SABBS membership is open to all Boerboel breeders, and it is fully committed to ensuring that all members will have a say in decision-taking.
However, SABBS’ original Constitution (www.sabbs.org/Constitution/OriginalConst_20120313.pdf) does not provide for electronic voting to enable all members to vote. To address this and other shortcomings of the Constitution certain constitutional processes – also required in terms of the Act – must be followed first. This will include:
11.1 The original Constitution was accepted as interim from the onset, but changes can be made by a two-third majority vote of members eligible to vote (i.e. paid up SABBS members) at an a general meeting (AGM or SGM).
11.2 Consequently, an Annual General Meeting was convened as a matter of urgency for 6 December 2014. Members who join now:
11.3 Purpose of the AGM on 6 December:
Approval and ratification of proposals by the Steering Committee and members that will include:
11.4 Receipt and processing of feedback and comment on the concepts of the revised Constitution and the proposed Breed Standard - Jan. 2015
11.5 Preliminary Notice of Special General Meeting - Jan. 2015
11.6 Special General Meeting: End Feb./ Early March 2015
Therefore, it will take a little while for SABBS to become fully operational. But members and the whole Boerboel community now have the opportunity to be actively involved and to give input towards the establishing of an organisation in place that all Boerboel breeders and owners will want to associate with, and be proud of.