To: Officers & Board of Directors of the ACDCA
From: President John Kurpas
Re: Revised June Board Letter
On our agenda for June are the following items:
One motion submitted at this time.
June Motion #1:
Submitted by Eric Sheets:
Per the JAT report/recommendation and still in the interest of fairness, I move we rescind the motion (#2 from the January 2009 summary: Motion 2: The Juniors Committee /Awards Committee, or whoever is administering the 2008 Junior Achievement Awards program, is directed to award points to any junior submitting required documentation by February 1, 2009 for activities conducted during 2008 regardless of whether an "application" was received prior to the date of the activities.) granting points regardless of application received prior to date of activities.
Two Items remain that should be on our agenda:
The BOD is considering current mailing cost for the Quarterly.
Submitted Bylaws revision from Bylaws committee:
Please review the attached revision of the by-laws (sent under separate cover from Patti Salliday) Thanks to Joyce – the majority of the changes have been corrected to the verbiage recommended by an attorney. These have to do with mutual to public status.
The other changes are juniors age over 10, under 18.
I will wait to hear from the board on any other changes and when to proceed submitting to AKC. The BOD recommended additional verbiage changes to be returned to Bylaws committee. Fees letter received from CA attorney (signed and returned).
John L. Kurpas
ACDCA President 2008-2009
June Motion #1: Submitted by Eric Sheets: Per the JAT report/recommendation and still in the interest of fairness, I move we rescind the motion (#2 from the January 2009 summary: Motion 2: The Juniors Committee / Awards Committee, or whoever is administering the 2008 Junior Achievement Awards program, is directed to award points to any junior submitting required documentation by February 1, 2009 for activities conducted during 2008 regardless of whether an "application" was received prior to the date of the activities.) granting points regardless of application received prior to date of activities.
June Expedited Motion move that the ACDCA, Inc. sponsor AKC medallions at the ACDCA, Inc. Region Specialty in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba show for BOB, BOS, WD, WB, Best Bred-By, and Top scoring Obedience and Agility at a cost of $215.00.
Members Voted Into Membership by 2/3rd’s Vote:
Jennnifer, Bobby, Zander & Matheson Taylor Family Membership w/ Quarterly Richmond, TX (281) 232-4852 Sponsors: Cherish Girard, Lori Graham
Jennifer Sturzenegger Single Membership w/ Quarterly York, PA (717) 499-9839 Sponsors: Joanne Cowulich & Virginia Ramos
The cash balance on May 1, 2009 was $69,679.79.
Income for May was $645 for trophies, $63 quarterly ad revenue, and $1.40 interest income.
Expenses were $50 for specialty insurance waiver, $7,000 donations, $411 liability insurance, $420 awards reports, $208.35 secretary expenses, $2,268 Quarterly printing, and $32.13 paypal fees.
The cash balance on May 31, 2009 was $59,999.71
Summer is now upon us and has brought dry air and scorching heat for us here in the south. We are now into 2 months with no rain and the temps hitting as high as 105 degrees in some places. The dogs don’t even want to go outside. Heck can you blame them. When they do, they spend their time soaking in the stock tanks and pools. Not much going on with the committees for now. I’m sure everyone is trying to stay cool and enjoy their summer and vacations. If you have any questions for any of the following committees, please contact them. They will be glad to help you out.
ACDCA Vice President 2008-09
As there were no motions to vote on and no new committee business I did not attend the June Delegate's meeting.
NW Director Report
SW Director Report
2010 ACDCA Specialty Update
As I reported last month, the once available Dixon Fairground site became unavailable last month. To recover from this set back, GCACDC is focusing on and pursuing two alternative sites: the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo and the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland .
At last report, GCACDC has a verbal confirmation that the Yolo fairgrounds are available during our needed dates. GCACDC is currently awaiting the pricing and dimensions of the main lawn. This would be the largest expense and the most crucial piece of their property, so they can not put a budget together without these numbers. The Yolo Fairgrounds verbally stated they can beat Dixon 's rates for our rental pricing. GCACDC has had both Robyn and Karen separately tour the Yolo Fairgrounds and the site has been deemed suitable for our needs. There is plenty of shade options and the RV parking is onsite. The hotel considerations were 10 minutes away when clocked and the herding facility is still local as well.
The Solano County fairgrounds has communicated via email with GCACDC that their site has availability during our needed dates. They asked to wait until after the Solano County Fair to discuss the details as they are busy with the fair at this time. Solano Fairgrounds want to meet with GCACDC in August to further discuss options. The last communication to date with Solano Fairgrounds was a request by GCACDC’s Robyn to have a quick, non-detailed Letter of Intent agreement, to confirm availability and a meeting date sent for Monday August 3, 2009. Herding would be a bit further down the road than Yolo, but this may be offset by the closer proximity to San Francisco and wine country…
ACDCGLA is making plans for the B course plus an A course trial on ducks (to up entries) for the Fall. All is going according to plans and more details are coming. Please consider entering this event if you can.
