U.S.P.C.A. REGION 1 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
DECEMBER 8, 2015
The election ballots were counted prior to the Board Meeting. The following members were elected to serve:
President Aaron Peterman
Treasurer Chad Whitaker
Secretary Becky Schreiber
VP SE Gordon Wing
VP SW Jim Nichols
VP N Todd Hays
VP Central Tye Thompson
VP Panhandle Bob Dudley
Trustees: Roy Parker, Ron Bowling, Harry Barraclough, Cory Bowling, Wayne Gulsby
Congratulations to All!!
The meeting was called to order by President Aaron Peterman at 9:20am
Roll Call of Officers: All present except for Roy Parker, Harry Barraclough and Wayne Gulsby.
Reading of previous meeting notes. Motion made to waive by Ron Bowling, second by Jose Bosque. Passed.
Treasurers Report by Chad Whitaker
The current account balance is $5,696.10
A lengthy discussion was had concerning the cost of our Trials. With the cost of judge’s mileage, rooms and trophies we were losing money. Several options were discussed including forming a committee to assist the hosting agency, removing the rain day, reducing the number of trophies and the awards banquet.
A motion was made by Jose Bosque to reduce the number of judges to 3 on each event, instead of 5. Second by Jim Nichols. Passed.
Beginning next year we will be removing the rain day and reducing the number of judges at the trials.
President: A rule change was presented submitted by Ted Sealey. In summary, the rule change was to General Rules and Definitions 3(J) Judges and Judging, where the Judges are not required to explain their scoring, to have in place that Judges will explain their point deductions. After discussion, it was unanimous to NOT be in favor of this rule change and no support of it from Region 1 Executive Board.
Jose Bosque: Jose brought up an idea to get attendance counts for the Trials by having competition order determined on when registration and payment was received.
Jim Nichols: Punta Gorda is making a bid for the 2017 Region 1 Trial. Ron Bowling made a motion to accept, second by Bob Dudley, passed.
Jim presented information to the Board in regards to the membership of Lazaro Cabrera. He related that Mr. Cabrera did not meet the guidelines required for membership, in that he was not a current law enforcement officer and some circumstances existed when he left his last employment. There was also an allegation of “conflict of interest” with his business. President Peterman assigned Jim Nichols and Jose Bosque to conduct an inquiry into this information prior to renewing Mr. Cabrera’s membership for 2016.
Bob Dudley: Bob gave a briefing on the status of our Trial this year from Kristen Pond. She said she had some money in the bank, some meals and raffle donations. The Chief Judge is Lester David and scorekeeper is Kim David.
Pinellas County is requesting to hold a Detector Certification. All Approved.
Tony Lorusso submitted a Trainers Request. Motion made by Ron Bowling to approve, second by Jim Nichols, passed.
The elected officers were sworn in by Jose Bosque.
With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 11:00 am