TOTC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

JANUARY 7, 2010 AT SPRING CREEK BARBEQUE

 

CALL TO ORDER:  After a program by and presentation of TOTC donations of $272 each to Trish Gailey (Roper), Al & Sharon Cathcart (Sioux) and Linda Scoggin (Mustang) of Patriot Paws, the meeting was called to order at 6:50 PM by Secretary Ann Buchanan.

 

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING: A motion was made, seconded and approved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the December meeting.

 

REPORT OF PRESIDENT:  Absent

 

REPORT OF SECRETARY:  Ann updated the membership about President Harry Steelman’s illness.  Hopefully he is on the mend now.  We were glad to see Robin Visniski and Phyllis Hagen back from Washington State and the funeral of Ray Hagen.  For those who know Gill Daughtrey or Marcia Daughtrey, Gill’s brother/Marcia’s husband passed away in mid-December.

 

REPORT OF THE TREASURER: Treasurer Don Etheridge gave a January financial report and reminded everyone that membership dues are due.  A motion was made, seconded and passed approving the report.  A full copy of the financial report is available to any member upon request.

 

REPORT OF THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Absent

 

REPORT OF THE TRAINING DIRECTOR:  Joyce Anderson passed around photos taken at the Tyler Christmas Parade.  She also passed around a sign up sheet for teachers and assistants for the first session of classes that begin on January 12.  Robin passed out some TOTC Buck/Teachers Certificates that she still had. 

 

REPORT OF THE TRAINING SECRETARY:  Carl reported that he was organized and ready for registration but needs helpers.

 

COMMITTEES:

Agility Trials, February 20 & 21, 2010 and May 15 & 16, 2010 – Ann announced for Chief Ring Steward Mary Jenkins that Mary needs volunteers and would like to you contact her if you want to help steward.  Mary will also send out an email asking for help closer to the February trials.  Agility Chair Cheryl Etheridge said she would work with the people at Texas Rose Horse Park to make sure the surface is properly packed.  The Premium List is out and we already have 2 entries.  We will probably need to schedule a workday to clean up our agility equipment before the trials.  Robin Visniski is our Raffle organizer.  It will be a workers only raffle and she needs donations of items or cash to buy items as soon as possible.

 

Obedience & Rally Trials, July 31 & August 1, 2010 – Per Chair Don Etheridge everything is going along with the arrangements.  We will have Friday and Saturday C-Matches like last year.  He let us know that one of our scheduled judges was a judge at the AKC National Obedience Invitational he and Cheryl attended last year.

 

ELECTION OF NEW MEMBERS:

First Reading - None

Second Reading – Beverly Carter, Julie Petre and Sandi Whitten were individually nominated and voted in as new TOTC members.  Congratulations and thanks for joining us!

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

TOTC Blankets – Kathleen McCullough brought new crate blankets and gave them to the teachers and assistants who received defective ones at the Christmas banquet.  A motion was made, seconded and passed to donate the old blankets to an animal shelter.  Additional blankets are available for member purchase for $35.  New TOTC woven (as opposed to knit) shirts were also available and until this batch runs out will be $21. 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There is an Agility Fun Match at Lucky Dog Sunday, January 10 from Noon to 4:00 PM.

Our next General Membership Meeting will be February 4 at McAllister’s @ 6:30 PM (the location has been changed to ElCharro on Fifth Street).  There will be an Agility Scoring training session after the meeting for those interested in seeing how scoring is done so they can learn to help.  It won’t be too long.  After the seminar we hope to practice scoring at a Fun Match at Lucky Dog Park if we can coordinate a date (February 7 or 14) with Robin and Dave Visniski.  Robin reminded us that whoever is the last to leave the facility at Lucky Dog after any activity needs to make sure that lights are off, water is turned off, things are locked up etc. 

 

A motion was made, seconded and passed to Adjourn at 7:10 PM.