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2016 Motions

Motion #16-01

All resolutions of the Board of Directors adopted by email vote and all actions taken in relation hereto and hereby be approved and ratified.

Motion 10/3/15 made by Testoni, seconded by Leo. Passed and resolved 10/3/15.

Yes: Visokay, Testoni, Engle, Hagy, Leo, Smyth, Makowski, (McDonald and Pechtold via Skype)

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Fredericksen

 

Motion #16-02

To dispense with the reading of the minutes of previous Board meetings.

Motion 10/3/15 made by Engle, seconded by Hagy. Passed and resolved 10/3/15.

Yes: Visokay, Testoni, Engle, Hagy, Leo, Smyth, Makowski, (McDonald and Pechtold via Skype)

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Fredericksen

 

Motion #16-03

Those officers receiving gratuities agree to have them discontinued in order to help balance the budget.

Motion 10/3/15 made by Smyth, seconded by Hagy. Passed and resolved 10/3/15.

Yes: Visokay, Testoni, Engle, Hagy, Leo, Smyth, Makowski, (McDonald and Pechtold via Skype)

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Fredericksen

 

Motion #16-04

Memorial donations should be reduced to $50 from $100.

Motion 10/3/15 made by Smyth, seconded by Hagy. Passed and resolved 10/3/15.

Yes: Visokay, Testoni, Engle, Hagy, Leo, Smyth, Makowski, (McDonald and Pechtold via Skype)

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Fredericksen

 

Motion #16-05

In lieu of the $100 cash given to clubs for regional trophies, sponsorship be changed to a $100 certificate to be used at the BHCA Country Store. Regional chairs will receive a form (certificate) from Country Store Chair Shelly Gordon and that form will accompany regional applications.

Motion 10/3/15 made by Testoni, seconded by Smyth.

 

Motion #16-06

That the money saved from eliminating officers' gratuities be applied toward the judges education committee.

Motion 10/3/15 made by Visokay, seconded by Engle. Passed and resolved 10/3/15.

Yes: Visokay, Testoni, Engle, Hagy, Leo, Smyth, Makowski, (McDonald and Pechtold via Skype)

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Fredericksen

 

Motion #16-07

To accept the proposal of Brian Visokay to host the 2017 BHCA Nationals in Lancaster, Pa. The hotel has a large expo center with a number of amenities. Committee chairs have been named and the proposal was reviewed thoroughly.

Motion 10/3/15 made by Testoni, seconded by Hagy. Passed and resolved 10/3/15.

Yes: Visokay, Testoni, Engle, Hagy, Leo, Smyth, Makowski, (McDonald and Pechtold via Skype)

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Fredericksen

 

Motion #16-08

To follow the Tally-Ho editor's proposal for targeted issues for advertising: January/February - brood bitches; March/April - performance dogs and bitches; May/June - stud dogs; July/August - companion event dogs and bitches; September/October - performance dogs and bitches; November/December - none (Nationals Issue). The special cost for advertisements meeting the target issue criteria will be $25 for 1/4 page, $50 for 1/2 page and $100 for full page.

There will also be a New Title Gallery in each issue of Tally-Ho with a standard format to include one picture, title earned, name of dog, names of owners, and any other information decided by the editor to be in each advertisement. The editor will have control over ad layout for the New Title Gallery. The cost is $25 for 1/4 page.

Motion 10/3/15 made by Visokay, seconded by Testoni. Passed and resolved 10/3/15.

Yes: Visokay, Testoni, Engle, Hagy, Leo, Smyth, Makowski, (McDonald and Pechtold via Skype)

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Fredericksen

 

Motion #16-09

Establish an ad hoc Web Site Design committee composed of volunteers from the 2015 survey and including the Webmaster. The charge of the committee will be to outline the purpose and content of a new web site and provide a report to the Board by the Spring Board meeting on the scope of work and cost estimate.

Motion 10/3/15 made by Testoni, seconded by Hagy. Passed and resolved 10/3/15.

Yes: Visokay, Testoni, Engle, Hagy, Leo, Smyth, Makowski, (McDonald and Pechtold via Skype)

No:

Abstain:

Absent: Fredericksen

 

Motion #16-10

Motion to adjourn 10/3/15 Board Meeting, made at 12:20 p.m. by Testoni, seconded by Engle.

Passed unanimously by those in attendance on-site and by Skype.

 

 

 

 

16-11

I make a motion to approve the attached application by Timberline Basset Hound Club to host a 2016 BHCA Regional Specialty Show on Friday, April 8, 2016.  This show will be held in conjunction with a Timberline Basset Hound Club specialty conformation show, obedience trial and rally trial at the same location.

 

Regional information:

       Date:  April 8, 2016 (Friday)

       Location:  Adams County Fairgrounds, Al Lesser Building, Henderson, Colorado

       Co-located Events:  Timberline BHC specialty conformation show, obedience trial and rally trial

       Events:  Conformation

       Committee:

       Chair:  Betty Gene Pearce

       Co-Chair:  None

       Hospitality:  Susan Steinway

       Advertising:  Chris Orlikowski

       Trophies:  Chris Orlikowski

       Judge:  Francesco LaMarca

All committee members and the judge are confirmed to be BHCA members in good standing. This application was received after the October 3, 2015 board motion to change the trophy allocation therefore the new policy will apply.  

 

Motion 10/7/15 by Testoni; seconded by Smyth.  Discussion 10/8/15 through 10/10/15; voting 10/11/15 to 10/13/15.  Passed and resolved 10/13/15.

