Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors Meeting

Teleconference of December 26, 1999, as amended January 18, 2000

President Aura Dean, called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. CT. All Board members were in attendance, except for Clyde Dunphy who was not able to call in until 7:55. AKC Delegate Mary W. Price was unable to participate.

Frank Winnert moved and Tom Broderick seconded to approve the minutes of the October 5, 1999 teleconference as amended. The motion was carried unanimously.

Frank Winnert moved and Cherrie Brown seconded to approve the minutes of the October 29-30-31, 1999 face-to-face meeting as amended. The motion was carried unanimously.

Tom Broderick moved and Steve McAdams seconded to approve the minutes of the November 30, 1999 teleconference as amended. The motion was carried unanimously.

At 7:55 p.m., Frank Winnert moved and Cherrie Brown seconded to go into executive session. The motion was carried unanimously. At 8:01 p.m., Frank Winnert moved and Tom Broderick seconded to come out of executive session. The motion was carried unanimously. Frank Winnert moved and Beverly Eichel seconded to approve the applicants of December 20, 1999. The motion was carried unanimously.

At 8:04 p.m., Steve McAdams moved and Tom Broderick seconded that the Board go into executive session. The motion was carried seven yes and five no (Aura Dean, Roger Frey, Joan Gunn, Sandee Lovett, Robin Seaman). At 8:25 p.m. CT, Tom Broderick had to sign off due to a prior commitment. At 8:57 p.m., Clyde Dunphy moved and Steve McAdams seconded to come out of executive session. The motion was carried unanimously. As a result of discussion which took place in executive session, Frank Winnert moved and Mary L. Price seconded that the Newf Tide Policy Committee provide the Board the guidelines they use to approve point of view articles. A motion to call the question was defeated four yes (Tom Broderick, Aura Dean, Beverly Eichel, and Robin Seaman) and eight no. After further discussion, the motion was amended by Beverly Eichel and seconded by Frank Winnert as follows: The Newf Tide Policy Committee be asked to develop policy to delineate the difference between a letter to the editor and a point of view article; address how regular columnists are selected and provide guidelines regarding the use of author's biographical write-ups. The amended motion was carried unanimously.

Clyde Dunphy updated the Board on the Distinguished Member Restoration Project. Clyde Dunphy reported that the restoration of the painting has been completed and that Ron Pemberton has suggested that the NCA release the funds to the Tate Museum for the cost of the restoration.

After discussion which centered around the Board's responsibility to ascertain the financial obligation it would be incurring, Frank Winnert moved and Steve McAdams seconded that there be a written agreement between the Tate Museum (London) and the AKC Dog Museum (St. Louis) stating who the insurer of the painting shall be and outlining all outstanding costs related to insurance and shipping before the NCA releases restoration funds. Ron Pemberton was again directed to obtain this information in writing and to provide a detailed report on his fund raising efforts with all other national clubs. The motion was carried 10 yes and 1 no (Roger Frey, I feel that the funding for the restoration project is separate from insurance and shipping issues).

Cherrie Brown reported that all three of the Research Advisory Committee members who responded recommended to the Board of the NCA that the NCA participate in a project titled "Mapping a Gene of Canine Subaortic Stenosis." The Principle Investigator is Michael Litt, Ph.D., Oregon Health Sciences University, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics. This project has been approved by the Morris Animal Foundation and for $2,500.00 per year for three years, the NCA can be considered a cosponsor, entitling the club to progress reports.

Frank Winnert moved and Clyde Dunphy seconded that the Board recommend to the NCA Charitable Trust to allot $2,500.00 per year for three years for the NCA to cosponsor a research project titled "Mapping a Gene of Canine Subaortic Stenosis." The motion was carried unanimously.

A letter from an NCA member regarding the cover of a Newf Tide was discussed and then referred to the Newf Tide Policy Committee.

The next meeting will be a teleconference to be held Tuesday January 18, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. CT.

At 9:30 p.m. Beverly Eichel moved and Frank Winnert seconded to adjourn. The motion was carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

 


Roger S. Frey, 
Recording Secretary