Board of Inquiry, Christopher Smith

The Board of Inquiry received a compliant by certified mail of sexual harassment and conduct unbecoming an officer and not in the best interests of the AWMA and the AWDF filed by Angie Stark against Christopher Smith.  The complaint also referenced behavior associated with racism. The provided documentation consisted of screenshots of Facebook posts.

One BOI member was recused because they are in the same club as the person named in the complaint.  The alternate served in their place.

After reviewing the charges filed by Ms. Angie Stark, the AWMA Board of Inquiry unanimously concluded that all charges were without merit for the following reasons:

  1. The BOI Committee found that there was no evidence to substantiate the charge of unsportsmanlike conduct.
  2. The BOI Committee found that there was no evidence to substantiate the charge of sexual harassment.
  3. The BOI Committee found that there was no evidence to substantiate the charge of racism.
  4. The BOI Committee recommends no further action is needed on these charges.

Submitted on April 9, 2019

No further action will be taken.

Motion for vote: March 18, 2019

Motion to accept Pure Michigan Dogsports as a full member club of the AWMA.  Waine Singleton, Kim Yeager

9 yes

Poll closed April 2 and motion passed.

Motion for vote: February 19, 2019

Motion to adopt the policy on helper selection for the AWMA IGP Championship.  Kim Yeager, Carol Karchnak

7 yes
2 no
 
Poll closed March 6 and passed.

Motion for vote: February 19, 2019

Motion to accept Natalia Balabanov into the apprentice judge program.  Glenn Stephenson, Jim Downey

10 yes

Closed March 6 and passed

Motion for vote: February 8, 2019

Motion that helpers for the AWMA IGP Championshp must be members of the AWMA.  Carol Karchnak, James Downey

5 yes 2 no  ERROR ON DATABASE, CANNOT ACCESS NAMES

Closed February 22 and passed.