About us

The founding Board of Directors of the ISSSC will be:

Robert Davis, 13 Titus Lane, Boxford, MA  01921
Launette Kimball, P.O. Box 97, Montpelier, ID  83254
Douglas Willett, 5436 Hwy 83, Seeley Lake, MT  59868
John Coyne, Tilquhillie Castle, Banchory, Kincardineshire, AB316JT,  Scotland, UK

The terms of office of the founding Directors will be 2, 4 and 6 years for the North American Directors, and 6 years for the European Director, measured from 9/01/02.  Which term will be applied to which director will be decided by lot, if required.  Thereafter the terms of elected directors will be 6 years.  If a director vacates before his term expires, then the remaining directors will elect a club member to serve the remainder of the vacated term.  

Election of a directors will occur every 2 years beginning in 2004.  Nominations must be submitted in writing during the month of May of the year of the election, and must be supported by at least 3 members.  If only 1 nomination is received, that person will be declared elected.  If more than 1 nomination is made, then an election by mailed ballot to all members will proceed in June.  To be elected, a candidate must receive a majority of the total number of votes cast.  If no candidate receives a majority, then a second election will be held.  Any candidate who did not receive enough votes in the first election so that the sum of his votes and the votes of all candidates receiving fewer votes than him is insufficient to place him at least second in the standings will be removed from the second election.  This procedure will continue until some candidate receives a majority of the votes cast.  The election process must be finished by September 1st of the year of the election.

The Board of Directors will be responsible for all actions of the ISSSC.  Each board will determine its methodology of operation.  Actions will be decided by a majority vote.

These actions will include, but not be limited to, overseeing all elections, collecting and dispensing money and creating programs to accomplish the objectives of the club as previously defined.  More specifically, the Board will establish and oversee:

A. A website for the Club
B. A newsletter for the Club
C. A Club racing program
D. A club sleddog evaluation program
E. A sperm bank for older super studs
F. Outcross breeding procedures for arctic type non-Seppalas
G. Relationships and programs with the CKC
H. Pedigree records back to the 10 root dogs for all the Founders

Voting Membership in the Club requires:

A. Payment of dues
B. Ownership of at least one CKC registered Seppala Siberian
C. Breeding at least one litter that qualifies for CKC registration into the Seppala Siberian Sleddog class
D. Racing in at least 3 creditable races.

The Board may waive the above requirements for special cases.

Non-voting and Junior memberships require only payment of dues and ownership of a CKC registered Seppala Siberian Sleddog