In addition, ACDCGLA has committed to supporting the meet the ACD breed booth, regional specialty and sweepstakes at the 125th anniversary of the AKC and their Championship in December 2010 Long Beach CA . This promises to be quite the event and I hope everyone that can travel to this, does attend. Entry will be open as opposed to invitation only in the past, making plans easier and it’s magnitude that much bigger!
NC Director Report
SC Director Report
NE Director Report
SE Director Report
Hello to all:
The Southeast is in the midst of a sizzling summer with not much of a cool down in sight. Remember those heat precautions for yourself, your ACDs, and other furry friends during these triple digit temperatures.
If you haven’t already voted, please do. Your vote does matter.
I wish everyone a safe and fun filled summer.
Until next time,
JUNE 2009 MONTHLY COMMITTEE REPORTS
Awards & Performance Committee:
No news to report, thanks.
AKC Gazette Columnist:
The AKC Gazette Column is receiving many positive comments. All deadlines have been met and we are currently on schedule through December 2009. Both Gazette Column scrapbooks are updated and one is ready to bring to the National in TX. The other is being prepared to present to the Historian at some time in the future.
We've received word of a new ROM, a fifth generation ROM, owned by Diana Cagney. She is getting paperwork together.
We are working up a new ROM submission form which we hope will be a little more user friendly on both ends.
Knocking out more files on the updating end. Once ALL are finished, we will be able to update the ROM standings.
No report submitted.
Website Committee Chair
No report submitted.
By-Laws, Code of Ethics, & Grievance Committees:
Final Draft of the By-Laws Revision will be ready to Submit to the BOD next week
2 – E-mails Re: Help from ACDCA Re: non ACDCA related issues from Non-members Re: Non Members
Both were addressed and senders were satisfied.
Breeder referral has been contacted 7 times this month so far for puppy /dog info. There have also been several phone calls. I hope they all found their perfect pets!
Very quiet for our committee. We will gear up next month and get prepared for nationals!
Nothing to report from the herding committee.
Herding Committee Chair
Publicity & Promotion:
Nothing to report this month. I do believe I made a mistake and called my April report the May report, my apologies.
David Campbell, chair
Standards & Education:
No report submitted
No report submitted
It has come to the Quarterly committee’s attention that the rules for the photo contest could not be found on the national clubs website. There is a link to click on, but it does not take you to any rules. Therefore, the deadline has been extended from June 1st to August 1st. Also we are accepting photos by email. They have to be at a resolution of 300 dpi. Please send to Kelly Rea at email@example.com. We have included the rules for the photo contest below. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.
The editors of ACD Quarterly magazine invite photographers from all levels of expertise to enter ACD Quarterly’s 2009 Photography Contest, its 1st annual photography competition.
Please read the following rules carefully!
WHO: The ACD Quarterly’s 2009 Photography Contest is open to ALL photographers at least 8 years of age. Your entry to the contest constitutes your agreement to allow your photographs — and your name, occupation, city and state of residence — to be published as selected award winners in ACD Quarterly; published or used on websites owned by the ACDCA, Inc.® (including ACDCA.org pages); and used for promotions of the ACDCA, Inc.® including, but not limited to, exhibitions, a photo contest calendar, or electronic collection of photographs, online photo features and contests, and web pages providing ACDCA, Inc.® information, updates, rules and photography tips. Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of their photographs. The ACD Quarterly shall have the right to verify, in their sole judgment, winner eligibility.
Divisions: Photographers must enter their images in one of the following divisions.
Pro – Is a Full or part-time professional photographer, who receive income from photography.
Amateur - Is a beginning or amateur photographer at least 18 years of age, and experienced photographers who do not receive income from nature photography.
Juniors - Young photographers aged 8 to 18.
