10/18/11    4:50  am   Central Time

I move that the Sheep Sanctioning Fee be increased from $2 to $3 per entry, and Section 2C of The Rules be re-written to state the following:

“A three (3) dollar per dog sanctioning fee shall be charged for each dog entered in Open and Nursery competition at all sanctioned trials. The one (1) dollar increase will be specifically designated for the National Finals Committee in order to meet expenses. The funds are not considered a loan, and the USBCHA will continue to share in any profits associated with a current year National Finals.” Seconded by Bob Stephens.  Motion passed.

Bob Stephens, yes

Mike Schragel, no

Jim Murphy, yes

Geri Byrne, yes

Allen Hickenbottom, no

Ron Burkey, yes

Michele Howard, yes

Emil Luedecke, yes

Amanda Milliken, yes

Barb Ross, yes

Norma Stewart, yes

Dan Keeton, yes

George Stambulic, yes

Barbara Levinson, no

Richard Williams, yes

Dennis Edwards, yes

Pat Shannahan, yes

Tim Gifford, yes

Barbara Ray, yes

Marianna Schreeder, yes

 

Francis Raley,11/3/11

 

 

9/29/11, 4:10 pm, Central Time

Emil Luedecke motioned,  "In the event a judge has cause to DQ a competitor he or she must do so by showing a flag to the coarse director. This is done with no discussion with the other judge[s]. We are looking for independent action from the judges. If the coarse director sees a flag from each judge he will confirm then ask the competitor to retire from the field. If the coarse director does not see a flag from each judge he will leave the contestant on the field. The DQing judge will DQ the contestant on his score sheet and the other judge[s] can keep scoring the contestant."Seconded by Bob Stephens.  Motion passed.

Barb Ross – Yes

Geri Byrne – Yes

Emil Luedecke – Yes

Dennis Edwards – Yes

Michele Howard – yes

George Stambulic – Yes

Allen Hickenbottom – Yes

Dick Williams – No

Barbara Levinson – No

Dan Keeton – Yes

Norma Stewart – Yes

Ron Burkey – Yes

Jim Murphy – Yes

Marianna Schreeder – Yes

Mike Schragel – Yes

 

 

 

Francis Raley, 10-14-11

Oct. 14, 2011

Pat Shannahan motioned  to change the selection process in the qualifying round, to qualifying 10 dogs per day in each of the 4 qualifying days or to whatever percentage is needed to obtain the same percentage each day if there are greater or fewer dogs in that day, seconded by Geri Byrne.  Motion failed.

Barb Ross – no

Geri Byrne – yes

Michele Howard - no

Emil Luedecke - no

Dennis Edwards - no

George Stembulic – no

Allen Hickenbottom – no

Dick Williams - yes

Barbara Levinson – no

Dan Keeton – yes

Norma Stewart – no

Ron Burkey – no

Mike Schragel – no

Jim Murphy – yes

Pat Shannahan – yes

Tim Gifford – no

Bob Stephens - yes

 

Francis Raley, 10-14-11

 

 

8/18/11, 12:10 pm Central Time

Tim Gifford motioned to put in a bid to host the 2012 National Cattledog Finals in Redding Iowa. The event would occur over the Memorial weekend (May 24-27, 2012). The local committee will supply cattle, facilities, local advertising, set out crews, and other help as needed to put on the event. The contact people are Jeff Mundorf and Greg Sharp. I will be assisting as needed. This will be done at no cost to the USBCHA, seconded by Allen Hickenbottom.

Francis Raley, 8/18/11
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Suspension List

Mr. Stuart Ballantyne, Malabar, Flordia has been suspended of  attendance or participation in any USBCHA sanctioned events for a period of six months from May 9, 2011 thru November. 9, 2011 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

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FORUM MINUTES

Marianna Schreeder motioned, "Trials sanctioned by other national or international organizations, including but not limited to the American Kennel Club, the American Herding Breed Association, and the Australian Shepherd Club of America, are ineligible for sanctioning by the USBCHA, seconded by. Ron Burkey.  Motion passed.

