Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors Meeting

Teleconference of January 13, 1998.

The meeting was called to order by President Clyde Dunphy at 7:05 PM. All members except Roger Frey (excused due to judging assignment) and Tom Broderick (excused 1/18/98 due to work conflict).

It was moved, seconded (Frank Winnert, Dave Helming), and carried unanimously to approve the minutes of the November face-to-face meeting as amended.

It was moved, seconded and carried (Frank Winnert, Aura Dean) to approve election inspectors John Pearson, Gaby Cohen, Martin Vroegryk, Ken and LeeAnn Briggs and Mike and Ursula Reyer.

Progress to date on the "Distinguished Member" painting restoration project and inclusion of a donation solicitation in the First Quarter Newf Tide were discussed. It was moved, seconded and carried unanimously (Frank Winnert, Lori Littleford) to approve a $100.00 administrative budget for this project. NCA’s donation commitment will be limited to $1,000.00 and the balance of the needed funds will be raised from private donations. In order to control the NCA’s future liability and ensure a vested position by the Tate Museum on this project, President Clyde Dunphy was directed to send a letter to the Tate Museum with a copy to The Dog Museum confirming that this project is contingent upon sufficient fundraising within a reasonable timeframe. Clyde Dunphy, Frank Winnert and Ron Pemberton will prepare a formal review of fundraising progress by June 30th, 1998. Aura Dean was directed to include the article submitted by Ron Pemberton outlining this project in the next Newf Tide.

The Board was directed to send comments on the proposed Genetic Disease Control ad to Lori Littleford by January 23rd.

The information received to date on the pending disciplinary matter was reviewed and text of the advertisement approved. Lori Littleford will continue to communicate with the respondent through his interpreter.

It was moved seconded and carried unanimously (Frank Winnert, Aura Dean) to go into Executive Session at 8:04 PM.

It was moved, seconded and carried unanimously (Frank Winnert, Lori Littleford) to come out of Executive Session at 8:22 PM.

One application for membership was approved for publication in Newf Tide. One application will be held due to a check drawn on closed account, and one application was denied. Recording Secretary, Lori Littleford, will notify the applicant and the sponsors.

Revisions to the AKC insert "Congratulations on your Newfoundland" were discussed. The Board was directed to forward additional comments on the revised format suggested by Beverly Eichel to Lori Littleford by January 23rd.

It was moved seconded and carried unanimously (Frank Winnert, Lori Littleford) to approve the text of the "Introducing the Newfoundland" brochure as abstracted from the approved text of "The Newf and You" and as revised during this meeting. Revisions included minor typographical errors, changing the word "guardian" to "protective" and directing inquiries for additional information to the address for the General Education Committees $5.00 packet.

It was moved, seconded and carried unanimously (Frank Winnert, Aura Dean) to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Lori Littleford,
Recording Secretary