TSDA/TCDA Board of Directors Meeting from Sep. 1, 2020


                                                                                                Texas Sheep Dog Association
                                                                                             Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
                                                                                                       September 1, 2020
                                                                                                          Conference Call

The meeting of the Board of Directors of the Texas Sheep Dog Association was held September 1, 2020 via conference call.  President Jack Christensen called the meeting to order at 7:17 pm.

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

The minutes from the prior meeting were approved.

Vivian reported that trials had started up again.  Vivan brought up that the response to trials had been overwhelming and that they had oversubscribed on the opening day. Vivian brought up concerns that the Finals would also potentially overfill and requested that the Entry Open date for the finals be moved up in order to give the board  a clear picture as to the entries therefore enabling them to make adjustments if needed.  The board agreed to open the entries on September 3rd and close the entry’s on September 17, 2020.  Vivian, will post the changes to several sites as well as email the TSDA membership.

Vivian also informed the board that TSDA had received a donation from ABCA for the finals and that ABCA secretary was resubmitting the request sent in February.

The Meeker Tribute to handlers that have passed on was revisted by the board. Jackie Bludworth made the motion that TSDA donate $500 to Meeker for the Handlers Memorial and Bruce seconded the motion.  A vote was taken by the directors – Directors that approved the motion were. Bruce Hawn, Brent Phelps, Steve Drake, Lurena Bell, Jackie Bludworth and those against were Jeri Jesee, Keelee Page and Bob Caruthers.  The motion was approved and the donation for the Memorial will be sent. 

Committee chairs provided the following updates for the Finals:
• JUDGES:  The board members discussed the applications that were received.  The board decided on accepting the applications for Diane Deal for the Open field and Bryan White for the OR, Ranch, Novice and Nursery field. 
• AWARDS: Awards were discussed and approved.  Bob Caruthers made a donation for the purchase of needed awards. 
• SILENT AUCTION:  Jackie indicated that she had put out the info for the silent auction to the Member’s Only page as well as the Texas Sheep Dog Association FB group page.  She indicated that she had received several inquires about the auction. 
• SPONSORSHIP:  Keelee indicted that she had received the first two Handler/Dog Sponsors.
• COMMUNICATIONS: website is up and running. 
• BANQUET:  Cancelled


Vivian Christensen - Sep. 1, 2020