Standing Resolutions

1. Code of Ethics

Motion Moved by Alison Jones, seconded by John Kuntze
“that the current Section 16 of the Great Dane Club of Canada Constitution (Guidelines for Breeders) be deleted and that this section become a separate document titled Great Dane Club of Canada Code of Ethics.”
Motion Carried July 26, 2003

Motion Moved by Alison Jones, seconded by JoAnne Warner
“that the revised Breeder’s Guidelines be accepted.”
Motion Carried August 20, 1999

2. Insurance

Motion Moved by Vicky Lanyon, seconded by Glen Tait
“that the Club purchase liability insurance that covers all Divisions”
Motion Carried August 11, 2000

3. Membership Dues

Motion Moved by Cindy Powell, seconded by Kevyn Oyhenart
“that membership fees for 2004 shall be:
Dual – $30; Voting – $22; Non-Voting – $15; Junior – $15.”
Motion Carried July 26, 2003
Motion for no change to membership dues was approved at 2004 AGM.

4. National Awards

Motion Moved by Cindy Powell, seconded by Randy White
“that the National bank account pays for the National Awards keeper trophies (Member of the Year, Richmore Obedience Trophy, Breeder of the Year and Blue Ribbon Puppy of the Year) that are awarded on a yearly basis with a spending cap of $120 per year, host division of the National Specialty would choose the keeper trophies.”
Motion Carried July 26, 2003

Motion Moved by Kelly Tait, seconded by Elaine Dixon
“that any Great Dane may be eligible for any National or Division Great Dane Club of Canada Award provided that at least one owner is a member in good standing of the Great Dane Club of Canada.”
Motion Carried August 11, 2000

At the request of the donor of the Richmore Obedience Trophy, Grete Fuchs, all owners of the Great Dane receiving this award must be members in good standing of the Great Dane Club of Canada.

Motion Moved by Randy White, seconded by Alison Jones
“Changes, additions, deletions to the criteria of National Awards which are Club created (ie. Blue Ribbon Puppy of the Year, Breeder of the Year), must be proposed via a motion or motions and voted on by the voting membership at an Annual General Meeting.”
Motion Carried June 6, 2009

Motion Moved by Randy White, seconded by Alison Jones
“Changes, additions, deletions to the criteria of National Awards which are sponsored (ie. Richmore Obedience Award), must be made by the sponsor. Members proposing a change, addition, deletion to the criteria must do so by contacting the sponsor who shall make the final decision. In the event the sponsor is unable to maintain the award, it shall be maintained by the National club and changes, additions, deletions must be proposed via a motion or motions and voted on by the voting membership at an Annual General Meeting.”
Motion Carried June 6, 2009

5. National Specialty Best of Breed Award

Motion Moved by Anne Stewart, seconded by Donna Conod-Varro
“that the National provide an award for Best of Breed at each year’s National Specialty, to a maximum cost of $100, the host Division will choose the award.”
Motion Carried September 21, 1996

6. National Specialty Perpetual or Memorial Trophies

Motion Moved by John Kuntze, seconded by Elsie May Kuntze
“that the existing perpetual trophies be replaced with plaques on which the winner’s names shall appear.”
Motion Carried August 20, 1999

Motion Moved by Lisa Dias, seconded by Peggy Clark
“that anyone presenting an annual trophy for the National Specialty must be prepared to provide keeper trophies for a period of seven (7) years.”
Motion Carried September 21, 1996

7. President’s Travel Expenses

Motion Moved by Carmen Miskiman, seconded by Peggy Clark
“that the President should be in attendance at all National Specialties, but should not have to bear the expenses of traveling, ie airfare, if the Specialty is being held in another province other than where the President resides.
Motion Carried (21 For; 6 Opposed) September 16, 1994

Motion Moved by Randy White, seconded by Kelly Tait
“In the event the President is unable to attend, the duty of National Executive representation shall turn to the 1st Vice President, then 2nd Vice President, then Secretary, then Treasurer respectively.”
Motion Carried (Unanimous) June 6, 2009

Motion Moved by Carmen Miskiman, seconded by Peggy Clark
“that maximum contribution to cost of airfare be set at cheapest available excursion fare, to a maximum of $500.”
Motion Carried (20 For; 7 Opposed) September 16, 1994

Motion Moved by Randy White, seconded by Kelly Tait
‘”To increase the maximum contribution to cost of airfare,
from $500.00 to $900.00″
Motion Carried (Unanimous) June 6, 2009

8. Rescue

Motion Moved by Randy White, seconded by Alison Jones
Motion Carried June 6 2009:
1. Every division of the Great Dane Club of Canada shall support a rescue program including surrenders, fostering, and adoptions. The rescue program may be created, managed and operated by the Division, or, the Division may support an outside rescue organization in their region providedthat organization meets an acceptable level of care as determined by the Division.

2. Where the division supports its own rescue program, or that of an outside rescue organization, the division must ensure that each Great Dane surrendered to rescue shall have a temperament assessment and medical examination by licensed veterinarian performed.

3. Where the division supports it’s own rescue program, or that of an outside rescue organization, the division must ensure that each Great Dane surrendered to rescue shall be sterilized either prior to leaving the care and control of rescue or as a condition of adoption.

4. Each division shall support the rescue efforts of all other divisions. Support shall consist of financial assistance if requested, sharing of information for the
purposes of adoptions, surrenders, or any other matter related to the health and welfare of Great Danes.