Dedicated to promoting sheep, goats, lambs, and sheep & goat related activities in Maryland

Officers

Feel free to contact any of the Board Members and Committees

2019-2020 Board of Directors

  • Patricia Sanville, President — (Budding Creek Farm) — 240-357-1437 — PatriciaSanville@gmail.com
  • Polly Matzinger, Vice President — (Ambling Brook Farm) — 240-444-2047 — AmblingBrookFarm@gmail.com
  • Julie George, Treasurer – (Julie’s Handspun Yarns) – 703-201-2924 – juliespins@gmail.com
  • Karren Sowell, Secretary — 240-793-9135 — akksowell@comcast.net
  • Keegan Dayton – (Stonewall Lincolns) – 443-632-6480 – stonewalllincolns@gmail.com
  • Mary Ellen Clark – (Clark Family Farm) – 240-367-6508 – mseraydian@hotmail.com
  • Dawn Viands – (Grindstone Ridge Farm) – 301-908-5985 – grindstoneridgefarm@gmail.com

Committees

All members are encouraged to assist with something during the year.

Membership:

Dawn Viands (Grindstone Ridge Farm), Patty Sanville (Budding Creek Farm).

Publication of Membership Directory:  Dawn Viands, and FCSB Board

FCSB Facebook:  Lisa Check (Flying Goat Farm), Patty Sanville (Budding Creek Farm)

Nominating Committee for 2-year Board Terms: Emily Chamelin

Website Development: Dawn Viands, and Patty Sanville, Polly Matzinger, Donald Huscha

Event Committees

More information about each Event is in the Events section of the website.

Sheepman Supply Open House:

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

Frederick County Ag. Week – late February:

Patty Sanville (Budding Creek Farm.   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.

Youth Skillathon at MS&WF:

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 Superintendent
4-H Fitting and Showing Awards at the County Fair: Patricia Sanville and Karren Sowell
4-H Supreme Champion Bred & Owned Ram and Bred & Owned Ewe Awards: Patricia Sanville and Karren Sowell
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:  Committee of prior recipients of the Award.

Door Prizes for the Annual Dinner:  Charlotte Dutton (Blue Rock Farm)
Pete Creamer Memorial Shearing Scholarship: Emily Chamelin