CASCADE ENGLISH COCKER SPANIEL FANCIERS, INC
Amended December 17, 1988
Article I MEMBERSHIP
Section 1 – Eligibility There shall be one type of membership open to all persons eighteen years of age and older who are in good standing with the American Kennel Club and who subscribe to the purposes of this Club. While membership is to be unrestricted as to residence, the club’s primary purpose is to be representative of the breeders and exhibitors in it immediate area.
Section 2 – Dues Membership dues shall be
$10.00 $20.00 $25.00 per person, per year, payable on or before the first day of January of each year. No member may vote whose dues are not paid for the current year. During the month of November the Treasurer shall send to each member a statement of his dues for the ensuing years.
Section 3 – Election to Membership. Each applicant for membership shall apply on a form as approved by their Board of Directors and which shall provide that the applicant agrees to abide by these Constitution and Bylaws and the rules of the American Kennel Club. The application shall state the name, address and occupation of the applicant and it shall carry the endorsement of two members in good standing. Applicants must attend at least one meeting of the Club before applying for membership. Accompanying the application, the prospective members shall submit dues payment for the current year.
All applications are to be filed with the Secretary and each application is to be read at the first meeting of the Club following its receipt. At the next Club meeting the application will be voted upon and affirmative votes of ¾ of the members present and voting at that meeting shall be required to elect the applicant.
Applicants for membership who have been rejected by the Club may not re-apply within six months after such rejection.
Section 4 – Termination of Membership Memberships may be terminated by:
a) Resignation. Any member in good standing may resign from the Club upon written notice to the Secretary; but no member may resign when in debt to the Club. Dues obligations are considered a debt to the Club and they become incurred on the first day of the year.
b) Lapsing. A membership will be considered as lapsed and automatically terminated if such member’s dues remain unpaid 31 days after the first day of the year; however, the Board may grant an additional 90 days of grace to such delinquent members in meritorious cases. In no case may a person be entitled to vote at any Club meeting whose dues are unpaid as of the date of that meeting.
c) Expulsion. A member may be terminated by expulsion as provided in Article VI of these bylaws.
ARTICLE II MEETINGS AND VOTING
Section 1 – Club Meetings Meetings of the Club shall be held in the greater Seattle, Washington area on the third Friday of each alternate (even-numbered) month beginning in February, at such hour and place as may be designated by the Board of Directors.
Written notice of each such meeting shall be mailed by the Secretary at least 10 days prior to the date of the meeting. The quorum for such meetings shall be 10% of the members in good standing.
Section 2 – Special Club Meetings Special Club meetings may be called by the President, or by a majority vote of the members of the Board who are present and voting at any regular or special meeting of the Board, and shall be called by the Secretary upon receipt of a petition signed by five members of the Club who are in good standing. Such Special meetings shall be held in greater Seattle, Washington area at such place, date and hour as may be designated by the person or persons authorized herein to call such meetings, and said notice shall state the purpose of the meeting, and no other Club business may be transacted thereat. The quorum for such a meeting shall be 20% of the members in good standing.
Section 3 – Board Meetings Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held in greater Seattle, Washington area at such place, date and hour as may be designated by the Board. Written notice of each such meeting shall be mailed by the Secretary at least 10 days prior to the date of the meeting. The quorum for such a meeting shall be a majority of the Board.
Section 4 – Special Board Meetings Special meetings of the Board may be called by the President, and shall be called by the Secretary upon receipt of a written request signed by at least three members of the Board. Such special meetings shall be held in the greater Seattle, Washington area at such place, date and hour as may be designated by the person authorized herein to call such a meeting. Written notice of such meeting shall be mailed by the Secretary at least 10 days prior to the date of the meeting. Any such notice shall state the purpose of the meeting and no other business shall be transacted thereat. A quorum for such a meeting shall be a majority of the Board.
Section 5 – Voting Each member in good standing whose dues are paid for the current year shall be entitled to one vote at nay meeting of the Club for which he is present. Proxy voting will not be permitted at any Club meeting or election.
