Board of Directors
Prairie Spirit Alpacas
Carol Van De Bon
Doe Creek Llamas
LC Appointed Director:
Fortune Creek Llamas
AC Appointed Director
Rocky Pine Alpacas
Governance of Breed Associations
Associations are approved for the principle purpose of operating a breed registry that includes registration of animals, storing of pedigree information and issuance of certificates and other proof of pedigree background.
Besides the operation of a registry, associations also exist to improve and promote their breed(s) and to generally further the common interests of breeders.
They have a responsibility to maintain the integrity of pedigree information.
They also have a responsibility to manage the business affairs of the Association in a reasonably prudent manner. All funds accrued are to be used only for the furtherance of the purposes of the association.
- By-laws must be made which establish a democratic basis for representing members
- Breed associations also have the responsibility for the protection of the interests of persons who may purchase animals registered under the authority of the association
- Rules of membership must be clearly detailed in the by-laws
- Rules of eligibility for registration and the procedures to be followed in application for registration must also be clearly detailed in the by-laws
- The by-laws bind all members
Breed associations are expected to operate in a democratic fashion.
- The will of the majority must be carried out but the minority must also be heard and its rights protected
- The membership must be well-informed, motivated, dedicated to a common goal and acting with good intent
- An effective democratic process also requires active participation
- Breed associations must also be able to function efficiently
Board of Directors of a Breed Association
- The Board of directors reports to and is directly responsible to the general membership
- The Board is expected to draft policy which can be considered by the membership
- The board can appoint people or committees to carry out specific functions
- The Board is responsible for the prudent management of the finances of the Association
- The Board carries our specific functions as indicated in the by-laws or otherwise delegated to it by the membership
- The Board is delegated specific authority by the membership for administration of the affairs of he Association between annual general meeting