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November 9, 2022

2022 OBCC Annual General Meeting

The AGM is scheduled for Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 1:00 pm via Zoom.  Please review the agenda below. Every member in good standing will receive a Zoom invitation during the week of November 14th. You will notice that all members of the current Board have agreed to stand again. Additional nominations can be submitted in writing or at the meeting as per OBCC Bylaw #27.0.

Please fill out and send a proxy form if you are unable to attend.  

 AGM AGENDA   *updated November 17th*

 Proxy Form

If you have any questions or additions please send email to secretaryobcc@gmail.com. 

 

 

October 14, 2022 

Most Promising Novice Handler Award

The OBCC Most Promising Novice Handler Award will be given out at this year's AGM in November. This award recognizes novice handlers who demonstrate: 

  • Good sportsmanship 
  • A willingness to learn and improve 
  • Concern for the welfare of stock 
  • A willingness to volunteer 
  • Awareness of and respect for the tradition and history of our sport 

We received 2 nominations for this award; Pamela Hall and Daniel Turcotte.  Please take the time to read what the nominators had to say about these superb novice handlers.  You may vote for your favourite by sending an email to secretaryobcc@gmail.com.  We will take votes up to October 30, 2022.

PAMELA HALL

I nominate Pamela Hall for the reasons below: 
* Good sportsmanship - She is always smiling and helping any newbies learn about the sport and help them navigate all the intricacies of the sport 
* A willingness to learn and improve - She does clinics, lessons, and finds sheep wherever she can so she can learn more.
* Concern for the welfare of stock 
* A willingness to volunteer - Well that is a no brainer. She has spent endless time helping raise a lot of money for the club, doing merchandise for most events.  She also helps at every trial I have attended doing things from scribe, exhaust, set out, push out, and clean up. 
* Awareness of and respect for the tradition and history of our sport. - I honestly can’t speak to this, and most probably most newbies can’t.  But I would expect that with the above it speaks to understanding sheep, why we need to care for them, and how the sport evolved.

DANIEL TURCOTTE

I would like to nominate Daniel Turcotte for the following reasons; 

  • Good sportsmanship: Daniel has won his fair share of trials in NN but is always happy to see another handler do well.  Instead of being upset about a bad performance, he will try to evaluate what went wrong and improve for the next run.  He respects all handlers and doesn’t participate in gossip. 
  • Willingness to improve: Since the beginning of the year, he participated in the judging clinic, the international shed practice, the Training Kina clinic and had to withdraw from Amanda Milliken’s driving clinic due to a torn bicep a couple of days before the event.  He has approached several open handlers for extra practice when driving to Ontario for trials/events. He also registered for many trials in Ontario, Quebec and the U.S. to improve his skills/experience. 
  • Concern about the welfare of the stock: A former Genovis sheep breeder in Quebec, Daniel knows a lot about sheep and always has their best interest at heart.  He presently holds a small flock of sheep, horses and cattle on his farm. 
  • Willingness to volunteer: Daniel is always available and desires to help during trials.  He is also involved on the trial committee with the ABCQ.  This committee will hold trials for the first time this year. 
  • Respect for the tradition and history of our sport: Daniel reads up on the trial rules, flock management and often says he couldn’t farm without his Border Collies.  He appreciates the qualities of the breed daily during farm chores and understands the importance of the sport (trialing) in the awareness and promotion of the working lines. 

In conclusion, M. Turcotte is passionate about the breed and the sport of trialing, does everything he can to improve and promote it.  If he continues with the same determination, he will surely be amongst the top handlers in the near future.

 

Milestones & Awards

Most Promising Novice Handler Award

The OBCC Most Promising Novice Handler Award is given out bi-annually. This award recognizes novice handlers who demonstrate: 

  • Good sportsmanship 
  • A willingness to learn and improve 
  • Concern for the welfare of stock 
  • A willingness to volunteer 
  • Awareness of and respect for the tradition and history of our sport

Congratulations to our past winners:

2018:  Rebecca Lawrence
2016:  Lynn Johnston
2014:  Helen Knibb


2009: 25th Anniversary Member Recognition Awards

OBCC Minutes of Meetings

 

10-21-22 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

08-12-22 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

05-01-22 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

03-27-22 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

02-15-22 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
01-18-22 2021 AGM - Draft Minutes
01-18-22 2020 AGM - Final Minutes

01-16-22 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

12-12-21 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

10-08-21 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

08-21-21 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

07-06-21 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

06-04-21 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

08-27-21 2019 AGM Final Minutes 

04-09-21 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

03-05-21 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

02-11-21 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

01-08-21 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

12-11-20 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

01-08-19  Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

 09-18-18 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

06-19-18 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

05-08-18 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

03-28-18 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

01-24-18 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

12-05-17 2016 AGM - Final Minutes  

11-28-17 2017 AGM - Draft Minutes 

11-01-17 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

09-11-17 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes  

10-03-17 2017 Treasurer Report with 2018 Proposed Budget

07-13-17 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes  

06-29-17 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes  

01-03-17 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

 

OBCC Documents


Trial Scribing Instructions

OBCC By-Laws

Proxy Vote Form

NEBCA's Trial Managers Handbook: A great guide for anyone who is thinking of hosting a trial!