Yes:  Leo, Pechtold, Visokay, McDonald, Engle, Hagy, Testoni, Makowski, Frederiksen,Smyth

No:   None

Abstain:  None

Absent:  None

16-12

I make a motion to approve the attached application by Basset Hound Club of Bayou Country (BHCoBC) to host a 2016 BHCA Regional Specialty Show on Friday, September 16, 2016.  This show will be held in conjunction with two BHCoBC designated specialty shows bracketing the regional show; the specialties will be held on Thursday and Saturday, September 15 and 17, 2016.

 

Regional information:

     Date:  September 16, 2016 (Friday)

     Location:  Mississippi Trade Mart Building, Jackson, MS

     Co-located Events:  Mississippi State Kennel Club, Greenville Mississippi Kennel Club

     Events:  Conformation with Sweepstakes

     Committee:

     Chair:  Sandie Roush

     Co-Chair:  Dee Hagy

     Hospitality:  Gail Russell & Joan Britt

     Advertising:  Mary Ann Wiginton

     Trophies:  Sharon Calhoun

     Judges:  Diane Malenfant (conformation); Aaron Costilla (sweepstakes)

All committee members and judges are confirmed to be BHCA members in good standing. 

This application was received prior to the October 3, 2015 board motion to change the trophy allocation therefore past policy will apply.  Note that this regional specialty is within 30 days but further than 200 miles from the 2016 BHCA Nationals.

Motion 107/15 by Testoni, seconded by Frederiksen. Discussion 10/8/15 to 10/10/15; voting 10/11/15 to 10/13/15. Passed and resolved 10/13/15.

Yes:  Smyth, Frederiksen, Pechtold, Testoni, Visokay, Engle, McDonald, Leo, Hagy, Makowski

No:  None

Abstain:  None

Absent:  None

 

16-13

I move that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. approve the following applicants published in the July/August 2015 issue of Tally-Ho.  No comments have been received on any of these applications.

       Susie Borg (individual)

       Josephine Harter & Mathew Harter (family)

       Elizabeth Swedyk & Harley Swedyk (family; Harley as Junior)

       Taija Turkia (individual)

I have attached the scanned applications for board review.

Motion 10/7/15 by Testoni, seconded by Frederiksen.  Discussion 10/9/15 to 10/11/15; voting 10/12/15 to 10/14/15.

Yes:  McDonald, Leo, Frederiksen, Hagy, Makowski, Pechtold, Smyth, Visokay, Testoni, Engle

No:

Abstain:

Absent:

 

16-14

I move that a bank account be established at Chase Bank for the 2016 Nationals; Richard Nance (2016 Nationals Treasurer), Brian Visokay (BHCA Treasurer) and Bobbi Brandt (BHCA President) have signature authority on the account and it be funded with $3,000 of seed money. 

Motion 10/12/15 by Visokay, seconded by Smyth.  Discussion 10/12/15 to 10/13/15; voting 10/14/15 to 10/15/15. Passed and resolved 10/14/15.

Yes:  McDonald, Leo, Hagy, Engle, Frederiksen, Makowski, Pechtold, Smyth, Visokay, Testoni

No:  None

Abstain:  None

Absent:  None

16-15

Whereas the Board would like to publish the results of each Nationals in the Tally Ho once the Nationals account have been closed,

Be it so moved that the BHCA Treasurer will work with the Nationals treasurer to insure  there is uniform reporting between years, the Nationals Treasurer will submit an accounting of the Nationals no later than February 1 following the Nationals, and the Treasurer will review such reporting and prepare a P&L for the Spring Board Meeting which will be published in the Issue of the Tally Ho following the Spring Board Meeting.

Motion 1012/15 by Visokay; seconded by Smyth.  Discussion 10/14-15; voting 10/16-17.  Passed and resolved 10/18/15

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Smyth, Leo, Makowski, Visokay

No:  Pechtold, McDonald

Abstain:

Absent:

Not voting:  Hagy, Testoni

16-16

I move the Financial Oversight Committee Report submitted by Brian Pechtold, Chair be approved.   Motion 10/14/15 by McDonald; seconded by Engle.  Discussion 10/14-15; voting 10/16-17.  Passed and resolved 10/18/15

Yes:  Hagy, Frederiksen, Engle, Smyth, Leo, Makowski, Testoni, McDonald

No:  

Abstain:  Visokay, Pechtold

Absent:

16-17

I make a motion to approve the attached application by Basset Hound Club of Western Pennsylvania (BHCWP) to host a 2016 BHCA Regional Specialty Show on Saturday, August 6, 2016.  This show will be held in conjunction with a BHCWP concurrent fand co-located specialty show on Friday, August 5, 2016.

 

Regional information:

     Date:  August 6, 2016 (Saturday)

     Type:  Designated 

     Location:  Canfield Fairgrounds, Canfield, OH

     Co-located Events: Beaver County Kennel Club

     Events:  Conformation with Sweepstakes

     Committee:

     Chair:  Patricia Curtis

     Co-Chair:  Edna Morris

     Hospitality:  Jeanette Nestor

     Advertising:  Edna Morris

     Trophies:  Patricia Curtis

     Judges:  Mark Chyrssanthis (conformation); Jack Poole (sweepstakes)

All committee members and judges are confirmed to be BHCA members in good standing. 

 

This application was received prior to the October 3, 2015 board motion to change the trophy allocation therefore past policy will apply.

Motion 10/20/15 by Testoni; seconded by Visokay.  Discussion 10/20-21; voting 10/22-23.   Passed and resolved 10/24/15.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Smyth, Leo, Makowski, Testoni, McDonald, Visokay, Pechtold

No:  

Abstain: 

Absent:   Hagy

16-18

Write a letter of reprimand to the Northern California BHC explaining their error (ribbons indicating a BHCA Regional event) and advising them that they will need to insure the BHCA that they will contact everyone who may have received an incorrect ribbon as soon as possible but no later than December 31, 2015.  And, that they advise them of their club's error in that their trial was not a BHCA Regional event as represented on the ribbon.  A correct ribbon must be purchased with the correct information and be sent to replace all such incorrect ribbons.  

