Adult Director Meeting February 14, 2010 North Platte, NE Meeting called to order with all directors and secretaries present except Makala Butterfield. Minutes were read and approved. Financial Report was read and approved. Spring packets will not be mailed out. All forms needed are on the website. Calendar account is $42,998.01. $8300 needs to be paid to the awards account. Discussion was held on putting a cap on the amount of money to give to the national team. Nancy passed out a list of contestants that have not met the calendar requirement. Scholarship report was given. Discussion on downsizing the state finals program book. Tricia will check into costs of printing the book. The judges seminar was well attended, with quite a few new judges. Matt Cover is organizing the Cowboy Prom to be held in Valentine. The Hastings Committee visited with the directors about the 2010 finals. They proposed the following changes to the schedule: Tuesday--Queen Contest would stay the same Wednesday--9:00 am-Cutting (girls first). No Wednesday night cutting Thursday & Friday--8:00 am cutting (girls one day, boys the next) Morning Performances start 1/2 hour later @ 9:30 Evening Performances start 1/2 hour earlier @ 6:00 Final round of Cutting on Saturday morning @ 9:00 am Queen Coronation-1/2 hour later @ 1:00 pm Check in time has not been set, but would start later in the afternoon on Wednesday, with the contestant meeting to follow. Troy Pruitt made a motion for the following rule change: State Finals Rules #11: Add State Finals short round stock shall be chosen by the adult director of the specific event along with two appointed adults. Stock numbers shall be given to the secretary the night before the short round. If it is not turned in to the secretary, the selection will revert back to the current (July 2009) rule. Because this is not a "true short round", contestants will draw back to the established herd, and CAN draw the same animal they already competed on. Nebraska Horse Council will be a $5000. sponsor for the 2010 year. Approval committee approved all rodeos. There were some suggestions that some of the rodeos run steer wrestling in a full arena, instead of a split arena. Nancy will suggest this to these rodeos. Awards committee will award Tod Slone saddle certificates to the 2010 Champions. Hastings will be the site of the 2011-2012 state finals. Tricia reported on the mid winter meeting. Student President Matt Cover thanked the board for the opportunity of himself and Shelby Sanford being able to attend the Mid Winter meetings. Meeting Adjourned.