County Offices, Courts and the Landfill will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.
LARIMER COUNTY FAIR BOARD MEETING
7:00 p.m. December 16, 2009
Ft. Collins Room
Meeting called to order at 7:03 p.m. by:
Mike Adams, Chairman
Approval of November meeting minutes made by:
Motion to approve November meeting minutes with change to spelling of name Kim Vicchio made by:
Motion to approve November meeting minutes voted on and passed.
§ Queen’s – No Report
§ Ovations – No Report
Chairman’s Topics – Mike Adams
§ Introduced new members, Gary Marison & Frank Marino
§ Announced re-appointed members, Mike Adams, Loren Maxey, Kaycee Lytle, & Pat Young
Committee Reports: Mike asked each chair person to give a brief explanation of what their committee does for benefit of the new members.
§ Pancake Breakfast – Loren gave his explanation
§ Parade – Pat Young is the new chairperson. Alan Rankin reported there will be a meeting in January with Engaging Loveland representative Kim Vecchio and there will be more info at next Fair Board meeting.
§ Junior Livestock – Gregg Melick reported that the Jr. Livestock sale committee elected new officers and Denny Hodgson is president.
§ Animal Welfare –No report
§ Tough Enough to Wear Pink – Alan Rankin gave a brief description of the event. The fund raising golf tournament is scheduled for July 31 at Water Valley. In May there will be a fund raiser pancake breakfast at Applebee’s with all proceeds donated to TETWP. Alan will have more info on this at January meeting.
Guest Services Committee – Frank Marino (new chairperson)
§ Mike Adams gave brief description of the committee’s duties.
§ Ranch liaison to Guest Services Committee will be Kiersten Rennels, scheduling coordinator.
Extension – Laurel Kubin
§ Described Extensions part of fair
§ Start in January updating the premium book, etc..
§ 4-H enrollment taking place at this time
Rodeo- Steve Humann
§ Described the PRCA rodeo during the fair
§ Reported on PRCA convention. Very informative, good round table discussions and also got signed contracts for upcoming rodeos.
Ranch Update – Abby Powell & Bob Herrfeldt reported on-
§ Buildings & Grounds – Liz Garcia updating commercial vendor applications
§ Arena Activities – Abby Powell has some events are already confirmed
§ Entertainment – Lisa Lytle is negotiating contracts for the big events such as the pig races and splash dogs
§ Marketing – Ryan Young will be using same graphic for marketing as last year.
§ Sponsorship – there will be an increase in prices on packages.
§ Voted on 2010 Fair Theme - 2010 Fair Theme will be “Larimer County Fair & Rodeo, Home Grown”
§ Voted on 2010 Board Officers - Mike Adams, Chairman, Larry Dunn, Vice Chairman, Kaycee Lytle, Secretary
§ Discussed changing Larimer County Fair & Rodeo logo, suggested that it needed to be updated
o Bob Herrfeldt suggested to maybe change color and/or font and take off the ribbon
o Mike Adams announced that anyone wanting to present ideas can bring them to the January meeting,
§ Kathay Rennels resigning Commissioner thanked the Fair Board for her time serving them. The interim will be Commissioner Steve Johnson. Steve Humann extended a formal thank you to Kathay for her dedication and loyalty to the Fair.
Motion to adjourn meeting made by:
Meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.
Next Meeting: January 27, 2010
Ft. Collins Room ---7:00 p.m.