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JANUARY  10, 2005 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

 

Members Present:
Michelle OlsenJoyce NorrisWayne KoutskyKelly HagstrandLaura WrightBeth BartholomewSally DavisJanet LewisDenise Teal

Call to Order:
5:32 PM Pacific Time by Michelle Olsen

1.  Recording Secretary’s Report: Kelly Hagstrand

1.1. Approval of minutes of last board meeting
Minutes of last board meeting approved unanimously in Motion 2004-15 (prior board)

1.2. Records (Michelle Olsen, previous Recording Secretary)
Club records have been packed and shipped to Kelly Hagstrand

2. Corresponding Secretary’s Report: Laura Wright

2.1.  Correspondence Received

  • 12/4/04 letter received from KTCBB notifying us of the resignation of two officers and their appointed replacements

  • 1/10/05 Thank you letter received from Mid-Atlantic Herding Association

  • 1/10/05 Letter approving sweepstakes at the International Kennel Club of Chicago

2.2. Notify AKC of Change of Officers (Linda Koutsky, previous Corresponding Secretary)
Linda submitted the information to the AKC and Laura’s name is already listed on AKC’s website as the BCSA Corresponding Secretary

3. Treasurer’s Report: Wayne Koutsky

3.1.  Changeover from Beth Bartholomew
Beth has sent records and remaining money ($66,249.33) in accounts via wire to Wayne.  $10,000 was sent in an earlier wire to open account.  Wayne has confirmed that both the records and the wire transfers were received.  Beth is still retaining $3,851.42 to cover outstanding checks.  She will send a note to those people still holding checks that the deadline is the end of January.  After February 1st, these checks will not longer be viable and Wayne will need to reissue.

3.2.  Account Balances:

Checking:

$19,494.11

Savings:

$51,258.47

Health:

$1,071.00

Rescue:

$1,311.00

3.3.  Financials from 2004 National Specialty: Beth Bartholomew
Beth reported the final totals on the 2004 National Specialty were as follows:

Income:

$49,009.50

Expense:

 $38,789.63

Profit:

$10,219.87

3.4.  2005 Budget
Wayne will work on an operating budget to review at the next Board meeting

4. Interim Business Transacted by US Mail
No mail exchanged in the last preceding two months

5. Interim Business Transacted by E-Mail

5.1.  Motion 2004-15 (past Board vote)
Motion: To approve minutes from the November, 2004 Board Meeting
Motion Made By: Michelle Olsen
Seconded: Beth Bartholomew
In Favor: Unanimous

5.2.  Motion 2004-16 (past Board vote)
Motion: To ballot the membership regarding their wishes to request the AKC to keep the Border Collie Stud Book permanently open to the following herding registries: American Border Collie Association (ABCA), American International Border Collie Association (AIBC), North American Sheep Dog Society (NASDS), International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS) and Canadian Border Collie Association (CBCA).  The ballot would be mailed after the January 31, 2005 membership renewal deadline to all members in good standing at that time; with ballots due in 21 days.

Background information: the Open Registration/Stud Book Committee has been doing research on the various possibilities for extending the open registration period, either for another defined period of time, or permanently.  Of particular focus has been the permanent open stud book status of many other breeds (mostly Sporting and Hound breeds that are open to performance registries).  Of specific interest was a recent example, the Saluki breed, which achieved a permanent open stud book status in 2002 for the domestic registry, “Society for the Perpetuation of Desert Bred Salukis” Some members from the Saluki parent club were helpful in offering advice on how they approached the project.  One suggestion was to ballot the membership to show majority support for requesting permanent open stud book status.  Because the current temporary open stud book status for the Border Collie end January 2006, the Committee feels it is urgent to expedite the balloting of the membership, so that this information can be included in the proposal submitted to the AKC, which is slated for early 2005.  The proposal will first go to the Registration Subcommittee of the Delegate Body, then later to the AKC Board of Directors.
Motion Made by: Michelle Olsen
Second: Joyce Norris
In Favor: Unanimous

5.3.  New Members Approved (New members voted by prior Board in November 2004)

Amy Gibel
6206 Mentor Park Blvd.
Mentor, OH 44060
Sponsor: Karen Herceg

Nancy & Natalie Jablonksi
9035 N. Upper River Court
River Hills, WI 53217
Sponsor: Terry Wise Hammond

Pam Sheehan
11843 W. 652nd Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Sponsor: Terry Wise Hammond

5.4.  New Members Approved by current board (January 2005)

Anne Bentley
2934 Victoria Street North
Roseville, MN 55113
Sponsor: Nancy Little

Diane Hemphill
15592 Sharon Court
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Sponsor: Nancy Little

Cindy Meadows
20101 E. Germann Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
Sponsor: Cheryl M. Smith

Patricia Young
7990 Burstaff Road
Pensacola, FL 32514
Sponsor: Linda Baron

6. Committee Business
Michelle sent e-mails to all current committee chairs asking them if they wanted to continue to serve and to identify some goals for the coming year.

Current Board members chose the committees they wished to be liaisons for.

Three new committees were proposed: Recruitment, Judges Selection Process and Futurity Competitions

6.1.  AKC Delegate Report – Janet Lewis
Janet will be attending the next AKC Delegates meetings and she reviewed the proposed agenda.  She mentioned an upcoming vote regarding giving the AKC Delegates the authority to vote on policies related to Obedience, Tracking and Agility.  Discussion of the possible ramifications to these venues followed.

6.2.  AKC Gazette Columnist – Gerianne Darnell
Gerianne will be working on “Meet the BCSA Board” article for an upcoming issue of the AKC Gazette and will be contacting the Board members for a short bio.  A “dog hero” story will be follow in a future column.

6.3.  AKC Open Registration (Stud Book) Project – Denise Teal
The proposal to the AKC for the Stud Book to be opened permanently is near completion.  A ballot will be sent out to the BCSA membership (after January 31st), prior to submission to the AKC.

6.4.  BCSA Announce & Suggestion Box – Nancy Little
Currently there are 289 subscribers to the BCSA Announce E-Mail list, which accounts for about 64% of the membership.  Nancy’s goal is to raise that to 70%

6.5.  BCSA Store & Fundraising – Nancie Mages
Nothing to report

6.6.  Border Recorder - Kim Sykes
Kim has been researching online vendors who can do “printing on demand” in both print and CD-ROM format.  Sandra Shultz has volunteered to be on this committee and Kim will be recruiting more members in the near future

6.7.  Borderlines - Lisa Ochoa
Nothing to report

6.8.  Breeder Referral - Karen Herceg
Karen is working on a pamphlet addressing the subject of disappointed Border Collie puppy buyers.  Complaints to the BCSA regarding this issue are increasing and a clear policy and process needs to be put in place to deal with the problem.

BCSA is continuing to receive requests from people who want to be added to the Breeder Referral list

6.9.  Bylaws & Policy & Procedures - Dr. Kim Green & Dr. Lois Rifner
Motion was made to retire this committee.  Every five years the Board of Directors will revisit to determine if a committee needs to be reconvened to review or revise.  Motion made by Denise, second Beth.  Vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

6.10. Color Committee - Sandra Lindenmuth
Nancy Mages asked to step down due to time limitations and suggested Sandra Lindenmuth who accepted the position.  Sandra is in the process of defining the colors for the AKC Registration paperwork.

6.11. Condolences – April Quist
Motion to dissolve this committee due to lack of information provided regarding Condolences.  Motion made by Denise, second Joyce.  Vote was unanimous.  Joyce to notify April of decision.

6.12. Ethics
Motion to dissolve this committee.  Motion made by Joyce, second Wayne.  Vote was unanimous

6.13. Finance Committee – Beth Bartholomew, Wayne and Beth working on the details.

6.14. General Education – Chair Needed
Sally has decided to step down as Chair.  Suggested Mary Towner to take over, but has been unable to contact her and will continue trying.  AKC requires that we have a member assigned to General Education

6.15. Heath – Lisa Pruka

6.15.1. Health Survey
Yvonne Anderson completed a draft of the health survey and the Board is in the process of reviewing.  Early feedback was that a shorter version may get more responses, but overall it was an excellent survey.  Wayne brought up the possibility of doing a web-based form to put on the website.  Board members to get comments back to Yvonne by the end of January.

6.15.2. CEA Test
Lisa and Michelle sent for further information regarding results and accuracy of the CEA test since there has been some indication that there was some room for error.  Lisa will contact Peggy Timm to ask if she would be willing to do additional research on the results of the testing and write an article.

6.14.3  Health Clinic Booth at Specialty
Lisa is working on a Health Clinic booth for the Specialty to possibly include CEA DNA test, BAER testing, CERF.  Details to be determined.

6.16. Health and Rescue Foundation
Chair is still needed.  Research needs to be done on how to make the Health and Rescue Foundation it’s own entity within the BCSA

6.17. Herding – Claudia Frank
Denise has not received any comments back regarding the Herding Instinct Test form that was submitted previously for review.  Denise will follow up.

There was a comment sent via the website that stated that there is not enough focus on Herding on the website.  Claudia will submit additional articles to Ann Shaw (Webmaster) regarding Herding.

6.18. Historian – Karen Herceg
Michelle removed and sent to Karen historical club records and information on the BCSA’s formation (i.e. AKC application and documentation) to be archived with the AKC.  Karen is taking an inventory of what is already in the archives and is having some difficulty obtaining a listing from the AKC.  Kelly will contact Karen about going to the AKC in person to obtain the information since Kelly works nearby the AKC offices on Madison Avenue.

6.19. Juniors – Mary Beth Overmyer & Linda Follis
Mary Beth and Linda are looking into a BCSA Scholarship program.

There will be some type of Juniors activity at the Specialty.

6.20. Judges Education – Carolyn Herbel
The committee is working on the Judges Education presentation and hopes to have it completed by Spring 2005

6.21. Membership
Final membership renewal postcards have gone out

6.22. ROM – Nancy Keller
Nothing to report

6.23. Rescue Liaison – Sarah Ruckelshaus-Nicholson
Nothing to report

6.24. Versatility and Awards – Tracy Sengupta
Tracy is working on updating the program descriptions to include new competitions.  She will submit to the Board when completed.

6.25. Website – Ann Shaw
Ann is working on improvements to the site.  A contact page was added to direct people to the proper contacts within BCSA to answer questions.

Investigating moving to a new ISP, for better service and rates.  Payment options are a problem since most require a credit card for payment.  Wayne will look into the possibility of a debit card for such transactions.

7. Old Business

7.1. 2004 National Specialty
Final issues with the complimentary hotel rooms were resolved and the books are closed.  Beth will be compiling a final report shortly, which Linda and Denise will be using to prepare their 2005 Budget

7.2. 2005 National Specialty – Denise Teal and Linda Koutsky

  • Denise extensively researched every hotel option in the area, but could not find another hotel that had big enough conference rooms for our hospitality and seminars and was also dog-friendly.  But, she did negotiate a better specialty rate with the Best Western for this year.

  • All AKC applications have been submitted

  • Robin Penland has accepted assignment for sweeps.  Lindy Robey has accepted for conformation.

  • Committee list is on website and is being updated as new volunteers come on board

  • Derek Pattison of Laughing Coyote Productions will be show secretary for all venues at Specialty.

  • Entries for all venues will open on 7/15/05 and close on 8/31//05

  • Hospitality will be open on Monday and Thursday only

  • Saturday banquet to start later (7:00 PM/7:30PM) and instead of a sit down meal, hors d'oeuvres will be served.  There will be no charge for the banquet.

  • There will be some type of Juniors recognition.  Denise to e-mail Linda Follis for details.

  • Denise will submit a 2005 Specialty budget.  Beth to send information from last year’s specialty.

7.3.  2006 National Specialty – Lisa Pruka and Kat Ferruzza

  • Lisa and Kat have accepted the positions as co-chairs and both will need to sign a contract.  Michelle to forward a copy of the last contract to the Board Members for review.

  • Chris Walkowicz accepted assignment as was approved by Board.  This assignment is pending AKC approval.

7.4.  Epilepsy Report (ACE: Abolish Canine Epilepsy)
Michelle has received the shirts and has sent some on to Denise.  Michelle would like to find someone to take charge of what she has.

Ad should be placed in publications such as Clean Run and Working Border Collie

Suggestion was made to perhaps work with the Aussie club in regards to advertising and make it a join effort

8. New Business

8.1.  Statutory Agent
Connie Brannen will continue as the BCSA Statutory Agent since it must be a Kentucky resident

8.2.  BCSA Sponsored Agility Trial

  • Karen needs donations for the raffle to be held in conjunction with trial.  Janet has Border Collie items she inherited that she is willing to donate to this and other BCSA events.  She will take an inventory and submit to the Board

  • Denise motioned that the BCSA donate a $48.00 gift certificate towards a one-year subscription to Clean Run.  Laura seconded, all approved

  • The Board approved paying the Master Course Builder’s entries for one day as a job incentive.

