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Motion #01-13

I move that all resolutions of the board of directors adopted by email vote and all actions taken in relation hereto by and hereby are approved and ratified.

Motion: Joani Rush

Second: Ellen Johnson

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Ralenkotter, Bobbi Brandt serving as Recording Secretary

Motion passed and resolved on 10/06/2012

Motion #02-13

I move to dispense with the reading of the previous board meeting minutes.

Motion: Anne Testoni

Second: Ellen Johnson

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Ralenkotter, Bobbi Brandt serving as Recording Secretary

Motion passed and resolved on 10/06/2012

Motion #03-13

I move to add three breeders who are not judges to the JEC committee to review the Illustrated Standard with representation from each section of the country.

Motion: Freda Burks

Second: Gene McDonald

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Ralenkotter, Bobbi Brandt serving as Recording Secretary

Motion passed and resolved on 10/06/2012

Motion #04-13

The board took under consideration both Junior Showmanship Scholarship applicants and agreed to award Sarah Broom a $500 scholarship.

I move to award the Junior Showmanship $500 scholarship to Sarah Broom.

Motion: Anne Testoni

Second: Joani Rush

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Ralenkotter, Bobbi Brandt serving as Recording Secretary

Motion passed and resolved on 10/06/2012

Motion #05-13

I move that Terri Ralenkotter be selected as the permanent Tally Ho Editor beginning with the Nationals issue of the Tally Ho at a fee of $600 per issue.

Motion: Ellen Johnson

Second: Anne Testoni

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Ralenkotter, Bobbi Brandt serving as Recording Secretary

Motion passed and resolved on 10/06/2012

Motion #06-13

I move that the Board appoint Sandi Wittenberg as the new Recording Secretary to complete the unexpired term of Terri Ralenkotter.

Motion: Gene McDonald

Second: Freda Burks

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams

No:

Abstain: Wittenberg

Absent: Ralenkotter, Bobbi Brandt serving as Recording Secretary

Motion passed and resolved on 10/06/2012

Motion #07-13

I move to appoint Kirk Joiner to fill the interim term of Sandi Wittenberg who was selected as the Recording Secretary to fill the unexpired term of Terri Ralenkotter.

Motion: Joani Rush

Second: Ellen Johnson

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Ralenkotter, Bobbi Brandt serving as Recording Secretary

Motion passed and resolved on 10/06/2012

Motion #08-13

I move to publish Monica Rush's, Membership Chair, questionnaire in the January/February 2013 issue of the Tally Ho with the suggested addition of the Tally Ho's reduction in the number of issues if deemed necessary.

Motion: Freda Burks

Second: Anne Testoni

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Ralenkotter, Bobbi Brandt serving as Recording Secretary

Motion passed and resolved on 10/06/2012

Motion #09-13

I move to accept the 2013 Nationals Schedule as presented by Show chair, Gene McDonald, with Ft. Dearborn doing the Obedience on Monday.

Motion: Anne Testoni

Second: Sandi Wittenberg

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Ralenkotter, Bobbi Brandt serving as Recording Secretary

Motion passed and resolved on 10/06/2012

Motion #10-13

Following a discussion of issues raised about rights to the Nationals 2012 logo, the following motion was made.

I move that the artist of the logo(s) will be informed that their art work becomes the property of the BHCA and will sign a statement of understanding that the art work can be used for the purpose of articles to be used or sold by the BHCA National Specialty Committee.

Motion: Gene McDonald

Second: Kirk Joiner

Yes: Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting: Bobbi Brandt, serving in role of President due to Norm Wiginton being out of the country.

Motion passed and resolved on 10/19/2012

Motion #11-13

Following a discussion of the increasing costs of medallions presented at Nationals, conflicts over perceived inequities in awarding of medallions in various venues and the need to reduce spending, the following motion was made.

I move to stop presenting the medallions to for BOB, BOS, WD, WB, SD/SB, AOM, HIT, the following FT classes: Absolute Winner, Champion, Open Dog and Bitch, Derby, and all member judges. It will be left up to each Nationals committee as to what token of appreciation they will present to the judge.

Motion: Gene McDonald

Second: Ellen Johnson

Yes: McDonald

No: Burks, Johnson, Joiner, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

Abstain:

Not Voting: Bobbi Brandt, serving in role of President due to Norm Wiginton being out of the country.