Motion 102015 by Frederiksen; seconded by Testoni.  Discussion 10/20-21; voting 10/22-23/15.  Passed and resolved 10/24/15.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Smyth, Leo, Makowski, Testoni, McDonald, Visokay, Pechtold

No:  

Abstain:

Absent:  Hagy

16-19

Whereas, my intent is to try and be as fair as possible to the Nationals Committee who worked hard to make the 2015 Nationals a success.  They are volunteers and their request deserves proper consideration and an explanation of our rationale.

Whereas, I do not think we should footnote items as it implies to future Nationals that they may not be responsible for certain charges, esp. those associated with the Awards Dinner and the Annual Meeting. The Nationals Guidelines specifically says the Annual Meeting and the Awards dinner are the responsibility of the Nationals Committee.

Whereas, our Nationals Guidelines also indicate Education Seminars are the responsibility of the BHCA Education Chair. I believe we should absorb the excess charges from the hotel for Member Ed, esp. since this is an event that we agreed to host and budgeted for at our Spring Board meeting. 

Whereas, Judge's Ed has historically been a Nationals expense so it is reasonable to expect the Nationals Committee to have the appropriate audio visual equipment available.  Discretionary items, such as a continental breakfast, should be borne by BHCA as this function is run by a committee under the direction of the Board, not the nationals Committee.  It, therefore, should be up to the Board to decide on the appropriateness of discretionary items. 

Whereas, mechanically, this would be handled by a simple transfer of funds between accounts at Chase.

Accordingly, I make the following two Resolutions:

Be it resolved, that BHCA reimburse the 2015 Nationals Committee for the expenses billed to the Nationals Committee associated with Member Education in the amount of $661.01, Judge's education in the amount of $357.40 and the coffee served to the Tellers Committee in the amount of $17.18. All other expenses billed to the Nationals Committee by the Double Tree Hotel are the responsibility of the 2015 Nationals

Motion 10/23/15 by Visokay; seconded by McDonald.  Discussion 10/24-25; voting 10/26-17/15.  Passed and resolved 10/27/15

Motion 10/23/15 by Visokay; seconded by McDonald.  Discussion 10/24-25; voting 10/26-27/15.  Passed and resolved 10/27/15.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Smyth, Leo, Makowski, Testoni, McDonald, Visokay, Hagy

No:   Pechtold

Abstain:

Absent:

16-20

I would like to make a second Resolution to be sure the BHCA Board approves any discretionary items such as meals for the attendees.

Be it resolved that the Judges Education Committee include in their budget those costs associated with the Judges Education Seminar held at each year's Nationals and that these expenses be borne by the BHCA, not the Nationals Committee.   

Motion 10/23/15 by Visokay; seconded by McDonald.  Discussion 10/24-25; voting 10/26-27/15.  Passed and resolved 10/27/15.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Smyth, Leo, Makowski, Testoni, McDonald, Visokay, Hagy

No:   Pechtold

Abstain:

Absent:

16-21

I make a motion to approve the attached application by Pilgrim Basset Hound Club (PBHC) to host a 2016 BHCA Regional Specialty Show on Sunday, August 21, 2016.  This show will be held in conjunction and co-located with an independent PBHC specialty on Friday, August 19, 2016.

 

Regional information:

       Date:  August 21, 2016 (Sunday)

       Type:  Designated 

       Location:  Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlboro, MA

       Co-located Events: Wachusett Kennel Club all-breed shows

       Events:  Conformation

       Committee:

       Chair:  Ellen Bach

       Hospitality:  Catherine (Sue) Forrest

       Advertising:  Judy Tuck

       Trophies:  Nancy Richmond

       Judges:  Deirdre McKinnon

All committee members and the judge are confirmed to be BHCA members in good standing.  Motion 10/27/15 by Testoni; seconded by Leo.  Discussion 10/27-28.  Voting 10/29-30/15. Passed and resolved 10/29/15.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Smyth, Leo, Pechtold, Makowski, Testoni, McDonald, Visokay, Hagy

No:   None

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

 

16-22

I move that the Country Store chairman be allowed to run a pre-Christmas sale of 10-15% off depending the items and their net costs.  Motion by Frederiksen; second by Visokay.  Discussion 10/31-11/2; voting 11/3-4/15. Passed and resolved, 11/5/15.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Smyth, Leo, Pechtold, Makowski, Testoni, McDonald, Visokay, Hagy

No:   None

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

 

16-23

I move the 2016 BHCA Nationals schedule presented to the board on Nov 10 at 2:11pm EST be approved.  Motion 11/10/15 by McDonald; seconded by Visokay.  Discussion 11/12-14; voting 11/15-14/17. Passed and resolved 11/16/15.

Yes:  Engle, Smyth, Leo, Pechtold, Makowski, Testoni, McDonald, Visokay, Hagy

No:   None

Abstain:  Frederiksen

Absent: None

16-24

I move that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. approve the following applicants published in the September/October 2015 issue of Tally-Ho.  No comments have been received on any of these applications.

