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SCJA LETTER TO 2010 AKC BOARD NOMINEES
(Editor's Note) Just as we elect House and Senate representatives to uphold our democratic system, AKC Member Clubs elect a Delegate to represent the members. Therefore, we must track how AKC Delegates serve the best interests of purebred dogs. Many are coerced into serving the monetary interests of AKC, therefore dog breeders worry that the AKC Constitution, Charter, and Bylaws are being compromised.
Most people are paying attention to how the Senate and Congress works and whether or not they really represent the people. Concerns are expressed on both sides of the aisle as to disregard for the U.S. Constitution and as a result, the world-wide standing, credit, and power of the United States. While that may seem a little distant for many, the standing and health of the American Kennel Club is NOT because how (and if) we are represented affects every person who shows or breeds dogs.
Important changes are often decided behind closed doors and it
often appears that the AKC Board
is ruled by Staff instead of
the other way around. The American Kennel Club has implemented
more new Rules and Policies in the last decade than in the
previous 20 to 30 years combined. Most such changes affect every
person who breeds or shows a dog.
Senior Conformation Judges Association, Inc.
Wallace H. Pedé Chief Executive Officer
December 30th, 2009
COPY OF LETTER SENT TO ALL AKC BOARD NOMINEES 2010 ELECTIONS
Subject: Provisions of ARTICLE IX and ARTICLE XIX of AKC Charter, Constitution and Bylaws
As you recall, you have on a previous occasion or occasions, signed off on the enclosed letter (a copy enclosed for your ease of reference) indicating as a potential AKC Board member, you were duty bound in accordance withARTICLE IX of AKC’s own Charter, Constitution and Bylaws to comply with all other provisions of AKC’s Charter, Constitution and Bylaws. That being the case, we quote,
"ARTICLE XIX: RULES"
The Delegates to the AKC shall have sole power to make the rules governing dog shows and field trials and the clubs or associations formed to conduct them."
In view of the clarity and brevity of ARTICLE XIX above, does the AKC Board of Directors have the authority to make or change a "RULE" on their own without a vote and approval of the Delegate body?
In view of the upcoming elections, and the simplicity of the above question, we respectfully request your answer as soon as possible but no later than January 10th, 2010. To facilitate your reply, simply give us your answer below, sign and return in the self-addressed stamped envelope enclosed. We appreciate your cooperation in this important matter.
Wallace H. Pedé
Chief Executive Officer
Please initial either "NO" or "Yes" and sign below: "NO" ________ or "YES"_______
You may add any comments on other side or on additional sheet of paper.
Signature _________________________ Date ___________________________
Dedicated to serving for the good of all associated with the dog world
This letter was sent to:
*NOTE* Dr. Carmen Battaglia, Dr. Charles Garvin, Steven Gladstone and Patricia Scully have agreed to the fact that the AKC Board cannot make a "RULE" affecting dog shows without the approval of the AKC Delegate body. As of this date, we have not heard from 2010 AKC Board nominee Dr. William Newman.