Minutes, Nov. 7, 2007
Emil Luedecke, yes Wilda Bahr,
yes Sandra Milberg, yes Barb Ross, yes
Herbert asked the Cattle Committee to select a chairperson for the committee.
Francis, Nov. 7, 2007
Forus Minutes, Oct. 14, 2007
Neary moved that no judges be used for the Cattle or Sheep Dog finals
that are on an AKC approved judging list, seconded by Dale Kuhrt.
Francis, Raley, Oct.
Forum – Oct. 8, 2007
Dean Holcomb moved to use two judges for the Cattledog Finals for
2008 and after, seconded by Mike Neary.
2007 Directors Minutes
Aug. 17, 2007
Dale Kuhrt moved that all USBCHA National Finals SHEEP and CATTLE shall be fully-judged competitions. The judging is to be based upon good stock work by dog and handler and consistent with the basic tenets of conventional judged stock dog trials. A minimum of two judges shall be used in the finals trials, seconded by Lyle Lad.
After a lengthy discussion Herbert called for the vote. The motion failed.
Lyle Lad, yes Stormy Winters, yes Laura Hicks, no Dean Holcomb, no
yes JoAnn Zoerb, yes Beverly Lambert,
no Michele Howard, no
Linda Meyer, yes Lena Bailey, yes Barb Ross, no Kate Broadbent, no
Leo Woodbury, yes Bruce Smart, no Wilda Bahr, no
Sandra Milberg, no
Francis Raley, 8-26-07
July 15, 2007
USBCHA received a 2008 Cattle Dog Finals bid from Torrington, Wy. (same location as 2007).
The host committee is Stephanie Lofink, Tim Gifford and Bill Halligan. The dates for the 2008 Cattledog finals is May 14th thru 17th and 18th is needed.
Dean Holcomb moved to accept the 2008 Cattledog Finals bid from Torrington, Wy., seconded by Laura Hicks. Motion passed.
Laura Hicks – yes Lena Bailey – yes Beverly Lambert - yes
Wilda Bahr – yes Emil Luedecke – yes Sandra Milberg - yes
Gene Sheninger – yes Judy Thayer – yes Michele Howard - yes
Barb Ross – yes Dale Kuhrt – yes
July 12, 2007
After a lengthy discussion of sanctioning Novice classes Beverly
Lambert motioned the USBCHA begin a program of sanctioning novice
trials. The HA will charge a $1 per dog sanctioning fee for novice
trials. This will earn the trial "Novice Sanctioning". Such trials will
fall under all of the applicable rules and regulations of the HA. All
handlers competing in such events and all groups putting on such events
must abide by those rules.
Gene Sheninger – yes Lena Bailey – yes Sandra Milberg - yes
Emil Luedecke – no Dean Holcomb – no Michele Howard – yes
Dale Huhrt – no Beverly Lambert – yes Laura Hicks - yes
Wilda Bahr – yes Mike Neary – yes Barb Ross – yes
Bruce Smart – yes Kate Broadbent - yes
June 31, 2007
Laura Hicks checked with Sturgis about the dates of the 2008 Finals. Due to other dog events at Sturgis they feels it would suit them best to have the finals a week earlier.
Herbert moved to change the dates of the 08 finals to the start day of the Tuesday after Meeker, and run until they are over, proposed on the following Sunday. Those tentative dates are September 9 thry Sept 14. 2008. seconded by Michele Howard. Motion passed.
Michele Howard – yes Jo Ann Zoerb –
yes Mike Nearly - yes
After checking with Meeker the definite dates of the 2008 National Finals is Sept. 9th.
June 22, 2007
USBCHA received an invitation to participate in the 2008
World Trial. ISDS will be hosting World Trial at Dinefwr Park,
Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, South Wales Sept. 11 thru 14, 2008. There
are 242 teams allocated for the World trial. The number of places
allocated for the team from USA is 24. Canada will be allocated a team
separate from the US team.
After a period with very little action a committee was formed and their plan was then submitted to the board. After consideration this plan was rejected.
Emil Luedecke motioned to use the top 17 from the National Finals to pick the USBCHA World Team, seconded by Barb Ross. Again there was discussions that handlers may not be able to
Attend the 2007 National Finals. Forum vote taken; Motion failed
Dean Holcomb – yes Lena Bailey
– no Barb Ross - no
After discussions Lena withdrew her motion.