  Joseph Palmenteri (individual)

  Lisa Mantia (associate)

I have attached the scanned applications for board review.  Motion 11/23 by Testoni; seconded by Pechtold.  Discussion 11/23-25; voting 11/26-28/15. Passed and resolved 11/29/15.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Smyth, Leo, Pechtold, Makowski, Testoni, McDonald, Visokay, Hagy

No:   None

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

16-25

I move that the Board of Directors accept the attached Spring 2015 Field Trial Schedule as proposed by the Field Trial Advisory Committee.  Motion 11/29/30 by Testoni; seconded by Smyth.  Discussion 11/30-12/1/15; Voting 12/2-3/15.

16-26

Motion to Amend Motion #16-25:

1) Correct the Susquehanna BHC FT date to April 30-May 1 

2) Change location of the Berkshire Valley BHC FT to Central Jersey

3) Correct terminology from BHCA Spring National to BHCA Spring Regional as per revised FTAC Guidelines.

Motion 12/1/15 by Frederiksen; seconded by Engle.  Discussion 12/2-3; Voting 12/4-5/15.  Passed and resolved 12/6/15.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Smyth, Leo, Pechtold, Makowski, McDonald, Visokay, Hagy

No:   None

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

Not Voting:  Testoni

16-27

Move that all BHCA logo plates (by Armetale or other suppliers) are to be provided as class placement and qualifying awards by the BHCA National Committee for the specific use at the BHCA's National event.  At no time shall they be used as "title" awards.  BHCA logo plates shall not be offered by the BHCA at any other event, function, time or, place. Motion 12/2/15 by Frederiksen; seconded by Visokay.  Discussion 12/3-4; voting 12/5-6/15. Passed and resolved 12/7/15.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Smyth, Leo, Hagy, Visokay, Testoni

No:   McDonald, Engle, Pechtold, Makowski

Abstain: 

Absent: None

16-28

I move that each year the BHCA National's Coordinator be responsible for providing a marked catalog/& the results of all events occurring at the National if not part of the National catalog, immediately following the National, to the Editor of the Tally-Ho.  The Tally-Ho Editor will then be responsible for forwarding the catalog to the club Historian. Motion 12/3/15 by Smyth; seconded by McDonald.  Discussion 12/3-4; voting 12/5-7/15.  Passed and resolved 12/7/15.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Smyth, Leo, Pechtold, Makowski, Hagy, Testoni

No:   McDonald

Abstain:  Visokay

Absent: None

16-29

I move to approve FTAC's Point Level Change for the Field Champion Class to obtain the title of Grand Field Champion. Motion 12/8/15 by Visokay, seconded by Frederiksen.  Discussion 12/8-9; voting 12/10-11/15. Passed and resolved 12/13/15. 

Yes:  Engle, Smyth, Leo, McDonald, Pechtold, Visokay, Makowski, Hagy, Testoni

No:   Frederiksen

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

16-30

Motion --  That the board petition the AKC Board of Directors to allow spayed and neutered hounds to compete in the Field Trial Dog & Bitch non-regular conformation classes at Basset Hound local specialty shows and the BHCA National competition using the same language that is currently used for conformation Veterans. Motion 12/8/15 by Frederiksen; seconded by Engle. Discussion 12/8-10; voting 12/11-12/15. Passed and resolved 12/13/15.

Yes:  Engle, Leo, Pechtold, Makowski, Hagy, Frederiksen, Testoni

No:   McDonald, Visokay

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

Not Voting:  Smyth

 

MOTION RECONSIDERED:  Resolved and failed 12/22/15

Yes:  Engle, Makowski, Testoni

No:   McDonald, Visokay, Frederiksen, Smyth, Pechtold, Leo

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

Not Voting:  Hagy

16-31

Motion to reconsider Motion #16-30.  Motion 12/12/15 by Frederiksen; seconded by Visokay.  Discussion 12/13-15/15; voting 12/16-17/15. Passed and resolved 12/18/15.

Yes:  Leo, Hagy, Frederiksen, Visokay, McDonald, Smyth

No:   Engle

Abstain:  Pechtold, Makowski

Absent: None

Not Voting:  Testoni

16-32

I move that the BHCA Board of Directors approve a 2016 BHCA Regional Tracking Test sponsored by Dal-Tex Basset Hound Club.  TD, TDU and TDX tests will be offered.  The tests will be held at Resource Connection of Tarrant County in Fort Worth, Texas.  The BHCA regional test committee consists of:

     Chair:  Carroll Peterman

     Hospitality:  Jean North

     Trophies:  Marge Cook, Freda Burks

The test secretary is Judy Jackson.  Judges will be Sally Elkins and Kathleen Milford.  Note that Ms. Milford is not one of the judges listed on the application; original judge Tom Hacholski requested to be released and was replaced by Ms. Milford.

All test committee members are BHCA members in good standing.

Motion 12/13/15 by Testoni; seconded by Engle.  Discussion 12/14-15; voting 12/16-17/15. Passed and  resolved 12/18/15.

Yes:  Leo, Hagy, Frederiksen, Visokay, McDonald, Smyth, Engle, Pechtold, Makowski, Testoni

No:   None

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

16-33

I make a motion to approve the attached application by the Greater San Diego Basset Hound Club (GSDBHC) to host a 2016 BHCA Regional Specialty Show on Friday, May 20, 2016.  This show will be held in conjunction and co-located with back-to-back independent GSDBHC specialties.

 

Regional information:

       Date:  May 20, 2016 (Friday)

       Type:  Independent

       Location:  Featherly Regional Park, Anaheim, CA

       Events:  Conformation, Obedience

       Committee:

       Chair:  Bill Nolan

       Co-Chair:  John Schwartz

       Obedience Chair:  Marianne Lovejoy

       Hospitality:  Mike Ott, Jim & Mickey Cauley

       Advertising:  John Schwartz 

       Trophies:  Jackie Nolan

       Conformation judge:  Dr. Camille McArdle DVM  

All committee members and the judge are confirmed to be BHCA members in good standing.

