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National Bull Terrier Council (Australia)


NBTC(A) Consitution

ANKC National Breeds Regulations

  PRESIDENT:   Di Cross                                                                         SECRETARY : Dr Chevaun Hazeldine

NOM 54/19 Submitted by NDBTCNSW

"ROM 2.c.5 becomes the Ironbark Show with the allocation of 3 and 2 point ROM accordingly and the National Championship Specialty Shows and the All Breeds Shows sub paragraphs be renumbered 2.c.6 and 2.c.7 accordingly." 
The Ironbark Show should also be included in the 'Allocation of Points for ROM Award Table.
Member Clubs Votes to be in by 2 August 2019
NOM 73/19 Adjunct  to NOM 54/19 Submitted by NDBTCNSW
"When the Ironbark Show is included in the ROM Rules Para 2.c, any other relevant areas of the ROM Rules should be adjusted accordingly."
Further to our previous motion (dated May 2nd 2019) regarding the addition of the Ironbark Shows in the list of ROM shows Para 2.c - Allocation of Points, there was no intent in leaving out All Breeds Shows in any paragraph of the ROM Rules. It goes without saying that the addition should have been included in all relevant parts of the Rules.
Member Clubs Votes to be in by 13 August 2019

NOM 55/19 Submitted by A.C.T BTC

Motion 1
"All Australian ROM qualified judges complete the attached forms, Form A for ROM judges who have been a judge for less than 10 years and Form B for ROM judges who have been recognised for over 10 years. If ROM judges do not complete the relevant form within three (3) months they are removed from the list of Australian ROM judges."
The ACTBTC believes the current Paragraph 4.g of the ROM Rules (Criteria for Australian Specialist Judges) does not provide enough clarification and guidelines on the requirements for becoming a ROM recognised judge in Australia. The paragraph is vague. 
Motion 2
"Form B should be sent to Australian ROM qualified judges 5 yearly to retain ROM status."
Motion 3
"Paragraph 4.g of the ROM Rules be changed to: 
1.  ANKC Championship Show approved judges who are current breeders of Bull Terriers and Bull Terriers (Miniature) are required to complete Form A Recognition of Merit (ROM) Application - Australian Breeder judges if they desire to be recognised as an Australian ROM recognised judge.
2.  Australian ROM Recognised Judges of over 10 years standing are required to complete Form B at 5 yearly intervals to retain currency of ROM status." 
 Member Clubs Votes to be in by 2 August 2019

NOM 56/19 Submitted by A.C.T.BTC

The ACTBTC believes that Para 4 b of the ROM Rules should be amended as per the following Notice of Motion:
" Overseas judges prior to being awarded ROM status in Australia must be licenced to judge Championship Shows or have at least judged three (3) Bull Terrier and/or Bull Terrier (Miniature) Open or Specialty Shows and also must have a minimum of 15 years involvement in the breed."
It is often harder in some countries to judge at the Championship level for judges as the training schemes are so different worldwide. However a minimum number of shows at Open or Specialty level should be required before being awarded ROM status in Australia.
 Member Clubs Votes to be in by 2 August 2019

NOM 72/19 Submitted by NDBTCNSW

"That the NBTC (A) executive be given the authority to carry out all day to day administration of all council matters without the constraints of having to await voting from all member clubs.
If there is a differing opinion on any matter, only then should the member clubs be called upon to vote."
The current process of ALL matters going to clubs for voting is time consuming for both NBTC (A) secretary and member club secretaries, and leads to constraints on the timeliness of actions.
The elected executive should be trusted to run the day to day administration on behalf of all clubs.

Member Clubs Votes to be in by 13 August 2019


Sharon Bover - Notice of rejection from the NBTC(A)

Dear Sharon,

I am emailing you to let you know we have received a majority of member club votes on your application to become a ROM judge. Unfortunately the majority of the clubs gave a no vote, so at this stage you will not be added to the ROM list.
It is always heartening to have people apply, however we do find that there is a differing interpretation of how they see themselves fitting the criteria of 10 year involvement in the breed. What we are looking for are people who are not only judges but who have been breeding for at least 10 years. It is felt that this is the minimum requirement to gain the in-depth knowledge of the breed to be acknowledged as a ‘specialist Bull Terrier judge’ and hence award ROM points. For Bull Terrier folk here in Australia the ROM award is of the utmost importance with the ROM points being most sought after.  

If, however, this changes you are certainly encouraged to apply for ROM status at a later date.



Chevaun Haseldine

NOM 89/19 Submitted by BTCV

“That all NBTC(A) affiliated clubs provide a copy of their constitution to be published on the NBTC(A) website”

Rationale: This will ensure that NBTCA executives and affiliated clubs can confirm that voting and decisions made by clubs are in line with their constitutions.

Member Clubs Votes to be in by 6 September 2019

NOM 96/19 Submitted by BTCV


1. “That all NBTC(A) Member Clubs forwarding voting results on motions to the NBTC(A) must provide evidence that voting has been conducted in accordance with their constitution and as per clause 8.7 of the NBTC(A) constitution.