8.3.  Specialty Trophy Donation
Denise motioned to have the BCSA contribute $2000 towards the 2005 National Specialty trophy fund.  Joyce seconded, all approved.

8.4.  Northstar Herding Group
Linn Klingle sent a request for the BCSA to donate $50.00 to cover the cost of Border Collie trophies at the Northstar Herding Group Club’s first annual specialty this summer.  Beth motioned to send the donation, Joyce seconded, all approved  This will be a BCSA supported entry

8.5.  Judges Education Funding
Carolyn Herbel requested funds to make a presentation at the Herding Group Association of New Jersey in the amount of $375.  This will cover travel & hotel expenses and the presentation materials.  Board approved.

8.6.  Advertising Chair
Advertising chair is needed to coordinate advertising for events, health issues, public education, etc.  Michelle to solicit membership for a volunteer

8.7.  Membership Renewal
In the future, membership renewals will not require that the signed form be returned.  The membership renewals will specify that by the act of renewing or confirming continued membership, the member is agreeing to abide by the by-laws, code of ethics and other club polices.

Lifetime members will be contacted via e-mail to insure that they are still interested and to confirm current address information.  Those members who are unavailable via e-mail will be contacted via regular mail.

8.8.  Central Kentucky Herding Group
Central Kentucky Herding Group has requested a trophy donation for Highest Scoring Border Collie on the B Course in the amount of $25 per day.  Joyce motioned to approve the request, Sally seconded, all approved.

9. Date of Next Board Meeting
Next regular Board Meeting: Monday, March 7, 2005 at 5:30 PM Pacific Time.

Adjournment Motion:
8:05 PM Pacific Time by motion to adjourn by Wayne Koutsky, second Denise Teal

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Hagstrand, Recording Secretary

FEBRUARY 2005 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

No meeting.


MARCH 7, 2005 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Members Present: Michelle Olsen • Joyce Norris • Kelly Hagstrand • Laura Wright • Beth Bartholomew • Sally Davis • Denise Teal

Members Absent: Wayne Koutsky, Janet Lewis

Call to Order: 5:31 PM Pacific Time by Michelle Olsen

1. Recording Secretary’s Report: Kelly Hagstrand

1.1. Approval of minutes of last board meeting
Minutes of last board meeting approved unanimously in Motion 2005-3

2. Corresponding Secretary’s Report: Laura Wright

2.1. Correspondence Received

  • Letters received from AKC approving Obedience, Herding and Sweepstakes at the Specialty. Denise asked if correspondence approving the Herding Challenge at the Specialty had come in.
  • General questions regarding various topics received via e-mail.

3. Treasurer’s Report: Wayne Koutsky

3.1. Account Balances

Checking  $11,154.04
Savings:  $72,652.45
* Health:  $1,070.92
* Rescue: $1,310.91

*The Rescue and Health balances are still as of 12/14/04 until the numbers can be verified.

3.2. Operating Budget
Wayne still working on an operating budget and will forward when available.

3.3. 2005 Specialty Income/Expenses: Denise Teal
Denise and Linda have worked up a preliminary budget as follows:

Income: $49,191
Expense: $41,030
Profit: $8,161

4. Interim Business Transacted by US Mail
No mail exchanged in the last preceding two months

5. Interim Business Transacted by E-Mail

5.1. Motion 2005-02
Motion: To approve members Emily Czapek, Judy Jergens and Kathleen Ferruzza as inspectors of election to count ballots on the issue of open registration for Border Collies
Motion Made By: Denise Teal
Seconded: Joy Norris
In Favor: Unanimous

5.2. Motion 2005-02
Motion: Approve update of Versatility Awards criteria as updated by Tracy Sengupta (included incorporation of new programs such as Rally Obedience and Preferred Agility Classes). New revision is on BCSA website.
Motion Made by: Beth Bartholomew
Second: Laura Wright
In Favor: Unanimous

5.3. Motion 2005-03
Motion: Approve the minutes of the January Board Meeting
Motion Made by: Kelly Hagstrand
Second: Joyce Norris
In favor: Unanimous

5.4. New Members Approved via E-Mail
• Gail Wilson
6811 Kemman Road
Hebron, IL 60034
Sponsor: Lisa Pruka

• Marilynn Smith
930 Emily Circle
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547
Sponsor: Patricia Kallen

• Kathy Kaul
253 Kishwaukee Valley Road
Marengo IL 60152
Sponsor: Lisa Pruka

• Liz Eqinton
16110 W. Lake Burrell Drive
Lutz, FL 33549
Sponsor: Laura Wright

• Karen & Tom Lacy
9400 Tunstall Road
New Kent, VA 23124
Sponsor: Betty Swenson

• Laurie Sales
2519 Riverside Drive
Two Rivers, WI 54241
Sponsor: Nancie Mages

• Tashia Lund
422 Western Avenue
Gilby, ND 58235
Sponsor: Becky Beckman

• Carol Lex
1251 Kennebec Drive
Dawson, IL 62520
Sponsor: Laura Tomaszewki

• Laura Kincaid
40319 N. Fox Drive
Antioch, IL 60002
oelamp@aol.com
Sponsor: Lisa Pruka

• Lynn & Michael Higgins
34575 Morgan Trail
Elizabeth, CO 80107
mhiggins@mho.com
Sponsor: Helen Phillips

• Rebecca Hollada
3260 Parmly Road
N. Perry, OH 44081
cghollada@aol.com
Sponsor: Any Gibel

• Barbara Klucik
73 International
Grand Island, NY 14072
agiliteve@aol.com
Sponsor: Julia Ecklar

• Nancy Gee
35 Elm Street
Fredonia, NY 14063
ngee@stay.rr.com
Sponsor: Julia Ecklar

• Kathy Mueller
739 Newport Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Kmueller739@yahoo.com
Sponsor: Karen Herceg

6. Committee Business

6.1. AKC Delegate Report – Janet Lewis
Janet will be submitting a report on the last AKC Delegates meeting to be held on March 8, 2005

6.2. AKC Gazette Columnist – Gerianne Darnell
Gerianne has submitted the “Meet The Board” article for publication. The next article will be on a Border Collie “hero”.

6.3. AKC Open Registration (Stud Book) Project – Denise Teal
Ballots were sent to all members asking them to choose from three options: 1.) Keep the studbook open permanently and allow dogs registered with domestic registries to be registered with the AKC; 2.) Keep the studbook open for another five years; or 3.) Close the studbook permanently in 2006. The deadline for ballot return is March 8 and Emily Czapek, Kat Ferruza and Judy Jurgens, the inspectors of election, will count the ballots on March 11th. After the ballots are counted, a proposal will be sent to the AKC asking that the studbook be kept open in accordance with the majority opinion of the membership.
Some members misunderstood the intention of Option 1 on the ballot, thinking that it meant excluding the ability to import dogs from the “standard” international all-breed registries, such as Australia and Great Britain, among others. That was not the intent and these dogs will always be registerable as part of the AKC’s general policy regardless what the final outcome of keeping the studbook open to the herding registries is.

6.4. BCSA Announce & Suggestion Box – Nancy Little
Nothing to report.

6.5. BCSA Store & Fundraising – Nancie Mages
Nothing to report

6.6. Border Recorder - Kim Sykes
Kim has quotes from two companies who can do “printing on demand” in both print and CD-ROM format. She would like to get three more before she presents a proposal for reprinting

6.7. Borderlines - Lisa Ochoa
Lisa putting a want ad in Borderlines for an Advertising Manager for Borderlines.

6.8. Breeder Referral - Karen Herceg
Nothing to report

6.9. Color Committee – Sandra Lindenmuth
Still researching

6.10. Finance Committee – Beth Bartholomew
Nothing to report.

6.11. General Education – Chair Needed
Chair still needed.
Laura will work with Ann Shaw to get .pdf versions of the BCSA pamphlets up on the website, which will make printing easier.

6.12. Heath – Lisa Pruka

6.12.1. Health Survey
Yvonne Anderson is working on the breed survey and the goal is to have it done and distributed by the end of 2005.

6.12.2. CEA Test
Still trying to determine how to make the best use of the new Optigen DNA results. Ronni DeLay has worked with Optigen to get quarterly results of the dogs tested. A policy needs to be formulated on release of the information. Ronni DeLay and Kelly Whiteman have joined the Health Committee and will be focusing on this issue.

6.12.3. CL Test
Testing is beginning in Australia for testing of the CL gene. A couple of press reports have been received on the progress. There are some unresolved issues on whether or not blood samples will be able to be sent from the U.S. to Australia with no complications, so the test may not be available here until the logistics of this are worked out or an alternative testing agency is set up domestically.

6.12.4. Health Clinic Booth at Specialty
Lisa has set up a BAER clinic and is working on a CERF clinic. There are plans to also do blood draws for CEA and Epilepsy.

6.12.5. Borderlines Articles
Lisa is planning on having something health related in every issue.

6.12.6. Policies
Lisa would like to have the BCSA to be more aggressive regarding health and breeding issues. She is considering designing something for the website.

6.12.7. Sub-Committees
Lisa is planning on setting up sub-committees to focus on the particular issues (CEA, BAER, Health Survey, etc).

6.13. Health and Rescue Foundation
Chair is still needed.

6.14. Herding – Claudia Frank
Nothing to report

6.15. Historian – Karen Herceg
Kelly contacted the AKC and is trying to get the archived records for Karen.

6.16. Juniors – Mary Beth Overmyer & Linda Follis
Nothing to report

6.17. Judges Education – Carolyn Herbel
Carolyn did a breed presentation to the Herding Group Association of New Jersey on February 8, 2005 in Basking Ridge, NJ. Six judges that want to judge Border Collies and one that is approved attended the presentation. Ten members of the association that exhibit and/or breed other herding breeds were also in attendance. Carolyn would like to thank Avis May, Julia Bonelli and Michelle Brothers for bringing their Border Collies for the hands on part of the presentation.
Carolyn has presentations scheduled for July 2, 2005 in Oklahoma City and July 14, 2005 in San Antonio, Texas
Work continues on the educational program that can be viewed via multiple media. The goal is to have this material sent to all newly approved judges and a presentation version will be made available to those that are giving presentation s to judges education groups.

6.18. Judges Selection Process – Robin Penland
Robin is in the process of contacting people suggested by the Board, asking them if they would be interested in joining the committee.
Since the committee is in the early stages and does not have a formal process in place as of yet, Robin will be working with Lisa Pruka and Kat Ferruzza on the 2006 Specialty judges to get a feel as to how we currently choose the panels.

6.19. Membership – Kathy Sours
We had 432 renewals for membership, with only 28 members failing to renew by the January 31, 2005 deadline. The low number of non-renewals is due to the hard work Kathy put into implementing the new multiple reminder system.
A number of renewals came in after the deadline and Kathy is contacting those people to let them know that we definitely want them to renew, but the BCSA bylaws require that they reapply for membership.

6.20. 2005 National Specialty – Denise Teal and Linda Koutsky

  • All major jobs for the Specialty have been filled. Committee information on website
  • Lots of volunteers are needed for ring stewarding, etc. BCSA T-shirts will be given to each volunteer.
  • Applications for all events have been filed with the AKC and have been approved.
  • Judges for all venues are under contract
  • Claudia Frank has made the first draft of the general information booklet
  • Derek Patterson will prepare all premium lists and have them ready to be proofed by May 1st.
  • Cathy Lester is working on the Specialty Logo
  • Emily and Sally are working on an Award in the memory of Bonnie Zich. It will be a one-time award at the 2005 Specialty. They will work up the details and send to the Board.
  • Herding Instinct Form will be the one used previously

6.21. ROM – Nancy Keller
2004 statistics will be finished shortly and a report will be submitted to Borderlines.
Nancy would like to write an article for Borderlines about the bloodlines of ROM dogs and bitches for the Border Recorder. This article will describe the relationships of ROM dogs to other ROM dogs. She would also like to include tail male charts showing how this dogs go back to the very beginning of the breed. Tail female charts may also be feasible at some point, but there is a lot more information and may need to go in a separate publication.

6.22. Rescue Liaison – Sarah Ruckelshaus-Nicholson
Nothing to report

6.23. Versatility and Awards – Tracy Sengupta
Tracy has a stack of Versatility applications and CHX, which will be processed shortly. She has been delayed due to computer problems.

