BOARD MEETING MINUTES - 2002
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2002 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES
14, 2002 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Little, Vice President • Marit Marino, Treasurer • Sharon Ferguson,
Joyce Herie, Past President • Board Members Emily Czapek • Janet
Call to order:
5:10pm PST by President Denise Teal.
Change in officers due to Fran Hoffman's resignation as President, Denise Teal
became President. This left the position of Vice President vacant. Marit moved
that Nancy Little be appointed Vice President. Motion was seconded and unanimously
approved. This appointment created a vacancy on the Board. Marit also moved
that Janet Lewis be appointed to the Board and Nancy seconded. The vote was
1. SECRETARY'S REPORT-Sharon
Approval of minutes
of previous board meeting (December 6th, 2001) December Board Meeting minutes-changes
add under ROM program.
Honorary ROM and ROMF is
tabled for further discussion. Emily moved that the minutes be approved with
these changes, Nancy seconded. Motion was unanimously approved.
Approval of minutes
of the "Town Hall Meeting" held during the 2001 National Specialty.
Because there was no quorum, and therefore no official business was conducted,
it will not be referred to as the Annual General Meeting. The minutes were unanimously
approved (Sharon moved, seconded by Emily)
1.31 Correspondence from
Purina about partnership program
Denise sent in forms. A post was put on BC-Announce
notifying members. To participate as an individual must breed one litter a year
or be feeding 5 dogs at once. Members who don't meet these requirements can
send in their weight circles to Denise.
1.3.2 Correspondence from
The Board received a letter from George Hartmann, AnneMarie
Silverton's attorney, demanding a retraction from BCSA and apology from Ruth
Deming based on comments she made in an article appearing in Borderlines. The
letter stated that the article contained libelous and defamatory statements.
After discussing this, the Board felt that there was insufficient proof for
these accusations and wrote a reply to Mr. Hartmann stating that BCSA has no
intention of printing a retraction. The Board also received a copy of a letter
written by Ruth's attorney to Mr. Hartmann stating that there will be neither
a retraction nor an apology from Ruth Deming.
1.3.3 AKC parent club conference
Oct 25-27 2002
Deadline for submitting attendees is March 15 . Denise will
attend and possibly Marit.
- Marit Marino
2.1 Interim Financial Report
$ 1,339.47 Savings - Restricted Health
$ 6,463.95 Savings - Restricted Rescue
$ 1,014.34 Regular Savings
2.2.1 Liability insurance,
Delegate expenses, and Borderlines costs since last meeting have all been paid.
Marit reports that the Tax forms have been completed by Wayne Koutsky. 501c3
tax status Marit and Bylaws co-Chair Dr. Kim Green are working on this. Marit
has provided Kim with bylaws from another parent club which recently obtained
this status and Kim has found a pro bono attorney to assist with IRS paperwork.
The Board discussed
a possible series of articles in BL explaining the workings of BCSA and parent
clubs in general (ie the purpose of a parent club and what we are doing, the
direction we are going etc.), to give members a better idea of how the club's
budget is done and how any profits are used.
Wayne Koutsky reported
that he has completed a review of the 2001 financials for the BCSA. Upon reviewing
the bank statements, deposits and invoices for 2001 he found that the accounts
accurately present the financial picture for the BCSA for 2001. Another review
of the financials should be done in July of 2002. After a very successful National
Speciality in 2001 the BCSA appears to be in solid financial shapen for the
Denise has signed
the bank papers so Marit can now add her name as a signatory.
Specialty - 2002
Budget Specialty Budget projects income of $55,370 and expenses of $49,301.
The Specialty Budget was unanimously approved by the Board.
seconded that we moved $20,000 from checking to savings in the event of a lawsuit
and also for the possibility of accruing interest. Unanimously approved.
3. INTERIM BUSINESS
TRANSACTED BY US MAIL
3.1 New members approved-Sharon
The following new members
- Toni M. Bryant
13820 Royal Dornoch Sq.
San Diego, CA 92128
- Jenny Cobb
1311 Saxon Drive
Nashville, TN 37215-4409
- Beth Hudson
9500 N. Loop Road
Pensacola, FL 32507
- Diane K. Keitz
3665 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA 94062
- Barbara Light
7772 Lake Andrea Circle
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
- Debra Provence
1339 Poppyseed Court
New Brighton, MN 55112
- Janis Teichman
Redwood City, CA 94062
- Laura and Alan Wright,
II (Household membership)
2005 Sussex Drive
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
3.3.1 Consent agenda Denise will prepare a list of items that can be voted on
at each Board meeting as a block. These are items that are ready for a vote
and for which there is no opposition.
4.1 Affiliate clubs
Deming is asking for input from the Board on developing a program for General
Education utilizing the Affiliate Clubs. Emily, in particular, being on the
General Education committee, could provide information on what might be available
for use in school visits, fairs or anything that draws the public. Ruth has
also talked to Joyce Herie regarding Affiliate Clubs participating in Judges' Education as well.
Kelly Whiteman and Ruth Deming. The Board received copies of correspondence
concerning the Affiliate Club committee.
Little will contact April to get a list of non-renewals . As of February 7,
2002, there are 242 subscribers to BCSA_Announce. Next month Nancy will go through
all the e-mail addresses on the list and determine who each e-mail address belongs
to and whether that member has renewed membership. The Board unanimously approved
the BCSA_Announce policy as proposed by Nancy.
4.2.2 BCSA Suggestion Box
There have been 8 messages/suggestions sent to this e-mail box, since its
creation just after the 2001 National in mid October.
