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2021 Trustee meeting minutes

Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America, Inc.

Via Conference Call

June 24, 2021

President Rick Stallings welcomed all Trustees to the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America annual meeting of 2021. He thanked everyone for taking the time to join the meeting via conference call. The group was advised that the meeting was being taped for the purpose of constructing the minutes.

President Rick Stallings asked for the roll call. The following replied: Secretary Piper Huffman, President Rick Stallings, 1stVice President, Frank LaNasa, 2nd Vice President: Tony King, 3rdVice President: Ric Peterson,  At Large: Dr. Bob Rankin, At Large: Mark Johnson, Region 1: Eli Richardson, Region 2: Chris Catanzarite, Region 3: Gary Winall, John Ivestor, Region 4: Ray Wheeler, Jim Pendergest, Region 5: Sean Derrig, Region 6: Dr. Fred Corder, Jonathan Burch, David Williams, Region 7: Ray Black, Dr. Buck Neil, Region 8: Gay Young, Brandon Johnson, Region 9, Harold Chadwick, Region 10: Todd Schaaf, Region 11: Jarry Walton, Region 13, Jeff Haggis, Region 14: Lou Qualtiere, Region 16: Larron Copeland, Region 17: Luke Topp, Don Beauchamp

Minutes of the 2021 AFTCA annual meeting were presented by Secretary Piper Huffman. No corrections or changes were made following the reading. A motion was made to accept the minutes by Mark Johnson and seconded by Eli Richardson.

The group was made aware Mike Moses of Region 16 joined the call.

Ric Peterson reported for the financial committee. Mr. Peterson stated the AFTCA received a clean opinion from our fiscal year ending 6/30/2020. Overall current assets are slightly down for 2020 but it is forecasted to be up slightly for 2021. He explained to get maximum return we need to be conservative. Mr. Peterson stated revenue is up for 2021. We came in above where weprojected to be financially.

Overall for the 20th Century Fund it is important to give donations but we need to continue to give and distribute funds and show the field trial community the AFTCA support. Harold Chadwick made a motion to accept the financial report seconded by Mark Johnson. All were in favor.

Frank LaNasa highlighted the insurance coverage for the AFTCA. He explained the policies have had no substantial changes. This year we did focus on our umbrella policy which would be excess of our field trial liability insurance. We were able to increase our individual liability per occurrence. Eli Richardson made a motion to accept the Insurance report seconded by Bob Rankin. All were in favor.

The Continental Breed Working Committee was presented by Tony King. He discussed various topics of the Continental Breed with his committee consisting of Mark Johnson, Bob Rankin, Don Beachamp, Todd Schaaf. Their agenda was presented and discussed.

Todd Schaaf made a motion to allow the Brand Marketing Committee to finalize the operating agreement with North Star Graphics for subsequent final review and approval by the AFTCA executive Committee. Eli Richardson seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Requirements for raising entry fees or adding grounds fees were discussed. After some discussion it was determined there should not be grounds fees added to the entry fee. It was stated that all National Amateur entry fees should be raised due to expenses associated with prices going up hosting these championship.President Stallings asked if there was a motion  that it be acceptable to raise entry fees. Mark Johnson so moved and Ray Black seconded. All were in favor

Secretary Huffman explained the price of Bruce Fox plaques were going up considerably. After a brief discussion it was determined the sponsorship committee would look into the Bruce Fox plaques pricing and advise the board on the best direction in monetary efforts going forward.

With no further discussion the meeting was adjourned at 2:30.

Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America, Inc.

Open meeting via conference call

President Rick Stallings called the meeting to order at 5:15 PM

David Williams entertained a motion to accept the reading of the minutes. Ric Peterson seconded the motion.

The various committee chairmen and Secretary Huffman gave their reports for the Financial, Insurance, Membership, Land Tax, Sponsorship, 20th Century Fund and Brand marketing committee.

President Rick Stallings recapped old business and new business of the trustee meeting held June 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM.

Nominating Committee Chairman Sean Derrig presented the following candidates for trustee by region.

Region 2, Chris Catanzarite; Region3, Gary Winall; Region 5, Tony King; Region 6, David Williams; Region 8, Brandon Johnson; Region 16, Larron Copeland; Region 19, Frank LaNasa. 3rd Vice President, Larron Copeland; 2nd Vice President Ric Peterson; 1st Vice President, Tony King; President, Frank LaNasa.

Eli Richardson made a motion to accept the recommendations of the trustees and executive board seconded by Bob Rankin.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:40 PM.