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January 7,  2008
Champlain Dog Club
Monthly Meeting

Petawawa Civic Centre,
7:00 pm

Executive Present:  Connie Johnson, Colleen Szombathelyi, Sandy Allen,
Barbara Rose,
Members Present:  Jen Marquardt, Jane Donohue, Ivale (Iris) & Mike Brown,
Jill Kolar,
Shelley Smith,  Randi Leigh Pilon, Erin Neall, Brigitte King, Nancy Carter,
Dean
Szombathelyi,

Welcome New Members Present:  Paul Kelly, Marion Elliott, Wayne Barnes,
Kelly Nitschkie, Derek Weidhass,

President welcomed quests and new members and made membership forms
available for them to fill in, as well as for previous members who have not
yet completed the updated form.

Approval of Minutes/Newsletter from Dec. - Colleen

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
Motion #2
Jill initiated a discussion of whether we should approve the expenditure of
funds
($500.00) based on executive approval only.  Motion was tabled and will be
re-worked
at a later date.
Motion #3
As to the 50% to OSPCA & 50% to Junior Handling rather than 100% to OSPCA,
this was carried.
Motion #4
As to what constitutes an "active" member. Following a brief discussion,
this
was also tabled and will be re-visited at the next meeting.

It was pointed out that changes to By-Laws, etc. should be made at the
Annual Meeting (Nancy) and that motions should come from the floor
(Brigitte) if we are to going to follow Robert's Rules.  Connie indicated
that we are not doing that at the present time.

OBEDIENCE CLINIC with Kim Cooper on Jan 26th:
Jane indicated that the clinic is now closed due to an excellent response.
We have 17 members & their dogs signed up.  Make sure Jane has your
$20.00.  The clinic will begin at 9:30 and go until 4:30 at the Lion's
Hall in Petawawa.  Jane will keep us posted with updates on the
groups/times, etc.  Contact her at sdonohue@nrtco.net to make
arrangements to get your money in.

MEMBERSHIP BOOKLETS:
These will be ready for the February Mtg for new members and those who have
paid their dues
for 2008.  Connie had samples of  the PETS INSIDE signs and the circular
CHAMPLAIN DOG CLUB
window stickers that will be in the booklets.   You will be getting a
membership list with contacts,
interests, etc. as well as an events calendar and the Bylaws.

TREASURER'S REPORT:
Insurance has been paid.
2005 audit has been completed.
2006 is almost ready to go.

OBEDIENCE DIRECTOR'S REPORT:
We have one class full without doing any advertising.  We will limit it to
one class so that the hall at the Petawawa Civic Centre can still be
available for
MEMBERS to use from approx. 8:00 until 10:00 every Monday night.
Contact Jill at kijekin@aol.com for more information or to volunteer.
REGISTRATION:  Monday, January 14th, at 7:00.
Classes will run from 7:00 - 8:00 from Jan. 21 to Feb. 25.
Volunteers will need to arrive prior to 7:00 to help with set-up.

CONFORMATION DIRECTOR'S REPORT:
Since Graham was unavailable, Connie has contacted Colin Brownlee and we
should have a date within the next month or so.  Premium lists are out and
include reference to CGN testing and to our seminar BREEDING BETTER DOGS
which takes place in May.   Contact Connie at ambertru@webhart.net for
details
or check out the new website at the link she gave us.
SHOW COMMITTEE MEETING: Wed. Jan. 23 at 7:30 at the Big Stop

PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTORS' REPORT:
None at this time, but Connie had the flyers for our April Show
available and several members took copies to post in in their areas.

WEBSITE: http://champlaindogclub.angelfire.com/
Connie discussed switching to the website that was designed for us by Evan
Brown.   Don't forget to get back to her on what you think of the new
format.
Connie would maintain it until such time as she can train Jen/Barb.
We will need to put aside a budget of $5.00 per month to block the pop-ups
if it is approved.

AWARDS:
Awards should be submitted to Colleen at kutya@nrtco.net ASAP, if you have
not already
done so.  She needs time to get the plaques done up for our February Mtg.

NEW BUSINESS:
A card has been sent to Frank McPherson who is in Palliative Care in Renfew.
If you would like to send your own thoughts,  get in touch with me for the
contact
information.

LIBRARY:
We will purchase updated Rules & Regs. for CONFORMATION, AGILITY, OBEDIENCE
& RALLY
from the CKC.  (I called CKC and the total cost will be $25.44 for the 4
booklets).
Jill will give us some VHS tapes from Carolyn Clark from previous years APDT
conferences for the Library.
These tapes contain presentations from some well known speakers & should be
a valuable resource.

NEEDED TO PURCHASE:
Two wickets from the CKC.  (I also checked on these prices - SM. 8-17", 
$220.00, plus
$17.00 shipping & GST/PST.  MED. 17-30", $186.00 plus $17.00 shipping &
GST/PST)

Meeting Adjourned:   Followed by refreshments, and a presentation on Skin &
Nutrition by
Dr. Philippe Pierson.

REMINDERS:
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL:  Please have your cheque in to Sandy by Jan. 31st at the
latest.
The membership list will be revised at that time.  Contact Sandy at
beardedherders@aol.com
to submit.

NEXT MEETING:
Wednesday, February 20th at 7:00 in the Lounge upstairs at the Petawawa
Civic Centre - AWARDS
NIGHT/ MEMBERSHIP BOOKLETS.  Please note that future meetings will be held
on the
third Wednesday of every month with the exception of April which is our Show
Month.

barbara_rose@sympatico.ca
Secretary of the CDC