With additional information becoming available, the following Subsidiary Motion was made before all members had voted:

I withdraw my vote and move that this motion be tabled until we receive info from Maria Bivens on what her company can provide and at what cost.

Motion:: Gene McDonald

Seconded by: Freda Burks

Yes: Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting: Bobbi Brandt, serving in role of President due to Norm Wiginton being unavailable due to family illness.

Motion Tabled 10/22/2012

Motion #12-13

Following research on the value of the BHCA Mac Laptop and verification that the Recording Secretary does not need this piece of equipment, the following motion was made.

I move to allow Terri Ralenkotter to purchase the BHCA Mac laptop, currently in her possession, for $700, which can be taken in trade for her stipend as Tally Ho Editor

Motion: Joani Rush

Second: Ellen Johnson

Yes: Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting: Bobbi Brandt, serving in role of President due to Norm Wiginton being unavailable due to family illness.

Motion passed and resolved on 10/25/2012

Motion #13-13

I move that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America approve a Regional Tracking Test for the Dal-Tex Basset Hound Club on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the Tarrant Co College, NW Campus in Ft Worth, TX.

Chairman: Carrol Peterman

Co-Chair: none

Hospitality: Joe Greenland & Bubba Burks

Advertising: Joe Greenland

Trophies: Marge Cook & Freda Burks

The above individuals are all members of BHCA in good standing.

Judges: TD: Jon Bishop, Tom Hacholski & Sally Elkins

TDX: Jon Bishop, Tom Hacholski & Sally Elkins

They will not offer VST

Test Secretary: Judy Jackson

BHC of Greater Ft Worth, Inc. has given permission for BHCA to hold a Tracking Test in the Fort Worth area

Motion: Joani Rush

Second: Anne Testoni

Yes: Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting: Bobbi Brandt, serving in role of President due to Norm Wiginton being unavailable due to family illness.

Motion passed and resolved on 10/29/2012

Motion #14-13

Following a discussion about the purpose and problems of having an official BHCA Facebook page and the desire to become more inclusive of rescues and pet owners, the following motion was made.

I move to add Sandi Wittenberg as an administrator on our FaceBook page and accept her proposal for rescue groups to be linked to the BHCA FaceBook page as outlined below:

The BHCA FaceBook page is to promote BHCA, provide a method to communicate with the BHCA membership in a timely manner, as well as to provide public education about the organization and breed. Recognizing the value of the many basset hound rescue groups, after careful consideration, and approval by the Rescue Committee we are willing to “Like” recognized Basset Hound rescue organizations that have 501(c)(3) status and endorsement from their local parent club. In return for this promotion on the BHCA Face Book page, we request a “Like” of the BHCA FaceBook page and a link to the BHCA website on the rescue’s website.

Motion: Freda Burks

Second: Joani Rush

Yes: Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting: Bobbi Brandt, serving in role of President due to Norm Wiginton being unavailable due to family illness.

Motion passed and resolved 11/11/2012

Motion #15-13

The Treasurer Bette Williams is authorized to set a new bank account with JP Morgan Chase for the Club’s Talley Ho funds where most of the Club’s bank accounts are now maintained. She is further authorized to sign as a substitute secretary on behalf of the Club for such setting up the account. As required by the BHCA standing rules the Treasurer, the President, and the Tally Ho editor will have signature authority on the account.

Further as required by the standing rules, Richard Nance’s name is to be removed as a signer on the Club other accounts and Norman Wiginton’s name added.

Motion: Bette Williams

Second: Brian Pechtold

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Motion passed and resolved 11/19/2012

Motion #16-13

I move that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. approve the following applicants published in the Sept/Oct, 2012 issue of Tally-Ho: Paul & Jane Bolton (family) and Erin Fasler (individual).

Motion: Joani Rush

Second: Ellen Johnson

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Motion passed and resolved 11/21/2012

Motion #17-13

Following notification from AKC and our AKC Delegate, the board discussed the necessity to be proactive in monitoring changes in AKC Companion Events Policies and Regulations.

I move that the Basset Hound Club of America establish a new Committee Chair that would be called the" Companion Events Chair", who would be designated to join the AKC Companion Events Group List, and report back to the board of directors, so that we are kept informed about any changes in AKC Companion Events Policies and Regulations.