4.3 Breed Standard
Board will hold a special teleconference meeting with Susane Hoffman, Chair,
scheduled for March 14, 2002 at 530 pm PST. Susane has submitted to the Board
a draft of the re-worked standard and requested comments and any suggestions
4.4 BCSA Website
Board unanimously agreed to 9 year extension on the domain name and unanimously
approved Lisa Ochoa as webmaster. Marit Marino just brought up a new page for
this year's specialty and recently changed the Officers' page to reflect new
Rifner report that in September of 2001 they wrote to the AKC asking for approval
of the proposed amendments to the BCSA Constitution and By-laws. In November
we received their reply. Overall, they were very favorable. They corrected a
typo in Article I, Section 4, where we had that a membership is considered lapsed
after 45 days. It should be 30.
The AKC did request a few
changes and clarifications which are being addressed. After a final review by
the Board, they will be sent to the membership.
The next big task for this
committee is to look into policies and procedures. In order to do this effectively,
Kim and Lois will need anyone who has policies or procedures from the Club's
past to forward those to us for review and consideration.
4.6.1 Store $1,300 was
made from the BCSA store before Xmas. We need to pursue new ideas so as to make
the $4,000 projected in our operating budget for this year. Nancie also reports
that store sales were excellent when the Border Recorder and Janet Larson's
"Versatile Border Collie" were offered as a combination deal for $45.00.
Nancie and Helen Phillips will have a Beanie Photo and Humor Contest for the
next issue of Borderlines.
4.7 General Education
Ochoa is working on a draft of the General Education website with the help of
the committee members.
Chair. Marit wrote letters to two veterinarians in the St Louis area asking
that they do microchipping and a CERF test at this year's specialty and also
informed Debbie that OFA has announced a new health database which would be
a repository of all of a dog's health clearances. The parent club would decide
which tests are to be admitted into the database, and the owners of the dogs
will decide whether they want the info on a particular dog released on request,
or held confidential. Debbie published a health survey in the new Jan/Feb Borderlines
for the membership to complete and return to her.
The UC Davis School
of Vet Medicine just appointed Marit to the planning committee for their annual
Companion Animal Health Day in October.
the Purina Parent Club Partnership program was received by Debbie. Denise filled
out the forms and returned them to Purina. Purina Pro Club members can earn
dollars for the parent club's health funds at CHF by sending in kibble bag weight
4.8.4 Letter from AKC re
Secretary Sharon Ferguson received a letter from Texas A &
M University College of Veterinary Medicine requesting that BCSA participate
in a study on the genetics of coat in dogs. Each Parent club has been contacted
and hair samples from different dogs and bitches are needed for the study. The
Board decided this project should be turned over to BCSA Health Chair Debbie
Brooks so Sharon forwarded the information on to her.
4.9 Health and Rescue Foundation-Richard
The Board approved an additional $500 for total of $1,000 from
Restricted Funds for the start up costs for the Foundation.
4.10 Herding Advisory Committee-Claudia
Frank, Chair (Technically the Herding Advisory Committee, of which Claudia
was the representative, is no longer in existence, however, they have stayed
in contact regarding matters that effect our parent clubs and AKC Herding).
Claudia reports that at this time there is a controversy over how the first
places in the Herding Championship are earned. The AKC has changed its interpretation
of the "First" placings that are required to be won. Claudia has shared
correspondence between the AKC and the HAC secretary with Janet Lewis, BCSA,
Delegate to AKC and BCSA Prs. Denise Teal. They are currently waiting to see
if the AKC will establish a statement of their new interpretation or how this
will be handled.
The AKC has outlined a
Herding Instinct Test that will go into effect June 1st, 2002. If this in fact
happens the BCSA can decide whether the BCSA wishes to keep its own evaluation
forms and certificates or go with the AKC set up. The AKC requires two passing
evaluations. When the new program goes into effect Claudia will have it published
4.11 Judges Education
Joyce Herie reports that last year the JEC had official seminars at the National
Specialty, the Los Angeles Dog Judges Educational Association and the Judges
Education Association of Washington. So far in 2002, a seminar is being held
in Association with the International Kennel Club in Chicago in February and
of course, at the BCSA National in October. Others may be scheduled depending
on requests received.
The current committee members
are Nancie Mages, Art Sorkin and Caroline Herbel. The JEC would like to work
with any regional club that may be interesting in doing JE presentations. It
is difficult and expensive to send just a few club representatives to many parts
of the country for the smaller seminars. This is where the local clubs can help.
We will be working with the Affiliate Club Chair, Ruth Deming, in this regard
members should feel free to contact either committee. The JEC is also going
to attempt to put together a network of breed mentors. These will be people
willing to take a potential Border Collie judge under their wing and teach them
the BC from a breeders perspective. If you would be interested in being a breed
mentor in your area and would like to know what it entails, please contact the
4.12 Judges Selection committee
Nancie Mages is contemplating the Judges Selection Procedure, and
should have something in about two weeks. What she would like to propose to
the Board is that we go ahead with next year's judges selection because time
is of the essence. An agility person and a herding person need to be included
in the judges selection procedure.
4.13 Membership-April Quist
Members that have not renewed as of 2/113 clubs out of 7, 10 lifetime, 94
individual out of 415.
4.13.1 Update on Renewals
April will send postcards to remind members to renew. For members that have
questions as to why dues are increased, hopefully the series of articles in
BL will help explain.
4.14 Nominating Committee
The following committee was approved by the Board Linda Baron, Chair Nancie
Mages April Quist Sandra Lindenmuth Janet Lewis
4.15 ROM-Nancy Keller
The ROM (Register Of Merit), ROMX (Register of Merit Excellent) and the ROMF
(Register Of Merit Foundation) titles were approved at the last board meeting.
Nancy Keller submitted
a proposal for the ROMF (Register Of Merit Foundation) and the HonROM (Honorary
Register Of Merit) for the Board's approval. Nancy Little made a motion to approve
the ROMF proposal and Sharon Ferguson seconded it. The proposal passed unanimously.
