Newfoundland Club of America, Board of Directors Meeting

Teleconference of June 16, 1998

President, Clyde Dunphy called the meeting to order at 7:05 CT. All directors participated, except Lynne Anderson, who was excused due to work related travel delays. Mary W.Price, our

AKC delegate was in attendance.

Frank Winnert moved and Beverly Eichel seconded that the minutes of the NCA Board of Directors teleconference of March 24,1998 be approved as corrected. The motion was carried unanimously.

Frank Winnert moved and David Helming seconded that the minutes of the NCA Board of Directors meeting of April 7,1998 held in Rohnert Park, California be approved as corrected. The motion was carried unanimously.

Frank Winnert moved and Aura Dean seconded to approve the minutes of the NCA Board of Directors meeting of April 7,1998 which reconvened on April 9,1998, as corrected. The motion was carried unanimously.

Frank Winnert moved and David Helming seconded to approve the minutes of the NCA Board of Trustees meeting of April 9,1998 as corrected. The motion was carried unanimously.

Frank Winnert moved and Cherrie Brown seconded to approve the minutes of the NCA Annual Meeting of April 10,1998 as corrected. The motion was carried unanimously.

Beverly Eichel moved and Frank Winnert seconded to approve the minutes of the NCA Board of Directors meeting of April 10,1998. The motion was carried unanimously.

Frank Winnert moved and Tom Broderick seconded to approve the NCA Member Applicants List of May 14,1998. The motion was carried unanimously.

Annual Budget

Frank Winnert reported that the NCA Finance Committee reviewed the Annual Budget for 1998-1999, and they had made recommendations, which included the discontinuing of the Regional Specialty fee for clubs hosting NCA Regional Specialties.

Beverly Eichel moved and Aura Dean seconded to accept the recommendation of the NCA Finance Committee regarding Regional Specialties,and approve the 1998/99 annual budget. The motion was carried unanimously.

 

 

European Continental Landseer

` Under new business, the Board continued its discussion of the European Continental Type Landseer (ECTL) issue. It has been discovered that dogs registered in other countries as an ECTL have been imported into the USA and registered by the AKC as Newfoundlands.It has been determined that registries in other countries consider the ECTL a separate and distinct breed apart from the Newfoundland. A proposal was presented by Beverly Eichel that this issue be addressed by a letter to the AKC requesting an immediate moratorium on any pending or future ECTL registrations while the NCA investigates this matter. A letter will also be sent to the Canadian Kennel Club regarding this matter. Input will be sought from known Landseer (white and black Newfoundland) breeders in both the USA and Canada. Frank Winnert moved and David Helming seconded that the NCA Board adopt this plan of action. The motion was carried unanimously. Letters to the AKC and the CKC will be sent from president Clyde Dunphy. Our AKC delegate, Mary W. Price requested that her signature also appear on the letter to the AKC. Beverly Eichel will continue to keep the Board apprised of the progress or our investigation.

Annual of Titlists

Frank Winnert moved and Tom Broderick seconded to approve the Annual of Titlists descriptive statement and policy as presented by Beverly Eichel and Aura Dean with minor corrections. The motion passed unanimously.

David Helming moved and Frank Winnert seconded to approve the Annual of Titlists’Disclaimer as corrected. The motion passed unanimously.

Frank Winnert moved and David Helming seconded to approve the Annual of Titlists’ Introductory Statement as corrected. The motion passed unanimously.

Judges Education

The board decided to postpone discussion of the requirements for inclusion on the Breed Experts list and eligibility for membership of the Judges Education Committee, until the October/ November face to face meeting. David Helming was asked to compile the comments shared in previous mail meetings of the board and try to get a consensus of opinion.

Frank Winnert moved and Beverly Eichel seconded to adjourn at 9:10 pm CST. The motion was carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Roger S. Frey, 
Recording Secretary