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BOARD MEETING MINUTES - 1998

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JANUARY  1-15, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

  • Kate Nehring has had trouble getting ads for the Border Recorder, and doesn't believe we should go ahead with the publication at this time.

  • Kate Nehring has had only two responses from members about advertising policies.

  • At our next specialty, there will be non-regular conformation class open only to dogs with herding titles.  It will be judged immediately prior to BOB.

  • The B herding course will not be optional at the national specialties. Even though it's sometimes difficult to find a place that's large enough to run this course, the board feels that herding is too important to the breed, and the importance of the B course should not be minimized by not having it at a specialty.

  • The Board is working on the nominating committee.

  • Helen Phillips will ask in Borderlines for a volunteer for club condolence chairperson.

NEW BUSINESS

Nancy Little suggested that we need to get our committees to provide regular updates or status reports to the every 4-6 months.  

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

- From December 1-15:
Nancy Little suggested that we should consider appointing a BCSA rescue liason to focus on how we can best support rescue.

- From December 16-31:
Nancy Little suggested that we ask Bob Tainsh for a report on the AKC Health conference he attended in St. Louis in  November.

SPECIALTY - 1998

The following policies were decided upon:

1. The current chair should make at least a monthly report to the board on the progress of the specialty. As the specialty draws near, more regular reports may be necessary. If problems or difficulties arise, then the board should be consulted as soon as possible. If the chair has any doubt at all about what course of action to follow, she should consult with the board.
2. Major policy decisions must be cleared with the board before they are acted upon. These include, but are not limited to things like where to hold the specialty, what events to include and what classes within events, who the judges are to be, the proposed schedule of events, any proposals that have financial repercussions, and a general description of the kinds of awards to be presented.
3. More day to day decisions need not be cleared but should be acknowledged in regularly scheduled reports (things like  judges' gifts, exhibitors' bags, menu at banquet, what meeting to hold in what room).

NEW MEMBERS

7 new member applications were received and the members were voted in.

NEW AFFILIATE CLUB

We received an application for affiliation the Piedmont Border Collie Association in North Carolina.
Officers are:
President - Richard Whorton
Vice President - Fran Hoffman
Secretary - Rickie Morrison
Treasurer - Betty Swenson
Board member - Debbie Snyir

The Board voted to accept this club as a BCSA affiliate.

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary


JANUARY  16-31, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

The Board is working on the nominating committee.

NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

From December 1-15:
Nancy Little suggested that we should consider appointing a BCSA rescue liason to focus on how we can best support rescue.

From December 16-31:
Nancy Little suggested that we ask Bob Tainsh for a report on the AKC Health conference he attended in St. Louis in November.

SPECIALTY - 1998

  • Terry Sadler proposed that we have a VISITING HOURS one of the first evenings. This would be held at  R AMADA under a tent on the lawn. People would buy a space that is mapped out when purchased. This would be a chance to meet people and their dogs, exchange pedigrees and business cards, talk about brags, etc., and put actual faces with actual dogs or services that one may offer. This is always offered at the Sheltie Nationals and it usually is a big hit.

  • The following non-regular obedience classes will be offered: Graduate Novice, Brace, Veterans, and Team.

  • Richard Whorton recommended that we reduce the registration costs.

  • John Loomis has agreed to judge Agility, and Shirlee Jacobson will be our third obedience judge.

NEW MEMBERS 2 new member applications were received and the members were voted in.

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary  


FEBRUARY 1-15, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

Janet Lewis asked the Board for suggestions for names for the nominating committee.

NEW BUSINESS

Kate Nehring has resigned as editor of the Border Recorder. Nancy Keller will take over as a co-editor with someone else, as yet to be determined.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  • From December 1-15:
    Nancy Little suggested that we should consider appointing a BCSA rescue liason to focus on how we can best support rescue.

  • From December 16-31:
    Nancy Little suggested that we ask Bob Tainsh for a report on the AKC Health conference he attended in St. Louis in November.

NEW MEMBERS

No new member applications were received.

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary


FEBRUARY 16-28, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

The AKC has selected a committee to work on a Border Collie breed video. The Board requested that the AKC shoot the video at the national specialty in St. Louis this year, but the AKC is unable to do that.

NEW BUSINESS

Sharon Ferguson suggested that we look into working with the Jack Russell Terrier Club since we have quite a lot in common. The Board agreed that it would be a good idea.

Nancy Obermark sent email regarding the Showcase of Dogs in Memphis, TN, which will be held the weekend of October 3-4 this year. There were 100 breeds of dogs represented with breed booths last year, but the Border collie was not represented last year. The Board voted to have Fran Hoffman for judges education and a rescue person for the booth. However, we have since learned that the date for this event has been changed to October 10 and 11, which is at the same time as the specialty, so having someone there might be difficult.

Richard made a motion that we set the first week of every month as the Board 'meeting' date during which we will take up new business, take care of ALL old business, and review progress of committees. The Board voted in favor of this motion.

NEW MEMBERS

The following 9 new member applications were received and the members were voted in:

  • Pamela D Castello, 1428 Juan Perea Road
    Los Lumas, NM  87031
    Sponsored by Myrna Swartz

  • Sarah Eudy, 13413 Washington
    Santa Fe, TX  77510
    Sponsored by Rhonda Carter

  • Lisa Hamilton, 6342 Goral Court, Waldorf, MD  20603
    Sponsored by Kim Terrill

  • Linda Heuser, 4518 Lunenburg Drive
    Louisville, KY  40245
    Sponsored by Mary Moulton

  • Bonnie L Jacobs, 1800 Tadpole Road
    PA  PA 16865
    Sponsored by Victoria A Dale

  • Adrienne K Lynch, 867 West Harper Avenue
    Decatur, IL  62526
    Sponsored by Sharon Atkinson

  • James W and Martha L Strogen, Jr
    9882 S Grandview, Tempe, AZ  85284
    Sponsored by Robyn Powley

  • Jacquelin M Thompson, 8223 Wysong Drive
    Indianapolis, IN  46219-1836
    Sponsored by Kathy Heinke

  • John William & Carla Yaquinta
    305 Hilltop Drive, Bridgeport, WV  26330
    Sponsored by Karen Herceg

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary

MARCH 1-15. 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

  • Richard wrote a memo to all committee chairs requestingthat each one send in a report of activities for the first quarter of 1998 (Jan - March) including goals for the coming year and major accomplishements to date.

  • The AKC has asked Robyn Powley, Frank Bayliss, AnneMarie Silverton, Robert Moore, and Tish Weiner, Sandy ones, and Wally Rice to be on the panel for production of the breed video, to be done May 1. The judge participant will be Michelle Billings.

  • Bobbie Ann Farquhar (secretary for the Highland BC club in So. Cal, and BCRO rescue coordinator for Calif) was appointed BCSA Rescue Liason.

  • Ann Smart was appointed Condolence Chairperson.

NEW BUSINESS

The AKC is considering accepting the Canadian BC Association as an acceptable registry during open registration. We have sent the AKC a letter to let them know we support that idea.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Janet Lewis is working on coming with with a nominating committee.

SPECIALTY

  • The paperwork for conformation, obedience, and herding has all been sent into AKC.

