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March 2010 Barker


February 10, 2010

President Beverly Little called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm. In attendance: Beverly Little, Jan Leikam, Dee and Ken Carlson, Patty Anderson, Barbara O'Neill, Bo Gloster, Michelle Brown, Nolan Rundquist, Rusty and Dave Kingery, Laura Young, Geri Orta, Doug Haldeman, Nancy and Martin Warfield. The minutes of December's meeting were read by Michelle Brown. Moved and seconded to accept the minutes as printed in the Barker. Passed unanimously.

Secretary's Report: The photographs of the winning groups for the January show were passed around.

Treasurer's Report: Jan Leikam says not all of the income reports are back yet.

Board Report: Beverly Little asked the club to give a round of applause for the January Show Chair, her Committee and all the Club members who worked so hard to put on a great show.

Committee Reports:

January 2010 Show: Jan Leikam reported only one entry withdrew because of a judge change. Geri Orta suggested the dogs should be put in order according to jump height for the Obedience rings. Dee Carlson said we cannot do that because it would put the dogs out of catalog order.

August 2010 Show: Barbara O'Neill reported for Cliff Hewitt. The budget was discussed at the board meeting. Entry fees were approved at $28.00. Dee Carlson says as of April 1st, 2010, the AKC will accept mixed breeds to enter in agility, obedience and rally trials. The Grand Champion class also goes into effect May 12th, 2010.

Membership: Rusty Kingery reported 2 prospective new members did not attend tonight. There were some concerns discussed by Laura Young in regards to membership.

Newsletter: Rusty Kingery reports we have a new printer and the Barker will be printed at her home now.

Unfinished Business: None.

New Business: Bo Gloster explained the Good Sportsmanship Award is given to us by the AKC for us to recognize a Club member for Good Sportsmanship. Nominees for this year's Good Sportsmanship Award may be mailed/emailed to Bo. Bo Gloster presented the 2009 sportsmanship medallion award to Dee Carlson. It was suggested it be presented formally at the Awards Banquet.

Calendar: Rusty Kingery presented the Events Calendar for this year. The Awards Banquet will be March 17th, at the Crab Cracker in Kirkland. Please send your dogs' information: dog's name, breeder, owners, and award to Rusty by March 12th. Send the same information along with a picture of your dog to Patty by March 12th.

B-Match: Jan Leikam has applied for the August 14th B-Match. Other clubs may join and also mixed breeds can enter for obedience. The $150.00 field fee will be split by all of the clubs who join. Insurance certificates should be sent to Jan.

Bo Gloster corrected a rumor he had resigned as the August 2010 Show Chair. Beverly read the March 2nd, 2009 board minutes which stated Bo Gloster's tenure ended and Cliff Hewitt was asked to take the 2010 Show Chair. Bo stated he had not resigned.

New Committees: Beverly Little read off the committees and asked for Committee Chair volunteers. New appointees: Laura Young, Chair, Geri Orta and Nancy Warfield volunteered for the committee for the annual review of the Standing Rules. Nancy Warfield volunteered to be Program Chair. Doug Haldeman volunteered to serve with Rusty on the Membeship Committee. Several committees still need Chairs, including the January 2012 Show. Dee Carlson presented the hotel contract for the August 2011 show. the rooms will cost $94.00 a night at th Marriott. Patty Anderson volunteered to help with the Hotel Master Contract.

Next meeting: March 17, Awards Banquet, Crab Cracker, Kirkland.

Motion granted to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Michelle Brown, Secretary

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