This meeting was held via a Zoom call on November 22nd.
The following topics were addressed:
-Entries for the cover photo contest for the 2023 yearbook are being forwarded to the Yearbook committee for review.
-The 2023 Yearbook will be sent to all 2022 members and to any new members with memberships before mailing time.
-The third CGS newsletter of 2022 will contain the notice of the Annual General Meeting on February 18, 2023.
-All certificates for championship show legs or Star M milk awards will be mailed the week of November 21st.
-Work is underway with the investment counsellor at our financial institution to increase the interest rate earned on our investment portfolio. Great success is being obtained!
-Movement on final approval of our new Youth Program is proceeding. The components of the program will be released on the CGS website and in the 2023 Yearbook.
-Reports from each director re activities in their region will be included in the 2023 yearbook.
-A successful meeting of our classifiers’ team was held at the very end of October. The team came up with many recommendations for consideration by the Board and the Board is in the process of responding to the thoughtful recommendations. There was extensive discussion re the recommendations during this online meeting. The Classification team has volunteered to review all documents relating to the program to ensure that there is consistency of message across the materials and that no key points are missed.
-The Board engaged in follow up discussion on a special meeting held earlier in the month regarding proposed by-law amendments to ensure all steps are being taken so that the amendments can be discussed by members at the AGM in February.
-Work is beginning on a full review of the policies and procedures manual for Judges Licensing Conferences. A report of the working group led by Chris Grab and Jonathan Dugdale will be presented at the December Board meeting.