Minutes from the January 6th meeting at Canine Mastery,
Members present: Susan Winters, Joanne Karohl,
Dottie Duclos, Cindy King, Gull Reidy, Sheila and Pete Dolan, Jean Janotta,
Wendy Dreyer, Sharon Ruppel, Jen Darlington, Kathleen Walsh, Billy Pechka-King,
JoAnn and George Griffin, Sue Schroeder, Barbara Trainor, Tina Walsh-Spivey,
John Spivey, Donna Hakala, Karen Miller, Lorretta King, Kathy Chouinard,
Warren and Cindy Robinson, Deb Adamczyk, Linda Gray, Val Jakubowski, Lyn
Scribner, and Ann Chace.
Jean Janotta called
the meeting to order at 12:20 p.m.
The meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.
The Secretary's report was read and approved as read.
Treasurer's report: The sum of the two accounts stands
at $20, 498.46.
Affiliate report: Our proposed bylaw changes were
not approved by ASCA. We have not yet received official notification from
the ASCA Board as to what action we need to take to get the changes approved.
Breed & Obedience, Feb 2&3: sanctioning
packet received; Joanne Griffin volunteered to help Sue with setup on Saturday
Breed & Obedience, March 23&24 Rescue Benefit
Show: Many donations are coming in, but could always use more – a request
has been put out to the ARPH list for donations; there are 5 or 6 ARPH
reps who have volunteered for stewards
Herding Trial, May 18 & 19: The judge is set.
Agility Trial, May 25th & 26th: Judges are
Nita Woulf (John Raymond supervising) and Carole Daggett; premium sent
to NADAC for approval – response was there were some changes that would
affect premium; should hear in a week or so.
June 5th - 12th Herding Clinic:
Everything is set.
Breed & Obedience, June 15th &
16th: no updates
Breed & Obedience, August 2nd, 3rd
& 4th: breeder judges and judges
from Canada, CKC people to participate; lobster & clam bake on Saturday;
stalls for grooming; cheap hotel across the street
Herding, August 24th & 25th:
be the Roger Stevens Cattle Clinic and Trial
Herding, Mid-September (TBA): Duck trial at Janet
Benson’s; Tenley has persuaded Rachel Vest to judge.
Breed, Obedience, Herding, Agility - Harvest Moon
Mania, October 11th, 12th, & 13th: herding
judges are Dana Mackenzie and Becky Beckmann; agility judges are Annelise
Allan & Sandra Katzen
Breed & Obedience, November 16th &
17th Show: Fran Swanson has graciously
agreed to be the chairperson; holding Miss Canine Manners and Canine Mastery,
but looking for a site in Western MA
Election Results: There will be a return ballot to
resolve the tie for the second position of Board Member At Large (2nd
President: Jean Janotta
Vice President: Pete Dolan
Secretary: Joanne Karohl
Treasurer: Dottie Duclos
Affiliate Rep.: Sharon Ruppel
1st Director: Matt Mason
2nd Director: tied vote between Warren Robinson
and Peter Kontos
Ballots for the run-off election will go out on or before
January 10th and must be returned by February 4th.
Renewal notices: There is a new postcard-sized membership
renewal form; members who have not renewed by January 31 will be sent one
as a reminder.
Donations: The Club will be making a donation of $250.00
to the newly established Kaitie Rempel Scholarship Fund; for more information
contact Tenley Dexter. We are also considering a donation to the Mass Canine
Response Team that has 4 Aussies, some ASCNE club members. More information
on this team is included in the newsletter.
Co-sanctioned Agility Events: On the Road Again and
Bo-Gee Agility (John Raymond, Ben Philibert and Duane Bonker) have agreed
to co-sanction their trial April 20th and 21st at
the Crackerbarrel Fairgrounds in Wrentham, MA. The members voted to approve
the purchase of strip ribbons for this trial if necessary as an act of
good will, since they’ve already ordered their ribbons. Robin Goodman
plans to ask for co-sanctioning of the Bennington VT trial, May 4th
& 5th. NYASA requested a waiver to co-sanction the SoBAD
agility trial June 1st & 2nd in Goshen, CT. The
request was approved.
NADAC rule changes are pending. We will need to see what
the changes are and what the ASCA Agility committee recommends to the ASCA
BOD for action to determine what ASCNE’s future plans will be.
Bowls for New Titles: If your dog earned an ASCA title
in the calendar year 2001, please send your dog’s name with current titles,
and new title(s) earned, by e-mail or snail mail to Karen Miller by Feb.
15. Her addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org,
and 82 Ridgewood Dr., Brewster, MA, 02631. Please take care to write your
dog’s name clearly.
Electronic newsletter? Kathleen Walsh has taken over
the reins from Launa McGee as editor of the newsletter. She brought up
the idea of distributing at least some of the club newsletters electronically,
possibly as pdf files sent to members on ASCNE-l. The disadvantages of
this seem to outweigh the advantages at this time. A motion was made that
the newsletter be uploaded to ASCNE-l in the folder section, so list members
can download a copy if they wish. This motion was approved. Kathleen has
set up the following e-mail address for newsletter correspondence: email@example.com.
Ribbons personnel: Deb Adamczyk will be ordering stockdog
trial ribbons, Jean Janotta will be ordering for agility, and Sue Winters
will be in charge of ribbons for obedience, conformation, and ROM.
ROM business: The altered program will be included
in the ROM awards. The ROM banquet is officially approved.
New entry forms: There are now new official ASCA entry
forms: one for conformation, obedience and tracking, and a separate one
for stockdog trials. Old and new forms may be used until June 1, and then
only the new one will be accepted. The most up to date forms are available
on the ASCA website.
Member Applications: The following have applied for
membership in ASCNE:
|Andy & Diane Johnson
||P.O. Box 803
Epping, NH 03042
||18 Nebo St.
Medfield, MA 02052
|Kevin & Marsha Adams
||9 Saddle Ridge Dr
West Simsbury, CT 06092
| Heather Braddock
. Gail Duval
||75 Newtown Rd
Marstons Mills, MA 02648
| Donna Hakala
. Karen Miller
||270 Washington Rd.
Barrington, RI 02806
| Susan Winters
Membership renewals should now be sent to Kathy Chouinard.
Corrections to October/November 2001 Minutes: Apologies
to Wendy Dreyer for incorrect spelling of her name; the applicants being
considered for membership are Mary Ann Callahan and Tory Capezza.
Next meeting March 3, in conjunction with ROM Luncheon
- Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House in Holyoke, MA.
Respectfully submitted by Joanne Karohl