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Bulletin Board
Regular Teleconference Meeting of the
Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8 p.m.


Unless noted otherwise, times are Eastern Daylight Time.
(In an effort for more timely communication with the membership, here is a list of the motions made and actions taken at this meeting. The list is presented by the board for your information and is to be considered unofficial. The complete official minutes of the meeting will be published when approved.)
NCA Board of Directors: Lynne Anderson-Powell (LA), Steve Britton (SB), John Cornell (JC), Mary Lou Cuddy (MLC), Jack Dean (JD), Roger Frey (RF), Sue Marino (SM); Mary L. Price (MLP), Pat Randall (PKR), Pam Rubio (PSR), Katie Sidesinger (KS), Donna Thibault (DT), Dave Helming, AKC delegate (non-voting), Pam Saunders, Immediate Past President (non-voting).
President John Cornell called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. and Recording Secretary Steve Britton was present.
Other board members who answered the roll call: Lynne Anderson-Powell, Mary Lou Cuddy, Jack Dean, Sue Marino, Pat Randall, Pam Rubio, Mary L. Price, Katie Sidesinger and Donna Thibault and Pam Saunders, Immediate Past President; Roger Frey joined the meeting at 8:24 p.m. AKC Delegate David Helming joined the meeting at about 9:20 p.m.
Donna Thibault moved, and Pat Randall seconded to adopt the agenda. The board of directors adopted the motion without objection.
Donna Thibault moved and Pam Rubio seconded to purchase a booth space at the 2019 AKC National Championship and Obedience Classic for the Meet The Breeds event in Orlando. Florida. The board of directors adopted the motion, and, Pam Rubio, corresponding secretary, will contact and request assistance from the Newfoundland Club of Florida.
Pam Rubio moved, and Donna Thibault seconded to approve an expenditure for Obedience, Agility and Conformation medallions at the 2019 AKC Championship and Obedience Classic in Orlando, Florida
Steve Britton moved, and Pam Rubio seconded to hold its Fall Face-to-Face Board meeting Friday, November 15 – Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Holiday Inn and Suites Chicago-O’Hare, 10233 West Higgins Road, Rosemont, Illinois. The first meeting is scheduled to begin on Friday, November 15, 2019, at 6 p.m. CST.
The board of directors scheduled a pending disciplinary hearing at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Holiday Inn and Suites Chicago-O’Hare, 10233 West Higgins Road, Rosemont, Illinois.
Without objection, the board of directors requested the corresponding secretary reply to a person from Nepal, who is seeking the NCA’s assistance to purchase a Newfoundland puppy.
Based on a recommendation by Susan Wagner, show chair, Pam Rubio moved, and Mary Lou Cuddy seconded to approve Moss-Bow-Foley (MB-F) as the superintendent for the 2020 NCA National Specialty. Ayes all, motion adopted.
Steve Britton moved, and Jack Dean seconded that at the 2020 annual meeting, the members attending use voting keypad technology (commonly called “clicker voting”) to elect the 2021 NCA National Specialty show’s judges panel. After discussion, the motion was lost.
Voting in-favor: SB, JD; voting against: LA, JC, RF, MLC, PKR, PSR, KS and DT.
Donna Thibault moved and Steve Britton seconded that the National Specialty Show Committee will develop its recommendations for the show chair and the assistant show chair for NCA-hosted National Specialties and submit the recommendations to the board of directors for approval. Ayes all, motion adopted.
Jack Dean moved and Steve Britton seconded to amend a motion adopted at the April 2019 Face-to-face meeting regarding forming a judges selection committee as follows: That the entire National Specialty Show Committee elect the judges panel (not a sub-committee), for NCA-hosted National Specialties, and submit the judges panel to the NCA Board of Directors for final approval.. Ayes all, motion adopted.
Roger Frey moved, and Sue Marino seconded the adoption of 2019 – 2020 NCA Operations Budget as amended. After discussion, the board of directors approved the amended budget.
Pam Rubio moved, and Steve Britton seconded to enter executive session. The board of directors adopted the motion without objection.
Pam Rubio moved, and Donna Thibault seconded to return to regular session. The board of directors adopted the motion without objection.
While in executive session, the board reviewed a complaint about a High Country Newfoundland Club member’s renewal process. The NCA Board of Directors requested Sue Marino, regional club liaison to contact Jan Curtis, president of the High Country Newfoundland Club, for the regional club’s response to the complaint and to provide the club’s response within 20 days
Steve Britton moved, and Donna Thibault seconded to amend the agenda item currently numbered 14.9, by striking-out the following sentence: Based upon the Technical Resources Advisory Committee’s on-going commitments, receipt of the report would be targeted for mid-Fall 2016 (Mid October to late November). Without objection, the board of directors approved the amendment.

 

 

 

   

 

 

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