Approve compensation for Iowa Hundesport for hosting 2013 WDC

EB #21-13

Motion by Don Yelle, New England RD and seconded by Sean O’Kane, Treasurer to approve $2000 compensation for Iowa Hundesport Club for hosting the 2013 Working Dog Championship. Fixed costs can be minimized but not eliminated, stadium, tracking grounds, judges, helpers, tracklayers cost money regardless of number of entries.

Background — Due to the fact the club had to spend more money than they would have normally. These costs for the WDC were out of the clubs control; website, catalogs, and a trial secretary. To no fault of their own, the entry numbers were low, which is financially devastating, causing a snowball effect, low entries = lower money spent at event on merchandise, entry fees, catalogs, and lower advertising dollars. The club did come in under budget, however, the event lost about $8000. The club did a good job, met all of the organizational requirements, and financial benchmarks. They should not be penalized for lack of participation.

Yes – (17) – Jim Alloway-P, Frank Phillips-VP, Michele Scarberry-S, Sean O’Kane-T, Nathaniel Roque-DOJ, Karen MacIntyre-NBW. DAL-Mike Diehl, Dennis Vander Linde. RD-Jen Acevedo,Mark Gomersall, Mark Hamilton, Scott Hedger, Pedro Jimenez, Gail Kendall, Dena McGowan, Mark Scarberry, Don Yelle. 
No – (0) 
Abstain – (0) 
Needs Further Discussion – (0) 
No Response -(0) – Deb Krsnich, Claudia Romard, Arthur Collins 

Motion carried 7/6/2013