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Month of: April 2015


Date: April 1 2015


Call to Order: 7:00 pm


Attendees: 12 Regular members, 2 Guests

Reg members: Brian Carberry, Janet Carberry, Shirley Boyd, Barbara Robinson, Nicole Guidry, Laraine Guidry, Carolyn Clarke, Kendall Clarke, Bonnie Hale, Kathy Norfleet, & Carlene McKinnel. Guests: Beverly Bottoms, Rebecca Coale (PDFA)


Roll call of minutes: Minutes of March were accepted as read. Motion – Barbara Robinson, 2nd – Shirley Boyd. Passed unanimously


President’s Report:

Janet reminded everyone that MKC Club Business is MKC Business. She further explained her incentive program for those who volunteer their time at our show.


Corresponding Secretary Report:

Shirley reported that we had 2 web site inquiries.


Treasurer’s Report:

Pat reported we have $14, 132.76 inclusive of $216 in the Relief Fund


Committee Reports:


Show: Pat reported for Becky

I leave in the morning for the Papillion National (first one since out of dogs) The statement should cut tonight and I will email to Pat in the morning


Singing River is finally approved so all the shows in the cluster are approved


Raffle - people need to bring 2 items - Club can buy one large item

Pat will need people to help set up raffle on Wednesday

a couple people need to walk around daily selling raffle tickets


Tuesday afternoon we should be able to get into the building so will need 2 to 3 people to help tape off grooming and vendors-


Eye Clinic - Bonnie need to contact Dr - also sign up people to assist her during the clinic (at least 2)



Admission - we need people to “man” the donation table for admission


Daily - two the three people - they can split the day - one from 8 to 11- one from 11 to 2 and one from 2 until after BIS and help pick up ice chest, re-stock, etc


Trophies should be wrapped up by mid month


Obedience - we need to hire one ring steward - if we pay one we will lose money…obedience has lost money the last few years


Sunday at least 4 people to help clean up after the show


Mailed Contract to Coliseum - so $2000 deposit should clear soon


Think of things that need to go in premium list please list and email list to me next week




Kathy passed around her final list for everyone to review. Stated we only have individual breed prizes remaining for sponsorship. Prize list MUST be sent in by April 15. Stated she has 1 casino donation, Petsmart donated 8 leashes, and Pet Supplies Plus will donate for raffle. Nothing from Tractor Supply this year.



Pat reminded everyone that she is continuously taking items for raffle and now is the time to get some good deals on summer items.


AKC Activity:

Laraine reported there is nothing new.


Legislative Update:

Bonnie reported that some animal shelters are talking about breeding puppies because they cannot meet the demand of people wanting puppies. She encouraged everyone to write letters to the AKC about this matter.



AKC Update:

AKC has 2 new programs in Wooftale which is an on-collar device that allows someone to track their pets activities and location, and the new practice of “Renting a Pet” which they oppose.


New Member voting:

Beverly Bottoms applied and met the criteria to be voted on as a new member. She was approved unanimously by secret ballot.


Old Business:

Barbara Robinson reported the BSA needs to be ensured that their members will be covered by insurance for any activities performed at our show. MKC has a $1M policy that covers everyone at our show. Tabled until BSA checks with their HQ.


Nicole – B Match is set and good to go. Toy Club will pay $25 towards the pavilion rental.


Picnic – Brian reported the picnic will be at the same location following the Match. Janet will contact Durwood (Pres. Fla/Ala Toy Club) to discuss logistics and costs.


Kathy reported we will be doing Meet the Breeds at Pet Supplies Plus on April 12, but will not be going to the Wiggle/Waggle fun walk/run.


Brian reported that both Mobile City Council President, Ms Gregory and Council member Ms. Rich have agreed to present BIS.


Laraine reported that obedience judge is secured and stewards will be Brian, Carlene and herself. She or Nicole will contact Becky about adjusting their show times.


Barn Hunt: Rebecca Coale from PDFA was in attendance to present information on the Barn Hunt criteria. She explained the process, and provided handouts to everyone at the meeting.


New Business:

Meeting location change – It was discussed and voted unanimously to move the meeting location due to the noise in the restaurant. Suggested meeting sites are: Mars Hill Café (Downtowner Blvd), IHOP (Rangeline Rd), and Oysters on the Half Shell Half Shell Oyster House across from O’Charley’s on Airport Blvd. Brian said he would call and check on pricing and availability.


Adjournment: 8:34 p.m.

Motion: Brian Carberry, 2nd: Kathy Norfleet.






It takes a big man to show a small dog,
It takes a REAL man to show a hairless one.

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