Santa Clara County
University of California
Santa Clara County

Large Animal Chairperson

Committee Make-up: Chairperson from each of the following areas:

  • Swine
  • Beef
  • Sheep
  • Horses
  • Dairy Cows
  • Goats

Events/Competition in Charge of:

  • Large Animal Field Day:*
    • Plan a minimum of (1) per year
    • These Field Days include the following: demonstrations, speeches, showmanship, judging, informational booths
  • Fair:
    • Conduct weigh-in (including health check) for all exhibited animals
    • Locate/hire judges for large animal round robin
    • Oversee auction and make sure animals are in the right place at the right time

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Recruit project chairs for each animal in your area. If a project has no chairperson, the large animal chair becomes responsible for that project.
    • Chairs are subject to approval by President and Executive Board
    • Be a facilitator for project chairs, enabling them to do their jobs
  • Have project area committee meetings at least quarterly
    • Set “Goals and Objectives” and work towards them
    • Plan field days and other events
    • Review and vote on any submissions from project committees
    • Recruit fair and field day help
    • Fair book review and yearly planning (Sept-Nov)
    • Keep records and submit to Executive Board and Council
  • Attend Executive Board and County Council meetings as a member of the Executive Board
    • Schedule all events with Council VP at least 60 days in advance.
    • Work with Awards Committee to review and expand recognition in your area
  • Encourage record book completion and submission
  • Recruit and include Youth Chairs and Junior/Teen Leaders
  • Serve as a resource in your county
    • Educate leaders and members on criteria, content, and method of project.
    • Communicate appropriate information to club project leaders.
  • Update and maintain a binder of responsibilities and handbooks for your position

*See “How to” handout for details

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