BOI: Wildmoser v Stark


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AWMA Board of Inquiry

Findings and Recommendations to the AWMA Executive Board

In the matter of Annie Wildmoser vs Angie Stark

Board of Inquiry Members
Dana Miller, Diamond Hansel, Monty Ellison, BOI Chairman

FINDINGS OF THE BOI COMMITTEE

The Board of Inquiry agreed on these findings:

After reviewing the charges filed by Mrs. Annie Wildmoser, the AWMA Board of Inquiry by majority vote concludes that all charges are without merit for the following reason:

  1. There is no Facebook or social media policy under the AWMA bylaws.
  2. There is no personal code of conduct policy in the AWMA bylaws.
  3. The BOI Committee recommends no further action is needed on these charges.

Respectfully submitted on May 30, 2019

Monty Ellison, BOI Chairman Dana Miller, BOI Committee Member Diamond Hansel, BOI Committee Member

Board of Inquiry: Karchnak vs Smith

 

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AWMA Board of Inquiry

Findings and Recommendations to the AWMA Executive Board

In the matter of Carol Karchnak vs Christopher Smith

Board of Inquiry Members
Dana Miller, Diamond Hansel, Monty Ellison, BOI Chairman

FINDINGS OF THE BOI COMMITTEE

The Board of Inquiry agreed on these findings:
After reviewing the charges filed by Ms. Carol Karchnak, the AWMA Board of Inquiry by majority vote concludes that all charges are without merit for the following reasons:

  1. The BOI Committee found in regards to Christopher Smith posting Angie Stark’s address, that once Christopher Smith took possession of the BOI Complaint that contained Angie Stark’s physical address, it became Christopher Smith’s personal property with which he had the right to do what he wanted with it.
  2. The BOI Committee ruled that Christopher Smith cannot control what his Facebook friends post on his personal Facebook page.
  3. The BOI Committee found there is no evidence of any harassment by Christopher Smith towards Angie Stark.
  4. The BOI Committee has already ruled in the matter of sexual harassment in regards to the BOI Complaint Angie Stark vs Christopher Smith. The ruling was unanimous that all charges in this BOI were without merit.
  5. The BOI Committee concludes that there is no evidence of Christopher Smith’s posts about cyber stalking and about winners and losers are directed towards Angie Stark.
  6. The AWMA currently does not have a “Code of Conduct” for elected positions.
  7. The BOI Committee recommends no further action is needed on these charges.
  8. Respectfully submitted on May 20, 2019
    Monty Ellison, BOI Chairman
    Dana Miller, BOI Committee Member
    Diamond Hansel, BOI Committee Member

Board of Inquiry, Christopher Smith

The Board of Inquiry received a compliant by certified mail of sexual harassment and conduct unbecoming an officer and not in the best interests of the AWMA and the AWDF filed by Angie Stark against Christopher Smith.  The complaint also referenced behavior associated with racism. The provided documentation consisted of screenshots of Facebook posts.

One BOI member was recused because they are in the same club as the person named in the complaint.  The alternate served in their place.

After reviewing the charges filed by Ms. Angie Stark, the AWMA Board of Inquiry unanimously concluded that all charges were without merit for the following reasons:

  1. The BOI Committee found that there was no evidence to substantiate the charge of unsportsmanlike conduct.
  2. The BOI Committee found that there was no evidence to substantiate the charge of sexual harassment.
  3. The BOI Committee found that there was no evidence to substantiate the charge of racism.
  4. The BOI Committee recommends no further action is needed on these charges.

Submitted on April 9, 2019

No further action will be taken.

Motion for vote: March 18, 2019

Motion to accept Pure Michigan Dogsports as a full member club of the AWMA.  Waine Singleton, Kim Yeager

9 yes

Poll closed April 2 and motion passed.

Motion for vote: February 19, 2019

Motion to adopt the policy on helper selection for the AWMA IGP Championship.  Kim Yeager, Carol Karchnak

7 yes
2 no
 
Poll closed March 6 and passed.