Egyptian Mau Breed Council
Breed Council Meeting
Egyptian Mau Breed Council Meeting
June 26, 2009 4:30PM
Next meeting: Atlanta November 2009
Unofficial notes from the Meeting with the Breed Council Secretaries and the CFA Board of Directors
June 27, 2009 (Debbie Kusy)
The first issue that had been proposed as a topic for the meeting was the issue of the Breed Council Online Rapid Renewals not being available until July. Allene Tartaglia from Central Office addressed this issue and promised that online rapid renewal for any current BC member would be fully functional by November of 2009 and would stay up all year. There would be a disclaimer on the front page making it clear that this was ONLY for rapid renewals, new applications would still have to be submitted to Central Office for processing.
The second issue that had been proposed was offered by Martha Auspitz � she had suggested that requirements be developed for a perrson to be a Breed Council Secretary. This would require an amendment to the current Breed Council Standing Rules in the CFA Constitution. Debbie Kusy mentioned that a previous BCS had offered to chair such a committee, but had not pursued the issue, and asked if there was discussion or volunteers to work with Martha on such requirements. Barbara Sinbine stated that she felt that people that were not qualified would not be elected and wasn’t sure that we needed to add such requirements. George Eigenhauser spoke and offered the same opinion. Their not being much support for the idea, we moved on to the next topic.
The third topic was only brought up briefly as it was not pre-noticed and had come out of discussion at the Thursday board meeting. Breed Council Secretaries were asked to think of ways to increase participation in the CFA Breeder Directory.
The fourth and final Topic was the “Meet the Breeds” event that was to be co-sponsored by AKC and CFA in New York City on October 17-19, 2009. Committee Chair David White, Breed Booth Coordinator and Breed Council Liaison Claudia Hasay and Event Coordinator Geri Fellerman were there to discuss plans with the BC Secretaries. David White also mentioned other committee members Allene Tartaglia, Treasurer Kathy Calhoun, and Linda Rogge and Deb Metz as Vendor Coordinators.
David started by mentioned that they wanted a minimum of 30 breeds to be represented at the event. Someone asked if all breeds could be accommodated if they all wanted to attend. David said no � a maximum of 30. AKC has already established the event, so many will be coming to see the dogs � need to move them to the cats too. This is a great opportunity for us to expose our pedigreed cats to the public � a very large gate is expected.
The show hotel is in Secaucus, NJ, folks will be transported to the Jacob Javitz Center by bus. Javitz Center is a union shop, so certain restrictions will be placed on moving items in and out of the building. For example, only 2-wheeled carts are allowed, 4-wheeled carts must be moved by the building’s union labor at great expense to CFA and will not be permitted. $2000 per breed being given by CFA $100 of that money will go to pay for the bus transportation, the other $1900.00 can be spent on whatever the booth coordinator desires.
Booth Size is 8 X 10 on all sides. Donna Bass � should breeds be separated by, for example, coat diffeerence, rather than set up alphabetically? (I didn’t record an answer to this and don’t remember what the answer was, sorry). All Breeds must commit to booth or not by July 15. Multiple BC members do not have to be there at all times, just so someone is there to answer basic questions. In case we go over 30 breeds � Peeg Johnson suggested that maybe breeds could combine. Per Allene, all breeds will be accommodated, if more than 30 sign up, some similar breeds may be combined in one booth
Jackie Bennett is working with a vendor to provide a glass front for the wire cage for about $75. Jackie will send photos when prototype is completed. Per Claudia - Cages will be on tables � CFA is providing a 6 foot table. Key word to the booth is “neat” � and inviting to the public. Keep sanitizing hand wash available. Budgeted amount was $2000 per breed, less $100 for bus expenses. Hand out a list of only breed council members for breeder referrals.
This discussion went on right up until the 11:30 time limit, with many left who wanted to speak. Because of other commitments, we did have to cut off the meeting.
Thanks to all who took the time to attend, most board members were present and only six breeds were not represented (American Bobtail, Balinese/Javanese, Colorpoint SH, Ragdoll, Ragamuffin, Singapura), that is truly a wonderful turnout.