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Bulletin Board
Regular Teleconference Meeting of the
Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors
Thursday, August 15, 2019, 8 p.m.
Unless noted otherwise, times are Eastern Daylight Time.

 

 

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 8:01 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, Roger Frey, Pat Randall, Pam Rubio,, and Donna Thibault and Pam Saunders, immediate past president; Mary L. Price joined the meeting at 8:27 p.m., Sue Marino joined the meeting at 9:06 p.m., Katie Sidesinger joined the meeting at 9:10 p.m., and AKC Delegate David Helming joined the meeting at about 8:30 p.m.
Susan Wagner, chair of the 2020 National Specialty joined the meeting at 9 p.m.; John O’Neill, chair of the Steering Committee and Aura Dean, chair of the Newf Tide Policy Committee joined the meeting at 9:35 p.m.


Pam Rubio moved, and Donna Thibault seconded to adopt the agenda. The board of directors adopted the motion to adopt the agenda without objection. (absent: MLP, SM, KS)
The board of directors approved the minutes of its regular July 18, 2019 as read.
Pam Rubio moved, and Lynne Anderson-Powell seconded to postpone the reading and approval of minutes of the April 29, 2019 NCA Charitable Trust meeting to the September 19, 2019 board of directors’ teleconference meeting. The board of directors adopted the motion without objection. (abstention: JD; absent: MLP, SM, KS)
Mary L. Price joined the meeting at 8:27 p.m.
David Helming, AKC Delegate, joined the meeting at 8:37 p.m.
Susan Wagner joined the meeting at 9 p.m.
Jack Dean moved and Roger Frey seconded to amend prior board action from its April face-to-face meeting, by adding the following: That prior to the board of directors constructing a survey, that it re-solicit a written response to original request from the NCA Breeders List Committee (within 30 days). Also, that the NCA Breeders List Committee further inform and solicit from listed breeders a written response to the same question. The written responses will be compiled in a document by the chair of the Breeders List Committee (within 60 days) for board review at its 2019 fall F2f meeting. Further, the board of directors requests the chairs of each of the three committees be jointly scheduled to meet telephonically with the board of directors so the board may receive their views and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Prior to voting on the above motion, Susan Wagner joined the meeting at 9 p.m.
Without objection, the board of directors tabled the vote on amending prior board action about breeder contract language concerning mandatory euthanasia of dogs prior to a breeder issuing a refund to a buyer. (absent: SM, KS)
Sue Marino joined the teleconference at about 9:06 p.m., and Susan Wagner left the meeting after completing her report.
Without objection, the board of directors took from the table the question on amending prior board action about breeder contract language concerning mandatory euthanasia prior the breeder issuing a refund to a buyer. (Absent: KS)
Katie Sidesinger joined the meeting at about 9:10 p.m.
After further discussion on amending the euthanasia contract motion, the board of director adopted the amendment to the previously adopted board action without objection. (abstention: SM)
John O’Neill, chair of the Steering Committee and Aura Dean, chair of the Newf Tide Policy Committee joined the meeting at 9:35 p.m.
Donna Thibault moved to allow the Steering and Newf Tide Policy Committees to engage in discussions to develop ways to make Newf Tide production easier. The board adopted the motion without objection.
Without objection, the board of directors gave its permission to the arbitration committee to intervene when a complaint is received by the committee regarding a member who breeds Newfoundlands, but the member is not listed on the club’s breeders list; the committees is to offer its expertise to voluntarily mediate these types of contract situations, but the NCA member is not compelled to participate in the offered mediation process.
Without objection, the board agreed to accept Denise Castongauy’s offer to volunteer as the NCA’s subject matter expert for the AKC Canine College.
Pam Rubio moved, and Roger Frey seconded to adopt recommendations as reported in the Breeders List Requirements Improvement Report, submitted by the Breeders Education Committee. Without objection, the board of directors adopted the recommendations.
Steve Britton moved to postpone to the September 19 board meeting the approval of the Breeders Education Committee’s recommendation – OFA to accept cardiac clearances only when an exam is performed by a Board-Certified Cardiologist. The board of directors adopted the motion to postpone without objection.
Considering new information about possible changes to AKC CHIC Cardio requirements by OFA, Steve Britton moved to refer the Breeders Education recommendation concerning cardio clearance recommendations to the NCA Health and Longevity Committee for its consideration. The board adopted the motion without objection.
Steve Britton moved and Donna Thibault seconded to permit the Breeders Education Committee to raise funds to offset expenses for the Education event at the 2020 National Specialty. After discussion about state raffle, the board adopted the motion without objection (abstention: JD)
Steve Britton moved and Donna Thibault seconded to suspend all rules interfering with entertaining executive session. The board adopted the motion without objection.
Without objection, the board of directors entered executive session.
Without objection, the board of directors returned to regular session
While in executive session the board of directors appointed Amy Davis to the Arbitration Committee.
Pam Rubio moved, and Steve Britton seconded to adjourn the meeting. Without objection, the board adopted the motion.
The meeting adjourned at 11:45 p.m.

 

 

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