The monthly Board Zoom meeting was held on November 2, 2021. Mayno Blanding, our AKC Delegate, joined the Board Zoom call to provide the Board with an update. Mayno indicated that Don James was elected as the Parent Club Committee Secretary. This Parent Club Committee is currently working on developing a manual for new Parent Clubs which can also be used as a resource for existing Parent Clubs. Don James, the Parent Club Delegate Committee Secretary, is the Member-At-Large of the Leonberger Club of America, which has a Code of Ethics addressing members’ best practices and conduct. Mr. James also shared with Ms. Blanding that the Leonbergers have a Member Practices Assurance Committee that evaluates all complaints taking pressure off the Board for complaints that don’t have merit. Ms. Blanding plans to share these documents with our Board when she receives them from Mr. James. The AKC Board has approved the BBE proposals relating to future Puppy BBE class(es). These proposals will be voted on at the December Delegate meeting in Orlando. Therefore, these BBE proposals will not be in effect in time for the upcoming shows. If approved, puppies entered in the BBE puppy class(es) that win points will no longer disqualify breeders from receiving their BBE medallions for those dogs. AKC is making participation in Meet the Breeds as easy as possible on the participants by helping with unloading, set-up, etc. Mayno will provide detailed AKC Delegate reports quarterly in our Bulletin. Mayno would like our members to feel free to reach out to her whenever something is needed from our AKC Delegate – she stressed her desire to be a resource for our members. Pres Wotton asked Mayno to look into the rationale for requiring Parent Clubs to have an AKC licensed judge for the 4-6 month puppy competition as well as ask for this requirement to be re-evaluated for Parent Club Specialties. Mayno agreed and will get back to the Board on this matter. Thank you, Mayno, for doing a great job as our AKC Delegate and thank you for updating the Board with this important information. After Ms. Blanding disconnected from the Zoom call, the Board proceeded with business.