Our thanks to Tresa Smith, MT for hosting the August meeting.
A discussion was held concerning the Marchador breed standard of the ABCCMM. After the discussion, it was concluded that there may be some areas of difference between what the USMMA members want and th ABCCMM. A breed standards committee was formed, chaired by Tresa Smith to make recommendations at the next meeting.
A proposal to begin a half-Marchador registry was introduced. There were split opinions with some members stauch supporters and others against it as a loss of focus during these critical years of building breed awareness. A motion was made to encourage half-Marchador owners to join as associate members to determine the level of interest during 2006.
There was a sharing of marketing ideas around advertising, shows and other promotions.
Association business on meetings, elections, budgets etc took up the remainder of the meeting.