  • Assignments have been proposed and accepted by all obedience judges. The paperwork is in the works with AKC regarding accepting our conformation judge, John Ritchie, for a US judging assignment.

  • We are still in need of several people for key positions.

NEW MEMBERS

No new member applications were received.

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary


MARCH 16-31. 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

Richard Whorton wrote a letter to the AKC requesting that they recognize the Canadian Border Collie registry (CBCA). This was in response to the AKC's letter to the BCSA asking our opinion on the subject.

NEW BUSINESS

Nancy Little made the following motion: If any board member receives a letter from the AKC, the entire letter, including any enclosures, should be copied and distributed to the entire board (either via the U.S. post office or by e-mail). The motion passed.

The board discussed limiting the days we do business (conduct board meetings) to specific days of the week and specific times of the month. Currently, the board conducts business via email at with no set "meeting" days.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

There was further discussion on the AKC's video on Border Collies.

SPECIALTY

Nancy Little mentioned that we should be in the process of contacting judges for the 1999 national specialty.

The board received the following report from Terry Sadler on the 1998 National Specialty:

"This is just some update information with what is new with the National. Larry Sisson, our Herding Chair has heard from AKC that all the Herding paperwork has been approved and is all set to run. Big thanks to Larry!!!

"Paperwork is into AKC for other events for the National - still waiting to hear the status.

"We have hired Bill Meyers of St. Louis as photographer for Friday through Sunday. A contract is on its way to me as I write. Spoke with them regarding having some other photographer photograph action shots and Meyers doesn't think this will be a problem as long as they are only action shots and not posed shots. I will let you know what exactly the contract states regarding this if there is any conflict of interests.

"I too think that we should have a video of the National in 98. I do have names of video companies willing to do this, I will check into it. I too do not want video people to NOT allow individuals to film, I'm sure we can choose the right people for this.

"Have been in contact with some other chairs and things seem to be moving along and hope to have updates for the next issue of Borderlines.

"I have written to Steve Spencer regarding the changes we would like to see in our logo. I hope it won't take too long for him to send an updated version as we really need to move on with this."

NEW MEMBERS

No new member applications were received.

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary


APRIL 1-15, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

  • Fran Hoffman received a copy of the script for the AKC video, made changes, and returned it. Janet Lewis will be  attending the taping.

  • In response to his letter on the subject, Richard wrote a letter to James Crowley at the AKC requesting that they accept the Canadian BC Association as an additional registry.

  • There was further discussion on the nominating committee.

  • Kate Nehring reported that the response from the membership regarding the advertising policy has been very disappointing. However, all but one person who did respond was quite adamant about protecting the herding ability of the Border Collie first and foremost, even to the point of carrying that over to advertising venues.  With respect to OFA and CERF requirements, most respondents felt an OFA number (not just  a prelim) and a CURRENT CERF number were mandatory for any dog being advertised as a breeding dog, or even a potential breeding dog. The response was about 50/50 with respect to straight brag ads.

  • Her initial proposal is as follows:

  • 1.  *ALL* dogs mentioned and/or pictured in *any* advertisement must be VERIFIABLY herding-instinct certified, according to the requirements for such certification as determined by the BCSA's herding committee.

  • 2.  *ALL* dogs mentioned and/or pictured in any advertisement FOR THE PURPOSE OF BREEDING must carry a legitimate OFA number and a current CERF number. "For the purpose of breeding" includes reference/ information about planned breedings, past breedings (including parents), potential breedings, or breeding potential.

  • 3.  Brag ads for BC accomplishments are encouraged! However, any dog in a brag ad MUST BE verifiably herding instinct certified.  OFA and CERF requirements are not required for dogs who are solely being bragged about. There can be no mention of parentage or siblings or progeny or breeding availability.

  • The was much discussion about the proposal. Kate will submit another proposal based on the discussion. When a final proposal is agreed upon by the Board, that proposal will be sent to the membership for vote.

NEW BUSINESS

  • Janet received a letter from Catherine Gottleib of Dog events asking us to review the class divisions for our breed (we have black and white and any other color as our divisions) and let her know in writing if we want a change. Richard suggested that we refer this to the Standards Committee (Suzanne Hoffman and Fran Hoffman) for immediate input.

  • Janet received a letter from Katerina Raffaele of Performance Events announcing the formation of a herding advisory committee. We are eligible (as a club that holds herding events) to name one representative to this committee to represent us for votes pertaining to issues presented to the AKC. The nomination is due August 1.

  • The board discussed having a panel discussion on responsible breeding at the national specialty.

  • There have been some problems within the rescue organizations. Border Collie Rescue Organization (BCRO) has become a local organization (in Ohio). Bobbie Ann Farquhar, who was recently selected as the BCSA's rescue liason, now has the task of advising us how the BCSA can most effectively continue to support rescue.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Janet Lewis is working on coming with a nominating committee.

NEW MEMBERS

13 new member applications were received:

  • Lynne Armstrong and Cindy Duncan
    2860 Lane Drive, Concord, CA  94518
    415-396-9646
    Sponsored by Ann Smart

  • Cyndi Collins
    8018 Belleview, Kansas City, MO  64114
    816-822-7383
    Sponsored by Renee Schmidt

  • Tracy Curtsinger
    1239 Buzzard Roost Road, Shelbyville, KY  40065
    502-829-0318
    mcurtsinger@sky1.net
    Sponsored by Terry Wise Hammond

  • James D and Linda V Dragoo
    7061 Clubview Drive, Bridgeville, PA  15017,
    412-257-5149
    Sponsored by Leanne Pokigo

  • Amy Gibel
    6206 Mentor Park, Mentor, OH  44060
    440-257-4307
    Sponsored by Patricia Piazza

  • Mark and Amy Hansen
    6201 Shearer Road, Greenville, MI  48838
    616-754-2565
    Sponsored by Kim Augustine

  • Sarah L Jones
    824 E Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO  80903
    719-575-0966
    Sponsored by Wendy M Oxman

  • Lyn Kahn
    31 Miller Hill Woods Court, Carmel, NY  10512
    914-225-0821
    Sponsored by Kay Guetzloff

  • Katherine M Lena
    2331 E Beverly Drive, Tucson, AZ  85719
    520-624-3297
    Sponsored by Kay Guetzloff

  • Jocelyn J Rossini
    304 South Union Street, Spencerport, NY  14559
    Sponsored by Laura Johnson

  • Dudley and Leslye Skelton
    4270 Jamie D Lane, Conway, SC  29527
    803-365-9798
    Sponsored by Helen Phillips

  • Sue White
    1118 Maunawili Road, Kailua, HI  96734
    808-262-0284
    Sponsored by James Vincent Dwyer

  • Bonnie and Loretta Zich
    17900 Horton Road, Kenosha, WI  53142
    414-857-2000
    Sponsored by Scott Knight

NEW AFFILIATE CLUB

The following new BCSA affiliate was accepted:

  • Border Collie Club of Northern California
    Date formed: February 15, 1998
    Address: 766 San Simeon Drive
    Salinas, CA  93901
    Ph. (408) 422-8178

  • Officers: Carla Popeney, President
    Vicki Meza, Vice President
    Lance Meusy, Treasurer
    Ann Smart, Secretary
    Lynne Armstrong, Board member
    Vona Schuring, Board member

At the time of application to BCSA, there were 32 members.

