LARIMER COUNTY FAIR BOARD MEETING

7:00 p.m.  March 24, 2010

Ft. Collins Room

Public Comment: 

§  None

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by:  Mike Adams, Chairman 

      Everett Van Campen made correction to date of 4-H Carnival.

      Motion to approve January meeting minutes as corrected made by:  Steve Humann    

      Seconded by:  Kaycee Lytle

                Motion to approve February meeting minutes voted on and passed.

Correspondence:

§        None

Presentations:

§     Queen’s – Lillie Parker

In June will be working with “Cowboys for Kids “on horse therapy.   Participated  in Martin Luther King parade, Miss Rodeo Colorado clinic, St. Patrick’s Day parade, 4-H Carnival, Tobacco Free Larimer Colorado talked to 7 classes.  Started website and face book account.  Want to put up pictures of past Queen’s in McKee Building.  They are also in process of making a video for Jr. Livestock committee.

§  Ovations – No Report

Chairman’s Topics:   Mike Adams

§  Fair Board web site description revision – Updated and will be on county website.

Committee Reports:  

§  Pancake Breakfast – Loren Maxey reported that committee has met again and everything is good to go.

§  Parade – Mike Adams reported that the committee will be meeting next week with Loveland police to discuss route.

Liaison Reports:

§  Junior Livestock – Greg Melick reported that the committee is doing an information video for 4-H members on how to contact buyers.  They are also working on setting up non-profit status

§  Animal Welfare –S. Fancher not present

§  Tough Enough to Wear Pink – No report

§   Guest Services – Frank Marino had meeting two weeks ago with Mike, Kaycee, Larry & Kiersten.  Kaycee met with the Loveland Board of Realtors to solicit more volunteers.  He will meet with the Remax group for the upcoming year.  They are moving to four hour minimum shifts to simplify scheduling.  Will try to get younger volunteers for better supervision for Kiddie Ranchland.  Frank contacted 11senior tax write off people.

Extension:  Laurel Kubin

§  Both Livestock Field Day & 4-H Carnival successful events.  Enrollment for 4-H is steady.

Rodeo:  Steve Humann reported on-

§       Rodeo committee to have float in parade. 

§       Discussed theme nights

§       Honor a prominent Larimer County Family during a performance

§       Incorporate Royalty into a performance

§        Looking to liven up performances

Ranch Update: 

§  2010 Fair Schedule – Lisa Lytle reported filling up open slots, online schedule

§  Building & Grounds – Liz Garcia

§  Arena Activities – No miniature horse show this year, might have a bonfire on Friday night, moved Lady-In-Waiting contest.  Jr. Rodeo opening entries up to outside the county.  Discussed ideas for pancake breakfast activities.

§       Marketing – Ryan Young

o  P. R. Status – Meeting next 2 weeks

o  Marketing Platform/plan – pushing ticket sales and schedule more

o  Hot topics – Started face book page, having media party

*   Production of posters and flyers – ready by next meeting

§     Sponsorship – Katie Buttermore

o  Sponsors – Ranch Way Feeds will be the Fair presenting sponsor, Pederson  &  Budweiser  presenting sponsors so far, JAX sponsoring the Timberworks show.

o  YTD forecast-none

Other/New Business:

§      The carnival is returning.  Rides shall be located in a wider location.

Old Business:  None

Adjournment:

              Motion to adjourn meeting made by:  Greg Melick             

             Seconded by:  Larry Dunn           

             Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

    

   Next Meeting:                                                    April 28, 2010

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

 

Respectfully Submitted by:  KL, Secretary

Recorded by: KL