President's Message
Secretary's Message
August
July

August Communique'

President’s Message . . .

The CCA has been moving ahead at a steady pace, making progress in several areas. The Board and the Committees are working together to bring our club to the level of functionality that it deserves.

The Constitution Committee has received the letter of affirmation from the NYS attorney and AKC has what will hopefully be going to the membership by October, once they approve it. We have sent to you the recommendations for the layout of the districts under the realignment. This will be voted on at the meeting.

Contingency plans are being made to accommodate the 2021 National Specialty Show. When the NSC has vetted them, they will submit all possible options to the Board for consideration.

Committee members have been submitted by the Chairs and I am presenting them for approval, we will be voting on them at the meeting. Please contact your DD with your input.

Respectfully submitted,

Annette Rawlings, President
Collie Club of America

Secretary's Message . . .

Attention District Directors: You will be receiving a new list of your member's information. Please review and let Membership Co-Chair, Judy Guthrie know if you have been notified of any changes. Dues renewal for 2021 will be mailed sometime between the middle to the end of October. Having correct member information is essential for all members to receive and renew their membership on time. Also, upon receipt of your new list, please take the opportunity to check on our senior CCA members.

Bulletin Editors and Staff would appreciate if you would check with your members to see if they have received the beautiful Summer 2020 issue. Sending a reminder to your members several times during the year of "Have you changed any of your contact information" will assists us in keeping the CCA database current. All CCA publications are sent to the membership using the mailing list generated by the CCA database. DDs with your assistance on updating information, you will certainly help the CCA financially and our members receive their Bulletins and Yearbook. I have received several new changes of address cards on members from the US Post Office as they do not forward the Bulletin or Yearbook mailings because they are sent out Media Mail and not First Class. We are paying for the change of address but are loosing the issue of the Bulletin. Please assist us in our mailing costs but let me reiterate we want to make sure our members are receiving their publications.

You will be advised as soon as we receive approval from AKC on the submission of the Constitution and By-Laws. Along with direction to be taken for CCA 2021 and the standing for that particular National show.

Hopefully soon we will be over the summer months and cool days will be coming our way. Know many of you are adjusting to the new restrictions for dogs shows set by the AKC and the area shows. Please be careful and stay safe and well.

Janie

August Communique'

President's Message . . .

The CCA has been moving ahead at a steady pace, making progress in several areas. The Board and the Committees are working together to bring our club to the level of functionality that it deserves.

The Constitution Committee has received the letter of affirmation from the NYS attorney and AKC has what will hopefully be going to the membership by October, once they approve it. We have sent to you the recommendations for the layout of the districts under the realignment. This will be voted on at the meeting.

Contingency plans are being made to accommodate the 2021 National Specialty Show. When the NSC has vetted them, they will submit all possible options to the Board for consideration.

Committee members have been submitted by the Chairs and I am presenting them for approval, we will be voting on them at the meeting. Please contact your DD with your input.

Respectfully submitted,

Annette Rawlings, President
Collie Club of America

Secretary's Message . . .

Attention District Directors: You will be receiving a new list of your member's information. Please review and let Membership Co-Chair, Judy Guthrie know if you have been notified of any changes. Dues renewal for 2021 will be mailed sometime between the middle to the end of October. Having correct member information is essential for all members to receive and renew their membership on time. Also, upon receipt of your new list, please take the opportunity to check on our senior CCA members.

Bulletin Editors and Staff would appreciate if you would check with your members to see if they have received the beautiful Summer 2020 issue. Sending a reminder to your members several times during the year of "Have you changed any of your contact information" will assists us in keeping the CCA database current. All CCA publications are sent to the membership using the mailing list generated by the CCA database. DDs with your assistance on updating information, you will certainly help the CCA financially and our members receive their Bulletins and Yearbook. I have received several new changes of address cards on members from the US Post Office as they do not forward the Bulletin or Yearbook mailings because they are sent out Media Mail and not First Class. We are paying for the change of address but are loosing the issue of the Bulletin. Please assist us in our mailing costs but let me reiterate we want to make sure our members are receiving their publications.

You will be advised as soon as we receive approval from AKC on the submission of the Constitution and By-Laws. Along with direction to be taken for CCA 2021 and the standing for that particular National show.

Hopefully soon we will be over the summer months and cool days will be coming our way. Know many of you are adjusting to the new restrictions for dogs shows set by the AKC and the area shows. Please be careful and stay safe and well.

