Irish Setter Club of America, Inc.
Nominations of Officers and Directors for 2013|
In accordance with the provisions of the ISCA Constitution and
By-Laws, “Article IV, The Club Year, Voting, Nominations,
“Section 3(a) The Nominating Committee shall nominate from among the
eligible members of the Club, one candidate for each office and for
each other position on the Board of Directors and a candidate for
the Delegate to the American Kennel Club and shall procure the
acceptance of each nominee so chosen. The Committee shall then
submit its slate of candidates to the Secretary who shall mail the
list to each member of the Club on or before September 15 so that
additional nominations may be made by the members if they so desire.
"Section 3(b) Additional nominations of eligible members may be made
by written petition addressed to the Secretary and received at his
or her regular address on or before October 15th, signed by
twenty-five (25) members and accompanied by the written acceptance
of each such additional nominee signifying their willingness to be a
candidate. No person shall be a candidate for more than one
position, and the additional nominations which are provided for
herein may be made only from among those members who have not
accepted a nomination of the Nominating Committee and which meet all
the requirements of Article III, Section 1.
Section 4(a) Elections. If no additional nominations are received by
the Secretary on or before October 15th , the Nominating Committee’s
slate shall be declared elected, and no balloting will be required.
The newly elected officers, directors and the delegate to the
American Kennel Club shall be notified by the Secretary by mail, and
they shall assume office on January 1st next.
THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE:
Chair – Patrick McGarry
Region 1 – Lynne Godshall
Region 2 – Ken Davis
Region 3 – Carolyn Dison
Region 4 – Ginny Swanson
Carol Levesque - Alternate
Nancy Godbey - Alternate
THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE HAS PROPOSED THE FOLLOWING SLATE FOR 2013:
President – Jeanette Holmes
1st Vice President – Heidi Laabs
2nd Vice President – Jan Ziech
Recording Secretary – Christine Boutwell
Corresponding Secretary – Fran Sloughfy
Treasurer – Jeanine Wilson
Delegate to the American Kennel Club – Karolynne McAteer
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Region 1 – Anne Marie Kubacz
Region 2 – Gwen Newman
Region 3 – Bruce Foote
Region 4 – Dawn Secord
All other Directors to remain to their elected terms.
Christine Boutwell MD
ISCA Recording Secretary
DATED: August 30, 2012
Board Meeting Highlights Sept 14,
1. ISCA AKC Lifetime Achievement nominations-Conformation Patricia
Craige Trotter, Companion Sharon Redmer, and Performance Leida
2. AKC has passed the 3 point Reserve Winners issue
3. The health survey deadline has been extended until mid-November.
4. 2013 ISCA National Specialty will be at Frying Pan Park Fairfax,
VA with host hotel Hyatt Fairfax April 16-21, 2013 hosted by ISC
Greater Richmond and dedicated to Virginia Perry Gardiner.
5. Veteran Sweepstakes will be named for Virginia Perry Gardiner
with the inaugural event being the 2013 National.
6. ISCA Hunt Test/ISCA Walking Gun Dog Championship was initially to
be held in November 2013. The date has been changed to March 15-17,
2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma due to AKC rules regarding timing with the
ISCA National Field Trial.
7. Awards - changes were made to a few awards. Please check the
website and the December Memo for complete and final award
Earlier this year, several Irish Setter breeders were
contacted by individuals seeking stud service or desiring to
purchase a puppy with the intent of creating Irishdoodles (Irish
Setter x Poodle crossbred). The thought is appalling.
There are many arguments in favor of the “Doodle”
crosses from their unsuspecting and misinformed owners. Most of
these owners have been conned into the idea of a “new breed” with no
health problems, no shedding, and wonderful temperaments. Instead,
they usually wind up with an unhealthy, shedding and sometimes nasty
animal. But it is often difficult to educate someone intent on a
Doodle. Remember ISCA’s Principles of Integrity specifically
requires every member to make every effort to learn about the
structure, anatomy, action, behavior and other inheritable traits of
the Irish Setter and to use this information to adhere to the breed
standard and produce sound, healthy dogs with good temperament. No
room for Doodles here.
