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Bulletin Board
Regular Teleconference Meeting of the
Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Unless noted otherwise, times are Eastern Daylight Time.

(In an effort for more timely communication with the membership, here is a list of the motions made and actions taken at this meeting. The list is presented by the board for your information and is to be considered unofficial. The complete official minutes of the meeting will be published when approved.)
NCA Board of Directors: Lynne Anderson-Powell (LA), Steve Britton (SB), John Cornell (JC), Mary Lou Cuddy (MLC), Roger Frey (RF), Sue Marino (SM); Steve McAdams (SMc), Mary L. Price (MLP), Pat Randall (PKR), Pam Rubio (PSR), Pam Saunders (PS), Donna Thibault (DT) and Dave Helming, AKC delegate.
President Pam Saunders called the meeting to order at 8:07 p.m., and Recording Secretary Steve Britton was present.
Other board members who answered the roll-call: John Cornell, Mary Lou Cuddy, Roger Frey, Sue Marino, Steve McAdams, Mary L. Price, Pam Rubio and Donna Thibault; Pat Randall joined the meeting at 8:40 p.m. Lynne Anderson Powell and AKC Delegate David Helming were absent.
Sue Rainey, chair of the NCA Working Dog Committee, attended a portion of the meeting.
Pam Rubio moved and John Cornell seconded to adopt the published agenda. The board adopted the agenda without objection.
The board approved the minutes of its regular Face-to-face meeting-November 10, 11 and 12-as amended. (Absent: LA. PKR)
Without objection, the board dispensed with the reading and approval of the minutes from the Charitable Trust Trustee meeting of Saturday, November 11, 2017. (It postponed the reading and approval of the Charitable Trust Trustee minutes to its January 15, 2018 meeting; Absent: LA).
Without objection, to consider sensitive business, the board entered executive session. While in executive session, Pat Randall joined the meeting. (Absent: LA)
Sue Raney, chair of the Working Dog Committee arrived at 9 p.m., and without objection, the board returned to its regular business session. Sue Raney presented a Working Dog Committee report on proposed Water Test Boat Safety requirements.
Steve Britton requested the board receive a minority committee report on the proposed Water Test Boat Safety requirements (authored by Sue Marino). Without objection, the board received the minority report. (Absent: LA)
Steve Britton moved and Pam Rubio seconded to approve the Water Test Boat Safety requirements proposal as noted in the Working Dog Committee Report. By roll-call vote, the board adopted the committee’s proposal. (Affirmative: SB, JC, MLC, SMc, MLP, PKR, PSR, PS; Negative: RF, SM, DT; Absent: LA)
Without objection, the board returned to its executive session, and subsequently returned to its regular session. (Absent: LA)

Subsequent to executive session, the board moved the following in regular session:

  • Pam Rubio moved and John Cornell seconded that the president appoint a special committee of three to develop a policy for reinstatement for any dog that is disqualified under the Working Dog Aggression Policy. The board adopted the motion without objection. (Absent: LA)

  • Without objection, President Pam Saunders appointed Pam Rubio (chair), Sue Marino, and herself to the special committee. She also set the special committee’s reporting due date as the February 15, 2018 regular board of director’s meeting.

Donna Thibault moved and Steve Britton seconded to adjourn the meeting. (Absent: LA)
President Pam Saunders declared the meeting adjourned at 10:31 p.m.









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