May 21 Spring Board Meeting Notes

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
Gary Hoffman 

Appointment to American Curl (SH/LH) Breed Committee
Linda Bull
Joe Ruga
Grace Ruga (Chair)

Appointment to Australian Mist Breed Committee
Andrea Schlicker
Karen Henneke

Appointment to Burmese/Bombay Breed Committee
Theo Mitchell
Beata Broing

Appointment to Devon Rex Breed Committee
Ellen Crockett
Michelle Piatt

Appointment to Donskoy Breed Committee
Lilya Kovalenko

Appointment to Havana Breed Committee
Cornelia Schofield
Geraldine McKerlie

Appointment to Household Pet Breed Committee
Judith Milling
Patricia Clary
Michelle Whiting

Appointment to Lykoi Breed Committee
Desiree Bobby

Appointment to Norwegian Forest Breed Committee
Donna Armel (Chair)
Jim Armel
Melissa Waller
Tracy Hisel
Wonsun Jang

Appointment to Persian/Himalayan/Exotic Shorthair Breed Committee
Angela Millican
Brigitte Pouilot

Appointment to Scottish Fold/Straight(SH/LH) Breed Committee
Marto Upham
Paul Harrison
Sauncha Romey

Appointment to Toyger Breed Committee
Sofia Larabi
Zhong Li

Follow-Up Report
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

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