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary


APRIL 16-30, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

There was further discussion on the nominating committee. Janet Lewis asked for votes on proposed committee members.

Janet also asked for votes on who should represent the BCSA as a member of the AKC’s herding advisory committee.

There was further discussion on the advertising committee's proposal. Ronni DeLay suggested that the final proposal be broken into sections, so that members could vote on each section separately. Kate Nehring submitted the following revision based on the Board's discussion:

1.  A Brag Ad solely announces the achievements of a dog. There shall be no mention of breeder, kennel name (other than in dog's registered name), parentage, progeny, future breedings, or breeding potential.

2.  OFA and CERF clearances are NOT required for dogs in brag ads.

3.  Herding instinct certification is required UNLESS the dog is spayed or neutered.  If the dog is spayed/neutered the ad must state so. Herding instinct certification must be verifiable and conform to the requirements dictated by the BCSA Herding Committee.

Kennel/Litter Advertisements

1.  Kennel/Litter ads include  any reference / information about the dog's breeder, planned breedings, parentage, related dogs, kennel name (other than in the dog's registered name), available puppies, or breeding potential.

2.  All dogs mentioned and/or pictured in any kennel/litter advertisement  must carry a legitimate (not preliminary) OFA number and a current CERF number.

3.  ALL dogs mentioned in a kennel/litter advertisement MUST be verifiably herding instinct certified, as dictated by the BCSA Herding Committee.

The Board began discussion on this revision.

NEW BUSINESS

Kim Augustine requested information on using the BCSA's insurance for affiliate club matches. Ronni DeLay has the applications for doing this. Matches using the BCSA insurance must be BCSA matches sponsored by the local club.

SPECIALTY

The AKC has approved the obedience, conformation and herding event (still waiting to hear about agility).  Judges Panels were also sent to AKC.

There are still many volunteer positions that need to be filled.

NEW MEMBERS

No new member applications were received.

MISCELLANEOUS

Helen Phillips will be mailing out the new membership roster to all members shortly. Included in that mailing will be a copy of the new membership application form, Kelly Whiteman's survey for the 1999 national specialty, and a versatility application form.

Richard Whorton announced changes to the BCSA website. It has been updated with new information on herding and obedience. It also contains all new OFA data: http://www.duke.edu/~awho/bc/index.htm

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary


MAY 1-15, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

The following ad policy will be sent out to the membership to vote on. Each *item* will be voted on separately.

A Brag Ad solely announces the achievements of a dog. There shall be no mention of breeder, kennel name (other than in dog's registered name), parentage, progeny, future breedings, or breeding potential.

Neutered Dogs - If an owner wishes to put in a brag ad for a neutered dog, then the OFA, CERF and herding requirements are waived.  The ad MUST state the dog is neutered.

Intact dogs - If an owner wishes to put in a brag ad for an intact dog, then all 3 clearances are required (OFA, CERF and herding).

Kennel/Litter Advertisements:

1.  Kennel/Litter ads include  any reference/information about the dog's breeder, planned breedings, parentage, related dogs, kennel name (other than in the dog's registered name), available puppies, or breeding potential.
2.  All dogs mentioned and/or pictured in any kennel/litter advertisement  must carry a legitimate (not preliminary) OFA number and a current CERF number.
3.  ALL dogs mentioned in a kennel/litter advertisement MUST be verifiably herding instinct certified, as dictated by the BCSA Herding Committee.

NEW BUSINESS

The board discussed Richard Whorton's proposal that we start encouraging local clubs to plan some BCSA sponsored events, such as matches (sanctioned by BCSA), or even real trials.  The goal would be to see a number of combined events all over the US that give our members an opportunity to work together - build understanding, and build a base of people who are knowledgeable and comfortable with doing this type of thing, and eventually to set up some regional specialties.

Nancy Little suggested allotting some money towards these events for herding clinics, fun days, and/or matches to help encourage new people to get into herding.

Kim Augustine suggested clubs  seed money to defer some of the cost of renting their first building. She also suggested that we put something in Borderlines to let new clubs know they can use BCSA insurance. Her committee is working on developing information on how to host a match.

Richard suggested a running series in Borderlines, highlighting the affiliates, having a news corner with news from local groups (how they are progressing), and having an ongoing information paragraph about how to.

Kim Augustine thought that it was a good idea that, before the BCSA contribute money to help an affiliate sponsor a herding event, we should require them to put on a regular  match or a seminar so that the club can get experience with something not as complex as a herding match.

Nancy Little suggested that we write the Border Collie Health Foundation a letter requesting that they send us updates on any of their findings.

NEW MEMBERS

No new members were voted in.

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary  


MAY 16-31, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

Nancy Keller sent the board an update on her progress with the Border Recorder. She is trying to have the Recorder ready for  publication by early July so there will be plenty of time to get it ready for sale at the National. She is in the process of doing a last minute quick solicitation because she believes that people are just beginning to realize how important the Recorder will be. She's sending samples out to a small group of people; these samples are available to anyone interested. She is interested in pedigrees on any Border Collies, particularly those that have competed in AKC events. She wants to have as many pedigrees as possible, as this is the most important section of the book. The final deadline will be June 20th.

Janet Lewis asked that the board and the Herding Committee decide on some criteria for the position of AKC herding representative. Nancy Little proposed the following criteria: a strong background in ISDS trialing with Border Collies, along with a strong background in AKC trialing. The ISDS trialing experience is important because the person needs to be able to use that experience to help better the AKC program (especially giving input to the AKC on the B course).  Nancy also suggested that all candidates should have owned and competed with Border Collies for at least 5 years. Richard Whorton suggested that the number of years of experience is not as important as the level of experience most particularly with involvement in AKC herding and ISDS herding. He thinks that if we work to make the AKC B course more acceptable to the Border Collie community at large, then we will eventually see handlers who have been opposed to running their dogs in AKC herding events getting involved with AKC herding.

Janet Lewis has appointed four nominating committee members: Sharon Ferguson of CA; Fran Hoffman of NC; Rena Stevens of FL and Nancy Little (chair) of MN. The fifth committee members is to be determined.

NEW BUSINESS

Bob Tainsh has been appointed as our delegate to the AKC.

SPECIALTY

Janet Lewis asked Kelly Whiteman for a progress report on the 1999 National Specialty.

The board discussed setting up a policy that the specialty events alternate what part of the week they're run rather than having the same events during the same part of the week every year. That way, members who can't get away on weekdays or on weekends will able to attend the events they're interested in at least every two or three years. For example, herding, conformation, obedience, and agility would each have a year when they would be on the weekend, and each would have years when they would be on weekdays.

NEW MEMBERS

Applications for the following new members were received and approved:

Dudley & Leslye Skelton
Dr Andrea & Lee Liu
Barbara Woods
Kathy Hardy
Judy A Wolfe
Kelli Mothersbaugh
Debby McNamara
Laurie Ayer

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary


JUNE 1-15, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

Ray Galinsky was selected as the final member of the nominating committee. The other four members are Nancy Little (chair), Fran Hoffman, Rena Stevens, and Sharon Ferguson.