Janie

August 2020 Files

> Ballot and Discussion Items (Meeting date: Thursday, 9/3/20)

> Treasurer's Report - June 30, 2020 presented by Mike Esch, CCA Treasurer, CCA Audit Committee review of 2018 Financials, Proposal to split the Yearbook to save money, New Committee Members for the Yearbook and National Show Rules Committee, Review of Executive Committee Meeting on August 6, 2020, New Members and Reinstates - August 2020, Minutes, Ballot, and Discussion results of July 30, 2020 Meeting

> Realignment Proposal - Submitted by CCA Realignment Committee

> 2020-2022 Collie Club of America Committees and Chairs

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July 2020 Files

> Items for Vote

> Treasurer's Report, Items for discussion, New members and reinstates, Ballot results

> Realignment of districts map proposal: Map of the 14 districts

> CCA membership count map

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May 2020 Files

> Part 1
Treasurer's Report - February & March 2020, Dates of Board Meetings for 2020, President Presents New Committees & Chairs, President Presents Committees & Chairs for the 2020-2022 Term

> Part 2
National Trophy Committee Presents for Board Approval: a.) CCA Challenge Trophy in memory of Martha Ramerd, b.) New Committee Member - Jan Shields, 2021 National Committee Chairs for Board Approval, 2022 National Committee Chairs for Board Approval

> Part 3
Ratification action on two items of business taken by the Executive Committee that was reported to the Board of Directors for their approval at the next meeting (May 28th). a.) Moving 2020 National Conformation Judges to the 2023 National in Ft. Wayne, IN, b.) Correction of omitted pictures from the 2019 Yearbook that were taken by the official photographer, EC has made a proposal to the Board for the yearbook front and back covers if the National Specialty is not held, Introduction of New Members & Reinstates, Ballot Voting Results from April 1, 2020 Board Meeting & Discussion Topics

> Part 4
2020 Western Regional Herding Trial Bid, To be held: September 12 - 13, 2020, Fido's Farm - Olympia, WA

> Part 5
Board Meeting, Thursday, May 28, 2020, Voting Ballot & Discussion Items

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January 2020 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Results of Ballot and Meeting Minutes from November 7, 2019

> New members and reinstates from Nov. 2019

> Proposal of Member Biographies on the CCA Website and Hawkins System Reboot

> Breed Standard Committee - Proposed Chairs and Committee Members

> CA National Specialty 2021 Committee Chair Bio Letters, UT National Specialty 2022 Committee Chair Bio Letters, and 2019 Yearbook Reports (so far)

> Financials (2019 Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec ), Resignation Letter from Material Sales Chair, Bio Letter from New Material Sales Chair, and New Film Available about Sunnybank

(Download a PDF Reader from Adobe)

October 2019 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Dog Judges Educational Foundation Letter

> Message on DMS from Collie Health Foundation

> Ballot Results and Discussion Items

> Bios for 2021 National Committee Chairs

May 2019 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

(Download a PDF Reader from Adobe)

March 2019 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> CCA Junior Membership Application and Code of Ethics

> West Regional 2019 Bid Form

February 2019 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Library of Champions quote, Volumes 9 and 10

> New Junior Membership Application

> Final Revision - CCA National Specialty Show Rules

> List of District Directors and Directors At Large

2018 Communique'

October 2018 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> 2021 National Specialty Proposal Letter, SoCal

> 2021 National Specialty Bid Proposal, SoCal

> 2021 National Specialty Host Hotel Proposal, SoCal

> 2019 AKC Meet The Breeds Information Letter

> 2019 AKC Meet The Breeds Response Form

> 2019 AKC Meet The Breeds Electricity Service Order Payment Form

> List of District Directors and Directors-at-Large – email contact

July 2018 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Committee Chairs, 2018-2020

> District Directors and Directors-at-Large

May 2018 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> List of Committee Chairs and Members

February 2018 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

July 2020 Files

> Items for Vote

> Treasurer's Report, Items for discussion, New members and reinstates, Ballot results

> Realignment of districts map proposal: Map of the 14 districts

> CCA membership count map

(Download a PDF Reader from Adobe)

May 2020 Files

> Part 1
Treasurer's Report - February & March 2020, Dates of Board Meetings for 2020, President Presents New Committees & Chairs, President Presents Committees & Chairs for the 2020-2022 Term

> Part 2
National Trophy Committee Presents for Board Approval: a.) CCA Challenge Trophy in memory of Martha Ramerd, b.) New Committee Member - Jan Shields, 2021 National Committee Chairs for Board Approval, 2022 National Committee Chairs for Board Approval

