5.1. Stockdog Focus
Maintain emphasis on the unique working style of the Border Collie. Promote
interest in herding amongst dog owners and advertise stockdog usefulness to
farmers/ranchers. Continually “raise the bar” on herding excellence, promote
best-practice training methods. Discourage genetic drift away from core
purpose and history of the breed’s development.
5.1.1. Herding: Claudia
Claudia is following up with Catherine
Price to compile information on the 2009 national specialty herding
Susane Hoffman continues to compile the
Advanced Herding Stats for our website. Susane will be writing an
article on how the stats are figured for Borderlines.
Claudia, Denise Teal and Joyce Norris
have requested that the Versatile Stockdog Award be returned to its
original format. The board continued our discussion on this topic
and will send out an Announce asking for comments from the
membership. A comment page will be posted on our website.
5.2. Public Education
Assist pet owners, budding dog fanciers, new breeders and junior handlers;
engage them in the future of the breed.
5.2.1. General Education:
5.2.2. Historian: Ronni
5.2.3. Juniors: Caitlin
5.2.4. Website: Ann Shaw
• Added age field to membership forms
• Board minutes added
• Versatility page updated and corrected
• Affiliate Clubs page updated
• 2011 Judge results added
• Committee page updated
• Breeder Referral page updated
• Delegate report added
• Herding articles added
• November AKC titles added
5.3. Fancier Fellowship
Encourage camaraderie and good sportsmanship, sponsor events & competitions,
support affiliate clubs, “bridge the gap” between political factions for the
best interest of the breed.
5.3.1. Affiliate Clubs:
5.3.2. Agility Trial in
January (Pennsylvania): Denise Thomas
5.3.3. Agility Trial in
June (Michigan): Teri Dillon
Since we haven’t heard from the Michigan group, we will send out an
Announce to see if any other members want to use these event numbers to
put on a fund-raising trial for the BCSA.
5.3.4. Borderlines: Donna
5.3.5. Membership: Kathy
New member applications have been forwarded to the board.
5.3.6. National Specialty
Steering Committee: Need Volunteer
5.3.7. Specialty – 2009:
Lisa Pruka and Paige O'Donnell
The specialty has pretty much been wrapped up and this agenda item will
5.3.8. Specialty – 2010:
Julie Bosier and Megan Harrison
5.3.9. Specialty – 2011:
Emily Fish and April Bruce
An updated budget and herding contract were forwarded to the board for
Three versatility awards have been processed.
5.4. Breeding Evolution
Breeder & buyer education, guidance, mentoring, registry maintenance,
breeding excellence recognition. Broaden influence to more than just
Recorder/BCSA Yearbook: Cindy Geiss
Carol had questions for discussion about ad design and sources for title
Excellence Recognition Committee: Kim Sykes
Committee: April Bruce
5.4.4. Judges Education:
5.4.5. Judges Selection
Process: Sonja Donaldson
5.5. Population Management
Approach zero unwanted dogs. Reduce demand, educate buyers on whether the
breed is right for them, improve how dogs are placed, “right” breeders
produce more, “wrong” breeders produce less, rescue (a short-term stopgap).
5.5.1. Breeder Referral:
I have been taking additions and updates from members as they have been
received, and sending them to Ann Shaw to be added to the Breeder
Referral Directory on the website. After the first of the year, Kathy
Sours, membership chair, and I will go through the Directory and delete
those people who have not renewed their membership.
5.5.2. Rescue Committee:
I have been working on getting updates for our rescue listing. They
should be up on the web page at the beginning of January.
5.6. AKC Community
Invest in our “dog fancier family”, support protection of dog owners’
rights, stay engaged in AKC governance, contribute to AKC programs, leverage
shared breed club knowledge & power.
5.6.1. AKC Delegate
Business: Carol Clark
5.6.2. AKC Gazette
Columnist: Terri Clingerman
Committee: Linda Baron
5.7. Health and Welfare
Further research on disease cause and cure. Propagate knowledge on health,
feeding, care, husbandry and training.
5.7.1. Health: Angie
5.8. General Club
These committees manage club infrastructure tasks that aren’t directly
related to our mission statement, but are necessary for the operation of the
5.8.1. BCSA Announce &
Suggestion Box: Nancy Little
Nothing new to report.
5.8.2. BCSA Online
Fundraising Store with Ivars: Angel Duffy
5.8.3. Finance Committee:
5.8.4. By-Laws Committee:
The board has voted to send the proposed by-laws revisions to the
membership. Michelle will send out an Announce to the membership.
5.8.5. Code of Ethics
Revision Committee: Linda Ramas
7.1. Michelle Canfield’s
“This email is to notify the board that I am resigning from my board
position as Past President, effective December 31, 2009. I have enjoyed my
seven years of service on the BCSA Board of Directors; but now it's time for
me to move onto other endeavors, and I know I am leaving the club leadership
in good hands. Please accept my resignation request and best wishes for the
future. Kind Regards, Michelle Canfield”
The committees Michelle was
board liaison for have been reassigned:
Historian - Megan Harrison
Futurity - Lisa Pruka
Borderlines - Jo Roach
By-Laws - Lisa Pruka
7.2. Executive Session
The board went into executive session to discuss goals for the year.
7.3. Suggestion Box
Submissions/Input from Membership