TOTC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
MAY 6, 2010 AT LUCKY DOG PARK
President Harry Steelman called the meeting to order at 7:45 PM.
MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING: A motion was made, seconded and approved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the April meeting.
REPORT OF PRESIDENT: Harry reminded us of the Obedience Demo we were to give Saturday May 29 at the Anderson County Livestock Expo Center between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. He let the club know that we were invited to appear at Mutt Mania in Longview but the Board decided not to have a formal TOTC group attend. It would make for three weekends in a row with TOTC activities and the Board felt that would be too much. Dave Visniski asked about admission to the May 29 event. Joyce said that the new TOTC Drill Team would be the participants in the demonstration and would not be charged admission.
REPORT OF THE TREASURER: Treasurer Don Etheridge said that profit in the past month came mostly from Agility entry fees and would be used for trial expenses. A motion was made, seconded and passed accepting DonÕs report. A full copy of the financial report is available to any member upon request.
REPORT OF THE TRAINING DIRECTOR: Training Director Joyce Anderson said that, since a new set of Obedience classes were scheduled to start the next week help would be needed with registration. Kathleen McCullough was set to teach Pet Class although Harry Steelman would substitute the first night. Don Etheridge had volunteered to teach Advanced Rally and Cheryl Etheridge Advanced Obedience.
REPORT OF THE TRAINING SECRETARY: Training Secretary Carl Strange also asked for as many people as possible to help with registration.
Agility Trials May 15 & 16 at Texas Rose Horse Park Š Trial Chair Cheryl Etheridge asked that anyone available come and help set up the facility beginning around 3:00 PM on Friday the 14th. The judge we thought needed supervision recently became fully qualified so we can save that expense. So far our number of entries were similar to that of the February show. Robin Visniski asked if we were going to call members well ahead of the Trials since the personal touch seems to help bring more members out. Cheryl and Don Etheridge, Carl Strange, Robin Visniski, Phyllis Hagen and Debbie Lovelady volunteered to make calls. Anyone coming to steward needed to arrive by 7:45 AM at the latest. Robin passed around the Raffle list one more time to get final donations.
Obedience & Rally Trials, July 31 & August 1 in Longview Š Trial Chair Don Etheridge reported that everything was approved and our dates are on both the AKC and Onofrio websites. We will have Graduate Classes and Versatility this year. Kathleen McCullough, who is in charge of prizes, said she needed one more sponsor for a class.
ELECTION OF NEW MEMBERS:
First Reading Š
Sandy Hocking, who has two terriers, a miniature Poodle and three mix breed dogs applied for membership based on her CD title.
George Keahey has a mix breed dog and was in RobinÕs Pet Class.
Mauricia Kemp has a GSD and a mix breed also completed RobinÕs last Pet Class.
Colleen Maddox has a Golden Retriever and is a returning member.
Jacque and Ray Simmons are prior members too. They have two mix breeds and two new Dachshunds. Each of these applicants will be read for a second time at the June meeting.
Second Reading Š A motion was made, seconded and passed approving Maria BergerÕs membership. Welcome!
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Cheryl Etheridge reminded everyone about the Texas Agility Shoot-Out June 19 & 20 in Fort Worth. Proceeds will benefit canine cancer research. TOTC is a sponsor and our logo will be on the event t-shirt. Robin Visniski, Phyllis Hagen and Debbie Lovelady were entered in the CPE event May 8 at Terry DyckÕs.
NEW BUSINESS: New car decals arrived and were available for $5.00 each. We also have lots of TOTC member shirts for sale.
Harry adjourned the meeting at 8:20 PM.