The following nominations for candidates for the BCSA board were received. All candidates have accepted the nominations, and their names will be added to the ballot for the upcoming election.
For President: Sherry Fields, Janis Mayr, and Kelly Whiteman nominated *Larry Sisson (IL).*
For Secretary: Pete Atchley, Cheryl Loomis, and Connie Presley nominated *Duane Loomis (ID).*
For Treasurer: Mark Powley, Deanne Veselka, and Marc Veselka nominated *Robyn Powley (NM).*
For Board Members:
1. Ricki Foulds, Deanne Veselka, and Marc Veselka nominated *Terry Wise Hammond (KY).*
2. Robyn Powley, Dean Veselka, and Marc Veselka nominated *Joyce Herie (CA).*
3. Mark Powley, Deanne Veselka, and Marc Veselka nominated *Barbara Palmer (TX).*
The board continued to discuss
possible replacements for Fran Hoffman as Judges' Education Coordinator.
Robyn Powley will do the judges’ seminar at the specialty. Kim Augustine
sent an email to the board to suggest that when the board goes about setting
up a new and permanent judges education system, they consider having a
committee with a national judges education chair coordinating the
effort to ensure uniformity of material. As chairperson of the liaison
committee for local clubs, Kim further suggested that each local club be
allowed to nominate a judges’ education spokesperson to serve on that committee.
Nancy Little suggested to Bobbie Farquhar (BCSA Rescue Liaison) that she let the BCSA board know the names of breeders of any AKC-registered dogs that enter rescue. It would/should have an impact on whether we approve membership applications for these breeders, and also for breeder referral purposes. Janet Lewis suggested that we publish the names of all breeders that we know of whose dogs go into rescue.
Helen Phillips suggested that we see about getting Visa or MasterCard so that we can accept payment (for dues, etc) that way. The board agreed that it would be worth looking into.
Helen Phillips made a motion
that, for the protection of outgoing and incoming treasurers, our books
be audited yearly. The motion was seconded and passed.
Interest in herding has grown a great deal since our last specialty. Barbara Witte has received over 420 entries, which is more than twice as many as there were spaces available. Three herding judges have been added to increase total runs to 290. There are 107 alternates.
The board discussed the scheduling
of the membership meeting. Most board members felt that having the meeting
after the banquet was too late in the evening for many members, especially
those with dogs to care for. Terry Sadler has been asked to change the
meeting time and/or date if at all possible.
Scott Lucken & Arlyn Sigeti
Jane M. Winkler
Sandra M. Kieft
Donna L. Wyant
Tamara & Stephen Hammond
Kirsten & Kryn Westhoven
Melissa & Kevin Daugherty
A. LaRae Wilkins
Mary Jo Tilford
Barbara Horsey & Alex Kiryk
Erik & Linda Hoyer
Mary, Tanya and Glenn Bayes
Debbie Brooks, DVM
Mary T. Metague
Mary Taggart Morrison
Terry & Kim Simons
Cheryl & Charles Smith
Joan & Jeff Blackburn
Clinton & Verlene House
April Quist, Secretary