- Club Info
- The Breed
- Standings & Titles
Meeting began January 19, 2013, 7 PM ESDT
LC, JC, BL, MB, RS, JD, JV, HB, BV
Motion: That the agenda for the January 2013 board meeting be approved; if additional items arise during the meeting, these will be added under New Business. Moved by Linda Currie; Seconded by Jayne Coneybeare
For: LC, JC, BL, MB, RS, JD, JV, HB, BV
Motion: That the Minutes from the October 2012 Board Meeting be approved. Moved by Linda Currie; Seconded by Jayne Coneybeare
For: LC, JC, BL, MB, RS, JD, JV, HB, BV
Correspondence Secretary – Billie
Treasurer – Mabel
Membership Update – Mike Velestuk
Show (Booster June; Specialty August) – Terri Corneil
ii. Action Item: Discussion and choice of August Specialty and Sweepstakes Judges)
Motion: That Linda Kelly be approved as our Specialty Judge for the 2013 Vizsla Canada Specialty. Moved by Linda Currie; Seconded by Jayne Coneybeare
For: LC, JC, MB, RS, BL, JV, JD, BV
Motion: That Stewart Dankner be approved as our Sweepstakes judge, in conjunction with the 2013 Vizsla Canada Specialty. Moved by Linda Currie; Seconded by Mabel Bingley
For: LC, MB, RS, BL, JV, JD, BV; Abstain: JC
(note: before this meeting was closed, both had accepted the invitation to judge)
iii. Trophies: Discussion on whether to use the same vendor as in 2012 this year and provide the same pottery or do something else. VSO was interested in using this pottery (2012s) but felt they may have decided not to after being told VC may be using it again. Another option is to go to Oak Hill Pottery, the company VSO used to use for pottery and it very nice. A bit more expensive but was always well received.
iv. A tent will be ordered this year and requested to be set up near ring 10 (I think this is where the All Pointing breeds specialty was held last year). Suggest it be used for lunch and the raffle and not for everyone to crate their dogs under if at all possible.
Newsletter – Terri Corneil and Richard Stoveld
A summary of updates to appear on the website was provided and is attached to the end of these minutes
Breed Standards Review Committee – Linda Currie
As of this meeting, CKC’s final decision to accept or reject VCs proposed amendments has not been announced. A full report with background is attached to the end of these minutes
Update: At the end of January, the CKC Breed Standards Committee contacted our committee to advise that they were in the process of reviewing the proposed amendments to the standards, along with the input received during the “Publish for Comment” period. They requested that we provide a description for a full length tail. Our committee is working on this now, and once we have a draft, we will send out to members for their input.
Also at end of January, the CKC announced their new committee (Select Committee on the Tail Docking, Ear Cropping and Dew Claw Removal and the CKC Breed Standards). This committee “will solicit and encourage final breed club input regarding potential changes to the CKC breed standards with the proviso that the CKC intends to revise these standards where necessary. The full announcement can be found on their website under NEWS. This means if we (Vizsla Canada) do not amend our standard to include non-docked tails, the CKC will do it for us. We would like to be able to be the ones who decide on the wording, not the CKC.
7. Information/Action Item: Additional Boosters in 2013
8. Information item: Updates to Merchant Law Firm Law Suit against cropping/docking
This update is provided under item # 5 within the Breed Standards Review Committee Report
9. Rosettes for Ottawa Valley Pointing Dog Club
Moved by Linda Currie; seconded by Mabel Bingley
For: LC, MB, JV, RS, BL, JC, BV, JD
10. Next meeting
11. Adjournment of meeting: February 25, 2013
Prepared by Beverley Lawson., Recording Secretary
Vizsla Canada - Current Events, Activities & Updates
June 9, 2013 VIZSLA CANADA BOOSTER in conjunction with the Erie Shores Kennel Club
in Caledonia, ON
June 15-16, 2013 FIELD DOG TEST at Pointblank Kennels in Norwood, ON
For more information: Julie Donnell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
August 24, 2013 VIZSLA NATIONAL SPECIALTY at Long Sault, ON in conjunction with the
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry shows
We are looking for volunteers to organize the lunch and raffle table
For more information: Terri Corneil (email@example.com)
PROPOSED (currently under discussion and/or awaiting Board approval)
• BOOSTER(S) in Quebec and/or BC
• FIELD TEST AND SEMINAR in Nova Scotia (in conjunction with the Atlantic Pointing Breed
The Vizsla Canada October Board Meeting was opened on Oct. 20, 2012 and adjourned Dec. 3, 2012.
The next meeting will start on Jan. 19, 2013.
BREED STANDARDS REVIEW:
A request to the CKC to allow Vizsla Canada to hold a two-staged review of our Breed Standards (Smooth and Wirehaired) was made April 19, 2012. The first stage asked for changes to the sections of the standards concerning the tail and dewclaws; the second stage requested a full review of both standards to be completed in the future.
The CKC approved of this process, and suggested VC members vote on proposed changes before they are submitted. A poll was completed by July 15. Over 82% (of ballots received) voted in favour of the proposed amendments. The CKC Breed Standards Committee was notified of the results and in August 2012 the proposed changes were posted for comment on the CKC website with a closing date of October 01, 2012. As of January, VC has not been notified of CKC’s decision.