There was a discussion
on the HonROM and it was decided that the proposal needed to be reworked to
provide a better definition of the requirements for these dogs and the approval
process. Nancy Little will contact Nancy Keller and ask her to add this to her
proposal for the HonROM.
4.16 Border Recorder
Nancy Keller reports that Nancie Mages is in the process of researching printing
costs to produce the Border Recorder. With the advances in software since 1998
in all likelihood they will be able to provide the Recorder to the printer in
an electronic form so they will not have to scan pictures. This will enable
a higher quality publication than in the past. As soon as the print costing
is complete they can provide ad rates to the members so they can start taking
their contributions. Also, they will provide more information regarding content
in the next committee report and will be asking the members for input. Nancy
reported that she had a donor for printing costs above and beyond whatever income
the Border Recorder generated itself, so what was needed was basically to up
front the printing costs. Joyce moved and Emily seconded to approve funding
up front for the printing costs (that Nancy Keller had put in her budget for
last year.). Marit opposed and the rest of the Board approved. Motion carried.
4.17 Stud Book/Increase
Registration Committee-Richard Whorton, and Claudia Frank
The AKC has increased
the Open Registration fee to $50 from $30 without notification to the BCSA in
any form. Claudia has contacted the AKC to find out who to contact and how we
can get the fee lowered to the prior (still high) $30 fee.
4.18.1 Awards given
Tracy Sengupta reports that in 2001, BCSA gave out 25 Versatility Awards (V
and VX). This is a decrease from 2000, in which 38 awards were given. However,
the majority of the awards given in 2000 were under the old criteria, which
were easier. (Included the Canine Good Citizen Test in the point system). In
January 2002, BCSA gave its 4th Versatility Champion Award to Peggy Timm and
"Floyd" from Illinois. Tracy also reports that she has received 2
more applications (V and VX) just recently and is waiting for an electronic
signature (or a real one to scan) from Denise to be used on the certificates.
4.18.2 Janet Larson Memorial Award
Tracy suggested to the board that use the "Versatility at the Specialty
Award" as the Janet Larson Trophy. She heard only favorable feedback about
this idea from the board members. Emily Czapek will help on revising the criteria
for the award with help from the Board. It was proposed to use the form from
last year with the following changes count only the highest score for each event
because of the many herding and agility classes offered. (Emily/Joyce moved
,all approved) and add tracking (2 points for TD/5 for TDX).
4.19 Advisory Committees
A group of advisory committee chairs are needed to address issues or advise
on issues pertaining to different events. Janet Lewis has volunteered to chair
an Obedience Advisory Committee and Lisa Pruka has volunteered to serve as the
Tracking chair. Other chairs are needed for agility and conformation.
4.20 Breeder Referral Committee
Janet Legg reports that she received one phone call from an individual seeking
a "puppy" from Pennsylvania, but had no referrals. The Board also
discussed a procedure for informing AKC about changes we want made to their
5. OLD BUSINESS
5.1 Eukanuba Classic
Lindenmuth sent the Board a report of this show and Denise will ask her if she
would send it to Helen for Borderlines.
5.2 National Specialties
5.2.1 2002 National Specialty
status report from Linda Koutsky
AKC paperwork is being filed for those venues
where judges are under contract. The rest will be filed just as soon as we get
the contracts back. Linda is currently looking into our Hospitality and Banquet
events along with getting Vendors and working on putting together an Agility
seminar. Focus will shift shortly to the creation of the Premium list.
5.2.3 2003 National Specialty
Chair needed for this position, as well as for
6. NEW BUSINESS
6.1 Change in officers
Sharon notified AKC. The current officers are President: Denise Teal,
Vice President: Nancy Gagliardi Little, EndzoneDogs@frontiernet.net Treasurer:
Marit Marino, firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary: Sharon Ferguson, email@example.com
Board Member & AKC Delegate: Janet Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org Board Member:
Emily Czapek, ECZAPEK@earthlink.net Past President: Joyce Herie, email@example.com
of the Annual General Meeting will be published in the May/June issue. This
will save the cost of mailing a separate postcard to the membership.
7. DATE OF NEXT MEETING.
Thursday, April 11, 530PST
Nancy/Joyce moved. Meeting adjourned at
Sharon Ferguson, Secretary
MARCH 2002 - BOARD MEETING
APRIL 11, 2002 - BOARD MEETING
Denise Teal, President • Nancy Little, Vice President • Marit
Marino, Treasurer • Sharon Ferguson, Secretary • Joyce Herie, Past President •
Emily Czapek, Board Member
Board Member/Delegate Janet Lewis
Call to order:
Meeting called to order at 5:40pst by President Denise Teal
1 SECRETARY'S REPORT-Sharon Ferguson
1.1 February 14 board meeting minutes
were approved with changes. There was a discussion on how much of the
committee reports should be included in the minutes or if they should be kept
separate. It was decided that committee reports will be kept separate from the
minutes but discussions and votes on committee business will be included. The
Board also decided that Nancy Little will do any editing of committee reports,
share them with the Board, and send them out on Announce.
1.2.1 There was a brochure from Fresh
Pond Travel Agency, which specializes in dog show trips such as Crufts and
the Irish Kennel Club show. They are offering a program for dog clubs to
give members the opportunity to travel for educational purposes.
1.2.2. Correspondence from Robert
Slay, Vice President of Compliance Operations at the AKC stating that
charges had been filed against BCSA by Terry Hammond, President of the
Kentuckiana Tartan Border Collie Club. The letter further stated that
charges would not be entertained. (The charges were not included in the
correspondence and Compliance Operations refused to provide them.)
1.2.3. AKC has asked BCSA to once
again take part in the Eukanuba American Dog Classic by offering medallions
and a breed education booth.