Original motion 12/13/15 by Testoni; seconded by Visokay.  Discussion 1/15-16; voting 1/17-18/16. Passed and resolved 1/19/16

Yes:  Leo, Hagy, Frederiksen, Visokay, McDonald, Smyth, Engle, Pechtold, Makowski, Testoni

No:   None

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

16-34

I make a motion to approve the attached application by the Badgerland Basset Hound Club (BBHC) to host a 2016 BHCA Regional Specialty Show on Friday, July 29, 2016.  This show will be held in conjunction with a BBHC specialty and as part of the Combined Specialty Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.  Included is a description of the events by the proposed event chair.

 

Regional information:

       Date:  July 29, 2016 (Friday)

       Type:  Independent

       Location:  Waukesha County Expo Center, Waukesha, WI

       Events:  Conformation

       Committee:

       Chair:  Nina Garlie

       Hospitality:  Sue Graham

       Advertising:  Ann Lind

       Trophies:  Kate Vergeront

       Judges:  Jane Baetz

       Conformation judge:  Sandi Chryssanthis  

All committee members and the judge are confirmed to be BHCA members in good standing.

Motion 12/13/15 by Testoni; seconded by Visokay.  Discussion 12/14-15; Voting 12/16-17/15.

16-35

I move we contact the AKC and notify them we would like to be featured in the 2016 Meet and Compete Show Guide at a cost of $95.  Motion 12/14/15 by Visokay; seconded by Frederiksen.  Discussion 12/15-16; voting 12/17-18/15. Passed and resolved 12/18/15.

Yes:  Engle, Leo, Makowski, Hagy, Frederiksen, Testoni, Visokay, McDonald, Smyth

No:   Pechtold

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

16-36

Motion to postpone Motion 16-34 indefinitely.  Reason - to shore up language of Regional Guideline.  Motion 12/15/15 by Frederiksen; seconded by Pechtold.  Discussion 12/15-16; Voting 12/17-18/15.  Passed and resolved 12/18/15.

Yes:  Engle, Pechtold, Leo, Hagy, Frederiksen, Visokay, McDonald, Smyth, Makowski, Testoni

No:   None

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

16-37

I make a motion to defer a decision on motion 16-33 until we clarify the guidelines.  Motion 12/15/15 by Visokay seconded by Frederiksen.  Discussion 12/15-16; Voting 12/17-18/15.   Passed and resolved 12/18/15.

Yes:  Engle, Pechtold, Leo, Hagy, Frederiksen, Visokay, McDonald, Smyth, Makowski, Testoni

No:   None

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

16-38

Whereas the Greater San Diego BHCA Regional show is only 4 months away and closes in less than 4 months,I move to reconsider Motion #16-37, which moved  to defer a decision on motion 16-33 (approve the SanDiego RegionalApplication) until we clarify the guidelines.  Motion 12/15/15 by Visokay seconded by Frederiksen.  Discussion 12/15-16; Voting 12/17-18/15.  Motion 12/12/15 by Frederiksen; seconded by Visokay.  Discussion 12/13-15/15; voting 12/16-17/15. Passed and resolved 12/18/15.

Motion 1/12/16 by Visokay; seconded by Smyth.  Discussion 1/12/16; voting 1/13-14/16.  Passed and resolved 1/14/16.

Yes:  Engle, Pechtold, Leo, Hagy, Frederiksen, Visokay, McDonald, Smyth, Makowski, Testoni

No:   None

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

16-39

I make a motion to approve the attached applications by the California Regional BHCA Members to host two (2) 2016 BHCA Regional Specialty Hunting Performance Tests (Regional HPTs) as outlined below.  The regional committee is the same for both events.

Regional HPT Event Information

·         Location:  Olive Grove, Prado Regional Park, Chino, CA

·         Regional Hunting Performance Test #1:  

 

o    Date:  March 12, 2016

o    Judges:  Steve Shultz, Linda Cain, Denise Gehring, Lisa Steele, Christine Machleit

·         Regional Hunting Performance Test #2:

o    Date:  December 17, 2016

o    Judges:  Steve Shultz, Linda Cain, Denise Gehring, Lisa Steele, Christine Machleit

Regional HPT Committee

·         Chair:  Marianne Lovejoy

·         Secretary:  Cathy L. Wheeler

·         Hospitality:  Tillie (Matilda) Beeler

·         Other Members:  Patti Palmer, Christine Machleit, Lisa Steele, Linda Cain 

All committee members are confirmed to be BHCA members in good standing.

Motion 1/22/16 by Makowski; seconded by Testoni.  Discussion 1/23-24; voting 1/25-26/16.  Passed and resolved 1/26/16.

Yes:  Engle, Pechtold, Leo, Hagy, Frederiksen, Visokay, McDonald, Smyth, Makowski, Testoni

No:   None

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

16-40

I make a motion that BHCA donate $100 for a permanent brick to be placed in the walkway of the main lodge at Aldie having the inscription "Basset Hound Club of America." 

Motion 1/22/16 by Makowski; seconded by Frederiken.  Discussion 1/22-23; voting 1/24-25/16.  The voting resulted in a tie with the president voting “no” to break the tie.  Motion failed and was resolved 1/25/16. 

Yes:  Engle, Pechtold, Frederiksen, Makowski, Testoni

No:   McDonald, Visokay, Smyth, Leo, Hagy, Brandt

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

16-41

A sub-group of the board has agreed to provide the funding to BHCA to make the brick donation through the club.  Therefore I'd like to make the following motion:

That BHCA donate $100 for a permanent brick to be placed in the walkway of the main lodge at Aldie having the inscription "Basset Hound Club of America" the cost to be covered by private donations from board members. Motion 1/26/16 by Testoni, seconded by Makowski.  Discussion 1/27-28; voting 1/29-30/16.   Passed and resolved 2/1/16.

