The meeting was called to order by President Vicki Hudgins at 2:47pm CT. Those in attendance were Vicki Hudgins, Mindy Gardner, Karen Rolofson, Juldie Bohmer, and Rene Taylor.
The President requested that seat selection be the first item addressed by the Board. Those in attendance agreed, and the following seat selections were made:
Vicki Hudgins – President
Mindy Gardner – Vice President
Juldie Bohmer – Secretary
Rene Taylor – Treasurer
Karen Rolofson – Director
Discussion on the topic of ending Membership in CHSA was revisited from the September, 2015 Board Meeting. It was decided that an attorney or other specialist would be contacted to review the Bylaws and see if it was even possible to do this and what would be required to complete the process. Rene Taylor was asked to handle this and report her findings to the Board. It was additionally agreed that no change to Membership would be made without the consent of the Membership. All BOD members present voted in favor.
The Board Discussed the need for increased protection of CHSA records and the DNA Database and decided it was in the best interest of the CHSA to suspend the practice of giving full copies of DNA results to horse owners. It was decided that a copy showing confirmation that sire and dam were qualified would be sent to the owners instead. All BOD members present voted in favor.
There was brief discussion on updating the CHSA FaceBook presence. Rene Taylor mentioned that it might serve the CHSA better if we were able to change or open a new FaceBook page that would be informational only and there would be no audience posting or discussions as there are already several Caspian pages for that. The issue was tabled for a later discussion.
Vicki Hudgins moved that the meeting be closed at 4:05pm. Mindy Gardner seconded. All present agreed.
The CHSA Board of Directors met by telephone on July 27, 2016. The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm. After several attempts were made to reach Juldie Bohmer by Phone, the Board proceeded without her. Those in attendance were Rene Taylor, Mindy Gardner, and Vicki Hudgins.
Officer Reports were suspended due to the meeting being held by phone.
ICS Council cancelled its vote for proposed changes to the ICS Constitution in April due to a request for changes to the wording by two Societies. The changes were made and a new request for a vote was issued by the ICS. After review and discussion, the three Board members present voted to uphold their original decision to file a vote of Abstention on all items.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:52PM.
The CHSA Board of Directors met by telephone meeting on March 23, 2016. The meeting was called to order by President Vicki Hudgins at 7PM Central time. Those in attendance were Vicki Hudgins, Mindy Gardner, Juldie Bohmer, and Rene Taylor.
All Officer Reports and Old Business were suspended due to the meeting being held by phone.
The items for discussion were the request from ICS for a vote on Purposed changes to the ICS Constitution and discussion on how best to handle the ICS’s request for the distribution of an international Caspian Census.
After review and discussion on the purposed ICS Constitution changes, a vote was requested by Rene Taylor to file a vote of Abstention on all of the purposed changes. This was seconded by Vicki Hudgins. All four Board members voted in favor of abstention.
The ICS request for distribution of a Census form to Membership was reviewed and discussed. After lengthy discussion it was suggested by Mindy Gardner to mail a revised version of the Census form to the Membership with the April Registry update. The CHSA office would receive the returned forms and forward them on to Livestock Conservancy to be tallied and sent on to ICS. This was seconded by Rene Taylor. All four Board Members voted in favor of this action.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:47pm.
The February 2016 Board meeting was held by email. The Consent Agenda was approved by the following Board Members Vicki Hudgins, Rene Taylor, Mindy Gardner. No response was received from Juldie Bohmer.