The board continued to discuss the club policy handbook that Nancy Little is putting together.
Jan Mayr has found someone who can convert video tapes (for $10) from the overseas format to the format we use in the US, so we can herding-certify dogs in other countries once members in those countries get a herding certification program put together.
Nancy Little suggested that we get to work on finding a chairperson for an Ethics Committee.
Nancy Little suggested that we not forget about the 1999 specialty. Kelly Whiteman is putting together a proposal, and Janet Lewis is going to contact her to see how it is progressing. Janet suggested that Kelly be included in the conversations about the 1998 specialty.
We continued to discuss the written policy for holding BCSA-sanctioned events and specialties.
Ronni DeLay is working on the club budget.
Kim Augustine suggested that we have a National Specialty Treasurer with his/her own budget and authorization to write checks.
Richard Whorton suggested that we have
a National Specialty Committee, consisting of the most recent past Specialty
Chairperson, the current Specialty Chairperson, and the future Specialty
Chairperson(s), with the current chair being the chair of the committee.
Everyone agreed that it was
an excellent idea.
Ronni DeLay suggested that we have a policy to bond the Treasurer, and that she get bonded ASAP. Everyone agreed to the policy, and that she should get bonded as soon as she could.
Nancy Little suggested we should get a photo of each first placement from the specialty, HIT (herding, obedience), HC (obedience), RHIT (herding), BOB, BOS, and Best Puppy to have for our club records. Ronni DeLay suggested that we also include the three first places in the Border Collie-only agility trial.
From October 15-31:
Richard received a suggestion for the next specialty that we offer a non-regular conformation class open only to dogs with herding titles. It was further suggested that this class be judged immediately prior to BOB. Helen asked if it would be possible to show neutered dogs in a class like this.
The Board discussed whether it would be a good idea to make the B herding course optional at the national specialties, since it is difficult to find a large enough area to have this course.
Janet Lewis suggested that it's time to start forming a nominating committee.
Helen Phillips suggested that have a club condolence chairperson.
Janet Lewis suggested that, for national specialties, we have separate chairpersons for each event (obedience, herding, conformation, agility) who have committees or persons under them responsible for trophies, judges, stewards, sheep, etc. She also suggested we solicit money for trophies, have it go to a general fund, and then split it among all the activities.
SPECIALTY - 1998:
Terry Sadler is contacting judges to see
who is available. A number of judges she's contacted are already
9 new member applications were received
and the members were voted in.
April Quist, Secretary