Yes:  Engle, Pechtold, Leo, Hagy, Frederiksen, Makowski, Testoni

No:   None

Abstain:  Smyth, Visokay, McDonald

Absent: None

16-42

I move that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. approve the following applicants published in the November/December 2015 issue of Tally-Ho.  No comments have been received on any of these applications.

 

Carol Ashley (Individual)

Natacha Casale (Individual)

Iva Cernohubova (Individual)  

Marybeth Cline DVM (Individual)

Sophia Coleman (Junior)

Jessica, Jeff & Haley Dickson (Family)

Debbie& Malcolm Ellrich (Family)

Susan L. Fink (Individual)

Dennis& Joann Graffious (Family-Associate)

Karen H. Henley (Individual)

Sarah Klimchak (Junior)

Cindy L. Marsh (Individual)

Bonnie & Conrad M. Olie (Family)

Amy Poon (Individual) 

Melinda Tevis (Individual)

Motion 1/29/16 by Testoni; seconded by Frederiksen.  Discussion 1/29-31; Voting  2/1-3/16.  Passed and resoled 2/1/16

Yes:  Engle, Pechtold, Leo, Hagy, Frederiksen, Makowski, Testoni, Smyth, Visokay, McDonald

No:   None

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

 

16-43

I move to amend the wording on motion 16-28 to state the following:   "Each year the Nationals Coordinator will be responsible for providing marked catalogs that include the results of all Nationals related events, immediately following the Nationals, to both the Tally-Ho Editor & to the club Historian (1 copy each) for their records/files." Motion 2/5/16 by Smyth; seconded by Visokay.  Discussion 2/5-6; voting 2/7-8/16.  Passed and resolved 2/9/16.

Yes:  Pechtold, Leo, Hagy, Makowski, Testoni, Smyth, Visokay, McDonald

No:   Frederiksen, Engle

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

16-44

Whereas the BHCA contacts with a videographer each year to record the Nationals conformation judging, and having reviewed proposals from both DogShow VideoPros.com and Purebred Studios, and DogShow VideoPros.com has proposed to video record the 2016 Nationals and at no cost to the BHCA and to sell the DVD's directly to BHCA members/public in order to recover their costs, I move BHCA contract with  DogShow VideoPros.com to video record the 2016 Nationals.

Motion 2/15/16 by Visokay; seconded by Frederiksen.  Discussion 2/16-17; voting 2/18-19/16. Passed and resolved 2/16/16.

Yes:  Pechtold, Leo, Hagy, Makowski, Testoni, Frederiksen, Engle, Smyth, Visokay, McDonald

No:   None

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

16-45

I move that the: Breeder of Best of Breed trophy be displayed at the board table each year at the BHCA annual meeting.  Motion 2/25/16 by Frederiksen; seconded by Testoni.  Discussion 2/26-27; voting 2/28-29/16. Passed and resolved 2/29/16.

Yes:  Pechtold, Leo, Hagy, Makowski, Testoni, Frederiksen, Engle, Smyth, Visokay, McDonald

No:   None

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

16-46

I make a motion that the question of  Nosework titles/qualifications from non-AKC and non-BHCA organizations being the inserted into the BHCA Versatility program be decided by a mailed ballot (same time as election) vote of the membership with 25 or less word Pro and Con sentences presented within the ballot.  Motion 3/3/16 by Fredderiksen; seconded by Hagy.  Discussion 3/10/16.  Voting 3/11/16.  Was resolved and did not pass 3/12/16.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle

No:   Pechtold,  Leo, Makowski, Testoni, Smyth, Visokay, McDonald

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

Not voting:  Hagy

 

16-47

I move that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. approve the following two applicants published in the January/February 2016 issue of Tally-Ho.  No comments have been received on either of these applications.

       Carroll Beavers (individual)

       Mishka Killgore (individual)

Motion 3/16/16 by Testoni; seconded by Frederiksen.  Discussion 3/16-17.  Voting 3/18-19/16.  Passed and resolved 3/19/16.

Yes:  Pechtold, Leo, Hagy, Makowski, Testoni, Frederiksen, Engle, Smyth, Visokay, McDonald

No:   None

Abstain:  None

Absent: None

 

16-48

Motion 3/12/16 by Frederiksen, seconded by McDonald that officer gratuities be permanently eliminated.  The motion carried unanimously by those present. 

16-49

Motion 3/12/16 by Visokay seconded by Testoni that the $1000 budget be approved for the Member Education committee (Bethany Berger) as requested.  The motion carried unanimously by those present. 

16-50

Motion 3/12/16 by McDonald seconded by Visokay that the $1000 budget be approved for the Rescue Advisory committee (Sherry Moore) as requested.  The motion carried unanimously by those present. 

16-51

Motion 3/12/16 by Testoni seconded by Frederiksen that the minimum age for entering the veteran class at any BHCA event, National, Regional and also any Specialties taking place during Nationals week remain at 7.  The motion carried unanimously by those present.

16-52

Motion 3/12/16 by Engle; seconded by Leo that the Nationals be approved with headquarters at the Holiday Inn at Crystal Lake, Illinois in 2018.  The motion carried unanimously by those present. 

16-53

Motion 3/12/16 by Testoni; seconded by Visokay. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:07 p.m.  The motion carried unanimously by all present. 

