Election nominations – deadline approaching!

Cane Corso Association of America

Hello CCAA members.  The deadline for nominations for the 2014 elections is fast approaching.  Please send in your nominations before September 30, 2014 midnight to CCAA2014EOC@aol.com  or the address listed below.

CCAA 2014 Election Nominee Eligibility Form

 

Name: ____________________________________________________________

 

Address: __________________________________________________________

 

E Mail:__________________________Phone:___________________Region: _____________

 

Position Nominated For: _____________________________________________

 

Nominated By #1: _______________________________ Date: _________

 

E Mail:________________________________Phone:______________________

 

Nominated By #2: _______________________________Date:_________

 

E Mail:_________________________________Phone:_____________________

 

Dates of Club Membership:  3 years required

from ___________ to _____________

 

Nominees for Officer/Director must meet at the minimum, one of the following eligibility requirements. Eligibility will be checked against Club records for verification.  Failure of truthfulness will automatically result in eligibility denial by the EOC.

Committee Served on (one full year required): _________________________

Dates: ______________________

 

Position held on BOD (one full 2 year term required for President and Vice President):_______________________

Dates: _______________________

 

Candidate/Nominee Bio for Election Ballot (500 words or less attach to separate page due by September 30, 2014):

For USPS Mail Please send to:

JoAnne Campbell EOC

28987 Old Trilby Road

Brooksville, FL  34602

For email Please send to CCAA2014EOC@aol.com

Confirmation receipts will be sent to all nominees via e mail only.  All nominations must be postmarked or e mail received on or before midnight September 30, 2014.

 

Respectfully,

 

CCAA 2014 Election Oversite Committee

 

