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 [email protected] for distribution to the Board..
 
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Please refer to past Secretary’s Reports for information on motions older than 30 days.

Members,
Here are the voting results for the below motion.

BD.19.77 Location for 2023 ASCA National Specialty

Approve: Boone, Busquets, Creelman, Gann, Vest

Oppose: Roberts, Silveira

Abstain: Gray, King

Motion carries.

Dissent from Silveira: I believe it was unfair for the Board to approve the use of the Redmond Fairgrounds without supporting the decision. ASCA did nothing to support the use of this site for the Nationals competition. Instead those responsible for signing the appropriate contracts ignored the preparatory work. This allowed the proposal to languish in a state of limbo for twenty-one months. The Membership of the Pacific Northwest requested a site closer to home for ASCA’s Nationals. The Redmond site was chosen as an excellent venue. The failure was not only the Board of Director’s for failing to create a positive outcome for their decision as well as lack of support by any Affiliate Club in the region to support the effort. In the world of ASCA politics this doomed the proposal to failure.

 

Motion by Vest

Second by Gann

I move to rescind the motion that specifies that ASCA will use the Redmond OR site for the 2023 Nationals and Finals. And further, the BOD will review the available West Coast sites to choose a replacement for 2023 Nationals and Finals.

 

Motion approved in November 2017:

BD.17.224 2023 Nationals Site

Motion by Gray to contract with Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, Oregon, to be the site for the 2023 National Specialty. Second by Roberts.

Approve: Busquets, DeChant, Gibson, Gray, King, Roberts, Vest

Oppose: 0

Abstain: Creelman, Silveira

Motion carries.

 

Comments/Rationale: Membership comments have not been favorable for the Redmond site due to the following factors: distance from a majority of members, lack of local ASCA members to assist with the effort, concerns due to stock requirements for SD Finals. In addition to these concerns, since ASCA has assumed responsibility for hosting Nationals and Finals, the BOD has a fiduciary responsibility to the Membership to ensure that the effort will be profitable. There are concerns that a lack of attendance may prove to be a factor for the Redmond site to be profitable endeavor for ASCA.

 

Affected: ASCA.

 

Effective Date: Immediately upon Board approval.

Kalla Jaco

Executive Secretary, Australian Shepherd Club of America

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Members,
Here are the voting results for the below motion.

CO.19.03 Change to Conformation Rules 8.8.3.2 Non-Interference

Approve: Boone, Busquets, Creelman, Gann, Gray, King, Roberts, Silveira, Vest

Oppose: None

Abstain: None

Motion carries.

 

Motion by Boone

I move to accept the following motion from the Conformation Committee.

 

Committee Recommendation:

Motion 2019-07: Rule change 8.8.3.2

Motion by Liz Gibson

Second by Gail Karamalegos

 

Current Wording:

8.8.3.2 Non-Interference

Stewards shall not discuss the dogs or the Exhibitors with the Judge. Stewards shall not show or give the catalogue to a Judge. Stewards shall not take part in any judging.

When Stewards are not actively engaged in their duties, they must place themselves outside the ring at the gate so as not to interfere with the view of those watching the judging and must not permit persons to crowd about the ring entrance and interfere with access to the ring.

 

Proposed Wording:

8.8.3.2 Non-Interference

Stewards shall not discuss the dogs or the Exhibitors with the Judge. Stewards shall not show or give the catalogue or entry form to a Judge. Stewards shall not take part in any judging.

When Stewards are not actively engaged in their duties, they must place themselves outside the ring at the gate so as not to interfere with the view of those watching the judging and must not permit persons to crowd about the ring entrance and interfere with access to the ring.

 

Comments/Rationale: We have only a few shows with a catalogue and most show rely on entry forms. This is to update the rule to include entry forms.

 

Effective Date: Upon Board approval.

 

Results of Committee Vote:

Approve: 8

Oppose: None

Abstain: None

Non-Voting: 3

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,
Here are the voting results for the below motion.

CO.19.04 Change to Judge Extension Request Postmark Deadline

Approve: Boone, Creelman, Gann, Gray, King, Silveira, Vest

Oppose: Busquets

Abstain: None

Non-Voting: Roberts

Motion carries.

 

Motion by Boone

I move to accept the following motion from the Conformation Committee.

 

Committee Recommendation:

Motion 2019-07B Change to Judge Extension

Motion by Liz Gibson

Second by Gail Karamalegos

To change the time on the Judge Extension form from 21 days to 45 days. (Current form attached).

 

Current Wording:

Obedience/Conformation Judge Extension Request Form

When you have confirmed your judges, you must submit a judges list to the ASCA Business Office postmarked no later than 21 days prior to the date of the show. Judges must be approved through the ASCA Business Office before the show packet will be mailed.

 

Proposed Wording:

Obedience/Conformation Judge Extension Request Form

When you have confirmed your judges, you must submit a judges list to the ASCA Business Office postmarked no later than 45 days prior to the date of the show. Judges must be approved through the ASCA Business Office before the show packet will be mailed.

 

Comments/Rationale: To bring this form up to date with the advent of the 60-day sanctioning change the board has approved. Also allows for more time for the sanctioning paperwork to get to the affiliate clubs and premiums to be posted on the ASCA events page.

The Obedience Committee is in agreement with the change.

The Business Office also agrees with the change.

 

Effective Date: Upon Board approval.

 

Results of Committee Vote:

Approve: 9

Oppose: None

Abstain: None

Non-Voting: 2

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,
Here are the voting results for the below motion.

FD.19.06 Donation to Border Collie Collapse Study

Approve: Boone, Busquets, Creelman, Gray, King, Roberts, Silveira, Vest

Oppose: None

Abstain: Gann

Motion carries.

Comment from Vest: That funds be disbursed to ASHGI for donation to the study.

 

Motion by Vest

Second by Creelman

I motion to approve a one-time donation of $1,000.00 to the Border Collie Collapse Study. This donation will be disbursed from the ASCA Foundation.

 

Comments/Rationale: This donation is suggested as this condition may also affect Australian Shepherds and if the marker is located may assist breeders with breeding decisions.

 

Affected: ASCA Foundation and potentially Australian Shepherds.

 

Effective Date: Upon Board 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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