6.24. Website – Ann Shaw

6.24.1. Web Host Transfer
Web host transfer to godaddy.com is nearly complete, with the last issue being resolving the administrative contact for the domain name, which is currently in Lisa Ochoa’s name. The problem is that we do not know the password to get the administrative contact changed, which is needed to do the actual transfer.
Ann has supplied Michelle with all the GoDaddy.com passwords, etc. BCSA signed up with GoDaddy for three years to get the discount. Due to the content of the BCSA website, we had to use the Deluxe Plan rather than the Economy Plan for a cost of $9.95 a month. It will be automatically renewed.

6.24.2. Specialty Page
Main specialty page revised and icons added for each category. It will be updated as categories are added. 2005 Specialty is accessed from the National Specialty Info page. A direct link will be add to the BC Events Central drop-down menu as the Specialty gets closer
Form has been set-up so trophy sponsors can complete on-line, print and mail
There will be a Message Board for people to post “want ads” for rides, etc.

6.24.3. Breeder Referral
Form has been set up so members can easily be added to the Breeder Referral page.

6.24.4. Other
Message Board set up for members to comment on the Stud Book issue
Web forms revised so that applicants can enter information, print and mail
Memorial page added
Broken links researched and repaired

7. Old Business

7.1. 2006 National Specialty
 Judge selection needs to start immediately. Michelle will be contacting Lisa, Kat and Robin to ask them to get started.

7.2. ACE Project
Missy Roland is going to try to organize a blood draw clinic and volunteered to sell some shirts as well, so Michelle shipped her a box of 92
Shirt orders have been coming in. Michelle has sold eight from the website, Denise sold nine at the Agility Trial and Joyce sold three.

7.3. Open Registration Period

7.3.1. Ballot Prep Process – Laura Wright
Process went well. Laura will write a few notes about the process to help others in the future

7.3.2. Ballots Received – Kelly Hagstrand
260 ballots received so far and will be Fed Ex’d to the Inspectors of Election for the March 11th ballot counting. The three “counters” will be Judy Jurgens, Kat Ferruzza and Emily Czapek.

8. New Business

8.1. Judges Education – Laura Wright
It was brought up that after observing some judging choices in the breed ring that many judges are not honoring or correctly interpreting our standard. Judges education is a top priority to resolve this issue and to insure that everyone is up to date on the revised standard. Discussion regarding a breed video and mailings of the standard.

8.2. CEA Test
OFA database should be the one recommended by BCSA since it is the best long-term scientifically backed data tracking mechanism to use for research currently available
Optigen will be providing results quarterly. We need to do more research before decided how BCSA wants to post the data. Before the data is released, we want to get verification that the dog owner has had the option to “opt out” of having their information published. Until we can confirm that Optigen can provide this option on their form or whether we need to create our own form, BCSA will hold off on publishing the results sent to us from Optigen due to confidentiality concerns.

8.3. Breeder Referral List
Concerns were raised by a BCSA member on the Breeder Referral List of the increased volume of contacts due to an AKC link to our website. The AKC link was bypassing our educational material page. Ann Shaw asked the AKC to correct the link, which has been done. Some new fields will need to be added to the listing (i.e. how many litters per year do you breed, average waiting list time, what type of home do you sell to; pet/show/herding, etc.). This should save everyone time if puppy buyers don’t have to call people who probably will not sell them a dog or have a long waiting list. Ann Shaw and Karen Herceg will be asked to coordinate.

8.4. Northwest Affiliate Club
Barbara Steward in Portland, Oregon contacted Laura about how to start an affiliate club in the Northwest. Michelle has contacted her to provide information.

8.5. Duck Herding Demonstration at Detroit Kennel Club
Joyce Norris requested to be reimbursed in the amount of one-half (1/2) of her travel expenses for her presentation of duck herding demos at the Cobo Center in Detroit (Detroit Kennel Club) on March 19-20, 2005, as she will be representing BCSA and helping the Great Lakes Border Collie Rescue group. Beth motioned to approval the reimbursement, Denise seconded, Joyce abstained from the vote, all others approved

9. Date of Next Board Meeting
Next regular Board Meeting: Monday, May 16, 2005 at 5:30 PM Pacific Time.

Adjournment Motion:
8:05 PM Pacific Time by motion to adjourn by Joyce Norris, second Denise Teal

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Hagstrand, Recording Secretary


APRIL 2005 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

No Meeting


MAY 16, 2005 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Members Present: Michelle Olsen • Joyce Norris • Kelly Hagstrand • Laura Wright • Beth Bartholomew • Sally Davis • Denise Teal • Wayne Koutsky • Janet Lewis

Call to Order: 5:30 PM Pacific Time by Michelle Olsen

1. Recording Secretary’s Report: Kelly Hagstrand

1.1. Approval of minutes of last board meeting
Minutes of last board meeting approved unanimously in Motion 2005-5

2. Corresponding Secretary’s Report: Laura Wright

2.1. Correspondence Received

  • March 18th: Letter from AKC informing us that BCSA can suggest judge’s for the Invitational using names found via our Specialty Judge balloting process
  • Letter from AKC regarding Event # 2005507004, approving the obedience trial for the specified location and date and listing Derek Pattison as secretary
  • Letter from AKC regarding Event # 2005507003, approving the obedience trial for the specified location and date and listing Derek Pattison as secretary
  • Letter from the AKC Canine Health Foundation discussing the amount of money ($125,000) raised at the International Kennel Club of Chicago
  • Letter from the International Kennel Club of Chicago asking for breed clubs to hold a specialty at their shows in February. They donate money to the clubs to help defray expenses and to the Canine Health Foundation from each entry
  • Letter received from AKC regarding Breeder class in Conformation at independent specialties only
  • Letter received from AKC regarding breed booth at the AKC Invitational
  • Letter received from AKC regarding the parent club specialty show site locator website
  • Letter received from AKC regarding medallions awarded at for the AKC Invitational for BOB, BOS.
  • Letter received from AKC asking for nominations for the ACE awards. Due by June 15.
  • Letter from the AKC regarding the Invitational, stating that National Specialty winners are now eligible to enter. BCSA has to submit the name of our Specialty winner to the AKC by October 2, 2005
  • Letter from AKC regard Crufts. BOB, BOS and Awards of Merit at the Specialty are eligible for entry in Crufts.
  • Letter received from AKC regarding club nominations for the AKC Lifetime Achievement Awards in the areas of conformation, companion events and performance. Nominations are due June 1, 2005
  • Letter received by Kelly regarding BCSA records stored at the AKC

3. Treasurer’s Report: Wayne Koutsky

3.1. Account Balances

Checking:    $6,543.00
Savings:    $72,947.00
Health:    $1,070.92
Rescue:    $1,310.91
  • The Rescue and Health balances are still as of 12/14/04 until the numbers can be verified.

3.2. Operating Budget
Figures from 2003/2004 have been combined and a rough draft has been completed. Wayne is still reviewing.

3.3. 2005 Specialty Income/Expenses: Denise Teal
Income: $570.00 - Trophies
Expense: $3,093 – Trophies

4. Interim Business Transacted by US Mail
No mail exchanged in the last preceding two months

5. Interim Business Transacted by E-Mail

5.1. Motion 2005-05
Motion: Approve the minutes of the March Board Meeting
Motion Made By: Kelly Hagstrand
Seconded: Joyce Norris
In Favor: Unanimous

5.2. Motion 2005-06
Motion: Approve new color list for AKC registration slips
Motion Made by: Denise Teal
Second:
In Favor: Unanimous

5.3. New Members Approved via E-Mail

  • Wendy Lynne Frevert
    Box #38
    Williamsport, IN 47993
    Sponsor: Becky Beckman
  • Avis May
    310 Ohio Avenue
    Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
    Sponsor: Carolyn Herbel
  • Cathy Ottman
    8161 County Road JJ
    Bancroft WI 54921
    Sponsor: Nancy Gagliardi Little

6. Committee Business

6.1. Adverting Manager: Colleen Backus

  • Research on club advertising in magazines such as Dog Fancy still in progress
  • Research on advertising health issues still in progress
  • Advertising for Bluegrass catalog completed

6.2. AKC Gazette – Gerianne Darnell
All is going well with the column. Future columns include a Border Collie hero for the September issues and a column on herding ducks for the December issue.

6.3. AKC Open Registration (Stud Book) Project – Denise Teal

  • Proposal has been submitted to AKC and will be considered by the P & P committee in May and will go for a vote at the June Board Meeting. Electronic copies of the proposal were requested and sent.
  • Michelle spoke with Dr. Battaglia asking for his support and feedback on the proposal. He will review and get back to us.

6.4. BCSA Announce and Suggestion Box – Nancy Little

  • As of May 11, 2005, there are 321 subscribers to BCSA Announce
  • There was one message received in the Suggestion Box since March 6th 2005

6.5. BCSA Store & Fundraising – Nancie Mages
Nancie has offered to donate a year’s worth of eBay storefront service to see if that helps with orders

6.6. Borderlines – Lisa Ochoa
Beth doing some research regarding publishers

6.7. Color Committee – Sandra Lindemuth

  • Members suggestions solicited via the website and US mail to those members who do not have an e-mail address.
  • The committee put together a recommended updated list of all the colors to put on the AKC registration slips
  • The plan is to develop educational material for the website to assist people in completing the registration slip and for people to understand color identification and the genetics attached to that. Plenty of photographs of the different examples of colors will be needed.
  • Future project is to sort out the color divisions for the breed ring

6.8. General Education – Donna Mallory
Sally Davis, former chair, has forwarded copies of all documents and the AKC notebook to Donna. All documents are now being reviewed to see what needs to be updated. Suggestions and recommendations are welcomed from the members regarding educational material that should be available on the website.

6.9. Heath – Lisa Pruka

6.9.1. CEA Test
Progress is being made on the CEA DNA testing. Still trying to determine how to how Optigen is going to handle the distribution of the results.

6.9.2. Health Clinic Booth at Specialty
BAER clinic, CERF clinic and blood draws for CEA and Epilepsy have been set up for the 2005 Specialty. Information on these to be included in the General Information Booklet.

6.9.3. Borderlines Articles

  • Lisa would like to see the OFA reports published in Borderlines again on a regular basis. Laura Tomaszewski has forwarded the reports she has received and this needs to be changed so Lisa gets the reports so she can compile and send on to Lisa Ochoa.
  • Lisa is planning on having something health related in every issue. Some of the topics to be included will be BAER testing/deafness, elbow dysplasia, OCD, genentic testing (including the new CL test_. Peggy Timm DVM has agreed to check any articles to correctness in regards to vet issues.

6.10. Historian – Karen Herceg
Kelly still needs to set up a time for a meeting with the AKC.

6.11. Juniors – Mary Beth Overmyer & Linda Follis

  • Information submitted for juniors to register for the Parade of Champions at the Specialty.
  • Mary Beth and Linda would like the junior members to submit a bio to be published in Borderlines. The last two issues have had bios and one has been submitted for the next issue.
  • Kathy Kaul was checking to see how her horse club handled their Scholarship Fund, but we will have to wait and see if there is ever a donation for this for BCSA.
  • Mary Beth and Linda are concerned that there are not enough junior members and that all the work they are doing is benefiting their own children. They would like to see if someone could get involved that does not have a junior. Joyce to look into getting other people for the committee.
  • Still looking for suggestions and donations for the gift bags to be given to the Juniors attending the Parade of Champions.

6.12. Judges Education – Carolyn Herbel

  • Carolyn has presentations scheduled for July 2, 2005 in Oklahoma City and July 14, 2005 in San Antonio, Texas
  • Work continues on the educational program that can be viewed via multiple media. The goal is to have this material sent to all newly approved judges and a presentation version will be made available to those that are giving presentation s to judges education groups.

6.13. Membership – Kathy Sours
The following new members were approved at the meeting:

  • Wendy Lynne Frevert
    2097 County Road 6
    Delta, OH 43515
    Sponsor: Donna Anderson
  • Sonny & Meg Massaro
    47 Obed Brooks Road
    Harwich, MA 02645
    Sponsor: Donna Mallory
  • Bill & Sherrie McFarlin
    2710 Walnut Hill
    Flint, TX 75762
    Sponsor: Marla Bull
  • Janne Radcliffe
    431 W, Redd Rd
    El Paso, TX 79932
    Sponsor: Joan Morgan
  • Darlene Robbins
    340 Hawkins Lane
    Kingsport, TN 37663
    Sponsor: Mary Sparks
  • Amy Yoho
    141 South Fork Drive
    Louisa, VA 23093
    Sponsor: Karen Moureaux
  • Jennifer Thompson
    800 55th Street
    Altoona, PA 16601
    Sponsor: Michelle Olsen

6.14. 2005 National Specialty – Denise Teal and Linda Koutsky

  • The 2005 Performance Titled Fun Match is all ready to go. Judith Menown has offered a herding crook as a Best in Match trophy work is being done getting the web page and the General Information booklet updated to reflect this new trophy
  • Minor jobs are filled. Still in need of a Chief Ring Steward, Master Course Builder for Agility.
  • Premium going to final review. General Information booklet just about ready for print.

