THE KENNEL UNION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF KUSA HELD AT 13H00 ON TUESDAY, 18 AUGUST 2020, VIA SKYPE
1. ATTENDANCE, APOLOGIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Via Skype: Mr RB Jenkins (BJ) (Chair), Brig Gen NJ du Preez (NdP) (Vice-Chair), Mr M Alberts (MA),
Mrs Y Jefferies (YJ)
Staff in Attendance: Mrs P Midgley (PM) (General Manager), Mr K Farmer (KF) (Office Manager), Mrs A Bastick (AB) (Club Affairs), Mrs Z Petersen (ZP) (Administrator).
Apologies: Mrs S Meyer, Mr MCA Anderson.
The following deaths have been noted with sadness:
Mrs GF Lucas (EC)
Ms EA Ballington (GAU)
Mrs M Scott (GAU)
The Minutes of the meeting held on 21.07.2020 were formally adopted.
3. ANY MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES
3.1 SA Dog Show Manager (Pty) Ltd (Exco 10-19 item 10.2, Exco 11-19 item 3.3, Exco 02-20 item 3.1, Exco 03-20 item 3.1, Exco 04-20 item 3.1, Exco 05-20 item 3.1, Exco 06-20 item 3.1, Exco 07-20 item 3.1)
Follow-up on outstanding monies owed to Clubs.
Any further information will be tabled following the report at the May Meeting that the documents were ready in order to proceed with civil action.
YJ was to liaise with NdP.
3.2 Protection of KUSA Trademark – Registration with CIPC (Exco 01-2020 item 10.2, Exco 02-20 item 3.3, Exco 03.20 item 3.2, Exco 04-20 item 3.2, Exco 05-20 item 3.2, Exco 06-20 item 3.2, Exco 07-20 item 3.2)
Delayed due to COVID-19 contingency plans taking priority .
Work in progress.
3.3 Pinetown GSD Club & ABTC (Exco 03-20 item 9.2.1, Exco 04-20 item 3.4, Exco 05-20 item 3.3, Exco 06-20 item 3.3, Exco 07-20 item 3.3)
Letter circulated 13.03.2020.
MCA advised that a Provco meeting would be held on 21/06/2020 to address any problems and misunderstandings regarding the status of these Clubs within KUSA.
It was further recorded at Exco 06-2020 that it is the responsibility of Exco to ensure that the GSD Liaison Council was functioning in accordance with its Constitution and operating optimally.
BJ requested PM to liaise with Mr Gérard Robinson (GR) on a letter to be sent to the GSDLC by Exco. It was agreed that GR should be approached to represent Exco at any meeting convened by the GSDLC.
A letter to be sent to the GSDLC and its delegates requesting that a Special General Meeting (SGM) of the GSDLC take place no later than Saturday, 22 August 2020, via Skype, or on another virtual platform. In accordance with a decision taken at Exco 06-2020, GR would represent the Executive Committee at the meeting and, in the absence of a Chairman, act as Chairman of the Special General Meeting. Mrs Jenny Hubbard (JH) and, depending on his availability, NdP, will act as co-observers. The Executive Committee directs the adoption of a new Constitution which enumerates the conditions under which it is prepared to continue delegating its powers to the GSDLC.
Any further information will be tabled.
3.4 Use of Prong Collars (Exco 04-2020 item 5.9.2, Exco 05-2020 item 5.9.2, Exco 06-20 item 3.5, Exco 07- 20 item 3.4)
At Exco 04-2020, it was agreed that the notice prepared by the Fedco Portfolio-holder for IGP in conjunction with the KUSA Office be circulated to Clubs and Provincial Councils and posted on the KUSA website. NdP’s input was required to amend the Regulations to make them more stringent, particularly with regard to training classes.
Due to a shuffling of priorities relating to COVID-19, the above-mentioned notice has not yet been circulated and will be sent to Clubs at the appropriate time.
The notice will be circulated once instruction to do so has been received from Fedco Portfolio-holder for IGP.
Any further information will be tabled.
PM reported that the notice has been sent out to all Clubs, National Sub-Committees and Provincial Council Secretaries and will be placed on the KUSA Website and Facebook page.
4. KUSA OFFICE
4.1 Office Report
Report attached to agenda.
After discussion the Office Report was approved.
Reports for July 2020 attached to agenda.
After discussion, the Financial Reports for July 2020 were approved.
5.1 DISCIPLINARY SUB-COMMITTEE
5.1.1 DSC Workshop (Exco 01-2020 item 5.1.2, Exco 02-2020 Item 5.1.2, Exco 03-2020 item 5.1.1, Exco 04- 2020 item 5.1.1, Exco 05-2020 item 5.1.1, Exco 06-2020 item 5.1.1, Exco 07-20 item 5.1.1)
NdP undertook to produce a manual after the lockdown, with the assistance of BJ, for the information of DSC members. Thereafter a Skype meeting will be arranged.
Work in progress.
5.2.1 Applications for Second Championship Shows - Nil
5.2.2 Schedule 3 Reg 14 – Exclusion of Dogs & Reg 19.8
184.108.40.206 Temporary Exclusion Order (TEO) ( Exco 01-2020 item 220.127.116.11, Exco 02-2020 item 18.104.22.168, Exco 03- 2020 item 22.214.171.124, Exco 04-2020 item 126.96.36.199, Exco 05 -.2020 item 188.8.131.52 Exco 06-2020 item 184.108.40.206, Exco 07-2020 item 220.127.116.11)
KF to arrange a Skype meeting to discuss the revised TEO Procedure ‘final’ document circulated by BJ on 01.04.2020. All existing forms and constitutional references are to be circulated to Exco members prior to the Skype meeting to be arranged for September. KF to set date and circulate to Exco for acceptance .
Work in progress.
5.2.4 OTHER CLUB / SHOW MATTERS
COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER - SHOW STATUS
AB reported that the KUSA Office has had a few requests from Clubs to reinstate shows.
PM and NdP to liaise with JH and GR, who are the Federal Council members in contact with DALRRD, on how to go about gaining clarity on whether shows may be reinstated .
5.2.5 KUSA Classic
All the 2020 KUSA Classic Events have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19. BJ will report on any further information from the Task Team established to consider the allocation of new Show Dates.
5.3 JUDGES EDUCATION COUNCIL (JEC)
5.4.1 KUSA BREED JUDGES LEARNING PROGRAMME EXAMINATION RESULTS.
The following Learner Judges were successful in passing PAPER 2 of the above Examination for the Groups indicated and may now judge at Championship Show Level:
Mrs T. Austen - Utility Group
Mrs N. Hartig - Hound Group
Mr K. Young - Utility Group
The following Learner Judges were successful in passing PAPER 1 of the above Examination:
Miss L. Smook – KUSA Regulations & Canine Physiology
Mr A. Theophanous - Canine Physiology
Mrs J. Botes-Erasmus - Junior Showmanship
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE ABOVE CANDIDATES!
Noted with congratulations.
5.7 WORKING TRIALS (CLASSIC) & WORKING UTILITY DOG (WUD )
5.8 FIELD TRIALS
5.8.1 Unconfirmed Minutes of FTLC meeting held via Skype on 28/07/2020.
5.10 DOG JUMPING
5.11.1 The following Judge’s report has been approved by the Provincial Council Sub-Committee:
Miss K. Sargent (KZN) Bluff Dog Club – Non-Championship Show – 30 June 2019
Noted with congratulations.
5.13.1 Unconfirmed Minutes of the Flyball NSC held via Zoom on 17/07/2020.
5.14 APTITUDE TESTING
5.15 TEMPERAMENT TESTING – HEALTH
5.16 TRACKING TRIALS (TT)
5.17 DOG DANCING
5.18 NEW DOGSPORT – RALLY OBEDIENCE
5.19.1 Communications sent to Fedco Members:
15.06.20 FCI European Section Show, Celje (SI), 9-11 October 2020 & COVID-19.
21.07.20 Minutes of the Online Meeting of the FCI Dog Dancing Commission 4-5 July 2020.
23.07.20 Death of oldest FCI All-Breed International Judge, Mr Tibor Lovrencic, from Croatia (17.10.1917. - 01.07.2020).
23.07.20 FCI Commission - Breeding - Next Meeting 19/09/2020: Reminder.
28.07.20 FCI World Championship of Dog Dancing - 2022: Paris.
29.07.20 Minutes of the online meeting of the FCI Commission for Education and Public Relations Saturday, 11 July 2020.
03.08.20 More information regarding the FCI World Championships - Dog Dancing 2021 – 2022 – 2023 and European Open Championships 2021 – 2022.
07.08.20 Ukrainian Kennel Union: Suspension Notice - Mr Oleksandr Bereza.
11.08.20 Ukrainian Kennel Union: Suspension Notice - Mrs Yuliana Antonenko.
6. BREED COUNCILS/LIAISON COUNCILS – Nil
7. AREA REPORTS
7.1 DISTRICTS OF GAUTENG & SURROUNDS PROVINCIAL COUNCIL - Nil
7.2 KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
7.2.1 Unconfirmed Minutes of a meeting of KZNPC held on 09/06/2020 via Zoom
Circulated on 21/07/2020
7.3 NORTHERN AREAS PROVINCIAL COUNCIL - Nil
7.4 WESTERN CAPE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
7.4.1 Unconfirmed Minutes of a meeting of the WCPC held on the 18/05/2020 via Webex.
7.5 EASTERN CAPE & BORDER PROVINCIAL COUNCIL - Nil
7.6 FREE STATE & NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
7.6.1 Unconfirmed Minutes of FS&NCPC meeting held on the 23/06/2020 via Skype.
Circulated on 28/07/2020.
8. ELECTION OF KENNEL UNION MEMBERS IN TERMS OF ARTICLE 10(1)
8.1 18 New Members and 45 Members (lapsed) were elected.
9. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
9.1 Applications for Affiliation/Closure – Nil
9.2 Amendments to Club Constitutions
9.2.1 Pomeranian Club of Gauteng
At its AGM held 12 June 2020, the Club submitted its new Constitution for approval. Members agreed to adopt the revised KUSA Specimen Club Constitution in its entirety as requested by Federal Council.
(See Constitution attached).
9.3 Schedule 2 Reg. 4.6 & 4.7 Dispensation for Registration - Nil
Schedule 2 Reg. 4.10 Additional puppy - Nil
9.4 Schedule 2 Reg. 9 Amendments to Register - Nil
9.5 Schedule 3 Regulations 38.3.2 and 38.4 Veterinary Certificates – Nil
9.6 Schedule 2 Reg.12 (12.1 to 12.5) Adjudication for registration
9.6.1 The new Regulations were published in February 2020, with effective date 1 April 2020
Regulation 12.3 Third litter whelped within 18 months:
Staffordshire Bull Terrier : Dam – Lacosanostra Nicoletti - Reg No. - ZA016483B16- DOB – 16/10/2016.
Breeder - Mr MH Hoek.
Jack Russell Terrier : Dam - Heatherbell Dream Come True – Reg No. - ZA016422B15 – DOB - 26/07/2015.
Breeder - Mrs HJ vd Vyver
Not approved. Sworn Affidavit required.
French Bulldog : Dam – Achlinve Una Libby of Maluko - Reg No. - ZA003186B17 - DOB - 28/08/2016
Breeder – Mrs JM Justino.
Poodle (Toy) : Dam – Waylor Ziva – Reg no. ZA014374B17 - DOB – 08/07/2017.
Breeder - Mrs L Davoren.
Miniature Schnauzer - Dam – Lynville Holys Misstammy - Reg no. - ZA001052B17 - DOB - 14/10/2016
Breeder – Mrs LC Nel.
Spaniel (English Springer) : Dam –Hewville Brandy Snap. - Reg no - ZA031371B13 - DOB - 24/10/2012
Spaniel (English Springer): Dam – Hewville Cola Bear – Reg No - ZA031370B13- DOB – 24/10/2012
Breeder - Mrs ML Somerville.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier: Dam – Skayla Dynamite Kid – Reg No - ZA051157B14 - DOB - 30/05/2017
Breeder - Mrs LC Joubert.
Hungarian Vizsla: Dam – Dewanze Serbia – Reg No - ZA012445B16 – DOB - 09/09/2014
Breeder - Mr D Janse van Vuuren.
French Bulldog: Dam – Von Hanrick Bailey – Reg No - ZA009752B17 – DOB - 26/06/2017
Breeder - Mr HJ Kruger.
Dobermann: Dam – Raconti Toffi – Reg No - ZA001807B17 – DOB - 06/11/2016
Breeder - Mr M Diedericks.
Dachshund Miniature Smooth Haired: Dam - Izmari Britney of Crome – Reg No – ZA007310B17 – DOB - 22/02/2017
Breeder - Mrs SM.Cronjé.
Miniature Schnauzer: Dam - Glanleo Cleo of Starwellco– Reg No. – ZA010160B17 - DOB - 02/06/2017
Breeder – Mrs M Griessel.
Miniature Schnauzer: Dam - Montsoliter Pippa – Reg No. – ZA00247418 - DOB - 02/06/2017
Breeder – Mrs R Botha.
9.6.2 Regulation 12.4. More than 5 litters whelped by Dam
Yorkshire Terrier: Dam – Sagira Luna of Charcloe - Reg No. - ZA016535B12 - DOB: 25/01/2012
Breeder – Mrs PM Cloete.
Rhodesian Ridgeback: Dam – Kulima Lady Lola - Reg No. - ZA010745B15 – DOB: 04/02/2015
Breeder – Mrs LT de Waal.
Poodle (Toy): Dam – Waylor Bonnie - Reg No. - ZA047697B14 - DOB: 04/06/2014
Poodle (Toy): Dam – Waylor Lava - Reg No. - ZA001876B16 - DOB: 11/10/2015
Breeder – Mrs L Davoren.
French Bulldog: Dam – Prada of Van Willmich - Reg No. - ZA001060C16 - DOB: 25/08/2014
Breeder – Mrs MA van Niekerk.
French Bulldog: Dam – Edmondo Nina Ricci of Thalmache - Reg No. - ZA048815B14 - DOB: 30/06/2014
Breeder – Mrs TS Cloete
9.6.3 Regulation 12.5. Litters whelped by Dam older than 8 years of age.
Rhodesian Ridgeback: Glenaholm Johjo – Reg No. – ZA053621B10 - DOB: 05/08/2010.
Breeder – Mrs LT McCarthy
Pomeranian: Dam - Dorolinda Sandy Singalong of Oliemay– Reg No. – ZA002746B12 - DOB: 25/11/2011.
Breeder – Mrs PO Meyer.
Exco requested PM to draft a proposal to petition Fedco via round robin to request that a window period be granted and to obtain clarity in respect of the grounds on which approval or rejection of requests for dispensation may be considered.
9 .7 Schedule 2 Reg 4.10
Miniature Schnauzer: Litter whelped 10/05/2020 one (1) puppy, breeder Mrs AJ Brink
9.8 Kennel Name Application – WC Sim
Application received from Mr WC Sim for the registration of Kennel Name “Northwind”, previously registered in the name of Mr DK Riley. Mr Riley’s membership application was rejected at Exco 03-2020 and the Northwind Affix subsequently lapsed on 30/04/2020, making the Kennel Name available to other KUSA members as from 31/05/20, provided there were no conflicts and subject to Exco’s prior approval.
This application was unanimously accepted, obviously subject to the required checks being done by the KUSA Office on the FCI Affix database to ensure that this Affix, or a substantially similar one, was not registered with the FCI.
Not approved. The Affix is listed on the FCI database as a registered FCI Kennel Name.
10.1 PM advised that she will not be available to attend the Exco meetings as of September 2020 as all her time will be dedicated to the K9 Admin System upgrade. KF will continue to officiate in her absence until such time that the project has been completed.
11. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Tues 22 Sept. 2020 at 13h00.
Fedco Meetings 2020:
November 28 & 29.
There being no further business, the Meeting closed at 14h24 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.