Friday, May 21, 7 – 11 AM
TICA Spring Board Meeting
Approval of Consent Agenda: PASSES
Approval of March 10, 2021 Special Meeting Minutes
Set Annual Meeting: September 1-3, 2021, Telephonic
Conflict of Interest Statement – Annual Certification
Nondisclosure Agreement – Adler
Governance: Breed Committee Appointments
*NOTE: While the board is happy to appoint these folks in working to make our breed committees active, we encourage applicants to apply through the standard process and allow their peers to elect them.
Appointment to Abyssinian Breed Committee
Appointment to American Curl (SH/LH) Breed Committee
Grace Ruga (Chair)
Appointment to Australian Mist Breed Committee
Appointment to Burmese/Bombay Breed Committee
Appointment to Devon Rex Breed Committee
Appointment to Donskoy Breed Committee
Appointment to Havana Breed Committee
Appointment to Household Pet Breed Committee
Appointment to Lykoi Breed Committee
Appointment to Norwegian Forest Breed Committee
Donna Armel (Chair)
Appointment to Persian/Himalayan/Exotic Shorthair Breed Committee
Appointment to Scottish Fold/Straight(SH/LH) Breed Committee
Appointment to Toyger Breed Committee
Genetics Registry Working Group Update: This group is working on what data could be added to our pedigrees and what other registries use on their pedigrees. The space on our pedigrees is limited so the group determined that the DNA info is vital for our cats and the available info will only grow over the years. We felt it was more important to expand our database to include all and include something like a QR code or weblink on the pedigree and also a note of how the data was obtained (owner submission or vet ID verification). We want to involve the breed committees in this as well to learn what genetic testing is important to their respective breeds. The committees are in a unique position to help the breeders with recommendations and education about the health of their cats.
We also found another topic upon discussion. At this moment, when you register a cat/kitten, you can register as non-standard. This info isn’t always accurate through the EO, but the new IT system will fix this. Even worse, this info doesn’t show on our pedigrees/registration. Example: a non-curly Selkirk is registered as a non-standard Selkirk, but that info doesn’t show on a pedigree. The individual breed committees have corrected this with some breeds (such as MC vs MCP) as adding a new breed to the breed group. The working group suggests further discussion on how to track this accurately.
Amend By-Law 17.4 (Breed Committee Duties) TAKE NO ACTION PASSES
Note: These should be guidelines for our breed committees, but not rules.
Amend By-Law Article Ten and Delete Standing Rules 1010.1 and 1010.1.1 (Board Ballots) FAILS