Past Motions

Motions that have been voted on by the Board of Directors in the past month will be posted to this page by approximately the last day of each month. Feedback on any motion should be directed to executive.secretary@asca.org for distribution to the Board..
 
As rule changes are approved, the Executive Secretary will make those changes to the rulebooks posted on the website, with the effective date noted, in order for the membership to see what changes will be in effect in the upcoming competitive season.
 
Please refer to past Secretary’s Reports for information on motions older than 30 days.

Members,
 
The following motion has been voted on this month by the ASCA Board. Results are below.
 

BD.17.131 Committee Procedures – BOD Directives (Revised)

Approve: Gibson, Kissman, Silveira, Vest, Wesen

Oppose: DeChant, Gray, King, Roberts

Abstain: 0

Motion carries.

Letter of Dissent from Roberts: I feel that this motion does not help foster an atmosphere of cooperation and collaboration between the Board and committees.  As such, it is unnecessary.

Motion by Vest

Second by Silveira

I move to accept the following changes to the Committee Procedures.

Effective Date: Upon BOD approval

Rationale: To better define Committees management of Board Directives.

3 Agenda

The Board, Committee Members and the General Membership determine Committee agendas.

a. First priority is given to items submitted by the Board.

If a committee chair does not bring Board requests to the committee within a thirty (30) day period, the following steps will be taken:

First incidence: The committee chair will be requested by the liaison to give an explanation to the Board within fifteen (15) days detailing why the request has not been addressed with a time schedule for completion of the Board’s request is not acted on by the committee within an appropriate time determined by the

Board, the Board will enact rule changes without input of the committee.

Second incidence: The Board will enact rule changes without input of the committee and the Board will require election of a new chair.

Third incidence: The Board will enact rule changes without input of the committee and the committee members may be replaced.

b. Priority of other items is determined by the Chair

3 Agenda

The Board, Committee Members, and the General Membership determine Committee agendas.

a. First priority is given to directives submitted by the Board.

If a committee chair does not bring Board directive to the committee within a thirty (30) day period, the following steps will be taken:

First request: The committee Chair will be requested by the Liaison to give an explanation to the Board within fifteen (15) days detailing why the directive has not been addressed. The Board will notify all Committee members of the directive for awareness. The Chair will submit a time schedule for completion of the Board’s directive. If the Board directive is not addressed in the timeframe provided by the Chair and as agreed upon by the Board, the Board may enact rule changes without input from the committee.

Second request: The Board will notify all Committee members that the directive has moved to second request status. The Board may enact rule changes without input from the committee and the Board will require election of a new chair.

Third request: The Board will enact rule changes without input from the committee and the committee members may be replaced.

b. Priority of other items is determined by the Chair.

Members,
 
The following motion has been voted on this month by the ASCA Board. Results are below.
 

CO.17.01 Conformation Finals Judge Draw

Approve: Unanimous

Motion carries.

Motion by DeChant

I move that Motion 2017-10 (A) Conformation Finals Draw, which has been approved by the Conformation Committee, be approved by the Board.

Effective Date: June 1, 2018 (to be implemented for the 2019 Conformation Finals)

Rationale: This brings the conformation finals in line with other venues on finals judge draw and selection.

Motion by Liz Gibson

Second by Ray Schafer

I, Liz Gibson, make the following motion.

Results of the committee vote:

Approve: 9

Oppose: 0

Abstain: 1

Non-Voting: 1

PROPOSED WORDING:

15.5 Judges Requirements

1. Three (3) ASCA Conformation Judges will be hired, one from each area as stated below, for the Conformation Finals by the National Specialty Host Club(s), who will submit the Conformation Finals slate to the ASCA Executive Secretary no later than February 1st of the year prior to the National Specialty being hosted. The Executive Secretary will forward the proposed Judges slate to the ASCA Board of Directors for review. Board approval of the Judges slate, along with comments and recommendations, will be returned to the Host Club(s) no later than thirty (30) days after receipt by the Executive Secretary. Once the Board has approved the Conformation Finals Judges slate, the Judge’s names will be posted within 7 days to the ASCA website on the “National Specialty Information” page and the judge information must be to the Aussie Times Editor by March 15th for inclusion in the May-June issue.

2. Conformation Judge Eligibility:

a. Judge must be of ASCA Senior Breeder status with a minimum of 3 years as a Senior Breeder Judge.

b. Judge shall not be a conformation judge at the current ASCA Nationals or Pre-shows nor have judged at the previous ASCA Nationals or ASCA Pre-Shows.

c. Judge shall not have judged the previous five (5) Conformation Finals.

Conformation Finals judges may participate in all Nationals events including all Nationals conformation events. All rules pertaining to the Conformation Finals Judges and their dogs regarding the Conformation Finals will abide by sections 7.4 to 7.7 per the Conformation Show Rules and Regulations.

3. Selection of Judges; Once the host club, location and dates have been determined, the Business Office shall send a letter to all Senior Breeder Judges. Letters must be returned in 30 days to the ASCA Business Office.

4. Determining Availability and Qualifications; Judges for the Conformation Finals will be selected from the ASCA SR Breeder Judges who return the questionnaire to the Business Office by the designated date and have indicated they would be available. At that time, the Business Office shall determine the judge meets the requirements as list above. Two (2) names from each area shall be pulled by the business office and the names given to the host committee to hire from, in the order of the draw.

5. The areas consist of the following; West area; regions 1 and 2. Central area; regions 3 and 4. Eastern area; regions 5, 6 and 7.

6. The Senior Breeder Judge’s selected shall not judge conformation six (6) months prior to the event.

CURRENT WORDING:

15.5 Judges Requirements

1. Three (3) ASCA Conformation Judges will be hired for the Conformation Finals by the National Specialty Host Club(s), who will submit the Conformation Finals slate to the ASCA Executive Secretary no later than February 1st of the year prior to the National Specialty being hosted. The Executive Secretary will forward the proposed Judges slate to the ASCA Board of Directors for review. Board approval of the Judges slate, along with comments and recommendations, will be returned to the Host Club(s) no later than thirty (30) days after receipt by the Executive Secretary. Once the Board has approved the Conformation Finals Judges slate, the Judge’s names will be posted within 7 days to the ASCA website on the “National Specialty Information” page and the judge information must be to the Aussie Times Editor by March 15th for inclusion in the May-June issue.

2. Conformation Judge Eligibility:

a. Judge must be of ASCA Senior Breeder Status.

b. Judge may not have judged conformation three (3) months prior to the event.

c. Judge shall not be a conformation judge at the current ASCA Nationals or Pre-shows nor have judged at the previous ASCA Nationals or ASCA Pre-Shows.

d. Judge shall not have judged the previous three (3) Conformation Finals.

Conformation Finals judges may participate in all Nationals events including all Nationals conformation events. All rules pertaining to the Conformation Finals Judges and their dogs regarding the Conformation Finals will abide by sections 7.4 to 7.7 per the Conformation Show Rules and Regulations.

Members,
 
The following motion has been voted on this month by the ASCA Board. Results are below.
 

DJ.17.06 Dock Jumping Rules

Approve: DeChant, Gibson, Gray, Kissman, Roberts, Silveira, Vest, Wesen

Oppose: 0

Abstain: King

Motion carries.

Motion by Vest

I move to approve the rules for the Dock Jumping Program.

Effective Date: Upon Board approval

Motion by Heidi Mobley

Second by Tina Lass

I approve the ASCA Dock Jumping Rules.

Results of the committee vote:

Approve: Unanimous

​The official rules will be posted to the ASCA Website with the other program rules.​