Officers & Committees

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

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Anne Shroeder, Webmaster  (Ex officio) — 301-755-8400 — anne@upcountywebsites.com    (Star Gazing Farm Animal Sanctuary & Shearing Services)

Committees

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.

Membership:

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:

Summer Picnic at a member’s farm:

Sunday afternoon, June 12 — at Ambling Brook Farm, Polly Matzinger.

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.