ANKC Board Minutes Summary October 2017
|SUMMARY OF THE ANKC LTD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & BOARD MEETING
HELD IN NEW SOUTH WALES ON 14th and 15th OCTOBER, 2017
At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Australian National Kennel Council Limited held in Sydney:
1. Election of ANKC Ltd Vice President and Treasurer
Mr Brian Parker was re-elected as Vice President for a one year term from 14 October 2017; and
Mr David Sales was re-elected unopposed as Treasurer for a one year term from 14 October 2017; and
Mr Darren Bowey was elected as a member of the Executive Committee for a one year term from 14 October 2017.
At the October 2017 ANKC Ltd Board meeting, Directors resolved/considered the following:
1. CACIB Shows
It was resolved to adopt a new set of regulations for the conduct of CACIB Shows. These regulations will be included in ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 5 under Section 6.
It was resolved to approve the following CACIB Shows to be conducted in Australia in 2018/early 2019:
|Dogs SA||1 June 2018||Dogs SA Winter International|
|Dogs ACT||8 July 2018||EPIC Advance Dog Sports Extravaganza 2018|
|Dogs West||13-14 July 2018||The FCI Winter Festival Championship Show|
|Dogs NSW||31 August 2018||Dogs NSW Spring Fair Dog Show|
|Dogs Tasmania||28 October 2018||Combined Breeds Dog Club of Tasmania|
|Dogs Queensland||14 December 2018||Dogs Queensland Directors' Show|
|Dogs Victoria||16 February 2019||Twilight Canine Country Club|
2. Additional ANKC Ltd Special Board Meetings
It was resolved from 2018 the ANKC Ltd Board will meet at two additional Special Board meetings to be held on the second Saturday of February and the third Saturday of June.
3. ANKC Ltd Judges’ Contract – General and Dances with Dogs
It was resolved for the expenses section of the ANKC Ltd Judges’ Contracts to be reworded to remove the reference to a “Judging” expense and replace it with “Incidental Expenses”.
4. * Visiting Overseas Judges Evaluation Procedure
It was resolved a list of Overseas Judges who have been evaluated is to be made available from the ANKC Ltd website.
It was resolved that Dogs NT will be exempt from the Visiting Overseas Judges Evaluation Procedure.
It was resolved that the Visiting Overseas Judges Evaluation Procedure be amended with the evaluating judge to be an Accredited Assessor, and for the removal of ‘Excellent’ from the Evaluation line as well as removing the ‘Quality of Entry’ line in its entirety from the form.
5. * National Code of Ethics of Responsible Dog Ownership - Amendment
It was resolved for the National Code of Ethics of Responsible Dog Ownership to be amended as follows:
New Clause 11 added to read:
11. A Member of ANKC Ltd State Member Body shall not register a dog with a Registry Body not recognised by ANKC Ltd. (Added 10/17, 6.1)
With all subsequent clauses renumbered.
Clause 31 renumbered 32 and amended to read:
32. It is mandatory for an ANKC Ltd Member Body Membership Number to be displayed on any advertisement for dogs whatever the media and all members must include the following wording in their advertisements:
“Please contact Dogs [insert State/Territory] on email: [insert email address] to verify my membership”. (Amended 10/17, 6.1)
6. * Regulations Pertaining to Non Resident Draft Test Judges
It was resolved to approve a set of regulations pertaining to Non Resident Draft Test Judges.
7. Subsidiary Company
It was resolved that ANKC set up a subsidiary company to act as a charity to finance canine health and welfare with the ability in perpetuity for ANKC Ltd to appoint the Directors.
It was resolved to unanimously reject a recent submission received from the German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia for ANKC to consider reversing its policy and permit the conduct of Schutzhund/IPO in Australia.
9. * ANKC Ltd Rules - Amendments
Amendments to the following rules have been endorsed.
ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Agility Trials
ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Agility Team Events
ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Draft Test
ANKC Ltd Rules & Regulations for the Conduct of Herding Trials.
