President, Rusty Kingery, called the meeting to order at 7:30pm. In attendance: Dave and Rusty Kingery, Jan Leikam, Dee Carlson, Patty Anderson, Geri Orta, Nancy Warfield, Tonya Gisselberg, Dee Smiley, Nolan Rundquist, Michelle Brown, and guests: Paul & Jackie Blumenstetter.
Secretary’s report: The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as printed in the Barker.
President’s report: Rusty thanks everyone for coming and does a quick review of the meeting agenda for the night.
Treasurer’s report: Rusty is helping getting all of the accounts changed over from Treasurer Jan Leikam to Patty Ander-son. She reviewed the year end financial report and the January show of which we have not received all of the final numbers yet.
January 2011 Show - Everything went smoothly. Jan reports that the judges were particularly happy with the hotel. The Monday lunch was the only thing that could be improved. Nancy Warfield says that we can choose out own caterer as long as it is from the list of caterer’s on the website for the next show. Jan says if anyone in the club wants to see a judge hired for the next show, then let her know by email. Jan asks club members if anyone would like to have a Bred By or Puppy Class added as a special event. Club members wanted a Puppy Class.
August 2011 Show -Dee reports we have all the obedience judge and class assignments in. The rally application will go in tomorrow. The Marriott room rates went up from $94 to $104. The banquet costs per plate may go up. The liquidation of damages in case of cancelation has been changed a little in our favor.
Membership Committee - Paul and Jackie Blumenstetters new memberships were read again. The club voted and it was passed with no opposed. Michelle Brown will write them a club welcome letter.
Committee Sign Ups-
Standing Rules- Dee Carlson, Geri Orta, Nancy Warfield.
AKC Activity Requirements-Jan Leikam.
Historian- Rusty Kingery.
Social Activities- Jan Leikam.
Membership- Nancy Warfield, Jackie and Paul Blumenstetter.
Program- Nancy Warfield.
Newsletter (Barker)- Rusty Kingery.
Properties- Jan Leikam.
Publicity- Jackie Blumenstter.
Webmaster- R. Lynn Shell-Whitlock.
Benevolence- Dee Carlson, Dee Smiley, Nolan Rundquist.
January 2011 Show Chair- Jan Leikam.
January 2012 Show Chair- Jan Leikam.
Judges Selection January 2012 Show- Jan Leikam.
Judges Selection August 2012 Show- Jan Leikam.
New Business: The club voted and approved a “Show Night” at the May meeting. Jan Leikam will bring some of the club’s old show videos for us to watch as a movie night with popcorn.
Dee reports a compliment about our club from one of her obedience clients that he thinks our club is very nice.
Rusty reads information regarding a change in AKC rules applying to dog shows. The first one they want to add is a 5th and 6th place in the groups if there are more that 12 breeds in the variety group on that day. The next new rule is a club giving group classes must also give Best in Show and a Reserve Best inShow. These will voted on in March by the Delegates. Our club voted opposed to both changes so Bo Gloster will be asked to vote no at the next Delegates meeting. Also, a freeze has been placed on the licensing of any additional all breed or group clubs other than the 33 clubs currently at the B or A match level.
Jan Leikam makes a motion that we give $1,500 to the WSU scholarship fund. Dee Calson seconded and it was passed with no opposed.
Next Meeting: Awards Banquet on March 16th, 2011 at the Crab Cracker in Kirkland. Drinks at 6:00pm, dinner at 6:30pm. Email reservations to Jan for dinner. If you want a title to be presented at the dinner then send all titles to Rusty. Include the registered name, title, owner(s) and breeder(s) info. Send pictures to Patty.
Motion granted to adjourn the meeting at 8:35pm.
Michelle Brown, Secretary