LARIMER COUNTY FAIR BOARD MEETING

7:00 p.m.  November 17, 2010

Ft. Collins Room

Public Comment: 

§  none

Meeting called to order at 7:03 p.m. by:  Mike Adams, Chairman 

                Motion to approve July meeting minutes made by:  Gary Marison     

Motion seconded by:  Gregg Melick 

Motion to approve August meeting minutes voted on and passed  

Correspondence:

§       none

Presentations:

§      Queens – Kodi  Lane Younghein, reigning 2011 Larimer County Fair Queen introduced Kaylin Schimpf newly crowned 2011 Lady-In-Waiting.  Kodi reported their activities, i.e. meeting with sponsors, getting pictures taken, ordering new clothes, chaps, etc.  She also announced the Alamo Saddlery has donated, as a sponsor, 2 saddles for 2 years. Upcoming events they will be attending are Boulder County Queens Ball, McKee Medical Center Gala, judging the Johnstown Saddle Club royalty and participating at National Western Stock Show.  The Larimer County Queen’s Ball will be scheduled for sometime in May of 2011.  They are working on obtaining auction items and are also asking for people to serve on the committee.

§   Ovations – no report 

     Chairman’s Topics:   Mike Adams

                   Mike announced that 6 new Fair Board member applicants were interviewed earlier today.  One more will be interviewed December 7th.  Appointments will be announced shortly after December 7th.  The decision on how many open positions will be filled is determined by the commissioners and depends on quality and interests of applicants.

Committee Reports:  

§  Pancake Breakfast –Loren very happy with financial success.

§  Parade – none

Liaison Reports:

§  Junior Livestock – Greg Melick great sale and everything went smoothly.

§  Animal Welfare – no report

§  Tough Enough to Wear Pink –Alan Rankin reported there will be a TWTWP booth at the BEC New Year’s Eve Rodeo

Fund raising events:

Breakfast at Applebee’s April 30th

Ranch Ride May 7th

Golf Tournament July 16th

§  Guest Services – Frank Marino reported that he is meeting with the volunteer coordinator with Cheyenne Frontier Days to talk about their program.  The online volunteer application has been updated.

Extension:  no report

      Rodeo:  no report

Ranch Update: 

§  Entertainment & 2011 Fair Schedule – Lisa reported the 2011 schedule is using the 2010 template and expanding on it.  Need to meet with Extension on finalizing some classes.

§  Building & Grounds – Liz reported 2011 vendor fees have been raised.  Many apps coming in already.

§  Arena Activities – no report

§    Marketing – no report 

§   Sponsorship –no report

Other/New Business:

§     Reminded all of December 6th “End of Year” Celebration dinner.

§     Abby Powell reported that starting in January a new budget tracking system will be in place.

§     2011 Parking Permits were passed out

§     Complimentary 2011 pocket calendars from County Commissioners were passed out.

Old Business: 

§     Web Site Update- Lisa Lytle reported that the Fair web site is updated and ready to go but can’t upload because county IT   department will not support a Google web site.

§      Shannon Fancher suggested everyone to be thinking of a tribute for Everett Van Campen.  It was suggested that something be done during the 2011 Fair to recognize him.

§      John Lee asked about the 2011 Fair theme.  It was determined to stick with last year’s “Home Grown” theme for both the fair and the parade.

Adjournment:   

Motion to adjourn meeting made by:  Shannon Fancher         

Seconded by:  Steve Humann          

Voted and passed        

                           Meeting adjourned at 9:15 pm

      

      Next Meeting:                                                                  December 15, 2010

                                                                Ft Collins Room ---7:00 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted by:  KL, Secretary

Recorded by: ms