Motion: Bobbi Brandt

Second: Joani Rush

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Motion passed and resolved 11/28/2012

Motion #18-13

I move that the 2013 FTAC Spring Field Trial Schedule be accepted as submitted by Roy Fair, FTAC Chair.

 

2013 SPRING FIELD TRIAL SCHEDULE

AKC Week

Actual Dates

Club

Location

Region

6

February 9-10

BHC of S. California

Prado Regional Park, Corona, CA

West

7

February 16-17

Gtr San Diego BHC

So. Cal BC; Perris, CA

West

11

March 15-16

(Fri-Sat)

N. California BHC

Vacaville, CA

West

 

March 17-18

(Sun-Mon)

BHC of Sacramento

Vacaville, CA

West

13

** March 30-31

Susquehanna BHC

Lebanon Co. BC, Lebanon, PA

East

15

April 13-14

Berkshire Valley BHC

Delsea BC, Elmer, NJ.

East

16

April 20-21

Valley Forge BHC

Union BC, W. Milton, PA

East

17

April 26-27

(Fri-Sat)

BHC of Greater Seattle

Castle Rock, WA

West

 

April 28-29

(Sun-Mon)

BHC of Whidbey

Castle Rock, WA

West

18

May 3 (Fri)

Emerald Empire BHF

Castle Rock, WA

West

 

May 4-5

BHC of Portland

Castle Rock, WA

West

 

May 4

Pathfinder BHC

Clarke Co. BC, New Carlisle, OH

Central

 

May 5

Kentuckiana BHC

Clarke Co. BC, New Carlisle, OH

Central

 

May 4-5

Lenape BHC

Maryland BC, Shawsville, MD

East

19

May 11

Looking Glass BHC

Red Cedar BC, Perry, MI.

Central

 

May 12

W. Michigan BHC

Red Cedar BC, Perry, MI.

Central

 

May 11-12

Patroon BHC

Niagra River BC, Alexandria, NY

East

20

May 17-18

Fri-Sat

Pilgrim

Little Rhody BC, Warwick, RI

East

 

May 19 (Sun)

Capital District BHC

Little Rhody BC, Warwick, RI

East

21

May 25,26,27

 

BHCA Spring National

Corapolis BC, Aliquippa, PA

East

**EASTER

Motion: Joani Rush

Second: Sandi Wittenberg

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Motion passed and resolved 11/29/2012

Motion #19-13

Following notification that long-time BHCA member and generous volunteer, Clay Williams, has had a stroke and is facing long-term rehabilitation and financial hardship, the following motion was made.

I move that BHCA contribute $500 to the Clay Williams Fund.

Motion: Joani Rush

Second: Bobbi Brandt

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Motion passed and resolved 11/29/2012

Motion #20-13

I move that BHCA donate $1000 to the AKC Humane Sandy Fund.

Motion: Bette Williams

Second: Gene McDonald

Yes: McDonald, Testoni, Williams

No: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, Pechtold, Rush, Wittenberg

Abstain:

Motion defeated and resolved 12/03/2012

 

Motion #21-13

Motion: Gene McDonald

Second: Sandi Wittenberg

I move that the Nationals Trophy Chair be allowed to solicit individual trophy donations for the following trophies: Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Best of Winners, Winners Dog/Bitch, Reserve WD/WB, Best in Sweeps/BOS Sweeps and Vet Sweeps, HIT, Absolute in the FT.

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg:

No:

Abstain:

Motion passed and resolved 12/03/2012

Motion #22-13

I move that the Basset Hound Club of America provide the Country Store with the needed seed money in the amount of $1,500.00, as suggested by the Chair, in order to purchase new items from her wholesaler to be sold at the country store with the BHCA logo.

Motion: Bobbi Brant

Second: Kirk Joiner

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg:

No:

Abstain:

Motion passed and resolved 12/08/2012

Motion #23-13

I move that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. approve the following applicants published in the Nov/Dec, 2012 issue of Tally-Ho: Susan J. Booth (individual), Carol & James Carboni (family), Melissa & Alex Jokela (family), Christine Lawrence (individual), Christine Jane Miller (individual), Barbara Morgan (individual), Patrick & Betty Jean Bocchino O’Shea (family), Kevin, Liz & Shannon Piquet (family), Samantha Richards (junior), Lisa Ritche (individual), Nancy C. Taylor (individual), and Pamela O’Leary Tower (individual).

