President Harry Steelman called the meeting to order at 7:15 PM.


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


REPORT OF PRESIDENT: Harry told us that Bryan McFarlin (Bill’s son) was in the hospital. He had a get-well card available for anyone who wanted to sign and said he would take it when he visited Bryan the next day.


REPORT OF THE TREASURER: Treasurer Don Etheridge went over our sound financial status. Don’s report was approved. A full copy of the financial report is available to any member upon request.


REPORT OF THE VICE PRESIDENT: Vice President Mary Jenkins let us know that the combined Third and Fourth Quarter Charitable Contributions by TOTC were going to Meals on Wheels in Tyler. Therapet joined us in providing Healer Treats to be distributed to Meals on Wheels clients who have dogs. There is a need for food for the pets of the clients as well as the people. Since the treats are made by Goodwill they also provide jobs in that community. The Fourth Quarter Prize drawing was for $100 and was won by Tina Allbritton. The $200 Yearly Prize was won by June Cook. The more activities a member participates in the more chances they have for their name to be drawn for these prizes!


REPORT OF THE TRAINING DIRECTOR: Training Director Joyce Anderson reported that the Instructor/Assistant Training Seminar went very well and she hopes it will provide TOTC with a larger pool of people to teach classes.


REPORT OF THE TRAINING SECRETARY: Training Secretary Carl Strange said for everyone to enjoy their time off and be ready to help with registration for the first class session on January 11, 2011.




Agility Trial – February 19-20, 2011 & May 7-8, 2011. Trial Chair Cheryl Etheridge reported she had to rearrange judges and Dave Visniski will judge at the February show instead of May.


Obedience & Rally Trials – July 30-31, 2011. Don reported that everything is coming along. He is still working on Rally Judges.




Secret ballots were cast and the TOTC Officers and Executive Board for 2011 are:


President – Harry Steelman                            Vice-President – Mary Dick

Secretary – Robin Visniski                             Treasurer – Don Etheridge

Training Director – Cheryl Etheridge             Training Secretary – Carl Strange




First Reading – Nanette Ditto has two Pembroke Welsh Corgis (Sunny & Rookie) and took a Pre-Novice class in 1998 that was taught by Larry Jackson. Will Ditto also has a Pembroke Welsh Corgi (Mattie) and took Pet Class last fall with Robin Visniski. Cynthia Ingram and her dog Katie Belle took Puppy Class with Mary Jenkins in fall of 2010. Maya Jedlicka has two Papillions (Riyo & Mr. Darcy) and two GSD mixes (Lizzie & Carmina). She completed a TOTC Pet Class. Jennifer Reeves has five Dobermans (Ima Tru Blu Bonafied Bogus, Dreamcatchers Ima Keeper, Rasty Reikers Revenge, Royalmeads Russian Roulette & Grouchos You Bet Your Life), a German Shepherd (Just Bigger than Dallas), two Pembroke Corgis (Dreamcatchers Barney Miller & Da Good Da Bad and Da Beemer) and a Rat Terrier (Wojo). She took Pet Class in the fall. Welcome to all of our new applicants! Each will be considered for membership individually at the January 2011 General Membership Meeting.


Second Reading – Pat Bowers, Jenna Bragg, Jennifer Foley, Cindy Miles & Susan Poythress were each nominated for membership and accepted as TOTC members. Congratulations, we’re glad to have you as members!




Joyce Anderson went over the 2011 Class Schedule and Don Etheridge let us know that it is on the website. Joyce asked that anyone who wanted to teach or assist to contact either her or new Training Director Cheryl Etheridge.






Harry adjourned the meeting at 7:35 PM.