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FEBRUARY 2011 USNMC BOARD MEETING MINUTES

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
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In Attendance: Joe Attaway; Rita Biddle; Donna Welty; Sharon Costello; Mindy Aaron-McElyea, Troy Stroud; Susan Vann-Spruill Carlos Calderon called in at 9:40 pm
Absent: Heidi Brown

Meeting called to order at 9:06 PM EST

Motion to accept January 12, 2011 minutes as printed made by Rita Biddle, seconded by Mindy Aaron- McElyea. Vote taken – all ayes. Motion carried.

President’s Message: President Attaway stated that there some issues that needed to be resolved tonight. Mindy McElyea volunteered to be the 2011 National Show Chair.

Secretary’s Report:

Correspondence sent: Ballot for VP board position; application to AKC for October 2011 National and Regional Specialtys; email to BOD stating ballot results (VP is Rita Biddle);  various emails on legislative issues, shows, health issues, etc.
Correspondence received; complete membership application from Carlo Pietroniro; Received letter from Dr. Penta re: judges’ institute donation; Resignation letter from James Hough
Membership Applications
Carlo Pietroniro – NJ – sponsors Lena Moles,Susan Vann-Spruill, - full membership- 1st reading with all required documents
Jeff and Heather Webb – GA – subscribers

Treasurer’s Report:
Business Checking
United States Neapolitan Mastiff Club


Account Summary

Opening balance 1/01 $2,515.23
Deposits and other credits $1,314.65+
Checks $  313.13 -
Other withdrawals and service fees $   12.00-
Closing balance1/31  $3,504.75

Deposits and Other Credits

Date Amount Description
1/03 $48.25 Automated credit Paypal Transfer
1/05 $155.00 DEPOSIT
1/05 $251.40 DEPOSIT
1/06 $205.00 DEPOSIT
1/13 $ 210.00 DEPOSIT
1/26 $40.00 DEPOSIT
1/26 $285.00 DEPOSIT
Total $1,314.65  

Checks
 
Number Amount Date Posted
1155 $144.27 1/19
1156 $168.86 1/05
Total $313.13  

Small Business High Performance Mm

Account Summary

Opening balance 1/01 $13,009.87
Interest paid $0.55+
Closing balance 1/31 $13,010.42

ON APRIL 1,2011 THE OVERDRAFT PROTECTION TRANSFER FEE FROM YOUR WACHOVIA SAVINGS OR CHECKING ACCOUNT WILL BE $12.50 PER TRANSFER.

Committee Reports

Website ( Donna Welty )- site needs some updated information

Webstore (James Hough) – Need some to take charge of- Joe Attaway and Troy Stoud will do so.

Neogram ( Troy Stroud) – next issue will be ready next week

Membership ( Cathy DeLuca) – Will ask Peggy Wolfe to do 2011 Member Directory once we reach the March 2nd deadline for renewal.

Fundraising ( James Hough ) – Need to double check who was on this committee ( Joe Attaway, Troy Stroud, Marlene Church) and if one would like to take chair position.

JUDGES’ and Public Ed ( Sharon Costello)- Discussion ensued on the availability and feasibility of breed seminars. Dr. Penta’s Judging seminar should be coming up in early June. Difficult to schedule too far in advance, presenters need to scheduled, dogs should be attending.

Historian (Peggy Wolfe) –no report

Bylaws ( James Hough ) Members included Donna Welty, Heidi Brown and Peggy Wolfe

Legislation ( Rita Biddle) Rita gave a short summary of upcoming issues.

Health ( Dr. Robin White)- Independent Committee - Troy Stroud will contact Dr. White re: written agreement between committee and board.

NeoRescue, Inc. – Independent Committee – Have not had a report in quite a long while. Secretary had sent email to Shani Stewart-Robbions requesting a report – no reply to date

2011 National ( new chair – Mindy Aaron-McElyea)- Donna Welty will send Mindy a checklist that Donna has used for shows.

Old Business
Discussion on how to fill 2 vacant board positions. Some names were suggested. Will have to wait til March 2nd to see who has paid their membership dues for 2011.
Committee to be formed for COE

New Business
Need to establish guidelines for E-Gram so there is a distinction between items in Neogram and E-Gram

Meeting adjourned at 10:30 PM EST as moved by Troy Stroud