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 Hodas’ lifetime membership is not, nor was it ever, in danger of being rescinded at the request of the Board of Directors.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. 

2015 National Judges Nominations close tomorrow!

CCAA voting members: Please submit up to 3 nominations of judges you would like to be considered for the 2015 National Specialty to Ron Hoser (ronhoser@gmail.com) no later than tomorrow June 15, 2013

The process for Judges selection is as follows:

May 1-June 15, open nominations (3 nominations per voting member)
June 16-July 15, vetting nominees
July 16-Aug 15, voting on vetted nominees (one vote per voting member)
Aug 16-Aug 31, final voting on top 5 vote getters to determine assignments (one vote per voting member)

Please forward your nominations, votes and questions to: ronhoser@gmail.com

Nominations for 2015 CCAA National Specialty Judges

The time has come to begin the selection process for Judges for the 2015 CCAA National Specialty. Nominations begin today. Here is the complete timeline for the process:

May 1-June 15, open nominations (3 nominations per voting member)
June 16-July 15, vetting nominees
July 16-Aug 15, voting on vetted nominees (one vote per voting member)
Aug 16-Aug 31, final voting on top 5 vote getters to determine assignments (one vote per voting member)

Please forward your nominations, votes and questions to: ronhoser@gmail.com

If anyone needs to send a nomination or vote via postal mail:
CCAA
c/o Ron Hoser
106 Gerber Lane
Coatesville, PA 19320

CCAA Regional Specialty and Puppy Sweepstakes results (fri 4/12/13)

Best of Breed & GRP4 - CH. FIREHORSE KICKIN OUT THE JAMS

Best Of Opposite Sex - CH. ITALICA’S WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE

Select Dog - GCH. CASTLEGUARDS CAILLOU

Select Bitch - GCH. LIBERTY’S ARMED AND DANGEROUS

Winners Dog & Best of Winners- ITALICA’S FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY

Winners Bitch - MYSTIC VALLEY’S ISIS

Reserve Winners Dog - FIREHORSE MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT

Reserve Winners Bitch - ITALICA’S CHIQUITA BANANA CREME PIE

Best Puppy Dog in Sweepstakes - ITALICA’S FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY

Best Puppy Bitch in Sweepstakes - ITALICA’S CHIQUITA BANANA CREME PIE

CCAA Regional Specialty results (sat 4/13/13)

Best of Breed - CH. ITALICA’S WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE

Best Of Opposite Sex - CH. ITALICA’S PAISANO

Select Dog - ITALICA’S LOCKED N LOADED

Select Bitch - GCH. LIBERTY’S ARMED AND DANGEROUS

Winners Dog - ITALICA’S MARCUS WOOLLY MAMMOTH

Winners Bitch & Best of Winners - MYSTIC VALLEY’S ISIS

Reserve Winners Dog & Best of Breed Puppy- COMMANDO DE ITALICA TERRAE

Reserve Winners Bitch - ITALICA’S CHIQUITA BANANA CREME PIE

CCAA National specialty results

Best of Breed & GRP3 – GCH. FIREHORSE FRANKLIN

Best Of Opposite Sex - GCH. LIBERTY’S ARMED AND DANGEROUS

Select Dog – CH. FIREHORSE KICKIN OUT THE JAMS

Select Bitch - CH. ITALICA’S WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE

Winners Dog & Best of Winners – APEX’S ICE

Winners Bitch & Best of Breed Puppy - ITALICA’S CHIQUITA BANANA CREME PIE

Reserve Winners Dog - CASTLEGUARD TRUE GRIT

Reserve Winners Bitch - GRAND’S PANTERA