Minutes Standard Review Committee - Conference Call - 10-29-2014
Minutes Standard Review Committee - Conference Call – 10/29/2014
Merle Taylor called the meeting to order at 7:07 pm EST
All members present (Merle Taylor, Kathi Brown, Darle Heck, Tom Hossfeld, Kathy Ferris and Charla Hill as Board Liaison)
Merle asked for all to give summations of their Montgomery experiences. All members had positive feedback from the grooming event, casual and other one on one conversations.
Merle spoke to Mari-Beth about AKC procedures and wording guidelines should we come up with a proposal.
Committee agreed to review the wording developed at the last meeting. Merle will send it out to all committee members to be prepared to discuss for the next meeting.
Discussion was held on the possibility of using new formats like a Blog to reach membership with our message, education and possible proposals.
Merle offered to share some of his historical articles and publications to help clarify the membership on our goals. Charla apprised the committee of the current work the club historian is doing and how that could also facilitate this. An example given was of old critiques from judges at shows like Westminster that are now available to share and review.
Discussion held on how to present rationalization of our decisions once reached.
Discussion of how we involve membership and their comments into the process.
Discussion of what types of guidelines, controls or moderation these new formats might require.
This included on how to set up a blog and whether to keep it open or closed.
Also if there should be time restrictions or limits on comments on a topic.
Introduce the format with positive comments from each committee member.
Concern on keeping it on topic and civil.
Can we use the STCA website as host?
Discussion on should we use email communication instead of online formats.
Committee will research about blogging for the next meeting. K Ferris will find some summaries and information to share with all.
Committee is asked to begin putting their own personal rationalizations for possible changes into thoughts’. Be ready to start to share for next meeting.
Discussion held on the use of personalized interaction/education with members. Possibilities for this for the rotating next year. Suggestion of a casual discussion with M. Taylor and a repeat of the grooming event.
Committee is to come back with ideas on how to approach the communications mentioned here for the next meeting.
Next meeting Dec 1st at 7pm.
Adjourned 8:15 pm
Kathy Ferris, Acting Secretary
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