Merle Taylor Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:10pm 5/12/14
All members present (Kathi Brown, Darle Heck, Tom Hossfeld, Kathy Ferris and Charla Hill as Board Liaison)
Previous minutes were read, amended and approved
Committee agreed to have all minutes distributed and read by all members with a 10 day response time for any revisions or addtions before it will be published on the STCA website.
Merle asked for any discussion and feedback that any one may have had relevent to our task since the last meeting. Points brought up were:
Concerns that inconsistency in judging could be the result of confusion about the standard
Concern is about the overall balance of the Scottie
Concern that too many specimens are geting tall and narrow and not low enough to the ground
Discussion on how Kathi's letter to judges on correct breed examination went over. Kathi also mention that Chinese Breeders have requested info on the breed.
Charla informed the committee that there are historical files now on STCA website should we wish to research anything.
Discussion was held of the previous committee's recommended changes. New committee members were asked for their thoughts and the previous committee members offered their comments.
Discussion on how judges are interviewed for new breeds and the fact that they are questioned only on the standard. This points to the importance of clarification so that new and old judges will understand our breed.
All members are asked to review and think about the standard. Be prepared to come back with changes they feel need to be made and if so what. If no changes then why not for the next meeting.
All members were asked to write up a description of the colors and compare via email. Also consider the description of proportionality and how it should be presented in the standard.
Think about how we as a committee might approach and address some myths, misconceptions and untruths about the breed and standard. Prepare a list of things that may need to be clarified for next meeting, maybe even think about writing an article on this.
Next meeting via conference call to be June 30th at 7pm.
Meeting adjourned 8:40pm
Kathy Ferris, Acting Secretary
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