6.15. ROM – Nancy Keller
Ann and Nancy are almost done uploading the ROM information to the website. Additional information from Nancy Keller is needed before it can be completed

6.16. Versatility & Awards – Tracy Sengupta

  • Tracy resigning effective June 2005
  • Job description has been posted on the website.

6.17. Website – Ann Shaw

6.17.1. Web Host Transfer

  • Web host transfer to godaddy.com is completed and old service has been cancelled. There was a great deal of difficulty with the domain name ownership transfer. Helen Phillips ended up getting it done for us. There will be a significant monthly savings, so it was well worth the effort. Michele has been sent all the web related passwords and company contact information
  • BCSA domain name has been renewed with Network Solutions for two years at a cost of $8.75 per year.
  • Updated and New Pages
    Completed 2005 National Specialty pages
    Updated all Specialty pages with logo and Purina Tag line
    Updated Policies page
    Updated and added pages to the Herding Program information section
    Added Permanent Border Collie Registration updates page
    Added ROM Program pages supplied by Lisa Pruka
    Added AKC Registration Application Color/Marking Group discussion pages
  • Other
    Resized graphics/photo to reduce page load time
    Created BC head icon from logo
    Created buttons for BC head icon, ACE logo, AKC Health logo and Specialty categories
    Removed unused Club Form page link
    Repaired broken links resulting from server change
    Changed colors in all navigation bars to match color on page header
    Message Board set up for members to comment on the Stud Book issue
    Web forms revised so that applicants can enter information, print and mail
    Memorial page added
    Broken links researched and repaired

7. Old Business

7.1. 2005 National Specialty: Denise Teal & Linda Koutsky

  • All judges are posted on the BCSA website. Still missing bios and photos from some of them.
    Tracking is still not on the AKC website
  • Questions about shirts resolved and order forms done
  • Megan Harrison contacted a jeweler who is donating a piece of breed specific jewelry as a red raffle item.

7.2. 2006 National Specialty

  • Chris Walkowicz approved by last Board for Conformation, under contract
  • The Board discussed what our criteria should be in the selection Herding Judges:
    Ideal: Adv title in B course or runs dogs in an advanced level in another venue
    Ideal: HC off of A or B course
    Required: minimum experience of having judged 15-20 AKC trials.
    Required: B course judges must have judged a minimum of 8-10 B course trials in the past.
    Required: For duck judges, must have earned a title on ducks.
    Ideal: they should have experience running Border Collies.
  • General resume questions:
    1. How many years have they been judging? How many trials and in what venues?
    2. What venues do they compete in and with what breed(s)? What major accomplishments have they achieved in competition?
    3. How many years have they been competing? Do they currently compete, and if not, when did they stop?
    4.Recommendations or referrals from other clubs who liked working with them

Motion was made by Denise Teal, seconded by Sally Davis to ask the Judges Selection Process Committee to submit additional suggestions for Sweepstakes and Sunday Conformation. All approved.

7.3. CEA Issue

  • Lisa Pruka sent a draft to Michelle of a Gazette article. Michelle reviewed and suggested redlines.
  • An article has appeared in Borderlines on the issue.
  • First report from Optigen was received, but it only contained final counts of results, which wasn’t what the Health Committee was expecting. They can be published in the Borderlines and the website anyway

7.4. ACE Project

  • Shirt sales still coming in via the website. They have generated quite a few “my dog has epilepsy and …” emails, so it is succeeding in raising the awareness of the study.
  • Lisa Gross from the Piedmont club is taking a box of shirts to sell at their Specialty and is also organizing a blood draw for affected dogs and relatives. Liz from the university told her that they were no longer interested in large numbers of samples.
  • Laura Tomaszewski offered to sell shirts at some upcoming agility trials and she was sent a few dozen
    Pat Carlton from California taking a box to sell at their specialty

8. New Business

8.1. Membership
Gift for early renewal as was done last year.

8.2. AKC Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations
It was decided that BCSA will not nominate anyone this year

8.3. AKC ACE Nominations
E-Mail being sent via BCSA Announce regarding nominations

8.4. Borderlines Photo Submission. Permission and Return Policy
Policy on photos to be changed to only accept scanned electronic copies or duplicates and photo will no longer be returned.

8.5. Herding Advisory Committee
Next HAC will be convened in the near future. Claudia has requested that BCSA send the AKC a letter asking for some changes in format, Laura will draft a letter to be sent.

8.6. Specialties
Specialty judges to be contacted to see if they want pictures of winners sent to them.

8.7. Suggestion Box Submissions
Suggestion that article in Borderlines be printed sequentially, without so many page jumps.

8.8. Barbara Handler Memorial
The Board decided to make it a one year trophy for obedience

9. Date of Next Board Meeting
Next regular Board Meeting: Monday, July 11, 2005 at 5:30 PM Pacific Time.

Adjournment Motion:
8:11 PM Pacific Time by motion to adjourn by Joyce Norris, second Laura Wright

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Hagstrand, Recording Secretary


JUNE 2005 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

No meeting.


JULY 11, 2005 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Members Present: Michelle Olsen • Joyce Norris • Kelly Hagstrand • Beth Bartholomew • Sally Davis • Denise Teal • Wayne Koutsky•Janet Lewis Member Absent: Laura Wright

Call to Order: 5:30 PM Pacific Time by Michelle Olsen

1. Recording Secretary’s Report: Kelly Hagstrand

1.1. Approval of minutes of last board meeting
Minutes of last board meeting approved unanimously in Motion 2005-8

2. Corresponding Secretary’s Report: Laura Wright

2.1. Correspondence Received

  • Received notification from the AKC that Tracking event #2005507011 and Tracking Excellent event #2005507022 are approved. The date for these events is listed for Sunday, October 9th, the closing date is Wednesday, August 31st and the show secretary is Derek Pattison.
  • Received a letter from the Piedmont Border Collie Association thanking us for our donation towards their Regional Specialty. They applied the funds toward the Versatile BC Award, High Combined in Courses A and B and the General Trophy Fund.
  • Received a copy of the KBCA Bluegrass Classic catalog and a letter thanking us for our support.
  • Received an AKC memo regarding the February 2005 changes to clusters and back-to-back shows. A very brief summary is that they will not longer approve clusters that are more than 5 consecutive days unless the site is determined to have “exceptional site capabilities”.
  • Received an AKC memo regarding General Procedures to follow for Rally Trials.
  • Received an AKC memo regarding use of motorized vehicles at AKC events. Clubs can restrict the use of motorized vehicles at their events but they may only do so if they are still in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws.
  • Received an AKC memo regarding dogs disqualified by event committees in accordance with Ch. 11, Section 15. This memo details the steps that the Events Committee is to take, if necessary, to disqualify a dog and also a copy of the form to be used.
  • Received an AKC memo regarding the contractual requirements for commercial filming and/or electronic transmission of its approved events.
  • Denise Teal received the first progress report on our epilepsy grant from CHF. They are still in the sample collection phase. Initial work supports their hypothesis that 2 independent recessive loci participate in causing epilepsy in Vizslas. Report will be published in Borderlines.
  • AKC sent a letter requesting the BCSA’s most current membership list be sent to them electronically in an Excel worksheet. Kathy Sours took care of this.

3. Treasurer’s Report: Wayne Koutsky

3.1. Account Balances

Checking:   $2,253
Savings:    $56,543
Health:   $3,130
Rescue:   $15,877

3.2. Operating Budget
Budget is complete and Wayne will forward to Board after a final review.

3.3. 2005 Specialty Income/Expenses
Income: $1,355
Expense: $4,890

4. Interim Business Transacted by US Mail
No mail exchanged in the last preceding two months

5. Interim Business Transacted by E-Mail

5.1. Motion 2005-07
Motion: Motion to approve request by Terri Clingerman to increase the trophy allocations for the Specialty from $2,000 to $2,500 for this year
Motion Made By: Joyce Norris
Seconded: Denise Teal
In Favor: Unanimous

5.2. Motion 2005-08
Motion: Motion to approve the May Board Meeting minutes
Motion Made by: Kelly Hagstrand
Second: Denise Teal
In Favor: Unanimous

5.3. New Members Approved via E-Mail
Robert C. Ewing
718 Laurelwood Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403
Sponsor: Becky LaSpina

Casey Palmer
228 W. Main Street
Groton, MA 01450
Sponsor: Patricia Kallen

Susan Abrams
16300 W. Simmons Road
Edmond, OK 73003
Sponsor: Robin Penland

Laura Donaldson
622 W. Dryden Road
Freevile, NY 13068
Sponsor: Lisa Pruka

6. Committee Business

6.1. Advertising Manager: Colleen Backus

  • Colleen researched the cost of placing an ad in Dog World, Dog Fancy, Dog and Kennel, Bark, Front & Finish and Clean Run. Motion was made by Denise Teal and seconded by Joyce Norris to place a Breeder box ad in Dog World magazine and evaluate the response in six months. All approved.
  • BCSA is waiting from a response from the U.S. Australian Shepherd club to see if they would be interested in working together with BCSA on advertising the epilepsy study, since both clubs are funding the same study.

6.2. AKC Delegate: Janet Lewis
Janet reported on the topics discussed at the last delegate’s meeting

6.3. BCSA Announce and Suggestion Box: Nancy Little

  • As of July 6th, 2005, there are 326 subscribers to BCSA Announce.
  • There have been three messages received in the Suggestion Box since May 11, 2005.
  • Ann Shaw (Webmaster) has tied the BCSA web site to the suggestion box to make it easier for members to make suggestions, complaints, compliments, or comments with a form. It is hoped members will take the opportunity to use it to pass along suggestions to the club.

6.4. Color Committee – Sandra Lindenmuth

  • The AKC has implemented the new color/markings on the registration slips. Inquired about changing the colors on papers of dogs already registered. AKC's reply is that they can change the color on AKC records for no charge and if they want a new registration certificate with the new color on it the cost is $15.00 for the new certificate.
  • We are currently working on a description for each of the colors/markings on the new registration slips and gathering pictures to illustrate same.
  • Next project is to study and develop a proposal to possibly change the Open conformation class color divisions. Our foundation documents with AKC allow for us to divide the class(es) so this would not be an issue with the AKC. Sandra will be asked to do another membership survey on the subject.

6.5. General Education – Donna Mallory

  • Committee member Laura Donaldson prepared a brochure called “Should You Adopt or Buy A Border Collie?”.
  • Donna Mallory is working on a companion piece that offers potential owners a list of considerations and questions to answer before acquiring a puppy. This will be a general piece that would apply to any purchase of a dog.
  • A third project is to put together a list of “talking points” for members to have at hand for “meet the breed” type events. We hope this will increase the consistency of information being offered about the Border Collie.

6.6. Heath – Lisa Pruka

  • Lisa submitted an informational article on CEA from the committee to be printed in the Gazette
  • Lisa sent a link to the Board that explained the new ISDS rules regarding eye testing and registration http://www.isds.org.uk/services/eyetests/rules.htm

6.7. Historian – Karen Herceg
Kelly still needs to set up a time for a meeting with the AKC.

6.8. Juniors – Mary Beth Overmyer & Linda Follis
Items from the BCSA Store to be used in the gift bags to be given to the Juniors attending the Parade of Champions at the Specialty.

6.9. Membership – Kathy Sours
The following new members were approved at the meeting:

6.10. Versatility & Awards – Tashia Lund

  • The following awards were mailed out by Tracy Sengupta in May: 8 V, 7 VX, 1 VCH, 1 CHX. Tracy has one application waiting to be processed and it is the only application received since sending out the last batch.
  • Records will be transferred to Tashia Lund who is taking over from Tracy Sengupta

6.11. Website: Ann Shaw

6.11.1. Updated and New Pages: Specialty

  • Advertising and Catalog Central has been updated with labels for ad submission and order form for catalog.
  • Fun & Games page was added.
  • Suggested Specialty Judges page updated and clickable alphabet was added to make page navigation easier.
  • Added 60 Weave Pole Challenge page.

6.11.2. Other

  • ROM: Lisa Pruka completed the majority of the ROM section and there are now (189 pages/659 graphics) on the web. Lisa will have posted to Announce.
  • Suggestion Box: Set up form for members to submit suggestions, comments, complaints and compliments.
  • Rescue Grant Application: Updated page and set up updated on-line application as well as PDF form to download.

