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MAY 2009 USNMC BOARD MEETING MINUTES

MAY 17, 2009
Attendance:  Sharon Costello, Donna Welty, Irene O’Connor, Rita Biddle, Kendail Gonzales ( had to be excused early due to driving back from show), Jennifer Groves, Shani  Stewart-Robbins, Nydia Thornton, Cathy DeLuca

Absent:  Ingrid Fortunato, Nikki Stamper

Meeting called to order at 9:08 PM EST

Motion made by Jennifer Groves to accept minutes from April 19, 2009 as printed.  Motion seconded by Cathy De Luca. Motion carried.

President’s Message:
President Costello welcomed all to tonight’s meeting. Mrs. Costello acknowledged the work of the secretary in reference to the bylaw mailings (3 of them) and the presentation of the candidates and balloting procedure for the 2009 Election.  Mrs. Costello voiced her gratitude to Mr. Brian King for all his work on the bylaw revisions and noted that he personally had contacted Ms. Wolfe over her concerns regarding them.  Mr. Sergey Takser had contacted her via phone call in reference to his membership status and the length of time it was taking. The process was explained to him. (Note the second reading of his name and application is on tonight’s agenda)


Secretary’s Report:
Correspondence sent: Bylaw revision and ballots ( 3 x’s ); Legislative concerns, breed request information.  Correspondence received:  from AKC the following: 1) notification from Events on former scheduled shows, 2) AKC Meet the Breeds in NY on Oct. 17 & 18, 2009, 3) Updating of election results form, 4) information and medallion pledge form for Eukanuba National Championship to be held on Dec. 12 & 13, 2009 in CA, 5) information on legislative link on AKC website;  from International  Kennel Club of Chicago notification and invite to join their show set for February 2010; Revised Proposal for 2010 USNMC Nationals in Southern California from Dr. Pierluigi Scalia.


Membership Application
- 2nd Printing
Sergey Takser NY Associate Sponsor - Thierry Paratore
Membership Application - 1st Printing
Renee Arvin TX Associate Sponsor - Cathy De Luca
Treasurer’s Report:

United States Neapolitan Mastiff Club
Treasurer’s Report - Irene O’Connor
Month of :  April  2009
BEGINNING BALANCE   $25,991.66
Income Amount Total
USNMC Rescue $15.00
NeoGram $15.00
Membership Dues $214.49
2009 Trophy Donations 134.44
USNMC 2009 National Spec. DVD Sales $451.04
Total Receipts $829.97
Expenses Amount Total
USNMC Monthly Website Fee $44.50
Commercial Service Charge $1.56
Printing & Copying & Postage & Supplies

Postage: mailing of by-laws, Slate of Officers

Printing: Awards Dinner Program, By-Laws,

Annual Report, Slate of Officers

Supplies: Envelopes, labels, HP ink cartridges(2)
491.23
Ways & Means Expense $45.00
Rockwood Insurance $45.00
Equisure Insurance $600.00
Total Expenses $1,227.29
TOTAL PROFIT/LOSS -$397.32
*$2500 - Neorescue Endowment mailed in April.

$1000 - Balance for USNMC Video - Dominick Video Co., Inc.

$38.43 - Jim Deppen - Foreign Mailing & Office Supplies for Judges Educ.

$229.47 - Cathy White - Mailing Memberships from 5/2008 to present.

$3.99 - AKC-1st quarter inline printing of club flier.

