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NACA History 1979-89


1979

January, 1979 - The "NACA NEWS” was published for the first time and the door to communication between animal regulatory agencies was opened a crack. Phil Arkow, NACA Secretary, edited the publication for the first five plus years and did most of the work by himself. Phil, who was a resident of Colorado, also arranged for the incorporation of NACA in that state.

November, 1979 - A small group of NACA members met at the Texas Animal Control Association conference in College Station, Texas. Discussions were held on what was expected of NACA and how to fund those expectations.

President: Mike Burgwin

Board Members: John Brodie 1st Treasurer

Conference: November 11, 1979 - College Station, TX


1980

November saw nearly one hundred members assemble in Portland, Oregon for NACA’s first annual training conference. Great subjects taught by outstanding instructors set the tone for future training to be presented by NACA. A board of directors and officers were elected. Prior to the election, names were placed on bylaws and other documents requiring a list of the board of directors. All of them had agreed to the use of their name and many of them never attended a NACA meeting. The By-Laws were adopted by the general membership and Mike Burgwin of Washington, was elected president by the general membership.

President: Mike Burgwin

Board Members: Doyle Nordyke 2nd Treasurer

Conference: November 9-12, 1980 - Portland, Oregon


1981

President:

William Curran

Treasurer:

Doyle Nordyke

Secretary:

Phil Arkow


Vice President:

Shelby Dow

Membership Secretary:

Shelby Dow

Board Members:

Phil Darling - Region 1
Nancy Wiswall - Region 2
Henry Davis - Region 3
Robert Fisher - Region 4
Dick Jones - Region 5
Wallace Berry - Region 6
James Weverka - Region 7
Anne Thompson - Region 8
Darlene Larson - Region 9
Ken Nixon - Region 10
Barbara Ultican - Region 11
Bill Harford - Region 12
Laura Thompson - Region 13


Conference: November 11-14, 1981 - Framingham, MA

William Curran of Massachusetts was elected president by the general membership and future meetings were changed to May of each year. The Internal Revenue Service recognized NACA as a nonprofit, tax exempt 501 C 3 association.

Logo Winner Announced - "Shield of Protection”, depicting a caring officer sheltering a dog and a cat. Submitted by Rushe Hudson, Director of Animal Control Amarillo, TX.


1982

President:

William Curran

Treasurer:

Doyle Nordyke

Secretary:

Phil Arkow


Vice President:

Darlene Larson

Membership Secretary:

Annelda Baetz, DVM

Board Members:

Phil Darling - Region 1
Lynn Tyler - Region 2
Henry Davis - Region 3
Robert Fisher - Region 4
Dick Jones - Region 5
Wallace Berry - Region 6
James Weverka - Region 7
Anne Thompson - Region 8
Joan Wallace - Region 9
Ken Nixon - Region 10
Barbara Ultican - Region 11
Bill Harford - Region 12
Laura Thompson - Region 13


Conference: June 24-26, 1982 - Columbus, GA


1983

President:

William Curran

Treasurer:

Barbara Ultican

Secretary:

Phil Arkow


Vice President:

Darlene Larson

Membership Secretary:

Annelda Baetz, DVM

Board Members:

Phil Darling - Region 1
Lynn Tyler - Region 2
Eric Blow - Region 3
Ed DeCastro- Region 4
Dave Larson - Region 5
Casey Burglass - Region 6
James Weverka - Region 7
Anne Thompson - Region 8
Diane Lane - Region 9
Joan Casey - Region 10
Candy Keyes - Region 11
Bill Harford - Region 12
Laura Thompson - Region 13


Conference: May 12-15, 1983 - Mackinac Island, MI

NACA Distinguished Service Awards

Bill Reeder
Robert Reynolds


1984

President:

Eric Blow

Treasurer:

Barbara Ultican

Secretary:

Lynn Tyler


Vice President:

Casey Burglass

Membership Secretary:

Annelda Baetz, DVM

Executive Secretary:

Phil Arkow

Board Members:

Phil Darling/Joan Card - Region 1
George Waterford - Region 2
Paul Knot - Region 3
Ed DeCastro - Region 4
Dave Larson - Region 5
Robert E. Lee - Region 6
James Weverka - Region 7
Anne Thompson - Region 8
Darlene Larson - Region 9
Mike McFarland - Region 10
Candy Keyes/Mike Burgwin - Region 11
Bill Harford/Mert Davis - Region 12
Harris Melemai - Region 13


Conference: May 24-26, 1984 - Little Rock, AR

NACA Distinguished Service Awards

Billie Joe
Kay Nickson

Phil Arkow was hired as part time Executive Secretary for NACA. Michael McFarland of Utah became editor of the "NACA News” and under his direction it became the slick magazine it is today.


1985

President:

Eric Blow

Treasurer:

Debi Biggs
Barbara Ultican

Secretary:

Lynn Tyler


Vice President:

Casey Burglass

Executive Secretary:

Phil Arkow

Board Members:

Joan Card - Region 1
George Waterford - Region 2
Jerry Canaday/Paul Knot - Region 3
Ed DeCastro - Region 4
Dave Larson - Region 5
Robert E. Lee - Region 6
James Weverka - Region 7
Anne Thompson - Region 8
William Berg - Region 9
Mike McFarland - Region 10
Mike Burgwin/Barbara Ultican - Region 11
Mert Davis - Region 12
Vacant - Region 13


Conference: May 16-18. 1985 - Salt Lake City, UT

NACA Distinguished Service Awards

Thomas Ackers
Charles Bratisax
Bob Bullard
Mary Eichler
Judy Kildare
Linda Pew
Robert Rodriques

Board member, Lynn Tyler obtained a grant from the Geraldine Dodge foundation. The grant was to assist NACA in the writing and printing of a training manual for all parties interested in animal welfare. Mike Burgwin became the part time Executive Director and a corporate office was set up in his home in Indianola, Washington.


1986

President:

Eric Blow
Lynn Tyler

Treasurer:

Debi Biggs

Secretary:

Mike McFarland
Lynn Tyler


Vice President:

Casey Burglass

Executive Secretary:

Mike Burgwin

Board Members:

Joan Card - Region 1
George Waterford/Gary Wood - Region 2
Jerry Canaday - Region 3
Ed DeCastro - Region 4
Tracey Sidoti - Region 5
Robert E. Lee - Region 6
James Weverka - Region 7
Bill Price/Anne Thompson - Region 8
William Berg/Martina Nicholls - Region 9
Hank Brock/Mike McFarland - Region 10
Barbara Ultican - Region 11
Mert Davis - Region 12


Conference: May 22-24, 1986 - New Orleans, LA


1987

President:

Lynn Tyler

Treasurer:

Debi Biggs
Bill Price

Secretary:

Joan Card
Mike McFarland


Vice President:

Casey Burglass
Robert Lee

Executive Secretary:

Mike Burgwin

Board Members:

Joan Card/Lorraine Moule - Region 1
Gary Wood - Region 2
Jerry Canaday/Kenneth Hogan - Region 3
Ed DeCastro/John Snyder - Region 4
Carol Abbott/Tracey Sidoti - Region 5
Casey Burglass/Robert E. Lee - Region 6
James Weverka - Region 7
Dee Newcom/Bill Price - Region 8
Martina Nicholls - Region 9
Hank Brock - Region 10
Barbara Ultican - Region 11
Mert Davis/Sally Hazzard - Region 12


Conference: May 28-30, 1987 - San Diego, CA

Awards:

Animal Control Officer of the Year - Denise Hilton


1988

President:

Robert E. Lee
Lynn Tyler

Treasurer:

Bill Price
James Weverka

Secretary:

Carol Abbott
Joan Card


Vice President:

Robert Lee
Bill Price

Executive Secretary:

Mike Burgwin

Board Members:

Lorraine Moule - Region 1
Barry McNeeki - Region 2
Kenneth Hogan - Region 3
John Snyder - Region 4
Carol Abbott/Bill Stough - Region 5
Casey Burglass - Region 6
Johnnie Mays/James Weverka - Region 7
Pam Burney/Dee Newcom - Region 8
Martina Nicholls - Region 9
Hank Brock - Region 10
Barbara Ultican - Region 11
Sally Hazzard - Region 12


Conference: June 2-4, 1988 - Providence, RI

Awards:

NACA Service Award - Clifford Cook
NACA Honorary Award - Ellmon Miller
NACA Honorary Award - Dorothy Bush
NACA Honorary Award - Gerald Tennyson
NACA Honorary Award - Betty Tennyson

The training manual had not been progressing satisfactorily and Casey Burglass of Louisiana was selected by the Board of Directors to take charge of the training manual project. She was instructed to crack down on the authors dragging their feet and to push for completion of the manual by the next board meeting.


1989

President:

Robert E. Lee

Treasurer:

James Weverka

Secretary:

Carol Abbott


Vice President:

Hank Brock
Bill Price

Executive Secretary:

Mike Burgwin

Board Members:

Lorraine Moule/Sue Webb - Region 1
Barry McNeeki - Region 2
Kenneth Hogan - Region 3
John Snyder - Region 4
Bill Stough - Region 5
Casey Burglass - Region 6
Johnnie Mays - Region 7
Pam Burney - Region 8
Darlene Larson/Martina Nicholls - Region 9
Hank Brock/Lou Lynes - Region 10
Diane Gicoso/Barbara Ultican - Region 11
Louise DuBois/Sally Hazzard - Region 12


Conference: May 25-27, 1989 - Oklahoma City, OK

NACA’s finances were in dire need of a shot in the arm. The conference provided it. Bill Price, NACA Treasurer and conference chair, called in favors earned over the many years working in Oklahoma City and as a result, a very good conference was put on with minimum cost. The much waited for Training Manual became reality and was released for sale.


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