Legal conditions: By entering these awards, you agree to these entry rules, and the following legal conditions. By entering, participants warrant that his or her entry materials are original, do not infringe on any third party's rights, and that participant has obtained any necessary permissions from any third party if a third party or third party's property appears in the photograph. ACDCA, Inc. ® reserves the right to disqualify any entry if it finds in its sole discretion that any of the foregoing warranties are not true. Decisions of ACDCA, Inc. ® shall be final and binding. By entering, participants release and hold harmless the ACDCA, Inc.®, its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind rising from or in connection with the ACDCA, Inc.®, or any
prize won, any use of the entry materials by ACDCA, Inc.®, the warranties participants make, any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, participation in any ACDCA, Inc.® -related activity, or participation in the ACDCA, Inc.®. By entering the contest, entrants grant ACD Quarterly magazine a royalty-free,
world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any ACD Quarterly magazine purpose, including, but not limited to advertising and promotion of the magazine and its Web site, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to ACD Quarterly magazine publications. Photographs may appear on the ACD Quarterly magazine Web site as well as in ACD Quarterly magazine publications. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit. The ACD Quarterly magazine will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
WHAT: We are looking for striking images of Purebred Australian Cattle Dogs in action. These images may show animal behavior, portraits of Cattle Dogs in the show ring, herding, jumping, or just cattle dogs being cow dogs or people interacting with cattle dogs.
Minor digital enhancement is permitted, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.
* No borders or frames may be added to images.
* No watermarks, signatures, or copyright notices may be added to images. All winning images will be displayed with the photographer's name.
* Adding or replacing elements in an image is not permitted.
* Artistic filters are not permitted.
* Images may be cropped and rotated as necessary as long as the size format is maintained and is within the specifications above.
* Images may be resized as long as the aspect ratio is maintained
* Red-eye removal and spot editing
* One-step enhancement such as "AutoFix", "QuickFix", "Auto Levels", etc.
* Use of filters to sharpen, soften, blur, despeckle, or remove noise.
* Use of corrective functions to improve the natural appearance of the image, such as levels, contrast, brightness, curves, intensity, tone, hue, saturation, lightness, value, color balance, and tint. Photographs that have won any other contests or have been published in magazines and newspapers (except online) are not eligible. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person's copyright are not eligible.
Categories: Photographers entering in the Pro and Amateur divisions must enter each image in one of the following categories. Photographers entering the Youth division do not need to specify a category, but images must follow the subject matter of one of the categories. Judges reserve the right to switch images to other categories.
1. Cattle Dogs Hard at Work
2. Cattle Dogs Hard at Play
3. Naughty, Naughty Cattle Dogs
4. Puppy Play
Photo entries will be judged on their ability to showcase the Legendary Australian Cattle, and will be evaluated on the following:
2. Interest of the subject matter
3. Visual appeal and consistency with the category theme
4. Photo entries should be taken within the last three (3) years
5. Color & Black and White photographs will be considered
6. Submission of the photo entry is entrant’s guarantee as the author and copyright holder of the photo
How to Enter:
1. Photo entries should be submitted to:
Kelly Ann Rea
ACDCA Quarterly Editor in Chief
PO Box 2588
Clarkesville, GA 30523
2. Photos need to be submitted on CD with a 5x7 or 8x10 hard-copy
a. E-mailing of digital photos accepted, need to be at a resolution of at least 300 dpi, email to firstname.lastname@example.org
b. Prints do not need to be mounted or framed
3. The following information must be clearly printed on the back of the hardcopy
Photo or included with email submission:
• Entrant’s name
• Telephone number
• E-mail address
• Title of photo
• Location in state where photo was taken
• Date photo was taken
• Contest Category
4. Multiple entries may be included in one mailing or emailing; there is no limit to the number of entries allowed per photographer
5. Payment of entry fees must accompany each entry
6. Checks should be made out to ACDCA, Inc.®
7. Entered photos will not be returned
Deadline for photo submissions is August 1, 2009
Pro - $25.00
Amateur – $10.00
Juniors - $ 5.00
Winners will be published in the ACD Quarterly magazine Fall issue and may also will be displayed on the Web site or at the 2009 National Specialty. There will be a 1st Place Awarded in each category in each division. The four 1st placers in a division will compete for Best in Division. The three Best in Division Winners will compete for Best in Show.
Prizes include but are not limited to:
Best in Show Best in Show Rosette
1 year subscription to the ACD Quarterly
1 free copy of the Fall issue of the ACD Quarterly
Best in Each Division Best in Division Rosette
1 free copy of the Fall issue of the ACD Quarterly
Best in Each Category 1st Place ribbon
There will not be any Obedience or Agility stats in the next issue due to AKC not offering them in the form to coincide with our yearly awards. There will not be a ROM list due to the ROM committee working to update the list and bring it current with new ROMs being added. Herding stats will be in the summer issue and listed as club year with an explanation that they will not coincide with the yearly awards. As long as it is labeled correctly as club year or calendar year, it will identify the time period from which they were tallied.
We also want to thank all of you who placed ads in the Summer issue. We appreciate your support.
Kelly Ann Rea
No report submitted
No report submitted
Juniors Advisory Team:
No report submitted.
JAT Team Leader