Forum Minutes, 2008
Lena Bailey motioned to accept the following bid for 2009 Cattle
Dog Finals, seconded by Dean Holcomb,
Dean Holcomb, yes Norma Stewart, yes Emil
Luedecke, yes Jimmy Walker, yes Wilda Bahr,
Francis Raley, 11/18/09
July 28, 2008
Dean Holcomb motioned, " the USBCHA will hold the National Finals at Belle Grove Planation in September 2010. Dean Holcomb is representing the local group in this proposal. The USBCHA will accept the budget presented earlier to the B/D. As the budget shows, the event will cost the ISBCHA $5000 up front. The ISBCHA agrees to underwrite the finals for another $5000 in the event of unforeseen cost or revenue loss. If the budget does change for whatever reason, Dean Holcomb will contact the USBCHA president, then the USBCHA board will have direct input in any proposed budget changes. If, after all accounting is done, the event has a net profit, all of the money will be split 70% for USBCHA, 30% for the local group. This money that goes to the USBCHA will go into general funds to be used for all future finals”, seconded by Lena Bailey. Motion passed.
Dean Holcomb, yes Lena Bailey,
yes Allen Hickenbottom, yes Norma
Francis Raley, 8/1/08-_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
July, 15, 2008
The motion that Open Cattledog Classes with 5 or more entries can be
sanctioned passed. Jimmy Walker motioned that
Jimmy Walker, yes Dean Holcomb,
no Lena Bailey, no Barb Ross,
June 30, 2008
The B/D will vote on receiving the excess monies from the 2007 National Finals (approximately $20,000) with the following conditions: Richard Williams motioned, the USBCHA must earmark the money in a separate account (possibly a CD). The money can only be used to fund a National Finals that will be held East of the Mississippi (which could include Eastern Canada). The money will be dispersed in total to the next local committee awarded the bid to host that finals. The award of this money will not effect other monies normally provided by the USBCHA to a national finals local committee. The availability of money will be advertised in order that potential local committees considering bidding for the finals may properly consider receipt of these funds in their financial projections, seconded by Dean Holcomb. Motion passed
Allen Hickenbottom, yes Amanda Milliken, yes Dick Williams,
yes Laura Hicks, yes
Francis Raley, July 17, 2008
May 31, 2008
Jimmy Walker moved that Open Cattledog Classes with 5 or more entries can be sanctioned, seconded by Dean Holcomb. Motion passed.
yes Lena Bailey, yes Jimmy Walker, yes
Allen Hickenbottom, yes
Jimmy Walker moved that beginning January 1, 2009, the sanctioning fee for cattledog classes be $4.00 per entry for both the Open Class and the Nursery Class, seconded by Dean Holcomb. Motion passed.
yes Lena Bailey, yes Jimmy Walker, yes Allen
Francis Raley, June 27, 2008
April 30, 2008
Holcomb motioned to add to the Open Rules as in the Nursery Rules,
Section 31-Rule B, to state that all handlers must be a current paid
member of USBCHA before the handler’s dog receives qualification points
for the Finals, seconded by Dan Keeton. Motion passed
Allen Hickenbottom proposed the following change in the first sentence
of Section 1 "Membership Requirements and/or Privileges", Paragraph D;
to read “Only members in good standing shall earn points to participate
in the National Open and Nursery class finals” seconded by Lena Bailey.
Lena Bailey, yes to 2nd motion Wilda Bahr, yes to both motions
Jimmy Walker, yes to both motions Dean Holcomb, yes to both motions
Linda Meyer, yes to both motions Barb Ross, yes to both motions
Michele Howard, yes to both motions Judy Thayer, yes to both motions
Norma Stewart, yes to both motions Dick Williams, yes to both motions
Dan Keeton, yes to both motions Emil Luedecke, yes to
Francis Raley, 5/23/08
April 8, 2008
Jimmy Walker motioned to add “other than the USBCHA National Finals and the CBCA Canadian National Championships" to rule Section 5 #L, seconded by Wilda Bahr, Rule will read “Eligibility to run in the USBCHA Open and Nursery Sheepdog Finals is limited to citizens of the United States and/or Canada, and to non-citizens who have been physically present in the United States and /or Canada for at least nine months of the qualifying year for the Finals they seek to enter, and who have not run in the National sheepdog or Cattledog trial of any other country during the same calendar year as the Finals they seek to enter OTHER THAN THE USBCHA NATIONAL FINALS AND THE CBCA CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. Motion passed.
Michele Howard, yes Norma Stewart, yes Laura Hicks, yes Amanda Milliken, yes
Allen Hickenbottom, yes Jimmy Walker, yes Judy Thayer, yes Lena Bailey, yes
Dean Holcomb, yes George Stambulic, yes Barb Ross, yes Dick Williams, yes
Francis Raley, April 23, 2008
April 16, 2008
The following persons will be 2008 National Finals Judges. There was
May 12, 2008
Francis Raley, March 31, 2008
March 3, 2008
Beverly Lambert motioned the following, seconded by Lena Bailey. Motions passed.
1. At the National Finals there will always be water available on the field so the dogs can cool themselves and that handlers are allowed to direct their dogs to the water and the dogs may use the water with no points penalty. Handlers may not leave the post to go to the water with their dog. If the handler is on the way to or in the shedding ring or on the way to the pen they may detour to the water. The clock will not be stopped. Handler and dog are still being judged on the actions of the stock and anything that the stock do may cause a loss of points or if the stock leave the trial area disqualification. The HA recommends that all HA sanctioned trials adopt this rule.
Lena Bailey, yes Judy Thayer, yes Amanda Milliken, yes Barb Ross, yes
Wilda Bahr, yes George Stambulic, yes Norma Stewart, yes Dan Keeton, yes
Allen Hickenbottom, yes Beverly Lambert, yes Dick Williams, yes Michele Howard, yes
Dean Holcomb, yes Kate Broadbent, yes
2. Any judge that feels that a dog is not capable of continuing with his run because he is showing signs of stress should disqualify that dog and handler. This would include over heating, lameness or demonstrated inability to do the work required.
Lena Bailey, yes Judy Thayer, yes Amanda Milliken, yes Barb Ross, no
Wilda Bahr, no George Stambulic, yes Norma Stewart, yes Dan Keeton, yes
Allen Hickenbottom, yes Beverly Lambert, yes Dick Williams, yes Michele Howard, no
Dean Holcomb, yes Kate Broadbent, yes
Francis Raley, 3/16/08
Allen Hickenbottom, yes Dean Holcomb,
yes Barb Ross, yes Lena Bailey,yes
Francis Raley, March 10, 2008
Feb. 19, 2008
Lambert moved to have a more open forum allowing the members read only
access to director discussions and votes.
Francis Raley, Feb. 26, 2008 __________________________________________________________________________________________________
Feb. 6, 2008
Emil Luedecke motioned to not sanction Novice classes, seconded by Michele Howard. Motion passed.
Association will no longer sanction Novice of any type.