Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors Minutes

Mail Meeting Minutes Completed on September 25 and October 3, 2001
(Minutes approved on November 30, 2001)

The Board of Directors of the Newfoundland Club of America completed mail meetings on September 25, 2001 and October 3, 2001, with all members participating: Beverly Eichel (BE), Clyde Dunphy (CD), Sandee Lovett (SL), Tom Broderick (TB), Robin Seaman (RS), Mary L. Price (MLP), Mary Lou Cuddy (MLC), Aura Ellen Dean (AD), Roger Frey (RF), Joan Gunn (JG), Steve McAdams (SM) and Roger Powell (RP).

The following business was finalized on September 25, 2001:

Approved the proposed changes to the Newfoundland Club of Northern California's Constitution and By-Laws as recommended by the Regional Club Liaison. (Motion by Clyde Dunphy, seconded by Roger Frey, unanimous)

Voted to hire a professional recorder for the Board's face-to-face meeting in Buffalo, New York, November 29-December 2, 2001. (Motion by Clyde Dunphy, seconded by Robin Seaman) Passed 9 for: 3 no (RF, AD, SL)

Discussion: What are the fees and the transportation costs? This is not the intent of the Constitution and By-laws. This is an unnecessary expense. The secretary, elected by the Board, has taken the minutes for 50 years. Tape record the meeting. Use a professional secretary at the face-to-face meeting in December, then evaluate its effectiveness. This will free up the Recording Secretary to participate more fully in the meeting. It will also give the membership a straight forward and accurate account of the meeting. If cost is an issue, then we should consider the idea of going back to sharing rooms at the face-to-face meeting. We could be more productive and we would not need an extra day. Current policy prohibits tape recording the meeting. Transcription to be included in any amount we agree to pay. The NCA Recording Secretary would work along with the hired recorder.

Recommended that the NCA's Charitable Trust contribute to the funding of AKC/CHF Grant No. 2267: Linkage Analysis of Familial Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis in the Newfoundland Dog, a two-year study at a total cost of $15,773.70 or $7,886.85 per year. (Motion by Robin Seaman; seconded by Aura Dean) Passed unanimously.

Recommended that the NCA's Charitable Trust contribute to the funding of AKC/CHF Grant No. 2250: Diet-related Taurine Deficiency in Newfoundland Dogs and Associated Cardiac Insufficency, a two-year study at a total cost of $13,150 or $6,575. per year (Motion by Steve McAdams, seconded by Clyde Dunphy) Motion passed. 11 yes, 1 no (RS)

Recommended that the NCA's Charitable Trust contribute to the funding of AKC/CHF Grant No. 2054: Heriditable and Sporadic Genetic Lesions in Canine Lymphoma and Osteosarcoma, a three-year study at a cost of $1,200 per year. (Motion by Steve McAdams; seconded by Clyde Dunphy) Passed unanimously.

In executive session (moved by Aura Dean, seconded by Clyde Dunphy):

Appointed Sharon Gwaltney-Brandt, DVM and Edith Markoff, Ph.D. as members of the Research and Advisory Committee. (Motion by Roger Powell, seconded by Robin Seaman, unanimous);

Appointed Jack Witt to replace Henry Jurczyk as Finance Chair of the National Specialty Committee (moved by Sandee Lovett, seconded by Clyde Dunphy, unanimous);

Approved new member applicants list of June 14 and June 24 on motion of Aura Dean seconded by Clyde Dunphy. These lists will be printed in the 4th Quarter issue of Newf Tide.

Came out of executive session on motion of Aura Dean, seconded by Robin Seaman.

Placed the following items on the agenda for the December face-to-face meeting: Consider the establishment of a policy outlining and/or providing whether the Board will cast votes (responses) via E-mail and the communication of any "vote." (Motion by Aura Dean, seconded by Clyde Dunphy)

Appoint a new chair for the Rescue Prevention Committee (upon resignation of current chair Patti McDowell).

The following business was finalized on October 3, 2001:

Approved the minutes of the Teleconference meeting of May 23, 2001 as corrected, on motion of Sandee Lovett, seconded by Aura Dean. 11 for, 1 no (MLP) Motion passed.

Approved the Minutes of the Teleconference meeting of June 19, 2001, as corrected, on motion of Robin Seaman, seconded by Sandee Lovett. 11For, 1 No (MLP)

Approved the Minutes of the Charitable Trust Teleconference Meeting of June 19, 2001 on motion of Robin Seaman, seconded by Sandee Lovett (unanimous).

Approved a $1,000 donation to the American Kennel Club/CAR Pet Disaster Relief Fund on motion of Robin Seaman, seconded by Tom Broderick (Unanimous). This donation will benefit dogs of victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks and dogs that are participating in the New York City search, rescue and recovery efforts.

As a result of executive session, moved by Sandee Lovett and seconded by Aura Dean, the new member applicants list of September 19, 2001 was approved. This list will be printed in the 4th Quarter of Newf Tide.

Came out of executive session on motion of Tom Broderick, seconded by Sandee Lovett.

Board members were reminded to submit agenda items to the Recording Secretary by November 2, 2001 for the face-to-face meeting.

No further business was conducted.

Respectfully submitted,

Tom Broderick,
Recording Secretary