ARTICLE III DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
Section 1 – Board of Directors The Board shall be comprised of the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer and five other persons all of whom shall be elected for one-year terms at the Club’s annual meeting as provided in Article IV and shall serve until successors are elected. General management of the Club’s affairs shall be entrusted to the Board of Directors.
Section 2 – Officers The Club’s officers, consisting of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer shall serve in their respective capacities both with regard to the Club and its meetings, and the Board and its meetings.
a. The President shall preside at all meeting of the Club and of the Board, and shall have the duties and powers normally appurtenant to the office of president in addition to those particularly specified in these bylaws.
b. The Vice President shall have the duties and exercise the powers of the President in case of the President’s death, absence or incapacity.
c. The Secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of the Club and of the Board and of all matters of which a record shall be ordered by the Club. He or she shall have charge of the correspondence, notify members of meeting. Notify new members of their election to membership, notify officers and directors of their election to office, keep a roll of the members of the Club with their addresses and carry out such other duties as are prescribed in the bylaws.
d. The Treasurer shall collect and receive all monies due or belonging to the Club. He or she shall deposit the same in a bank designated by the Board in the name of the Club. His or her books shall be at all times open to inspection of the Board and he or she shall report to them at every meeting the condition of the Club’s finances and every item of receipt or payment not before reported; and at the annual meeting he or she shall render an account of all monies received and expended during the previous fiscal year. The Treasurer shall be bonded in such amount as the Board of Directors shall determine.
e. The offices of Secretary and Treasurer may be held by the same person, in which case the Board shall be comprised of the officers and six other persons.
Section 3 – Vacancies Any vacancies occurring on the board or among the officers during the year shall be filled until the next annual elect ion by a majority vote of all the then members of the Board at its first regular meeting following the creation of such vacancy, or at a Special meeting called for that purpose; except that a vacancy is the office of President shall be filled automatically by the Vice President and the resulting vacancy in the office of Vice President shall be filled by the board.
ARTICLE IV CLUB YEAR, ANNUAL MEETING, ELECTIONS
Section 1 – Club Year The Club’s fiscal year shall begin on the first day of January and end on the 31st day of December. The Club’s official year shall begin immediately at the conclusion of the election at the Annual meeting and shall continue through the election at the next Annual meeting.
Section 2 – Annual Meeting The Annual meeting shall be held in the month of December at which officers and directors for the ensuing year shall be elected by secret, written ballot from among those nominated in accordance with Section 4 of this Article. The shall take office immediately upon the conclusion of the election and each retiring officer shall turn over to his or her successor in the office e all properties and records relating to that office within 30 days after the election
Section 3 – Elections The nominated candidate receiving the greatest number of votes for each office shall be declared elected. The five nominated candidates for other positions on the Board who received the greatest number of votes for such positions shall be declared elected.
Section 4 – Nomination No person may be a candidate in a Club election who has been nominated. During the month of July the Board shall select a nominating Committee consisting of three members and two alternates, not more than one of whom may be a Member of the Board. The Secretary shall immediately notify the committeemen and alternates of their selection. The Board shall name a chairman for the committee, and it shall be his or her duty to call a committee meeting which shall be held on or before September 15.
a) The committee shall nominate one candidate for each office and five candidates for the five other positions on the Board, and after securing the consent of each person so nominated, shall immediately report their nominations to the Secretary in writing.
b) Upon receipt of the Nominating Committees report, the Secretary shall notify each member in writing of the candidates so nominated at least two weeks before the October meeting.
c) Additional nomination may be made at the October meeting by any member in attendance provide that he person so nominated accepts when his name is proposed, and provided further that if the proposed candidate is not in attendance at this meeting, his or her proposer shall present to the Secretary a written statement from the proposed candidate signifying his or her willingness to be a candidate.
