Richard Whorton wrote a letter to the AKC requesting that they recognize the Canadian Border Collie registry (CBCA). This was in response to the AKC's letter to the BCSA asking our opinion on the subject.
Nancy Little made the following motion: If any board member receives a letter from the AKC, the entire letter, including any enclosures, should be copied and distributed to the entire board (either via the U.S. post office or by e-mail). The motion passed.
The board discussed limiting
the days we do business (conduct board meetings) to specific days of the
week and specific times of the month. Currently, the board conducts business
via email at with no set "meeting" days.
There was further discussion
on the AKC's video on Border Collies.
Nancy Little mentioned that we should be in the process of contacting judges for the 1999 national specialty.
The board received the following report from Terry Sadler on the 1998 National Specialty:
"This is just some update information with what is new with the National. Larry Sisson, our Herding Chair has heard from AKC that all the Herding paperwork has been approved and is all set to run. Big thanks to Larry!!!
"Paperwork is into AKC for other events for the National - still waiting to hear the status.
"We have hired Bill Meyers of St. Louis as photographer for Friday through Sunday. A contract is on its way to me as I write. Spoke with them regarding having some other photographer photograph action shots and Meyers doesn't think this will be a problem as long as they are only action shots and not posed shots. I will let you know what exactly the contract states regarding this if there is any conflict of interests.
"I too think that we should have a video of the National in 98. I do have names of video companies willing to do this, I will check into it. I too do not want video people to NOT allow individuals to film, I'm sure we can choose the right people for this.
"Have been in contact with some other chairs and things seem to be moving along and hope to have updates for the next issue of Borderlines.
"I have written to Steve
Spencer regarding the changes we would like to see in our logo. I hope
it won't take too long for him to send an updated version as we really
need to move on with this."
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