Minutes from the July 7th meeting at Kathy
Bishop’s, North Stonington, CT.
Members present: Jean Janotta, Joanne Karohl,
Sheila and Pete Dolan, Wendy Dreyer, JoAnn and George Griffin, Kathie Chouinard,
Joyce and Walker Leach, Sharon and Stevens Parr, Joe and Mary Ann Stoddart,
Valerie Jakubowski, Ann Chace, Gwennie Hosken, Dee Williamson, Nini Bloch,
Kelly Maclean, and Tenley Dexter,.
Jean Janotta called the
meeting to order at 1:15 p.m.
The Secretary's report was read and approved as
Treasurer's report: We have $16,482.02 in the regular
account, $40.00 on hand for deposit, and $7100.60 in the Rescue account.
The total cash is $23,622.62. We will be sending ARPH a profit from the
Rescue show of $1,360.85 plus donations of $1578.00, for a total donation
of $2,938.85. Our remaining cash balance will then be $20,683.77. We have
already paid out $1,130.42 for the Skowhegan show, and $2,724.15 for HMM.
Other show information: the May herding trial took in $2030.00 with expenses
of $1814.29 for a profit of $215.71; the Bob Vest Clinics took in $5645.00
in fees and had $4960.18 in expenses for a profit of $684.82; the Goshen
show took in $ 2072.00 in entrieswith expenses of $1912.34, for a profit
Dottie would like to request that anyone who incurs expenses
for the club please get the receipts to her as soon as possible so she
can clear the books on each event. Thanks.
Sunshine Report: We will be sending a $250.00 donation
to the Dave Andreozzi Family Charitable Fund.
March 23rd &24th Rescue
Show went very well and a sizable donation is on its way to ARPH.
Herding Trial, May 18 & 19: Despite bad
weather the first day this trial nearly filled and went great. Linc did
send a message that next year there will be a work day to move panels the
weekend before. There was plenty of help to break down.
Agility Trial, May 25th & 26th,
Hampton Falls, NH: This trial enjoyed great weather and great
help; special thanks to JoAnn Griffen for Veterans. The ACT-UP trailer
was packed like a tavern puzzle, but fortunately came with a packing
Bob Vest Clinics: This was a big hit as usual,
with lots of new faces at the Handler’s Clinic (two people work stock as
"dog" and "handler"; one learns a great deal). There may be some differences
at Tenley’s end next year; she will let us know
June 15th & 16th: This
show went great; Diane is willing to do it again, but possibly on different
Skowhegan, August 2nd, 3rd and
4th: This is moving along well; Clara is very well organized.
Pre-entries are a bit slow. Mary Ann suggests a notice on Aussie-l. Entries
close on July 18.
August 24th & 25th: will
be the Roger Stevens Cattle Clinic and Trial at Linc’s in Portland, ME.
The first day will be a clinic in the morning, and a (non-sanctioned) Course
C trial in the afternoon. Cash prizes are a possibility. Comments about
the course will be forwarded to the Stock Dog Committee. The second day
there will be a morning clinic and a sanctioned B course trial in the
September 14 & 15: Sheep and duck trial
at Janet Benson’s in Lebanon CT with Rachel Vest judging./font>
Harvest Moon Mania, Westfield MA, October
12th, & 13th: Adraft of the flier is ready
November 16th & 17th Show:
The flyer is being proofed and will be in the newsletter.
New Members: We accepted the following new members
into the club:
M. Andrus, Barbara Barreiro, Jessica Westleigh-Belanger, Bob Chouinard,
Equipment: Mary Ann pointed out that at HMM the
condition of our obedience jumps was deplorable, and asked if we could
order some new jumps. Pete Dolan volunteered to repair our set of jumps
or build new ones, if he were reimbursed for his costs. This was moved
Insurance: We are investigating the possibility that we need more
insurance coverage for club functions. The consensus is that we want to
have coverage at all club events for members, spectators, judges,
any volunteers, anyone we hire, and the Board. Joanne Karohl will investigate
whether this is presently the case and what the cost of increased coverage,
if any, will be.
Herding Fun Days: Tenley Dexter has proposed holding a sheep herding
event for beginner/aspiring herding participants next April at her farm.
She envisions a short lecture and some demos, and then she will work each
dog. The cost should reflect a goal of breaking even, with perhaps 25 participants.
Matt Mason and Chris Davenport have volunteered assistance. Tenley notes
that herding titles are to become part of the requirements for Hall of
ASCA Sanctioned Tracking Test: Ann Chace and Celeste Kelly have
a tracking test to be held October 20th at the Prouty Farm.
There will be 5 tracks plus a spare. The cost will be approximately $250.00
(meals, mileage and expenses for the judges, plus ribbons) and we should
break even if the test fills. Needed are a test secretary, 3-5 track layers
(this is a commitment of 2 full days) and a total of 5 test committee members
who can also be track layers. It was moved and carried to approve this
endeavor. Anyone interested in getting involved should contact Ann. There
may be a test in spring as well; Ann will let us know.
Capital equipment management: There was a vigorous discussion of the
issues of storage and cataloging of club capital items such as obedience
and agility equipment and stock panels. It was decided that we need a repository
of information about what we have and where it is. The goal is to have
a consolidated list of all equipment. If you have any information about
club in your possession or anyone else’s, please contact Ann Chace>
Event ads: When preparing flyers for events, Mary Ann requests that
you please include the web site URL.
The issue of the treasurer’s reports of cost breakdowns for events was
discussed. Should more detailed information about various venues at events
be published in the minutes? It was mentioned that Dottie will answer any
question about any event that is asked of her, and the detail that is routinely
published is probably sufficient for most general purposes.
Member Applications: The following have
applied for membership in ASCNE:
|| Celeste Kelly
|Betty A. Mueller
Membership renewals should now be sent to
New 2003 Schedule:
Feb. 1st & 2nd: Breed and obedience,
Seekonk, MA, Susan Winters
Mar. 29th & 30th: Rescue show,
Paws and Effect, Hamden, CT, Val Jakubowski
Apr. 26th (raindate 27th): Herding
Fun Day, Tenley Dexter’s
May 17th & 18th: Herding trial,
May 24th & 25th: Agility trial,
Hampton Falls, NH, Jean Janotta
June 21st & 22nd: Breed and
obedience, Goshen, CT, Diane Dodge
Bob Vest clinics: In CT, June 4th –7th
(Tenley Dexter); in NH, June 8th – 11th (Matt Mason)
Aug. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd:
Skowhegan (tentatively, based on this year)
Aug. 16th & 17th: Herding trial,
Joe and Deb Adamczyk (tentative, pending host approval)
Oct. 10th, 11th, & 12th:
Harvest Moon Mania
Nov. 15th & 16th: Breed and
Obedience, Seekonk, MA, Fran Swanson
2003 Meeting Schedule:
Jan. 5th: Canine Mastery, Seekonk, MA
Mar. 2nd: Holyoke, MA, ROM Banquet
July 13th: the Griffen’s, Douglas, MA
Sept. 7th: TBA
Nov. 2nd: Jean Janotta’s, Raymond, NH
The meeting adjourned at 3:10 p.m.
Next meeting: September 8th, the Adamczyks’,
Respectfully submitted by Joanne Karohl