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Bulletin Board
Annual Meeting of the Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors
Tuesday, April 11 2017
Noted Times are Pacific 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), Roger Frey (RF), Sue Marino (SM); Steve McAdams (SMc), Mary L. Price (MLP), Pat Randall (PKR), Pam Rubio (PSR), Pam Saunders (PS), Donna Thibault (DT) and Dave Helming, AKC delegate.
President Pam Saunders called the meeting to order on April 11, 2017 at 10:05 p.m., and Recording Secretary Steve Britton was present.
Other board members who answered the roll-call: Lynne Anderson Powell, John Cornell, Mary Lou Cuddy, Roger Frey, Steve McAdams, Mary L. Price, Patrick Randall, Pam Rubio and Donna Thibault; Sue Marino and AKC Delegate David Helming were absent.
The board amended minutes of its November 4 – 5, 2016 Face-to-face meeting inserting William (Bill) and Mary Lou Cuddy to honorary membership during the November 5, 2016 meeting’s executive session.
Pam Rubio moved and Roger Frey seconded to enter executive session. The board entered executive session without objection.
While in executive the board took the following actions:
? Elected Pam Saunders, president; John Cornell, 1st vice-president; Lynne Anderson Powell, 2nd vice-president; Steve Britton, recording secretary; Pam Rubio, corresponding secretary; Mary L. Price, treasurer.
? Ratified all committee appointments that occurred at its April 9, 2017 meeting.
After returning to its regular session, the board, after discussion, approved changes to the online dues renewal form.
As there was no further business brought before the board, the meeting adjourned at 11:15 p.m


Bulletin Board
Meeting of the Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors
Sunday, April 9 & Monday, April 10, 2017


