TSDA/TCDA Board of Directors Meeting from Mar. 19, 2020


Texas Sheep Dog Association
Board of Directors Meeting
March 19, 2020
Conference Call
The meeting of the Board of Directors of the Texas Sheep Dog Association was held March 19, 2020 via conference call.  President Jack Christensen called the meeting to order at 7:07 pm.

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

The minutes from the prior meeting were approved.

Vivian reported that San Antonio has not yet sent the added money for that trial so she is going to take from the TSDA savings in order to not further hold up premium checks.  When the money is received from San Antonio, she will put it back in the savings account.

There were no questions on the previously distributed financial report from February.

The location for the 2020 Finals was discussed and is still to be determined.  Given the number of trials being cancelled due to the COVID-19, Bruce suggested the Board consider changing the number of runs needed to qualify for the Finals this year.  The Board agreed this was a good idea and will consider it at the next meeting with the thought that more will be known at that time.

Revisions of the rules were discussed.  All Directors had previously given input to the comments provided by the Rules Committee.  A motion was made and unanimously passed to accept the revisions as drafted by Bruce.

Lurena will work on getting volunteers/chairs for the various Finals committees using the descriptions previously provided by Brent.

Various ideas regarding awards for the Finals were discussed and it was decided to defer to the Awards committee for recommendations.

The Board discussed several incidents of unsportsmanlike conduct and it was decided that a letter would be sent to the individual involved.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 pm.

Submitted by Jeri Jessee

Vivian Christensen - Mar. 19, 2020