The meeting was called to order at 1:25 p.m. on Sunday, May 31st at the home of Sue and Tom Shannon, after our annual Spring Walk and luncheon.
There were no additions or corrections to the previous Annual Meeting minutes.
The first order of business was to wish our WATC President, Sue Reimund a happy birthday and present her with a flowering plant.
WATC Treasurer Sandi Cooley reported that our checking account balance is $6,702. We also have a CD with a balance of $2.724.34.
Sandi Cooley read 2 new member applications, and they were voted on and accepted.
Jeffrey Cameron, who was in attendance with his Airedale, Ginger
202 S. Harrison St., Delavan, WI 53115-1902
Sue Zimmer, N174 W20292 Creekside Drive, Jackson, WI 53037
Welcome New Members!
Lanny Duttlinger invited our club members to the IL dog walk, which will be held on June 27th. Details are on our website, www.wisconsinairedaleterrierclub.com. She also mentioned the IL Specialty Show at Gray’s Lake, IL. (Details follow in this newsletter.)
Sue Reimund brought up the topic of the new AKC Requirements to Have a Dog Show. Out of 19 choices of activities available, we had to choose 4 to comply with AKC policy. These are the 4 we have chosen.
· Run an ad in the newspaper, which we will do.
· Have a Breeder Referral Program, which we already do on our website.
· Provide Educational Program Training.
· A Rally training class at our Fun Day on October 18th at the Racine Kennel Club.
The next topic of discussion was regarding donating some of our funds and where these funds should be donated. The possibilities discussed were:
· Airedale Rescue (ATRA)
· Cancer Research at UW – Madison Veterinary School
· Dog Legislation, which Pam Lyon agreed to research
· A free Christmas party for WATC members. Attendees would still be responsible for bringing a $25 gift for the gift exchange, but their entrees would be paid for.
A motion was made and passed that $1,000 will be donated to ATRA, and that we would have a free Christmas party.
There was a discussion about the DannyQuest bronze trophy which was never presented at our Floater, because there was no entry for Obedience. It’s quite a bit more expensive that all the trophies which will be given at our Specialty this summer, so it wouldn’t be appropriate for that. It was decided to include it in the silent auction at the Specialty, with a minimum bid equal to its value.
Judie Viens brought along a beautiful hand-crotched afghan that her sister made. It is cream-colored with a large Airedale in the center of it. It is available for sale. The price is $100, and 10% of that price will go to Airedale Rescue. Please contact Judie Viens at [email protected] for more information.