7. Old Business

7.1. 2005 National Specialty: Denise Teal & Linda Koutsky

  • All judges are posted on the BCSA website, with bios and photos
  • Tracking is now fully approved
  • Premium lists have been mailed and posted on the website
  • Open date for all events is July 15th. If events fill, it will be posted on Announce
  • All major volunteer positions have been filled. Smaller jobs still need to be filled.
  • A new event, the 60 Weave Pole Challenge event has been added.

7.2. 2006 National Specialty

  • Chris Walkowicz approved by last Board for Conformation, under contract
  • Lisa and Kat have been advertising for volunteers. No word on any responses.
  • Herding judges Dana Mackenzie, Susan Abrams and Bob Dias have confirmed that they are available to judge. A motion was made by Denise Teal and seconded by Wayne Koutsky to approve these people as Herding judges at the 2006 Specialty. All approved.
  • Motion made by Wayne Koutsky, seconded by Beth Bartholomew to approve Janet Lewis to judge Obedience. All approved.
  • Motion made by Joyce Norris and seconded by Denise Teal to approve Mike Lappin to judge Agility. All approved.
    The Board will ask that more research be done on the recently presented Conformation judges.

7.3. Borderlines
Beth Bartholomew is continuing researching different publishers

7.4. Membership Renewal Incentive
500 “clip pens” ordered and received by Kathy Sours. They are white colored with black logo and club name. These will be given out to the members who renew early.

7.5. CEA Issue
Lisa Pruka submitted an informational article on CEA from the Health Committee to be printed in the AKC Gazette.

7.6. ACE Project

  • Lisa Gross sold 16 ACE T-Shirts at the Piedmont Club specialty and will continue to sell them at upcoming events and drew blood from 13 dogs to sub
  • Drew blood from 13 dogs to submit to study
  • JMS Ventures (dog equipment vendor) donated $146 worth of item for a raffle to benefit ACE project. Club collected almost $200 in proceeds.
  • PBCA collected checks paid to them and will send on consolidated check to Wayne for ACE proceeds.
    Following people have boxes of shirts to sell at their local events: Lisa Gross (Piedmont Club), Pat Charlton (LA Club), Laura Tomaszewki, Missi Rolland, Denise Teal. Michelle Olsen has the remainder that are being sold via the website.
  • Initial order was for 500 shirts. 16 sold from website, 150 given to Denise Teal for agility trial sales (sold 11), 26 given to Joyce Norris, 92 given to Missi Roland, 26 given to Laura Tomaszewki, 100 given to Piedmont, 29 to Pat Charlton and 62 are left at Michelle Olsen’s house.

8. New Business

8.1. Canine Health Foundation: Bob Tainsh Donor Advised Fund

  • Letter received from AKC CHF explaining that a mistake was made in allocation of funds originally donated by Dr. Bob Tainsh. Upon receiving a thank-you acknowledgement for the funds spent on the epilepsy grant #266, Dr. Tainsh contacted the CHF and requested them to review the original wording of the fund’s intent. Upon review, it was determined that the funds had actually been named “Border Collie Health Foundation” and were a “Donor Advised Fund” (DAF) which means that Dr. Tainsh is the one who determines how they are spent, not BCSA. [Note that this was not BCSA’s error: the CHF had informed us a few years ago that this money was in our club’s name and could be spent as the BCSA board determined.] Due to the error on CHF’s part, they will not subtract the $5,000 epilepsy funds from Dr. Tainsh’s DAF but instead will take that out of BCSA’s fund balance.
  • As of June 30th, DD DiLalla, Executive Director of the AKC CHF reported via a phone conversation with Michelle that BCSA has $7,050 left in our own account, after subtraction of the $5,000 allocation to grant #266. Our own funds have come from the Purina Parent Club Partnership program and private donations, which are not disclosed.

8.2. BCSA Herding Instinct Certification Program
There was recently a request for information on how to submit a video for the BCSA Herding Instinct Certificate. It is time to re-evaluate this program. The reason the BCSA originally started offering video certification was due to the fact that our BL advertising policy requires it, and we needed to be sure it was possible for people to have access to a method for certification if there was no test local to them. The video program itself has been underutilized in the past several years. Subject was discussed, but further discussions were tabled.

8.3. Herding Entry Drawing Issue
A question was raised asking the following question:
If herding entries fill on the first day, can/will we in the future have a random drawing to make it fair between all of the envelopes that arrived on that day? Versus trying to ascertain which envelopes arrived first and possibly gambling on delivery times/proximity of the various carriers? Is there a fair way to fill the slots in this case? This scenario would only apply to the situation where entries filled on the first day; otherwise the normal first-come, first-served system would apply up until some other date of entry fill. The rules are not clear on what kind of lottery drawings a club can hold regarding spots. It was decided to contact the AKC to see what our options are in regards to this issue. This would be for the 2006 National Specialty.

8.4. Rally Obedience Concerns
Wayne and Janet explained the recent talk of a separation of the AKC Rally classes from the AKC Obedience Trial. The current rule is that a club cannot have Rally without having Obedience classes. Discussion regarding whether BCSA should submit a letter to the AKC against such a change. Further action was tabled.

8.5. AKC Canine Health Foundation Parent Club Conference
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Parent Club Conference will be held in St. Louis October 21-23 (the weekend after the BCSA specialty). Hotel and meals are paid for; travel expenses are not. The deadline for registering is August 15th. Lisa Pruka will be asked if she is interested in attending.

8.6. Electronic Voting

  • The Board is experiencing delays with our current method of electronic voting. Current bylaws wording on voting options for the board:
  • Between meetings business and voting may occur by mail, by FAX, or by electronic media including, but not restricted to, electronic mail and electronic meeting, providing that all Board members have access to and agree to use the chosen media, and that they use a password developed by the Board in order to verify that they are, in fact, eligible Board members. In order to ensure that Board members are receiving communications appropriately, each message sent must be responded to by the receiving Board member. Items voted upon by telephone must be confirmed in writing within 7 days to the Recording Secretary.
  • After discussing different options available, a motion was made by Joyce Norris, seconded by Denise Teal to use the Yahoo Groups Poll feature.

8.7. Education Committee Brochure
Laura Donaldson prepared a brochure called “Should You Adopt or Buy A Border Collie?”. After review by the Board, motion made by Denise Teal and seconded by Sally Davis to approve the brochure as written and put it on the website. All approved.

8.8. St. Louis Herding Club Donation
A motion was made by Denise Teal and seconded by Beth Bartholomew to donate $25.00 for Highest Scoring Border Collie for sheep, for cattle, and for ducks. This would be $75.00 for each day, $150.00 for both. All approved

8.9. PAWS Legislation
Board discussed the recent PAWS bill that the AKC is supporting. The Board resolved to take no action on this matter at this time.

9. Date of Next Board Meeting
Next regular Board Meeting: Monday, September 12, 2005 at 5:30 PM Pacific Time.

Adjournment Motion:
8:20 PM Pacific Time by motion to adjourn by Wayne Koutsky, second Sally Davis

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Hagstrand, Recording Secretary


AUGUST 2005 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

No meeting.


SEPTEMBER 12, 2005 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Members Present: Michelle Olsen • Joyce Norris • Kelly Hagstrand • Beth Bartholomew (joined at 6:45 PM) • Sally Davis • Denise Teal • Wayne Koutsky

Call to Order: 5:30 PM Pacific Time by Michelle Olsen

1. Recording Secretary’s Report: Kelly Hagstrand

1.1. Approval of minutes of last board meeting
Minutes of last board meeting approved unanimously in Motion 2005-10

2. Corresponding Secretary’s Report: Laura Wright

2.1. Correspondence Received

  • Michele received approval letters from the AKC for the February Agility Trial.
  • AKC Show & Trial Manual received.
  • E-Mail received from Kelly Whiteman regarding KTBC holding a 50/50 raffle at the Specialty to benefit AKC CAR.
  • Letter from Sharon Savage requesting a rescue grant in the amount of $460.00 for dogs she rescued from a puppy mill. Laura made the motion to approve, Sally seconded. All in favor.

3. Treasurer’s Report: Wayne Koutsky

3.1. Account Balances

Checking: $150.00
Savings:  $53,869
Health:  $3,190
Rescue: $15,877

3.2. Operating Budget
Budget is complete and Wayne will forward to Board shortly.

3.3. 2005 Specialty Income/Expenses

Income:  $5,523
Expense:  $10,930

3.4. 2005 Finance Committee Review
Wayne will send a copy of the 990 form to Beth for review

3.5. Rescue Fund
The fund is getting large and there have been few grant requests during the last few years. Denise suggested Michelle write an article for Borderlines explaining the Rescue Fund.

4. Interim Business Transacted by US Mail
No mail exchanged in the last preceding two months.

5. Interim Business Transacted by E-Mail

5.1. Motion 2005-09
Motion: Motion to approve Claudia Frank as appointed delegate to replace Janet Lewis who is resigning after the September meeting
Motion Made By: Denise Teal
Seconded: Laura Wright
In Favor: Unanimous

5.2. Motion 2005-010
Motion: Motion to approve the July Board Meeting minutes
Motion Made by: Kelly Hagstrand
Second: Denise Teal
In Favor: Unanimous

5.3. Motion 2005-011
Motion: Motion to approve George Vukich as the Sunday Conformation judge for the 2006 National Specialty
Motion Made by: Denise Teal
Second: Beth Bartholomew
In Favor: Unanimous

5.4. Motion 2005-012
Motion: Motion to approve Pat Krause as Obedience judge for the 2006 Specialty
Motion Made by: Denise Teal
Second: Wayne Koutsky
In Favor: Unanimous

5.5. Motion 2005-013
Motion: Motion to approve the grant request from Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue
Motion Made by: Beth Bartholomew
Second: Denise Teal
In Favor: Unanimous

5.6. Motion 2005-014
Motion: Motion to approve Joan Graber as the 2006 National Specialty Sweepstakes judge
Motion Made by: Wayne Koutsky
Second: Denise Teal
In Favor: Unanimous

5.7. Motion 2005-015
Motion: Motion to approve Diane Propst to judge Rally Obedience at the 2006 National Specialty
Motion Made by: Denise Teal
Second: Beth Bartholomew
In Favor: Unanimous

5.8. Motion 2005-016
Motion: Motion to donate $500 from the BCSA General Fund to the AKC to help with animal rescue efforts following Hurricane Katrina
Motion Made by: Denise Teal
Second: Sally Davis
In Favor: Four
Opposed: One

5.9. New Members Approved via E-Mail

  • Angel Duffy
    Sponsor: Sonia McGrail
  • Joan Kurlander
    Sponsor: Nancy Gagliardi Little
  • Lee K. Levy II
    Sponsor: Ronni DeLay
  • Renea & Michael Windley
    Sponsor: Sandra Lindenmuth

6. Committee Business

6.1. Advertising Manager: Colleen Backus

  • Colleen was asked to place a 6 month “boxed ad” in the Border Collie section of the classifieds directing people to the BCSA website for education. Website counter will be monitored to determine if there is any increased traffic due to the ad. Michelle to contact Colleen for an update.
  • Australian Shepherd club to be contacted regarding a joint effort on the epilepsy project advertising. If no interest, than BCSA should consider doing ads on it’s own.

6.2. AKC Gazette Columnist: Gerianne Darnell
The next Gazette column will feature a guest column by Lisa Pruka regarding the new CEA test that is available.

6.3. AKC Open Registration (Stud Book) Project: Denise Teal
Michelle will send a thank you note to the AKC Board of Directors for their support and to the AKC delegate who supported us at the Delegate’s meeting.

6.4. BCSA Announce and Suggestion Box: Nancy Little

  • As of September 6, 2005, there are 330 subscribers to BCSA_Announce
  • There have been 4 messages received in the Suggestion Box since July 6th, 2005.
  • Suggestion was made for Nancy to have a back-up moderator on BCSA Announce to cover in for her in case of an emergency absence. Yvonne Anderson has agreed to by Nancy’s back-up.

6.5. Borderlines: Lisa Ochoa
Karen Herceg e-mail address has to be updated in Borderlines since Karen maintains the breeder referral list. They will not have her new e-mail unless they check the website.

6.6. Breeder Referral: Karen Herceg
In addition to adding members that want to be listed in the directory, Karen has been fielding and replying to requests for breeder inquiries. She asks the breeders that are listed to remember that this is your opportunity to educate people who are interested in Border Collies.

