Officers & Committees

Feel free to contact any of the Board Members and Committees.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

  • Patty Sanville, President — 240-357-1437 —    (Budding Creek Farm)
  • Polly Matzinger, Vice President — 240-444-2047 — (Ambling Brook Farm)
  • Dawn Richardson, Treasurer — 301-908-5985 —    (Grindstone Ridge Farm)
  • Karren Sowell, Secretary — 240-793-9135 —
  • Peter Vorac, Past President — 301-371-4111 —    (Vorac Suffolks & Club Lambs)
  • Anne Shroeder, Webmaster — 301-755-8400 —   (Star Gazing Farm Animal Sanctuary & Shearing Services)


All members are encouraged to assist with something during the year, take on a committee, and then involve another member the following year.  More information about each Event is in the “Events” section of the website.


Dawn Richardson, Treasurer (Grindstone Ridge Farm), Patty Sanville (Budding Creek Farm)

Publication of Membership Directory:

Dawn Richardson, Ellen Nicodemus and FCSB Board

Sheepman Supply Open House:

Second Saturday in February: discounts on supplies, free pancake breakfast

Frederick County Ag. Week – late February:

Rose Woodsmall (Stony Branch Farm) and her Second Sunday Spinning Group — and Patty Sanville (Budding Creek Faar.   Ag. Week is held at the FSK Mall in Frederick.

Spring & Fall Farm Tours:

Debra Drake (Tweedside Farm).  Held on a Sunday afternoon in April and October.

Rose Hill Manor Easter Egg Roll:

April, the Saturday before before Easter Sunday.

Rose Hill Farm Museum Open Houses:

Spring Open House, in April; and Fall Open House in early October.

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival:

First full weekend in May: Many members volunteer, many show sheep & show fleeces, some members have vendor booths.
Food Concession Stand at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival – May: Fund raiser. Operated in partnership with Feedbag Catering. About 22 members involved in helping to operate this food booth – selling american lamb sandwiches: pit pulled lamb, lamb sausage, lamb burgers. Committee Chair:  Mark Liberto (Sola Fide Farm)

Youth Skillathon at MS&WF:

FREDERICK NEWS-POST — FIBER FEST:   second weekend in June.   Members selling their products, Fleece Sale.

Summer Picnic at a member’s farm:

Sunday afternoon, around the third Sunday in June.

In-The-Streets Festival:

Frederick City, the 2nd. Saturday in September.   Many hand spinner members provide demonstrations and sell their products.

The Great Frederick Fair – mid September:

Many folks are involved. Barbara Mullen (Little Creek Farm) is the Open Class Sheep Supt., David Fuss (Greenbrier Acres) and Karren Sowell, are 4-H Sheep Supt.
4-H Fitting and Showing Awards at the County Fair: Ellen Nicodemus, Dawn Richardson
4-H Supreme Champion Bred & Owned Ram and Bred & Owned Ewe Awards: Ellen Nicodemus
Premier Exhibitor Wool Breeds Award – Premier Exhibitor Meat Breeds Award: open to Frederick County Residents, or Members of the FCSB.
Shepherds Lead and Decorated Lamb Event and Awards: Stephanie Ransom (Lilac Ridge) and Charlotte Dutton (Blue Rock Farm), plus judges for each event.

Annual Dinner – first Friday in November – held at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant, in Frederick, MD:

Master of Ceremony:   Dahl Drenning (Lock’s View Farm)

Shepherd of the Year Award:  Debra Drake (Tweedside Farm) and her committee of prior recipients of the Award.

Door Prizes for the Annual Dinner:  Charlotte Dutton (Blue Rock Farm)
Pete Creamer Memorial Shearing Scholarship: Ellen Nicodemus and Sylvia Creamer

FCSB Yahoo Chat Group:

Robert Smyth (Sweetwater Farm) is the Chat Group Moderator

FCSB Facebook:  Lisa Check (Flying Goat Farm)

Nominating Committee for 2-year Board Terms:

Mark Liberto, Past President

Website Development:

Anne Shroeder (Star Gazing Farm), Peter Vorac, Dawn Richardson, and Patty Sanville.