USPCA REGION 1
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
MAY 19, 2013 SEBRING, FLORIDA
Call to Order
12:04pm by President Jose Bosque
Roll Call of Officers
All Officers Present
Previous Meeting Notes
Motion to accept the notes by Jim Nichols, second by Todd Hays. Passed.
Currently we have $12,837.69 in our account.
Brenda Rickard prepared all required tax documents.
We are continuing to pay $26/month for a storage unit for Region 1 records and supplies. There was a discussion about what we are going to do to purge/scan/maintain these old records. Also, some suggestions were made on how to store and maintain equipment for the trials, such as purchasing a trailer. A motion was made by Ron Bowling to scan old records, second by Cory Bowling. Motion passed.
The amount of money in our account, if continues to increase, may result in a change of our tax status. Continue to monitor.
Motion was made by Jim Nichols to accept the Treasurers report, second by Ron Bowling. Passed
Discussion was held regarding the membership of Shay Maimoni of West Palm Beach, Fl. He had submitted a membership application online to the National Office of the Secretary. The application was accepted and Region 1’s split of the dues ($15) was sent to us. In reviewing the application it was for an associate member. Mr. Maimoni, in his application was a retired Sgt with the Israeli Special Tactics K9. He provided no backup documentation and is not associated with any Law Enforcement agency. All attempts to contact Mr. Maimoni have failed. His membership was not approved by our Region, therefore his membership has been cancelled by our Region and the money will be sent to the national secretary, so his full amount paid will be refunded.
Todd Hays brought up a discussion about the Leon County Sheriff’s Office K9 Koda, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year.
Randy Rickard discussed the need to take care of the judges in our Region. It is needed to keep the judges interested in coming to the trials. The Region and/or host agency needs to pay for the rooms. It was also mentioned sometimes it may be hard to do this, depending on the amount of dogs at a trial and the cost of the hotel accommodations.
Roy Parker stated he sends out invitations to all Region 1 judges. We currently pay for ½ the room and if any judges want to share a room to eliminate anyone paying that is up to them. We have improved in many ways with regard to the judges, such as paying $50 and $.25/per mile for travel.
Randy Rickard made a motion, second by Bruce Harris to comp judge’s rooms by seniority on a trial by trial basis. Discussion.
Randy Rickard amended his motion, second by Bruce Harris, if the region is financially able, on a trial by trial basis, the region will pay for ½ the room and the host agency will pay the other half, for the judges and scorekeepers. Motion passed.
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the 2014 Region 1 Trials.
Haines City Police Department is considering hosting the Region 1 Trials in 2015.
Some changes were suggested for the manual:
Awards Ceremony/Banquet section currently has a price for the meal at a maximum of $25. It was decided to remove the price. Motion made by Ron Bowling, second by Cory Bowling. Passed.
Also concerning the cost of the awards banquet, it was discussed to add it to the registration cost. Roy Parker made the motion, second by Jim Nichols. Passed.
Further discussion was held about the trophies and plaques awarded. An example of each will be included in the manual. We should use the same vendor for the trophies/plaques to ease the ordering for each trial. Ron Bowling made a motion, second by Aaron Peterman, to have it in the Event Manual, to use the Region specified vendor for awards. Passed.
Cadaver dog certification for civilians was discussed. These civilians must be “special members” with requirements of a background check and a letter from the Law Enforcement Agency in which they assist.
Meeting adjourned at 1:23pm