Congratulations to all our members who exhibited and competed successfully at the Westminster Kennel Club in Agility, Obedience and Conformation events. Thank you to all who volunteered to staff the Border Collie booth at Meet The Breeds at WKC / AKC’s ‘Meet And Greet’. All of you represented our breed well in your performances, presentation and educating the public about our fabulous and very versatile breed.
The 2019-2020 Board of Directors has inherited some very difficult and diverse challenges. It is certainly a very unconventional and unparalleled transition. Unfortunately, there has been much speculation. The Board is following the Bylaws and will continue to seek Parliamentarian advice and professional opinion input as and when required.
On Dec 18th, 2018 there was a Disciplinary hearing held against 3 club members. The findings were filed with the Recording Secretary. Complaints were then sent to AKC regarding this matter.
AKC compliance contacted the 2019-2020 Board and has requested further information on the complaints that the 2017-2018 Board made.
As a club we are fortunate to have a very diverse and talented membership, many whom present interesting and creative ideas but who clearly have differing opinions. That in itself is okay however please consider civility and respect for each other as fellow members who share a common passion, the Border Collie breed. It is time to put differences aside and work for the betterment of the club which is in serious need to heal. It is you the members that can assist in this process. This is your club and the volunteer Board members stepped up to help serve and guide this club. As your President and Vice President, we are reaching out to all of you to ask that everyone work together in the best interests of our club and the betterment of our breed. Let us put our breed first and foremost and learn to respect the differences.
The Board has received a comment that there have been issues regarding BCSA Website email addresses. This is being addressed. If you need to contact the 2019-2020 Board you may use the BCSA2019Board@groups.io or alternatively, you can contact our Vice President directly email@example.com
Thank you for your continued support of this club
Lorna Menaker, BCSA President
Mark Solinger, BCSA Vice President