Board of Inquiry, Christopher Smith
- Created: 11 April 2019 11 April 2019
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:
- The BOI Committee found that there was no evidence to substantiate the charge of unsportsmanlike conduct.
- The BOI Committee found that there was no evidence to substantiate the charge of sexual harassment.
- The BOI Committee found that there was no evidence to substantiate the charge of racism.
- The BOI Committee recommends no further action is needed on these charges.
Submitted on April 9, 2019
No further action will be taken.
Board of Inquiry, Waine Singleton
- Created: 23 February 2018 23 February 2018
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.
What does the AWMA do for you?
- Created: 30 January 2018 30 January 2018
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD GIVEN TO IVAN BALABANOV AT THE 2017 AWMA IPO CHAMPIONSHIP
- Created: 28 November 2017 28 November 2017
There are several longstanding and important contributors to the success of the working Malinois in the United States. Their commitment has been both vital to the growth of the Malinois within the sport, as well as the prominence of the breed as a winning dog. They have reflected well on the breed and this organization and should be recognized for their efforts.
A lifetime achievement award is an excellent way for this organization to demonstrate thanks and offer recognition to the people who have made a positive impact on the breed and the sport.
Ivan Balabanov is one such person. Over the past 20 years Mr. Balabanov has committed himself to the working Malinois. As a competitor he has won numerous championships, represented the US expertly in international competition and consistently demonstrated the breed’s unique and compelling nature in competition. As a breeder he has produced countless dogs that have gone on not only to earn titles, but win championships themselves.
His contribution is longstanding, his impact tremendous. Bestowing the inaugural AWMA Lifetime Achievement Award upon him sets a high bar for those to come.
FMBB Uniform Sponsors
- Created: 04 March 2017 04 March 2017
- Created: 09 May 2016 09 May 2016
Our first newsletter in a while is now available online! Thank you Katie Finlay for your hard work on this!
And thank you all for your support of AWMA!
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2016 FMBB team
- Created: 25 April 2016 25 April 2016
2016 AWMA FMBB team members!
|01-33-01||Ivan Balabanov||Ebor ot Vitosha||USA|
|01-33-02||Samantha Almeida||Lola van het Dreiland||USA|
|01-33-03||Benny Barmapov||Insane van de Berlex-Hoeve||USA|
|01-33-04||Susan Miller||Leo vom Rheurdter Land||USA|
|01-33-05||Cynthia Wiley||Callaway Cam ot Vitosha||USA|
|01-33-06||Steve Gregalunas||Quade ot Vitosha||USA|
- Created: 23 April 2016 23 April 2016
AWMA members - you will be receiving email reminders about your membership renewals. Our membership year begins June 1. It is convenient to renew through Zooza and remit on line. If you are not currently a member but have or support the working Malinois, consider joining us. Dues are reasonable at $30/year with reduced cost for families and free youth membership.
AWDF High Team
- Created: 17 April 2016 17 April 2016
Team AWMA is amazing at the AWDF. Ivan and Ebor HIT 287, 3rd Steve Gregalunas and Quade 281, 4th Tim Karchnack and Goose 279, 5th Bridget Carlson and Moolah 278. Mario Gomes with his GSD Caribou was second with 284. Congrats to everyone!
High team at at the AWDF - team AWMA!
- Created: 05 April 2016 05 April 2016
2016 AWMA National Championship
- Created: 01 April 2016 01 April 2016
The 2016 AWMA IPO Championship will be held October 13-16 in Saco, Maine. Host club is Southern Maine Working Dogs and the contact is Monty Ellison. It is anticipated that all tracking will be on Friday, October 14 and stadium work on Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16. The host hotel is the Wagon Wheel Motel. For reservations contact Cynthia Morse at 2017-2015-0063 and mention AWMA2016. Cost is $65/night. Website is www.2016awma.com.