No person may be a candidate for more than one position, and the additional nominations which are provided for herein may be made only from among those members who have not accepted a nomination of the Nominating Committee.
d) Nominations cannot be made in any manner other than as provided in this Section.
ARTICLE V COMMITTEES
Section 1 – Appointments The Board may each year appoint standing committees to advance the work of the Club is such matters as show, obedience trials, field trials, tracking tests, trophies, annual prizes, membership and other fields which may well be served by committees. Such committees shall always be subject to the final authority of the Board. Special committees may also be appointed by the Board to aid it on particular projects.
Section 2 – Termination Any committee appointment may be terminated by a majority vote of the full membership of the Board upon written notice to the appointee; and the Board may appoint successors to those persons whose services have been terminated.
ARTICLE VI DISCIPLINE
Section 1 – American Kennel Club Suspension Any member who is suspended from the privileges of the American Kennel Club automatically shall be suspended from the privileges of the Club for a like period.
Section2 – Charges Any member may prefer charges against a member for alleged misconduct prejudicial to the best interest of the Club or the Breed. Written charges with specifications must be filed in duplicate with the Secretary, together with a deposit of $10.00, which shall be forfeited if such charges are not sustained by the Board following a hearing. The Secretary shall promptly send a copy of the charges to member of the Board or present them at a Board meeting, and the Board shall first consider whether the actions alleged in the charges, if proven, night constitute conduct prejudicial to the best interests of the Club or the Breed. If the Board considers that the charges do not allege conduct which would be prejudicial to the best interests of the Club or the Breed, it may refuse to entertain jurisdiction. If the Board entertains jurisdiction of the charges, it shall fix a date of a hearing by the Board not less than three weeks nor more than six weeks thereafter. The Secretary shall promptly send one copy of the charges to the accused member by registered mail together with a notice of the hearing and an assurance that the defendant may personally appear in his own defense and bring witnesses if he or she wishes.
Section 3 – Board Hearing The Board shall have complete authority to decide whether counsel may attend the hearing, but both complainant and defendant shall be treated uniformly in that regard. Should the charges be sustained, after hearing all evidence and testimony presented by complainant and defendant, the Board may, by a majority vote of those present, suspend the defendant from all privileges of the Club for not more than six months from the date of the hearing. And, if it deems that punishment insufficient, it may also recommend to the membership that the penalty be expulsion. In such case, the suspension shall not restrict the defendant’s right to appear before his or her fellow members at the ensuing Club meeting which considers the Board’s recommendation. Immediately after the Board has reached a decision, its binding shall be put in written form and filed with the Secretary. The Secretary, in turn, shall notify each of the parties of the Board’s decision and penalty, if any.
Section 4 – Expulsion Expulsion of a member from the Club may be accomplished only at a meeting of the Club following a board hearing and upon the Board’s recommendation as provided in Section 3 of this Article. Such proceedings may occur at a regular or special meeting of the Club to be held within 60 days but not earlier than 30 days after the date of the Board’s recommendation. The defendant shall have the privilege of appearing in his or her on behalf, though no evidence shall be taken at this meeting. The President shall read the charges and the Board’s findings and recommendations, and shall invite the defendant, if present, to speak in his or her own behalf if he or she wishes. The meeting shall then vote by secret written ballot on the proposed expulsion. If expulsion is not so voted, the Board’s suspension shall stand.
ARTICLE VII AMENDMENTS
Section 1 Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws may be proposed by the board or by written petition addressed to the Secretary signed by 20 percent of the membership in good standing. Amendments proposed by such petition shall be promptly considered by the Board of Directors and must be submitted to the members with recommendations of the Board by the Secretary for a vote within three months of the date when the petition was received by Secretary.
Section 2 The Constitution and Bylaws may be amended by a 2/3 vote of the members present and voting at any regular or special meeting called for the purpose, provided that the proposed amendments have been included in the notice of the meeting and mailed to each member at least two weeks prior to the date of the meeting.
