Membership

Regular memberships shall be open to all persons 18 years of age or older who are in good standing with the American Kennel Club and who subscribe to the objectives of the Club. Regular members shall have the right to vote and hold office. Junior memberships shall be open to all persons 10 through 17 years of age who otherwise meet the above requirements. A Junior member shall not have the right to vote or hold office. Junior members may automatically convert to regular or associate membership upon reaching their 18th birthday. All Junior members will be eligible for all special awards given by the Club and are welcome to participate in all Club activities and as spectators at all general membership meetings with a voice but no vote.

Associate memberships are offered to individuals, and to sporting dog clubs within or outside the club’s designated area, and inactive or non-local persons. Associate members shall not have the right to vote or hold office nor are they considered in determining quorums. While membership is to be unrestricted as to residence, the Club’s primary purpose is to be representative of the breeders and exhibitors in its designated area. All associate members will be eligible for all special awards given by the Club and are welcome to participate in all Club activities and as spectators at all general membership meetings with a voice but no vote.

(b) Eligibility – All new members applying for regular membership status will first be associate members for a period of one year, and will serve on at least one committee during that year.

SECTION 2. Dues. Membership dues shall be determined by the Board of Directors with prior notice and 2/3 concurrence of the membership in attendance at the November meeting and shall be due and payable on or before the 1st day of January of each year. Dues for regular members shall not exceed”20.00 per year; dues for associate members shall not exceed $90 per year. No later than December 1st, the Treasurer shall notify each member of the dues for the ensuing year. Any member who has not paid his dues for the current year shall be considered as not being in good standing with the Club and no such member may vote upon any question or in any election. Junior member’s dues shall be the same as that of the regular member except when either or both parent(s) or guardian(s) are members in good standing and reside at the same household; in which case, the dues will be 50 percent of the regular single membership dues. In this case no separate Club bulletins or any other Club matter shall be mailed to the said junior member. Associate member dues will be seventy-five percent of regular single membership dues.

SECTION 3 Elections to Membership. Each applicant for membership shall apply on a form approved by the Board of Directors, which shall provide that the applicant agrees to abide by the rules of American Kennel Club and the Constitution and By-laws of the Club. The application shall state the names, address and any other information as the Board of Directors may direct and it shall carry the endorsement of at least two (2) members in good standing with the Club who are not members of the same household as the applicant. Accompanying the application, the applicant shall submit dues for the current year. All
applications are to be filed with Secretary. Each application shall be read at two meetings of the club and the names included in the notice for the following meeing.and acted upon at that meeting. Election to membership shall be by written ballot. The affirmative vote of 2/3 of the members present and voting at the meeting shall be required to elect the applicant. The Secretary shall notify by each applicant of their acceptance or rejection within ten (10) days following such action by the Club. Applicants who are rejected by the Club will have their dues returned to them and may not reapply within 12 months after such rejection.

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