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AUGUST 2010 USNMC BOARD MEETING MINUTES

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
Website - (Donna)  Webstore is under construction and should be running very soon. Jim is waiting on additional information on linking the USNMC’s PayPal Account to the webstore.

Neogram - (Troy) Troy reports that the Neogram is on track and that he has received many photos from the 2010 Nationals. He has also received several articles, but is still waiting on a couple of articles. Troy is now exploring printers in his area.

Membership - ( Cathy DeLuca) No Report

Fundraising - ( Jim)   Banner on club website??? This issue was tabled. Jim was asked to have Cathy contact the interested party and solicit $200 to $250 in merchandise.

Judges’ & Public Ed - Need to organize standard packet of information for public events.  Still nothing from Dr. Scalia. Troy is to contact Dr. Scalia obtain the CD then distribute to the BoD.

Historian- No report

Bylaws-  (Jim) email received from Peggy Wolfe requesting to be on committee
The BoD approved Peggy Wolfe to the Bylaws Committee

Ethics-  No Report

Legislation -(Rita) No report

Health - Independent committee

NeoRescue- Independent committee

2011 National ( Jim,Showchair )
Show Committee: Jim Hough, Joe Attaway, Carlos Calderon, Peggy Wolfe, Cathy DeLuca

Show Committee meeting via confenence call on Aug. 5, 2010

2011 USNMC National/Regional Specialty in conjunction with Douglasville Kennel Club’s 2011 Fall Show, Friday October 21, 2011, near Atlanta, GA.
Judges Selection letter has been sent to members. Show Committee is planning on rolling-out details publicly when the National Judge has been secured. Sharon Costello slated to judge Regional. Still some question about Sweeps Judge, need to clarify that the sweeps judge can not show dogs, or have dogs show that they co-own.

Committee is working with DKC to secure hotel, with meeting rooms and specific requests at show venue.

One day format is approved by the AKC, Regional around Noon, National in evening, National (Stand Alone) after All Breed BIS. AKC does limit us to a 50 dog entry at an evening show.

Marlene Church is helping with trophies and auction items.
Attendance:
Dr. Dennis Dafnis, Joe Attaway, Rita Biddle, Heidi Brown, Jim Hough, Mindy Aaron-McElyea, Troy Stroud, Susan Vann -Spruill

Meeting called to order  at 9:10 PM EST

Motion made by to accept minutes from BOD Meeting, July 14, 2010. As printed.     Motion by Susan Vann-Spruill;  Seconded by Mindy Aaron-McElyea.    

President’s Message:
Dr. Dennis Dafnis’ message to the Board of Director’s was concerning the need for more member involvement in committees and in club events.

Dr. Dafnis noted that only members of the BoD are active on committees, and that club members need to become more involved with the committees and decisions being made concerning THEIR club.

Dr. Dafnis then asked the BoD for a motion to have the Secretary draft a letter to all members, outlining the various committees’ assignments available and a short description of the committees function. In this same letter the BoD would ask the membership to volunteer for these various committees and become active in THEIR club.

Mindy Aaron-McElyea moved to have the Secretary draft a letter to all members, outlining the various committees’ assignments available and a short description of the committees function. In this same letter the BoD would ask the membership to volunteer for these various committees and become active in THEIR club.

Motion Seconded by Susan Vann-Spriull

Motion Passed - Unanimously

Secretary’s Report: Correspondence sent:

Correspondence Received:
A motion was made by Troy to accept Dr. Daniel Renfrow back as a Full member, the motion was Seconded by Mindy, the motion passes Unanimously.
Discussion concerning Kelly Raymond tabled until Sponsosrs are clarified
Discussion on Laura Jurelli as a Subscriber Member, the BoD welcomes Laura to the USNMC.


Membership Applications:
Dr. Daniel Renfrow NY Sponsors - Donna Welty; Heather Welty
Kelly Raymond CA Sponsors - none listed
Laura Jurelli FL Subscriber
Business Checking
Opening balance 7/01/10 $1,483.95+
Deposits and other credits $1,445.65+
Checks $   344.93-
Other withdrawals and service fees $       9.00-
Closing balance 7/30/10 $2,575.67
Small Business High Performance Mm
Opening balance7/01/10 $13,007.13
Interest paid $       0.53+
Closing balance  $13,007.13
Motion to accept made by Mindy, Seconded by Troy, passed Unanimously

Committee Reports
Old Business

Motion to ratify email vote to accept an mail Judges selection letter of August 2, 2010 to membership made by Rita Biddle, Seconded by Mindy. Motion passed Unanimously.

New Business
None

Other

Next meeting -  September 8, 2010 at 9:00 PM EST


Adjournment moved at 10:00 EST PM by Troy Stroud


Minutes submitted by Jim Hough
Treasurer’s Report: