Minutes Standard Review Committee - Conference Call - 9-23-2014
Minutes Standard Review Committee - Conference Call - 9/23/2014
Merle Taylor called the meeting to order at 7:20pm est
All members present (Merle Taylor,Kathi Brown, Darle Heck, Tom Hossfeld, Kathy Ferris and Charla Hill as Board Liaison)
Merle thanked everyone for participation. Asked if we reviewed his report sent by email for the board committee reports. Also asked if we reviewed the summation suggestion he sent out to committee. Everyone had reviewed the materials.
Merle asked if any of us had anything new to offer anything since our last meeting.
Merle informed the committee that he had a conversation with Maribeth O'Neil at AKC for clarification on procedural points. Discussion followed on what this entails and means to the committee and how the procedure will be presented to membership.
Merle asked for discussion on where we think we are at for discussing actual changes.
Discussion was held on what breeds might be best to compare and contrast Scotties to. This as a tool for further clarification and education of the membership as to the need for a revision in the Standard.
Discussion was held on how we approach the wording of the changes we are thinking of. How do we write this to convey true breed type and to help clarify this to judges, owners and exhibitors. Committee discussed suggested wording, and a draft will be mailed to all committee members for review.
It was agreed that once we come to a consensus, we will discuss and determine how we as a committee are mandated to follow AKC guidelines. We will also make sure membership understands and are informed that these are the guidelines we must follow.
Discussion was held about the possible use of social media to help explain the committee's findings to the full membership.
Next meeting to October 29th 7pm.
Kathy Ferris, Acting Secretary
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