2017-05 Exco Minutes

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THE KENNEL UNION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF KUSA HELD ON TUESDAY 23 RD MAY 2017 AT 13H00 VIA TELECONFERENCE

1 ATTENDANCE, APOLOGIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Via telecon:

RB Jenkins (Vice-Chair), R Juckes, NJ du Preez, DC Sparg.

Clr Zeeman was available for part of the meeting.

Staff in attendance: Mrs P Midgley, Miss SA Thornberry (Secretary), Mrs A Bastick and Miss D Rosier

Apologies: Clrs CJL Griffith & L Wilson

The following recent deaths were recorded with sadness:

David Harrison (formerly of Gauteng – Judge and breeder of Bull Terriers, former member of Exco and Vice-Chairman of the former Transvaal Provincial Council of KUSA.

Aily Hopewell (KZN) – well known in the Working Trials community.

2. MINUTES

The Minutes of the meeting held on 18.04.2017 were formally adopted.

3. ANY MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES

3.1 DNA Profiling/Parentage Verification (Exco 10-15 item 10.5; Exco 11-2015 item 3.7; Exco 11-2015 item 3.7; Exco 01-2016 item 3.5; Exco 02-2016 item 3.3; Exco 04-2016 item 3.3, Exco 11-2016 item 3.2, Exco 02-2017 item 3.2, Exco 03-2017 item 3.1, Exco 04-2017 item 3.1)

Proposal to be discussed at June 2017 Fedco informal meeting.

Noted.

3.2 Hot Weather Policy at Dog Shows – Code of Ethics (Exco 04-2016 item 3.7, Exco 07-2016 item 3.4, Exco 11-2016 item 3.3, Exco 03-2017, item 3.2, Exco 04-2017 item 3.2)

Proposed amendment to Schedule 9 Code of Ethics to be recommended to Fedco.

Noted.

3.3 Terms of Reference for Provincial Sub-Committees (Exco 07-2016 – item 3.10, Exco 09-2016 item 3.8, Exco 11-2016 item 3.5, Exco 02-2017 item 3.4, Exco 03-2017 item 3.3, Exco 04-2017 item 3.3)

Mr Shortland has been asked to submit a flow chart to make it easier for sub-committees to understand.

Noted.

3.4 Schedule 3 Regulation 14 – Exclusion of Dogs (Exco 04-2016 item 9.7, Exco 05-16 item 9.7. Exco 07-2016 item 3.6, Exco 10-2016 item 3.6, Exco 11-2016 item 3.6, Exco 02-2017 item 3.5, Exco 03- 2017 item 3.4)

Proposed amendments to be recommended to Fedco.

Noted.

3.5 Membership Renewals (Exco 02-2017 item 4.1, Exco 03-2017 item 3.9, Exco 04-2017 item 3.6)

Following Fedco 12-2016, Exco was asked to give consideration to the question whether Members have to sign and submit a membership renewal application form each year when their membership is renewed? The applicable forms were then sent to NdP and RZ to peruse and report back.

Carried forward from previous meeting.

NdP’s recommendation that only persons whose membership had lapsed, should be required to sign and submit membership application form was agreed.

3.6 Judging Criteria – Age (Exco 02-2017 item 5.11.3, Exco 03-2017 item 3.10, Exco 04-2017 item 3.7)

For discussion at Fedco 06-2017.

Noted.

3.7 Centres (Exco 02-17 item 9.1), Exco 03-17 item 3.13, Exco 04-2017 item 3.10)

(For discussion at Fedco meeting.)

Further to investigation in the office on Centres for Champion Status, it appears that some Clubs were not allocated a Centre and we hereby table the following Clubs for confirmation

of their Centres:

Beagle Association (NAPC) - There is no other Beagle Club & the Group Club and Scent Hound Clubs are West.

Boerboel Club of Gauteng (NAPC) - W & H Breeds Club is East

Rainbow Hungarian Vizsla Club (DOGSPC) - The Gundog Club is East

Working Retriever Club of Gauteng (DOGSPC) [Field Trial Club] (not required for Champion Status, however all the other FT Clubs have been allocated a Centre.)

In the ensuing discussion, Article 8.5 was noted:

“In the event of the Federal Council granting affiliation to the applicant, it may do so unconditionally or conditionally, and subject to such amendments to the applicant’s title, constitution and rules as it shall then impose and it shall nominate the centre within which such Club shall operate.”

