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AKC Board Minutes,Chairman's Report

AKC Board Meeting Minutes

American Kennel Club Board Motions, Actions as recorded by Secretary


Meeting held October 14th-15th, 2019, published 10/23/2019

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Wording is as presented in the Minutes provided by AKC Secretary Gina M. DiNardo.


The Board convened on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 8:38 a.m. All Directors were present; also present was the Executive Secretary.

     The August 2019 Board minutes, copies of which had been provided to all Directors, were reviewed. Upon a motion by Mr. Powers, seconded by Ms. Biddle, the August 2019 minutes were approved unanimously.


EXECUTIVE SESSION Monday the 14th there was an EXECUTIVE SESSION to discuss sensitive business matters. There was nothing reported out of this session.


PRESIDENT’S REPORT - Board Action Items - Mr. Sprung reviewed Action Items and reported on Staff initiatives.


Legal Status Report - The Board reviewed a status report on pending litigation and other Legal activities for the month of August and September, 2019.


FINANCE - Joseph Baffuto, CFO, presented presented AKC’s unaudited financial results for the eight months ended August 31, 2019. Total year to date revenues of $51.6 million were 2.8% below budget, but 3.5% greater than the 2018 comparative period. Year-to-date Dog Registrations’ volume of more than 406,000 is 3% below budget, but 1% greater than the previous year. Total Litters processed to-date were nearly 174,000 and represented a 2% decline from budget, but a 2% increase from the prior year as well. Total operating expenses of $48 million were $3.2 million or 6% under budget as well as remaining 2% below last year’s eight months actual. Operating income for the year to date through Aug 31, 2019 was $3.7 million which was favorable compared to both 2019 budgeted operating income of $2 million as well as the 2018 mark of $1 million. Furthermore, our investment portfolio reflects unrealized gains for the year totaling $11.7 million dollars.


2020 Budget - Joseph Baffuto, CFO, gave an overview of the proposed 2020 budget. The 2020 Budget, as described in Mr. Sprung’ s introduction to the Budget, is mission driven. Emphasis is on increasing entries, litters and individual registrations, as well as adding more unique breeders. Following a motion by Mr. Powers, seconded by Mr. Tatro, the Board VOTED (unanimously) to approve the 2020 Budget.


EXECUTIVE SESSION Tuesday the 15th there was an EXECUTIVE SESSION to discuss sensitive business matters. There was nothing reported out of this session.


Click here to open the full October 2019 AKC Board Minute Meeting


Adjunct Judge: Mrs. Janet Fink CA

Deceased Judges: Mr. Jerry B. Alley, Mr. James C. (Jim) Dundas, Mr. Reed J. Keffer, Ms. Carol Anne Kriesel, Mr. Ralph S. Roberts, Mr. Timothy Bergeron, Mrs. Jan Bruton, Mr. William Holbrook, Mr. William F. Hossler, M. Roni Kaluza, Mrs. Billie McFadden, Mr. Carlos Rojas, Ms. Gretchen K. Schultz, Mr. William E. Usherwood

Emeritus Judges: Anthony Cherubini (SC), Sharon Crossman (SC), Mr. Howard M. Yost

Retired Judge: Dr. Alvin W. Krause

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