with the class signs to be purchased.
M/S/C (Karl O./Jeff) to approve the new show committee overview with the following changes made: add "supplies" to the list of things to be ordered under the responsibilities of the show committee and change "establish" quotas to "propose" quotas under the areas of authority.
There was a discussion on having state-wide e-mail list to present information. County dog project leaders would be able to be on this listserv. Originally the horse project asked for one extension person and one county leader. Would need to look into who could be the list moderator. Would like to have more information about how the horse project set their listserv up. I.E. shows posted, ask questions, etc.
A reminder that all standing committee minutes should be cc'd to the PDC listserv.
2002 Meeting Dates
Saturday, September 21 - 30 minutes after the completion of the show.
(Proposed changes from the Obedience/Showmanship Committee need to be sent out to the PDC by September 1st.)
Saturday, November 9 - 10:30 a.m. ~ St. Paul campus
M/S/C (Karl O./Jeff) to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Kelly Edgar, Secretary