NOTICE POSTED November 6th, 2013:
The undersigned CCAA Board of Director Officers and Directors have heard the members comments and concerns. We want the members to understand that we are working on presenting a venue for the members to have access to the status of the Board of Directors activities and ongoing projects. We value your input, and will address any questions that are present in a civil or professional manner once the venue is approved by the entire Board. In the past we have used the Chronicle as a means of communication with the members to share the minutes of our meetings and other BOD reports. We acknowledge that publishing the Chronicle in a timely manner has been a problem recently. We hope to have this fixed soon and have the chronicle available for our members on a regular basis.
The concern of the BOD as well as some members has prompted us to ask for an independent opinion from a Florida Registered Parliamentarian on the validity of some recent BOD actions. Please see the ATTACHED PDF FILE (Click Link to View) for information on the ruling of the Parliamentarian. Please understand that we are committed to following the CCAA bylaws, Robert's Rules of Order and The Florida Statutes.
We will be posting more information over the next few days to assure the membership that we are working to better open the lines of communication between the members and the BOD. We appreciate your understanding while we work out the fine details.
Steel Campbell, CCAA Secretary
Shauna DeMoss, CCAA Dir. #1
Derek Matson, CCAA Dir. #3
Ron Hoser, CCAA Dir. #4
Amy Scott, CCAA Dir #5
Zoe DeVita, CCAA Dir. #6
John Bucher, CCAA Dir. #8
NOTICE POSTED November 5th, 2013:
Members of CCAA:
We make the following statement in response to the recent post to the CCAA Facebook page signed by interim President Janet Gigante purporting to remove a CCAA member and Director, Derek Matson, as well as to reinstate suspended President Tony Scandy:
It is the position of the undersigned that the actions as set forth in Ms. Gigante’s Facebook post were taken outside of the requirements of the CCAA bylaws, Roberts Rules and against Florida State law. According to Ms. Gigante’s statement, these actions were taken by a mere three (3) members of the Board of Directors, and, thus taken without a quorum as required by the bylaws. The undersigned do not and cannot agree with the statements set forth in the Facebook post.
It is the position of the undersigned that Derek Matson is in good standing. Specifically, Mr. Matson’s status, including membership dues, was addressed on a Board Meeting. After reviewing the evidence presented, the majority of the Board of Directors voted, with a quorum, that he was in good standing. Furthermore, it is the position of the undersigned that Mr. Scandy has not been reinstated as President of the CCAA.
Due to the past and present unilateral actions of the VP, the Directors questioned the irregularity of a board call not arranged by the usual provider. We expressed our willingness to participate in a secure and properly sanctioned call, which was denied by Mrs. Gigante. Our suspicions of security breach have since been confirmed. Regardless of any individual opinions regarding recording of board meetings, the Board of Directors as a whole voted and determined that meetings shall not be recorded.
After the above mentioned Facebook post, Ms. Gigante then used her access, without BOD approval, to remove the 5 Directors from administrative privileges on the CCAA Facebook. When a request was submitted via the CCAA BOD yahoo group to reinstate the BOD access to the Club's Facebook, access to the Yahoo group was removed from the 5 Directors.
These actions are focused on stifling the operation of the club and discrediting members, and is thus preventing the Directors from conducting club business as proscribed by the bylaws.
It is the sincere hope of all making this statement that an amicable resolution can be reached forthwith for the good of the club and our beloved breed.
Public Relations Director,
on behalf of:
NOTICE POSTED September 5th, 2013:
Regretfully, the CCAA is announcing that Tony Scandy, President of the CCAA, has been suspended from his duties until December 5, 2013 for ethics violations. In the interim, Janet Gigante CCAA Vice President, will assume his duties.
CCAA Secretary / Secretary@canecorso.org / 352-678-5704