Further noted that the affiliation of Clubs has been delegated by the Fedco to the Exco. Discussion indicated that the decision should lie either with the Exco or the Provco, and the office will implement.

It was further noted that this matter is on the Fedco agenda for discussion.

Noted and deferred.

Carry forward to next agenda.

(A report by the Club Affairs Dept was attached to the agenda.)

4. KUSA OFFICE

4.1 Office Report

Appendix Register Levels 2 & 3

Amendments to Schedule 2 became effective 01.05.2017.

New registers introduced – Appendix Register level 2; Appendix Register level 3;

Emerging Breed Register (replaces Foundation Stock Register)

Development Register has been closed. (Replaced by Appendix register level 2 & 3)

A few things still to be finalised:

Application Forms to be amended & posted on the KUSA website

Fees (Schedule 7) to be determined by F edco at June meeting.

New registers to be added to the K9 Admin system.

Noted.

Breed Grand Champion applications

Effective 01.04.2017.

In April 2017 the first Breed Grand Champion applications were processed. Applications are being processed in order of the date applications were received by the KUSA Office. The verification process takes time, as effectively have to check up to 50 different results per each application.

Noted.

Office Staff:

Mrs Cindie Permall (Data Capture Department) resumed duties after being booked off for close to two months by her doctor after ankle surgery that did not heal. Exceeded sick leave entitlement.

Workman Compensation Fund Claim. Accident happened at work in November 2016.

Mrs Adelaide September (Validation Department) will undergo surgery on the 23 June 2017. Recovery period of 6 weeks is anticipated. (32 years’ service). We will have to re-deploy staff from another department during the period that Mrs September is recovering at home.

Noted.

4.2 FINANCE

Financial Report for April 2017

After discussion, the Financial Report was approved.

5. SUB-COMMITTEES

5.1 DISCIPLINARY SUB-COMMITTEE

Case 06-2015

Deferred pending finalisation of civil case which has been postponed sine die.

Noted.

Two 2017 cases are currently pending.

5.2 SHOWS

5.2.1 Applications for Second Championship Show

5.2.1.1 Pietermaritzburg Kennel Club - 24 September 2017 - Breed & Hcl

The above Club is requesting to host a second Championship Show together with Hibiscus & Margate Kennel Clubs 22-24 September 2017. The Club held a successful second Championship Show with the Garden Show in 2016.

Motivation:

“The Garden Show has been running for 40 years and is very well attended by the public from all over KwaZulu-Natal. This, therefore, promises to be a wonderful opportunity to promote our sport to a great number of people who would not attend a dog show under normal circumstances. In order to get as much exposure as possible we will be joining Margate & Hibiscus Kennel Clubs All Breed Shows thus forming a weekend of Championship Shows.”

All Show returns, penalties, AGM/Financial documents and Affiliation fees have been received.

Approved.

5.2.1.2 Highveld Ridge Bull Terrier Club - 5 November 2017 - Breed

The above Club is requesting to host a second Championship Show to be held with Northern Tvl Bull Terrier Club's second Championship Show which was approved by Exco April 2017.

Western Gauteng & Orion Kennel Clubs will be hosting Open Shows on the 5th November 2017, however, both Clubs have confirmed that they do not have any objection to this Club hosting its Second Championship Shows on this date.

Motivation:

“We will be hosting a second Championship Show with N. Tvl Bull Terrier Club thus holding 2 shows on 1 day. This will give breeders and owners a last opportunity for the year to win CC points under specialist Judges as well as a chance to still qualify for the Major Trophy Show in February 2018.”

All Show returns, penalties, AGM/Financial documents and Affiliation fees have been received.

Approved.

5.2.1.3 S.A. Ladies Kennel Association - 11 Feb 2018 - Breed, Hcl Show

The above Club is requesting to host a second Championship Show to be held 11 February 2018.

Motivation circulated prior to meeting. All Show returns, penalties, AGM/Financial documents and Affiliation fees have been received.

Approved.

5.2.2 KUSA CLASSIC

5.2.2.1 2017 – KwaZulu-Natal – 26, 27 & 28 May 2017

Arrangements in hand.

Noted.

5.2.2.2 2017 – Working Trials, WUD and TT – Port Elizabeth – 14-17th July 2017 – Nationals and Championship Show

Arrangements in hand.