2 TREASURER'S REPORT-Marit Marino
$ 1,340.55 Savings-Restricted Health
$ 6,469.18 Savings-Restricted Rescue
$21,017.90 Regular Savings
- Wayne's 2001 Specialty Report is now on the
- Denise has filled out the required paperwork
and has now been added on bank accounts as signatory.
- Marit moved $20,000 from the checking account
to the savings account on 2/17/02
- Membership Renewals=$13,870 thus far
(Operating Budget projected $17,500)
- Restricted Funds=$1,275 to date (via dues
- Directors and Officers Insurance renewal
requires new paperwork to be completed
- The BCSA Store has raised $1,240.80 to date
3 INTERIM BUSINESS TRANSACTED BY US MAIL
3.1 New Members Approved
- Jodie Hansen
14947 Woodcrest Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
Sponsored by: Scott Luken
- Pam Hartman
334 W. Audubon Drive
Fresno, CA 93711
Sponsored by: Sandra Jones
- Kathryn Murphy
9182 Valencia Street
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Sponsored by: Joyce Herie
- Kathy Peterson
4937 Tyrolite Street
Riverside, CA 92509
Sponsored by: Sharon Ferguson
4 CONSENT AGENDA
BCSA will donate the funds for the Janet Larson Memorial Award. The Board
approved $225 from the operating budget for a painting of the winning dog by
5.1 Affiliate clubs
Joyce Herie suggested providing affiliate clubs with judges' education
materials to be used in local presentations and use the $500 in the budget.
Nancy Little suggested talking to Michelle Olsen about possibly putting the
information on CD ROM.
5.2 Breed standard
Susanne Hoffman, Chair of the Standard Committee held a special meeting by
teleconference on March 14 with the Board to go over the Standard in detail,
answer any questions, and discuss the proposed revisions. Susane will provide
the Standard Committee with a report on the results of this meeting and any
changes suggested by the Board.
5.3 Breeder referral
The Board approved reimbursement for phone calls that Wendy Jordan and
Janet Legg make to provide information to prospective buyers.
5.4 Judges' Education. Joyce Herie.
Joyce mentioned the need to make our presentation more professional. Emily
Czapek and Sally Davis have volunteered to help with this.
5.5 Herding. Claudia Frank
The Board reviewed Claudia's letter to AKC regarding herding rule changes.
5.6 Increase Registration
Since this committee dissolved, to avoid confusion, the Board decided to
consider this committee in combination with the Stud Book Committee the
"AKC Registration Committee".
The Board reviewed Richard Whorton's draft of the proposal to AKC to
increase the AKC registration of Border Collies from American working dog
registries. The Board determined that Richard needs to send an informal letter
to Bob Kelly, then after Board approves he can send the proposal to AKC.
5.7 Membership. April Quist
April submitted her resignation as membership chair. Kay Rieff is
interested in taking over this position. Marit motioned/Nancy seconded. Kay
Rieff was unanimously appointed as the new Membership Chair.
5.8 ROM. Nancy Keller
The Board discussed the possibility of having Nancy Keller write an
article on the ROM for BL and request comments from members. Nancy Little
motioned that the Board approved Nancy Keller's proposed HonROM and Joyce
seconded (unanimously approved). Nancy Keller asked the board to approve
Mississinewa Prince Val UDT as the first HonROM. Nancy Little made a motion to
accept this addition and Sharon Ferguson seconded. Emily Czapek abstained (she
felt Nancy Keller and her committee should make this decision based on the
requirements), the rest approved. Nancy Little will notify Nancy Keller. In
the future, the ROM committee will decide and vote on which dogs will be given
the title of HonROM.
5.9 Rescue - Linda Baron
Linda has asked about the current policy on breeders who do not take back
their puppies and the puppies end up in rescue. The committee would like to be
able to somehow enforce the club's code of ethics on this. Linda would like to
get rescue groups to possibly join BCSA as affiliate clubs. The Board will
check with By-Laws Chairs Dr. Lois Rifner and Dr. Kim Green to obtain AKC's
definition of affiliates and whether Rescue groups can be affiliates. Linda
also requested funds to make a BCSA rescue banner to be used at shows. Emily
Czapek motioned, Nancy Little seconded and the Board unanimously approved
Linda's request for a BCSA rescue banner using no more than $100.00 taken from
restricted rescue funds. Nancy Little will contact Linda.
5.10 Versatility/Awards - Tracy
The Versatility Award at the 2002 National Specialty will be known as the
"Janet Larson Memorial Award" given to the most Versatile Border
Collie at the National Specialty. Emily Czapek, assisted by Joyce Herie, will
be working on this. Emily has yet to determine whether passing a minimum of an
HT is required or merely participating in herding at any level, and
participation in how many different events is required.
6 OLD BUSINESS
6.1 2002 Specialty chair Linda
Koutsky will talk to Brock at Purina Farms about future National Specialty
6.1.1 The Board reviewed and
approved the job description for the National Specialty Chair-which will go
on BCSA_Announce & Borderlines.
6.1.2 The Board unanimously
approved Sandra Jones as 2003 Specialty Chair.
6.2 2004/2005 Specialties: chairs
7 NEW BUSINESS
7.1 A new Editor for Borderlines
is needed. Helen Phillips submitted her resignation as editor of Borderlines.
She would like to turn this job over to a new editor by the end of the year.
The Board reviewed the job description and discussed the 'interview' process.
A highly motivated person with considerable computer skills and strong
organizational skills is needed. There will be an editorial fee of $500.00 per
issue. The vacancy will be posted on Announce and in Borderlines.
7.2 It was suggested that the
Board write a formal letter of complaint to AKC regarding the increase in
registration fees from the open registries.
