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SCOA Committees

Awards Committee

Email: SCOAAwards@gmail.com

Diana Cannon, Chair

Diana Aulgur, Dan Graff, Becky Tevis, Shirley Bauer, Ted Wentink

Board Liaison:  Dan Graff

 


Mission: to recognize Spinone and club members for their outstanding performance in the advancement of the breed through the presentation of the listed awards. The committee will also suggest additional awards that might further this process.

Scope of Duties: The committee will administer the present awards and make recommendations to the board/officers of SCOA regarding the person(s) or dog(s) which will receive the listed awards at the annual meeting. The recommendations for the awards should be presented to the board no later than 30 days prior to the annual meeting. The time period covering all awards will be the previous calendar year. The committee should periodically evaluate the awards/recognition program and suggest the creation of new awards/recognition programs to stimulate participation in the club and further advance the breed. No club awards may be advertised in the Premium or Judging Program or any AKC Program booklet. All trophies are the property of SCOA and the committee will insure that the trophy's are returned prior to the awards ceremony at the annual national meeting. The committee will design and transmit to the membership an “Awards Nomination Form” that members may utilize to nominate persons/dogs for the respective awards under consideration. All awards are made to SCOA members only.

Awards definitions (pdf file)

Breed Standard Committee

Email: SCOAStandard@gmail.com

Kim Vanderbilt, Chair

Liz Bodell, Bobbi Benson, Karen Luckey, Jan Naigus

Board Liaison:  Bobbi Benson
Area of Responsibility: To update the AKC” Breed Standards for the Spinone.

Scope of Duties: To review and correct the current AKC approved breed standard for the Spinone and recommend to the SCOA board the changes or corrections needed.

By-Laws Committee

 

Email:  SCOAByLaws@gmail.com

 

Ed Applegate, Chair

 

Dan Spence, Patti Johnson, Mike McLeland

 

Board Liaison:  Mike McLeland

 

 

 

Mission:  To work with the board and membership to keep the Spinone Club of America by-laws current with all State Statutes, Articles of Incorporation, AKC mandates, and technological options available to improve how the club conducts business.

 

Area of Responsibility:  Annually review the constitution and bylaws to ensure there are no conflicts with other governing documents such as Ohio State Statutes, the Articles of Incorporation, or AKC mandates and to recommend amendments as needed or requested by the Board of Directors, members, or as identified by review.

 

Scope of Duties:

  • Communicate regularly with the AKC delgate to understand all AKC mandates that effect SCOA governing documents.
  • Receive suggestions for proposed changes to SCOA governing from committees or members and make recommendations to the Board on the need for the proposed changes.
  • Annually write an article for the SCOA newsletter.
  • Report to the Board on a schedule as determined by the Board.
  • When amendments are needed, help the Board in the preparation of communications with the members to discuss or vote on changes.
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Calendar Committee

 

SCOACalendar@gmail.com

 

Gayle West, Mary Campbell, Wendy McIntosh

 

Board Liaison:  Bobbi Benson

Mission:  To produce the annual Spinone Club of America calendar using photos taken and submitted by members and voted on at the National Specialty.

 

Area of Responsibility: 

  • Create the rules for a contest where members submit non-professional photos for 4 different categories.
  • Work with each National Specialty Committee regarding contest needs.
  • Allow attendees to vote for each category and the category winning the cover.
  • Announce the winners.
  • Create the annual calendar.
  • Advertise the calendar for sale.
  • Accept and arrange shipment of orders.

Scope of Duties:

  • Several months prior to the National Specialty begin soliciting the membership for photos for each category. (Such as Puppies, Field/Water, Just Being A Spinone, etc.)  Use all means available.
  • Communicate Photo Contest needs to the NS Committee so space is provided for the contest and a schedule allows for voting.
  • Create photo boards for display at the NS.
  • Conduct voting for the Category winners.
  • Conduct voting for tyhe Cover winner.
  • Announce winners at the annual banqueet and in the SCOA Newsletter.
  • Accept or retain possession of all photo contest entries and photo boards.
  • Create the annual SCOA Calendar.
  • Feature each winning photo on a page and the overall winner on the cover.
  • Select other photos from the contest for all pages and back cover of the calendar.
  • Accept calendar orders and payments.
  • Ship orders beginning in November annually.  (May work with Ways and Means Committee)
  • Provide a free calendar to each category winner.  Honor ties.
  • Process photo contest, callendar bills and income through the SCOA Treasurer.
  • Work with the liaison and Board regarding budget approval.
  • Retain a copy or copies of the calendar for archive purposes.
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Health Committee

Email: SCOAHealth@gmail.com

Angela Hanson, Chair

Sue Acquistapace, Nicole Davis-Dodge, Pat Fendley, Julia Solomon, Karen Moodie, Cynthia Myers, Valerie Lewis, Lydia Govonoi Perham, Adrienne Barber and Denise Hanna-Nosko.
           
Board Liaison:  Dan Graff






 Area of Responsibility:   All topics having to do with the health of the Spinone, e.g., CHIC, health surveys and databases, genetic issues and studies.
 
Scope of duties would include:  Keep up to date on health issues affecting the Spinone and regularly share knowledge with the membership.  Conduct health surveys and maintain database with results, reporting to  the membership annually (or more often if there is something that the membership needs to know) Actively Educate members on health issues. Suggest and facilitate ways of mentoring and improving overall breed health. Make recommendations about health testing and participation in genetic studies, to include consultation with geneticist as appropriate. 


Hunt Test Committee

Email: SCOAHuntTests@gmail.com

Alyssa Pease, Chair

Ed Applegate, Lauren Friedman, Rick Todd, Karen Luckey, Joe Zawadowski

Board Liaison:  Don Lamoureux

Area of Responsibility: To facilitate and promote the testing of Spinone in AKC and NAVHDA hunting tests/field trials.

Scope of Duties: To facilitate, organize and operate AKC/NAVHDA Hunting Tests/ Field trials (When that day comes) at all National meetings and at other locations, times and dates as approved by the board throughout the year. To educate and assist club members in hunting related areas. To promote the testing of Spinone and facilitate hunting tests/field trials in all area and regional clubs. The committee will develop and encourage club members to participate in their respective events. Programs should include educational article, programs at club events, including regional and area clubs and mentoring programs.

Judges Education Committee

Email: SCOAJudgesEd@gmail.com

Suzanne Hudson, Chair

Carolyn Fry, Karen Luckey,  Patti Johnson,

and Liz Bodell

Board Liaison:  Bobbi Benson

Area of responsibility:  The continuing education of AKC conformation judges about the Spinone.

Scope of duties: To develop and maintain a standard breed seminar presentation that will be used by all seminar presenters. To develop and maintain educational material, including written handouts, an illustrated standard, a "guide for judges" reference card, and a web site judges education section which includes the above items as well as other relevant items. To develop qualification criteria for breed seminar presenters and ringside mentors and recommend to the SCOA board persons to be authorized as seminar presenters and/or mentors.
To receive requests for breed seminars and recommend approval/disapproval. To maintain a list of all attendees of SCOA-approved seminars.’ Final approval of the Breed Standard presentation, educational materials, presenters and ringside mentors is the responsibility of the SCOA Board of Directors.'


Judges Selection Committee

Email: SCOAJudgesSelection@gmail.com

Ann Summerfelt, Chair

Debbie Perrot, Tammara Morgan,  and Mary Faeth


Board Liaison:  Sue Acquistapace

Area of responsibility: To identify AKC and foreign judges who are qualified to judge the breed at the National and Parent Specialty level.  All judges must be approved by AKC or approved to judge the Italian Spinone by a foreign registry which is recognized by AKC to judge the Italian Spinone.

Scope of duties:  The following is a partial description of the duties of the committee. Please see the Standing Rules for further details.

