Motion for vote: September 12, 2018

Motion to accept revised policy for FMBB points for 2019 to include 1 point for finishing in the top 10 in the FMBB Cup and to change the date for the point system to the calendar year.

Carol Karchnak, Katie Finlay

Yes
Linda Guidry
Katie Finlay
Glenn Stephenson
Donna McGinnis
Anne Camper
Michelle Kutelis
Carol Karchnak
 
Did not vote
Christopher Smith
Vicki Keller
Waine Singleton
 
Poll closed September 27, 2018 and passed
 

Motion for vote: August 8, 2018

Vote to accept bylaws change for club dues renewal date from January 1 to July 1

Poll closed August 23, 2018 and passed
 
 

Motion for vote: July 24, 2018

Move to accept Freedom Working Dogs as a full member club of the AWMA

Donna McGinnis, Katie Finlay

Yes
Vicki Keller
Donna McGinnis
Glenn Stephenson
Carol Karchnak
Waine Singleton
Anne Camper
Linda Guidry
Michelle Kutelis
Katie Finlay
 
Did not vote
Christopher Smith
 
Poll closed and motion passed August 8, 2018

Motion for vote: June 22, 2017

Motion that Hells Kitchen Schutzhund Club be fully approved as an AWMA club.

Les Flores, Donna McGinnis

Yes
Les Flores
Donna McGinnis
Vicki Keller
Carol Karchnak
Anne Camper
Michele Kutelis
 
Did not vote
Christopher Smith
Katie Finlay
Waine Singleton
Glenn Stephenson
Linda Guidry
 
Poll closed July 7 and passed.

 

Board of Inquiry, Waine Singleton

The Board of Inquiry received a complaint by Certified Mail sent out Jan 31, 2018 of abusive behavior by member, and AWMA Probationary Judge, Waine Singleton on Social Media. The complaint was filed by AWMA President Anne Camper. The complaint stated that on Jan 10, 2018 Waine Singleton had engaged in threatening and abusive language on Face Book directed at several women. The conduct originated from a post where Waine Singleton was accused of plagiarism. Two women who are not members of the AWMA but of IPO breed organizations, contacted President Anne Camper, and made a complaint of profanity, name calling and comments they perceived as threats.

The Board reviewed a copy of the complaint, various screen shots and the response of Waine Singleton of the charges. After reviewing the provided information it was determined that Waine Singleton had posted the message on his page not acting as an AWMA officer or Judge, but as Waine Singleton with good intentions as a message to the IPO community. Other people on social media including the original complainants posted that the quote was plagiarized and the author not given credit .

Waine Singleton according to the screen shots responded with profanity and name calling. According to the response of Waine Singleton he was deleting posts to him that he felt were attacking his character. These posts were not seen in the materials provided because they were deleted. The Board did review the provided responses and came to an agreement of action to be recommended by the Board.

Under AWMA Judges Requirements 5 (a) Judges Conduct it states " A judge is a representative of AWMA on and off the field at all times." The Board felt that the profanity which was used in two separate posts on Face Book by Waine Singleton directed at persons in the IPO community over this incident was not the proper behavior of an AWMA Judge or Officer. The board did weigh in on the contributions to the sport and the AWMA that Waine Singleton contributes.

The Board recommends that the AWMA Judging license of Waine Singleton be suspended for 30 days and he be reprimanded.

Suspension commenced on February 20, 2018.