Motion: Joani Rush

Second: Sandi Wittenberg

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Motion passed and resolved – January 24, 2013

Motion #24-13

I move that the BHCA board not only select the chair of a populated committee but also approve by a consensus of the board those who are appointed by the board or selected by the chair to serve on a committee.

Motion: Bobbi Brandt

Second: Sandi Wittenberg

Yes: Brandt, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Wittenberg, Wiginton

No: Burks, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams

Abstain:

Motion passed and resolved – January 24, 2013

Motion #25-13

I move that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. approve a Regional Specialty sponsored by the Basset Hound Club of Western PA on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at the Canfield Fairgrounds in Canfield, OH in conjunction with Beaver County Kennel Club All-Breed Show.

Motion: Joani Rush

Second: Kirk Joiner

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN: Pechtold

Motion passed and resolved – January 30, 2013

Motion #26-13

 

I move that the Treasurer Bette Williams be authorized to set up a new bank account with JP Morgan Chase for the Club's Nationals account, where most of the club's bank accounts are maintained. She is further authorized to sign as a substitute secretary on behalf of the club as required for setting up the account, and provide seed money in the amount of $3,000. The President, BHCA Treasurer, Nationals Coordinator, and Nationals Committee Treasurer shall be authorized to sign checks and make withdrawals from the account.

Motion by: Bobbi Brandt

Seconded by: Ellen Johnson

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO

ABSTAIN

ABSENT: McDonald

Motion passed and resolved – February 3, 2013

 

Motion #27-13

I move the Tally Ho offer all rescue groups approved by the BHCA Rescue Committee a 50% discount on a business card ad if placing an ad in six issues of the Tally Ho.

MOTION BY: Gene McDonald

SECONDED BY: Bobbi Brandt

FOR: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

AGAINST:

ABSTAIN:

Motion #27-13 - Passed and Resolved – March 6, 2013

Motion #28-13

I move to authorize the treasurer to send a check in the amount of $1,500 to the Olympia Hotel in Oconomowoc, WI, for the deposit as requested for the 2014 Nationals.

MOTION BY: Bobbi Brandt

SECONDED BY: Freda Burk

FOR: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

AGAINST:

ABSTAIN:

Motion #28-13 - Passed and Resolved – March 6, 2013

Motion #29-13

I make a motion to authorize increasing the reimbursement for the Meet the Breeds booth from $300 to $540.88.

MOTION BY: Anne Testoni

SECONDED BY: Joani Rush

FOR: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

AGAINST:

ABSTAIN: Joiner

Motion#29-13 - Passed and Resolved – March 6, 2013

Motion #30-13

I move, "That the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America approve a Regional Specialty sponsored by the Northern California Basset Hound Club on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma, CA 95242, to be held outdoors on the carnival lot.They will hold Basset Hound Specialty Shows on Friday and Sunday, making this a 3 day week-end at the same location.

Show Chair: Ellen M Johnson

Co-Chair: Patti Palmer

Hospitality: Liz Leo

Advertising: Pam Temmermand

Trophies: Ruth Wilcox

Judges: Robert Opeka, regular/non-regular, juniors

Sweepstakes: TBA

All committee members, and judge, are members of BHCA in good standing. Their judge is finalized pending approval of BHCA. They are planning on an educational seminar and member social event.

MOTION BY: Joani Rush
SECONDED BY: Sandi Wittenberg
FOR: Brandt, Burks, Joiner, McDonald, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

AGAINST:
ABSTAIN: Johnson

ABSENT: Pechtold

Motion #30-13 - Passed and Resolved – March 11, 2013

Motion #31-13

"That the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America approve a Regional Specialty sponsored by the Highland Lakes Basset Hound Association on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the San Marcos City Park & Recreation Center, San Marcos, TX. This Regional will be held in conjunction with BHC of Greater San Antonio, BHC of Greater Houston and Highland Lakes BHA specialties making 4 events including the Regional at the same location.

Show Chair: Randy Fredriksen
Co-Chair: Dee Hagy
Hospitality: Bob Booth
Advertising: Penny Fredriksen
Trophies: Lindy Bales
Judges: Robert Opeka

All committee members, and judge, are members of BHCA in good standing.
MOTION BY: Joani Rush
SECONDED BY: Freda Burks
YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg
NO:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT: Pechtold

Motion #31-13 – Passed and Resolved – March 12, 2013

Motion #32-13

I move, that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. approve the following applicants published in the Jan/Feb, 2013 issue of Tally-Ho: Jennifer Brazil (individual) and Savanah Aitken (junior)

MOTION BY: Joani Rush

SECONDED BY: Kirk Joiner

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Motion #32-13 - Passed and Resolved - March 20, 2013

Motion #33-13

I move that the Education Committee be authorized to hire Guillermo Gonzalez to provide the drawings for the BHCA Illustrated Standard as outlined in contract dated 16-Mar-2013 and at no cost to BHCA. In addition, I move that up to $500 be allocated for a gift of appreciation to Mr. Gonzalez upon completion of the Standard.
MOTION MADE BY: Anne Testoni

SECONDED BY: Bobbi Brandt

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

MOTION # 33-13 - Passed and Resolved – March 24, 2013

Motion #34-13

I move that due to an error in the published list of eligible judges in the March/April 2013 Tally Ho, that we republish the list of all eligible judges in the May/June 2013 issue of the TH and extend the deadline for nominations to Aug 1, 2013. The board will notify the membership of the error and new publication of the list and deadline via our website and Face Book. If duplicate ballots from a BHCA member are received, the ballot with the corrected nomination form will be considered the valid ballot.

MOTION BY: Bobbi Brandt

SECONDED BY: Joani Rush

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Motion #34-13 - Passed and Resolved – March 30, 2013

 

Motion #35-13

I move that we accept the Purina products offered by Purina Farms to be used as awards at the National Specialty. These will be in addition to the awards offered by BHCA through membership donations.
MADE BY: Gene McDonald
SECOND BY: Kirk Joiner

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Motion #35-13 – Passed and Resolved – April 2, 2013

Motion # 36-13

I move that all resolutions of the board of directors adopted by email vote and all actions taken in relation hereto by and hereby are approved and ratified

Motion: Gene McDonald

Second: Bobbi Brandt

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

No:

Abstained:

Absent: Williams

Motion passed and resolved 4/6/2013

Motion # 37-13

I move to dispense with the reading of the previous board meeting minutes

Motion: Joani Rush

Second: Ellen Johnson

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

No:

Abstained:

Absent: Williams

Motion passed and resolved 4/6/2013

Motion # 38-13

Accept Committee Reports Requiring “No Action”

Motion: Joani Rush

Second: Kirk Joiner

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

No:

Abstained:

Absent: Williams

Motion passed and resolved 4/6/2013

 

Motion # 39-13

Approve $200 budget for Companion Events Committee to work on the three videos specified in the report, including digitizing Tracking video and educational videos to demonstrate Companion Events.

Motion: Freda Burks

Second: Bobbi Brandt

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

No:

Abstained:

Absent: Williams

Motion passed and resolved 4/6/2013

Motion # 40-13

Authorize reinvestment of proceeds of the Country Store for additional merchandise and report back at Nationals with additional funding request.

Motion: Gene McDonald

Second: Anne Testoni

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

No:

Abstained:

Absent: Williams

Motion passed and resolved 4/6/2013

Motion # 41-13

Place ¼ page ad in each issue of Tally-Ho to promote the Country Store.

Motion: Anne Testoni

Second: Ellen Johnson

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

No:

Abstained:

Absent: Williams

Motion passed and resolved 4/6/2013

 

Motion # 42-13

Approve a budget of $400 for Junior Showmanship Membership Committee

Motion: Ellen Johnson

Second: Kirk Joiner

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

No:

Abstained:

Absent: Williams

Motion passed and resolved 4/6/2013

Motion # 43-13

Notice in the next Tally-Ho to remind everyone to turn in their Membership questionnaires by June 1, 2013.

Motion: Sandi Wittenberg

Second: Joani Rush

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

No:

Abstained:

Absent: Williams

Motion passed and resolved 4/6/2013

Motion # 44-13

Accept Rescue Committee recommendations to:

  • Revise the requirements for a rescue organization to be listed on the BHCA website as follows:

1. Registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization

2. Financial data is available through annual review and expense reports

3. Current Forms 990 on file with IRS for the previous year

4. Mission Objectives clearly specify the rescue of basset hounds

5. Impact statement identifies the focus of their efforts

  • Grant the approved rescues a seal of approval, to be developed the Rescue Committee with approval of the Board, stating “The Basset Hound Club of America Recognizes This Rescue” with a link back to the BHCA website.

Motion: Gene McDonald

Second: Ellen Johnson

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

No:

Abstained:

Absent: Williams

Motion passed and resolved 4/6/2013

Motion # 45-13

Effective with the next Dues Year, adjust postage charges for foreign members to reflect current costs:

  • Canada and Mexico $20
  • All other Foreign countries $50

Motion: Kirk Joiner

Second: Bobbi Brandt

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

No:

Abstained:

Absent: Williams

Motion passed and resolved 4/6/2013

 

The Board removed Motion #11-13 from table to open discussion.

Motion #11-13 was withdrawn from consideration by Gene McDonald.

 

 

Motion # 46-13

Purchase Nationals gold medallions with loop & tie tacks through Maria Bivens with the gold finish.

Motion: Bobbi Brandt

Second: Ellen Johnson

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

No:

Abstained:

Absent: Williams

Motion passed and resolved 4/6/2013

 

Motion # 47-13

Increase Regionals budget to $800 annually

Motion: Joani Rush

Second: Gene McDonald

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

No:

Abstained:

Absent: Williams

Motion passed and resolved 4/6/2013

Motion # 48-13

BHCA “recognized rescues” approved by the Rescue Committee will receive a free ¼ page ad once/year

Motion: Bobbi Brandt

Second: Sandi Wittenberg

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

No:

Abstained:

Absent: Williams, Pechtold

Motion passed and resolved 4/6/2013

Motion # 49-13

Authorize payment of $65 for the printing and mounting of Best Of Breed photo from Nationals 2012

Motion: Anne Testoni

Second: Bobbi Brandt

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

No:

Abstained:

Absent: Williams, Pechtold

Motion passed and resolved 4/6/2013

Motion # 50-13

To adjourn the meeting at 7:55 PM EDT.

Motion: Bobbi Brandt

Second: Joani Rush

Yes: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg

No:

Abstained:

Absent: Williams, Pechtold

Motion passed and resolved 4/6/2013

Motion #51-13: Tally-Ho Disclaimer

I move that a disclaimer is placed in the Tally-Ho stating the “Neither the BHCA or Tally-Ho assume responsibility for absolute accuracy of information provided in the events results section”>

Made by: Bobbi Brandt

Second: Ellen Johnson

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT:

Motion passed and resolved – May 7, 2013

Motion #52-13

I move we accept the contract provided by Show Dog Video Pros to record all conformation classes, futurity, sweeps, dogs, bitches and intersex.

MOTION BY: Gene McDonald

SECOND: Bobbi Brandt

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT: Pechtold

Motion passed and resolved – May 10, 2013

Motion #53-13

I move to adopt the 2013/2014 Budget as proposed to the Board.

MOTION BY: Joani Rush

SECOND: Sandi Wittenberg

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT: Pechtold

Motion passed and resolved on May 14, 2013

Motion #54-13

I move, that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. approve the following applicants published in the March/April, 2013 issue of Tally-Ho: Jan Carpenter (individual), Javier Alvarez (individual), Stephanie Graham (individual) and Tammy Schmidt (individual)

MOTION BY: Joani Rush

SECOND: Bobbi Brandt

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Motion Passed and Resolved 5/20/2013

Motion #55-13 – Regional Obedience/Rally Trial

I move that Ft. Dearborn be approved to hold a Regional Obedience/Rally Trial on Oct 7, 2013 in conjunction with the National Specialty.

MOTION BY: Gene McDonald

SECOND: Freda Burks

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN: Pechtold

Motion Passed and Resolved on 05/27/2013

Motion #56-13

I move that the Hunting Horn logo be authorized as another official logo of BHCA.

MOTION BY: Ellen Johnson

SECOND: Kirk Joiner

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Passed and Resolved 6/19/2013

Motion #57-13

I move to authorize $3000 to purchase additional items for the Country Store.

MOTION BY: Ellen Johnson

SECOND BY: Bobbi Brandt

YES: Brandt. Burks. Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Passed and Resolved 6/21/2013

Motion #58-13

I move, that the 2013 FTAC Fall Field Trial Schedule be accepted, with the exception of Patroon, until an updated roster is received, as submitted by Roy Fair, FTAC Chair. The Regional event will be handled under separate motion.

MOTION: Joani Rush

SECOND: Anne Testoni

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Passed and resolved 6/24/2013

Motion #59-13 - FTAC for Patroon BHC

I move, to approve Patroon BHC for week 36 of the 2013 FTAC Fall Field Trial Schedule, as submitted by Roy Fair, FTAC Chair. Membership roster is now on file.

MOTION BY: Joani Rush

SECOND: Sandi Wittenberg

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Passed and resolved 6/24/2013

Motion #60-13 - Expenses for Ramp Task Force

I move that the board approve $200.00 to cover the BHCA ramp task force's expenses.

MOTION: Freda Burks

SECOND: Bobbi Brandt

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN: Rush

Passed and Resolved 7/2/2013

Motion #61-13 - BHCA Regional Field Trial 10/2-3/13

I move that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America approve a Regional Field Trial to be hosted by the Pathfinder Basset Hound Club on Wednesday & Thursday Oct 2-3, 2013, at the Clark County Beagle Club, New Carlisle, OH.

Chairman: Barney Linebaugh

Field Trial Sec: Cheryl Long

Hospitality: N/A

Advertising: Cheryl Long

Trophies: Roy Fair

The above individuals are all members of BHCA in good standing.

Judges: Don Fortkamp, Tom Belcher, Lisa Woodward (beagle judges)

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Passed and Resolved 7/2/2013

Motion #62-13 – Medallions for 2013 AKC/Eukanuba

I move to spend $215.00 for the Conformation, Obedience and Agility Medallions to be given at the 2013 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to be held on December 14 & 15, 2013.

MOTION: Joani Rush

SECOND: Ellen Johnson

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold. Rush. Testoni, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT: Williams

Passed and Resolved on July 4, 2013

Motion #63-13 - Donation to the Nolan Family

"I move that the BHCA donate $500 to the Nolan family to be used to fulfill Jo Ann's final wishes".

MOTION BY: Joani Rush

SECOND BY: Bobbi Brandt

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Passed and Resolved 7/24/2013

Motion #64-13 – New Members for July 2013

I move, that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. approve the following applicants published in the May/June, 2013 issue of Tally-Ho: Josephine Lindt & Mark Weissberg (family), Candis & Robert Holman (family), Desiree LePenske (individual), Vicki LePenske (individual) and MJ Ryan (individual)

MOTION BY: Joani Rush

SECOND BY: Bobbie Brandt

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Passed and Resolved 8/3/2013

Motion #65-13 – Ramp Task Force Letter

I move to approve the letter to AKC BOD, as submitted by the BHCA Ramp Taskforce, for the ramp to be used at all levels of competition during judging. This will be a joint effort with the Bulldog Club of America.

MOTION: Joani Rush

SECOND: Bobbi Brandt

YES: Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Bobbi Brandt - Acting President due to Norm Wiginton's absence.

Passed and Resolved 8/3/2013

Motion #66-13 - AKC Meet the Breed Guide

I make a motion that we place an ad in the "Meet the Club" AKC Meet the Breed Guide at a cost of $250.00.

MOTION - Kirk Joiner

SECOND - Anne Testoni

YES: Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Bobbi Brandt - acting as President in the absence of Norm Wiginton

Passed and Resolved 8/4/2013

Motion #67-13 - Rescue Committee Surveys/Logo

I make a motion that the committee proceed with the process of distributing surveys and acceptance of logo.

MOTION: Freda Burks

SECOND: Sandi Wittenberg

YES: Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Bobbi Brandt acting as President in the absence of Norm Wiginton.

Passed and Resolved 8/7/2013

Motion #68-13

I move that the Board of Directors accept the 2013 Tellers Committee as submitted by the Recording Secretary which includes, Sherry Moore(W) ,Chairperson; Greg Goodbar (C); David Bee (E); Kenneth Hutchinson (E).

