Minutes from the September 11, 2004
meeting held at Joe and Debbie Adamczyk’s home in Warren, MA.
Members present: Brenda Dean, Kathie Chouinard, Dottie Duclos,
Pete Dolan, Diane Johnson, Joe Stoddart, MaryAnn Stoddart, Pauli
Haggis, Bill Haggis, Cindy King, Bill Pechka-King, Matt Mason, Joe
Adamczyk, Debbie Adamczyk, Susan Winters, Gull Reidy.
Meeting called to order at 12:45pm. by Vice President Pete Dolan
Secretary’s report: Minutes from
the July 10, 2005 meeting were accepted as printed in the New England
Treasurer’s report – Dottie Duclos
ASCNE Treasury - $19,695.42
Rescue Treasury - $4,990.54
Total Treasury - $24,685.96
Moose-A-Mania had a profit of $1,873.04 before the expense of ribbons
that still needed to be
Mid Summer Stock Dog Trial was a loss of $991.37.
Affiliate Report – Sharon Ruppell
No representative present.
BoD Report – Linda Gray and/or Chris Davenport
No representative present although Pete
Dolan reported that the ASCA office in Texas has a
new office manager and three new staff members. There is also talk of a
counter law suit
against the previous DNA laboratory.
- Agility – Pete Dolan reported that
the Board has recinded the September first deadline for the fee
increase, but any trial sancitioned after January first will be under
the new fee system. It also appears that ASCA and NADAC will be parting
company with a possible
June first date. There is also a motion to prohibit tracking anyone who
does not have anASCA tracking number.
- Bylaw – Linda Gray is working
temporarily in the ASCA office and was not present.
- Conformation – Peter Kontos was not
- DNA & Genetics – Linda Gray was
- Juniors – Cindy King reported that
the Board is considering changing Junior Showmanship to a points
standard to qualify, this would probably start with the 2006 Nationals.
- Obedience – not representative
- Stockdog – Bill King reported that
things are proceeding smoothly on the committee.
- Tracking – Celeste Kelly, Linda Gray,
Sue Schroeder, no representative present.
- Versatility – no representative
Library Report – Cindy King
The library was present and available
to any member.
Sunshine Report – Jean Janotta
No representative present.
- October 22 – 29, 2005 ASCA Nationals
in Georgia – there will be additional TD tracking added and TDX will be
set for later in the week.
- October 23 – Agility Pre-show by
ASCNE at the Nationals. Jean Janotta wrote that the trial is about 2/3
full with approximately 220 entries (660 runs total) and that the
budget is looking good.
- October 24 – Conformation Pre-show by
ASCNE at the Nationals, Peter Kontos in charge.
- November 6, 2005 – the meeting
location has changed from Jean Janotta’s home in Raymond, NH to Dr.
- New Members – Mary
Wells, has been accepted for membership.
- 2OO5 CALENDAR
- ASCNE Nationals Exploratory Update – Pete Dolan
- Pete is putting together a presentation for New England to
host the 2007 Nationals, southern NV is also interested in hosting that
- Donations to Working Dog Foundation -
There were suggestions that protective vests for police
dogs may not be the only thing needed by the WDF, cooling vests were
also mentioned and questions concerning where and how the donation
would be made. More research will be done and the proposal will be
brought up again at the next meeting.
- Change in ASCA Agility Membership Fees and Impact on
Partnering Clubs for 2006
As mentioned in the BoD, Agility
Committee report, the fee change will not be an issue for the balance
of this year. The fee change will go into effect as of January 1, 2006
and will impact the May trial in Hopkinton, NH and HMM as ASCA only
events. There is a chance that the May trial may be dual sanctioned.
- ASCNE Election Candidate Committee
The committee must consist of three
members, one of which must be a Board member. The committee will be:
Susan Winters and Pam Parker. Anyone who would like to run for office
or nominate someone, please contact on of the committee members.
- Moose-a-Mania – This event
would to change dates from the first weekend in August to July 28, 29
& 30, Clara Glover will be checking on fairgrounds availability.
- Membership Applications – Kathie
Chouinard reported that there have been no requests for membership at
- Rescue Show – Audrey will not
be able to run the raffle for 2006 and we will need a replacement.
Brenda Dean reported that the response for a Friday evening show was
positive and will move forward. A discount was discussed for pre entry
of all three days, look for more information to come on this.
- ROM – Mary Ann Stoddart would
like to buy toys for this event during the year when she can take
advantage of discounts and the Board approved and also approved holding
the event at the Log Cabin again.
- URL Payment – Randall Dean
has been very generously paying for the URL address for a number of
years. A motion was made, seconded and passed to pay him $300 for past
amount and the coming year.
- Donation for Hurricane Relief – Matt
Mason made a motion to donate a total of $1500 from the Rescue account
for Hurricane Katrina relief, $750 to the American Red Cross
specifically ear marked for Katrina and $750 to Noah’s Wish Foundation
which helps animals in time of disaster, again ear marked for Katrina.
This motion was seconded by Debbie Adamczyk and passed.
- Stockdog Trial – Matt Mason
will be course director for a New Hampshire trial next year, look for
the dates to be posted in the NEW ENGLAND AUSSIE NEWSLETTER.
The meeting adjourned at 2:35 pm and please take
note of the change of address for the November meeting. The meeting
will be November sixth at Dr. Matt Mason’s in Salisbury, New Hampshire.