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CHAMPLAIN DOG CLUB MEETING MINUTES

PETAWAWA CIVIC CENTRE LOUNGE
Jan. 21, 2009

ATTENDANCE:
EXECUTIVE:  Connie, Barb, & Sandy
MEMBERS: Linda G.,  Brigitte, Jill, Brenda C., Bronwyn, Linda C.
GUESTS:  Micheline Thalmann

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT approx. 7:05
MINUTES FROM LAST MONTH'S MTG. APPROVED BY Linda G.

UNFINISHED/ON-GOING BUSINESS:
SANTA CLAUS PARADE:
-thanks go out to Linda (&Kevin) for organizing the float
-thanks also to Jane (straw), Kevin (for the gas & for driving) and
Brigitte (lights) and to those who participated in preparation & during the
parade
-it was a real team effort and the crowd seemed to really enjoy
the dogs (three Goldens & Vito)
-expenses (biggest amount was for candy canes - $28.00 and Linda
felt we could have had more) - Total Expenses - $69.01 - Sandy gave
Linda a cheque for that amount.
-next's years theme is the NATIVITY and everyone seemed keen...

CORRESPONDENCE:
-insurance & CKC renewal for club have been paid

TREASUER'S REPORT:
-VISA work in progress, as are the books

PROPERTIES REPORT:
-none at this time

CONFORMATION DIRECTOR'S REPORT:
HANDLING SEMINAR  - March 14th, 9:00 - 5:00 at Rankin Community Centre
-members $50.00 due to Connie now - contact ambertru@webhart.net if you
have not confirmed with her
-is now open to the public for $75.00

APRIL 2009 SHOW - One judge has backed out & Connie is working on the
replacement
-change will be posted on website and on entry line
-show committee members will meet last week in Jan.

AGILITY DIRECTOR'S REPORT:
-Jane will look into getting someone to do an agility clinic once a month IF
THERE
IS ENOUGH INTEREST:  Contact Jane -  sdonohue@nrtco.net if you would
like to participate and let her know your skill level.

OBEDIENCE DIRECTOR'S REPORT:
-Jan.Feb. Session for the Family Pet Class is full
-first class scheduled for Jan. 19 will now start on Jan. 26 due
to overbooking on the part of the PCC
-we will get a free night at the training hall due to the their error
-looks like classes will now end on Mon. March 2
-March 30 is cancelled due to another Blood Clinic

OBEDIENCE CLINIC DATES WITH KIM COOPER:
-Feb. 14 at Kelly's and March 21 at Rankin to finish this year's sessions

PUBLIC RELATIONS:
-newspaper article came out in the Pembroke Observer on Nov. 22, 2008
-copy at the meeting for anyone who was interested
-they are not interested in a regular column at this time but Jen
can see if we can run something just before the show

FROM CKC: Banned Aid Request for Funds to continue the legal battle
-see CKC or CAPPDT WEBSITES for details
-MOTION by Brigitte to send $250.00 from our club/seconded by Jill
-Connie to send by PayPal so that they will get it by end of January

NEW BUSINESS:
-Connie handed out some flyers that Jordan has done up to be put up
at local vet offices, etc.

FEBRUARY AWARDS:  Submit to Colleen by end of January,
clearly written out and specify new plaque or pre-existing one
kutya@nrtco.net

CLUB LIBRARY: Sandy suggested it be updated
-Jill will provide some titles but members may put in requests/INTERESTS as
well
-suggestions: AGILITY WITH ONE JUMP
-if anyone would like to recommend a video for watching in Feb. let us know

TOY WARNING: Please check your toys for PIMPLE BALLS which contain
only one hole in them for dispensing treats to pets that are playing with
them.
Dogs tongues can become stuck, as the toy creates a vacuum.  The
consequences can be
very serious.  If you care to read more visit this website but a warning
that it may
be upsetting to read.



http://www.thechaistory.blogspot.com/


CARP TRAINING HALL:  Bronwyn & Pi went on Jan. 16th to the SHOWNGO, and they
did very well.
Reminder that the next one is Jan. 30 for those interested.


CLUB MEMBER NEWS:
None mentioned

MEETING ADJOURED: at 7:50

NEXT MEETING:
February 18, 2009


REMINDERS:  THIS IS A BIG ONE FOLKS!  This will be the last newsletter for
people that have
decided not to renew their membership with the Champlain Dog Club.  So get
in touch, if you have
delayed and still wish to remain on the mailing list.
barb & jen
barbara_rose@sympatico.ca    marquardtg.@sympatico.ca