Board Bulletin


For Immediate Release


Town Hall Meeting 

Monday  - February 16, 2015






February 16, 2015, 9:00 p.m. EST


With our move into full recognition, one of the requirements that we must complete is to update our bylaws to meet AKC requirements.  Additionally because our club is incorporated in New York and there have been changes in New York law, the board retained a lawyer that specializes in New York Not-for-Profit law to review our bylaws and ensure that we are in compliance. 

 A draft of the updated constitution and bylaws was originally created by the MASCUSA Board of Directors, following the AKC specified format, and subsequently reviewed and revised by the MASCUSA Governing Documents Committee.  The resulting draft was submitted to and revised by Anne Downey, Esq. of Hodgson Russ LLP, an expert in New York not-for-profit corporate law and the NY not-for-profit revitalization legislation.  The draft from Anne Downey was submitted to AKC for approval, and additional edits were made in response to requests from AKC.  These bylaws have now been approved by AKC for the purpose of sending to the membership of MASCUSA for vote.  The updated bylaws can be viewed at


The Town Hall Meeting has been set up so that members may have an opportunity to ask questions about the updated bylaws and the manner in which the voting process will be done.  The meeting will be on February 16, 2015, 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and the call-in information is telephone number

1-605-475-6333, participant code 3107079.  


This meeting will be recorded.



 The MASCUSA Board of Directors