Noted Times are Pacific 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), Roger Frey (RF), Sue Marino (SM); Steve McAdams (SMc), Mary L. Price (MLP), Pat Randall (PKR), Pam Rubio (PSR), Pam Saunders (PS), Donna Thibault (DT) and Dave Helming, AKC delegate.
President Pam Saunders called the meeting to order on April 9, 2017 at 5:46 p.m., and Recording Secretary Steve Britton was present.
Other board members who answered the roll-call: Lynne Anderson Powell, John Cornell, Mary Lou Cuddy, Roger Frey, Sue Marino, Steve McAdams, Mary L. Price, Patrick Randall, Pam Rubio and Donna Thibault;, AKC Delegate David Helming was absent.
Also attending a portion of the April 9 meeting was John O’Neil, DVM.
The board began its meeting with a moment of silence in respect to the families of NCA members Robert Bidwell and Ron Eichel who recently passed.
The board approved minutes of its February 16, March 16, 2017 regular meetings and its March 10, 2017 special meeting - as presented.
Without objection, the board adopted the agenda for its face-to-face meetings at Salishan Resort.
Steve Britton moved and Steve McAdams seconded that the board of directors give the NCA Steering Committee permission to undertake a proposed comprehensive strategic plan. The Steering Committee should provide the board with quarterly updates. Any subsequent survey language shall receive prior board approval before its release. After discussion, the board adopted the motion without objection.
Pam Rubio moved and John Cornell seconded to enter an executive session. The board adopted the motion without objection. The board reported the following business from the executive session:
? Accepted the resignation from membership of Shelley Saul.
? Selected Matt Sidesinger and Dan Zimmerman as members of the year for 2016 – 2017.
? Selected Past President Clyde Dunphy as the 2016 – 2017 recipient of the Isabel Kurth Award.
? Reviewed and approved membership applications.
? Referred a letter to Karen Clancy, editor of the Annual Titlist.
? Reappointed of all standing and special committees as reviewed.
? Approved Steve McAdams as the NCA representative, and named Lori Littleford as an alternate for the AKC CHF Parent Club Health Conference.
? Appointed Nancy Weaver chair of the Public Education Committee – formerly known as the Rescue Prevention Committee.
After returning to regular session, Steve McAdams moved and John Cornell seconded to refer concerns about the NCA Database’s updating and reporting process to the Technical Resources Advisory Committee (TRAC). After discussion, the board adopted the motion without objection.
Steve McAdams moved and Pam Saunders seconded to provide Eric Salas a free vendor space and catalog ad for the 2018 National Specialty in Frankenmuth, Michigan. After discussion, the board adopted the motion without objection.
The board adjourned to reconvene at 4 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2017.
NCA Bulletin Board – Face to Face Meeting
April 9 - 10, 2017
Page 2 of 2
For distribution
President Saunders called the reconvened meeting to order at 4 pm., Monday, April 10, 2017; The recording secretary - Steve Britton - was present.
Also present, Lynne Anderson Powell, John Cornell, Mary Lou Cuddy, Steve McAdams, Mary L. Price, Pat Randall, Pam Rubio, Donna Thibault; Sue Marino joined the meeting at 4:20 p.m., and Roger Frey joined the meeting at 4:58 p.m. AKC Delegate David Helming was absent.
Also attending the meeting were Clyde Dunphy, DVM; Tamzin Rozenwasser, MD; David Kledzik; Greg Szynskie; Bill Matlock; Matt Sidesinger and Dan Zimmerman.
Steve McAdams moved and John Cornell seconded to refer a price review and analysis of the National Specialty Uniform Trophies to the Financial Review Committee. The board instructed the committee to forward copies of any preliminary findings and its report to Robin Seaman Grenier,chair of the Specialty Show Committee. After discussion, the board adopted the motion without objection (Abstention – SB).
Donna Thibault moved, and John Cornell seconded that each year the NCA award a rosette and certificate to the following dogs/bitches: Top Show Dog; Top Show Bitch; Top Stud Dog; Top Brood Bitch, and Top Obedience Dog. After discussion, the board adopted the motion without objection.
Steve McAdams moved and John Cornell seconded that the NCA award the current original trophies at this year’s national specialty, retire these trophies, and directs the Specialty Show Committee to develop a new trophy designed by an artist of its discretion for Board approval. Voting in-favor: LA, SB, JC, MLC, SM, SMc, MLP, PKR, PSR, DT, PS. Voting against: RF.
Roger Frey moved and Steve Britton seconded that the NCA reaffirm opposition to the ECTL breed’s participation in AKC’s Foundation Stock program and after discussion the motion was adopted without objection (Abstention: PKR).
As there was no further business brought before the board, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors
Regular Teleconference Meeting
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Noted 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. This 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), Roger Frey (RF), Sue Marino (SM); Steve McAdams (SMc), Mary L. Price (MLP), Pat Randall (PKR), Pam Rubio (PSR), Pam Saunders (PS), Donna Thibault (DT) and Dave Helming, AKC delegate.
President Pam Saunders called the meeting to order on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:05 p.m., and Recording Secretary Steve Britton was present.
Other board members who answered the roll-call: John Cornell, Mary Lou Cuddy, Roger Frey, Sue Marino, Steve McAdams, Mary L. Price, Patrick Randall, Pam Rubio and Donna Thibault; AKC Delegate David Helming also answered the roll-call and attended portions of the meeting. Lynne Anderson Powell .joined the meeting at 8:35 p.m. Other non-board member attendee: Robin Seaman, chair of the Specialty Show Coordinating Committee, joined the call at 9 p.m. and attended while reporting to the board.
Pam Rubio moved and Steve Britton seconded to dispense with the reading and approval of minutes of the board’s February 16, 2017 Regular Teleconference meeting. The board adopted the motion without objection.
Pam Rubio moved and John Cornell seconded to enter executive session. Without objection, the board entered executive session and later returned to regular session.
While in executive session, the board suspended rules, and appointed Steve McAdams and Dr. Patricia Shaeflern Kenney, DVM, to the Health and Longevity Committee.
Without objection, the board referred a dog registration matter to the club’s AKC Delegate. The board asked the club’s delegate to inquire with AKC about a recent AKC Stud Book entries that denote M.N. New Found Land as the owner. The board adopted the motion without objection.
On behalf of the Specialty Show Coordinating Committee, Steve McAdams moved to award NCA Regional Specialty AOM prizes and Top Twenty points exclusively to the AKC Select Dog and AKC Select Bitch. Proviso: This motion takes effect November 1, 2017. After discussion, the board adopted the motion without objection.
On behalf of the Specialty Show Coordinating Committee, Steve McAdams moved to approve f the dates for the 2020 NCA National Specialty, which will be April 26 – May 2, 2020 at Frankenmuth Michigan. The board adopted the motion without objection
Steve McAdams moved and John Cornell seconded to amend a motion previously adopted from the board’s June 16, 2016 meeting concerning proceeds from Fine Arts Auctions at NCA National Specialties. The amendment proposed striking-out the words, the NCA National Specialty, and inserting the words “…. an NCA National Specialty, when hosted by the NCA,….”
The board approved amending the previously adopted motion by a roll-call vote: Voting in favor: LA, JC, MLC, SM, SMc, MLP, PKR, PSR, PS and DT. Voting NO: RF. Abstaining: SB.
Note: The approved amended motion now having continuing force now reads:
To accept the CTMB’s recommendation to amend the Specialty Show Guide to designate proceeds from one donated item in the Fine Arts Auction held at an NCA National Specialty, when hosted by the NCA, to fund the NCA Charitable Trust’s Scholarship Fund.

Pam Rubio moved and Sue Marino seconded without objection to enter executive session and later return to regular session.
After returning to regular session, the board reported that it set a deadline for receiving a written response from a member to a Bylaw - Article VI, Section 2 complaint. The board authorized the recording secretary to allow the respondee a deadline extension if he/she requested – without further board action.
Pam Rubio moved and Lynne Anderson Powell seconded to approve the Breeders List Application Form as amended. The board adopted the motion without objection.
Steve Britton moved and Pam Rubio seconded to set February 20, 2017 as the record date for the 2017 NCA Annual Meeting. The board adopted the motion without objection
Pam Rubio moved and Steve Britton seconded to approve amendments to the Colonial Newfoundland Club’s Bylaws as presented. The board approved the amendments without objection.
The meeting adjourned at 11:15 p.m.

 

 

 

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