Dr. Fran Smith has
an excellent article on the Labrador Club’s website on Labradoodles
and has graciously allowed for its
reprint here. This article offers the perfect answer for anyone
considering purchasing or breeding a Doodle or any cross.
Board Meeting Highlights 6/10/12|
1. ISCA is about to embark on a very detailed health survey.
Please complete the survey and distribute to local clubs as
information gathered will help decide Foundation grants and
what health problems could/should be supported with future
studies. Survey will be available June and run through
September 1, 2012.
2. 2013 ISCA National Specialty will be at Frying Pan Park
Fairfax, VA with host hotel Hyatt Fairfax April 16-21, 2013
hosted by ISC Greater Richmond. Judges: Dogs/Intersex -
Thomas Bradley III, Bitches - James Covey, Sweeps - Sharon
Reilly, Veteran Sweeps - Lisa Schrank
3. 2014 ISCA National Specialty will be hosted by the Irish
Setter Club of Michigan June 11-14, 2014 at The Lodge at
Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron/Sandusky, OH
4. ISCA Walking Gun Dog Championship September 14-16, 2012
Oconomowoc, WI. Host hotel Olympia Resort & Spa
5. The first year of online option for judges voting
improved participation and resulted in more equal
representation from the regions although still only
represented 15.73% of membership
6. ISCA will begin to recognize the THD title with a
medallion beginning 2012.
7. There are 3 new annual awards; Beginner Novice Trophy,
Graduate Novice/Graduate Open Trophy, and the Anne Schilling
8. There will be a survey monkey to help determine the
qualifications for the Agility High in Trial award for
Nationals (send suggestions to
9. Western ISC has been approved to host a regional
specialty March 8, 2013
for Conformation Dog Show Judges
"Following a motion by Dr. Davies, seconded by
Mr. Goodman, it was VOTED (unanimously) to amend the
Rules, Policies and Guidelines
for Conformation Dog Show
Judges as follows (the words in bold are to be added):"
"If you use the services of an agent, instruct
the agent that he/she, and any member of the agent's household,
or any handling associate of the agent may not exhibit dogs
under you or any member of your household while in your employ
and for at least four months after working for you.
In addition, you or a member
of your household must not knowingly use the services of an
agent, any member of the agent's household, or any handling
associate of the agent to handle your dog(s) for at least four
months after that agent has exhibited under you. This
policy applies to all levels of competition."
All questions should be directed to AKC.
Regulations Governing The Use of Tracking Devices
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Health Committee News:
New HOD Project
The Irish Setter Club of
America Health Committee is pleased to report a new
initiative in the search for a research study into the
causes of Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD) in our breed.
More information on the
current research page.
Make sure when getting
dogs blood tested by Optigen for PRA that you also
register for CERF registration by paying the extra fee.
If you do not do that, none of dogs tested by Optigen or
their offspring will be eligible to be registered with
ISGR. CERF does not give numbers to offspring..(.only
ISGR) so it is important if your aim is to get numbers
for the parents in ISGR and any offspring that you also
register for the CERF registration fee on the Optigen
Beginning March 11, 2008, all
submissions to ISGR registration will now be taken by OFA.
OFA will now be doing all the administration work of ISGR
and will continue to register Irish Setters from blood
tested dogs that were tested by Optigen and their offspring.
That information will be put on the website handled by OFA.
If any forms in the meantime have been sent to Chris Miller,
Secretary of ISGR, or Sandy Novocin , blood tested
coordinator, those forms with the proper fees will be
forwarded to OFA. Refunds will be sent to the owners since
the new fee for registering any dog whether blood tested or
from genetically clear stock will now be $7.50.
The application will remain the same although all forms now
should be sent to the following address:
2300 E. Nifong Blvd.
Columbia, Missouri 65201
The U of Missouri is working in conjunction with a lab in Finland
which has just been awarded more than $1 million to study
through SNP mapping.
They are accepting new blood samples. Those who would like to
participate can do so by logging on to the U of Missouri epilepsy
. There is a link there to access an online seizure survey and a sample
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