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Month of: October
Call to Order: 19:02
Attendees: 11 Full members, 2 guests
Full Members: Brian Carberry, Janet Carberry, Bill Robinson, Pat Robinson, Becky McCarty, Nicole Guidry, Kathy Norfleet, Bonnie Hale, Carlene McKinnell, Leann Lange, & Laraine Guidry. Guests: Scott and Jan Black
Roll call of minutes: Minutes from the August meeting were approved as read
Motion: Pat Robinson, 2nd: Nicole Guidry, Unanimously approved
President’s Report: None
Corresponding Secretary Report: None
Treasurer’s Report: Total in bank - $16, 866.03 incl. Disaster Relief Fund (DRF).
Becky reported on the show financials stating overall we had credits of
$19, 643.68 with debit of $16, 858.32 leaving a profit of $2,785.26.
She also stated we need more hands on-deck, especially Wednesday & Sunday. Kathy suggested we charge members who do not show up to work the show.
Becky said we (the Cluster) may not offer obedience competition next year due to staffing and cost. Pat reported we only made $33.00 as a result of the obedience competition this year.
Kathy reported the trophies made money above what was needed. She also reported we need more raffle items and suggested moving the raffle table by the judges area to give the photographer more space.
Bonnie asked about specific judges. There was much discussion on the judge selection policy.
Kathy suggested we may want to drop the eye clinic due to cost and manpower. Pat explained we need to keep the clinic to fulfill an AKC mandate
Brian reported on AKC discussions on NOHS, a new AKC plan to televise the Eukanuba National Championship, AKC discussion on new approval for judges, and many changes to the AKC “Rules Applying to Dog Shows” (see attached for additional information on all topics). (AKC Board meeting minutes)
Bonnie reported that Mr. Cossell, HSUS head, has decided to go through local channels to promote legislation against dog breeding.
Bonnie asked about the nominating committee for next years’ officers.
Kathy congratulated the TFT ladies (Bonnie, Carlene, Leann, Barbara, and Kendall and Carolyn) on all their work and dedication and success this year.
Adjournment: 19:50 p.m. – Motion: Brian Carberry, 2nd: Pat Robinson
Brags: Leann, Janet, Nicole & Bonnie