16-54

Be it resolved that as both NACSW K9 Nose Work® and UKC Nosework programs are within separate registration organizations with their own memberships and director bodies, not specifically recognized by the AKC (of whom the BHCA is a member) and having been informed by no less than two AKC officials that the AKC is currently progressing toward its own nose-work program, I move that both the NACSW Nose Work® titles and UKC Nosework titles not be recognized nor valued within the BHCA VC program.  Motion  3/30/16 by Frederiksen; seconded by Engle.  Discussion 4/10-12.  Voting 4/13-14/16.  Passed and resolved 4/13/16.

Yes:  Leo, Hagy, Frederiksen, Engle, Smyth, Visokay,

No:   Testoni, McDonald, Pechtold

Abstain:  Makowski

Absent: None

 

16-55

I move to reduce the mile requirement to 200 miles and the number of days to 30 from the Nationals to allow a Regional. Motion 5/2/16 by Visokay, seconded by Smyth.  Voting 5/9-5/11.  Passed and resolved 5/11/16.

Yes:  Visokay, Smyth, McDonald, Leo

No:  Frederiksen, Engle, Hagy, Makowski

Abstain:  Pechtold

Not Voting:  Testoni

A tie resulted with the President breaking the tie with a "Yes" vote.  The motion then passed and was resolved. 

16-56

I would like to make a motion that the BHCA fund the deposit in the amount of $1,000.00 and execute the contract with the Holiday Inn Crystal lakes for the 2018 Nationals.
Motion 5/13/16 by Visokay, seconded by Smyth. Discussion 5/14-15; Voting 5/16-17/16.  Morion passed and was resolved 5/19/16.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Hagy,Visokay, Smyth, McDonald, Testoni, Makowski, ­Leo

No:  None

Abstain:  Pechtold

 

16-57

I move that no person may serve on the LM committee more than one time within a 7-year period.  Motion 5/17/16 by Fredericksen, seconded by Engle.   Discussion 5/18-19; voting 5/20-21/16,  Motion and second withdrawn 5/24/16.

16-58

I move that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. approve the following applicants published in the March/April 2016 issue of Tally-Ho. No comments have been received on any of these applications.

       Aryeh Meir (Associate)

       Anthony Penque (Associate)

       Kathleen Potter (Associate)

       Kim & Richard Swann (Family)

Motion 5/18/16 by Testoni; seconded by Hagy.  Discussion 5/19-20; voting 5/21-23/16. Passed and resolved 5/24/16.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Hagy,Visokay, Smyth, Testoni, Makowski, Leo, Pechtold, McDonald

No:  None

Abstain:  None

16-59

I make a motion that BHCA sponsor medallions for conformation

(Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed, Best Bred By Exhibitor, Select Dog, Select Bitch) for a total of $125 and Obedience and Agility for $45 each should there be entry in these events at the AKC National Championship. Motion 5/31/16 by Testoni, seconded by Smyth.  Discussion 5/31-6/1; voting 6/2-3/16.  Passed and resolved 6/2/16:

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Hagy,Visokay, Smyth, Testoni, Makowski, Leo, Pechtold, McDonald

No:  None

Abstain:  None

16-60

I move that the BHCA has a Meet the Breed booth at the AKC National Championship shows in Orlando, FL in 2016.  Motion 6/1/15 by McDonald; seconded by Smyth.  Discussion 6/2-3; voting 6/4-5/16.  Passed and resolved 6/6/16.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Hagy,Visokay, Smyth, Testoni, Makowski, Leo, Pechtold, McDonald

No:  None

Abstain:  None

16-61

I move that the BHCA board approve of the attached Revision 1 Fall 2016 Field Trial Schedule.  Motion 6/10/16 by Testoni, seconded by Engle.  Discussion 6/10-11; voting 6/12-13/16. Passed and resolved 6/13/16.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Hagy,Visokay, Smyth, Testoni, Makowski, Leo, Pechtold, McDonald

No:  None

Abstain:  None

16-62

I move that the BHCA extend its participation in the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program through 2018. Motion 6/10/16 by Testoni, seconded by Engle.  Discussion 6/10-11; voting 6/12-13/16. Passed and resolved 6/13/16.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Hagy,Visokay, Smyth, Testoni, Makowski, Leo, Pechtold, McDonald

No:  None

Abstain:  None

16-63

I make a motion to approve the September 28 field trial to be hosted by the Pathfinder Basset Hound Club at the Grand Valley Beagle Club in Portland, Indiana as a BHCA Field Trial rather than a Regional, with FTAC being responsible for the cost and for providing a balanced budget for the event.

Motion 6/25/16 by Engle; seconded by Testoni.  Discussion 6/26-27; voting 6/28-29/16.  Passed and resolved 6/30/16.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Hagy,Visokay, Smyth, Testoni, Makowski, Leo, Pechtold, McDonald

No:  None

Abstain:  None

 

16-64

As our By-Laws require that Officer and Director candidates be published on the ballot "without comment", I move that the same apply to them being listed on the BHCA website and in the TallyHo.

Motion 7/16/16 by Pechtold, seconded by McDonald.  Discussion 7/16-18; voting 7/19-20/16.  Passed and resolved 7//16

Yes:  Frederiksen, Engle, Visokay, Testoni, Makowski, Leo, Pechtold, McDonald

No:  None

Abstain:  Smyth

Not voting:  Hagy

16-65

I move that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. approve the following applicants published in the May/June 2016 issue of Tally-Ho. No comments have been received on any of these applications.

Donna K. Byrne (individual)

Darcy & Chadwick Chase (family)

Kevin B. Dryman & Valerie B. Keer-Dryman (family)

Joseph M. & Barbara J. Lombardo (family)

Claire L. Mancha (associate)

David M. O’Keefe (individual)

Novia Staviski & Chad Kehoe (family)

John G. Taylor (associate)

Joni Williams (associate, past member)

Passed and resolved 7/21/16.

