Meeting called to order by president
Dee Carlson at 7:35 PM. In attendance were: Dee Carlson, Rusty Kingery,
Muriel Clifford, Bo Gloster, Reggie Gausman, Beverly Little, Jan
Leikam, Vandra Huber
Minutes of the April 13th meeting were approved.
Report of the President:
Marilyn and Milo – Marilyn is fading quickly, but Milo at
3 years is doing very well. The Club needs to make plans for Milo
as Marilyn continues to deteriorate. The contract between Sammamish
Kennel Club and Milo’s breeder states that he will be returned
to her when Marilyn is unable to care for him. The Club decided
that the AKC registration should include Dee as co-owner/ owner
so that there will be no problems with AKC. Also Dee was directed
to explore options with the breeder that will allow Milo to be rehomed
There were no reports of the Secretary or Treasurer
Discussion of the AKC club survey sent to Club Officers, Dee Carlson
and Rusty Kingery. Both ladies felt the survey was too broad and
open ended taking too much time to complete. It was a very in-depth
survey and Sammamish is interested in the results. Bo stated that
the results of the Delegate survey on these same items will be presented
at the June Delegate’s Meeting.
Benevolence: In addition to the normal donations, we are investigating
oxygen masks for dogs/cats to be used in fire rescues and would
be distributed to Fire Stations in our service area. Bo will report
on these devices. We will duplicate the donations from last year
and the ‘dog masks’ will additionally funded.
Discussion of the hiring of Chris Lyden to assist Bo on the Grounds
committee this August on a trial basis. Jan apologized to Bo for
not discussing this with him before finalizing this with Chris.
Bo presented a summary of the Parent Club Conference which was
reprinted from the Scottish Deerhound bulletin “The Claymore”
and also brought the
DVD distributed by AKC on the conference.
Dee reported that Chris Cornell of Arlington, a TDI evaluator,
has offered to work with groups to certify TDI dogs. Dee volunteered
to work with any member of Sammamish Kennel Club to pass this test.
Vandra announced that she is chairing an all-breed match for Sirius
at Sand Point the weekend of June 18th & 19th – Father’s
Rusty announced a match for the Hound Club that weekend at Marymoor
Park with the Puget Sound Borzoi Club and the Western WA Whippet
Association having breed matches in conjunction.
Meeting adjourned at 9:20PM
Respectfully submitted, Jan Leikam