MOTION: Bobbi Brandt

SECOND: Gene McDonald

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Passed and Resolved 8/23/2013

Motion #69-13 – Timberline BHC Regional Specialty

I move that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America approve a Regional Specialty sponsored by the Timberline Basset Hound Club on Friday morning, April 11, 2014 at Adams County Fairgrounds in Henderson, Colorado. This event will be in conjunction with Timberline BHC 50th anniversary specialty show in the late afternoon of the same date, and all-breed shows on the weekend.

Show Chair: Carol Makowski
Co-Chair: Betty Gene Pearce
Hospitality: Marilee Epperson and Carol Makowski
Advertising: Cindy Underhill
Trophies: Christina Cox
Judge: Mimi Tysseling

All committee members, and judge, are members of BHCA in good standing.

MOTION: Joani Rush

SECOND: Kirk Joiner

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT: Pechtold

Motion passed and resolved 8/31/2013

Motion #70-13 - Amendment to Motion #68-13

I move to amend motion # 68-13 removing David Bee from the Tellers Committee and adding Melissa Joleka in his place.

MOTION: Bobbi Brandt

SECOND: Freda Burks

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

Passed & Resolved 9/8/13

MOTION #71-13 - BHC of Southern California - BHCA Regional 03/14/14

I move that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America approve a Regional Specialty sponsored by the Basset Hound Club of Southern California on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Featherly Regional Park, Anaheim, CA. This event will be in conjunction with BHC of Southern California specialty shows on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 & 16, 2014 at the same location.

Show Chair: Jan Kano
Co-Chair: Loren Cooper
Hospitality: Candis Holman
Trophies: Maria Bivens
Judge: Nigel Luxmore Ball

MOTION: Joani Rush

SECOND: Kirk Joiner

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Rush, Testoni, Wittenberg, Williams

NO:

ABSENT: Pechtold

Passed and Resolved 9/18/2013

Motion #72-13 - Regional Specialty by BHC of Bayou Country on August 30, 2014

I move that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America approve a Regional Specialty sponsored by the Basset Hound Club of Bayou Country on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Monroe Civic Center, Monroe, LA. This event will be held 30 minutes after BIS at Bayou KC. They will hold a specialty Friday evening and a specialty on Sunday evening, both 30 minutes after BIS. Friday and Saturday all breed clubs are Bayou KC and Sunday and Monday all breed clubs are Vicksburg KC, seven shows in 4 days all at same location.

Show Chair: Sandie Roush
Co-Chair: Sharon Calhoun
Hospitality: Chuck Roush
Trophies: Sharon Calhoun
Judges: Marjorie Wikerd, regular; Joan Britt, sweepstakes

All committee members and judge, are members of BHCA in good standing.

MOTION: Joani Rush

SECOND: Bette Williams

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson. Joiner, McDonald, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT: Pechtold

Passed and Resolved 9/22/2013

Motion #73-13 - BHCA Member Approval for September 2013

I move, that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. approve the following applicants published in the July/August, 2013 issue of Tally-Ho: Susan & Steve Reeser (family), Ed & Darlene Gardner (family), Alan & Betty Priestley (family)

MOTION: Joani Rush

SECOND: Bobbi Brandt

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT: Pechtold

Passed and Resolved 9/23/2013

Motion #74-13 - Approval of Revised Illustrated Standard

I move that the revisions to the Illustrated Standard, as submitted by the Judge & Member Education Committee, be accepted with the following change in wording on page 34: "Bassets are expected to be judged on the ramp for breed judging. Exhibitors would also like to encourage the use of the ramp at all levels of competition. "

MOTION BY: Anne Testoni

SECOND: Kirk Joiner

YES: Brandt, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

NO:

ABSTAIN: Rush

Passed and Resolved 10/2/2013

Motion #75-13 - Motion for adjourment

I move to adjourn this meeting of the 2012-2013 Board of Directors.

Motion by: Bobbi Brandt

Second by: Anne Testoni

Yes: Brant, Burks, Johnson, Joiner, McDonald, Pechtold, Rush, Testoni, Williams, Wittenberg

No:

Abstain:

Motion passed and resolved 10/9/2013.