> Part 3
Ratification action on two items of business taken by the Executive Committee that was reported to the Board of Directors for their approval at the next meeting (May 28th). a.) Moving 2020 National Conformation Judges to the 2023 National in Ft. Wayne, IN, b.) Correction of omitted pictures from the 2019 Yearbook that were taken by the official photographer, EC has made a proposal to the Board for the yearbook front and back covers if the National Specialty is not held, Introduction of New Members & Reinstates, Ballot Voting Results from April 1, 2020 Board Meeting & Discussion Topics

> Part 4
2020 Western Regional Herding Trial Bid, To be held: September 12 - 13, 2020, Fido's Farm - Olympia, WA

> Part 5
Board Meeting, Thursday, May 28, 2020, Voting Ballot & Discussion Items

(Download a PDF Reader from Adobe)

January 2020 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Results of Ballot and Meeting Minutes from November 7, 2019

> New members and reinstates from Nov. 2019

> Proposal of Member Biographies on the CCA Website and Hawkins System Reboot

> Breed Standard Committee - Proposed Chairs and Committee Members

> CA National Specialty 2021 Committee Chair Bio Letters, UT National Specialty 2022 Committee Chair Bio Letters, and 2019 Yearbook Reports (so far)

> Financials (2019 Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec ), Resignation Letter from Material Sales Chair, Bio Letter from New Material Sales Chair, and New Film Available about Sunnybank

October 2019 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Dog Judges Educational Foundation Letter

> Message on DMS from Collie Health Foundation

> Ballot Results and Discussion Items

> Bios for 2021 National Committee Chairs

May 2019 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

(Download a PDF Reader from Adobe)

March 2019 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> CCA Junior Membership Application and Code of Ethics

> West Regional 2019 Bid Form

February 2019 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Library of Champions quote, Volumes 9 and 10

> New Junior Membership Application

> Final Revision - CCA National Specialty Show Rules

> List of District Directors and Directors At Large

2018 Communique'

October 2018 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> 2021 National Specialty Proposal Letter, SoCal

> 2021 National Specialty Bid Proposal, SoCal

> 2021 National Specialty Host Hotel Proposal, SoCal

> 2019 AKC Meet The Breeds Information Letter

> 2019 AKC Meet The Breeds Response Form

> 2019 AKC Meet The Breeds Electricity Service Order Payment Form

> List of District Directors and Directors-at-Large – email contact

July 2018 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Committee Chairs, 2018-2020

> District Directors and Directors-at-Large

May 2018 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> List of Committee Chairs and Members

February 2018 Files

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

2017 Communique'

Sept./Oct. 2017

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Westminster Kennel Club Meet and Compete Event

> 2018 Western Regional Herding Trial Proposal

> 2018 Eastern Regional Herding Trial Proposal

August 2017

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

June 2017

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

May 2017

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

March 2017

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

NOTE: Since the Ballot was presented, the President has contacted those submitting the 2020 bid for Springfield and found they had already released all the dates with the presented showsite and hotel. Therefore, Syracuse has the bid for 2020. However we have requested of them to submit another bid for expenses and income proposed for 2020 since they had agreed to a four day conformation rather than the five day that was originally proposed. Hence, the need for anew clarification of the expense and income statement of the proposal. This will be voted on by the Board.

January 2017

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

2016 Communique'

November 2016

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Bid Proposal: 2017 West Regional Herding Trial

> Bid Proposal: 2017 East Regional Herding Trial

> Report from National Show Committee regarding 2020 Host Show Bids

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Springfield National Specialty Overview

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Springfield National Specialty Budget

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Syracuse National Specialty Overview

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Syracuse National Specialty Budget, page 1

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Syracuse National Specialty Budget, page 2

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Syracuse National Specialty Budget, page 3

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Syracuse National Specialty Budget, page 4

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Syracuse National Specialty Budget, page 5

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Syracuse National Specialty Budget, page 6

(Download a PDF Reader from Adobe)

September 2016

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Motion Tracker

> Les Canavan Bio

August 2016

> Communique'

> August Addendum

> Items for Vote

> Realignment Proposal Letter

> Realignment Proposal Map

> Petition concerning realignment of District 2

> Petition signers

June 2016

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Realignment Proposal Letter

> Realignment Proposal Map

April 2016

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

February 2016

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Tellers Report -- National Officers

> Tellers Report -- District Directors

2015 Communique'

November 2015

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Tellers Report -- Nominations of District Directors

> Motion Tracker

> Final Judges Ballot for 2018 National Specialty

> Cover Letter for 2016 Herding Regional Bid Proposals

> 2016 Eastern Herding Regional Bid

> 2016 Western Herding Regional Bid

> Cover Letter for 2019 National Specialty Bids

> 2019 National Specialty Bid, Peoria, Illinois

> 2019 National Specialty Bid, Iowa

October 2015

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Ballot for 2018 National Judges

