MN 4-H Dog PDC Minutes
Feb. 7th, 2004 ~ University of Minnesota ~ St. Paul Campus Coffey Hall
C: Marlene Keller, Karl Reimer, Kelsey Brule
SW: Cathy & Jeff Steinmetz, Denise Larson
SE: Dorothy & Jessica Brouwers
NW: Tess DeBlieck, Tish Jensen, Laurie Lahman, Libertie Smith
NE: Tana & Vicky Schmalenberg
C: Brenden Roman, Leona Hellesvig
SE: Nancy & Jennifer Holmseth, Vanessa Magnus, Rhonda Weis
Extension Educators Present: None
Extension Educators Absent: Jon Hjelm
Center Staff Present: Brad Rugg
Guest Present: Cassia Drake, Kris Fischer, Bridget Fischer, Kelly Gentz, Kathy Francis
The meeting called to order at 10:30 A.M. by PDC chair, Cathy Steinmetz. Everyone present introduced himself or herself.
Correction was added to Secretary's Report listing the new officers:
Chair: Cathy Steinmetz
Vice Chair: Jessica Brouwers
Secretary: Rhonda Weis
Treasurer: Karl Reimer
No other corrections were made. (Marlene/Jeff) M/S/C after corrections were made.
Karl Reimer read the Treasurer's Report same as last meeting. Brad Rugg gave Karl building rental for 2003 which went up approximately $400.00. There was a profit of approximately $400.00 for state show. Not including food or t-shirt/sweatshirt money. So as of 1/5/04 $13,119.99 - 5,619.44 for balance of $7,500.55.
There was a discussion. Cassia Drake/ Marlene Keller/ Kelsey Brule will organize for 2004.
Kelly reported. Tammy Lorch was working on calling judges and moderators for bowls. Regional and state dates were listed.
Standing Committee Reports
Agility Committee needs members. Executive Committee met during lunch to revise bylaws for application changes.
Cassia Drake reported on. There were no changes.
Marlene Keller reported on it. Still need Publicity/Awards Coordinator. Karl Reimer agreed to take the job. Agility Coordinator (overall) Dorothy Brouwers was going to ask Nancy Holmseth or find someone. Obedience Coordinator (overall) was still needed. Kris Fischer agreed to be it. State show weekend dates were discussed it will either be September 16 & 17, 2004 or October 9 & 10, 2004.
March 28th at Happy Chef 1:00 P.M. state coordinator committee meeting.
No toys/squeakers or otherwise allowed.
Motion was made by Marlene Keller and seconded by Dorothy Brouwers to accept showmanship guidelines as presented. Motion was carried.
Motion was made by Marlene Keller and seconded by Jessica Brouwers to add addendum to implement the table in 2007 state show guidelines. Motion was carried.
Executive Recommendations: Bylaw changes:
1. Applications be on file for 6 years. (2-3year terms)
2. consecutive terms - drop
3. District lines- allow for at large fill-ins to apply in district that has no applicants.
4. Grandfather existing committee members.
5. Missed meetings- (board meetings) initiate not member any more if three consecutive meetings missed. Approved missed meetings by chair and extension person
Karl formatted a generic application. Motion was made by Dorothy Brouwers and seconded by Denise Larson to accept as corrected. It was carried.
Brad Rugg contacted by public relations about 4-H, animals, and competition to possibly put on public TV such as Animal Planet. They wanted home videos. Dorothy Brouwers volunteered to find some tapes and send to Brad.
Jeff Steinmetz made a motion to approve Kris and Bridgett Fischer to the open at large positions available on the PDC Committee. Marlene Keller seconded and carried.
Cassia Drake, Jessica & Dorothy Brouwers volunteered to help on the General Rules Committee. Marlene Keller made the motion and was seconded by Jeff Steinmetz and carried.
Karl motioned and Jessica Brouwers seconded to accept Cathy & Jeff Steinmetz on Agility Committee and Jeff Steinmetz to the Finance Committee. Motion was carried.
State Leadership Award
Karl brought up the Youth/Leadership award at state. Applications will be sent out in bulk mailing and Lucille Belch will be taking applications.
Jeff Steinmetz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 2:30 P.M. Motion was seconded by Denise Larson and was unanimously carried.