The board continued discussion on Fran Hoffman's replacement for the Judges' Education contact.
The board continued discussion on finding a breeder referral contact.
Helen Phillips mentioned that we still need to establish an "Outstanding Service Award" for individuals who have contributed greatly, above and beyond the call. Nancy Little suggested that we need to set up a procedure or policy for these nominations and then have some kind of vote. She suggested that we could set it up to have the nominations and voting done through the BCSA web site.
Nancy Little asked what has been done about the discussion about honoring some of the great accomplishments of dogs in our breed. She suggested asking Robyn Powley to chair a committee to figure out some way to honor these accomplishments so we could honor these dogs at the national. We also need someone to be in charge of establishing a set procedure/policy or requirements for nomination and induction into this "Hall of Fame."
Richard Whorton announced
that the AKC voted this month to accept
Border Collies that are registered with CBCA (Canadian BC
association - sister organization to the ABCA) and owned by residents of Canada. This
means that any CBCA dog can be registered with the AKC as long as the stud books remain open.
Nancy Little said that Rena
Stevens mentioned to her that the BCSA
constitution should be amended to include the editor of Borderlines as
an ex-officio member of the board with discussion but
no voting rights. Nancy made the following motion: "I would like to propose that our by-laws
be changed to state that, if the editor of
"Borderlines" is not a BCSA board member, then said editor should be included
in board discussions, but will not have voting rights.
The board voted yes. Richard Whorton suggested that we
check with the AKC for prior approval before we do it.
Nancy Little said that the AKC had sent out a letter stating that show-giving clubs need to have a Safety Committee for shows, beginning 1/1/99.
Jan Mayr emailed the following to the board: "I propose to the Board that we recognize the achievements of the Number 1 dog on each scoreboard, AKC and UKC obedience, Herding, Agility, Conformation, and Outlands with a profile and photo in Borderlines. It is quite an accomplishment to be at the top of any activity and I think that should be rewarded."
Helen Phillips suggested
that, for herding trials at the specialties, we
should develop some sort of policy that allows everyone who enters two runs. The other events
for which they are entered they will
go on an alternate list to run if there is room. In other words,
give everyone an opportunity to run at least twice. The way it is set up now, an individual with two dogs entered in both A and B
courses could conceivably run 10 times while another person who only wanted to enter one dog on one course just twice, could be
denied any runs at all. Nancy Little said that she doesn't think we can make this call. We could get into trouble with the AKC by allowing only two runs.
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