July 14, 2005
Present: Dee Carlson, Patty Hull, Reggie Gausman, Muriel Clifford,
Verlynn and Julia Johns, Jan Leikam, Bo Gloster, Deb Lewy, Sue Lusa,
Steve Lusa, Dick Beckworth
Changes to the minutes: NAIA has not taken an official position
PAWS legislation. NAIA has expressed concerns about the legislation.
Jan motions that the minutes be accepted as changed. Reggie seconds;
Dee reports on the board meeting. Dee discussed the cluster meeting.
We will look for a superintendent for the Jan 2007 show. Chris Lynden
and Jan sent an RFQ to superintendents. All proposals are due October
1, so the October cluster meeting can review. We have a cluster
agreement and will be requesting amendments. AKC now has guidelines
Jan, Bo, and Dee met with Nora re: show site, discussion of grounds.
Nora sent SAM a new contract.
Cirque du Soleil will be at Marymoor and this changes our fields.
The board voted to insure the directors and officers for $1 million.
We also decided to rent canopies through Abby Rents for the summer
show. We received a request from AKC for our membership list—we
will provide names and addresses only (not e-mails or telephone
numbers). The membership roster needs to be resubmitted to AKC every
Discussion of AKC Responsible Ownership Day in September. The
board voted to ignore this as it is too close to our own August
No Secretary’s report. One letter from the Corgi Club.
Treasurer’s Report. Patty passed out the report.
August 05 – Jan reported that the Marymoor contract has
been signed; we are still in process of writing a five-year contract.
Fire marshal contract and Abby rents contracts have been signed.
Discussion of matches—working group, retrievers, etc. Discussion
of reservation for hotel, and rings, dumpsters, and layout. Talk
of renting an R.V. for the show. Verylynn volunteered her 40-foot
RV to use for the whole show.
(Thanks, Verylynn!).Discussion of Judges’ hospitality and
meals. Saturday evening is the judges’ dinner. Bo will get
Patty a spreadsheet; we need 10 “choir boys” from Sue
to help clean up the grounds.
January 06—Jan sent Muriel information from Rusty for judges’
hospitality. We will coordinate getting judges to the airport with
August 2006—We have all obedience judges contracts back.
January 2007 –Meeting tomorrow night for committee. Jan
and Julia will put on Sammamish B match for January show.
Bo received the AKC statement on PAWS. It should be put in the
Barker. Dee indicates that we need to be more informed on this legislation
before making a stand as a club. Discussion. Bo says we should let
it play out and see where it goes. Consensus not to take action
at this time and to monitor
Strategic AKC Plan—AKC mission statement has changed. Discussion
of competing registries and how AKC needs to market itself. “We
are not just about champion dogs, we are dogs’ champions.”
Dee mentions that on the upper right-hand corner of the AKC web
site there are instant surveys. We can also pick questions to survey.
Muriel discusses hats, etc. that could have the SAM logo; she needs
to get a catalog.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:12 PM.