Feel free to contact any of the Board Members and Committees
2017-2018 Board of Directors
- Patricia Sanville, President — (Budding Creek Farm) — 240-357-1437 — [email protected]
- Polly Matzinger, Vice President — (Ambling Brook Farm) — 240-444-2047 — [email protected]
- Dawn Viands, Treasurer — (Grindstone Ridge Farm) — 301-908-5985 — [email protected]
- Karren Sowell, Secretary — 240-793-9135 — [email protected]
All members are encouraged to assist with something during the year.
Publication of Membership Directory: Dawn Viands, and FCSB Board
FCSB Facebook: Lisa Check (Flying Goat Farm)
Nominating Committee for 2-year Board Terms: Mark Liberto, Past President
Website Development: Dawn Viands, and Patty Sanville, Polly Matzinger, Donald Huscha
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:
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.
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