Rationale: There should be transparency regarding how voting is conducted in each NBTC(A) Member club.


2. “That Ms Sharon Bover be added to the Australian ROM approved judges list”.

Rationale: As per resumes, Sharon Bover clearly meets the current set criteria in the NBTC(A) ROM Rules.


3.  “That all motions received by the NBTC(A) since the 20th April 2019, proposing amendments to ROM Rules, be submitted to the ROM sub-committee for consideration”

Rationale: On 20/04/2019 at the NBTC(A) AGM as per agenda item 5.14 a ROM sub-committee was formed in line with NOM 101/18, there for all ROM related matters submitted to the council should be sent to the ROM Sub-Committee for consideration


4. “That when the NBTC(A) sends out any matter to member clubs to be voted on that the current applicable criteria/rule must be attached”

Rationale: To ensure clarity when voting


5. “That any future changes to the current NBTC(A) ROM rules (V.5) will not affect any of  the current Australian ROM judges listed”. and that 

“That the NBTC(A) Secretary forward this motion to the ROM sub-committee as per NOM 101/18”

Rationale: The current ROM list includes judges that have met the ROM criteria at the time of their admission.  They should be exempt from any future changes to the criteria. 

Member Clubs Votes to be in by 13 September 2019

Censure Motion 99/19 Submitted by BTMCV
“That the Bull Terrier Miniature Club of Victoria Inc., censure the National Bull Terrier Council (Australia) (NBTC(A)) executive committee for its blatant breach of the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) Regulations Part 13 clauses 6.1, 6.4.1 and 6.7.1, NBTC(A) Constitution clause 4.8 and 7.3 and for the exploitation of their positions on four accounts.   Firstly by setting up a NBTCA elitist Facebook group, secondly for the justification given in NBTC(A) correspondence ‘out’ 61/19”. Thirdly NBTC(A) correspondence ‘out’ 79/19 which is suggestive and malicious and lastly NBTC(A) President being appointed as a member clubs delegate". 
1. NBTC(A)executives set up an elitist Facebook group called ‘NBTCA –ROM Judges Schedules’ without any consent, acknowledgement or input from the nine NBTC(A) member clubs. This page is linked directly to the NBTC(A) based on these facts 
  * Title of page ‘NBTCA’ 
  * NBTC(A)logo used from NBTC(A) Fourth Australian Bull Terrier Book (copyrights belong to the NBTC(A) )
  * Group created by NBTC(A) President on 25 April 2019
  * Current NBTC(A) executives are the sole Administrators of the group. 
2. NBTC(A) correspondence ‘out’ 61/19 justification given, there was no rationale or direction provided by any of the clubs that submitted a negative vote to NBTC(A) correspondence ‘out’ 38/19.  The justification given used the word “we” its unclear if this was referring to the NBTC(A) or the executive, either way it’s an exploitation of an executive position. Refer Criteria for Australian Specialist Judge 4.g, 4.g1 and 4.g.2 for which the justification was applied. 
3. NBTC(A) Correspondence 79/19 re NBTCA72/19 NOM Fwd: Notice of Motion from NDBTC of NSW where the Secretary of the NBTC(A) suggests that someone other than the BTMCV Secretary has corresponded with the NBTC(A) in seeking clarification regarding a motion to be voted on at a club level and suggested that a breach of NBTC(A) rule 3.1.13 may have occurred. 
All correspondence from the BTMCV has been from Secretary to Secretary since the inception of the clubs email account and in accordance with the rule 3.1.13. It was noted by the NBTC(A) Secretary that our club email dated 22/5/19 did not contain a name, title or signature to identify the writer, however this is not unusual for our email correspondence to contain anything other than BTMCV. 

The suggestion that someone other than the Secretary has forwarded correspondence on behalf of the BTMCV is not only false and malicious,it is misleading to NBTC(A) member clubs. It should also be noted that in other correspondence from a personal email account, supposedly from the ACTBTC , to the NBTC(A) in favour of a vote was submitted without a signature or identifier and could also have been sent by anyone. 
The fact that the Secretary has addressed these two incidents differently suggests that the BTMCV has been targeted in respect to email correspondence where the other club was not.  In seeking information in the manner, it would appear that the Executive has contravened the rules of the NBTC(A) and ANKC. 
4. NOM 101/18 states a ROM sub-Committee to be made up of from member clubs delegates. NBTC(A) Constitution 7.3 clearly states that the NBTC(A) President and Secretary shall not be a club delegate. The NBTC(A) Member Clubs should be mindful of past contraventions from the NBTC(A) Executive Committee in particular NBTC(A) correspondence ‘out’ 17/16 to the ANKC in where the current NBTC(A) President was the instigator.
The members also requested that a copy of this motion be forwarded to the Executive Assistant at Dogs Victoria for referral to the ANKC - National Breed Council Working Party.


Member Clubs Votes to be in by 13 September 2019

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Bull Terrier Miniature Club of Victoria, VIC, Australia
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