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JUNE 2010 USNMC BOARD MEETING MINUTES

SATURDAY,  JUNE 10, 2010
The Membership Committee requests that the creation of an additional new YAHOO Group be placed on the next USNMC BOD Agenda.  The new YAHOO Group would be for USNMC MEMBERS ONLY and be password protected for each USNMC Member.  The current YAHOO Group that we now have would be for the use of NON-USNMC MEMBERS. 

Above request was discussed and voted on. The voting consisted of 6 No's, 2 Yes's and 1 absent at time of vote due to phone reception

Website: Donna Welty reported that monthly posting of minutes are being done.  Barbara Laird is a pleasure to work with!
Neogram:  We are need of an editor. The next issue was to be the printed one with National results. Donna will have webmaster post an announcement that we are in search for a new editor.

Fundraising: No report

Judges’ & Public Ed: - Dr. Scalia reported that 12-15 individuals were in attendance at the breed seminar presented at the National.  There were complaints about the ringside mentor.

Historian:  No report

Bylaws: No report

Health: No report

Ethics: Recommendations from Committee members - 3 out of the 5 have been received re: recent compliant and subsequent investigation. Discussion occurred and it was suggested that a letter of disappointment regarding breeding practice and lack of sportsmanship be sent. Sharon Costello moved for secretary to send letter.  Rita Biddle seconded.  Vote taken - all in favor.

Legislation: Keep reading the emails sent. Rita Biddle summarized some recent events.

NeoRescue, INC - No report

2010 National and Annual Meeting
Business Checking May 1, 2010 - May 28, 2010
Opening balance 5/01 $7,185.67
Deposits and other credits * $474.73+
Checks  $1,593.79-
Other withdrawals and service fees 3,064.73-
Closing balance 5/28 $3,001.88
* Deposits and other Credits
Date Amount Description
5/05 $68.00 DEPOSIT
5/19 $184.30 REFUND CROWN AWARDS INC
5/24 $82.43 AUTOMATED CREDIT PAYPAL TRANSFER
5/24 140.00 DEPOSIT
TOTAL $474.73
Small Business High Performance Mm -- Account Summary
Opening balance 5/01 $13,006.01
Interest paid 0.50
Closing balance 5/28 $13,006.01
Preliminary 2010 National/Regional Specialty Expenses
Other Withdrawals and Service Fees
Date Amoun Description
5/14 $7.50 Commercial Service Charges For April 2010
5/18 $456.50 PURCHASE CROWN AWARDS INC
5/18 $75.69 POSTAGE TO CA CHALLANGE TROPHYS
5/20 $36.25 PURCHASE CROWN AWARDS INC
5/21 $764.48 PURCHASE HODGES BADGE CO
5/24 $1,800.00 DEBIT MEMO (TRANSFER TO PIERLUIGI SCALIA/JUDGES EXPENSES
5/28 $393.75 PRIZE RIBBON INC
SUB TOTAL $3,526.67
$2,058.00 SHERATON FAIRPLEX BANQUET BALANCE PAID
TOTAL $5,584.67
In attendance: Dr. Pierluigi Scalia, Donna Welty, Sharon Costello,  Joseph Attaway, Rita Biddle, Heidi Brown,Mindy McElyea , Nydia Thornton , Susan Vann Spruill, Carlos Calderon

Meeting called to order at 9:06 PM EST
Minutes from  May 2, 2010 accepted as printed.  Moved by Joe Attaway   Seconded by Sharon Costello  Vote all ayes. Motion passed

President’s message: Dr. Scalia reported on the 2010 National. The Board would like to send a thank you to Mr. Adrian Sanchez and our judges.

Secretary’s Report:
Correspondence sent: Correspondence sent: email vote on new members-welcome to Rachel Hosking and Susan Bruck; email vote from BOD re: Members Directory - motion made by Donna Welty to mail asap, seconded by Mindy McElyea - motion carried; email vote to suspend PayPal until status cleared up- moved by Sharon Costello, seconded by Mindy - motion carried; email vote to grant extension of the date for floor nomination  moved by Rita Biddle, second by Nydia Thornton -motion carried.

