May 18, 2010
President, Walter Sommerfelt, called the meeting to order at 5:56 p.m. The meeting was held in the Sequoyah Room of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Also in attendance: Phyllis Fortune, Karen Clausing, Keith Bailey, Steve Merritt, Eddie Dulaney, Jean Dinkins, Barbara Price and Nan Anderson. Absent: Debbie Bailey and Paula Smiddy.
The Minutes of the Board meeting of April 20, 2010, were read. Keith Bailey motioned these Minutes be approved. Motion seconded and passed.
Karen Clausing, AKC Delegate, reported re the schedule of fees for judges. There was much discussion on this subject including ineligibility of AKC employees to judge according to AKC rules .
Phyllis moved that we send our delegate to the June meeting of AKC. Motion passed. Phyllis again motioned to have our delegate raise the following question at this meeting in order for it to be put on record: "What in fact clarifies employment with AKC?" Motion seconded and passed.
Jean passed out the Treasurer's Report.
Phyllis raised questions re agility and the surfaces at Chilhowee Park (2011 Cluster). Board members along with Dawn Darr will visit the Park and make recommendations/clarifications.
Dawn Darr sent mail to Walter requesting approval to change the dates of the March agility trials to the first weekend of February 2011. There would be no conflict with national trials on the new dates. Jean moved to change the dates to February. Motion seconded and carried.
Jean brought up concerns about our insurance coverage which included our storage. Phyllis motioned to increase coverage to $5,000 on our storage. Motion seconded and passed.
Jean asked about the amount we want to give to the Canine Health Foundation. Phyllis motioned to bring this up at the general membership meeting. Motion seconded and passed.
Steve Merritt motioned to adjourn. Motion seconded and passed at 6:57 p.m.
Nan Anderson, Acting Recording Secretary