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Month of: August 2015
Call to Order: 7:07 p.m.
Attendees: 14 Regular Members: 0 Guests
Pat Robinson, Bill Robinson, Bonnie Hale, Kathy Knorfleet, Beverly Bottoms, Carlene McKinnell, Brian Carberry, Janet Carberry, Shirley Boyd, Carolyn Clarke, Kendall Clarke, Nicole Guidry, Laraine Guidry, & Becky McCarty [end]
Roll call of minutes: Minutes from July meeting were read and approved w/o change
President’s Report: Janet
Reported we sent a reply to the City, per July meeting, regarding meeting the Convention Center management to possibly hold our show in Mobile. Our response included the need to accommodate 80-100 RVs. We have not received a reply from the City.
Corresponding Secretary Report: Shirley
Referred an inquiry for breed request to the AKC site
Received an inquiry about Jr. Handler in mail. She will contact them when classes begin.
Treasurer’s Report: Pat
Reported we have $13,858.81 in the bank including $207 in our Relief Fund.
Next payment to the MS Coliseum has not been made as of this date.
Updated Match report: Our June Match made a profit of $48.50.
Reported she has replies on travel from most of the judges
Everything is all wrapped up
Still need help – Brian has some help lined up
Kathy, Carolyn and Kendall will pick show items up at the storage unit
Trophies are all done
Shirley is providing toys
Janet forgot award cards but has them done
Working on basket from Pet Supermarket
Plenty of items have been donated to do the raffle
Have received 2 replies
AKC Activity: Laraine
Nothing until after our show
Legislative Update: Bonnie
NAIA is reporting a sharp drop in pure bred dogs available in shelters
AKC Update: Brian
Policy statement against The Institutionalizing of Mistreatment of Dogs
Canine Legislation Position on Predatory Pet Leasing Schemes
Allowing Deaf Dogs to Participate in Agility, Rally and Tracking Events
Beagle Two-Couple Pack National Championship
Rally Regulations Affected by Approved Obedience Regulation Changes
Fast CAT - A New AKC Sport
Agility Course Test (ACT) Event Regulations
Best Practices for Recruiting Club Membership
The Board VOTED to allow an individual with Limited Status approval for Junior Showmanship
The Board VOTED to revise the eligibility criteria for the Junior Showmanship Master Class. The new criteria will be effective on October 7, 2015.
New Judge Selection Process Voted, approved, takes place 9/1/15.
Conformation Judges Books changes
Eligibility to Handle the 4-6 Month Puppy Competition
Special Attraction: Pee Wee Class
Concurrent Match with Show
Free Entries Based
Dog Show Rule Change - Certificate of Merit Eligibility up to 12
New Member voting: NONE
T-Shirts – Done. Handed out at the meeting
Match update – Done
Information table at pet store – Kathy reported this tabled until October
Shirley ordered new materials for informational table to be handed out
Kendall working with city on Fairgrounds
Chair: Kathy Knorfleet (board)
Non-board: Beverly Bottoms & Carolyn Clarke
Adjournment: 8:04 p.m.
Motion: Brian C.
Carolyn & Bonnie