6.7. Color Committee – Sandra Lindenmuth

  • Sandra has asked to publish a member website survey on the breed ring color division issue and then will make a proposition to the Board.
  • Sandra is still in the process of collecting pictures of dogs of color with different markings, etc. to use on the website.

6.8. General Education – Donna Mallory

  • Committee member Laura Donaldson prepared a brochure called “Should You Adopt or Buy A Border Collie?”.
  • Donna Mallory is working on a companion piece to the first brochure (“Should You Adopt or Buy A Border Collie”) that offers potential owners a list of considerations and questions to answer before acquiring a puppy. This will be a general piece that would apply to any purchase of a dog.
  • Kathy Williford has joined the committee.

6.9. Heath – Lisa Pruka
Lisa asked if the BCSA would pay for supplies in relation to the testing at the Specialty. BCSA will pay for the supplies.

6.10. Heath & Rescue Foundation: Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell
Lois Rifner has offered to join the committee.

6.11. Historian – Karen Herceg
A list of all previous winners of the past National Specialties, including Herding (HIT), Janet Larson Memorial Trophy, Conformation (BOB) Obedience (HIT & HC), Obedience Invitational winners and Agility (1st Places) have been complied and sent to Claudia Frank for inclusion in the Specialty catalog.

6.12. Juniors – Mary Beth Overmyer & Linda Follis

  • The Overmyers are not attending the Specialty
  • There may be no juniors attending the Specialty so the gift bags may not be needed.

6.13. Membership – Kathy Sours
The following new members were approved at the meeting:

  • Catherine Zinsky
    Sponsor: Louise Meredith
  • April Bruce
    Sponsor: Lesley Early
  • Mary B. Green
    Sponsor: Kimberly Sykes
  • Leida Jones
    Sponsor: Sandra Lindenmuth
  • Luis & Jennifer Rivera
    Sponsor: Sharon Savage

6.14. Website: Ann Shaw

6.14.1. Updated and New Pages:

  • Counters added to both the home page and 2005 Specialty Central pages.
  • Announcements and Entry Status pages added to the Specialty section.
  • Specialty Trophy pages added.
  • Past National Specialty Winners pages added.
  • Herding Central article added.

7. Old Business

7.1. 2005 National Specialty: Denise Teal & Linda Koutsky

  • Final trophy list submitted. Conformation trophies the least funded of all the venues.
  • Someone who has not seen the documents before and is familiar with the venue should do proofreading next year for Premium and other paperwork.
  • Tracking test cancelled due to conflict with the site. Tracking test conflicts are a common occurrence.
  • Sign language volunteer still needed. Another posting will be put on BCSA_Announce.
  • All major volunteer positions have been filled. Smaller jobs still need to be filled day of show.

7.2. 2006 National Specialty

  • Rally, chaired by Judy Jergens, is tentatively scheduled for Friday after the Obedience Invitational.
  • Someone interested in doing the logo has contacted Lisa.
  • Lisa and Kat have been advertising for volunteers. No word on any responses.
  • Mike Lappin as accepted as Agility judge. Contract is pending.
  • Janet Lewis and Pat Krause have accepted as Obedience judges. Contracts are pending.
  • Joan Graber has been approve to judge Sweepstakes.
  • George Vukich has accepted to judge Sunday Conformation.
  • The Board will ask that more research be done on the recently presented Conformation judges.
  • Motion made by Wayne Koutsky, seconded by Sally Davis to book Richard and Sharon Wood as Obedience judges for the 2007 Specialty. All approved.
  • Motion made by Denise Teal, seconded by Beth Bartholomew to approved Joy Sebastian to judge Herding.

7.3. Membership Renewal

  • Membership renewal went smoothly last year with only a few not rejoining. The early renewal incentive seemed to help some to renew early and BCSA is repeating it this year. BCSA_Announce notices also help. This should lessen the number of Due Bills sent out in December and postcards in January.
  • Kathy will bring membership renewal forms and this year’s early renewal incentive to the specialty.

7.4. Herding Advisory Committee
Letter was sent to the AKC at Claudia Frank’s request regarding the selection of the committee members.

7.5. 2004 Specialty Win Photos
Still waiting for CD from Lisa Ochoa so Ann can post on the website and also send a win shot to one of the judges who requested a copy.

7.6. ACE Project

  • Following people have boxes of shirts to sell at their local events: Lisa Gross (Piedmont Club), Pat Charlton (LA Club), Laura Tomaszewki, Missi Rolland, Denise Teal, Joyce Norris. Michelle Olsen has one box that are being sold via the website.
  • All the boxes will be shipped to the host hotel mid-September. Order form has been removed from the website to handle any remaining orders.
  • Pricing on the shirts to be lowered to $10.00 as an incentive.

7.7. BCSA Herding Instinct Certification Program
Claudia asked that the option of allowing people to use VHS taped training sessions as herding instinct tests be discontinued. The requests for this were minimal. People qualified to do a herding instinct evaluation are more readily available that in the past. The Program information and the forms are post on the website. Motion made by Denise to discontinue VHS taped training session, seconded by Joyce. All approved.

7.8. Herding Entry Lottery Drawing Issue
Michelle e-mailed the AKC after the previous BCSA Board Meeting. No response as of yet.

7.9. AKC Canine Health Foundation Parent Club Conference
Registration deadline was August 15th. Lisa declined to attend and suggested Yvonne Anderson, who was not available. The deadline was missed but Michelle is going to check to see if it is still possible to register at this late date.

7.10. Electronic Voting
New method is working out very well. However, the motion number and the name of the person making the motion should be included in the header.

8. New Business

8.1. September Membership Applications
Motion was made by Beth Bartholomew to accept, Wayne seconded. All approved.

  • Catherine Zinsky
    Sponsor: Louise Meredith
  • April Bruce
    Sponsor: Lesley Early
  • Mary B. Green
    Sponsor: Kimberly Sykes
  • Leida Jones
    Sponsor: Sandra Lindenmuth
  • Luis & Jennifer Rivera
    Sponsor: Sharon Savage

8.2. BCSA AKC Delegate
Janet Lewis resigned as the BCSA Delegate effective after the September Delegates meeting. Per the BCSA By-Laws, the Board has appointed Claudia Frank as her replacement. Claudia’s credentials have been submitted to the AKC and hopefully will be approved in time for the January meeting.

8.3. AKC Meet the Breeds Booth at AKC Eukanuba Invitational
BCSA will cover the RV parking space expense for Laura and Sandra to stay for the weekend to host the booth.

8.4. Mid-Atlantic BC Rescue Funds Request
Mid-Atlantic BC Rescue’s requested $382.80 from the rescue fund to cover the cost of moving their website. It was approved and a check was sent.

8.5. Versatility Program CERF Requirement
A member raised the question of whether we’d still want to keep this requirement considering that DNA testing is available for CEA. Since there are still other eye diseases an exam could catch, it was decided to keep this requirement.

8.6. Herding Recognition Ideas
A suggestion was made by Claudia Frank for a Versatile Stockdog Award. The award would be for a Border Collie that is an AKC Herding Champion, either a AHBA Champion or an ASCA WCH and also have at least 5 USBCHA Sanctioned Open trial point. The owner of the dog would apply for the award, supplying verification. The Board decided to poll the membership for a name and type of trophy. Cost for the trophy would be no more than $100.00. They would also be mentioned in Borderlines.

8.7. Privacy Issues of New Members
A new member brought to the Board’s attention that doing a search via Google on her name, produced her address, phone and e-mail address from out minutes being posted on the web. She requested this removed. It was decided the members name only be posted in the copy of the minutes that go onto the website. Other members can get the information in Borderlines.

8.8. Suggestion Box Submissions

  • Emily Czapek to have Rally Obedience at the 2006 Specialty.
  • Lisa Weeks had suggestion on the Specialty Judge selection process including ideas from other clubs. Message was forwarded to Robin’s committee.
  • Jacqueline Hoye and Sharon Grech expressed disappointment about the cancellation of the Tracking Test.

9. Date of Next Board Meeting
Next regular Board Meeting: Monday, November 7, 2005 at 5:30 PM Pacific Time.

Adjournment Motion:
8:05 PM Pacific Time by motion to adjourn by Wayne Koutsky, second Sally Davis

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Hagstrand, Recording Secretary


OCTOBER 12, 2005 - AGM - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

 I. Quorum:

  1. Needed 109 members for 20% quorum required by bylaws to hold annual meeting.
  2. There was no quorum, so “town hall” style meeting was conducted instead.

II. For the Good of the Order: thanks to all who have contributed to making the 2005 National Specialty a success!!!

III. Introductions to 2005-06 Board of Directors

  1. President: Michelle Olsen
  2. Vice President: Joyce Norris
  3. Corresponding Secretary: Kelly Lee Hagstrand (not in attendance)
  4. Recording Secretary: Laura Wright (not in attendance)
  5. Treasurer: Wayne Koutsky
  6. Board Member at Large: Beth Bartholomew (not in attendance)
  7. Board Member at Large: Sally Davis
  8. Past President: Denise Teal
  9. New AKC Delegate: Claudia Frank (pending credential approval) (not in attendance)
  10. Thank you to past Delegate Janet Lewis, who had to resign recently. (not in attendance)

IV. Corresponding Secretary’s Report (not in attendance)

V. Recording Secretary’s Report (not in attendance)

VI. Treasurer’s Report

  1. Wayne Koutsky didn’t have the account balances handy due to being busy with specialty goings-on; referred everyone to regular board minutes for actual balances.

VII. President’s Report: Highlights from the Past Year

  1. AKC approval of our request for permanent acceptability of all the domestic herding registries: ABCA, NASDA, AIBC, and CBCA! (This is in addition to the normally accepted all-breed foreign registries and ISDS). This is wonderful news for keeping our stud book diverse and healthy. Thanks to Denise Teal & Michelle Olsen for their research & work on the proposal, and to Emily Czapek and Gerianne Darnell for eagle-eye editing.
  2. Abolish Canine Epilepsy “ACE” project
  • $6,000 donated to Dr. Patterson’s study so far
  • T-shirts sold as a fundraiser and to raise awareness
  • 26 new samples have been submitted to the study since last year (43 samples, 11 affected 1 year ago; now 69 samples, 17 affected)
  • Technical conference-style ACE informational poster submitted to AKC Canine Health Foundation conference
  1. Continued financial support for B course trials and Kentucky Bluegrass ISDS trial
  2. Website was up to almost 8,500 hits per month in August, serves as an information clearinghouse for our breed and club. Special thanks to Ann Shaw, our Webmaster.
  3. Health & Rescue Foundation: we have a new chair who has made fast progress on bringing this project to fruition. Thanks to Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell.
  4. First draft of a new health survey is complete, revisions under way, slated for the end of the year. Thanks to Yvonne Anderson.
  5. Rescue funding: have approved several grant requests for help for rescue groups, but we still have more money that is allocated for this purpose.
  6. Juniors program under way—recognizing Junior members in Borderlines, activity planned for Juniors at the national. Thanks to Mary Beth Overmyer & Linda Follis.
  7. Color list updated on BC registration slips to accurately list all possible colors and combinations. Thanks to Sandra Lindenmuth for all her research.
  8. ROM History posted on website, great pictorial and historical work. Thanks to Lisa Pruka and Nancy Keller.
  9. Judge suggestion list now posted on the website. New committee formed to review judge selection process—contact chair Robin Penland if you have ideas.
  10. Specialty host hotel research: Denise Teal did a comprehensive comparison shopping exercise last year to compare hotels in the area. We are back at the Best Western because of price, dog-friendliness and availability of conference rooms—no other nearby hotels could compare on all three counts.
  11. We have a BCSA representative attending the AKC Parent Club Health Conference in St. Louis next weekend (Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell, HRF chair)
  12. BCSA Sponsored all-breed agility trial in February—this year was first one, was a great success, so will be repeated in 2006. Thanks to Karen Herceg and Denise Teal for their work on this.