  • Obtain and maintain past surveys of judges and accept or modify future surveys to be used by this committee to conduct their research.
  • Obtain and maintain a list of all judges who have attended SCOA JEC educational seminars and other Spinone-related educational seminars to include whenever possible, the date(s) of attendance and the name of the seminar presenter.
  •  Regularly update judging history.
  • Obtain updated biographies of those judges who will be placed on a ballot for membership vote.
  •  Maintain a list of past and current National and Parent Specialty judges and the years in which they judged.
  • Continually search for and identify additional judges who become qualified or available for future judging assignments.
  • Judges should be selected 1 to 3 years in advance of the National & Parent Specialty dates.
  • Maintain a list of judges and their qualifications.

 


Junior Showmanship Committee

Email: SCOAJuniors@gmail.com

Kathy Hamaker, Chair

Susan Lindsey, Diana Cannon, Angela Matias, and Lindsay Stanton.

Board Liaison:  Teri Turner

Area of Responsibility: Promote and encourage involvement in the AKC Junior Handling program.

Scope of Duties: Develop ways to help juniors and recognize achievement of those juniors showing Spinoni.


Meet The Breed Committee

Board Liaison:  Sue Acquistapace
Area of Responsibility:  "To develop and maintain a program designed to appeal to the membership and general public regarding the value of membership and participation in the Spinone Club of America.

Scope of Duties:  This includes facilitating a "Meet the Breeds" booth at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship show and at shows/exhibitions likely to further public knowledge of the breed. The committee will correspond with the general public and organizations as directed by the board on a case by case basis."

National Specialty Manual Committee

Sue Acquistapace Email: NSManual@gmail.com

The Board Email: spinoneclubofamerica@gmail.com

Board Liaison:  Sue Acquistapace

 

Newsletter Committee

Email: SCOANewsletter@gmail.com

Lindsay Stanton, Co-Editor

Angela Matias, Co-Editor

 

REGIONAL REPORTERS: 

Midwest Region
MN, WI, IA, IL, MO, MI, IN, OH, KY Reporter:  Kathy Hamaker kalabrits@aol.com 
Northeast Region ME, VT, NH, MA, RI, CT, NJ, DE, MD, PA, NY

Reporter:  Nikki Davis for (ME,VT,NH,MA,RI, CT) nmdbmd@comcast.net

Reporter:  Bonnie Baxter for

(NJ, DE, MD, PA, NY) nvspinone@verizon.net 

Northwest Region WA, OR, NV, CA, AK, HI

Reporter:  Sue McGregor

gbreeza@hotmail.com

Rocky Mountain Region MT, ID, WY, UT, CO, ND, SD, NE, KS

Reporter:  Leslie Kunz  for

(CO, NE, KS, UT, WY)  lesliekunz@q.com

Reporter:  Laura Sanders for

(ND, SD, MT, ID)

cederberg@alliancecom.net

South Region TN, WV, VA, NC, SC, MS, AL, GA, FL Reporter:  Seth Beckman  sethbeck@gmail.com
Southwest Region AZ, NM, OK, TX, AR, LA Reporter:  Reporter needed

 

Board Liaison:  Laura Penfold

Newsletter Deadlines: December 15th, March 15th, June 15th, and September 15th.

Publication Months: January, April, July, October.

Nominating Committee

 

Appointed by the board in November annually.

  

The Committee for 2016 Election

 

 

Email:  SCOANominatingCommittee@gmail.com

 

Barbara Daniello (NJ), Chair

 

Mary Campbell (SD), Member

Debb Brookman (OH), Member 

 

The Alternates

(These members will participate in all discussions, but not vote on the selection unless another committee member is unable to complete their assignment.)

 

 

Jolene Newcomer ( Pennsylvania )

Tammara Morgan ( Virginia )



Board Liaison:  Sue Acquistapace

Article III, Section 1.  In order to maintain continuity on the Board of Directors, the President, Treasurer, and one Director shall be elected in odd numbered years; the Vice President, Secretary and two Directors shall be elected in even numbered years.  No Officer or Member of the Board of Directors may serve for more than three (3) consecutive elected terms. . .  . .
 
