Minutes from the March 3rd ROM Luncheon,
Members present: Susan Winters, Joanne Karohl,
Dottie Duclos, Cindy King, Gull Reidy, Sheila and Pete Dolan, Jean Janotta,
Wendy Dreyer, Sharon Ruppel, Denise and Jen Darlington, Kathleen Walsh,
Billy Pechka-King, JoAnn and George Griffin, Sue Schroeder, Tina Walsh-Spivey,
John Spivey, Donna Hakala, Karen Miller, Lorretta King, Kathy Chouinard,
Warren, Heather, Holly, and Cindy Robinson, Deb and Joe Adamczyk, Emmy
Adasiewicz, Terry Andrews, Alicia Campbell, Martin Chapman, Noelle Cormier-Doyle,
Connor Doyle, Kathi Fragione, Nancy and Gil Gagnon, Eric and Robin Gardell,
Robin Goodman, Pauline and William Haggis, Ed and Kathy Hubbard, Andy and
Diane Johnson, Donna Johnson, Linc Keiser, Donna Killam, John King, Toni
Lake, Joyce and Walker Leach, Bruce Logan, Merideth Lunn, Matt Mason, Celeste
and Sarah Morcom, Sharon and Stevens Parr, LeeLane Picker, Claudia Reed,
Heather smith, Joe and Mary Ann Stoddart, Fran and Leah Swanson, Kate Viles,
Laura Winter, Suzanne Wood, John Yarmac, Ed and Val Jakubowski, Lyn Scribner,
and Ann Chace.
Jean Janotta called the meeting to order at 1:25 p.m.
The Secretary's report was read and approved as read.
Treasurer's report: Expenses for the Seekonk show
in February were $1442.62, gross receipts were $2287.00, for a profit of
Library report: The 2001 Annual is here, and all should
take note of the four-legged former ASCNE member on the cover. Also it
was noted that both Sunday Miles and Judy Norris mention Harvest Moon Mania
favorably in their interviews.
Sunshine Report: Sheila Dolan reports that Dave Andreozzi
is back at Rhode Island Hospital from Brigham and Womenís. He is suffering
from an inoperable brain tumor. He also has a brand new baby girl. A remission
is hoped for. A card circulated at this meeting, and Jean has sent a card
from the club. The address for any well-wishers is:
350 Lake Washington Drive
Chepachet, RI 02814
Also, Hunter Atkinson, son of Betsy Atkinson (Hearthside
Aussies) is facing cancer once again. It is his 4th time in
7 years. Hunter has a website with a guest book at http://members.tripod.com/welovehunter/.
to help the family may be sent to:
*Tully Branch only (donít omit the *)
PO Box 627
Tully, NY 13159
Attn: Melissa MacMillan
Breed & Obedience, March 23rd &24th
Rescue Benefit Show, Hamden, CT: More donations
of raffle prizes will be greatly appreciated!
Herding Trial, May 18 & 19, Portland, CT:
Linc says everything is under control.
Agility Trial, May 25th & 26th,
Falls, NH: arrangements are moving along
Bob Vest Clinics: June 5th-8th
clinic at Tenleyís place, June 9th Handler Clinic (no dogs)
at Mattís, June 10th-12th sheep clinic at Mattís
Breed & Obedience, June 15th &
16th, Goshen, CT: Diane dodge reports
that 3 (yes, thatís 3) judges have just had to pull out. "Not to worry."
Stewards are all set.
Breed & Obedience, August 2nd, 3rd
& 4th, Skowhegan Fairgrounds, ME: Preliminary
flyer will be on the web site. The Lobster Dinner ($20/person) is on.
Cattle Clinic and Trial, August 24th &
25th: will be the Roger Stevens Cattle
Clinic and Trial. 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 afternoon.
Mid-September (TBA): Sheep and duck trial at Janet
Bensonís; Tenley has persuaded Rachel Vest to judge.
Breed, Obedience, Herding & Agility, Harvest Moon
Mania, October 11th, 12th, & 13th, Westfield,
MA: We have Breeder judges Carol Ann Hartnagle,
Marge Stovall, and Deb Gower. We aim to have our sanctioning by the end
of March. John Yarmac will be doing the food. We need breed stewards and
a show secretary. Jenny Burkhardt is the Obedience Chair, and Warren Robinson
is the Herding Chair. We will have 2 rings of agility, so we will need
more volunteers. Breed will begin EARLIER.
Breed & Obedience, November 16th &
17th, Seekonk, MA: Fran Swanson states
that judges will be in place by April. Note the site has moved from Franklin,
MA to Seekonk, MA.
Election Results: Warren Robinson will fill the second
position of Board Member At Large.
Renewal notices: The new postcard-sized membership
renewal forms have gone out to members who had not renewed by January 31.
Donations: The Club will be making a donation of $200.00
to the Massachusetts Emergency Response Team. They plan to thank us by
giving us a demo some time soon.
New Members: We accepted the following new members
into the club: Andy & Diane Johnson,
Jennifer Burkhardt, Kevin &
Marsha Adams, Heather Smith,
Volunteers: Mary Ann pointed out that nearly 90 members
have been active volunteers this past year, a commendable level of participation!
Thank youA heartfelt thank you from Cindy King on
behalf of Billy Pechka-King to those who helped out to get him to the Colorado
Nationals Juniors competition: Bob Amen, Joe Adamczyk, the Spiveys, and
Chris Davenport. "If we donít invest in our juniors, where are our judges
and competitors coming from?" Deb Adamczyk also pointed out that Billy
is the first junior in the club and only the 4th junior in ASCA
history to WTCH a dog.
Red Cross Foster Homes: The Red Cross needs volunteers
to provide foster homes for dogs of disaster victims. JoAnn Griffin is
putting together a list of rescue groups. Any information on coping with
pets in disasters would be appreciated.
Member Applications: The following have applied for
membership in ASCNE:
|Paula M. Andrus
Membership renewals should now be sent to Kathy Chouinard.
The meeting adjourned at 1:50 p.m.
Next meeting: July 7th at Kathy Bishopís
in North Stonington, CT.
Respectfully submitted by Joanne Karohl