There was further discussion on the nominating committee. Janet Lewis asked for votes on proposed committee members.
Janet also asked for votes on who should represent the BCSA as a member of the AKC$B!G(Bs herding advisory committee.
There was further discussion on the advertising committee's proposal. Ronni DeLay suggested that the final proposal be broken into sections, so that members could vote on each section separately. Kate Nehring submitted the following revision based on the Board's discussion:
1. A Brag Ad solely announces the achievements of a dog. There shall be no mention of breeder, kennel name (other than in dog's registered name), parentage, progeny, future breedings, or breeding potential.
2. OFA and CERF clearances are NOT required for dogs in brag ads.
3. Herding instinct certification is required UNLESS the dog is spayed or neutered. If the dog is spayed/neutered the ad must state so. Herding instinct certification must be verifiable and conform to the requirements dictated by the BCSA Herding Committee.
1. Kennel/Litter ads include any reference / information about the dog's breeder, planned breedings, parentage, related dogs, kennel name (other than in the dog's registered name), available puppies, or breeding potential.
2. All dogs mentioned and/or pictured in any kennel/litter advertisement must carry a legitimate (not preliminary) OFA number and a current CERF number.
3. ALL dogs mentioned in a kennel/litter advertisement MUST be verifiably herding instinct certified, as dictated by the BCSA Herding Committee.
The Board began discussion on this revision.
Kim Augustine requested information on using the BCSA's insurance for affiliate club matches. Ronni DeLay has the applications for doing this. Matches using the BCSA insurance must be BCSA matches sponsored by the local club.
The AKC has approved the obedience, conformation and herding event (still waiting to hear about agility). Judges Panels were also sent to AKC.
There are still many volunteer positions that need to be filled.
No new member applications were received.
Helen Phillips will be mailing out the new membership roster to all members shortly. Included in that mailing will be a copy of the new membership application form, Kelly Whiteman's survey for the 1999 national specialty, and a versatility application form.
Richard Whorton announced changes to the BCSA website. It has been updated with new information on herding and obedience. It also contains all new OFA data: http://www.duke.edu/~awho/bc/index.htm