The board discussed how the voting process for the advertising policy should be conducted.

NEW BUSINESS

Nancy Little suggested that we need to appoint an AKC herding advisory committee representative from the BCSA. She also suggested that we appoint a committee of qualified individuals to discuss the program and come up with ideas and solutions to submit to the AKC committee. The board agreed.

Jan Mayr that all candidates for representative to the AKC's herding advisory committee be contacted and each one submit a resume describing his or her qualifications for the HAC. The board agreed.

Janet Lewis suggested that, instead of having the BCSA's President write all the columns for the AKC Gazette, it would be a good idea to solicit guest columnists to comment on the state of the Border Collie in all AKC venues, and in health and non-AKC herding. The board agreed.

Janet Lewis received a suggestion from Robyn Powley that we send all AKC herding judges free copies of Borderlines so they can see what the parent club is doing. The board agreed.

SPECIALTY

Kelly Whiteman submitted her proposal for the National Specialty. It will be held again at Purina Farms in October, 1999, on the dates corresponding to those of the previous specialties. Kelly will prepare an article for Borderlines soliciting suggestions for judges.

NEW MEMBERS

No new member applications were received.

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary


JUNE 16-30, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

No old business was discussed.

NEW BUSINESS

Helen Phillips suggested that we need a membership chairperson. At present, membership duties are spread among Ronni, Richard, April and Helen. This person would receive membership applications; mail out membership packets, membership cards, and Borderlines, if they have joined just after it was mailed out; be in charge of making sure all who need it have changes of address; and prepare the roster. The board agreed, and there will be a notice in the next Borderlines asking for a volunteer to be membership chairman.

The board discussed paying Helen Phillips for her work on Borderlines, and agreed on $500 per issue.

NEW MEMBERS

No new member applications were received.

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary


JULY 1-15, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

Karen Rabbitt volunteered to be membership chairperson, and the board gratefully accepted.

The board selected Mary Taggart Morrison as the BCSA's AKC Herding Advisory Committee representative.

Kim Augustine, the Affiliate Club Liaison Committee Chairperson, submitted a list of proposed requirements for becoming a BCSA
member club:

1. Constitution and By-laws must be reviewed by the Liaison committee and approved by the board.
2. Club must submit the names and addresses of the following officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
3. Club must have two board members, and must submit their names and addresses (members from the same household may serve concurrently on the board or as).
4. Club should have at least 10 members.
5. Club should have held at least one organizational meeting prior to seeking BCSA.
6. Club must include a mission statement that verifies they will support all Border Collie activities.
7. One proposed activity and a tentative date and place for this activity should be submitted at the time of application. This might be a match, club meeting, herding fun day, etc.

Richard Whorton commented that the board should not be involved in approving By-Laws (#1 in Kim's proposal). It should be up to
the liaison committee to review, advise and approve. He also suggested that the one proposed activity (#7) be an event other than a club meeting.

NEW BUSINESS

Granite City Kennel Club is having a "Field of Champions" Invitational Dog Show on Friday, December 4, 1998. This show will be limited to conformation champions that also possess field (including herding) titles, the first of its type to ever be approved by the AKC. It has been approved as a "special attraction," so no championship points will be available. The BCSA board agreed that this is the kind of event that we want to support, and we will donate some money (the amount as yet undecided) to the trophy fund.

Nancy Little suggested that we try to have this kind of event at our 1999 National Specialty.

The Board discussed the BCSA's breeder referral service. We need to get more breeders on the list, and we need new people to  replace the ones who have been serving as regional breeder referral coordinators. Richard Whorton is pursuing this.
 
Ronni DeLay requested that the board approve funds for the MicroSoft Excel/Word programs since she?s needed them in the past  for BCSA business. The program could then be passed from Treasurer to Treasurer for future use. Richard Whorton was able to find the program (for Windows 95) for $159. The board approved its purchase.

Fran Hoffman has resigned as Judges' Education Coordinator.

NEW MEMBERS

No new member applications were received.

MISCELLANEOUS

The American-International Border Collie Registry (AIBC) has announced a new web site: http://www.aibc-registry.org/

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary


JULY 16-31, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

The nominating committee (Nancy Little [Chairperson], Sharon Ferguson, Ray Galinski, Fran Hoffman, and Rena Stevens) has nominated the following candidates to run for the next term in office. All have accepted the nominations:

 President: Richard Whorton (NC)
 Vice President: Kim Augustine (MI)
 Treasurer: Sheila Conant (HI)
 Secretary: Debbie Spence (TX)
 Board members (two positions): Sharon Ferguson (CA),
 Susane C. Joura-Hoffman (MN), Helen Phillips (CO), April Quist (CA)
 Previous Past President (non-elected position): Janet Lewis (PA)

Mary Taggart-Morrison was appointed the AKC Herding Committee Representative for the BCSA. Nancy Obermark and Larry Sisson will serve with her on the BCSA sub-committee.

Concerning the board's previous decision to donate money to the trophy fund for the Granite City Kennel Club?s "Field of  Champions" event, Richard Whorton suggested $100 and a 1/4 page advertisement in their catalog congratulating the club for the concept. The board unanimously agreed.

The board voted to institute the following policy: Commencing with the 1999 specialty, the order of events at the national specialty will change each year so that herding, conformation, obedience, and agility will alternate being "showcased" on the final weekend of the show. In this way, members who can only get to the show on weekends or on weekdays will all be able to attend the events they are especially interested in at least every two or three years.

NEW BUSINESS

The board discussed how to go about honoring certain BCSA members for their service to the club. One suggestion was that we design a pin to be presented at the national specialties.

The board discussed how to go about honoring dogs for lifetime achievement. Some suggestions were having a committee to come up with dogs that should be honored, and/or having members vote on them.

SPECIALTY

Kelly Whiteman reported that we are booked into Purina Farms and the Ramada for the 1999 National Specialty. Purina is pouring concrete for the area next to the ring where the tense will be. They also ploan to have RV hookups by 1999.

NEW MEMBERS

  • Kym Base
    2572 South 27th Ave.
    Gypsum, KS 67448
    Sponsored by Richard Whorton

  • Pat Thorne
    908 Lewisburg Pike
    Franklin, TN. 37064
    Sponsored by Joyce Garman

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary

AUGUST 1-15, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

The board continued discussion on Fran Hoffman's replacement for the Judges' Education contact.

The board continued discussion on finding a breeder referral contact.

Helen Phillips mentioned that we still need to establish an "Outstanding Service Award" for individuals who have contributed greatly, above and beyond the call. Nancy Little suggested that we need to set up a procedure or policy for these nominations and then have some kind of vote. She suggested that we could set it up to have the nominations and voting done through the BCSA web site.

Nancy Little asked what has been done about the discussion about honoring some of the great accomplishments of dogs in our breed. She suggested asking Robyn Powley to chair a committee to figure out some way to honor these accomplishments so we could honor these dogs at the national. We also need someone to be in charge of establishing a set procedure/policy or requirements for nomination and induction into this "Hall of Fame."

Richard Whorton announced that the AKC voted this month to accept Border Collies that are registered with CBCA (Canadian BC association - sister organization to the ABCA) and owned by residents of Canada.  This means that any CBCA dog can be registered with the AKC as long as the stud books remain open.

