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LARIMER COUNTY FAIR BOARD MEETING
7:00 p.m. February 23, 2011
Ft. Collins Room
Meeting called to order at 7:01 p.m. by: John Lee, Chairman
Motion to approve January meeting minutes made by: Scott Golden
Motion seconded by: Pat Young
Motion to approve January meeting minutes voted on and passed
§ Queens – Kodi Younghein passed out a list of their past and future events.
§ Ovations – no report
Chairman’s Topics: John Lee
§ Read Kaycee Lytle’s resignation letter. Resignation takes effect immediately.
§ Passed out: The February Executive Board Committee meetings minutes, Updated Fair Board meeting schedule, Queen’s report, Fair history budget chart and Fair Board members responsibilities.
§ Pancake Breakfast –Loren Maxey reported that they held a meeting prior to the Fair Board meeting and things are lining up well.
§ Parade – Pat Young will have a report at March Fair Board meeting
§ Junior Livestock – Greg Melick reported committee met Feb. 22nd and no big issues
§ Tough Enough to Wear Pink –Alan Rankin reported he will send to the office information on recipients of money raised. Flyers on upcoming fund raising events will be handed out at March meeting.
§ Guest Services – Frank Marino and Francis LaBarara reported they will have 20 county tax write off people working during the Fair. The Pursuit Church will be overseeing Kid’s Ranchland for 2011 Fair.
Extension: L. Kubin announced upcoming 4-H Carnival will be March 19th at Ranch. Very busy with upcoming 4-H weigh ins, Field Day, etc.
Rodeo: Steve Humann reported that they will be trading some advertising with other local rodeo programs. Planning on doing more with CSU rodeo program.
§ Entertainment & 2011 Fair Schedule – Abby reported that there will not be entertainment on the main stage Monday or Tuesday nights. Planning on holding a home grown family picnic. Continue to develop CSU day. The schedule will be uploaded on website March 1st.
§ Building & Grounds – Liz Garcia reported she is securing the radios and golf carts. Vendors and private party tent apps coming in.
§ Marketing – no report
Sponsorship – John Lee gave report from Katie Buttermore’s email as follows.
Ranch-Way is presenting sponsor of Fair again
Pedersen has contract for PRCA presenting- then have to give Dodge a chance to say yay- working with Bob on this
Bud is Gnarly presenting again
Only 4 accounts at this point are not renewing- just going to booth space, budget cuts, etc- all smaller accounts though
ALL renewing accounts have been contacted and some already have renewal contracts in hand..
§ Took Fair Board group picture
§ Jim Wooldridge tribute – It was suggested that Alan Rankin approach the Wooldridge family to see what they would like to do and that the Fair Board would help support them. Executive Board wants appropriate parameters set for doing such tributes in the future.
Motion to adjourn meeting made by: Mike Adams Seconded by: Steve Humann Voted and passed
Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm
Next Meeting: March 23, 2011
Ft Collins Room ---7:00 p.m.
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