The AKC has approved all Specialty events for licensing.
The Board decided to make a donation to help Border Collie Rescue Organization
to put together an events package. The intent of the package is to provide
a reusable and compact mini-rescue kit to be used by people who attend
a lot of dog events and who would be willing to set up a mini-rescue information
site in their crate/tent area. The ultimate purpose is to inform people
about rescue, find good adoptive homes, and accept donations. The package
- "Living with Border Collies" pamphlets
- Border Collie coloring sheets for children
- An 8x11 laminated cardboard stand-up easel with BCRO rescue information
- An 8x11 laminated cardboard stand-up easel with a photo montage of rescued Border Collies
- A recent list and description of dogs available for adoption
- Adoption applications
- Volunteer and foster home applications
- A list an description of available BCRO products
- A collapsing collection box for donations
Val Maurer is working on getting 10 sample packages made up for people to review and critique, and having cost estimates to go with the samples.
Because the premium lists for the specialty are going out fairly late, they will be mailed First Class.
Kim Augustine has found out that we can't hold the herding dog class without formal approval from the AKC. In view of the short amount of time she has for receiving such approval, it was decided that the herding dog class would be dropped and replaced with stud dog and brood bitch classes.
Black and white cloisonne pins have been ordered for V/VX awards.
After a great deal of discussion on limiting the number of participants in the title parade, the Board decided not to do that. Instead, on the suggestion of Linda Rand, names/titles will be read, and (at Kim Augustine's suggestion) the names and a short writeup on each dog will be listed in the catalog.
Stud Book - Richard Whorton sent a letter to the AKC requesting that the stud books be kept open for an additional period of time.
Herding Committee - with input from the Board, the Herding Committee decided that a conformation Champion would have to received an HS for the special recognition of Ch/X.
Standards Committee - Sharon Ferguson made a suggestion to the Board that they contact the Jack Russell Terrier parent club to exchange ideas on writing and enforcing a standard for working dogs, as well as discussing ideas on judges' education. The Board agreed that it would be a good idea, as our two clubs have a great deal in common.
Health Committee - Nancy Little found information on the AKC web page about an "AKC Molecular Genetics and Canine Genetic Health Conference," and requested that it be forwarded to the Health Committee for review.
Richard Whorton asked whether we need an ethics committee, or whether the Board handles ethics matters.
Ronni DeLay suggested that we have all committee chairs make written reports bi-monthly to be published in Borderlines.
Kim Augustine requested that we have special specialty T-shirts printed with "BCSA Team 97 Member" to designated committee members
6 new member packets were sent out.
April Quist, Secretary