ARTICLE VIII DISSOLUTION
The Club may be dissolved at any time by the written consent of not less than 2/3 of the members. In the event of the dissolution of the Club, other than for purposes of reorganization, whether voluntary or involuntary or by operation of law, none of the property of the Club nor any proceeds thereof nor any assets of the Club shall be distributed to any members of the club but after payment of the debts of the Club. It’s property and assets shall be given to a charitable organization for the benefit of dogs, selected by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE IX ORDER OF BUSINESS
Section 1 At meeting of the Club, the order of business, so far as the character and nature of the meeting may permit, shall be as follows;
a) Roll Call
b) Minutes of last meeting
c) Report of President
d) Report of Secretary
e) Report of Treasurer
f) Report of Committees
g) Election of Officers and Board (at Annual Meetings)
h) Election of New Members
i) Unfinished Business
j) New Business
Section 2 At meetings of the Board, the order of business, unless otherwise directed by majority vote of those present, shall be as follows;
a) Reading of minutes of last meting
b) Report of Secretary
c) Report of Treasurer
d) Report of Committees
e) Unfinished Business
f) New Business
CASCADE ENGLISH COCKER SPANIEL FANCIERS, INC
Standing Rules are those motions which establish a policy of the club. These rules are guidelines intended to help the club run more smoothly, and members are encouraged to read and be familiar with them.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Annual Awards Annual Awards Banquet Breed Promotion Booth Budget
Historian/Librarian Hunting Test Leaflets Membership
National Specialty Newsletter Nominating Committee Program
Property publicity Sanctioned Match Committee Secretary
Specialty Show Standing Rules Supported Show Tracking
Treasurer Trophies Working Program Working Test
Each member-owned English Cocker who wins an AKC, CKC, ECSCA, etc, title shall be eligible to be awarded a trophy glass by the club at the annual awards banquet. Member-owned means that the person who puts eight points toward a championship or two legs toward an obedience title and is one of the registered owners, must be a member of Cascade ECSF who has attended at least one club function during the previous year.
Trophies will be awarded for each title, but not for duplicate titles. Replacement trophies and trophies for duplicate titles many be purchased at cost.
The Annual Awards Chairman, appointed by the board at least six months prior to the Annual Awards Banquet, shall be responsible for obtaining and providing for the presentation of the Annual Awards Trophy trophies at the Banquet.
Members are responsible for submitting requests for and verification of titles for the Annual Awards trophies.
Members will be considered eligible to accumulate points toward a club award from the date of the first reading of their membership application, contingent upon acceptance of that applicant. Those who are no longer members at the time of presentation of awards are eligible for glass trophies they may have already earned, but not for perpetual trophies.
In addition to the Annual Awards trophies, the club offers the following perpetual trophies:
The CH PAGANHILL FESTIVITY CD MEMBORIAL TROPHY to be presented each year to the member-owned English cocker who accumulates the highest overall average score in AKC obedience trials with a minimum of three scores required.
The CH PAGANHILL CAMMANDER IN CHIEF CE TROPHY will be awarded annually to the member owned English cocker which defeats the greatest number of other dogs in breed and group competition during the calendar year based on the ECSCA News-Review system. BOS wins are included. The winner will be determined by the donor, Beth Mckinney.
The AM CAN CH WINGSLADE KVAMMES SPIRIT TD, WDX, trophy. The intent of this trophy shall be to promote and display the dual purpose qualities of English Cocker spaniels. This trophy will be presented each year at the Annual Awards Banquet to the owner or co-owners of a dog or bitch which becomes a champion of record and Working Dog Excellent during the calendar year. Eligibility requirements: 1) Must be a resident to the Northwest (WA, OR, ID). 2) All wins must be in the United States. 3) This trophy is to be awarded as a perpetual, rotating trophy for the dog or bitch owned or co-owned by a member in good standing (having attended three or more club meetings or functions during the trophy year). 4) In the event of a tie, the trophy will be awarded jointly, each recipient to retain possession of the trophy for an equal portion of the year.