7.3 Date of next meeting-- Monday June 17
Adjournment: 7:30 PST
Respectfully submitted, Sharon Ferguson, BCSA
MAY 2002 - BOARD MEETING
JUNE 17, 2002 - BOARD MEETING
President Denise Teal • Vice President Nancy Little • Treasurer
Marit Marino • Board Member Emily Czapek • Board Member/AKC
Delegate Janet Lewis • Past President Joyce Herie
Secretary Sharon Ferguson
Call to order:
5:31 PST by President Denise Teal
1 SECRETARY'S REPORT - Marit Marino (for
1.1 Approval of April 11, 2002, minutes
Minutes were approved with the following corrections:
- 1.1 February 14 board meeting minutes were
approved with changes
- Members present - reflect that Janet Lewis
- Add 6.1.2 Sandra Jones unanimously approved
as 2003 Specialty Chair
- 5.3 Breeder Referral - delete 2nd and 3rd
sentences ("It was agreed..")
1.2.1 Correspondence from David
Roberts, AKC Assistant Vice President, Customer Relations, that BCSA would
receive a complimentary monthly report reflecting all border collies that
have earned titles in the previous month. It was decided that the
Borderlines Editor be designated the recipient of this report, as well as
distributor of this data within BCSA.
1.2.2 Correspondence from Ronald Rella,
AKC Assistant Executive Secretary, that nominations for Lifetime Achievement
Awards are due at AKC no later than July 15. Janet Lewis moved that Helen
Phillips be nominated for the category of Companion Dog Events. This was
seconded by Nancy Little and the Board unanimously approved. Nancy Little
will contact Helen Phillips to obtain Helen's bio.
1.2.3 Correspondence from Robert Slay,
AKC Vice President, Compliance Operations, offering reduced rate DNA
Certification Test Kits for use at our specialty. It was decided that BCSA
would not participate.
1.2.4 Correspondence from Louis
Auslander of International Kennel Club of Chicago asking that BCSA again
support IKC's entry at its next show, scheduled for February, 2003. Nancy
Little will contact Nancie Mages to see if she is interested in coordinating
BCSA Sweepstakes classes at this show.
1.2.5 Correspondence from Dolores
Alonso, AKC Vice President, Registration Services, replying to BCSA's letter
of concern regarding the increase in open registration fees from $35 to $50.
AKC stated that extensive research is involved in processing open
registrations and that this fee increase is justified.
1.2.6 Correspondence from Bill Speck,
AKC Assistant Vice President, Performance Events, replying to BCSA's letter
of concern regarding the February 8th votes of the AKC Board of Directors
changing the herding regulations. AKC stated that other clubs are happy with
the herding regulation changes.
1.2.7 BCSA member Judith Amore has
received a 1 year suspension from AKC privileges, and has now been notified
by Secretary Sharon Ferguson that her BCSA privileges are suspended for the
1.2.8 Correspondence from Mike Liosis,
Director, AKC Club Relations and Gina DiNardo Lash, Director, AKC Club
Communications regarding BCSA again hosting a Meet the Breed booth at the
Eukanuba Classic in Orlando this December. Denise will contact Sandra
Lindenmuth to see if she would be interested in hosting this breed booth
1.2.9 A Letter of Agreement has been
sent to Sandra Jones, 2003 Specialty Chair, for signature and return to the
1.2.10 Petitions have been received by
Secretary Sharon Ferguson from Marit Marino to run from the floor for the
position of Treasurer, and from Laura Tomazewski to run from the floor for
the Board of Directors.
1.3 New Members. The board unanimously
approved the following membership applications:
- Julie and Dawne Bosier
9501 Kimball Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701
Sponsored by: Nancie Mages
- Janet Pierson
390 Ambard Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Sponsored by: Margie Sarver
- Sue Barta
26060 Territorial Road
Rogers, MN 55374
Sponsor: Kathy Flynn
2 TREASURER'S REPORT - Marit Marino
$23,974.88 Checking Acct
$ 1,811.67 Savings-Restricted Health
$ 7,319.59 Savings-Restricted Rescue
$21,035.47 Regular Savings
2.1 Income Items, thus far this year:
a) Fundraising income is $2,169.25 our of a
b) Borderlines income is at $514.71 out of a projected $1,000
c) Restricted Health donations total $470 out of a projected $300
d) Restricted Rescue donations total $845 out of a projected $1,000
e) Membership Renewals total $15,315 out of a projected %17,500
f) New Members total $460 out of a projected $2,400
g) International Kennel Club Sweepstakes income totals $66.50
h) Specialty 2001 refund arrived from the Crab Orchard KC
i) Specialty 2002 Agility Seminar totals $1,650, Trophy Donations total $715
2.2 Expense Items, thus far this year:
a) Treasury audits total $138.50 for shipping
records to/from Wayne
b) Borderlines totals $6,015.47 for 3 issues (out of projected $13,500)
c) Directors & Officers Insurance premium increased from $650 to $730
d) Specialty 2002 Premium printing/mail totals $1,216.45
e) Store spent $608.91 on purchase of Versatile BC and Cutting Boards
2.3 Total Income/Expense thus far:
a) $22,548.46 Income
b) $12,511.95 Expense
2.4 Interest. Denise Teal questioned the
amount of interest our savings account is earning. Joyce moved, Emily
seconded, to transfer $4,000 from checking to savings to bring total up to
$25,000 and then convert the savings account (.50% interest) to a Business
Interest Maximizer account (1.29% interest).
3.1 AKC Delegate
The Board discussed Janet Lewis' recent Delegates meeting in San Antonio.
AKC is formalizing guidelines for access to other registries and this will
involve submitting a strategic plan, 2/3 membership approval vote, plus 5 year
moratorium on changes. Janet will summarize the guidelines and share with BCSA
AKC Registration Chair Richard Whorton. Nancy Little will inform 2002
Specialty Chair Linda Koutsky, 2003 Specialty Chair Sandra Jones, 2004
Specialty Chair Lisa Pruka and 2002 Catalogue Chair Michelle Olsen about the
requirement that the breed standard be printed in the show catalog. Janet
Lewis will pursue joining the Delegates Obedience Committee. The Board
unanimously approved reimbursing Janet for her travel expenses to San Antonio.
