The meeting was called to order at 2:06 on Dec. 19, 2010. Pam Straus made a motion that we accept the previous meeting minutes as published. Sandi Cooley seconded the motion, and it was passed.
WATC President Sue Reimund shared information about the AKC Humane Fund Founding Member Pledge Drive. The AKC Humane Fund, Inc. unites a broad spectrum of animal lovers in promotoing the joy and value of responsible and productive pet ownership through education, outreach and grant-making. Monies raised may fund grants to organizations that:
* Educate adults and children about responsible pet ownership
* Provide for the health and well being of all dogs
* Preserve and celebrate the human-animal bond and the evolutionary relationship between dogs and mankind.
There is a $1,000 minimum donation to be a Founding Member. Since our club already made a donation to the Rabies Challenge Fund, we will not be donating to the AKC Humane Fund at this time.
Vice President's Report
There was no Vice President's Report
There was no Secretary's Report
WATC Treasurer Sandi Cooley reported that the checkbook balance is $5,033.23.
A. Trophy Committee:
Pam Straus reported that our trophies for the Specialty will be delivered in the spring. There was also a discussion regarding the Liz LaPointe Trophy and whether or not is could be used in some way at our Specialty. Lisa Berglin sent us a report, and after discussion, we decided to table it until the next meeting.
B. Nomination Committee:
WATC Secretary Sue Shannon read the nominations for officers and board members:
President: Sue Reimund
Vice President: Pam Straus
Secretary: Sue Shannon
Treasurer: Sandi Cooley
Board Members: Lanny Duttlinger, Lisa Berglin, Paul Lyon
If anyone would like to run for one of these positions, please contact Sue Shannon or Sue Reimund.
Lisa Berglin passed around a draft of the ATCA yearbook article she is writing for our club. She is requesting any photos from past events that members may have. Please contact Lisa at email@example.com if you have any older photos.
Pam Lyon reported that the check was sent to the Rabies Challenge Fun, and they acknowledged receipt of it.
Sandi Cooley discussed insurance for our club officers and will look into the cost of it.
We had 1 new member application, which was unanimously accepted.
Sue Reimund passed around a sign-up sheet of Specialty Show Volunteers. If you can help in any way with this event, please contact one of our officers.
Sue Reimund also asked for ideas for future meetings. Pam Lyon thought it would be interesting and educational for club members to learn more about the Airedale breed standard, which could be demonstrated at our October Fun Day. We will discuss it further at our Annual Meeting.
The next meeting date was set for January 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Craig Larrabee and Mike Bernklau's home in Mequon.
Pam Straus made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 2:40. Pam Lyon seconded the motion, and the meeting was adjourned.