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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.

 

Regular Teleconference Meeting
Friday, March 10, 2017
Noted Times are Eastern Standard 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 Friday, March 10, 2017 at 9:05 p.m., and Recording Secretary Steve Britton was present.
Other board members that answered the roll call: Lynne Anderson Powell, John Cornell, Mary Lou Cuddy, Sue Marino, Steve McAdams, Mary L. Price and Donna Thibault. Roger Frey joined the meeting at 9:13 p.m. and Patrick Randall joined the call at 9:55 p.m. Pam Rubio and AKC Delegate David Helming were absent.
The recording secretary reported receiving correspondence from the NCA Corresponding Secretary. The reported correspondence was from Intellectual Property Center, LCC, which claims to be representing another Limited Liability Corporation owned by an NCA member.
John Cornell moved and Steve McAdams seconded to enter executive session. The board adopted the motion without objection.
Without objection, the board returned to special session at 9:59 p.m.
After returning to special session, the Board had nothing to report from the executive session.
The meeting adjourned at 10 p.m.

 

 

Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors
Regular Teleconference Meeting
Thursday, February 16, 2017


Noted Times are Eastern Standard 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, January 19, 2017 at 8:05 p.m., and Recording Secretary Steve Britton was present.
Other board members that 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 joined the meeting at 9 p.m. and attended while presenting his AKC Delegate report.
Other attendee: Sue Raney, chair of the Working Dog Committee, joined at 9 p.m. and attended while reporting to the board.
The board approved minutes of its January 19, 2017 Regular Teleconference meeting as presented.
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:
? Appointed Ethics Guide Amendment Ballot Counters and Alternates;
? Appointed John Cornell as chair of the Health and Longevity Committee;
? Appointed Janet Harris chair of the Financial Oversight Committee
? Discussed a non-pending committee resignation.
? Reviewed membership applications
? Received an update about funds held by the former Newfoundland Club of Hawaii.
Lynne Anderson Powell moved and Pam Rubio seconded that Mary Lou Cuddy and Marylou Zimmerman move forward with the automated membership applicant electronic follow-up correspondence program. The board adopted the motion without objection.
Pam Rubio moved and Sue Marino seconded to approve an opt-in opportunity on the 2018 NCA Membership Renewal form to receive the NCA Membership Directory digitally - instead of the printed directory. The board adopted the motion without objection.
Steve Britton moved and Lynne Anderson Powell seconded to direct the NCA Recording Secretary to mail a printed postcard that notifies members of the 2017 NCA Annual Membership Meeting. This action relieves Newf Tide of obligations regarding the 2017 annual meeting notice. After discussion, the board adopted the motion without objection.
Steve McAdams moved and John Cornell seconded to approve the Breeders Education Committee request to submit a grant proposal to the CTMB to underwrite the cost of the Educational Program at the 2017 National Specialty Dog Show. After discussion, a roll-call vote was taken. Voting in the affirmative: LA, SB, MLC JC, RF, SM, SMc, MLP, DT, PS. Voting in the negative: PKR. Abstaining: PSR.
Steve Britton moved and Lynne Anderson Powell seconded to approve the Newf Ambassador Committee Pin Purchase request. After discussion, the board adopted the motion without objection.
NCA Bulletin Board – Regular Teleconference Meeting
February 16, 2017
Page 2 of 2
For distribution
Lynne Anderson Powell moved and John Cornell seconded to approve a PowerPoint® presentation reported by the NCA Governing Documents Committee. It outlined ongoing and annual responsibilities of NCA affiliated regional clubs for maintaining “good standing” with the NCA for hosting AKC and NCA events. It is intended for use by the NCA Regional Club Liaison to provide the PowerPoint® presentation to regional clubs as a reminder of their responsibilities to the NCA. The board approved the PowerPoint® presentation for the NCA Regional Club Liaison’s use without objection.
Lynne Anderson Powell moved and Roger Frey seconded to approve a budget and reimbursement request from Beth Grispin for Meet the Breeds® activities at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The board approved the request without objection.
The meeting adjourned at 10:55 p.m.

 

 

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