10. * ANKC Ltd Regulations - Amendments
Amendments to the following regulations have been endorsed:
|ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 2 – Judges||Clause 3.2|
|ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 3 – Judges Training
& Examination Program
|ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 5 – Show||New Section 6, Clauses 7.4.2 (g), 18.104.22.168|
|ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6 – The Register
|Clauses 3.9 (b), 3.11 (b), 5.1.1 (a), 6.1.1,
22.214.171.124, 6.2.1, 6.4.5, 6.5.3, 6.7.1, 6.11,
ANKC Press Release - Obedience & Tracking: Clarification of Deduction in Utility Class, Signal Exercise Rule
Reference is made to the Utility Class, Signal Exercise rule in the current ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Obedience Trials and in particular to clarification of the highlighted section noted below:
Deductions – Substantial: For any double signal or failure to sit, stand or down during the heel routine, prolonged signals, slow response to signals.
The National Obedience & Tracking Committee has confirmed the following interpretation which shall be binding in accordance with the rules:
A substantial deduction applies where a dog fails to stand on the lead-up to the final portion of the Signal Exercise in the UD Class.
ANKC LTD ADMINISTRATOR
Office Phones Update
Members will be pleased to know that the office phone issues have been resolved and our general phone line, 07 3252 2661 and fax line, 07 3252 3864 are now fully operational.
The temporary mobile phone numbers will no longer be in use. Thank you for your patience.
Please also remember, our New Postal address is:
PO Box 1136
Mt Ommaney QLD 4074.
RAFT 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
RETRIEVING & FIELD TRIAL
HALL OF FAME
The ANKC Ltd Retrieving & Field Trial Hall of Fame pays homage to those PERSONS and DOGS that have made outstanding and significant contributions to the sports of Retrieving or Field Trials.
As Convenor of the ANKC Ltd Retrieving & Field Trial Hall of Fame Election Panel, it is with pleasure that I announce the inductees for 2017.
Mr Paul Littlejohn
Mr Noel Eltringham
NTL. R.T. CH Kaemajae Michelle C.M.
Owned by Mr John Cauchi
Inductees in the category of Prominent Persons are acknowledged as being exceptional people who have made an outstanding contribution to the sport over an extended period of time.
Inductees in the category of Outstanding Gundogs are recognised for their outstanding achievements in the disciplines of Retrieving or Field Trials.
The Election Panel congratulates the new inductees for 2017.
Presidents, Secretaries & Treasurers Meeting 3 July
The 2017 Presidents, Secretaries & Treasurers meeting for Clubs will be held at the Durack Showgrounds in the Function Room on Monday 3 July from 7:00pm.
Please CLICK HERE to view the Agenda for the meeting.
Health Committee Seminars 8 August Durack
The Dogs Queensland Health Committee is pleased to advise members that 2 Seminars will be held at the Durack Showgounds in the Function Room on Tuesday 8 August from 6:30pm. Details are:
$10 per head (paid in advance). Tickets available at the door, $12 per head.
Please make advance $10 payments direct into the Dogs Queensland bank account - details as follows:
Please use reference: sem (and your name) e.g. sem R Harrison
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Account Name; CCC(Q) Ltd
Account Number: 00050428
Seminar 1: 6:30 – 7:30pm Neospora – the facts – diagnosis, treatment and prevention
Presented by - Assoc. Prof Jan Slapeta MvDr PHD
Senior lecturer in veterinary parasitology - The University of Sydney
This little known parasite is every breeder's nightmare. Learn the facts on diagnosis, treatment and prevention from a leading expert. The team at The University of Sydney have been conducting research into Neospora for many years.
7:30pm – 8:00pm Short break – light refreshments will be available
Seminar 2: 8:00 – 9:00pm DNA – Understanding your dog’s DNA and what’s new in the world of DNA health testing
Presented by – George Sonfronidis BSc (Hons)
Managing Director – Orivet Genetic Pet Care
Orivet Genetic Pet Care are leading the way in Australia in DNA health testing. There are new tests becoming available frequently and keeping up to date is not always easy for every breeder. The importance of understanding your dog’s DNA is paramount to producing happy, healthy puppies into the future.
9:00pm – 9:30pm Questions
These seminars will be recorded.