Performance Events at the 2014 CCAA National Specialty in OH

Very excited to announce we will be having an obedience MINI Fun Match and an AKC Obedience and Rally Trial in conjunction with the National this year!

Your Corso is more than just a pretty face, come and show off the versatility and trainability of our breed.

The MINI Fun Match

  • When: Thursday March 6, 2014 following the breed judging.
  • Where: Robert’s Center Wilmington, OH
  • What: This fun match is an unofficial OB ring set up. Participants will have access to the ring set up as at a trial, but may train in the ring. Legs towards a title cannot be earned, but much can be learned! We will have Beginner Novice, Novice, and Open run throughs.
  • Why: This is a relaxed training environment, and is an excellent, economical way to get some ring time. What you do with your ring time is up to you, we can make it as formal or informal as you choose. This is an excellent opportunity to proof your skills before the real trial on Sunday!
  • How: Sign up before March 1, 2014 all entries are 5$ per run, sign up on the day, all entries 7$. Pending availability, multiple runs will be permitted at an additional 5$ per run. To sign up e-mail annielwildmoser@gmail.com

The Trial

  • When: Sunday March 9, 2014
  • Where: Queen City Dog Training Club 12018 Tramway Drive Sharonville, OH 45241 (about 30 min west of Wilmington)
  • What: AKC Obedience and Rally Trial. All regular Rally Classes, all Regular Obedience Classes, Beginner Novice, and Grad Classes are offered. CCAA medals for all participants, plaques for High Score Rally and High Score Obedience.
  • Why: Legs earned at this trial will count as being earned at a National Specialty for CCAA performance points!
  • How: Sign up by filling out and submitting the entry form found here: http://www.qcdtc.org/QCDTCObedRallyMar2014.pdf or contacting QCDTC trial secretary: Mary Stephens 513-385-7583 qcdtc.obedience.secty@gmail.com 4521 Newberry Acres Rd Cincinnati, OH 45251
  • Any questions (including trophy sponsorship) may be directed to Annie at annielwildmoser@gmail.com

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

Yankee Candle Time!

It’s that time again! The CCAA is doing a December Yankee Candle Fundraising Drive! The exciting news is that you can order DIRECTLY through their website and have your individual orders shipped directly to you! Please take advantage of this new system and get your favorite yummy candle scents now!!

Your holiday favorites such as Peppermint Bark, Mmmmm Bacon, Cherries On Snow, Christmas Cookie, Sugared Apple, White Christmas, Spiced Pumpkin and Apple Pumpkin are a click away! The year round favorites as always still available. Make your house warm and smell so good for the holiday!

At this time we would like to thank the members for support our beloved club as we move forward in a positive direction with harmony and warmth through the holidays. Happy Shopping!!

To order go on the Yankee Candle website and punch in our group number: 990049260

http://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/


Misleading post

The CCAA Board of Directors would like to notify the membership that the following post is incorrect.  As always, membership dues paid via paypal go directly to the club paypal account.  This is the latest in a series of intentionally misleading statements intended to undermine the credibility of the Directors.  Rest assured that the majority of the Directors were performing their duties while this was posted by a rogue member of the BOD that chose not to participate in conducting the official business of the club.

CCAA Supported Performance and Working Events for 2014

Most people become interested in performance events by seeing them demonstrated. To see it done well and with enthusiasm from dog and handler is very compelling and seems to spark an “I bet I could do that with my dog” type of feeling.

In an effort to create this type of exposure we want to bolster participation in performance events at our conformation specialties. This is why the highest level of our club performance title requires you must attain a small portion of your points at a CCAA supported event.

Last year we offered both the National in PA and the Chicago Dog Sport Festival as our designated events. This year we hope to have a few more: it is our aim to offer one CCAA supported AKC Obedience/Rally event in every region ideally in conjunction with the conformation regional, as well as supporting one protection sport event in each region.

 If you are in a club (IPO, PSA, FR, MR) that has more than 2-3 Corsos trialing or ready to trial and would be amenable to having CCAA support the entry of Cane Corsos at your trial, effectively making that a CCAA regional event, please contact Annie at annielwildmoser@gmail.com

Realistically we are still a year or more away from being in a position to host our own protection sport trial(s), but that is an important long-term goal.

Yours in Sport,

CCAA Working Committee

 

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.