TSDA/TCDA Board of Directors Meeting from Dec. 19, 2019


Texas Sheep Dog Association
Board of Directors Meeting
December 19, 2019
Conference Call
The meeting of the Board of Directors of the Texas Sheep Dog Association was held December 19, 2019 via conference call.  President Jack Christensen called the meeting to order at 7:07 pm.

Roll was called with the following Directors being present:  Jackie Bludworth, Jack Christensen, Steve Drake,  Jeri Jessee, Keelee Page, Brent Phelps, and Vivian Christensen, Secretary.  Lurena Bell, Bob Caruthers, and Bruce Hawn were absent.

The minutes from the prior meeting were approved.

Vivian provided the Secretary’s report.  ABCA promotional money request has been sent.  BC Forum is up, and everyone should have access. Entries open 1/2 for several trials.  A lot of out of state interest in the Brenham trial.  Most of the premium checks have been cashed so Vivian can close out the year.  The FNB account has been closed and the balance put in the Pioneer Bank savings account.

Jeri circulated the year to date financial report and there were no questions.

The Board discussed having a requirement that the Dog of the Year move up the following year.  Brent presented data regarding points for last year and it was decided that the existing point system generally takes care of any concerns regarding the DOY lingering in that class.  The Board will monitor the situation in 2020 to see if that continues to be the case.  The elimination of the DOY award for the lower classes was also discussed but the Board was not generally supportive of that idea.

The Board voted unanimously to make a memorial donation to the Cal Farley Boy’s Ranch for E.B. Raley.

Reinstatement of the Lifetime Membership option was discussed; however, it was deemed not financially favorable to TSDA to move forward with that idea.

The location for the 2020 Finals is still under discussion.

Brent previously circulated both Finals guidelines and committee checklists.  The Board voted unanimously to accept the guidelines as written.  Vivian will ask Richard to post them on the website.  Minor tweaks are to be made to the committee checklists and then they will be sent to the membership with a call for volunteers.  Brent volunteered to be in charge of the Open Field.

Vivian noted the fee for the office charge in Section IV.E.6. of the TSDA Rules needs to be updated to $1.50 as previously approved by the Board on October 29, 2019.  The Board voted unanimously to change the words in Section IV.E.15 of the TSDA Rules from “(office charge)” to “(sanction fee)” to accurately reflect the purpose of this fee.

The next Board meeting will be January 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:18 pm.
Vivian Christensen
    Vivian Christensen, Secretary/Treasurer

Vivian Christensen - Dec. 19, 2019