British White Cattle Association of America
Board of Directors Meeting
February 16, 2015
The BWCAA Board of Directors had a meeting on 2-16-15, via teleconference. Most of the discussion centered on the 2015 Annual Meeting at Purcell, OK, on October 2,3 and 4th. The Annual Meeting Committee brought us a rough draft for an agenda, meals, motels, cattle show details, etc. It sounds like an exciting event coming up, and as soon as the myriad of items gets narrowed down, corralled and decided on, we’ll let you know. Hope to see you there.
Sue Seep reported that Pete Cramer from San Luis Obispo, CA, is back with us again. Welcome back, Pete, and we wish you the best.
The Board also officially accepted three new memberships. They are:
Derek and Lesley Eshelman – Great Barrington, MA
Vernon P. Foust – Bernard, IA
Lyle Harvitt – Findlay, OH
Sue would also like to remind those that have yet to send in dues and herd fees that the deadline of March 1st is almost upon us.
The Board heard the second reading of the following resolution. There were no changes made, and so it was voted on and passed.
Whereas the third complete paragraph on page #12 of the “Breeder’s Reference Guide, Rules and
Regulations” reads: “Deceased Registered Animals…In order to keep the herdbook records as
accurate as possible and to ensure that each member is billed correctly for herd fees it is
recommended that the registration certificate be returned to the office for cancellation. If you
retain progeny from said animal in your herd you may want to make a photo copy of the
certificate for your records,” therefore
Be it resolved that this paragraph be replaced with wording that reads:
“Deceased Or Otherwise Disposed of Animals:
In order to keep the herdbook records as accurate as possible and to ensure that each
member is billed correctly for herd fees, it is recommended that the registration certificate for a
deceased or otherwise disposed of animal be returned to the office for cancellation. Other
written communication may be substituted for the registration certificate if necessary.
If you retain progeny from said animal in your herd, you may want to make a photo copy of the
certificate for your records. A note will be entered into the herdbook at the office designating
this registered animal as inactive and out of future production, except for previously frozen
semen or embryos.”
NOTE: Please remember that the following motion, which pertains to the above resolution, was passed on January 12, 2015.
“Members, having animals incorrectly designated as ‘inactive,’ will have 30 days from the publishing of the above rule change to contact the BWCAA office, requesting that their animals, again, be designated as ‘active.’ This request, which must be accompanied by a list of the animals and any delinquent herd fees, will be subject to Board approval.”