Dan Keeton  yes

Jim Murphy  yes

Bob Stephens  yes

Amanda Milliken  yes

Dennis Edwards  yes

Barb Ross  yes

Norma Steward  yes

Pat Shannahan  yes

Barb Levinson  yes

Emil Luedecke  yes

Barbara Ray  yes

 

 

Francis Raley,  7/8/11

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Geri Byrne motioned that USBCHA dispense with the eye testing rule for the National Finals, seconded by Bob Stephens.  Motion passed

Dick Williams, yes

Geri Byrne, yes

Michele Howard, yes

Bob Stephens, yes

Emil Luedecke, yes

Pat Shannahan, yes

Jim Murphy, yes

Norma Stewart, yes

Barb Levinson, yes

Barb Ross, yes

Dan Keeton, yes

Geo Stambulic, yes

Amanda Milliken, yes

Allen Hickenbottom, yes

Ron Burkey, yes

Dennis Edwards, yes

Mike Schragel, yes

 

Francis Raley, 3/23/11

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2/8/11

Pat Shannahan moved that under Section 5, letter O, in our rules, the wording be changed to:
No judge can judge the finals more than three times in five years, no one person can judge the finals two years in a row",seconded by Geri Byrne.  Motion passed

Pat Shannahan yes

Bob Stephens yes

Amanda Milliken yes

Jim Murphy yes

Marianna Schreeder. yes       

Emil Luedecke  yes

Allen Hickenbottom yes

Geri Byne yes

Michele Howard yes

Dan Keeton yes

George Stambulic yes

Dick Williams yes

Francis raley, 2/8/11

1/26/11

Bob Stephens motioned to accept Cattle Dog Committee  request for changes   Will allow the suggestions for Judges as a nomination but still keep our existing nomination and voting process as is, seconded by Norma Stewart.  Motion passed.

The rules the association will have for selection of judges will remain the same. The board will look at and give weight to the recommendations of judges sent in by the cattle dog committee..

The three things to be changed are
1. Use one judge instead of two at the cattle finals

2. Total number of open entry's limited to 50, instead of 60

3. Only two dogs per handler in the final (short go) run, even if handler has three qualified.

No. 1, 2, 3  yes votes

No. 1, 2, 3  yes votes

No. 3 no votes

Emil Luedecke

Dick Williams

Marianna Schreeder Yes on 1 & 2     No on #3

Dan Keeton

Bob Stephens

Geri Byrne  Yes to 1 & 2     No to #3

Norma Stewart

Ron Burkey

Michele Howard  Yes to 1 & 2     No to #3

Allen Hickenbottom

Jim Murphy

 

Mike Schragel

Dennis Edwards

 

Tim Gifford

Pat Shannahan

 

Barb Ross

 

 

Francis Raley,  1/26/11
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Jan. 5, 2011

Herbert Holmes opened the floor for nominations for USBCHA officers to serve 2011 and 2012.

Geri Byrne nominated Herbert Holmes as President, seconded by Norma Stewart. Bob Stephens nominated Francis Raley as Secretary/Treasurer, seconded by Dick Williams. Barb Ross nominated Geri Byrne as Vice President, seconded by Michele Howard.

Michele Howard motioned to stop nominations, seconded by Norma Stewart. Motion to stop nominations passed.

Dennis Edwards, yes

Michele Howard, yes

Bob Stephens, yes

Mike Schragel, yes

Norma Stewart, Yes

Barb Ross, yes

Jim Murphy, yes

Marianna Schreeder, yes

Geri Byrne, yes

Dan Keeton, yes

Barbara Levinson, yes

Ron Burkey, yes

Barbara Ray, yes

Amanda Milliken, yes

Dick Williams, yes

Roger Deschambeault, yes

Allen Hickenbottom, yes

 

Motion passed. Since there was only one nominee for each office, the three people nominated are elected respective offices.

Francis Raley, 1/13/11