JoAnne Campbell

Katherine Pepe

Eryn Longbrake

Kathy Spears

Shauna DeMoss

AKC CANE CORSO NEW TITLES REPORT – AUGUST 2014

AKC CANE CORSO NEW TITLES REPORT – AUGUST 2014

DOG’S TITLE

DOG’S NAME

SEX

Champion

CH About Time’s Morpheus

D

Champion

CH Apex’s Sophie

B

Champion

CH Castleguard Poetic Justice

B

Champion

CH Fearless’ Storm Front Rising

B

Champion

CH Integrity’s Ruckus Farrar

D

Champion

CH Moschetti’s Bella

B

Champion

CH Riverbluff’s Sweet Child O’Mine

B

Champion

CH Tzar Del Corsoclub Di Worldwide

D

Champion

CH Valio’s Blue Demon

D

Grand Champion

GCH CH Ballard’s Atom Bomb

D

Grand Champion

GCH CH Campo’s Geisha

B

Grand Champion

GCH CH Man O’ War De Elite CGC

D

Rally Novice

Peretti’s Viva La Rocca CD RN

B

Canine Good Citizen

Avalanche’s Dolce Vita CGC

D

Canine Good Citizen

Evolution’s Koa De Alcor CGC

D

Canine Good Citizen

Northstar’s Ready Or Not CGC

B

Canine Good Citizen

Odisseia Once Is Never Enough For Italica CGC

B

Canine Good Citizen

Renegade’s Bruno CGC

D

Canine Good Citizen

Rockhaven’s Judah CGC

D

Canine Good Citizen

Snitsky Shallberg CGC

D

Therapy Dog Novice

GCH CH Italica’s Locked N Loaded BN RA THDN CGCA

D

Air Retrieve Junior

CH El Mesquital Vulcan CD BN RE NA NAP   NJP CAX DJ AJ CGCA

D

AKC Cane Corso rankings combined – 1/1/14-3/31/14

Cane Corso AKC Custom Reporting Using Combined BOB & BOS Totals

Starting January 1, 2014 and Ending March 31, 2014

Rank

Dog Name

Sex

Dogs Defeated with BOB

Dogs Defeated with BOS

Combined Dogs Defeated

1

GCH CH Campo’s Petros Zeus

M

172

0

172

2

GCH CH Italica’s Locked N Loaded BN RA CGCA

M

146

0

146

3

GCH CH Italica’s We Didn’T Start The Fire

F

127

17

144

4

GCH CH Red Rock Canyon’s Pretty Boy Floyd

M

79

0

79

5

GCH CH Mar E Sol’s Allora At Black Pearl

F

5

72

77

6

GCH CH Peretti’s Locked N’Loaded

F

63

7

70

7

GCH CH Stonecroft Prince Xerxes Nel Palazzo

M

61

4

65

8

GCH CH Darkstone’s Joker’s Wild

M

50

3

53

9

GCH CH Firehorse Franklin

M

44

0

44

10

GCH CH Epic Diesel Of Castleguard

M

41

0

41

11

CH Italica’s Fifty Shades Of Grey

M

8

26

34

12

GCH CH Ultima Sangue Magnifica

F

0

33

33

13

CH La Rages Raging Diablo

M

25

6

31

14

GCH CH Castleguard Darius

M

24

3

27

15

CH Castleguard’s Riddle Of Steel Di Serafina

M

0

26

26

15

GCH CH Casa Real’s Carolina Dreams CGC

F

13

13

26

17

CH Brickhouse Annie Get Your Gun CGC

F

24

0

24

18

CH Worldwide’s Bugatti

M

19

2

21

18

GCH CH Garritani Gabriella Ragazza CGC

F

11

10

21

18

GCH CH One And Only’s God’s Property

M

21

0

21

21

CH Alcor’s Star Of Judea

F

0

19

19

22

Liberty’s Anthony’s Royal Flush

M

13

5

18

23

CH Casa Real’s Return To Brilliance “Baku”

M

17

0

17

24

CH Italica’s Burnin’Up

M

8

8

16

25

Bodyguard’s Maximus

M

14

1

15

25

CH Worldwide’s Tina

F

7

8

15

27

CH Campo’s Tryst’s In It To Wynn It

F

0

14

14

27

CH Italica’s Uptown Girl

F

8

6

14

27

GCH CH Capri Ignashio Of Capravera

M

14

0

14

27

GCH CH Mystic Moon’s Scandifio’s Daisy CGC

F

1

13

14

31

CH Italica’s On  A Magic Carpet Ride

F

13

0

13

31

GCH CH Lionheart’s La Nostra Stella Brillante

F

0

13

13

31

GCH CH Windypine’s Fully Loaded RN

M

13

0

13

34

CH Mar E Sol’s Tesla Della Legion

F

0

10

10

35

CH Casa Real’s Lamborghini

F

0

9

9

36

Brickhouse’s Northern Light

M

0

8

8

36

CH Blusteel’s Deadly Sins

M

8

0

8

36

CH Campo’s Cache’