3.2 Breeder Referral
The Board reviewed the Border Collie Breeder Referral Program document
submitted by Wendy Jordan. It was decided that the words "Responsible,
Ethical" be deleted from the second bullet. Nancy Little will ask Wendy
to make a few corrections to finalize the document.
The revised bylaws are ready for membership vote, pending resolution of
501(c)3 language and decision by AKC as to whether rescue groups may become
club affiliates. It was decided that Denise would contact Drs Lois and Kim
regarding finalizing 501(c)3 language so that the bylaws ballot mailing can
3.4 General Education
Chair Lisa Ochoa suggested that since both the Rescue and General
Education committees are interested in developing the same type of educational
materials, the two committees join forces in this effort.
3.5 Judges Selection Procedure
Nancy Little will contact Chair Nancie Mages to obtain more details on her
proposed judge selection procedure, to encourage applying such a procedure to
all venues, and to encourage members to vote for judges in all venues.
3.6 ROM/Border Recorder
Nancy Little will check with Chair Nancy Keller to verify whether she
still plans to put the Border Recorder on a CD ROM.
Denise Teal just noticed a CHX title mentioned on our website. This is not
a new title and Denise will contact Versatility & Awards Committee Chair
Tracy Sengupta to request that this award be incorporated in the BCSA award
4 OLD BUSINESS
4.1 2004 Specialty
Lisa Pruka was unanimously approved as 2004 Specialty Chair.
4.2 Purina contact
2002 Specialty Chair Linda Koutsky suggested that someone be permanently
designated as club liaison with Purina. It was decided that Emily Czapek would
contact Brock and obtain dates for 2004, 2005 and 2006 specialties.
5 NEW BUSINESS
5.1 Membership issues
The Board discussed Helen Phillips' suggestions for advertising to
increase membership. Nancy Little will share Helen's suggestions with
new Membership Chair Kay Rieff.
5.2 Date of next meeting
Thursday, August 8, 2002, 5:30 PST.
8:14 p.m. PST.
Respectfully submitted, Marit Marino for
Secretary Sharon Ferguson
JULY 2002 - BOARD MEETING
AUGUST 8, 2002 - BOARD MEETING
President Denise Teal • Vice President Nancy Little • Secretary
Sharon Ferguson • Treasurer Marit Marino • Past President Joyce
Herie • Board Member Janet Lewis • Board Member Emily Czapek
Call to order:
5:35 p.m. PST by President Denise Teal
1.0 SECRETARY'S REPORT-Sharon
Approval of the minutes
from the June Board meeting. The minutes were approved with the following changes:
For AKC's Lifetime Achievement Award, it was clarified that Helen Phillips is nominated for the Companion Events category
(the category that includes obedience and agility). Nancy Little
motioned that the minutes be approved with this change, Janet Lewis seconded,
Board unanimously approved.
1.1 Correspondence from
Kelly Whiteman regarding the 1999 photography bill and collection agency correspondence
addressed to Ronni Delay. BCSA's part
of the bill has been paid (all BCSA's expense has been paid). Further investigation
into this matter showed that any amount still owed was,
according to the photographer's records, owed by Ronni Delay personally.
1.2 The Board unanimously
approved Denise's letter to the ABCA attempting to clarify rumors from an article
in The American Border Collie magazine
that AKC was "siphoning" registrations from ABCA.
1.3 The Board unanimously
approved Denise's letter to AKC regarding the Advanced Herding Institute, requesting
that in the future, the BCSA Board of
Directors be given the option to recommend a presenter.
1.4 Letter received from
AKC Delegate Parent Club Committee regarding the proposal of awarding majors
to Reserve Winners at specialties. They are
asking BCSA to support this. Since the Board had no objections, Janet will vote
"yes" for BCSA at the next AKC delegates meeting
1.5 Letter from AKC asking
each Parent Club to give nominations for its Lifetime Achievement awards. The
Board had previously nominated Helen
Phillips in the Companion Events (obedience and agility). The Board also nominated
Claudia Frank in the Performance Events category (which includes
herding and field trials). She was added to the form which was sent by secretary
Sharon Ferguson to AKC.
1.6 Letter received from
AKC requesting donations for a sculpture project honoring Search and Rescue
dogs from the 9/11 attacks. BCSA is financially
unable to donate at this time, due to the minimum donation being $10,000.
1.7 Memo from Daisy Okas,
Assistant VP of Communications and Gina Lash, Director, Club Communications
at AKC regarding club communication kits
available to clubs. AKC wants to know who is our designated PR person so they
can receive a kit. Denise will forward the letter to Lisa Ochoa, Gen
1.8 Memo from Larry Sorenson,
Director, Club Educational Services. AKC banners are available through show
superintendents.Clubs are required to
display the AKC logo on a banner at any AKC event. Customized banners with club
logo will be available for purchase later this summer (displaying a
club logo is NOT required). No indication of cost.
1.9 Denise received a signed
Show Chairman contract from Sandy Jones, 2003 National Specialty Chair.
