Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors Meeting

Teleconference Meeting, January 23, 2001 (as approved April 2, 2001)

President Aura Dean called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. CT. The following Board members were in attendance: Aura Dean (AD), Beverly Eichel (BE), Sandee Lovertt (SL), Roger Frey (RF), Mary L. Price (MLP), Steve McAdams (SM), Joan Gunn (JG), Frank Winnert (FW), Tom Broderick (TB), Roger Powell (RP), and Robin Seaman (RS). Clyde Dunphy was excused. AKC Delegate Mary W. Price was also present.

Roger Frey, recording secretary, reported that the ballots for the 2001 Board of Directors election are scheduled to be counted on Sunday, February 4, beginning at 1:00 p.m. He further reported that the format of the Annual Meeting Notice would be the same as last year's and that it would be mailed as a supplement to Newf Tide and that it would be posted on the NCA's website.

Mary L. Price, treasurer, reported the following cash balances as of January 23, 2001: Checking Account, $715.13; Savings Account, $17,134.95; CDs, $208,959.38; "Distinguished Member" Restoration fund, $2,184.50; Uniform Trophy Fund, $1,123.24; for a total of $230,117.20.

Frank Winnert moved and Roger Powell seconded to approve the minutes of the November 28, 2000 teleconference as distributed. The motion was carried unanimously.

Frank Winnert moved and Joan Gunn seconded not to award an NCA Good Sportsmanship Award this year as there were no nominees from the membership and pursuant to Board approved policy the Board would not present the award this year. The motion was carried unanimously.

Regional Specialty Show Coordinator Tom Broderick reported that the AKC fee for regional specialties held in conjunction with all breed shows is $15.00 and that the fee for an independent regional specialty, including obedience, is $30.00. He further reported that the NCA has been fined $100.00 due to the fact that the North Star Regional Specialty was listed as being hosted by the North Star Regional Club. This infraction will be listed in the February issue of the AKC Gazette. Frank Winnert moved and Steve McAdams seconded that the NCA pay the AKC fees for Regional Specialty shows as of January 1, 2001, retroactively. The motion was carried unanimously. Tom further inquired if it would be the Board's pleasure to fund the award of merit medallions at regional specialty shows. Frank Winnert moved and Roger Frey seconded that the NCA will cover the cost of providing the award of merit medallions to be presented at regional specialties. The motion was carried unanimously. The Board reiterated the need for regional specialty show committees to be familiar with the formula for computing the correct number of awards of merit to be presented at regional specialty shows.

Beverly Eichel moved and Frank Winnert moved that the Board go into executive session. The motion was defeated with two in favor; (TB, BE) and nine opposed; (RF, JG, SL, SM, RP, MLP, RS, FW, AD) and one absent; (CD).

Steve McAdams moved and Robin Seaman seconded to not revisit an agenda item pertaining to the New_Pen_Del water test grievance. Steve McAdams moved and Sandee Lovett seconded to call the question. The motion to call the question was carried unanimously. The original motion was carried nine in favor; (TB, BE, JG, SL, SM, RP, MLP, AD, RS) with two opposed; (FW, RF), and one absent (CD).

Beverly Eichel moved and Tom Broderick seconded that the Board send a letter to Mary Lou Roberts, Sue Marino, and Rosemary Linkovic informing them that their concerns had been addressed by the Board at its November face_to_face meeting and that most of their questions could be answered in the minutes of that meeting. Beverly Eichel moved and Tom Broderick seconded to call the question. The motion to call the question was carried with 10 in favor; (TB, BE, SL, SM, RP, MLP, RS, AD, RF, FW) with one opposed (JG) and one absent (CD). The original motion was carried eight in favor; (TB, BE, SL, SM, RP, MLP, RS, AD) with two opposed; (JG, RF) one abstention (FW), and one absent (CD). It was the consensus of the Board that President Aura Dean should respond to the aforementioned NCA members.

Policy Committee Chair Joan Gunn reported that she will make the NCA Policy Manual available to the membership in the Hospitality room at the National Specialty.

President Aura Dean updated the Board on the status of the Health and Longevity Committee's health survey. She further reported that the NCA received a slide of the refurbished painting "Distinguished Member of the Humane Society" for use on the cover of Newf Tide. Aura also informed the Board that the Top Twenty is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 3rd and reminded everyone that the meeting will start at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday April 3.

Meeting schedule for face_to_face meeting at the National Specialty: Monday, April 2nd (9:00 p.m._10:30 p.m.), (if quorum); Tuesday, April 3rd (7:30 a.m._2:40 p.m.); Tuesday, April 3rd (9:00 p.m._10:30 p.m.); Wednesday, April 4th (9:00 p.m._10:30 p.m.); Thursday, April 5th (after annual membership meeting).

The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday February 27, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. CT.

At 8:30 p.m., Frank Winnert moved and Joan Gunn seconded to adjourn. The motion was carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Roger S. Frey, Recording Secretary