September 2015

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

August 2015

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Nomination ballot for national office

June 2015

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Letter from CHF

April 2015

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

March Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

> Agenda

> To the Board of Directors of the CCA from President Mike Van Tassell

> Board realignment from our Constitution Committee Chair Jeffrey Tallackson

> Final realignment revised original proposal based on 2015 membership renewals

> Letter to accompany report from Lori Montero for the Board Meeting at the National

> Proposal from the Realignment Committee

> Realignment map

> Report regarding CCA logo by Darci Brown

> Shining Star Report

> Take the Lead letter

> Communications Committee Report and Recommendation

January 2015

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Committee Reports

2014 Communique'

November 2014

> Communique'
> Items for Vote
> Ballot for selection CCA 2017 National Specialty judges round 2
> 2015 Breed Education Seminar final proposal
> 2018 National Specialty letter from National Show Committee
> 2018 National Specialty proposal - Georgia
> 2018 National Specialty proposal - Virginia
> 2018 National Specialty proposal photos - Virginia

September 2014

> Communique'
> Items for Vote
> Additional discussion item
> Ballot for selection CCA 2017 National Specialty judges round 1
> Constitutional Committee report
> Membership application, 6th draft
> New members and reinstates
> Reinstates form, final 9-8-2014

August 2014

> Communique'
> Items for Vote
> July Ballot Results
> Committee Chairs
> Western Regional Proposal for 2015
> Eastern Regional Proposal for 2015
> New Reinstate Form
> New Membership Application
> Proposal for BOB Challenge Trophy

July 2014

> Communique'
> Items for Vote

May 2014

> Communique'
> Items for Vote
> Officers and District Directors 2014-2016
> List of Committee Chairs 2014 - 2016
> 2015 National Specialty Brochure

February 2014

> Communique'
> Items for Vote

January 2014

> Communique'
> Items for Vote

2013 Communique'

December 2013

> Communique'
> Items for Vote

November 2013

> Communique'
> Items for Vote
> Tellers Committee Report
> Cover Sheet to 2017 National Specialty Bids
> Cover letter to the Board of Directors for 2017 National Specialty Bids
> Bid for 2017 National Specialty in Boise
> Bid for 2017 National Specialty in Sacramento

October 2013

> Communique'
> Items for vote
> 2014 Central Regional Bid
> 2014 Eastern Regional Bid
> 2014 Western Regional Bid

September 2013

> Communique'
> Items for discussion
> Items for vote

August 2013

> Communique'
> Items for vote
> CCA 2015 Show Site Committee List
> Roxann Heit and Dale Heit Bio
> Nomination Ballot for National Office by the Board 2014-2016 Elections
> Bios – All Candidates as of August Communique'
> Ballot for Selection of CCA 2016 Judges

July 2013

> Communique'
> Items for discussion
> Items for vote

May 2013

> Communique'
> May 2013 Ballot

February 2013

> Communique'
> February 2013 Ballot

2012 Communique'

November 2012

> Communique'
> November 2012 Ballot
> Selection of 2015 National Specialty Judges - Final Round

October 2012

> Communique'
> October 2012 Ballot
> Selection of 2015 National Specialty Judges - Round 1

August 2012

> Communique'
> August 2012 Ballot

July 2012

> Communique'
> July 2012 Ballot

May 2012

> Communique'
> May 2012 Ballot

2017 Communique'

Sept./Oct. 2017

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Westminster Kennel Club Meet and Compete Event

> 2018 Western Regional Herding Trial Proposal

> 2018 Eastern Regional Herding Trial Proposal

August 2017

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

June 2017

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

May 2017

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

March 2017

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

NOTE: Since the Ballot was presented, the President has contacted those submitting the 2020 bid for Springfield and found they had already released all the dates with the presented showsite and hotel. Therefore, Syracuse has the bid for 2020. However we have requested of them to submit another bid for expenses and income proposed for 2020 since they had agreed to a four day conformation rather than the five day that was originally proposed. Hence, the need for anew clarification of the expense and income statement of the proposal. This will be voted on by the Board.