2.0 TREASURER'S REPORT
- Marit Marino
Interim Financial Report
$ 1,812.92 Savings-Restricted Health
$ 7,325.23 Savings-Restricted Rescue
$25,053.05 Regular Savings
$53, 405.29 Total
a) Herding trial checks arrived yesterday and not yet deposited
b) USBCHA checks (and
bill) will be sent soon
3.1 New members approved-Sharon
- Jeanne M. Berkheimer
R.D. 3, Box 511
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
- Dornbush Family - Jeff,
Sheri, Emmalee, Karlee, Wyatt
#1 Member: Emmalee
#2 Member: Sheri
1180 Kilaga Springs Road, Lincoln, CA 95648
- John Dusanic
P.O. Box 636
Newark, IL 60541
- Lisa Edwards
P O Box 451,
Gardnerville, NV 89410
- Sharon Savage
6301 S. Scott Blvd,
Columbus, MO 65203
- Jessica Scavetta
261 Hartford Ave.,
E.Granby, CT 06026
- Jill Wanie
21355 W. Glengarry Road,
New Berlin, WI 53146
4.0 COMMITTEE BUSINESS-Nancy Little
4.1 BCSA Announce. Nancy
Little reported that there is an increase of 50 members on this list since the
last Board Meeting
4.2 Breed Standard . Susanne
Hoffman reports that the revisions are finished and will be sent to AKC. They
will also be published on Announce and
Borderlines for member input.
4.3 Bylaws-Kim Green/Lois
Rifner report that the final draft of the bylaws changes are ready to send to
the members for voting. The Board discussed the
procedure for mailing bylaws changes to the membership. Marit volunteered to
do this mailing and the board approved.
Mages asked about having our National Specialty ad appear on website to generate
more interest and possibly raise more funds.
4.5 Health-Debbie Brooks,
DVM, is looking to have more participation from members, particularly in a health
survey to help establish a health database
for Border collies.She would also like to start raising funds for health projects
and had the suggestion of making a donation in memory of a special
person or dog.
4.6 Membership-Kay Rieff
reports that there are problems with people not returning sponsorship forms
(applicant needs more than just a name, the
sponsor needs to sign and send in a separate form). Nancy Little will ask Kay
to write something up for Borderlines.
4.7 Rescue-Linda Baron
4.7.1 Request from the
committee for reimbursement of registration fee for Patty Raymond to attend
the Michigan Pure Breed Rescue Alliance seminar on
September 15, 2002, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The fee is $50 for members and $70
for non-members. Board unanimously approved (Emily moved, Janet
seconded) expenditures as requested not to exceed $70.00.
4.7.2 Request from the
Rescue Committee to sell specialty wear (sweats and tees) at the specialty and
receive a portion of the profits of the sales.
Emily motioned/Nancy seconded and the Board unanimously approved selling them.
The Board will decide before the national exactly what percent of the
profits will be given to BCSA rescue.
4.7.3 Request from the
committee for BCSA to pay the domain charge of $32 every 2 years (from the restricted
rescue funds) for Val Maurer's website.
Emily motioned/Nancy seconded and the Board unanimously approved.
Sengupta requested permission to buy pins for the CHX award. The Board approved
( Janet moved/Nancy seconded) 50 pins at
$2.00 each + shipping.
5.0 OLD BUSINESS
5.1 National Specialties.
5.1.1 2002-Linda Koutsky,
Chair. The Board discussed a videotaping contract for the National. This would
be one official videographer for the reselling
of tapes ( no others allowed for resale but individual taping for personal use
is still allowed) to either be available for individual hiring or the
taping of one entire event (ie. agility etc.). Due to liability issues, the
Board agreed that the videographer could not tape an entire event such as
the breed competition. He would be allowed to tape individual runs at the request
of an exhibitor.
5.1.2. 2003 Sandy Jones,
Show Chair. The dates of the 2003 National are Oct 13-19 (Mon-Sun) the Board
unanimously approved. (Emily moved, Nancy
5.1.3 2004-Lisa Pruka,Show
Chair. The Board unanimously approved the following dates: October 11-17, 2004;(
Janet moved, Emily seconded).
5.1.3 2005-Dates for the
specialty: October 10-16, 2005 (Janet moved, Joyce seconded).
6.0 NEW BUSINESS
6.1.1 Editor for Borderlines.
Lisa Ochoa is interested in the position and sent a resume and cover letter
to the Board. The Board feels she has the
necessary qualifications but may need to find someone to take over the General
Education Chair position for her so she can have more time for
Borderlines. The Board will ask her if she needs us to help her find assistance
for General Education and Rescue.
6.1.2 Janet Larson Memorial
Trophy. The Board will discuss after the 2002 National Specialty about making
the requirements for this award permanent.
184.108.40.206 The Board decided
to increase nonmember Borderlines subscriptions to $50/year. Janet moved and
Joyce seconded the motion. This change is
220.127.116.11 Editor Helen Phillips
asked for clarification regarding who should receive Borderlines via first class
mail. Currently, all board members and
founding members receive it via first class. The Board decided (Emily moved,
Janet seconded) that everyone should receive it regular mail.
18.104.22.168. Nancy will contact
Helen Phillips and ask for permission from Carilee Cole to print her article
on breed splits (show vs. working),
originally written for the AKC Gazette, for Borderlines.
6.1.4. Because the bylaw
revisions were not approved by the membership prior to the election of officers
for 2003-2005, separate recording and
corresponding secretaries could not be nominated. If the membership approves
the change in the bylaws to allow for both a recording secretary
and corresponding secretary, Michelle Olsen (who is running unopposed for the
position of secretary) will fill one of these positions and the other
position will be appointed by the board for the 2003-2005 term only. If the
bylaw revisions are approved, members will be nominated to fill both
positions in the next election.
6.1.5 The Board set the
date for mailing of board election ballots. The last day they can be mailed
(postmarked) is Oct 1. Additional nominations
must be postmarked on or before Sept 1. Nancie Mages offered to handle the mailings
and the Board approved.
6.1.6 The Board discussed
the possibility of hosting all breed agility trials for fundraising. Nancy Little
talked to judge Sharon Redmar from the
American Belgian Tervuren Club who hosts 2-3 trials around the country a year.
Joyce suggested all breed herding trials as well. There is the
possibility of starting next year. A percentage of the profits would be going
to the affiliate clubs who will be putting them on. Nancy will find
out more details.
7.0 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next Board meeting
will be at the 2002 National Specialty. Oct 16 Wed 5:00 CST. New Board members
will be invited to join if election results are
known by then.
