November 9th, 2011
President Rusty Kingery called the meeting to order at 7:28 pm. In attendance: Bo Gloster, Jackie Blumenstetter, Dee Carlson, Dave and Rusty Kingery, Nancy Warfield, Michelle Brown and Sandee Isaacson.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as printed in the Barker.
President’s report: none.
Secretary’s report: none.
Treasurer’s report: Patty Anderson was not present and there was nothing to reported .
Membership: Nancy had no report on new memberships.
AKC Delegate: Bo reported on the realignments that will change from 7 to 11 groups. Motions will read in December and voted on in March 2012. The Group growth projection without re-alignment, within three years the Sporting group will have 39 breeds. Non Sporting will have 23 breeds. Working will have 42 breeds. Terriers will have 31 breeds. Toys will have 25 breeds. Hounds will have 41 breeds. Herding will have 30 breeds. With realignment, Hounds will be broken down into Scenthound and Sighthound . Working will be broken down into a Working Utility group, a Working Molosser and a Working Northern Spitz. Sporting will be broken down into Setters and Retrievers. Bo also said if the total number of Sporting breeds falls below a certain threshold number of breeds then those two groups will compete as one. Bo will write a report and present the purposed changes by email to the club In December. Reserve Best in Show starts July 3rd, 2012. Rusty suggested that the Group Clubs should have an award for the Best Hound in Show, the Best Working in Show and Best Sporting in Show. Bo said that will probably not be allowed officially but maybe as a Special Attraction. AKC Board Elections are in March 2012.
Sandee suggested we have a Best Bred By Group at our next August show.
New Business: none.
Unfinished Business: none.
Next Meeting will be at the Christmas party on December 14th at the Crab Cracker in Kirkland. Dinner is at 6:30pm. Please bring a gift worth no more than $20 to exchange for the party. RSVP to Jan.
Motion granted to adjourn the meeting at 8:10pm.
Respectfully, Michelle Brown Secretary