Happy Summer, Dog Friends!
Although we did not meet in July, I wanted you to know that your club members have continued to work, updating and improving things. First, let me thank Peggy Singletary for her work on a daily basis cleaning our club. She does a great service for all of us. Then, a special "thank you" goes out to the group who volunteered (sorta!) to give a little extra spit and polish to the building. Renee, Nell, Jay, Mitch, and I gave the building a "good going over," using the protocols that Brenda wrote out to make sure that we were as germ free as possible for our puppies, dogs, and us! Thanks, Renee, for honchoing the day and putting us all to work. Jay, I recommend that you bring Dr. Pepper next time. I think it's a much better color for you!! The group that was there agreed that we probably need to arrange a cleaning session like this one at least quarterly, so be prepared to be called upon.
Sharon and Tony are working on our Jan. Obedience/Rally trial. They have hired judges and coordinated dates with AKC., etc. I had no idea how much work, paper and otherwise, needs to be done so far out, but fortunately, they do and are busy doing it.
Joan and her husband have sent some possible new logos for us to consider. I will be sharing them with the board next week and then sending them on to the general membership for comments.
The Training Committee met earlier in the month at Peggy L.'s and spent the day working to improve our class sequencing, suggested policies in several areas, instructor recruiting and incentives, and a myriad of other things that will be shared at a later date for your consideration.
Peggy L. and Mitch met with Walter to audit the books for last year. They discovered that Walter did NOT take off to the Bahamas with GCOC money, but did, in fact, keep the books in proper order. The audit report will be shared at the next general membership meeting.
Work is continuing on the 501 c 3 status. We hope to have that accomplished soon. Peggy had to take a break to "birth puppies'....well, not Peggy exactly, but you know what I mean.
Peggy, Nell, and I are meeting (we've had to change the date a couple of times) to work on membership procedures. We had talked at one of the meetings about streamlining the application process and that's what we hope to do this month.
The agility field continues to be used as individuals find cooler times during the day to train. Please be sure to follow Tom's request about replacing things as you move them so we can keep that grass growing and things organized. The Agility Committee is busily preparing for our Oct. trials, also. Thanks, guys.
One of the suggestions that came out of the survey was to begin a library of materials that others might be interested in sharing. Diane FS offered to keep this organized so it doesn't become the "dust collector" that the other one was. We need a bookcase if anyone would like to share.
Just a small note of caution, please, as you use the facilities, both the agility field and the training building for classes or individually, put things back where they belong when you finish. These are your facilities, and we want you to enjoy them, but it would help all of us if you would please be considerate of others.