February 2016 Meeting Minutes are posted. Present at the meeting were Chair Ramiro Perez, Alfredo Gonzalez, Bill Taylor, Adrienne LaFar, Sherry McGalliard. Not present: Kay Greenbury and Doreen Kula
The meeting was called to order at 5 pm via conference call. The meeting minutes from 10/30/2015 were approved.
The Board of Directors has requested that the BEC present a list of shows and/or projects to be funded for 2016, in writing. One of the items that the BEC will be coordinating with the Board and USPRE staff is a TRC in the fall of this year. The Board will be represented in this process by the TRC Coordinator, Bill Taylor, and Adrienne LaFar on the BEC, and Tanya Duffey from the USPRE staff.
The TRC discussion begins with the date which must be approved by ANCCE. This project will include promotion, cost, venue(s), education, early registration and more.
The discussion moved to which shows to sponsor including additional shows that should be considered. Some research on these additional shows must be completed first. We have already heard from breeders about an interest in the TRC this year.
There was a discussion about having a Standard of Care policy. There has been research into other organization’s policies. Some representative policies were distributed and discussion will continue at the next meeting.
In accordance with the BEC bylaws, the BEC may appoint up to 2 members from its body to the USPRE Board of Directors beginning this year. A motion was made to appoint Sherry McGalliard and Bill Taylor to the BOD. This motion passed and Sherry will notify Joan Mack that this has been completed. As soon as the Board approves, these two members will be on the BOD for a three-year term. Due to these appointments, two new people will be called to the BEC to fill these vacancies. This will be done in the next two weeks and the names will be sent to the executive director and the Board of Directors for publication. Normal elections will take place following the bylaws.
With no further discussions, Bill asked that the BEC meet again about the TRC. He will talk to Joan and to Tanya about some of the details that must be done before we set the date. He will report back to the BEC. It was agreed that the BEC will meeting again within the next two weeks.
Meeting adjourned at 6:25 pm