VIII. Committee Reports (click here to view year-end committee reports)

  1. Nineteen new committee positions filled this year- thanks to all who volunteered!
  2. Club Advertising Manager: Colleen Backus (not in attendance)
  3. AKC Gazette Columnist: Gerianne Darnell (not in attendance)
  4. Stud Book Committee: Denise Teal – no report since committee’s job is complete.
  5. BCSA Announce/Suggestion Box: Nancy Gagliardi-Little (not in attendance)
  6. BCSA Store & Fundraising: Nancie Mages – no report.
  7. Border Recorder: Kim Sykes (not in attendance)
  8. Borderlines: Lisa Ochoa (not in attendance)
  9. Breeder Referral: Karen Herceg (not in attendance)
  10. Color Committee: Sandra Lindenmuth – completed color list for registration form, no working on looking at the color divisions for conformation classes.
  11. Finance Committee: Beth Bartholomew (not in attendance)
  12. General Education Committee: Donna Mallory (not in attendance)
  13. Futurity Committee: Chair needed
  14. Health Committee: Lisa Pruka. Had good response for health clinics at the specialty this year, hope to have even more next year.
  15. Health & Rescue Foundation; Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell (not in attendance)
  16. Herding: Claudia Frank (not in attendance)
  17. Historian: Karen Herceg (not in attendance)
  18. Juniors: Mary Beth Overmyer & Linda Follis (not in attendance)
  19. Judges Education: Carolyn Herbel -- Held several judges education seminars over the past year, working on a new presentation.
  20. Judges Selection Procedure: Robin Penland – Committee was just formed mid-year, has started researching how other clubs do judge selection.
  21. Membership: Kathy Sours (not in attendance)
  22. 2005 National Specialty: Denise Teal & Linda Koutsky – nothing to report.
  23. 2006 National Specialty: Lisa Pruka & Kat Ferruzza – almost all judge selection is complete, now seeking committee chairs.
  24. Recruitment: Kim Baumgart (not in attendance)
  25. ROM Committee: Nancy Keller (not in attendance)
  26. Rescue: Sarah Ruckleshaus (not in attendance)
  27. Versatility & Awards: Tashia Lund (not in attendance)
  28. Website: Ann Shaw (not in attendance)

IX. Old Business: none from previous Annual Meeting

X. New Business: no topics were formally submitted by the 10/1 deadline.

  1. Blue Comment Cards: these were passed out for members to submit comments, suggestions, complaints etc. Judge suggestions require a member name, but any other suggestion does not. Two were received, both signed by Susane Hoffman. The first was judge suggestions (Nancy Lee Obermark, Robin Penland, Kent & Lori Herbel)—all of these judges are already on our list on the website. The other was to involve Carolyn Herbel in judge selection for conformation judges; this comment has been passed on to the judge selection committee.

 2005 YEAR END COMMITTEE REPORTS

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Members: Donna Mallory, Chair - Laura Donaldson, Tashia Lund, Kathy Williford. Sally Davis and Joyce Norris, Board Liaisons
     In the spring of 2005, Sally Davis passed the chairmanship of the General Education Committee to Donna Mallory. Since then, the committee has been reviewing and updating some of the information available to members and prospective Border Collie owners.
     At the August board meeting, the committee presented a new brochure written by committee member Laura Donaldson entitled “Should You Buy or Adopt a Border Collie?” The Board accepted and approved publication of the brochure, which is now available on the BCSA web site. The committee would encourage all members to print the brochure and offer it to anyone considering the Border Collie. It also will be a nice handout for use at Meet the Breed and other kennel club educational functions.
     Currently, the committee is working on a companion piece that offers potential owners a list of considerations and questions to answer before acquiring a puppy. This will be a general piece that would apply to any purchase or rescue of a dog.
     As always, the general education committee welcomes any suggestions or recommendations from members concerning educational materials or information they would like to have available or see on the web site. You may contact Donna Mallory by e-mail at wimzical@charter.net or by phone at 304-342-2515 or 304-552-1555
          Respectfully submitted, Donna Mallory, Chair - General Education Committee

VERSATILITY COMMITTEE
     The Versatility Committee has seen some changes this year. Tracy Sengupta has turned the committee over to me (Tashia Lund). I just got started in the Border Collie Society of America last year when I got my first show able Border Collie. I then decided that the best way to learn more about this wonderful breed was to join a committee; hence I became the Chairperson of the Versatility Committee.
     This year the Versatility Committee has awarded:
1 – Versatility Champion
7 – Versatility Excellent
13 – Versatility
3 – Champion Excellent
For a total of 24 Awards this year.
     Tashia L. Lund

BCSA ANNOUNCE - BCSA_Announce-owner@yahoogroups.com
Here were my goals for 2005:
     There are currently 289 subscribers to BCSA_Announce. We have 453 members at this time, so the percentage of subscribers is 64%. My goal this year is to get 70% of members on BCSA_Announce.
     At the last annual meeting in 2004, I reported that there were 269 subscribers from 470 voting members and 4 affiliates. As of September 30th, 2005 there are 333 subscribers to BCSA_Announce from approximately 472 voting members and 4 affiliates. That means that we have 70.5% members subscribed to BCSA_Announce.
     My goal for 2005 is to get 72% of our membership subscribed to BCSA_Announce.

BCSA SUGGESTION BOX
     In my last annual report in 2004 there were 23 messages sent to the BCSASuggestionBox@hotmail.com address. As of September 30th, 2005 there have been 16 messages sent to the BCSASuggestionBox@hotmail.com address.

NATIONAL SPECIALTY LIST  BCSA_2005_National-owner@yahoogroups.com
     I have created and maintained the 2005 National Specialty lists for the show chair and committee chairs.

          Nancy Gagliardi Little - Yvonne Anderson (backup)

HERDING COMMITTEE - Claudia Frank, Chair
Herding Instinct Certification Information
     While the HIC Program provides a wonderful way for people to become introduced to herding with their Border Collie it in fact tells little about the dogs’ natural instincts and ability to be trained to become a useful stock handler.
     Guidelines for the BCSA Herding Instinct Certification Program and the evaluation form are available on the BCSA web site under BCSA Programs and then Herding Central. The address is http://archive.bordercolliesociety.com/index_herd.htm
    
Change: Herding Instinct Certification By Video - The board voted to discontinue the herding instinct certification by video program. Reasons cited were lack of use and increase in local herding evaluators and instinct tests.
Herding Statistics
     1. The statistics for the AKC Trial Program Advanced Class (from AKC AWARDS BOOK) are published in each issue of the “Borderlines”. A volunteer is needed to produce the stats for the lower classes to appear in the “Borderlines”.
     2. All the past HIT winners of National Specialties will be published in the National Specialty Catalog and are now listed on the BCSA web site.
     3. A list of Triple Champions was received from the AKC and they have been printed in the "Borderlines" magazine and posted on the BCSA web site.
     4. The percentages of Border Collie participation in each class of the AKC Herding Program was published in the “Borderlines” and posted on the BCSA web site. These stats were also shared with Gordon Hildebrant, AKC Field Representative and Gerard Baudet, Chairman of the AKC Herding-Earthdog-Courseing Committee.
2006 AKC Herding Advisory Committee
     The AKC (Gordon Hildebrant) was contacted to find out about the next Herding Advisory Committee. Gordon stated that the structure would be the same as the last HAC. This would give all the AKC breeds, that are allowed to participate in the AKC Herding Program, the same vote. Since that structure was a real snafoo previously the BCSA needs to encourage the HAC to have more structure and to try to set up a voting system based on the breeds that participate and by how much of a percentage of the breeds are involved.
Herding Information
     Articles which provide herding information are periodically added to the BCSA web site under BCSA Programs – Herding Central.
New Award Requested from Board
     An award is being looked at that would honor dogs which have earned their AKC Herding Champion, either a AHBA Champion or an ASCA WCH and also have at least 5 cumulative USBCHA Sanctioned Open trial points. The owner would provide verification and apply for the award. The award would have a substantial value and the winner would be featured in the “Borderlines” magazine. The membership will be asked their opinion of such an award and to offer names for this award as well as what type of award would be given.
Another Possible Form of Recognition
     As ABCA will "deregister" Border Collies which earn AKC breed championships perhaps there could be something to acknowledge Border Collies which have good conformation but do not wish to endanger their ABCA registration. Example: earn 2 majors and 10 points at AKC breed shows. The Board felt this would impact very few people and that the majority of those that show in conformation don’t care if their dogs are de-registered.
Yearly Top Winners
     The BCSA recognizes the first place winners of the AKC herding Top 10 Overall, Top 10 Course B, Top 10 Ducks, and Top 10 Cattle for each year. Currently other than publication in “Borderlines” and on the BCSA web site there isn’t any other recognition for these honors. Opinions from the Membership would be appreciated as to whether these honors should receive more recognition. The Board would prefer a recognition of top working dogs that isn’t solely related to the number of times the dog is in competition.
Committee Goal
     The aim of this Committee is to keep the membership and Board focused on the fact that the Border Collies superior stock handling abilities is what defines the breed as different from other breeds. These bred in superb abilities also make them wonderful in other sports and ventures as well. The Border Collies is THE BEST STOCKDOG breed but many other breeds compete well in other doggie sports as well.
AKC Delegate
     Claudia Frank will be taking on the position of AKC Delegate as soon as approved by the AKC. In this position she will represent the BCSA at four yearly Delegate meetings and join the AKC Herding-Earthdog- Coursing Committee.

RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE - Plans for 2006
     “Embrace the Old and Welcome the New” will be the focus of our recruitment campaign for 2006. Our existing membership is the foundation for the direction of our club. Our recruitment strategy will be to solidify and strengthen our existing clubs while we sponsor and grown new clubs throughout the country.
     Our greatest asset is our wonderful dedicated members. From Coast to Coast, our current members will become the spring board to sponsor new clubs throughout the US. We are developing training packages that are two fold, addressing both growing existing clubs and new club sponsorship. The first part of the package will include information on recruiting new members and strengthening an existing club. The second part of the package will be a sponsorship package that will include the tools necessary to help form and support a new club in a neighboring area.
     We will be concentrating on the “Power of One”. Every member can make a difference. One member can be the catalyst to bring a new member to an existing club. One member can be the catalyst to spark interest in a new area to form a club. Each member of the organization is important and valuable. Education is the key. Members will be given the tools to talk to others about the organization and the benefits of joining.
     Being new to the organization and new to the position of Recruitment Chair, I will be looking to the experienced members for their support and input as we move forward. I can be contacted at any time via e-mail recruitment@bordercolliesociety.com or contacted by phone at 716-474-6273. I am looking for members to volunteer to assist me in the North West, South West, Mid West, North East and South East. By breaking up the country into zones, we can better monitor our growth and progress. Support is going to be a key issue. Volunteers will generally spend about 2 hours per month and the rewards will be endless. Be part of the action. Make a decision to volunteer today.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
     Membership renewal went smoothly last year with only a few not rejoining. The offer of an incentive seemed to influence some to renew early and with this in mind, we are offering a different incentive this year and looking for the same or better response. Placing notices in Announce also contributed to timely renewals. The incentive and notices should lessen the number of Due Bills sent out in December and postcards in January.
          Kathy Sours, BCSA Membership Chairman

COLOR COMMITTEE
Hi Joyce,
     Let's see, the color committee is busy collecting info to use to develop information on the colors for the BCSA website. We are also receiving pictures of dogs of color and with different markings, etc. to use on the website. Also working on a question forum for the membership concerning color divisions for the Open (only)conformation classes. It is in our original agreement with AKC and we can offer division of color.
     Summary of accomplishments for the book at the Specialty: Evaluated the selection of colors available on AKC registration slips. Made some additions to the selection available and was implemented by AKC.
          Thanks - Sandra Lindenmuth, Chair

JUNIORS PROGRAM
     There is going to be a junior recognition at the parade of champions this year at the Specialty. There will be a gift for each junior attending and they will also be featured in the catalog. WE only had two get their registration in on time and one that was just a day late so I sent it in and then three came really late so they were supposed to send it directly to Claudia. I have not gotten word as to whether they got to her in time to put in the catalog or not yet.
     There has been a junior featured in the Border lines for the last few issues but we are not getting many sent in so I don't think that there is going to be one in the next issue.
     We are still looking for ideas about what we should do for the juniors. It would be great to set up a scholarship fund but as of yet, we don't have any donors for that. It would also be great if we found someone that did not have a junior to work on this committee (or head it up) so that no one feels that anyone junior is getting special treatment.
          Thanks - , Mary Beth Overmyer, Chair

Breeder Referral Committee
     Along with adding members that want to be listed in the Breeder Referral Directory, I have been fielding and replying to requests for breeder inquiries from potential border collie buyers. I can appreciate the time that the breeders listed spend either on line or on the phone with buyers, because over time, I have received some pretty strange requests. Of those breeders listed in the Directory, please remember that this would be your opportunity to try to educate someone that is interested in border collies.

Historian
     A list of all previous winners of the past National Specialty, including herding (HIT), Janet Larson Memorial Trophy, conformation (BOB), obedience (HIT, HC), Obedience Invitational Winner, and agility (all first placements) has been compiled and sent to Claudia Frank for inclusion in the National catalog.

