WESTERN WASHINGTON WHIPPET ASSOCIATION
Wednesday May 23
Jonah’s Restaurant – Red Lion Bellevue
Board Convened at 7:25 pm
Board members present: Shirley, Beth, Janis, Peggy, Jeanette
Discussion was held regarding the reinstatement of membership for Don and Elise
Janis moved to present the reapplication to the general membership for approval. Motion seconded by Peggy and unanimously carried,
Discussion regarding the desire to move the bank accounts to a different financial institution. Key issues included the monthly charges the club is incurring just to have the money in the current bank account. A suggestion was made to check with Susie, who has a signature card on file with the current bank, to gather all of our financial information including UBI and EIN numbers from the bank prior to moving the account. Peggy moved that the club proceed with gathering the information and then moving the account to a different financial institution such as BECU for cost and access considerations. Janis seconded the motion and it passed with a unanimous vote.
Janis moved to adjourn the board meeting. Peggy seconded the motion and with a unanimous vote we adjourned at 7:42pm.
WWWA General Meeting convened at 7:43pm by the club president. Attendees present: Helen, Peggy, Beth, Shirley, David, Darcy, Janis, Jeanette.
Discussion ensued regarding the minutes of the previous meeting which were not available.
Club treasurer Beth presented the current treasurer’s report produced on the new club software. Copies were available for viewing. She will continue to load information into the new Quicken program to be able to produce additional reports.
Discussion was held regarding budgets. We reviewed the Treasurer budget, Awards Banquet budget, and Show Committee Budget. We will want to follow up on obtaining the Performance Committee budget and will want to have future discussion about updating and repairing equipment.
Janis reports that the show committee is underway with the August Specialties. She has reviewed the current premium list and will email the PDF out for final approval. Helen will help obtain the information needed to honor the remembrance of David DeChant at our specialties this year. Janis reviewed the scheduled events for both days. Peggy is requesting suggestions for Obedience judges for future
Beth reported on behalf of the performance committee. The March race meets and April Lure Trials were successful events in spite of a drop in entries this year. Concern for attendance due to economic challenges and high gas prices continuing to take a toll on entries this year was expressed by all. The versatility weekend is coming up this Saturday Sunday and Monday. Encouragement for all to attend, enter and help put on the events was discussed. There was hope for good weather and good times at this popular club event.
Darcy brought up the need to make plans for the summer picnic and round robin match. The date of July 14 was confirmed and the suggestion made to hold the event at the home of Mary Downing. The next club board and general meeting will be held at this event. Discussion ensues about what items to barbeque and that the accompanying dishes will be potluck.
Shirley and David report that the practices are going well and that they are well attended. The Doodle reservation system was discussed, and David explained that it was helpful to know in advance who was planning to come. The running order can be planned in advance to make the practice run more efficiently, but Shirley is willing to assist anyone who is unable to utilize the Doodle system.
Old Business: Discussion was held regarding the membership lapse for Don and Elise. Janis moved to approve reinstatement of membership for both Don and Elise. Helen seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously to reinstate both Don and Elise. An updated application will be submitted along with their dues for this year.
New Business: None.
Helen moved to adjourn and Beth second. The general meeting was adjourned at 8:32pm
For the good of the order – Janis gave information regarding the “Walk, Wag and Roll event scheduled to be held on June 3 from 1pm to 4pm in Bremerton. Lots of fun activities for dogs and people alike and proceeds will help a non-profit to provide additional services. Please contact Janis if you are interested in attending this event.
Congratulations were offered to Darcy for her recent brags, and to Mary for the recent delivery of puppies and Best of Breed win at Mt Baker.
- Submitted by Jeanette Dorsey, President