January 2017

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

2016 Communique'

November 2016

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Bid Proposal: 2017 West Regional Herding Trial

> Bid Proposal: 2017 East Regional Herding Trial

> Report from National Show Committee regarding 2020 Host Show Bids

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Springfield National Specialty Overview

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Springfield National Specialty Budget

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Syracuse National Specialty Overview

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Syracuse National Specialty Budget, page 1

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Syracuse National Specialty Budget, page 2

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Syracuse National Specialty Budget, page 3

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Syracuse National Specialty Budget, page 4

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Syracuse National Specialty Budget, page 5

> Bid Proposal: 2020 Syracuse National Specialty Budget, page 6

(Download a PDF Reader from Adobe)

September 2016

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Motion Tracker

> Les Canavan Bio

August 2016

> Communique'

> August Addendum

> Items for Vote

> Realignment Proposal Letter

> Realignment Proposal Map

> Petition concerning realignment of District 2

> Petition signers

June 2016

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Realignment Proposal Letter

> Realignment Proposal Map

April 2016

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

February 2016

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Tellers Report -- National Officers

> Tellers Report -- District Directors

2015 Communique'

November 2015

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Tellers Report -- Nominations of District Directors

> Motion Tracker

> Final Judges Ballot for 2018 National Specialty

> Cover Letter for 2016 Herding Regional Bid Proposals

> 2016 Eastern Herding Regional Bid

> 2016 Western Herding Regional Bid

> Cover Letter for 2019 National Specialty Bids

> 2019 National Specialty Bid, Peoria, Illinois

> 2019 National Specialty Bid, Iowa

October 2015

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Ballot for 2018 National Judges

September 2015

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

August 2015

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Nomination ballot for national office

June 2015

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Letter from CHF

April 2015

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

March Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

> Agenda

> To the Board of Directors of the CCA from President Mike Van Tassell

> Board realignment from our Constitution Committee Chair Jeffrey Tallackson

> Final realignment revised original proposal based on 2015 membership renewals

> Letter to accompany report from Lori Montero for the Board Meeting at the National

> Proposal from the Realignment Committee

> Realignment map

> Report regarding CCA logo by Darci Brown

> Shining Star Report

> Take the Lead letter

> Communications Committee Report and Recommendation

January 2015

> Communique'

> Items for Vote

> Committee Reports

2014 Communique'

November 2014

> Communique'
> Items for Vote
> Ballot for selection CCA 2017 National Specialty judges round 2
> 2015 Breed Education Seminar final proposal
> 2018 National Specialty letter from National Show Committee
> 2018 National Specialty proposal - Georgia
> 2018 National Specialty proposal - Virginia
> 2018 National Specialty proposal photos - Virginia

September 2014

> Communique'
> Items for Vote
> Additional discussion item
> Ballot for selection CCA 2017 National Specialty judges round 1
> Constitutional Committee report
> Membership application, 6th draft
> New members and reinstates
> Reinstates form, final 9-8-2014

August 2014

> Communique'
> Items for Vote
> July Ballot Results
> Committee Chairs
> Western Regional Proposal for 2015
> Eastern Regional Proposal for 2015
> New Reinstate Form
> New Membership Application
> Proposal for BOB Challenge Trophy

July 2014

> Communique'
> Items for Vote

May 2014

> Communique'
> Items for Vote
> Officers and District Directors 2014-2016
> List of Committee Chairs 2014 - 2016
> 2015 National Specialty Brochure

February 2014

> Communique'
> Items for Vote

January 2014

> Communique'
> Items for Vote

2013 Communique'

December 2013

> Communique'
> Items for Vote

November 2013

> Communique'
> Items for Vote
> Tellers Committee Report
> Cover Sheet to 2017 National Specialty Bids
> Cover letter to the Board of Directors for 2017 National Specialty Bids
> Bid for 2017 National Specialty in Boise
> Bid for 2017 National Specialty in Sacramento

October 2013

> Communique'
> Items for vote
> 2014 Central Regional Bid
> 2014 Eastern Regional Bid
> 2014 Western Regional Bid

September 2013

> Communique'
> Items for discussion
> Items for vote

August 2013

> Communique'
> Items for vote
> CCA 2015 Show Site Committee List
> Roxann Heit and Dale Heit Bio
> Nomination Ballot for National Office by the Board 2014-2016 Elections
> Bios – All Candidates as of August Communique'
> Ballot for Selection of CCA 2016 Judges

July 2013

> Communique'
> Items for discussion
> Items for vote

May 2013

> Communique'
> May 2013 Ballot

February 2013

> Communique'
> February 2013 Ballot

2012 Communique'

November 2012

> Communique'
> November 2012 Ballot
> Selection of 2015 National Specialty Judges - Final Round

October 2012

> Communique'
> October 2012 Ballot
> Selection of 2015 National Specialty Judges - Round 1

August 2012

> Communique'
> August 2012 Ballot

July 2012

> Communique'
> July 2012 Ballot

May 2012

> Communique'
> May 2012 Ballot

Please send all questions to ccasec@tctelco.net
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