Noted.

5.2.2.3 2018 - Free State & N Cape – 2&3 June 2018

The above Provco has been given until end of June to submit budget.

Carry forward to next agenda.

5.2.2.4 2018 – KUSA National Disciplines – FS&NC Provco

KUSA CLASSIC - 2018 - Free State & N. Cape - 2 & 3 June 2018 (Breed)

KUSA CLASSIC - 2018 - Free State & N. Cape - 4-6 August 2018 (Working Disciplines)

Disciplines to be organised by Mr F. Mostert.

Note: Budget awaited.

Carry forward to next agenda.

5.2.2.5 2019 –Gauteng

The request for this event to be hosted by Gauteng is to be reviewed in light of the existing policy that Provcos are invited to make such applications.

This was deferred until after Fedco informal meeting at which a flowchart referred to in item 5.2.5.6 will be discussed.

Carry forward to next agenda.

5.2.2.6 Proposal for Procedure for KUSA Classic Events

Flowchart circulated with previous agenda for discussion at Fedco informal meeting.

Carry forward to next agenda.

5.3 JUDGES – BREED

5.3.1 The following Judge has completed KUSA requirements and is licensed for the Group/s as listed:

Ms C Gilmour (WC) (Terrier Group)

Noted with congratulations.

5.4 HANDLERS - nil

5.5 OBEDIENCE

5.5.1 The following Judges completed the KUSA requirements and have been accepted as

Obedience Judges:

Mrs J. De Kinderen (WC)

Mrs S. van Rhyn (WC)

Noted with congratulations.

5.5.2 The following Judge’s Report has been Scrutinised and approved by the KUSA Scrutineers:

First Report:

Mr G. Bass – C Class – Pinetown German Shepherd Dog Club – Non-Championship Show – 12

March 2017.

Noted with congratulations.

5.6 WORKING TRIALS - nil

5.7 WORKING UTILITY DOG (WUD) - nil

5.8 FIELD TRIALS - nil

5.9 IPO

IPO International Judges (Exco 03-2017 item 5.9.1, Exco 04-17 item 5.9)

The FCI Utility Dog Commission confirmed Mr John Rautenbach has been placed on the

List of International IPO Judges.

Noted.

5.10 DOG JUMPING

5.10.1 Minutes of AGM of National Sub-Committee held on 18.03.2017

Received 03.05.2017 and circulated on 12.05.2017.

Noted.

5.11 CARTING - nil

5.12 AGILITY

5.12.1 The following Judge has been issued an Agility Judge’s License:

Mrs M Killian (GAU)

Noted.

5.13 FLYBALL - nil

5.14 APTITUDE TESTING - nil

5.15 TEMPERAMENT TESTING – HEALTH – nil

5.16 TT – nil

5.17 FCI

5.17.1 Communications sent to Fedco Members:

24.04.17 Minutes of Meeting of FCI General Assembly 30/31 October 2016 – Paris

28.04.17 Minutes of Meeting of FCI Utility Dog Committee 11/12 March 2017 –Meppen

10.05.17 Specifications for Organisation of FCI World Championship & IPO European Open for Tracking Dogs.

11.05.17 New Export Pedigree Certificate –Turkey

Noted.

6. BREED COUNCILS/LIAISON COUNCILS

6.1 SABOX - nil

6.2 Rottweiler Breed Council (RBC) - nil

6.3 German Shepherd Dog Liaison Council

Communication ongoing with regard to definition of a specialist club.

PM reported that following consultation with CG, no Article change was required but that she was awaiting instruction on KUSA’s response.

Carry forward to next agenda.

7. AREA REPORTS

7.1 DISTRICTS OF GAUTENG & SURROUNDS PROVINCIAL COUNCIL

Minutes of Meeting of DOGSPC held on 11.04.2017

Received and circulated on 04.05.2017.

A quorum was present.

Noted.

7.2 KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCIAL COUNCIL

7.2.1 Minutes of Meeting of KZNPC held on 08.04.2017

Received and circulated on 10.05.2017.

A quorum was present.

Item 7 of the above Minutes refers:

In the minutes it was not recorded if they were referring to standard Champion or Grand Champion requirements for Working Disciplines.

For Working Disciplines, QC’s (Qualifying Certificates) no "away points" are required only 3 different judges at 3 shows.

For Working Disciplines - Grand Champion – i.e. requirements are that not more than a certain number are gained in any one Province with a balance gained in at least two other Provinces.

Provinces, meaning KZN, WC, FS, GAU, EC

For the standard Breed Champions we use Centres, i.e. Northern Coastal and Southern Coastal KZN. Pietermaritzburg is in the Northern Coastal Region. If a dog receives a CC at Pietermaritzburg Kennel Club (North), then another at Durban & Districts (which is Southern) it means they have their “away point”.

For Breed Grand Champions they need different Geographical Provinces, i.e. KZN, WC, FS, GAU, EC the same as Working Disciplines.

On the description (see attached) for Grand Champion requirements. For Breed it refers to Geographical Provinces whereas for Working Disciplines simply say "Provinces".

(Attachment circulated with agenda.)

Noted with the comment that people were confusing Provinces with Centres and there was a need to specify what the provinces are on the application form.

7.2.2 Funda Nenja – request from KZNPC for formal recognition by KUSA

Letter attached to agenda and noted that it does not define what form of endorsement or what role KUSA is expected to play.

Further noted that this matter would be discussed at the informal Fedco meeting.

7.3 NORTHERN AREAS PROVINCIAL COUNCIL

Minutes of Meeting of NAPC held on 06.04.2017

Received 04.05.2017 and circulated on 05.05.2017.

Noted.

7.4 WESTERN CAPE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL - nil

7.5 EASTERN CAPE & BORDER PROVINCIAL COUNCIL - nil

7.6 FREE STATE & NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL - nil

8. ELECTION OF KENNEL UNION MEMBERS IN TERMS OF ARTICLE 10(1)

8.1 23 new members and 31 lapsed members were elected.

9. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

9.1 Applications for Affiliation - nil

9.2 Amendments to Club Constitutions

9.2.1 Saint Bernard Association of Northern Gauteng

At its AGM held 29th April 2016, the above Club approved the following amendments to its Club

Constitution.

Delete words in [ ] and insert words underlined:

Clause 20 MEETINGS

C. COMMITTEE MEETINGS

(i) The Committee shall meet for the despatch of business as often as is necessary but not less than once every [two (2)] four (4) months or more frequently per Committee Members requirements. The Secretary shall convene a meeting of the Committee immediately on receipt of a written request signed by at least five (5) members of the Committee and setting out in full the purpose of the meeting.

Approved.

Add new clause:

Clause 21 QUORUMS AT MEETINGS

(a) (iii) With the aim of facilitating communications to a nationally distributed

membership the club and Committee specifically recognises

teleconferencing or other remote conferencing facilities to

count as attendance and be recognised for voting in quorums if

available and provided by the club and committee. This includes, but is

not limited to such facilities as Skype, Teleconferencing, E-mails and

any new electronic method that will come into existence.

Remote teleconferenced attendees will be noted in the minutes as present ‘by

teleconference’ and any votes registered by the same as ‘by teleconference.’

The committee will publish in its notices if such facilities are available and

members must notify the committee their wish to use such facilities.

Deferred pending a clear directive from Fedco with regard to teleconferencing and electronic voting.

Carry forward to next agenda.

9.2.2 Highveld Belgian Shepherd Dog Club

At its AGM held 20th September 2015, the above Club approved the following amendments to its Club

Constitution.

Delete in [ ] and insert words underlined:

Delete entirely:

16.1 TERMS OF OFFICE

[(a) The Committee elected at its first Annual General Meeting held under this Constitution shall at

its first meeting, determine by lot which members being one half of the total membership of

the Committee shall retire from office at the end of the next ensuing Annual General Meeting.

Except for the Committee members thus chosen serve for one year only, all Committee

members shall be elected to serve for a term of two years. All Committee members upon

conclusion of their term of office may offer themselves for re-election provided they remain

eligible otherwise.

(b) The offices of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer shall be

held from the date of appointment thereto until the close of the Annual General Meeting.]

Replace with:

16.1 TERMS OF OFFICE

Except for the Committee members thus chosen to serve for one year only, all Committee members shall be elected to serve for a term of two years.

(a) All Committee members upon conclusion of their term of office may offer themselves for re-election provided they remain eligible otherwise.

(b) The Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer may only stand for re-election for two consecutive terms of office (i.e. maximum of 4 years) where after they must then step down from these designations however, they may be re-elected to serve on the committee. The members who held these designations may be re-elected to these Offices for a further term after a two-year break.

(c) The offices of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer shall be held from the date of appointment thereto until the close of the next Annual General Meeting.

Approved.

9.2.3 Pomeranian Club of Gauteng

At its SGM held 28th January 2017, the above Club approved the following amendment to

it’s Club Constitution.

Delete words in [ ] and insert words underlined:

19 FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS

(a) The financial year of the Club shall be the twelve calendar months ending [the last day of October] 31stDecember in each and every year.

Approved.

9.2.4 North West Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club

At its AGM held 18th February 2017, the above Club approved the following amendments to its Club

Constitution.

Delete words in [ ] and insert words underlined:

7. TRADING AND INCOME

The Club shall not in engage in any activity or transaction which has as its [object] objective, the personal financial gain of any [person or persons or any institution other than the Club] of the Committee Members or personal entities. The income and property of the Club shall be used solely for the pursuit of the Club’s [objects.] objectives as stipulated in point 5. Donations to Charitable Organisations which promotes the image of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed will be reviewed by the Committee from time to time.

20 C COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The committee shall meet for the dispatch of business as often as is necessary, but not less than once every [2 (two)] 3 (three) months, provided that the Secretary shall convene a meeting of the Committee immediately on receipt of a written request signed by at least 3 (three) members of the Committee and setting out in full the purpose of the meeting.

Approved.

9.2.5 Utility Breeds Club of Gauteng

At its SGM held 19th February 2017, the above Club approved the following amendments to its Club

Constitution.

Delete words in [ ] and insert words underlined:

10 c) MEMBERSHIP - delete entirely

[No member of the committee of UBC will be allowed to show, or have shown on their behalf a dog registered in their name at UBC Championship Show.]

20 C COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The committee shall meet for the purpose business as often as is necessary, but not less than once every [two] three months which can include all forms of virtual meetings.

Approved.

9.2.6 West Rand GSD Club & All Breed Training Club

At its AGM held 11th March 2017, the above Club approved the following amendments to its Club

Constitution.

Delete words in [ ] and insert words underlined:

Clause 2. NAME

The name of the Club shall be [West Rand GSD and All Breed Training Club] West Rand GSD Club hereinafter referred to as “The Club”.

Clause 5. OBJECTS

The objects of the Club shall be:

5.1 To promote, encourage, foster and advance the breeding, well-being of and interest in

[working dogs the] German Shepherd Dogs;

Approved.

9.2.7 Cape Bullmastiff Club

At its AGM held 28th January 2017, the above Club approved the following amendments to its Club

Constitution.

Delete words in [ ] and insert words underlined:

Delete entirely:

10 MEMBERSHIP

There shall be [four] two classes of membership, viz:

b (i) [Honorary Life Membership (HLM)

These shall be persons nominated by the unanimous vote of the Committee and subsequently elected at the next Annual General Meeting of the Club by a two-thirds majority of members with voting rights and who are present. Persons nominated for HLM shall be those considered worthy of special recognition for services to the Club, to dog affairs or for outstanding achievement in connection with dogs. An HLM shall enjoy the full privileges of membership of the Club, free of entrance fee and subscription and shall be entitled to vote as an ordinary member.]

[b (iii) Junior Members (JM)

These are members who are attending school for so long as they are attending school. JM’s may

Participate in the discussion of any matter before the Club, but shall not be entitled to vote thereon.]

16 (A) MANAGEMENT OF THE CLUB

Management Committee

The management and control of the Club shall be vested in a Committee consisting of not less than

[six (6)] three (3) and not more than [ten (10)] five (5) Committee members, all of whom shall be:

members of the Club

not less than 18 years of age

elected at an Annual General Meeting

Not agreed – must remain at not less than six(6). (Ref Quorum Clause 21)

Delete entirely:

(B) Terms of Office

[(i) Subject to the further provision of this Clause here under, members of the Committee, other than

non retiring members as defined in the further provisions of this Clause, shall hold office for a

period TWO (2) years.

(ii) Non-retiring members shall be those members designated in accordance with the provisions

of sub-paragraph (iii) below and shall hold office for a period of TWO (2) years only after which

they shall retire.

(iii) At its last meeting before the Annual General Meeting, the Committee shall, by simple majority,

Designate FIVE (5) of its members (who shall not include the Chairman) to be non-retiring

Members.]

20 MEETINGS

Annual General Meeting

A i The Annual General Meeting shall be in [February] January or February of each year in line

the requirements of the Kennel Union of Southern Africa and will follow the closure of the

financial year end of each year, It will be at a date, time and place determined by the Committee.

Special General Meeting

B (ii) When required to consider any matters in terms of this Constitution and if held in terms of

clause 13 c, should a quorum not be present then the [member] matter should be [re-instated]

referred back to the Committee for further management.

(iii) On a requisition (stating clearly in detail the purpose of the meeting) signed by not less than

[ten (10)] five (5) members.

21 QUORUMS AT MEETINGS

a (i) Annual or Special General Meetings shall be [ten (10)] five (5) paid up members of the Club

with voting rights;

Not approved – to be requested to use the standard wording as per the Specimen Club Constitution, i.e. 1.5 times the size of the committee with voting rights.

(ii) Committee Meeting – [five (5)] three (3) paid up and elected members of the Club with voting rights.

Not approved . Club to be requested to use standard wording as per Specimen Club Constitution Clause 21 (a) (ii), i.e. not less than five (5) or one half of the full committee plus one (1).

22 VOTING

E (ii) Members may then submit [postal] votes by e-mail with their particulars being

Confirmed by the data base of the Cape Bullmastiff Club/& Secretary. [which shall be on

a prescribed form and shall be signed by the member and a Commissioner of Oaths who shall

certify thereon that the member has identified himself to the satisfaction of the Commissioner

of Oaths as being the person purporting to cast the postal vote.]

Deferred pending directive from Fedco with regard to electronic voting.

24 DISSOLUTION OF THE CLUB

B No proposal to dissolve the Club shall be considered unless [there are present not less than two thirds]

fifty percent 50% of the members present with voting rights are present and at least twenty six (26%)

[of the Club at the time of such proposal, of whom not less than three-quarters] vote in favour of such a [proposal] close down.

To be carried forward to next meeting in respect of Clauses that were not approved.

9.3 Schedule 2 Reg. 4.6 & 4.7 Dispensation for Registration

Airedale Terrier (Reg. 4.7 Late Registration)

Litter whelped 12 July 2014 breeder Mr AJ Barnett.

Approved.

Bull Terrier (Reg. 4.6 Additional Puppy)

Litter whelped 16 April 2015, breeder Mrs DG Van Wyk.

Note:

“4.6 Notwithstanding the provisions of Regulation 4.3 the Executive Committee shall be empowered, at its discretion, to grant dispensation on good cause shown to permit the registration of a single eligible dog or litter. In the case of application for the registration of an additional puppy to a litter already registered, KUSA reserves the right to request DNA parentage verification for that dog. DNA parentage verification certificates must have the microchip number of the dam, sire(s) and each of the progeny recorded on the certificate.”

Approved. DNA parentage verification was not requested on this occasion but the breeder should be notified that the Exco reserves the right to request this should there be another occurrence.

9.4 Schedule 2 Reg. 9 – Amendment to Registers - nil

9.5 Schedule 3 Regulations 38.3.2 and 38.4 Veterinary Certificates - nil

9.5.1 White Swiss Shepherd Ch Mistymountain Bojangles of Snoweyriver Reg No ZA030581B13, Microchip 4C3F1D5055. KUSA is in receipt of a Veterinary Certificate confirming that the above mentioned canine has lost a maxillary incisor due to an injury and not as result of a genetic fault nor deliberate.

Email and certificate circulated to Exco on 17.05.17.

Accepted.

9.6 Fedco 06-17 Agenda

After a brief discussion, Exco members were in agreement that as most of the matters on the agenda have or will be discussed at Provco level, there was no need to discuss further.

10. GENERAL

10.1 PM drew attention to a recent Sunday Times article regarding a puppy buying scam whereby not only did the victim lose R5000, did not receive a puppy, but also had their id stolen and used to sell more non-existent puppies. Following a request from Radio 702, Clr Robinson provided a statement on behalf of KUSA and would be taking part in a panel discussion on Radio 702.

11. DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Tue 20 June 2017

There being no further business the meeting closed at 13h55 with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

Unless otherwise stated, all decisions taken at this meeting are based on consensus of the members present at this meeting of the EXCO.