F

0

8

8

39

Black Pearl Chai CGC

F

5

2

7

39

CH Capri D’Jango

M

7

0

7

39

GCH CH Campo’s Vdara

F

0

7

7

39

Heatwave’s Enzo

M

7

0

7

43

Castleguard Epic Defcon One

M

6

0

6

43

CH Italica’s Mickey Means Business RN CGC

F

6

0

6

43

CH Stonecroft’s Pretty Fierce Potrero RN

F

0

6

6

43

Don Sangue Magnifica

M

6

0

6

43

Peretti’s Shines Bright

F

3

3

6

48

Brickhouse Nip And Tuck

M

0

5

5

48

CH Apex’s Abbondanza Di Dolcezza

F

3

2

5

48

CH Bravado’s That’s Amore

F

0

5

5

48

CH Quina Della Vale Degli Oris Ali

F

0

5

5

48

CH Scandifios Boss Of Bosses Di Vitos

M

2

3

5

48

CH Stanley Pat Nimfa

F

0

5

5

48

Mauro Corso Imperium

M

2

3

5

48

Titan’s Bella Gemma Del Noe Di Liano

F

0

5

5

56

CH One And Only Capria CGC

F

0

4

4

56

Epic Top Gun

M

4

0

4

58

About Time’s Destiny

F

3

0

3

58

Campo’s Famous Warrior Gina

F

0

3

3

58

GCH CH Italica’s The Sky Is The Limit RN CGC

F

0

3

3

58

Italica’s No Bad Dayz Di Liberty

F

0

3

3

62

BETTINA CUSTODE DEL MIO CORPO

F

0

2

2

62

Castleguard Walk This Way

F

0

2

2

62

Cristiano’s Kibo

M

0

2

2

62

Gator Country Nero Di Amarone

M

0

2

2

62

GCH CH Dolce Delizia Della Scuderia De Angelis

F

2

0

2

62

GCH CH Dolcetto Dionysus Of Garritani CGC

M

2

0

2

62

GCH CH Scandifio’s Capo

M

0

2

2

62

Mar E Sol’s Love You Like A Love Song II

F

0

2

2

62

Old World’s Bronco

M

2

0

2

62

Serafina’s Hey Good Lookin At Castleguard

F

0

2

2

62

Sleeping Giants Epic Rise Of The Fallen

F

0

2

2

62

Wasatch Mtn’s Work’N Girl

F

0

2

2

74

Castleguard Feel The Force At Fireside

M

1

0

1

74

Castleguard’s Hell On Wheels

F

0

1

1

74

Last Frontier’s Trailblazer

M

1

0

1

74

Nickel City’s Justice For All

M

1

0

1

74

Sempre Avantis Coming Outta The Blue

2013 AKC Top 25 Cane Corso – Combined BOB and BOS points

Cane Corso Combined AKC Top Dogs and AKC Custom Reporting Using Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Totals

Starting January 1, 2013 and ending December 31, 2013

Defeated

Defeated

Combined

Name

Sex

w/BOB Wins

w/BOS Wins

Defeated

GCH CH Firehorse Franklin

D

530

12

542

GCH CH Castleguard’s Caillou

D

315

41

356

GCH CH Timoniere Zolee

D

279

22

301

GCH CH Italica’s We Didn’t Start The Fire

B

170

107

277

GCH CH Lionheart’s La Nostra Stella Brillante

B

149

111

260

GCH CH Liberty’s Armed And Dangerous

B

209

47

256

GCH CH Del’ Agreste Bin Up To No Good At Sno- Storm CGC

D

193

15

208

GCH CH Campo’s Petros Zeus

D

183

17

200

GCH CH Wildwoods Cirino Di Campo CGC

D

130

10

140

GCH CH Campo’s Cosmo Di Amato Billy Whiteshoes

D

130

5

135

GCH CH Stonecroft Prince Xerxes Nel Palazzo

D

110

19

129

GCH CH Red Rock Canyon’s Pretty Boy Floyd

D

109

17

126

GCH CH Dolcetto Dionysus Of Garritani CGC

D

110

13

123

GCH CH Epic Diesel Of Castleguard

D

117

2

119

GCH CH Angelo Del Guardiano Sergio

D

87

3

90

GCH CH Mar E Sol’s Lucretia Della Legion CD BN RN OAP OJP CAA

B

73

13

86

GCH CH Mar E Sol’s Allora At Black Pearl

B

58

24

82

GCH CH Ultima Sangue Magnifica

B

16

64

80

GCH CH Firehorse Kickin Out The Jams

D

78

0

78

GCH CH Mystic Moon’s Scandifio’s Daisy CGC

B

25

50

75

GCH CH Black Pearl Bibiana Kissed By An Angel Mar E Sol

B

19

43

62

CH Garritani Gabriella Ragazza CGC

B

40

13

53

GCH CH Zeus Gerassi Corso CGC

D

51

0

51

CH Capri Ignashio Of Capravera

D

29

13

42

GCH CH Avalanche’s Bassolina CGC

B

34

6

40

GCH CH Stonecroft Bellissima Bella

B

20

20

40

2013 CCAA Awards

Final Call for title info submission for 2013 CCAA titles. If you have qualified for a CCAA grand champion or reproductive champion, please submit your info to yvonne@costabelcanecorso.com no later than February 14, 2014.

Further title info available here:

http://www.canecorso.org/show_info.html

CCAA Notice

CCAA Members,

At 7:50 am this morning, December 13, 2013, the following was sent to the former President, Vice President and Treasurer from the CCAA attorney:

Ladies and Gentleman:

On Tuesday, December 10, the Directors of the Cane Corso Association of America, Inc. convened an emergency meeting to consider the correspondence recently received from the Treasurer, in which she asserted unilateral control over the Corporation’s monies.  She further threatened to tie up the Corporation’s assets until certain demands were agreed to.

In light of the Treasurer’s misappropriation of the Corporation’s funds and the acquiescence of the President and Vice President in her actions and threats, the Directors unanimously determined that it was in the best interest of the Corporation to remove the three individuals from their respective offices pursuant to the Corporation’s Bylaws and Florida law.

The Directors further unanimously determined that it was in the best interests of the Corporation to withdraw its monies from the existing bank account and to open new corporate accounts.  The transfer of funds was accomplished on Thursday, December 12.

Accordingly, you are no longer an officer of the Cane Corso Association of America, Inc.  Please immediately return any Association property to Archie “Steel” Campbell, Secretary, including without limitation, books, records, accounts, archives, bank statements credit or debit cards, corporate seals, and any other property.  If the items are not received byWednesday, December, 18, a report will be made to the American Kennel Club and legal action may be commenced.