Herbert proposed to pick the 08 world trial team from the top point earners in each of the U.S districts, starting with district one, then continuing on thru the remaining districts. This will give the high point dogs from each district an opportunity to go. (remember, each qualifier can take two dogs). Remaining positions will be filled from placings at the 07 nationals finals, starting with the top 17, then remaining semi finalist, then remaining qualifying round participants. If any slots remain open, we will then go to the 07 point list in general and fill according to total points earned for 2007. No member may qualify who does not have any 07 points.
Michele Howard and Sandra Milberg asked that the motion be amended to read “the world trial qualifiers will be chosen from the top point earner in each individual district. We will go thru the districts once offering spots to the top point earner from that district, then to the second high earner and so on until we go thru each handler in a district. Then on to district 2, 3,4,ect until all 8 districts are offered a chance to send a handler. then the remaining spots pass on to the national finals participants, top 17 first, then top 40, then remainder of the 150. If after the national participants are offered a spot, then we will go to the high point earning dogs from the 06,07 qualifying year. A dog must have earned a point to be eligible." District point earners are from the 06,07 point list from ALL trials not just trials in their districts forum vote taken.
Lena Bailey – yes Emil Luedecke –
yes Beverly Lambert - no
June 18, 2007
On May 3rd Herbert presented to the Board a description of work done with Laura Hicks and her committee in regard to Sturgis hosting the Finals in 2008. He offered her (her gruop of helpers) $5,000 up front to do the work of getting the trial set up. In return, from the financial side, all sponsorships would come back to us, then we would give them a 30% commission from this sponsorship, after they reach the guaranteed $5,000. This gives them some working capitol and ensures that their effort is going to reap some reward. Laura has contacted sheep producers in the area. It is not going to be as easy as it was in 06 due to a severe reduction in numbers because of the drought. However, the sheep will be available, just might be 2 and 3 year olds ,or all lambs, or more money. The cost will be around $12.00 per head, and should include shipping Laura has met with the chamber representatives, and the BLM folks. The field is available for our use. The chamber is not going to take as active role as they have in the past. The Sturgis Chamber wants to have the trial one week earlier than we voted on. Laura and Renee Labree have investigated the possibility of a concurrent nursery field and think it can be done.
Dean Holcomb motioned to move forward with the finals going to Sturgis in 2008, seconded by Wilda Bahr. Motion passed.
Francis Raley, June 18, 2007
April 12, 2007
Dean Holcomb, yes Lena Bailey, no Barb Ross, no
Laura Hicks, yes Sandra Milberg, no Leo Woodbury, no
Emil Luedecke, yes Michele Howard, no Judy Thayer, no
Bruce Smart, Abstained Gene Sheninger, no Norma Stewart, no
Bevely Lambert, no
Herbert again opened the floor for qualifying for the 2008 World Trial.
Francis Raley, April 12, 2007
March 30, 2007
In November 06, a member, Bridget Fridley, filed a complaint against another member, Scott Kelsoe, for unsporstmanlike conduct. Herbert Holmes appointed a committee; Lena Bailey,chairperson, Dean Holcomb, Don Helsley, Amy Coapman, and Tracey Derx.
In the Matter of Bridget Fridley vs. Scott
Kelsoe, occurred on 11/11/06. The Disciplinary Committee consisting of
Lena Bailey, Amy Coapman, Tracy Derx, Don Helsley, and Dean Holcomb
reviewed the complaint put forth by Bridget Fridley and interviewed
witnesses and others familiar with the circumstances. Lena Bailey
Mike Neary motioned to enter action into the minutes of the board per our rules, seconded by Emil Luedecke. Motion passed
Beverly Lambert, yes Chester Williams, yes
Emil Luedecke, yes
Francis Raley, March 30, 2007
March 10, 2007
Herbert opened the floor for discussion on change of format at the National Sheep Finals. Herbert had received the following suggestions
1. 20 dogs into final day.
2. 45 dogs into semi finals
3. Add the semi and preliminary scores to determine finals.
4. Set number of dogs each day.
Dean Holcomb, yes Lena Bailey, yes Kate Broadbent, yes
Laura Hicks, yes Norma Stewart, yes Sandra Milberg, yes
Emil Luedecke, yes Barb Ross, yes Dale Kuhrt, yes
Bruce Smart, yes Judy Thayer, yes Michele Howard, yes
Francis Raley, 3-15-07
January 2, 2007
motioned the nomination cease, seconded by Mike Neary.
Francis Raley, Jan. 11, 2007