Article IV, Section 4:  Nominations and Ballots.  No person may be a condidate in a club election who has not been a member in good standing for four continuous years and has not been nominated in accordance with these bylaws.  A Nominating Committee shall be chosen by the Board of Directors in November.  The Committee shall consist of three members from different areas of the USA and two alternates, all members in good standing, no more than one of whom may be a member of the current Board of Directors.  The Nominating Committee may conduct its business by mail.
 
(a)  the Nominating Committee shall nominate from among the eligible members of the Club, one candidate for each office and for each position on the Board of Directors and shall procure the acceptance of each nominee so chosen.  The Committee should consider geographical representation of the membership on the Board to the extent that it is practicable to do so.
 
The Committee shall then submit its slate of candidates to the Secretary who shall mail the list, including the full name of each candidate and the name of the State in which he resides to each member of the Club on or before January 1 prior to the election so that additional nominations may be made by the membership if they so desire.

Regionalization Committee

Chair:  Pending Appontment

 

Sue McGregor * West Coast Spinone Club

------------- * Blue Ridge Spinone Club

Debby Forry * Rocky Mountain Region Spinone Club

Ted Wentink *  Spinoni Midwest * MN/IA

Valerie Lewis * Blue Water Spinone Assoc. * MI



Board Liaison: Ros Duda

Area of Responsibility: To facilitate and promote the formation of AKC regional clubs for the Spinone Club of America.

Scope of Duties: To facilitate and assist in the organization and establishment of SCOA/AKC regional clubs in the United States. The committee will develop a program to assist groups of SCOA members in the formation of AKC accredited dog clubs. Members are encouraged to become familiar with AKC rule book (RCLA 01(1/09)) “Sample Constitution and bylaws for All-Breed, Specialty, Obedience, Tracking, Agility and Group Clubs” and the AKC rule book (RC Form (11/09)) “How to form an AKC accredited dog club”.


Registry of Merit

Email: SCOAROM@gmail.com

Daina Hodges, Chair

Pat Fendley

Board Liaison:  Teri Turner

 

 

NOTE:  See the individual application forms for requirements, fees, and mailing address options.

See the list of qualified dogs submitted to date.

A Registry of Merit is an award given to a sire or dam who has demonstrated their ability to produce offspring that reflect the breed’s character and purpose, as evidenced by the titles achieved by the offspring.

 

 


Rescue

Email: SpinoneRescue@gmail.com

Patti Johnson, Chair

Sheila Lobel, Lauren Friedman


 

Supported Entry Committee

Email: SCOASupportedEntry@gmail.com

Debby Forry, Chair

Heather Jenner

Board Liaison:  Sue Acquistapace

Supported Entry Forms

Volunteerism Committee

 

Email:  SCOAVolunteerism@gmail.com

 

Ros Duda, Chair

 

Laura Penfold, Becky Tevis, Andi Gabler, Dan Graff

 

Board Liaison:  Dan Graff

Area of responsibility:  To promote, coordinate, report on and reward the spirit of volunteerism throughout the membership and functions of the Spinone Club of America

 

Scope of Duties: 
1) Survey and annually report to the board and membership on volunteerism throughout SCOA.

 

2) Provide a coordinating body for identifying new volunteers and volunteerism needs for SCOA.

         
3) Promote and assist in further developing current SCOA volunteers.


4) Act as a resource to any group within SCOA which requires newly volunteered skills with which to fulfill its mission.

 

5) Annually vote for a 'Volunteer of the Year' award.

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Ways and Means Committee

Email: SCOAWaysAndMeans@gmail.com

Kathy Cooper, Chair

Jolene Newcomer, Julie Dunn, Pam Beaver

Board Liaison:  Teri Turner
Area of Responsibility: To develop programs and merchandise to facilitate funding of SCOA events and the club in general.

Scope of Duties
: To develop fund raising programs. To secure and recommend to the SCOA board the use of the SCOA club logo on merchandise and items of interest.

Web Site

Bobbi Benson,
Information Filter
Email: scoawebmaster@gmail.com

Tammara Morgan, Webmaster
Email: scoawebmaster@gmail.com

Board Liaison:  Bobbi Benson

Email:  spinoni@louisacomm.net