LARIMER COUNTY FAIR BOARD MEETING
7:00 p.m. September 23, 2009
Ft. Collins Room
Meeting called to order at 7:01 p.m. by:
Mike Adams, Chairman
Approval of August meeting minutes made by:
Motion to approve August meeting minutes made by:
Everett Van Campen
Motion to approve August meeting minutes voted on and passed.
o Discussed plans for queens ball. Ball will be held in March or April.
o Planning a Queen’s Run, horse show, paintball tournament at 2010 Fair
o Attended the Labor Day Parade and Cattle Barons Ball
Chairman’s Topics – Mike Adams
§ Discuss Jim Wooldridge position on the board. Commissioners approved leave of absence until Jan 1.
§ Melora has resigned position on FB
§ Guest Services Committee wants to make participation at their meetings mandatory. Tabled until Oct. mtg.
§ Pancake Breakfast – Loren will return as chair of the pancake breakfast for one more year. Jim Wooldridge and Pat Young have offered to serve as co-chairs.
§ Parade – Melora Luth & Myrna Rodenberger. Pat offered to co-chair parade with Alan. Myrna will obtain info from Melora. Alan resolved Highway Technologies bill, will get refund of $1600.
§ Junior Livestock – Greg Melick, members discussed how FB can be more involved with Jr. Livestock committee.
Greg gave several suggestions, a few Fair Board members will attend 9/29 meeting.
§ Animal Welfare –None
§ Tough Enough to Wear Pink – Alan Rankin is meeting with the Coloradoan/Reporter Herald to get more publicity, plan events during other parts of the year. Also looking for 2010 golf tournament date.
Guest Services Committee – Myrna Rodenberger
§ Myrna presented a proposal to bring in 1-2 new FB members to be specifically involved with GSC. Kathay discussed potentially hiring a contractor to help better organize the GSC after Jacque leaves.
Extension – Laurel Kubin
§ Extension is working within a 10% budget cut for the year. Wendy discussed the State Fair results for the County’s exhibitors.
Rodeo- Steve Humann
§ Rodeo is planning group sales promotions to help increase revenue to offset 10% adjustment to budget.
Ranch Update – Event Coordinators
§ Buildings & Grounds – Event Coordinator
§ Arena Activities – Event Coordinator
§ Entertainment – Event Coordinator
§ Marketing – Ryan Young
§ Sponsorship – Katie Buttermore
§ Discussion of the year end celebration tabled until October meeting.
§ Presentation of flash financials for the 2009 Larimer County Fair & Rodeo by Bob Herrfeldt. Full financials will be available at Oct. meeting. Attendance announced at 75K.
Motion to adjourn meeting made by:
Everett Van Campen
Meeting adjourned at 8:39 p.m.
Next Meeting: October 28, 2009
Ft. Collins Room ---7:00 p.m.