Current Motions

Motions currently under consideration of the Board of Directors will be posted to this page by the 11th of every month. Feedback on any motion should be directed to [email protected] for distribution to the Board.
 
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Kalla E. Jaco
Executive Secretary | [email protected]

Members,

The below motion has been submitted to the ASCA Board of Directors for their consideration. Voting will take place from May 20th – 26th, and results will be posted on May 27th.

Please send any feedback to [email protected] and I will share with the Board. The deadline for member comments is Sunday, May 19th.

BD.19.53 Nationals Advisory Committee

Motion by Vest

Second by Creelman

I motion to create an ASCA Nationals Advisory Committee to support the ASCA Hosted National Specialties/Finals event.

 

The ASCA Nationals Advisory Committee will serve as a BOD executive committee. To ensure continuity within the Committee, new members may be seated prior to the departure of the previous Committee. This Committee will be reviewed each year at the ASCA Spring BOD meeting to determine if new members may be needed.

 

The Committee is to follow the procedures detailed in the BD.19.37 ASCA-Hosted National Specialty motion (see below) which was approved by the BOD in April 2019.

 

The Nationals Advisory Committee, comprised of former Nationals Chairpersons from the last five and future ASCA Nationals, whose purpose will be to oversee ASCA’s management and running of ASCA’s annual National Specialty and Finals competition.

 

1.2.2 The Nationals Advisory Committee’s duties are as follows:

  1. To assemble the Nationals Committee for each year. This committee will be appointed and approved by the Board at least two years, and preferably three years, ahead of the event.
  2. To solicit, recommend and prepare the contracts for Board approval for pre-trials/post-trials and pre-shows/post-shows for Nationals. These will be awarded two years in advance of the event. (See Section 1.4 below.)
  3. To solicit, recommend and prepare the contracts for Board approval for the paid workers for each Nationals, in conjunction with the Nationals Chairperson, including the entry clerk, the agility data entry clerk, stewards, stock handlers, and set-up and tear-down laborers.
  4. To advise the Nationals Committee to ensure that the National Specialty operates in a manner that will provide members with an opportunity to have a pleasant experience at an efficiently run event.
  5. To advise the Nationals Committee to ensure that the National Specialty is both financially self-sustaining and cost-positive for ASCA.
  6. To work with ASCA’s competitive program committees to ensure that rules are being followed with respect to Nationals and Finals competition. To work with other ASCA committees as needed to ensure a successful participant experience.

 

Affected: ASCA Board and ASCA Hosted National Specialties/Finals.

 

Effective Date: Upon BOD approval

Kalla Jaco

Executive Secretary, Australian Shepherd Club of America

[email protected] | (737) 704-1685

6091 E. State Hwy 21, Bryan, TX 77808

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Members,

The below motion has been submitted to the ASCA Board of Directors for their consideration. Voting will take place from April 20th – 26th, and results will be posted on April 27th.

Please send any feedback to [email protected] and I will share with the Board. The deadline for member comments is Friday, April 19th.

SC.19.02 Name Change from Scent Detection to Scent Search

Motion by Creelman

I move to accept this motion from the Scent Detection Committee.

 

Committee Recommendation:

Scent Detection Committee puts this motion forward for the ASCA BOD approval.

Name Change from Scent Detection to Scent Search

Motion by: Donna Armstrong

Second by: Christine Reedy

Motion Statement: I move to approve the motion to change the name of our committee and program to Scent Search.

 

The decision for this name was made after 30 days of discussion, a committee poll narrowing down from 10 choices to 3 and then a unofficial poll taken from our 8 members with a  vote 7-1 for this name.

 

Current Wording:

Scent Detection

 

Proposed Wording:

Scent Search

 

Comments/Rationale: This motion is being made as we feel that our current name, Scent Detection and initials SDC will be confused with other ASCA programs.

 

Affected: Business Office, ASCA BOD, Committee and competitors and I O Webmaster as the name will need to be changed on our site.

 

Effective Date: Immediately after vote of the ASCA BOD.

 

Results of Committee Vote:

Approve: Unanimous

Kalla Jaco

Executive Secretary, Australian Shepherd Club of America

[email protected] | (737) 704-1685

6091 E. State Hwy 21, Bryan, TX 77808

Check us out on our Website, Facebook, and YouTube Channel

Members,

The below motion has been submitted to the ASCA Board of Directors for their consideration. Voting will take place from May 20th – 26th, and results will be posted on May 27th.

Please send any feedback to [email protected] and I will share with the Board. The deadline for member comments is Sunday, May 19th.

AF.19.03 Affiliate Club Applicant – Western Aussie Club (Alberta CA)

Motion by Roberts

Second by Gray

I’ll move to approve Western Aussie Club as an ASCA Affiliate.

 

Western Aussie Club

Location: Alberta, Canada

President: Carol Gordon

Affiliate Rep: Billie Richardson

 

Effective Date: Immediately upon approval by the BOD

Kalla Jaco

Executive Secretary, Australian Shepherd Club of America

[email protected] | (737) 704-1685

6091 E. State Hwy 21, Bryan, TX 77808

Check us out on our Website, Facebook, and YouTube Channel