Larimer County Fair &
January 28, 2009
Meeting Called to Order at
7:00 p.m. by:
Approval of November meeting
- Motion to approve November meeting
minutes made by:
to approve November meeting minutes voted on and passed.
Dan introduced himself and the new
liaison for Ovations. He reported that Kyra will be at the February meeting to
give an update on the Beer Fest.
- Queen’s –
- Keaton reported on their
recent events. Their “Tobacco Free Larimer County” campaign
presentations at the local high schools have been commended by
educators. The Queen’s Ball is March 14th and they are in
need of more donations for both the live and silent auctions. If you
have any donations, please contact Quinn.
- Queen’s Committee – Quinn
Quinn passed around a sign-up
sheet for volunteers to call sponsors for donations. John and Quinn will have
a script available for those wanting to make calls. Quinn presented a book on
the history of rodeo in Colorado offered by Poudre Valley REA for a fund
raiser. Queen’s would like to sell it as a scholarship fund raiser. It would
sell for $25 with $10 going to the program. Other fund raising possibilities
included a “Muttin Bustin”, Photos on a Bull/steer, & Stick Horse Races
during the Fair.
Everett Van Campen
- Location and date of the
Fair Board Annual Strategy Session will be Saturday, February 21st
from 9 to noon in the Loveland/Ft. Collins room of the McKee building.
- Passed out new Larimer
County Fair & Rodeo By-Laws
- Announced re-appointments
to Board: Alan Rankin, Melora Luth, Gregg Melick, John Lee, and Larry
Dunn. Geri Baker did not re-apply for another term.
- Everett announced that the
Ft. Collins Rotary Club will be making a presentation to the Fair Board
February 25th at a luncheon held at the Lincoln Center Canyon
Room. Please RSVP to Everett or Mary by February 6th.
Election of Officers:
- Alan Rankin and Mike Adams
were nominated for President.
Motion made by Myrna Rodenberger that nominations cease.
Motion to cease nominations for President seconded and
Ballot voting ended in a tie
Motion to hold a “lot” at the
February 25th meeting between the two nominees where the winner will
be President and the loser will be Vice President made by:
to hold a “lot” at the February 25th meeting between the two
nominees where the winner will be President and the loser will be Vice
President voted on and passed.
Kaycee Lytle was nominated for
made and seconded to cease nominations
Lytle new Secretary/Treasurer
- Pancake Breakfast – None
- Parade – None
- Jacque reported that she is
already receiving volunteer applications. Will be scheduling first
meeting with co-chairs in the need future.
Junior Livestock Sale:
- Gregg reported the sale
committee has concerns for having buyers with this weak economy. They are
developing a web site in hopes of getting information out to more
potentially buyers. Need more ring people for the sale, if interested please
Deadline for 4-H entries will be
Monday, July 13th . No additional entries will be accepted after
New 4-H late fee will be $25 per
Announced that on February 28th
both the 4-H Fiber Fun Fest and the Youth Livestock Field Day will held at The
CSU Alumni is going to hold an
event on the Saturday afternoon of the Fair. Details are being worked out.
- Steve reported that Ferrero
Dodge will not be the local Dodge dealership for the rodeo and the
committee is looking for another dealership to come on board. The specialty
act this year will be the “One Armed Bandit” and the barrel man/clown will
be Keith Isley. The committee is holding several meetings with various
groups to start firming up the event.
- Announced the resignation
of Rochelle Karus
- Shared information from the
IAFE Convention in Vegas.
- Carnival meeting with Alan
Cockerham and he is open to work on price specials and change in the hours
- Vendors also requesting shorter
- Will be meeting with
marketing to discuss incorporating 2009 theme into poster design and ads.
- Web Site is being updated
as events are being firmed up.
Entertainment: Lisa Lytle
- Lisa reported that she is
starting to get some entertainment lined up.
- Suggestions for new
entertainment included: a fiddle contest and tethered balloon rides before
- 2009 Fair Board and
Executive Board meeting calendar s were passed out.
- 2009 tentative schedule
will be passed out at February meeting.
- Partnering Program
Responsibilities list will be passed out at February meeting.
to adjourn meeting made by:
Motion seconded by:
Respectfully submitted by: