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Dogs SA Annual General Meeting Agenda

The Sixty Sixth Annual General Meeting of the members of the South Australian Canine Association Inc will be held at David Roche Park, Cromwell Road Kilburn on Wednesday 07 March 2018 at 8.00 p.m.

AGENDA 

  1. Declare a quorum for the meeting to proceed.
  2. To receive and confirm the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting.
  3. To receive and adopt the Council report as published.
  4. To receive and adopt the reports of the Advisory Committee’s as published.
  5. To receive and adopt the Financial Statements and Balance Sheet.
  6. Declaration of the ballot of the recent elections conducted.
  7. Notice of Motion to alter the SACA Inc. Constitution:

Clause 3 Objects part (b) which reads:

(b)        To encourage, promote and regulate the training of dogs in Obedience,     Agility, Tracking, Endurance, Retrieving, Field Trials, Herding, Dances with Dogs and Earthdog.

Be amended to read: 

b)         To encourage, promote and regulate the training of dogs in Obedience,     Agility, Tracking, Endurance, Retrieving, Field Trials, Herding, Dances with Dogs and Earthdog, Lure Coursing and Sled Sport. 

Rationale: To update with two new additional disciplines.

  1. Notice of Motion to alter the SACA Inc. Constitution:

Clause 8 Affiliate Members part (a) which reads:

(a)        Any club, society, association or partnership primarily concerned with the   breeding, caring, upbringing, training and exhibition of dogs or any aspect  thereof may apply to become an Affiliate of the Association by lodging with the Executive Officer an application on the prescribed form and every   application for Affiliate membership shall be accompanied by:

Be amended to read: 

(a)        Any club, society, association, partnership or registered business in the  state of South Australia primarily concerned with the breeding, caring,   upbringing, training and exhibition of dogs or any aspect thereof may apply to             become an Affiliate of the Association by lodging with the Executive Officer    an application on the prescribed form and every application for Affiliate  membership shall be accompanied by:

And add to part (a) new sub-parts (xii) (xiii) and (xiv) which read as follows: 

(xii)       Where the applicant is a registered business it is to provide to the executive officer a current certificate of Public Liability Insurance to an amount as specified from time to time, to the Executive officer each year when renewing its affiliation or as demanded by the executive officer:

(xiii)     Where the applicant is a registered business all directors or equivalent of the business are to be full members of the Association.

(xiv)      In the case of a registered business sub Clauses (iv), (v), (vi), (ix) and (x) shall not apply.

Rationale: With today’s decline in the number of clubs due to either financial or volunteer constraints it is now time to amend our constitution to allow a business to come in and conduct events on our behalf. This amendment provides for a registered business in South Australia to apply for affiliate membership in our association and as such conduct events.

As with all affiliates the business entity would need to submit schedules and bid for dates in up and coming event calendars and as with the existing calendars, clubs that have had traditional dates would remain and no preference to the business entity would be provided. Similarly for conformation no show would be approved in the metropolitan area to the determent of a country show. All fees as normally paid by an affiliate would again apply for the business entity.

This amendment simply allows the Association to fill the gaps in the event calendar should someone wish to create such a business.

  1. Notice of Motion to alter the SACA Inc. Constitution:

Clause 13 Powers Of Council add new sub-clause (m) to read:

(m)       To take such steps as are necessary (including by amending the Rules of the                    Association and any of its Regulations or Code of Ethics) to ensure that                            members comply with all relevant legislation relating to the keeping and                              welfare of dogs including:

(i)         to vary and amend DOGS SA Rules, Regulations and Code of Ethics                                to comply with any State or Commonwealth Legislation including any                                 laws relating to the welfare of animals and the keeping and                                               maintenance of dogs;

(ii)        to appoint suitable and appropriate person/s as inspectors to inspect                                 the property of members  to ensure the keeping and welfare of the                                    dogs housed at those premises are being maintained in accordance                                 with the DOGS SA Regulations          and Code of Ethics and relevant                         State or Commonwealth Legislation;

(iii)       To require members to consent to the appointment of an inspector                                    for the sole purpose of ensuring that any member who keeps dogs                                    does so in a way which is consistent with DOGS SA Rules,                                               Regulations and Code of Ethics and relevant State or                                                      Commonwealth Legislation;

(iv)       To confer on the Association the power to enforce compliance with                                   DOGS SA Rules, Regulations and Code of Ethics relating to the                                        keeping and welfare of animals, including by imposing a requirement                                for members  whose property has been selected for inspection to                              consent to and abide by the directions given by the person appointed                              under these powers.

 

Rationale: In today’s climate of animal welfare and the constant attacks against purebred pedigree dog breeders DOGS SA need to demonstrate that it has the both the capability and willingness to ensure its own responsible breeders are complying with the ANKC Ltd, DOGS SA and the Governments own Code of Practice for the breeding and trading in Dogs and Cats. It is best if we do inspections rather than have them forced upon us by Councils, the RSPCA or other welfare organisation that knows nothing about the breeding and care of new born puppies.

  1. Notice of Motion to alter the SACA Inc. Constitution:

Clause 19 Disciplinary Matters – Disciplinary Committee sub-clause (20) (f) which reads:

(20)      (f)         That the Member or Affiliate be fined a sum not exceeding the amount prescribed in the Constitution or Rules for such breach and in the absence of an amount being prescribed a sum not exceeding ten times the annual membership fee of the Association for the time being; or

Be amended to read: 

            (20)      (f)         That the Member or Affiliate be fined a sum as determined by the Disciplinary Committee.

Rationale: to allow the Disciplinary Committee more scope when determining a fine.

  1. To receive a nomination for Life Membership of the South Australian Canine  Association Inc. for Mr William Godfrey.
  2. To receive a nomination for Life Membership of the South Australian Canine Association Inc. for Mr Lancelot Heilmann.
  3. To receive a nomination for Life Membership of the South Australian Canine  Association Inc. for Mrs Raelee Hedger.
  4. Meeting closed:

General Business not pertaining to the Annual General Meeting. 

At the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting the Chairperson will open the meeting for any general discussion members wish to raise with Council for their consideration and/or action. This discussion period will be limited to one (1) hour.

At the conclusion of General Business a light supper will be provided for all attendees.

 

 

 

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