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.