SECRETARY'S REPORT FOR
JUNE 16-30, 1997
No decisions were made during this 2-week period.
Donations are rolling in for the trophies. Right now the conformation area is the one that has the least amount of interest.
The awards for the $15, $10, and $5 categories are going to be purchased from BCRO (Val Maurer) so the money will benefit rescue.
Kim developed a list of rules for people attending the specialty, which were revised and approved by the board.
Volunteers are desperately needed for the following jobs:
BCSA Information booth Chair and volunteers to
staff this booth.
Transportation: we need to have some way to get judges and exhibitors with out cars from the airport and to and from the show.
First-Aid Booth and Emergency Services: Will gather volunteers to staff a first-aid booth at the show and will be responsible for a safety plan.
Grounds - Hotel: Need someone to make arrangements for clean up of grounds at the hotel.
Grounds - Purina: Need an individual willing to coordinate a group of volunteers to set up and tear down rings and equipment.
Parking: Help direct parking and make sure vehicles are complying with regulations.
Auctioneer: No experience necessary. We need a person who would like to have a little fun and serve as our official BCSA auctioneer.
The AKC has not yet approved the BCSA for licensed trials.
The board continued to discuss the issue of keeping the stud books open past their scheduled close in February 1998. The board discussed having someone from that committee give a report of their progress at the membership meeting at the specialty.
Helen suggested that, if we're going to have a specialty in 1999, we need to get started on the planning as soon as possible. The board discussed the possibility of having local affiliated clubs do the planning and organization of future specialties. We need a volunteer to head up the 1999 specialty, and if there are no volunteers, there can be no specialty.
Helen asked for an update on the AKC Standard committee's efforts to revise the standard. The board discussed having someone from that committee give a report of their progress at the membership meeting at the specialty.
Kim Augustine requested that a meeting agenda be put together for the membership meeting at the specialty.
Helen called Susan Witte and told her to go ahead with the logo design for the specialty. We need to have a chairperson in place to order t-shirts and sweatshirts. Helen needs the prices by the next Borderlines so people can order them.
Helen suggested that we have some kind of plastic sheeting (for placing under crates in the hotel rooms) available to sell at the specialty.
**ASCA STD will be equivalent to the AKC HS as published in Borderlines. Changes that will be made to the equivalency published in Borderlines is that the USBCHA Nov/Nov would be 3 runs instead of the 2 published and (because of what our experts said) there is no equivalency in ASCA to the AKC HI. For an ASCA or USBCHA run to count, we need to have the total score and the scores for each element, along with the total points available for each element. Dogs must receive 50% of each before it is considered acceptable (which is what the AKC rules require).
**The Board discussed helping to pay for the rescue information 800 numbers set up and manned by by Border Collie Rescue.
**The Board discussed having a special award for conformation champions that reach a certain level in herding, similar to the Full Championships in the UK.
**Medallions will be designed by Linda Rand.
**The judges education is not only for the judges, but for all interested
parties who want to know more about our breed and what we expect the judges
No new member packets were sent out during this 2-week
NEW AFFILIATE CLUBS
No new affiliate clubs were approved during this 2-week
Richard Whorton updated the BCSA Web site and announced that it had won an award!
Kim Augustine volunteered to put together a manual on setting up a local BCSA-affiliated club, and the board heartily approved and will support her in this undertaking.
April Quist, Secretary