Cirque Meadows by Adam Johnson



7:00 p.m.  September 23, 2009

Ft. Collins Room


Public Comment: 

§  None

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

                                     Seconded by:

Steve Humann

                                      Motion to approve August meeting minutes voted on and passed.


§        None


§      Queen’s

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

§  Ovations

o  None

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.

Committee Reports:

§  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

Other/New Business:

§  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.

Old Business:

§  None


Motion to adjourn meeting made by:

Everett Van Campen

Seconded by:

Shannon Fancher

Meeting adjourned at 8:39 p.m.


Next Meeting:                                            October 28, 2009

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


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