Motion for vote: February 4, 2020

Motion to accept Seacoast Working Dogs as a full AWMA member club.

Poll closed February 18, 2020 and passed.

Yes Anne Camper, Christopher Smith, Katie Finlay, Randall Hoadley, Annie Wildmoser, Christina Hansel, Jill Lyden, Katie Smart

Motion for vote: February 4, 2020

Motion to accept Allgemeiner as a full AWMA member club

Poll closed February 18, 2020 and passed.

Yes Anne Camper, Katie Finlay, Olga Baram, Randall Hoadley, Annie Wildmoser, Christina Hansel, Michelle Kutelis, Jill Lyden, Katie Smart

Motion for vote: January 27, 2020

Lonestar Working Dog Club as full AWMA club

Poll closed February 10 and passed

Yes Anne Camper, Randall Hoadley, Olga Baram, Annie Wildmoser, Jill Lyden, Michelle Kutelis, Christina Hansel, Katie Smart

Motion for vote: January 27, 2020

OG Pablo as full AWMA club

Poll closed February 10 and passed

Yes Yes Anne Camper, Carol Karchnak, Randall Hoadley, Annie Wildmoser, Jill Lyden, Katie Smart

 

BOI: Karchnak vs Camper/Ellison/All Canine Working Dog Club

The Board of Inquiry received a complaint dated November 3, 2019 sent by certified mail by Secretary Kim Yeager on November 20, 2019.
The complaint was filed by Mr. Tim Karchnak on behalf of the World Championship/National Events Committee against Ms. Anne Camper, Mr. Monty Ellison, and All Canine Working Dog Club. The charge was that the championship field was made available for use prior to the official practice time.

As per established processes regarding conflict of interest, no one in any of the clubs that involve the person issuing the complaint or the accused can participate in the process. This required that BOI members Mr. Monty Ellison and Mr. Diamond Hansel recuse themselves, and AWMA board members Ms. Anne Camper, Mr. Christopher Smith, Ms. Annie Wildmoser, Ms. Carol Karchnak, and Ms. Katie Finlay were not involved in any of the discussions or voting. The BOI involved in hearing the case included Ms. Dana Miller, Ms. Natalia Balabanov, and Ms. Tyler Peabody.

The bylaws have different provisions for charges against clubs and individuals. The BOI did not meet the 60-day timeline against the club.

The BOI found All Canine Working Dog Club to not be at fault.
The BOI found Ms. Anne Camper to not be at fault.
The BOI found a relevant case against Mr. Monty Ellison with a split decision.

The AWMA Executive Board members who did not have a conflict of interest met by phone on February 9, 2020. By a majority (3/2) vote, the decision was not sustained against Mr. Ellison.