UNITED STATES NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF CLUB

2009 USNMC NATIONAL SPECIALY REPORT

Irene O’Connor, Treasurer
USNMC NATIONAL SPECIALTY ACCOUNT
INCOME AMOUNT
2009 Trophy Pledges $2,953.46
2009 Specialty Judge $1,600.69
Awards Banquet $3,860.16
Donations $1,090.90
2008 Cake Donation $50.00
TOTAL INCOME $9,555.21
EXPENSE AMOUNT
2009 Trophy Expense $2,908.25
2009 Specialty Judge $1,104.00
Awards Banquet $2,890.51
Judges Gifts $86.75
Registration Fees $15.00
TOTAL EXPENSES $7,004.51
NET INCOME $2,550.70
WAYS & MEANS AUCTION
Auction Income $4,361.00
Auction Expense $1,686.06
Net Income from Auction $2,674.94
  OUTSTANDING TROPHY PLEDGES
Best of Winners $125.00
Reserve Winners Dog $75.00
Reserve Winners Bitch $75.00
Open Bitches $45.00
Sweepstakes:
Puppy Dogs 6-9 months $45.00
Puppy  6-9 months Bitches $45.00
Puppy 9-12 Bitches $45.00
Junior 12-18 Bitches $45.00
TOTAL PLEDGES NOT PAID $500.00
Rita Biddle moved to pay outstanding bills. Jennifer Groves seconded.  Motion passed - all ayes.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

COMMUNICATIONS
   Website - Co-Chairs Sharon Costello, Donna Welty
   There is a problem with members posting litter announcements on website.
   Karl will address the matter

   Neogram - Editor Heather Welty
   Next issue is a work in progress

FUNDRAISING - Chairperson Nydia Thornton
   No report. Mrs. Thornton expressed the hope that someone on the new board will get a plan together for next year.

Judges’ and Public Education - Chairperson Jim Deppen
   No report.  Mrs. Costello reported that she met a judge ( Gary Basset??) who has attended 3 seminars. He complimented Rita Biddle and Jim Deppen/Denise Flaim from Mollosser Magazine has asked for an article on gait

Health Committee - Chairperson Dr. Pierluigi Scalia
   No report

2009 Nationals and Awards - Chair Jennifer Groves, Co-chair Cathy Deluca except for unpaid trophy pledges - show is closed out

Legislation - Chairperson Rita Biddle
   MS. Biddle reported on the status of the Indiana Bill, HSUS and NAIA

Historian - Chairperson Donna Welty
   No report

Ethics - Chairperson Shani Stewart Robbins
   No report

Membership - Chairperson Cathy Deluca
   Inquiry on status of membership of Troy Stoud

Bylaws - Chair ???
   Mailing out for balloting

Local Clubs - Chairperson Irene O’Connor
   No report

Procedure Revisions - Chairperson Donna Welty
   No Report

NeoRescue, INC - Chairperson Shani  Stewart Robbins
   Have 501C3!!!   Backdated to April 12, 2007
   Email address is NeoRescueINC@gmail
   Having a Board Meeting next week
   Final endowment of $2500 due July 1
   Need to contact Putnam - how to change over???

Nomination - Chairperson Nikki Smith
   Secretary reported that in addition to Committee’s slate ( as stated in last month’s Minutes ) there are four nominations from the floor: Heather Gialella for VP,  Jim Deppen for Pres., Peggy Wolfe for BOD and Janet Hospodar for BOD.



OLD BUSINESS

2010 National Proposals

   Emails were sent to Dr. Scalia and Carlos Calderon requesting more details
   Only response back was from Dr. Scalia
   Mrs. Costello spoke with Joe Attaway
   Questions to be resolved re: Lake Matthews K.C.
      What will Lake Matthews give per dog?
      What will L.M.K.C. be responsible for?
      Who will provide ribbons?
      What will USNMC be held responsible for?
   Rita Biddle moves to tentatively accept the CA proposal for holding the 2010 National
      Pending clarification of fine arrangements between the LMKC and the USNMC.
   Shani Stewart Robbins seconds the motion. Vote taken - all ayes
   Shani Stewart Robbins volunteers to contact Dr. Scalia and ask who will be the show
   chair, the financial arrangements, ribbons, awards and judge.

NEW BUSINESS

NONE

NEXT MEETING WILL BE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009 AT 9 PM EST

Motion made for adjournment by Jennifer Groves at 11:10 PM EST