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In attendance: Joe Attaway, Donna Welty, Sharon Costello, Heidi Brown, Carlos Calderon, Mindy Aaron- McElyea, Susan Vann- Spruill, Dr. Robin White

Absent: Rita Biddle. Troy Stroud

Meeting called to order at 9:04 PM Est

Motion made to accept minutes from April 13, 2011 as printed made by Mindy Aaron-McElyea and seconded by Susan Vann-Spruill.

President’s Message: President Attaway expressed his appreciation for the efforts completed by the Nomination Committee and the Show Committee.

Secretary’s Report:
     Correspondence sent: phone call to Lisa Cinciripini re: sweepstake judging assignment at October Nationals; email to Jim Hough re: webstore items and letter sent to Mr. Goetz.
     Correspondence received: Email from Jim Hough stating will get items to Troy Stroud soon; Membership incomplete applications and checks from last May’s National; AKC’s request for updated officer list after coming election; AKC’s approval letters for October Regional and National; AKC’s request for commitment and contact name for December Meet the Breeds at Eukanuba in Florida; email forwarded from Rita Biddle re: Dr. Penta’s judging seminar request for presenter and dogs for August 2011; letter from Charina Smith.


Treasurer’s Report:
Basic Business Checking

Activity Summary

Beginning balance on 4/01 $3,254.75
Deposits/Credits $      75.00
Withdrawls/Debits $      69.07
Ending Balance on 4/30 $3,260.68

Business Performance Savings

Beginning balance on 4/01 $13,011.47
Deposits/Credits $      0.53
Withdrawls/Debits $      0.00
Ending Balance on 4/30 $13,011.47

Monies donated from 2011 Membership fees:
   Rescue - $100 plus an additional #25
   Neogram - $105
   Education - $20
   Health - $20
   General Fund - $30
 

Bills presented to be paid:
   Donna Welty for supplies, printing and mailing of 2011 Election Information - $296.42
      Mindy Aaron-McElyea moved to pay above bill. Susan Vann-Spruill seconded.
 
Treasurer Sharon Costello reminded Board that $600.00 bill had been sent to Equisure Insurance.
A fruit arrangement had been sent to Cathy DeLuca as moved by the Board Members via an email vote

COMMITTEE REPORTS

WEBSITE (DONNA WELTY)
Will try to find time to update information found on website

WEBSTORE ( JOE ATTAWAY, TROY STROUD )
To the best of Board’s knowledge, items have not been sent to Troy Stoud. A certified letter will be sent to Mr. Hough stating he will have 7 (seven) days upon receipt of letter to send items to Troy.

NEOGRAM ( TROY STROUD)
Mr. Stroud absent. Stroud had mentioned at previous meeting of having the next edition out by June.
MEMBERSHIP ( CATHY DELUCA, DONNA WELTY, ACTING CHAIR )
Committee member Joe Attaway mailed to club treasurer membership applications that he received at the 2010 National held last May.

As presented:
1. Chad & Jackie Mayo (360-403-3138 /425-971-5757 )
Family membership - $50.00 check dated5/27/10 – 1 sponsor ( L. Cinciripini )

2. Charles Schmid & Robbin Miranda (764-436-0207)
Family membership- $50.00 check dated 5/29/10 - NO sponsors

3. Juan Carlos Stauring (808-990-1304 )
Full individual membership – NO Check – NO sponsors

4. Riminy Giuliani & Claudia Giuliani (760-231-7401 /760-712-1785 )
Family membership – NO check – No sponsors – no address

5. Oscar Illescas (423-765-5993)
Full individual membership – NO check – 1 sponsor ( Joe Attaway )

6. Tony Basalari ( 626-683-9353/818-424-5360)
Full individual ? $135.00 ck dated (trophy???) 5/27/2010 front says sponsors are
Pierluigi Scalia and Joe Attaway – NO sponsor sheets filled out

7. Andy Gill ( 209-836-3248/408-807-6942)
Full individual - $35.00 ck dated 6/7/10 – has two sponsors ( PL Scalia & J.Attaway)

8. Pamela Wall ( 805-386-4663 / 805-816-9211)
Subscriber – no check

Committee member ( and President) Attaway will contact above people.


Donna Welty questioned the status of the Membership Directory as it was her understanding that this would be an annual publication produced after the membership last due date of March 1 or 2

JUDGES’ & PUBLIC ED ( SHARON COSTELLO )
Mrs. Costello reported that the committee is trying to rebuild all materials and update photos. She
Expressed a need for updated handout information

HISTORIAN ( PEGGY WOLFE )
NO REPORT

BYLAWS –
ITEM FOR NEW BOARD TO WORK ON

LEGISLATION ( RITA BIDDLE )
Ms. Biddle absent. Board reminded to read emails sent regarding legislation

HEALTH ( DR. ROBIN WHITE)
Dr. White reminded Board that she had sent pdf’s on revised letter stating the relationship to
Exist between the USNMC and the MHF; recommended health testing. The next edition of the
PULSE will be forthcoming and the committee will be sending an update every four months.
Board decision to be made on status of relationship at June’s BOD meeting.

NeoRescue, INC
Trying to connect with someone associated with the Rescue

2011 NATIONAL ( SHOWCHAIR DR. DAVID WHITE )
Board members expressed their gratitude to Dr. D. White for taking on the showchair position!

Judges finalized – Friday Regional – Sweepstakes – Mrs. Mindy Aaron-McElyea, Classes –
Mrs. Sharon Costello/ Saturday National – Sweepstakes – Mr. Carl Vitner (AKC judge)
Classes – Mr. Nicola Imbimbo
Both Douglasville and Atlanta Kennel Judges have added Mr. Imbimbo to the panel – therefore no
No cost for Mr. Imbimbo regarding transportation or hotel.
Judging schedule to be worked out at later date – Mr. Imbimbo will be judging group
Premium information has been submitted – along with trophy info
Status of Auction – Back on
Will be working on information for website
Will be finalizing banquet


OLD BUSINESS
Guidelines for e- gram

NEW BUSINESS
2011 Election – all bios, directions, and ballots mailed out by May 1 deadline .
Despite two phone calls to Mrs. Gieske – no bio was received by due date
Mr. Deppen requested to be removed from nomination list

OTHER
None


NEXT MEETING – THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011 AT 9 pm EST

Meeting motioned to adjournment by Sharon Costello at 10:17 PM EST
 

MAY 2011 USNMC BOARD MEETING MINUTES

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011