Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors Meeting

Teleconference of January 18, 2000 (as amended March 28,2000)

President Aura Dean called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. CT. All board members were in attendance, except for Tom Broderick who was not able to attend due to work commitments. Mary W. Price, AKC delegate, was also present.

Mary L. Price, treasurer, reported the following cash balances as of January 18, 2000 : checking, savings, and CD accounts; $223,008.94, "Distinguished Member" Restoration Project; $16,507.78, Uniform Trophy Fund; $7,016.24, for total operating funds of $246,532.58, The NCA Charitable Trust cash balances are as follows: Newfoundland Health Challenge; $87,961.60, Rescue fund; $10,804.78, Scholarship fund; $1,829.57, for a total of $100,595.95.

Frank Winnert moved and Beverly Eichel seconded to approve the minutes of the December 26, 1999, teleconference as amended. The motion was carried ten yes and one no (Roger Frey).

Aura Dean suggested and the Board approved the following schedule for the face-to-face meetings at the 2000 National Specialty:

Tuesday, May 2, 2000
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
and 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3, 2000
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 4, 2000
Immediately following the Annual Meeting

The Board discussed guidelines to assist members in placing their topics on the prepared agenda for the Annual Meeting.

Roger Frey moved and Steve McAdams seconded that the following suggestions be included in the Annual Meeting Notice: "Please list below the topic you wish to present to the membership at the Annual Meeting. A short (50 words) accurate summary of your topic should be submitted in writing for inclusion on the prepared agenda, if you are going to make a motion, please write it out exactly as you will present it. Your name will be listed on the agenda, with the topic and the summary. Sign, detach and mail this form to Roger S. Frey, Recording Secretary, 11120 Broadway, Alden, New York 14004. Agenda items must be received by April 24, 2000 if they are to appear on the prepared agenda." The motion was carried unanimously.

The Board discussed the concept of the NCA advertising on the Internet. It was the consensus of the Board that we discuss this topic at the face-to-face meeting in May. All Board members were directed to investigate this matter further.

Roger Frey suggested that the Board institute a policy, which would provide for the Board election ballots to be counted by an independent or professional firm when the Recording Secretary is a candidate for reelection to the Board. It was the consensus of the Board that this topic be placed on the agenda for the May face-to-face meeting.

A mail meeting will be circulated in February and a teleconference will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. CT.

At 8:37 p.m. CT, Frank Winnert moved and Clyde Dunphy seconded to adjourn. The motion was carried unanimously.


Respectfully Submitted,
Roger S. Frey, Recording Secretary