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Bulletin Board
Regular Teleconference Meeting of the
Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 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 8:01 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, Sue Marino, Mary L. Price, Pat Randall, Pam Rubio and Donna Thibault; Katie Sidesinger was absent; Pam Saunders, Immediate Past President and David Helming, AKC Delegate, were present.
Also joining the meeting at 9 p.m.: Stacy Roderick, board member elect, Bill Matlock, chair, Dan Zimmerman, Mary Lou Zimmerman, Terri Lewin all of the Technical Resources Advisory Committee; Aura Dean, chair of the Newf Tide Policy Committee joined the meeting at 9:30 p.m. and Susan Wagner, chair of the 2020 National Specialty, joined the meeting at 10 p.m.


Pam Saunders moved, and Mary Lou Cuddy seconded to adopt the meeting agenda. The board of directors adopted the agenda with objection.
Pam Rubio moved, and Roger Frey seconded to allow the club’s AKC Delegate to cast his vote at his own discretion in the upcoming AKC board directors election. The board adopted the motion without objection. (absent: KS)
The board of directors approved meeting minutes as follows:
• Annual Membership meeting dated April 30, 2019 - as published;
• Fall Face-to-face Board of Directors Meeting dated November 15 – 17 and November 21, 2019 - as amended.
• Fall Face-to-face NCA Charitable Trust Trustee meeting, November 17, 2019 - as published.
During the approval of the Fall Face-to-face meeting minutes, Jack Dean moved a Point Of Order. His point was a motion to correct the minutes by striking-out a portion of the draft was a main motion and should be recorded in the minutes. The recording secretary explained to the board of directors that the analysis was incorrect, and he would supply the board member the appropriate citations from Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised (11th edition).
Without objection, President John Cornell set Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, Michigan for begin the first board of directors meeting at the National Specialty. (absent: KS)
Without objection, John Cornell set the time for the Steering Committee to report at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020. (absent: KS)
Without objection, John Cornell set the NCA Charitable Trust Trustee meeting at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020. (absent: KS)
Without objection, John Cornell agreed to follow-up on letter received from the Dog Judges Education Foundation of the American Dog Judges Association. Roger Frey agreed to follow-up by contacting Dr. Gerald Penta about the dog judges institute booklet. (absent: KS) Jack Dean raised a Point Of Order: Why was it necessary to list the entire 2nd Vice-president’s report in the executive session portion of the board meeting packet? The second vice-president answered that due to a grammatical faux-pax, her report document was placed in the executive session portion of the packet, but all the non-executive session business was otherwise listed under committee reports. Jack Dean raised a Point Of Order: where was the order for the pending combined committees report listed. John Cornell ruled that Jack Dean should not make these comments and further requested Donna Thibault to address the issue. Lynne Anderson-Powell addressed the board member’s concern by pointing out the issue was listed as Standing Committee Heading 11.6 Update and Unfinished Business 14.3. Steve Britton moved, and Lynne Anderson Powell seconded a motion to renew the Live Oak Bank CD for six months at 1.9% APY for the Juniors Fund - $ 5,219.82; the Uniform Trophy Fund - $8,373.39; and NCA Operations - $36,334.40. The board of directors adopted the motion; Abstain: JD; Absent: KS. Roger Frey moved the following motion on behalf of the Newf Tide Policy Committee: All Submissions for the 3rd Quarter edition of Newf Tide that are related to any aspect of the 2020 (current year to be inserted) National Specialty must be submitted to the editor on or before Monday, June 15, 2020 (date to reflect current year). The board of directors adopted the motion without objection; Abstain: SB; Absent: KS.
Steve Britton moved, and Pam Rubio seconded to make a website posting for current and pending vacancies on the Newf Ambassador Committee. The board of directors adopted the motion; Absent: KS.
Jack Dean, as a Point Of Order, requested information on when the combined committees under item 11.3 would be meeting and reporting to the board of directors.
Steve Britton moved a Point of Order. His point was that Jack Dean’s Point Of Order was in the nature of Request For Information and not a Point Of Order. Both are Incidental Motions and are treated differently. John Cornell ruled that Steve Britton’s Point Of Order was well taken.
Without objection, the pending Meet The Breeds Document was postponed to the March 19, 2020 meeting.
Jack Dean moved, and Roger Frey seconded the following motion: Because the board is considering for a regional club there may be such a thing as a provisional membership status which is NOT referred to in the bylaws, and in the past the board has ruled that we cannot not offer a senior membership because it is not explicitly stated in the bylaws, I hereby move that the NCA establish a senior membership status that is entitled to a rebate of $15.00 to be credited against their dues.
Steve Britton moved and Roger Frey second to move the previous question (call the question). Voting in favor (to end all discussion and amendment on the pending motion): LA, SB, MLC, JC JD, RF, SM MLP, DT Voting against PKR and PSR; Absent: KS
The vote on the main motion was lost. Voting in-favor: JD; Voting against: LA, SB, JC, MLC, , RF, SM. MLP, PKR, PSR and DT. Absent: KS.
Steve Britton moved and after amendment the following motion was adopted:
To set the dues for Junior Member class as follows: Without Newf Tide - $1 per year; with Newf Tide - $13 per year; waiving the Junior member application fee. Voting in-favor: LA, SB, JC, MLC, RF, SM, MLP, PSR, DT; Voting against PKR; Abstain: JD; Absent: KS.
Mary L. Price moved, and Pam Rubio seconded to accept Pam Rubio pledge to subsidize each Junior member’s application fee. Voting in-favor: MLP and PSR; Voting in against: LA, SB, MLC, RF, SM, PKR and DT; Abstain: JC and JD; Absent: KS
Sue Marino moved, and Lynne Anderson-Powell seconded to approve the amended 2020 NCA Membership Renewal Form. The board of directors adopted the amended 2020 Membership Renewal Form.
Without objection, the board entered executive session; without objection, the board returned to regular session.
While in executive session, the board of directors considered:
• New member applications.
• Appointed Katherine Payne to the Newfoundland Ambassador Committee.
Steve Britton moved and Pam Rubio second to adjourn. At about 11:45 p.m., President John Cornell declared the meeting adjourned.

 

 

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