Registrations for all events are coming in. Entries for obedience Novice A, Open A, and Utility A are low.
Trophy donations - all obedience, herding, and agility awards have been
donated. The awards for conformation
were the only ones not all filled by donations.
Since the most recent Borderlines has an article requesting tropy donations,
anyone who donates at this point will be given the option of having their
returned, or having the money put into the general specialty fund to help defray other expenses.
Kim Augustine asked who, from the AKC, should be invited to the specialty.
The Board agreed that Bob Kelly and
Bill Thayne should be invited, along with the head of the herding representative and the head of performance events.
The Border Collie Club of New South Wales has sent a letter of congratulations
to the BCSA on our first national specialty. They have appointed Judy de
as their representative. Judy will be available at the specialty to answer questions about CEA and CL. Janet Lewis sent their club a letter thanking them for their
There was some confusion over the registration fee for the specialty, so Kim Augustine sent a letter out to BCSA members explaining it is not an entry fee and not required, but that it gets people into a number of events at the specialty.
Thanks to Tonya Russell, Dr. Keller, from the OFA, will be at the specialty Friday and Saturday to answer questions and hand out literature.
We have another volunteer to do a 1999 specialty - Kelly Whiteman has tentatively volunteered to serve as Show chairperson. She has been asked to present a proposal to the Board.
Nancy Little suggested that we institute a Lifetime Achievement award for dogs have exceptional achievements. Janet Lewis suggested a Border Collie Hall of Fame. Helen Phillips suggested that we should give the award to the dogs only after they have been retired and have accomplished all they are going to accomplish.
Nancy forwarded a suggestion by Maureen Setter that the AKC be requested to do the Border Collie breed video at the specialty.
Helen Phillips suggested we invite a representative from CERF to the specialty.
Our request to the AKC to keep the stud books open for a longer period of time was presented at the AKC meeting this month, and will be voted on next month (October 14).
12 new members were voted in.
April Quist, Secretary