NEW BUSINESS

Nancy Little said that Rena Stevens mentioned to her that the BCSA constitution should be amended to include the editor of Borderlines as an ex-officio member of the board with discussion but no voting rights. Nancy made the following motion: "I would like to propose that our by-laws be changed to state that, if the editor of "Borderlines" is not a BCSA board member, then said editor should be included in board discussions, but will not have voting rights. The board voted yes. Richard Whorton suggested that we
check with the AKC for prior approval before we do it.

Nancy Little said that the AKC had sent out a letter stating that show-giving clubs need to have a Safety Committee for shows, beginning 1/1/99.

Jan Mayr emailed the following to the board: "I propose to the Board that we recognize the achievements of the Number 1 dog on each scoreboard, AKC and UKC obedience, Herding, Agility, Conformation, and Outlands with a profile and photo in Borderlines.  It is quite an accomplishment to be at the top of any activity and I think that should be rewarded."

Helen Phillips suggested that, for herding trials at the specialties, we should develop some sort of policy that allows everyone who enters two runs. The other events for which they are entered they will go on an alternate list to run if there is room. In other words,
give everyone an opportunity to run at least twice. The way it is set up now, an individual with two dogs entered in both A and B
courses could conceivably run 10 times while another person who only wanted to enter one dog on one course just twice, could be
denied any runs at all. Nancy Little said that she doesn't think we can make this call. We could get into trouble with the AKC by allowing only two runs.

NEW MEMBERS

  • Donald E. Claxon
    4889 Brenda Dr.
    Louisville, KY 40219
    Sponsored by Ronni DeLay

  • Diane Weaver
    2101 Cochran Rd.
    McKinleyville, Ca. 95519-9236
    (707)839-7773
    bweave@Tidepool.com
    Sponsored by April Quist

  • Nanci L. Deschambeault
    2242 East Conway Rd.
    Center Conway, NH 03813
    603-939-3471
    Sponsored by Suzanne Mayborne

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary

AUGUST 16-31, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

NOMINATIONS

The following nominations for candidates for the BCSA board were received. All candidates have accepted the nominations, and their names will be added to the ballot for the upcoming election.

For President: Sherry Fields, Janis Mayr, and Kelly Whiteman nominated *Larry Sisson (IL).*

For Secretary: Pete Atchley, Cheryl Loomis, and Connie Presley nominated *Duane Loomis (ID).*

For Treasurer: Mark Powley, Deanne Veselka, and Marc Veselka nominated *Robyn Powley (NM).*

For Board Members:
1.   Ricki Foulds, Deanne Veselka, and Marc Veselka nominated *Terry Wise Hammond (KY).*
2.   Robyn Powley, Dean Veselka, and Marc Veselka nominated  *Joyce Herie (CA).*
3.   Mark Powley, Deanne Veselka, and Marc Veselka nominated *Barbara Palmer (TX).*

OLD BUSINESS

The board continued to discuss possible replacements for Fran Hoffman as Judges' Education Coordinator. Robyn Powley will do the judges’ seminar at the specialty. Kim Augustine sent an email to the board to suggest that when the board goes about setting up a new and permanent judges education system, they consider having a committee with a national judges education chair  coordinating the effort to ensure uniformity of material. As chairperson of the liaison committee for local clubs, Kim further suggested that each local club be allowed to nominate a judges’ education spokesperson to serve on that committee.

NEW BUSINESS

Nancy Little suggested to Bobbie Farquhar (BCSA Rescue Liaison) that she let the BCSA board know the names of breeders of any AKC-registered dogs that enter rescue. It would/should have an impact on whether we approve membership applications for these breeders, and also for breeder referral purposes. Janet Lewis suggested that we publish the names of all breeders that we know of whose dogs go into rescue.

Helen Phillips suggested that we see about getting Visa or MasterCard so that we can accept payment (for dues, etc) that way. The board agreed that it would be worth looking into.

Helen Phillips made a motion that, for the protection of outgoing and incoming treasurers, our books be audited yearly. The motion was seconded and passed.

SPECIALTY

Interest in herding has grown a great deal since our last specialty. Barbara Witte has received over 420 entries, which is more than twice as many as there were spaces available. Three herding judges have been added to increase total runs to 290. There are 107 alternates.

The board discussed the scheduling of the membership meeting. Most board members felt that having the meeting after the banquet was too late in the evening for many members, especially those with dogs to care for. Terry Sadler has been asked to change the meeting time and/or date if at all possible.

NEW MEMBERS

Barbara Ceranko
Scott Lucken & Arlyn Sigeti
Jane M. Winkler
Sandra M. Kieft
Donna L. Wyant
Sherilyn Hunter
Vivian Mims
Meagan Skelton-Ryan
Lisa Schneider
Tamara & Stephen Hammond
Peggy Proffitt
Carolyn Stansberry
Kirsten & Kryn Westhoven
Susan Brusso
Melinda Fay
Lori Mauger
Tia Vaickus
Gerry Levene
Catherine Lester
Joe Kim
Melissa & Kevin Daugherty
Debi Anderson
Jennifer Zembower
A. LaRae Wilkins
Mary Jo Tilford
Heidi Smith
Patricia Horton
Barbara Horsey & Alex Kiryk
Donna Eliason
Gerry Brown
Cynthia Blair
Mary Stevenson
Jerome Stewart
Doreen Kropf
Paige Joyner
Erik & Linda Hoyer
Mary, Tanya and Glenn Bayes
Debbie Brooks, DVM
Judy DeShong
Jody Dove
Julia Ecklar
Mary T. Metague
Mary Taggart Morrison
Joanne Nelson
Terry & Kim Simons
Cheryl & Charles Smith
Joan & Jeff Blackburn
Patricia Young
Katie Joyce
Clinton & Verlene House
Conny Helms

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary


SEPTEMBER 1-15, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

The Board discussed when and if the membership meeting at the specialty should be changed.

Richard Whorton has completed paperwork for the AKC so that the BCSA can apply to become an AKC member club, which will allow us to send a delegate to the AKC meetings.

Ballots for this years' election of officers and board members have been mailed to all members.

Kay Guetzloff has agreed to chair a committee to select outstanding dogs for special recognition.

Robyn Powley has been appointed Judges' Education Chairperson.

NEW BUSINESS

The Board discussed the requirements for nominations for office and board. All agreed that, because the BCSA has grown so much since the original bylaws were written, the bylaws should be changed so that 10, rather than three, signatures would be required to nominate someone, and none of those 10 could be members in the same household. The wording for the bylaws would be changed to the following: "Additional nominations of eligible members may be made by written petition addressed to the Secretary and  postmarked on or before September 1, signed by ten members in good standing, none of these ten residing in the same household, and accompanied by the written acceptance of each such additional nominee signifying his/her willingness to be a candidate." This change will have to be voted on by the membership.

SPECIALTY

Joel Levy will be parlimentarian at the membership meeting at the specialty.

NEW MEMBERS
Caryl Duke
Stephanie Rudisill
Terri O'Connor
Diane Pagel & Jeff Freeman
Claudia Frank

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary

SEPTEMBER 16-30, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

The Board discussed when and if the membership meeting at the specialty should be changed.

