Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors Meeting

Teleconference of May 4,1999, as corrected June 22,1999

President, Aura Dean, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm CT. All Board members were in attendance, except Cherrie Brown who called in at 7:25 pm. Mary W. Price was unable to participate due to a judging assignment.

Frank Winnert moved and Clyde Dunphy seconded to approve the minutes of the March 23,24,26, 1999 face-to-face meeting, as corrected. The motion was carried unanimously.

Frank Winnert moved and Tom Broderick seconded to approve the minutes of the Annual Meeting held March 26,1999, as corrected. The motion was carried unanimously.

Frank Winnert moved and Steve McAdams seconded that the Board hold its Autumn Face-to-Face meeting in St. Louis. The motion was carried unanimously.

The Board discussed the process for nominations and election of Honorary members. Beverly Eichel will report back to the Board with suggested wording for new policy.

President, Aura Dean, reported that she was in receipt of a letter from Bruce Andrew Korsin of the Canine Health Foundation Presidents Council, concerning a four day cluster of shows in Chicago. The information was referred to Joan Gunn.

Beverly Eichel, 1st vice-president updated the Board regarding the European Continental Type Landseer registration issues. Having provided The Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada (NDCC) a copy of the AKC's March 16,1999 letter to the NCA, the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) has formally responded to NDCC President, Angie DeBruyn, on April 20,1999. Mrs. DeBruyn has graciously provided the NCA with a copy of their response in which the CKC recounts the Canadian history of the Newfoundland breed and specifically stated " that to the best of their knowledge we are not aware of registering ETC (sic) Landseers as Newfoundland dogs...." Additionally, Beverly reported that on the AKC's website, the AKC's April Board meeting minutes stated that a meeting had been held between the AKC and the FCI on several issues, including registration. Beverly Eichel suggested that the Board send a letter to the AKC re-iterating our position regarding the registration of ECTL's. It was further suggested that we send the AKC a copy of the CKC letter to the NDCC. The NCA Board directed the President, Aura Dean and AKC delegate, Mary W. Price, to write this follow-up letter to the AKC.

Several Board members received a letter of complaint from a non NCA member against an NCA member.

At 8:35 pm., Roger Frey moved and Beverly Eichel seconded to go into executive session. The motion was carried unanimously.

At. 8:45 pm., Roger Frey moved and Beverly Eichel seconded to come out of executive session. The motion was carried unanimously.

Coming out of executive session, let the record reflect that the Board discussed advertising as it is governed by our Code of Ethics and the definition of advertising media. On a seperate issue, the Corresponding Secretary, Steve McAdams, will write a letter to a complainant informing them of the Board's position on this matter, explaining the grievance procedure.

Mary L. Price, treasurer, reported that she spoke to the AKC/CHF on April 12,1999, regarding our donations to Canine Health Foundation. She reported that our balance as of November 15,1998 in the Newfoundland Donor Advised Fund is $2,953.00. Mary will advise the AKC that in the future the NCA would like quarterly reports regarding this fund.

Mary L. Price, Rescue chair, reported that the NCA Rescue committee had recently purchased three Newfoundlands at a consignment sale as per our rescue policy. A complete detailed report will be forthcoming.

Cherrie Brown, Research Advisory Committee chair, reported that she had written to the AKC/CHF informing them of our interest in research regarding a forelimb anomaly in Newfoundlands.

Roger Frey moved and Clyde Dunphy seconded that Steve McAdams, Corresponding Secretary acknowledge a member's letter of resignation from the NCA. The motion was carried unanimously.

The next meeting of the Board will be a teleconference to be held on Tuesday, June 22,1999 at 7:00 pm. CT.

At 10:25 pm., Frank Winnert moved and Clyde Dunphy seconded to adjourn. The motion was carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,


Roger S. Frey, 
Recording Secretary