B/D Meeting, Sturgis, SD, 9/22/04
present: Barb Ross, Lena
Bailey, Gary Westbrook, Kate Broadbent, Bruce Smart, Leo Woodbury, Pete
Carmichael, Suzy McCallister, Red Oliver, Dal Kratzer, Stormy Winters,
Susan Carpenter and Bev Lambert.
not present: John Doyle,
Sandra Milberg, Dale Kuhrt, Jim Martin, Barry Moyer, Gene Sheninger,
Steve Clendenin, Wayne Parker, Bob Stephens, Kent Kuykendall,
present: Francis Raley
The meeting was called to order at 7:45 PM by Francis Raley at
the Philtown Restaurant in Sturgis, SD.
Francis reported Jan Canaday was in an accident, which prevented
Mike from attending the National Finals.
Gary Westbrook made a motion and Kate Broadbent seconded that the
minutes of the last Board meeting be accepted as presented.
Treasurer’s report: Francis reported that the HA has lost two major sponsors this
year, Colorado Natural and Tractor Supply.
Not included in the income was the $5,000 which had received from
ABCA for the sheep fund. The largest income is from the qualifying fees.
Bev Lambert talked about
having each event (cattle/sheep) to be self supporting.
She suggested that the entry fee be raised. Nursery to $150 and
$350 for Open with the possibility of 50% of the money going to prize
money. There was a lengthy
discussion on how to get sponsor money for the Association.
Bev Lambert said that she had heard that Sturgis would like to
have us back perhaps as a permanent location.
Checking account balance Aug. 30th
14,941.28, Livestock Fund
Account 8,403.58. Bruce
smart made a motion and Bev Lambert seconded that the treasurers report
Barb Ross gave a report on Laura Hicks proposal for “classifieds
sections” on the
web site. Bev Lambert made
a motion and Barb Ross seconded that the HA accept the proposal from
Laura Hicks. Unanimously
passed. Laura and Francis
will be working on this site in the next few months.
Francis mentioned that she has had requests for the HA to accept
credit cards and suggested that we think of doing just that.
Bev Lambert made a motion and Stormy Winters seconded that the
Nursery Finals be run after the Open finals next year. Unanimously
Bruce Smart made a motion and Kate Broadbent seconded that the
sanctioning fee for cattle be raised from $1 to $2. Unanimously
Gary Westbrook brought up the idea of using only four sheep for
the finals to save on cost. A discussion followed about the cost and
quality of the sheep.
Bev Lambert made a motion and Bruce Smart seconded that the entry
fee for the Open Cattle and Sheep finals be raised to $200.
Motion carried. (No’s: Susan Carpenter, Gary Westbrook, Dal
Kratzer and Pete Carmichael)
Bev Lambert made a motion and Susan Carpenter seconded that
USBCHA 2004 premiums be $34,800 of which $5,000 was money contributed by
Broughton and Broughton. Unanimously
There were no one nominated for district 6 Director so Francis sent out write
in ballots and there was a tie. Dal Kratzer made a motion that the
result of the tie be determined by random process , “a flip of the
coin” Motion passed. There was a flip of the coin and the results will be
announced at the annual meeting.
World trial: The
first thing to be done is to have the dogs micro chipped.
Lambert made a motion and Stormy Winters seconded that blood titers must
be taken by Nov. 1st as it take three weeks to get the results for the
world trial. Unanimously
Bev Lambert made a motion and Leo Woodbury seconded that we
accept the proposal for an online store. Motion passed.
More information will be available in the next few months.
Bev Lambert made a motion and Stormy seconded that we accept the
Nursery qualifying proposal. Motion passed.
J of Section 31 to read as follows:
At a trial where no Open classes are offered, only one Nursery
class per day may be sanctioned.
At a trial where Open classes are offered, the total number of
Nursery classes sanctioned may not exceed the total number of days that
the trial is sanctioned for. The scheduling of the Nursery classes
is at the discretion of the trial host; however, no more than two
sanctioned Nursery classes may be run in one day.
1. Add a new second sentence to Subsection B of Section 2, as
follows: "They must specify the number of trials to be
offered in each sanctioned class (e.g., 2 Open trials and 2 Nursery
Change Subsection F of Section 2 so that it reads:
"The HA Secretary shall maintain a list of all sanctioned trials,
and shall publish on the USBCHA website the number of trials to be run
in each sanctioned class during the course of the overall trial."
Bev Lambert made a motion and Bruce Smart seconded that we not
accept the Youth Program at this time. It was suggested that the program
be started on the local level and let it grow up through the ranks
before the HA considers again adding a youth division to the National
Election of officers: Francis said there would be a conference call to nominate
officers for the coming two years. . After a discussion Lena made a
motion and Bev Lambert seconded to send nominations and votes by e-mail
or fax.. Nominations are to
be received by Nov. 1st.
Motion passed. Red Oliver made a motion and Dal Kratzer seconded
that the election ballot be secret. Motion passed. (Bev voted no)
Judges expenses: Last year all judges were given $500 spending
money. Bruce Smart made a motion and Stormy seconded that we do the same
thing this year. Yes votes: Red Oliver, Leo Woodbury, Dal Kratzer,
Stormy Winters, Bruce Smart, Gary Westbrook:
No votes; Barb Ross Lena bailey, Kate Broadbent, Susan Carpenter,
Bev Lambert, Suzie McCallister, and Pete Carmichael. Motion Failed.
Bev Lambert made a motion and Kate Broadbent seconded that all
judges get $200 expense money. Unanimously
Gary Westbrook made a motion and Dal Kratzer seconded that all
judges must come from the US. Bruce made a motion and Red seconded that
the motion be tabled. Motion passed. (Bev Lambert and Gary Westbrook voted no)
Red Oliver made a motion and Suzie McCallister seconded that all
lifetime members have the privilege of voting.
Motion was out of order as it is a By-law change.
Bev Lambert made a motion and Stormy winters seconded that the
meeting is adjourned at 9:50 PM Motion passed.
taken by Tolli Nelson