Richard Whorton has completed paperwork for the AKC so that the BCSA can apply to become an AKC member club, which will allow us to send a delegate to the AKC meetings.

Ballots for this years' election of officers and board members have been mailed to all members.

Kay Guetzloff has agreed to chair a committee to select outstanding dogs for special recognition.

Robyn Powley has been appointed Judges' Education Chairperson.

NEW BUSINESS

The Board discussed the requirements for nominations for office and board. All agreed that, because the BCSA has grown so much since the original bylaws were written, the bylaws should be changed so that 10, rather than three, signatures would be required to nominate someone, and none of those 10 could be members in the same household. The wording for the bylaws would be changed to the following: "Additional nominations of eligible members may be made by written petition addressed to the Secretary and  postmarked on or before September 1, signed by ten members in good standing, none of these ten residing in the same household, and accompanied by the written acceptance of each such additional nominee signifying his/her willingness to be a candidate." This change will have to be voted on by the membership.

SPECIALTY

Joel Levy will be parlimentarian at the membership meeting at the specialty.

NEW MEMBERS
Caryl Duke
Stephanie Rudisill
Terri O'Connor
Diane Pagel & Jeff Freeman
Claudia Frank

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary

OCTOBER 1-15, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

The annual membership meeting was held at the Ramada Inn in Eureka, MO on Friday, October 9, 1998.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business was discussed.

NEW MEMBERS

  • Karen & Carl Bolte
    723 West 9th Street
    Washington, MO.  63090
    Sponsored by Richard Whorton

  • Alan Koehke
    4029 FM 121
    Van Alstynee, TX.  75495
    903-364-5641  n/a
    Sponsored by Debbie Spence

  • Ronnie S. Bingham
    N14010 DePasos Ln.
    Wilson, MI. 49896
    906-639-2058  n/a
    Sponsored by Carol Carlson

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary

OCTOBER 16-31, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

Richard Whorton received a letter from the AKC stating that our petition to apply for AKC membership has been favorably reviewed and the AKC Events Committee is prepared to recommend to the AKC Board of Directors that an application of membership from the BCSA be favorably considered. A few minor changes must be made to the bylaws, and a section added regarding the delegate position.

NEW BUSINESS

The board vote to ask that a summary of all show committee hearings be sent to the board. It will then be printed in Borderlines


SPECIALTY

Linda Baron, National Specialty Chairperson for the 2000 specialty, is having some problems scheduling the specialty due to conflicts with other breeds at Purina Farms and the Ramada Inn.

NEW MEMBERS

  • Patricia Raymond
    15451 Niles Rd.
    Eagle, MI 48822
    517-627-2900  pmorris2@us.ibm.com
    Sponsored by Bobbi Farquahr

  • Marlys & Bart Bitz
    RR 1 Box 644
    Big Sandy, MT  59520
    406-352-4635  marlys@ttc-cmc.net
    Sponsored by Robyn Powley.

  • Nancy Webb
    Becky Webb (Junior)
    3472 Rosemont Ridge Rd.
    Tallahassee, Fl. 32312-5067
    850-893-4110  NoelWebb@aol.com
    Sponsored by Karen Rabbitt

  • Anne Fredrich
    W4754 Rienzi Rd.
    Fond duLac, WI.  54935
    920-923-378  MJFISI@execpc.com
    Sponsored by Dick Battig

  • Joyce Sullivan
    60 Coffey Rd. Bullengarook
    Victoria, Aust.  3437
    011-94-3-54289489  Kennoway@hotkeynet.au
    Sponsored by Patricia Piazza

  • Katherine Winters
    1417 Curran St.
    LaCanada, CA.  91011
    818-952-7924  Kwinters@sprintmail.com
    Sponsored by Bobbi Farquhar

  • Jan Thompson
    930 S. Lakeside Dr.
    Lake Worth, Fl.  33460-5102
    561-585-7999  obccatldog@aol.com
    Sponsored by Judy Parrillo

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary
OCTOBER 1998 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The BCSA annual membership meeting was called to order by President Janet Lewis at 9:00 pm on Friday, October 9, 1998 at
the Ramada Inn in Eureka, Missouri.

Janet thanked the members for their hard work during the past year, and commented on the growth of the club since our first meeting a year ago.

The Treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ronni DeLay.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Kim Augustine, chair of the BCSA affiliate club committee, talked about the guidelines her committee is developing for getting new local affiliate clubs up and running.

Emily Czepak, chair of the education committee, expects to have a brochure ready for BCSA board and AKC approval ready by January 1, 1999.

Susanne Joura-Hoffman, chair of the standards committee, told the membership that the goal for the revisions they are hoping to make to the standard are aimed at moderation in a working dog. The committee hopes to have a revision ready for review in a month. It was requested that there be open discussion on the standard at the next membership meeting. Robyn Powley suggested that the proposed revised standard be printed in Borderlines, so that members can have input. Sandra Jones mentioned that, according to AKC rules, the standard cannot be revised for another two years (5 years after the breed was recognized).

Bob Tainsh, chair of the health committee, told the membership that a health survey needs to be the priority of the committee for this year as it was last year.

Tom Turner, chair of the ethics committee, said that his committee is in the process of contacting other parent clubs to see what their codes of ethics are.

President Janet Lewis read a report from Richard Whorton, chair of the registration committee. Over the past year, the Canadian Border Collie Registry was approved for AKC registration during the Open Registration period. Also, after that period, Border Collies that live in Canada will be allowed to continue to be registered and can compete in AKC activities.

Nancy Keller, chair of the Border Recorder project, said that the Border Recorder will be 300 pages, and is at the printer. It should be available over the next one to two weeks. The price will be $25 plus $5 shipping ($10 shipping for Canada, and $15 for foreign).

Janet Lewis announced that Bob Tainsh has been selected as the BCSA's AKC delegate, as soon as our delegate club status is
approved by the AKC.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1999 National Specialty

Kelly Whiteman is the chair for the 1999 National Specialty. She announced that the dates of the next national will be October 2-17, again at Purina Farms. It will include herding, obedience, agility, conformation, and possibly tracking. She is hoping to have two obedience trials, and two conformation trials. She would also like to have a beginning herding clinic, to be given before the herding instinct test. Larry Sisson asked for input from the membership for the trial next year. He said that he
thinks we should run different kinds of livestock, including cattle and ducks.

Janet Lewis has a list of judges suggested by the membership for all events. Ronni DeLay moved  that, due to time constraints, we leave the contacting/selection of those judges up to Kelly Whiteman. The motion was seconded and passed.

Janet Lewis told the membership that the board had been discussing that we require that the order of events at each National Specialty be changed each year so that each event had a turn to end on the weekend. Ronni DeLay said that there are pros and cons to that. She said that one con is that events other than conformation (such as herding) would end much later on the last day than conformation would. Kelly Whiteman said that she thinks we should be consistent about which events were offered when. Larry Sisson said that herding needs to be shifted next year because Afghans will be running lure coursing the weekend before our specialty starts, and they will need to clear their equipment out before we can set up for herding. Cheryl Loomis suggested that we have tracking the first day. Robyn Powley, judges' education chair, mentioned that she felt it was important to make sure the judges' education seminar has access to herding dogs.

Ronni DeLay moved that for the 1999 National Specialty, the herding be held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday so that there is time to set up for herding. The motion was seconded and passed.

Ronni DeLay moved  that for the 1999 National Specialty, obedience and agility be held on Monday and Tuesday before
herding. The motion was seconded, but failed by vote of the members.

Emily Czepak moved that we leave the scheduling details on events other than herding to Kelly Whiteman. The motion was
seconded and passed.

Ronni DeLay moved, for herding, we limit the number of dogs to 2 dogs per owner per trial if the AKC approves. This would give more people a chance to exhibit their best dogs at the National. The motion was seconded and passed.

2000 National Specialty

It was moved that we have a National Specialty in the year 2000. The motion was seconded and passed. Linda Baron was appointed the 2000 National Specialty chair.

Other

Larry Sisson moved that the herding events for upcoming specialties be a separate entity from other events. The motion was seconded and passed.

Jennifer Lewis moved that we dispense with the specialty registration fee. The motion was seconded and passed.

Lynn Tomsack made a motion that both specialty agility trials be for Border Collies only. The motion was seconded and passed.

Robyn Powley moved that a committee be formed to develop a Register of Merit for outstanding sires and dams in our breed. The motion was seconded and passed.

Karen Hall mmoved that Borderlines no longer be allowed to print articles criticizing dogs because of their national origin. The motion was seconded, and failed.

A motion was made to adjourn the meeting. It was seconded and passed.

President Janet Lewis adjourned the meeting at 10:55 pm.

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretar


NOVEMBER 1-15, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

On Sunday, November 15, 1998, ballots for the 1998 BCSA election of officers and board were counted by BCSA Secretary April Quist and BCSA members Tonya Levy, Lee Levy, and Lynne Armstrong. Effective December 1, 1998, the new officers and board members are:

President: Richard Whorton
Vice President: Kim Augustine
Secretary: Debbie Spence
Treasurer: Robyn Powley
Board Members: Helen Phillips,  Terry Wise Hammond

The vote count is as follows (total 393 ballots):
President:
Larry Sisson received 114 votes
Richard Whorton received 273 votes
There were 6 abstentions
Vice President:
Kim Augustine received 370 votes
There were 23 abstentions
Secretary:
Duane Loomis received 104 votes
Debbie Spence received 266 votes
There were 23 abstentions
Treasurer:
Sheila Conant received 183 votes
Robyn Powley received 193 votes
There were 17 abstentions
Board members:
Sharon Ferguson received 69 votes
Terry Wise Hammond received 140 votes
Joyce Herie received 51 votes
Susane C. Joura-Hoffman received 71 votes
Barbara Palmer received 63 votes
Helen Phillips received 246 votes
April Quist received 125 votes
There were 21 abstentions (counting 2 board votes per ballot)

NEW BUSINESS

No new business was discussed.

SPECIALTY

Kelly Whiteman has most spots for chairpeople filled. She is currently working on finding judges. The 2000 National Specialty will be October 9 through 15.

NEW MEMBERS

  • Donna & Stephen Mallory
    400 Mount View Dr.
    Charleston, WV  25314
    304-342-2515
    Mallofam@newwave.net & donna@charlestonwv.net
    Donna & Stephen are sponsored by Robyn Powley

  • Carla Karr
    1923 Robinhood Cr.
    Cape Girardiau, MO  63701
    573-339-8749  CGKARR@LOD.net
    Carla is sponsored by Klo Spelshouse

  • Marlys & Bart Bitz
    RR1 Box 644
    Big Sandy, MT  59520
    406-352-4635  Marlys@ttc-cmc-net
    Marlys & Bart are sponsored by Robyn Powley

  • George Jeffers & Ione Maddox
    3749 Corte de los Reyes
    Thousand Oaks, Ca.  91360
    805-529-6252  bluemerl@pacbell.net
    George & Ione are sponsored by Bobbi Farquhar

  • Corally McElveen
    13615 Providence Rd.
    Alpharetta, Ga.  30004
    770-475-4904
    Corally is sponsored by Saundra Lindenmuth

  • Kimberly Kaye Crick
    10134 Chiselhurst way
    Houston, Tx.  77065
    281-890-3767
    Kimberly is sponsored by Deanne Veselka

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary

NOVEMBER 16-30, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OLD BUSINESS

The board discussed possible names to chair a ROM committee.

April Quist sent a letter to the AKC Club Relations Department informing them of the results of the election.

NEW BUSINESS

Helen Phillips said that, because postage rates and the costs of printing Borderlines are going up, subscription costs are going up and membership dues may need to be raised.

April Quist forwarded all board members a copy of a letter she received from Bev Smith in the UK who's writing a book on Border Collies. She wants permission to use the AKC breed standard, and also enclosed her write-up of our club for our approval. The board voted to grant permission.

SPECIALTY 99

The board discussed coming up with a budget for upcoming specialties. We haven't had one in the past because we didn't know what to expect, but with two specialties behind us now, we should be able to come up with something realistic. Bob Vest will be doing all four herding clinics at the 1999 specialty.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Ballots for several policy changes (including the ad policy) still need to go out to the membership.

NEW MEMBERS

  • Kathleen McHugh
    8201 Briarstone Ln.
    Ooltewah, TN.  37363
    423-326-0530  Kaymac@utc.campus.mci.net (?)
    Kathy is sponsored by Karen Rabbitt

  • Thomas & Vanora Meirs
    70 Corson Ave.
    Mercerville, N.J.  09619-1616
    609-587-6887  n/a
    Thomas & Vanora are sponsored by Janet Larson

  • Loraine Borin
    78 Walker Ln.
    Fremont, N.H.  03044
    603-895-6622  n/a
    Loraine is sponsored by Betty Belliveau

  • Stephanie Spyr
    726 E. Mariposa Ave
    El Segundo, CA.  90245
    310-322-2325  spyr@gte.net
    Stephanie is sponsored by Betty Cunningham

  • Nancy Matlock
    2327 #E Kratky
    St. Louis, MO.  63114
    314-428-0301  nancyJ@earthlink.net
    Nancy is sponsored by Helen Phillips

Respectfully submitted, April Quist, Secretary


DECEMBER 1-15, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

The new Board was installed December 1, 1998.

NEW BUSINESS

Bank Accounts: Robyn Powley is in the process of moving most of the BCSA accounts to a local Bank of America branch in New Mexico. Savings accounts will be left in Louisville, Kentucky. The board has given Robyn complete authority to manage these accounts.

Calling Card: Richard Whorton suggested and the board agreed that a calling card be obtained to provide easier handling of club-related long-distance calls. Robyn will research to find the best plan.

Border Collie Rescue: Border Collie rescue has been inundated with unwanted Border Collies in 1998. An estimated 877 Border Collies have been saved by various rescue organizations in the United Stated during the past year. Bobbie Farquhar has requested support from the BCSA. The board is currently discussing its commitment to Border Collie rescue and considering plans for becoming more involved.

