Standing Rules of the Board of Directors

 

E. SENNtinel & E-SENNtinel Matters

  1. The SENNtinel and the E-SENNtinel Matters are the official newsletter publications of the GSMDCA.

  2. A disclaimer must be published with each edition notifying the readers that advertisement in the SENNtinel does not imply endorsement by the GSMDCA and that the GSMDCA is not liable for inaccuracies in submitted advertisements and articles.

  3. The SENNtinel Editor shall:

    1. Publish and distribute the SENNtinel by the triennial deadlines.

    2. notify the board notify the Board no later than 10 days prior to posted mail date, if the SENNtinel is not going to be mailed within 7 calendar days of the mailing date

    3. Monitor advertising for content prior to publication and refer questions regarding advertisements to the Board.

    4. Strive to provide a well-balanced, interesting and informative publication to all members.

    5. Have the authority to establish the SENNtinel advertising rates.

    6. Submit a proposed annual budget to the Board by January 31st of each year. The Board, at its discretion, may allow flexibility as needed to cover the cost of the newsletter; however, the size and printing specifications of the publication should always be parallel with the amount of revenue generated by advertising so that the newsletter does not become a heavy financial burden to the club. The Board may subsidize the Newsletter on request.

    7. Submit a hard copy and electronic copy of each SENNtinel to the Historian.

    8. Include an annual feature in the T1 SENNtinel to showcase “Decade Swissies” – GSMD who are ten years or older as of December 31st of the previous year. Feature to be called “That’s My Senior”. Owners to provide a recent photo, registered name of dog, call name, date of birth and name of owner. Dogs that have passed away after their 10 year birthday will be included on a one time basis. Dogs who continue to live after 10 can be featured as long as they live. Suggested format is to showcase these special seniors by age group.

  4. The E-SENNtinel Matters Editor shall:

    1. Publish and distribute the E-SENNtinel Matters on an as needed basis for the GSMDCA. The goal would be for the E-SENNtinel Matters to become a monthly publication.  Frequency of publication is determined by available content.

    2. Coordinate with the SENNtinel editor and the GSMDCA President for content and frequency of publication.

    3. Coordinate with the Web Manager to insure all links to GSMDCA.org are working properly prior to publication

    4. Strive to provide a well-balanced, interesting and informative publication to all members.

    5. submit an electronic copy of each E-SENNtinel Matters to the Historian

 

F. GSMDCA.org

  1. org is the official web site of the GSMDCA.

  2. The web site shall be a source of breed information and club information

  3. Information shall be presented in a positive, but honest, method and shall advance the interest of the breed.

  4. All Login and password information will be kept on file with the President and at minimum one other elected GSMDCA officer.

  5. The Web Manager shall:

    1. Make timely updates of posted material

    2. Notify the board if updates will not be made for an extended period.

    3. Strive to provide a well-balanced, interesting and informative web site for all members.

    4. Submit a proposed annual budget to the Board by January 31st of each year. The Board, at its discretion, may allow flexibility as needed to cover the cost of the web site; however, the web site should not become a heavy financial burden to the club.

  6. The web site shall include but is not limited to:

    1. All official club documents including, but not limited to, Bylaws, Constitution, Standing Rules, Breeder’s Guidelines, Breed Standard, National Specialty Guidelines, Recognized Club guidelines

    2. List of Club awards and AKC and GSMDCA titles earned by Swissys and GSMDCA members

    3. Annual rankings

    4. Information pertaining to the breed, breed health, and the club and the activities our breed is involved in

    5. Judges, Breeders and Buyers Education materials

    6. Directories of current officers/committees, draft judges, weight pull judges, breed mentors, and recognized clubs

    7. Calendar of events

    8. Available Ways and Means items

    9. Membership information

    10. National Specialty information

    11. Contact information for the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Rescue Foundation

    12. Donation links

 

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