Correspondence received: email from AKC re: photos; email from USNMC contact inquiry re: CBS news; email re: Bas Bosch Seminar; various emails re: PayPal account; email from AKC re: Meet the Breeds; email from Cathy Deluca volunteering to help out at Meet the Breeds; email from Cathy Deluca re: new yahoo group formation; email forwarded by Pierluigi Scalia re: Digital Magazine Publishing Proposal; 3 emails from Ethics Committee; written letter from Rhoda Winter Russell requesting a membership list, letter from AKC in reference to December 2010 Eukanuba; letter from AKC Humane Fund requesting a donation ( minimum $1,000); email from the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America in reference to a survey they are taking of health requirements and testing done by parent clubs. Forwarded on to the Health Committee ( Robin White, Pierluigi Scalia and Lisa Cinciripini) and email from Joe Attaway stating his payment for AKC Parent Club Conference has been made.

Treasurer’s Report:
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND WE STILL DO NOT HAVE THE SHOW SECRETARY'S BILL OR THE MONEY THAT WE WILL GET BACK FROM HER WHICH IS ENTRY MONEY THAT IS DUE THE USNMC. I WILL AT THIS POINT ASSUME SHE WILL BE DEDUCTING HER FEE FROM THESE MONIES.

OUR USNMC CHECKING ALSO DOES NOT YET REFLECT THE SHERATON FAIRPLEX BILL IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,058.00.THISDRAFT AMOUNT WILL SHOW ON OUR JUNE STATEMENT.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADD $1000.00 DEPOSIT THAT WAS PAID IN MARCH TO THE SHERATON FAIRPLEX FOR THE BANQUET. THIS AMOUNT IS ADDED TO THE PRELEMINARY BALANCE BRINGING THE TOTAL UP TO $6,584.67.

Bills to be paid: Donna Welty submitted “Election” bill for total of $189.01 ( $126.26 printing, $53.07 postage). Mindy McElyea moved to pay bill for $189.01. Heidi Brown seconded. Vote - all ayes. Motion passed/

Committee Reports:
Membership:
1.Member Directories have been mailed. 
2.Due to the fact that 2010 membership renewal keep dribbling in- despite the due date given - Donna Welty moves that effective for 2011 renewals received by January 31 of that year will be allowed to vote in that year’s election if member in previous year and their name will appear in the Members Directory- both printed and online. Seconded by Rita Biddle. Vote - all ayes. Motion passed.
3. Donna Welty moved that for this year only, renewals submitted after Jan. 31 will be accepted through the year until July 1, 2010 without reapplying for membership but they will not be allowed to vote or have their name in directory - printed or online.  Seconded by Joe Attaway.  Vote - all ayes. Motion passed. Individuals who inquired -Noel Goodrich, Carlo Pietroniro and Jenny Paratore -may submit their dues BEFORE July 1 without reapplying
4. Received by email from Cathy DeLuca
Minutes from the Annual Meeting have been received
Still waiting for judging results, financial accounting
Old Business
Regional Specialty with ICKC - December 3rd, 2010
Application to BOD received and approved
Application sent to AKC with payment
Disaster Plan sent and received
Raleigh Specialty - Susan Vann Spruill -on hold
New Business
Suggested locations of future Nationals - tabled
Judge selection for future Nationals- tabled
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Phone problems - calls lost - adjourned at 10:24********
PayPal account
Parent Club Conference - Joe Attaway
Other
Counting of Votes - 2 PM Tuesday, June 15th
Meet the Breeds - NYC October 16 & 17, 2010
Need form sent in with Cathy Deluca listed as rep
Mastiff Club of Northern Ohio Seminar with Bas Bosch
Parent Club Photos
Next meeting - after election results announced -



Emails sent to Board member requesting acknowledgement of

Cathy DeLuca doing Meet the Breeds in NYC on October 16 and 17, 2010 - confirmed by emails

Nominees for attendance at Bas Bosch Seminar at Mastiff Club of Northern Ohio Seminar

Request for parent club photos from AKC

Email vote taken to restore Pay Pal account - all in favor