Yes: Pechtold,  Frederiksen, Engle, Visokay, Smyth, McDonald, Testoni, Makowski, ­Leo, Hagy

No:  None

Abstain:  None

16-66

I make a motion to approve the attached application by the Basset Hound Club of Sacramento (BHCSac) to host a 2017 BHCA Regional Specialty Show on Sunday, May 14, 2017.  This show will be co-exist with Two Cities Kennel Club all-breed show.

 

Regional information:

  • Date:  May 14, 2017 (Sunday)
  • Type:  Independent.  BHCSac will hold back-to-back specialties the prior day at the same location
  • Location:  Sycamore Lane Kennels, Sargent Road, Lodi, California
  • Events:  Conformation
  • Committee:
    • Chair:  Jerry Rush
    • Coordinator:  Joani Rush
    • Hospitality:  Kate Elin and Laurie Johnson
    • Advertising:  Sara Watson and Jan Allison 
    • Trophies:  Monica Rush
  • Conformation judge:  Peter Martin
  • Sweepstakes judge:  Heidi Martin
  • Junior Showmanship judge:  Peter Martin  

All committee members and the judge are confirmed to be BHCA members in good standing.

Motion 9/4/16 by Testoni; seconded by McDonald.  Discussion 9/4 to 9/6; Voting 9/7 to 9/8/16.  Passed and resolved 9/8/16

Yes: Pechtold,  Frederiksen, Engle, Visokay, Smyth, McDonald, Testoni, Makowski, ­Leo, Hagy

No:  None

Abstain:  None

16-67

I make a motion to approve the attached application by the Basset Hound Club of Western Pennsylvania (BHCWPA) to host a 2017 BHCA Regional Specialty Show on Saturday, August 5, 2017.  The application has out-of-date guidelines attached and the club has been informed that guidelines dated October 2015 are in effect.

 

Regional information:

  • Date:  August 5, 2017 (Saturday)
  • Type:  Designated, with Beaver County Kennel Club
  • Location:  Canfield Fairgrounds, Canfield, Ohio
  • Events:  Conformation
  • Committee:
    • Chair/Regional Coordinator:  Patricia Curtis
    • Co-chair/Co-Coordinator:  Edna Morris
    • Hospitality:  Stormy Goodbar
    • Advertising:  Edna Morris and members of BHCWPA
    • Trophies:  Gary Nestor
  • Conformation judge:  Dr. Lamont Steedle
  • Sweepstakes judge:  Isabelle Merritt 

All committee members and the judge are confirmed to be BHCA members in good standing.

Motion 9/7/16 by Testoni; seconded by Pechtold.  Discussion 9/7 to 9/9.  Voting 9/10 to 9/12/16.  Passed and resolved 9/13/16.

Yes:  Leo, Makowski, Smyth

No:  None

Abstain:  Visokay, Frederiksen, Engle

Not Voting:  McDonald, Hagy, Testoni, Pechtold

16-68

I make a motion to reconsider Motion 16-67. The board currently does not have enough information about the Western PA Regionals and more discussion and research is needed for Board members to make an informed decision.

Motion 9/13/16 by Makowski; seconded by Fredericksen.  Discussion 9/13 to 9/17.  Voting 9/18 to 9/20/16. I move that Motion 16-68 be tabled until the Board can discuss this at a face to face meeting during Nationals week.

Motion 9/16/16 by Visokay; seconded by Smyth.  Voting 9/16-18/2016.

Passed and resolved 9/21/16,.

Yes:  Frederiksen, Pechtold, Smyth, Visokay, Hagy, Testoni, Leo, Engle, McDonald, Makowski

No:  None

Abstain:  None

 

16-69

I move that Motion 16-68 be tabled until the Board can discuss this at a face to face meeting during Nationals week.

Motion 9/16/16 by Visokay; seconded by Smyth.  Voting 9/16-18/2016.

Resolved and did not pass 9/19/16.

Yes:  Visokay, Smyth

No:  Frederiksen, Pechtold, McDonald, Engle, Hagy, Makowski, Testoni

Abstain:  None

Not voting:  Leo

16-70

To award a $500 college scholarship to both Ms. Katherine Howell and Ms. Sara Broom for 2016 to help with their continued education and interest in the Basset Hound breed in particular.  Motion 9/19/16 by Frederiksen, seconded by Engle.  Discussion 9/20 to 9/21.  Voting 9/22-23, 2016.

Passed and resolved 9/24/16

Yes:  Visokay, Smyth, Pechtold, Frederiksen, McDonald, Engle, Hagy, Makowski, Testoni, Leo

No:  None

Abstain:  None

16-71

I move that the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. approve the following applicants published in the July/August 2016 issue of Tally-Ho.  No comments have been received on any of these applications.

  • Bob & Linda Dennison (Family)
  • Niket Rele (Individual)
  • Wendy Ryan (Individual)

Motion 9/20/16 by Testoni; seconded by Frederiksen.  Discussion 9/20 to 9/21.  Voting 9/22 to 9/23/16.

Passed and resolved 9/24/16

Yes:  Visokay, Pechtold, Smyth, Frederiksen, McDonald, Engle, Hagy, Makowski, Testoni

No:  None

Abstain:  None

Not voting:  Leo

 

16-72

Annual meeting - A motion was made by Sylvie McGee and seconded by Celeste Gonzalez to dispense with the roll call.  The motion carried.

 

16-73

A motion was made by Sandi Wittenberg and seconded by Cookie Fanner Martin to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the 2015 Annual meeting.  The motion carried.