AKC Member Club: Richard Whorton reported that AKC administration is prepared to recommend to the AKC board that BCSA be voted in as a member club. Before this is done, however, BCSA will have to revise its bylaws to include a section on AKC delegate duties and make a few other minor bylaw revisions. These will be finalized and sent to the membership for a vote after the first of the new year.

PennHip: Kate Nerhring submitted to the board a request from Tonya Levy requesting that PennHip exams be allowed in lieu of OFA certificates for advertisement purposes in Borderlines. After discussion, the board agreed and is currently investigating options and considering guidelines.

Committees:
Richard Whorton moved that a Club Events Committee be established whose responsibilities will be to formulate policy regarding application by local groups to hold BCSA sanctioned events (national/regional specialties, local AKC-licensed events, supported entries, etc). The board agreed and has appointed Fran Hoffman to chair this new committee.

The board voted to establish a Register of Merit Committee (ROM) whose responsibilities will be to establish and administer a ROM program for the BCSA. Nancy Keller has been appointed to head this committee.

The board asked that Vice President, Kim Augustine, act as liaison between the board and committee chairs. Her responsibilities will include coordinating activities among our committees, obtaining reports on progress, providing/arranging support to help the committees better do their jobs, etc.

The board is currently reviewing all committees, committee duties, and committee chairs. It is anticipated that reappointments be finalized in early January 1999.

Membership Dues & Subscription Rates for Borderlines: Helen Phillips moved and the board agreed to increase BCSA's membership dues, as well as Borderlines subscription rates, to be more in line with the cost of publication and mailing. The new rates will go into effect January 1, 1999, and all renewals after this date will be subject to the new rates.

BCSA Membership
USA (Single): $25
USA (Family): $30
Canada (Single): $35
Canada (Family): $40
Britain (Single): $45
Britain (Family): $50
Australia (Single): $50
Australia (Family): $55

Borderlines Subscription
USA: $30
Canada: $40
Britain: $50
Australia: $50

Nominations / Elections:
Helen Phillips moved that the bylaws be revised to set up staggered terms of office for BCSA officers to provide continuity from one board to the next. She suggested that the president, secretary, and one board member be elected on even years and the vice president, treasurer, and the other board member be elected on odd years. This suggestion will be further considered by the board.

Robyn Powley suggested that the start date for new officers be changed to January 1 or later (rather than December 1) to allow more time for a smoother transition between the previous board and the new board elected in November. The board agreed that this was appropriate. Richard mentioned that January 1 might be best to avoid a long period of inactivity by a 'lame duck' board. This item is still under discussion.

Helen Phillips amended her previously passed motion regarding nominations and moved that 30 signatures be required for nominations from the membership. This is still under discussion by the board.

Membership Mailing: The board is preparing a mailing to the membership to ask for votes on several bylaw changes, the advertisement policy for Borderlines, and judges for upcoming national specialties. In addition, now that the AKC has finalized their agility championship requirements (MACH title(s), the membership will be asked to vote on whether the Versatility Program should be amended to include that title or to allow some lesser combination of titles to qualify (MX & MXJ for example).

NEW MEMBERS

The following new members have been voted on a approved by the board:

  • Kathleen McHugh
    8201 Birarstone Lane
    Ooltewah, TN 37363
    423-326-0530
    Kaymac@utc.campus.mci.net

  • Thomas & Vanora Meirs
    70 Corson Avenue
    Mercerville, NJ 09619-1616
    609-587-6887

  • Loraine Borin
    78 Walker Lane
    Fremont, NH 03044
    603-895-6622

  • Stephanie Spyr
    726 E. Mariposa Avenue
    El Segundo, CA 90245
    310-322-2325
    spyr@gte.net

  • Nancy Matlock
    2327 #E Kratky
    St. Louis, MO 63114
    314-428-0301
    nancyJ@earthlink.net

  • Judy Tripp
    60 Morse Avenue
    Palermo, ME 04354
    207-993-2643
    jctripp@palermo.org

  • Sheree Castonguay
    Post Office Box 915
    Dover, NJ 03821-0915
    603-740-9489
    sage@ttlc.net & NHSage97@aol.com

  • Bonnie Harris
    3235 Ridgeview Drive
    Post Falls, ID 83854
    208-73-2081

  • Deborah Nelson
    200 Bunker Hill Court
    Arrington, TN 37014
    615-395-7090

Respectfully submitted, Debbie Spence Secretary

DECEMBER 16-31, 1998 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

NEW BUSINESS

Membership Chair: Robyn Powley requested that some of the membership duties be returned to the treasurer. Ensuing discussion resulted in an agreement that the membership chair responsibilities should remain as originally set up.

Webpage: Richard Whorton suggested BCSA's web page be moved to a virtual website on a commercial server. The advantages would include easier access, more space, and more features. The cost would be around $350 per year. The board approved the move, and Richard is currently investigating various hosts.

BCSA Elections: Helen Phillips made a motion that an outside agency tabulate results from BCSA elections. BCSA's membership has grown, and elections have become more complicated to handle. Having an outside agency do the tabulations would circumvent a number of logistical problems with our current procedure. This proposal is being further discussed by the board.

1999 Specialty: Kelly Whiteman is still looking for someone to serve as Show Secretary.

Supported Entry: The Moberly, MO, Kennel Club has asked BCSA to sponsor a supported entry at their show on October 9 & 10, 1999 (the weekend prior to our national specialty). This has been referred to our Specialty Chair and Club Events Committee for a recommendation.

Breeder Referral: After some discussion, Davida Dzierla proposed a code of ethics to be used for our referral service. Anyone wanting to be listed as a breeder with BCSA would have to agree to and sign the breeder referral code of ethics. The board is currently considering this proposed code of ethics.

Treasurer & Membership Chair: Membership Chair Robyn Powley requested that the board clarify the duties of the treasurer and membership chair. Although the previous board set up a membership chair to handle membership responsibilities, the Bylaws still list these duties as responsibilities of the treasurer. Janet Lewis moved that we keep the membership chair as it is currently defined and revise the Bylaws to be consistent with our current membership policy. The board approved this motion.

Other:
Debbie Spence reported that she had received a request for the board to nominate individuals for Pedigree Breeder Services and for Who's Who in Canine America. Both requests are under discussion, as are possible policies related to such requests.

NEW MEMBERS

The following new members have been voted on and approved by the board:

  • Kathleen Moore
    1225 Willow Drive
    Norco, CA 91760
    909-734-3185
    kmoore3@earthlink.net

  • Mary Kay Grahn
    551 John King Road
    Crestview, FL 32539
    850-683-9409
    chaos@cyou.com

  • Kimberly Anderson
    RR 5, Site 32, Box 23
    Prince Albert, SK S6V5R3
    306-761-1974
    plumk@sk.sympatico.ca

  • Jaime, Terry, and Greg Jackson
    690 East Patriot Blvd., #299
    Reno, NV 89511
    702-853-1629
    Jacksonjl@earthlink.net

  • Rommel & Sheri Wantanabe Guzman
    95-668 Wikao Street, #J-102
    Mililani, HI 96789
    808-623-0112
    guzman@gte.net

  • John C. Sterling, Sr.
    5918 La Tijera Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90056-1735
    323-294-2128 or 323-295-6761
    sdes@idt.net

Respectfully submitted, Debbie Spence Secretary

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