BCSA Agility Trial
     A BCSA-sponsored all-breed agility trial has been approved by the AKC.
This trial will be held indoors in Edinboro, PA, at Countryside Agility Training Center on Feb. 18 and 19, 2006. The judge for this event will be Uli Weinrich.
          Karen Herceg

Web Site Committee
     This has been a year of changes for the web site. I began helping Michelle Olsen with the web site the latter part of last year and took the entire site over this year. One of the major things we needed to change was the site's hosting firm. It didn't go as smoothly as we would have liked, but was successful and we're spending almost the same amount for three years as we used to for one year. I gave the site a new look and added automatic as well as printable forms to make it easy for folks to send information to various committees. The new look and ease of navigation has received a lot of positive input. Almost every section of the site has been updated and/or enhanced. I welcome your comments and suggestion for continuing to improve the BCSA web site.
     Respectfully submitted, Ann Shaw


NOVEMBER 7, 2005 - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Members Present: Michelle Olsen • Joyce Norris • Laura Wright • Kelly Hagstrand • Beth Bartholomew • Sally Davis • Denise Teal • Wayne Koutsky

Call to Order: 5:31 PM Pacific Time by Michelle Olsen

1. Recording Secretary’s Report: Kelly Hagstrand

1.1. Approval of minutes of last board meeting
Minutes of last board meeting approved unanimously in Motion 2005-20

2. Corresponding Secretary’s Report: Laura Wright

2.1. Correspondence Received

  • Michele received request from AKC for our next national specialty date so it could be published in a new special section in the Gazette. Response sent.
  • Michelle received information regarding an AKC-affiliated dog club insurance program that is open to all AKC affiliated dog clubs.
  • Duplicate letters about next year’s specialty from the AKC – approvals, etc.
  • Trial package with forms, etc from AKC for next year’s specialty.
  • Letter from the AKC regarding the reinstatement of the “Spotlight on Specialties” feature in the Gazette.
  • Annual dues notice letter from the AKC.
  • Annual letter from the AKC requesting a list of new officers and current membership list. Since BCSA does bi-yearly elections, there is no change in our officers. AKC will be informed.
  • Received notification from the AKC that Shawnee Jones and Chris Peach were suspended from AKC privileges following a disciplinary hearing at the Specialty

3. Treasurer’s Report: Wayne Koutsky

3.1. Account Balances

Checking:   $11,735
Savings:   $54,222
Health:   $3,189
Rescue:   $15,877

3.2. Operating Budget
Budget is done and will be forwarded to the Board this week for review.

3.3. 2005 Specialty Income/Expenses
Income: $55,297
Expense: $46,141
Almost all the expenses for the 2005 Specialty have been paid. Still awaiting the bill for the catalog.

3.4. 2005 Finance Committee Review
Wayne sent a copy of the 990 form to Beth (Finance Committee) for review. Beth reviewed and everything is fine.

4. Interim Business Transacted by US Mail
No mail exchanged in the last preceding two months.

5. Interim Business Transacted by E-Mail

5.1. Motion 2005-17
Motion: Motion to approve new member applications for October
Motion Made By: Denise Teal
Seconded: Sally Davis
In Favor: Unanimous

5.2. Motion 2005-018
Motion: Motion to approve additional new member applications for October
Motion Made by: Joyce Norris
Second:
In Favor: Unanimous

4.3. Motion 2005-019
Motion: Motion to approve Laura Tomaszewski & Sandra Lindenmuth as 2007 National Specialty chairs and for the event to be held at Purina Farms
Motion Made by: Denise Teal
Second: Laura Wright
In Favor: Unanimous

5.4. Motion 2005-020
Motion: Motion to approve the September Board Minutes
Motion Made by: Kelly Hagstrand
Second: Beth Bartholomew
In Favor: Unanimous

6. Committee Business

6.1. Advertising Manager: Colleen Backus

  • After some difficulties with customer service at Dog World, Colleen managed to get our ad set up. Payment is required before publication, so Colleen contacted Wayne to get this taken care of. The website will be monitored after the first ad starts in February 2006 to see if the BCSA website gets more traffic.
  • There was no response from the Australian Shepherd club regarding a joint effort on the epilepsy project advertising. Colleen is going to try another contact and try to find out the results, if any, of their ads.

6.2. AKC Delegate: Claudia Frank (pending AKC approval)
Claudia will be voted on at the January 2006 AKC Delegates meeting. If approved, her first official meeting will be March 2006

6.3. AKC Gazette Columnist: Gerianne Darnell
The next Gazette column will be about herding ducks

6.4. BCSA Announce and Suggestion Box: Nancy Little

  • As of October 26, 2005, there are 336 subscribers to BCSA_Announce
  • There have been 2 messages received in the Suggestion Box since September 6th, 2005.

6.5. BCSA Store Inventory and Orders: Nancie Mages
Nancie has asked that we search for a marketing/sales manager to help boost store sales. She would still take care of inventory, taking and orders and shipping. Ann Shaw has asked to put a job description on the website.

6.6. Border Recorder: Kim Sykes
Kim asked whether the Border Recorder should be kept in its current format. She has been talking to several people and to a few others at the Nationals and all agreed that they would not purchase a Border Recorder in part due to the ROM/ROMX being on the web site. Kim will be asked to ask for member input and preferred format via BCSA Announce.

6.7. Borderlines: Lisa Ochoa
Lisa is currently working on the November/December issue and it should be at the printer in the next week or so. Specialty results will be in the January/February issue.

6.8. Borderlines Advertising Manager: Kim Baumgart
Kim is soliciting more vendors to advertise in Borderlines. She sold two ads for the November/December issue and is working on more for the future.

6.9. Futurity Committee
Linda Dietrich talked to Michelle about volunteering for this. She is very familiar with how it is set up in the German Wirehaired club.

6.10. Heath – Lisa Pruka

  • 17 dogs (16 Border Collies and 1 Keeshond) were BAER tested at the Specialty and all were normal.
  • Blood was collected from 17 dogs for OptiGen testing. Thank you to Megan Harrison and Ronni DeLay for drawing blood for those interested in participating.
  • Next year we will schedule a CERF clinic.
  • Many compliments were received from people who have enjoyed reading articles about health topics in Borderlines.

6.11. Heath & Rescue Foundation: Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell

  • The Board has decided to make this foundation independent of BCSA.
  • There will be no membership. The Foundation will be a Board of Directors only entity.
  • Dawn is finalizing the documentation.

6.12. Juniors – Mary Beth Overmyer & Linda Follis
2 Juniors attended the Specialty

6.13. Judges Education – Carolyn Herbel
Carolyn sent the Judges Education presentation draft to the Board for review and also requested $1,000 to purchase a projector. Board has requested some changes to the presentation. The approval of the projector is on hold until the Judges Education presentation is finalized and approved.

6.14. Membership – Kathy Sours

  • New applications were taken during the Specialty.
  • We have to make sure that application forms are available all week during the Specialty next year.
  • Not enough members knew that they could renew their membership early at the Specialty.
  • Renewal reminder was posted on BCSA Announce. Hard copy will go out after December 1st.

6.15. Recruitment: Kim Baumgart
Kim reported that she is working on a pamphlet explaining how to get a new regional club started. She is starting her own regional club, so will experience the process first-hand. New member Lynn Higgins and volunteered to join the committee.

6.16. ROM: Nancy Keller

  • Nancy has sent the June 2005 ROM list to Lisa Ochoa.
  • Nancy is planning a series of articles for Borderlines about breeding and bloodlines.

6.17. Versatility & Awards: Tashia Lund

  • The website has been updated with Tashia’s contact information
  • Tashia sent the awards to Joyce to be presented at the Specialty. All went well.
  • Tashia currently has on CHX application, a VX application and another V application on the way.

6.18. Website: Ann Shaw

  • Results and photos as well as results for several of the 2005 Specialty venues were added.
  • 2006 and 2007 Specialty Central pages added.
  • National Specialty past winner’s pages completed thanks to Karen Herceg.
  • Herding Central articles added.
  • Committee pages updated.
  • Regular site maintenance and page updates.

7. Old Business

7.1. 2005 National Specialty: Denise Teal & Linda Koutsky

  • Many thanks to Denise and Linda, and all the other chairs and workers for a great week.
  • There were no major glitches and no complaints

7.2. 2006 National Specialty

  • Saturday Conformation judge Chris Walkowicz is under contract.
  • Sunday Conformation judge George Vukick has accepted and the contract is pending.
  • Agility judge Mike Lappin has accepted and the contract is pending.
  • Obedience judges Janet Lewis and Pat Krause have accepted, contracts pending.
  • Chairs are still needed for Herding, Obedience, Agility and Tracking.
  • There will be some discussion regarding possible schedule changes.
  • Conformation Chair is Nancie Mages.
  • Rally chair is Judy Jergens.
  • Lisa has been contacted by someone who in interested in doing the logo.
  • Derek Pattison has agreed to secretary again; however he would like to rebid based upon his experience this year.
  • Kathleen Shaffer has declined the invitation to be the photographer for 2006, so the search is on for a new photographer.
  • Ruth Deming has volunteered to be the ribbon chair. She wants to make some changes to the current ribbons and she has been asked to develop a proposal of what she wants to change, etc. She has been given a budget to work with and she may make any changes that will fit within the budget.

7.3. BCSA Agility Trial

  • Event and judges have been approved by the AKC
  • Leftover ribbons and toys will be used.
  • Workers shirts from the Specialty will also be used.

74. Borderlines
Starting process of getting vendor quotes for the future

7.5. ACE Project

  • Laura Tomaszewki and Missi Roland still have ACE t-shirts, which they will continue to sell at their local events. The rest have gone to Nancie Mages for the BCSA store, to be sold via the website.
  • Wayne to roughly figure out the profits made so far.

7.6. Herding Entry Lottery Drawing Issue
Michelle still waiting on a response from the AKC.

7.7. AKC Canine Health Foundation Parent Club Conference
The Health Committee members were unable to attend. Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell, the chair of the Health & Rescue Foundation agreed to go representing BCSA. The AKC let us register her even though we were a month late. Dawn will be publishing her notes in Borderlines and possibly the website so that all members can benefit from the content.

7.8. Rescue Grants
Application for applying for grants for rescue work need to be revised, as does the web page descriptions.

8. New Business

8.1. September Membership Applications
Motion was made by Wayne Koutsky to accept, Sally Davis seconded. All approved.

  • Christine Buck & Adele Calimer
    Sponsor: Laura Tomaszewki
  • Karen Clymer
    Sponsor: Kathy Sours
  • Cheryl Fischer
    Sponsor: Shelia Kulak
  • Leslie Johnson
    Sponsor: Carolyn Herbel
  • Leslie Townsend
    Sponsor: Sandra Schults

8.2. 2007 BCSA National Specialty

  • Laura Tomaszewki & Sandra Lindenmuth have volunteered to co-chair the event and have been approved by the Board.
  • Purina Farms will be the site.
  • Chairs for Herding, Agility and Conformation have been filled.
  • Kathleen Schaffer of Pupart will be the photographer.
  • Discussion regarding a possible schedule change (i.e. Conformation at the beginning of the week, performance events at the end).
  • Ann Shaw has set up the information on the website

8.2. Agility Statistics Request
Paige O’Donnell is writing an article for Borderlines and paid the AKC $50.00 for Agility statistics she needed for the article. The type she needed required the AKC to write some special queries to pull the data, hence the charge. She already paid since the article deadline was 10/15, but is requesting that the Board consider reimbursing her for all or part of the fees. Motion was made by Denise to reimburse Paige for the entire amount. Wayne seconded the motion. All approved.

8.3. BCSA Tracking Tests
Lisa Pruka submitted a suggestion to the Board that instead of holding a tracking test at the Specialty, we try to get different groups to hold them under our license at various locations around the country during the year.

8.4. Herding Instinct Test Form
Jim New resubmitted his proposed form changes and Claudia sent the revised version to the Board. Motion made by Denise to accept the new form. Joyce seconded the motion. All approved.

8.5. Suggestion Box Submissions

  • Jacquie Hoye suggested the name of photographer for future nationals. Information was forwarded to Lisa and Kat.
  • Susane Hoffman had some suggestions regarding the judges selection process for conformation judges and some suggestions for possible future judges.
  • Gail Hollon requested that BCSA hold a sanctioned conformation fun match after the Sweepstakes at the Specialty. Idea was forwarded to both Specialty teams.

9. Date of Next Board Meeting
Next regular Board Meeting: Monday, January 23, 2006 at 5:30 PM Pacific Time.

Adjournment Motion:
8:50 PM Pacific Time by motion to adjourn by Wayne Koutsky, second Beth Bartholomew

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Hagstrand, Recording Secretary


DECEMBER YEAR - BOARD MEETING MINUTES

No meeting.


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