Very truly yours,

D. Jay Hyman

Attorney

CCAA Members,

The time has come to clear up some more misinformation. Specifically in regards to the lifetime membership of Mr. Ed Hodas. Mr. Hodas’ lifetime membership is not, nor was it ever, in danger of being rescinded at the request of the Board of Directors. Mr. Hodas received a renewal card in the mail from the Treasurer, as did most members. Apparently, there has been some confusion regarding his receipt of the card and the status of his membership. The Board of Directors has no intention of changing Mr. Hodas’ membership status. We believe that this was simply an oversight on the part of the Treasurer. NO Director has requested that Mr. Hodas pay membership dues, nor do we intend to.

Sincerely,

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
Kathy Cressia, CCAA Dir. #7
John Bucher, CCAA Dir. #8

Announcement 11/9/2013

CCAA members:

Recently there have been allegations by the CCAA Vice President as well as the Treasurer that one of the current Directors, Derek Matson, is not a member in good standing and therefore not a member of the Board of Directors. The statements claim Mr. Matson did not pay his 2013 membership dues and in addition owes the club a large sum of money for funds received for ads in the Nationals brochure. After an initial internal investigation we, the undersigned, are presenting documentation demonstrating that Mr. Matson paid his 2013 dues and is therefore a member in good standing. In addition, this document further outlines that Mr. Matson was granted use of petty cash by the Board and turns in receipts when such cash is used for club business. It is very concerning that the treasurer, Krissy Sauers, had full knowledge of both the paid dues and the petty cash/receipts and still chose to present untruths to the membership in an apparent attempt to discredit a sitting Board member.  The membership can be assured that a full investigation is being undertaken. If the investigation reveals wrongdoing, correct procedure will be followed in order to avoid any future incidences.

Respectfully,
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

The attached document, titled “Transactions by Account”, prepared by Kristen Sauers, shows the financials for Derek Matson for the first half of 2013.  The entries dated 4/20/2013 show that at the time that Mr. Matson’s membership dues totaling $70 were credited, he was owed no less than $113.33.  This was reimbursement due for expenses incurred in August 2012.

Following the sale of ads for the 2013 Nationals Brocure, Mr. Matson collected $400 in cash, which offset monies owed for reimbursement of previous expenses and established a “petty cash” fund for expenses incurred in the dispatch of his duties for the remainder of the year.

Clarification of the situation provided by Mr. Tim Wynn of Perfect Rules Parliamentarian (answers in blue):

DISCUSSION

A Director pays for mailing and other expenses for the club. He has had his dues taken out of the money owed to him by the club over the past few years. Also when he receives cash payments for advertisements or other club items he sometimes uses it as a form of petty cash to cover club expenses. He does turn in his receipts for such expenses. The club has done this in the past for other members, such as our website host and designer. The moneys due them for services is off set by their membership dues. Is that form of exchange allowed? 


From a parliamentary standpoint, this is not prohibited by any rule in parliamentary law.

Some have questioned the eligibility of a current Director that is seeking office this year. We need to know if his membership dues were covered by the moneys due to him for expenses he paid out as they have been in the past. 


RONR (11th ed.), p. 19, lines 3-9, states, “In some organizations, a particular practice may sometimes come to be followed as a matter of established custom so that it is treated practically as if it were prescribed by a rule. If there is no contrary provision in the parliamentary authority or written rules of the organization, the established custom should be adhered to unless the assembly, by a majority vote, agrees in a particular instance to do otherwise.”

If a person uses this method (in question #2) to off set their dues, are they a member in good standing?

RONR (11th ed.), page 6, footnote, states, “Members in good standing are those whose rights as members of the assembly are not under suspension as a consequence of disciplinary proceedings or by operation of some specific provision in the bylaws.”

The pertinent provision is in The Bylaws (Article I, Section 2), which states, “No member may vote whose dues are not paid for the current year.”

So long as the dues have been paid, whether by check, cash, trade, the customary off-set method previously described, or any other method, a member’s status as “in good standing” would not be affected by the above provision of the bylaws.

If “petty cash” is held by a Board member to cover some expenses and the Board of Directors has voted to approve this use, is that allowed?

There is no rule in parliamentary law that would prohibit the board from authorizing such an arrangement.