Respectfully submitted, Sharon Ferguson, BCSA Secretary
SEPTEMBER 2002 - BOARD
OCTOBER 16, 2002 - BOARD MEETING
President Denise Teal • Vice President Nancy Little • Past
President Joyce Herie • Board Member Emily Czapek
Treasurer Marit Marino • Secretary Sharon Ferguson, • Board
Member/AKC Delegate Janet Lewis
Laura Tomaszewski, Nancie Mages
Call to order:
5:30 p.m. CDT by Denise Teal
1. SECRETARY S REPORT- Denise Teal for Sharon
1.1 Approval of minutes of previous board
Motion to approve minutes with changes dated Oct. 9, 2002 - Nancy Little,
seconded by Joyce Herie
1.2 Election results: (sent out on Announce
Election for the 2003-2004 Officers
President: Denise Teal, OH
Vice President: Joyce Norris, IL
Secretary: Michelle Olsen, WA
Treasurer: Beth Bartholomew, CO
AKC Delegate: Janet Lewis, PA
Previous Past President: Joyce Herie, CA
Laura Tomaszewski, IL 111 votes
Karen Yobaggy, WV, 98 votes
Terry Kenney,CA ,84 votes
1.3 By Law Revisions results.
As of October 12, 2002, the date ballot counting was completed, BCSA is
now operating under these bylaw revisions. The voting results will also
appear in Borderlines.
Item: Yes No
------ ----- ----
1 152 5
2 152 8
3 149 8
4 155 2
5 149 8
6 156 2
7 148 9
8 153 5
9 145 12
10 155 3
11 152 6
12 151 5
13 154 4
14 156 2
15 156 2
16 146 13
17 150 9
18 150 9
19 154 4
20 153 5
21 153 5
22 155 3
23 155 3
24 153 5
25 151 7
26 152 6
27 152 6
28 144 11
29 149 8
30 155 3
31 145 12
32 153 5
33 148 9
34 153 5
35 153 3
36 152 6
2. TREASURER S REPORT - Denise Teal for Marit
Denise distributed the spreadsheet report that Marit sent her for this
Interim Financial Report
General: Financial summary as of Oct. 8, 2002
$42,640.25 - checking
$1,814.46 - savings, restricted Health
$7,331.45 - savings - restricted Rescue
$25,074.29 - regular savings
Specialty: Marit has paid many bills lately,
including the $2,325.32 catalog
bill for Specialty 2002.
3. INTERIM BUSINESS TRANSACTED BY US MAIL
3.1 New members approved-Sharon Ferguson
- Windi Williams-Weaver
Address Rt 3 Box 104B, Ridgeland, SC 29936
Sponsor Meagan Skelton
- Jennifer W. Phillips
Address 6316 Thomas Springs Road Austin, TX 78736-2321
Sponsor AnneMarie Silverton
- Cynthia and Darren Geiss
Address 18 Asbury Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Sponsor Ronni Delay
- Debra Zak
Address 5271 North 66th Street, Milwaukee WI 53218
Sponsor Linda Koutsky
- Colleen Backus
Address 4410 Garrison Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223
Sponsor Kari Wahlquist
- Claudia Roberto
Address 2063 Gresham Ave. No., Oakdale, MN 55128
Sponsor Noel Kujawski
- Name Michael Beadle
Address 27375 Dakota Avenue, Elko, MN 55020
Sponsor Sue Mayborne
- E. Ann Shaw
Address 4729 Old Highgate Entry, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Sponsor Elaine Leroy
4. COMMITTEE BUSINESS-Nancy Little
Annual reports are in a binder in the hospitality suite for membership to
read and will be posted to Announce.
Glen Kothe presented a draft of a revised code of ethics just prior to the
Specialty. The Board tabled review of this draft for the next
4.2 Fundraising-Nancie Mages, Store
Brief recap of official report given verbally.
4.3 General Education-Lisa Ochoa
Joyce moved and Nancy seconded that Sally Davis be approved as new general ed
chair. Voted unanimously in favor.
4.4 Judges Selection Procedure
Nancie Mages briefly described several potential procedures for judges'
selection. This requires further work and thought and will be tabled for
4.5 Versatility/Awards-Tracy Sengupta
Versatility Program: there was a request from Tracy for additional funds to
pay for the CHX pins. The expense will exceed her budget for 2002. The board
will request that Tracy add the amount of the pins to her budget for 2003.
4.6 Janet Larson Memorial Trophy - report by
There were practical problems encountered this year and suggestions from
members/participants will be summarized for Board review after the Specialty.
5. OLD BUSINESS
5.1 National Specialties
5.1.1 2003-Sandy Jones
Report given by Nancie Mages for Sandy Jones, who did not attend the
meeting. Sandy is suggesting using a superintendent for conformation and
obedience, but does not have prices at this time. Denise Teal said that she
and Claudia Frank have offered to co-chair herding. Conformation- Nancie
Mages has agreed to be Conformation Chair for 2003. She is asking judges for
2003 and 2004.
There was a suggestion from Ruth Deming to have conformation judges
critique the dogs they judge and have it published in Borderlines. All thought
this is a good idea. The judges this year have been asked to do this.
6. NEW BUSINESS
6.1 Response to ABCA board trying to
restrict dual registrations.
They did not acknowledge Denise's letter to ABCA. All concurred that
additional correspondence from the BCSA Board would not be beneficial. We will
encourage individuals who are members of ABCA to write ABC and state their
opinion. The comment period for the ABCA proposals closes December 1,
2002. The proposal is up on their web site.
7. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
December date to be decided after the Specialty.
Adjourned: 6:15 PM CDT
Respectfully submitted, Emily Czapek
NOVEMBER 2002 - BOARD MEETING
DECEMBER 2002 - BOARD MEETING