The CH PAGAN HILL FLOWER CHILD UDT MEMORIAL ENCOURAGEMENT TROPHY. The purpose of this trophy is to encourage members who breed to make every effort to get their puppies into homes wher3e they will be appreciated and encouraged to develop to their fullest and most versatile potential. This trophy will be awarded annually to the member-owned bitch whose produce accumulate the greatest number of titles during the calendar year. 1) All titles are counted-American, Foreign and ECSCA, bench, obedience, tracking and field. 2) All titles must be confirmed and verifiable. Not count. 3) Titleholders need not be owned by Cascade members, but members whose bitches are eligible are required to submit verification. 4) Eligible bitches must be owned by the same member who is listed as breeder or co-breeder of the titleholders. 5) A minimum of three titles are required for the trophy to be awarded. 6) In the event of a tie, the trophy will remain in the possession of each qualifier for an equal portion of the year. 7) This is a perpetual trophy.
The LYNN MCLEMORE MEMBORIAL TRACKING TROPHY to be awarded each year to members whose dogs have earned an AKC tracking title during the year. The name of each qualifying dog shall be engraved on the trophy, which shall be shared for an equal amount of time by each member whose dog earns a tracking title during the year.
All perpetual trophies are property of the Club, and must be returned in good condition to the Annual Awards Chairman at least 30 (thirty) days prior to the date of the Annual Awards Banquet. Recipients are liable to be billed for repair to trophies not returned in good condition, or trophies not returned. When Annual Awards have to be mailed, the recipient is financially responsible for postage and packaging. Rules for Annual Awards should be printed each in the December newsletter. The Annual award Chairman is responsible for submitting a list of recipients to the ECSCA News-Review, the Cascade newsletter, and any other pertinent publication. All new offers if Annual Awards must be presented to the Board before presentation to the general membership for approval.
I. ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
The Annual Awards Banquet Chairman, who will be appointed by the Board at least six months prior to the date of the Annual Awards Banquet, is responsible for finding and reserving a place and prices for the Annual Awards Banquet. Place and prices are subject to approval by the Board at or prior to the January Board meeting. The Annual Awards Banquet shall be held each year in the month of March and shall be separated from any Cascade supported or specialty shows and from any meeting.
II. BREED PROMOTION BOOTH
This committee shall be responsible for seeing that a table is kept manned at local area all-breed shows, which provides space and invite clubs to promote their breeds at their shows. Materials needed include a large table, at least 2 chairs, table cloth, the club banner and its stand, “What is an English Cocker Spaniel” leaflets and the club scrapbooks, dogs, books, magazines and other materials may be included as the situation may warrant and allow.
The Budget Committee, composed of the Treasurer, out-going Treasurer, if any and a third member appointed by the board is responsible for the preparation of the yearly budget to presentation to the membership at the February general membership meeting. It is the responsibility of the Budget Committee to review the assets of the preceding year’s financial report and prepare the following year’s budget. The Treasurer shall be chairman of the Budget Committee. No budget shall be made for trophies except Annual Awards. Income for trophies must equal or exceed trophy expenses. Each individual Trophy Chairman is responsible for selection of trophies within the donated amount for the specific event. No food budget will be made. Expenses for food must balance by income for food. An amount up to $50 shall be budgeted each year for charity benevolence. Any anticipated expenses over $5 must be presented to the Budget Chairman/Treasurer prior to the approval of the funds.
It shall be a policy of the club to establish scrapbooks as a repository for the records and history of the club. One scrapbook should include all title holder English cockers owned by club members. Other scrapbooks should include other Cascade events including specialties.
V. HUNTING TEST
This club shall co-operate with other local clubs in the scheduling and running of AKC sanctioned and licensed Hunting Tests for flushing spaniels. The chairman of this committee should be appointed 5 months prior to a planned Hunt Test and is responsible for inviting or appointing a committee of at least four other persons who shall agree to be present at the test site throughout the test. All committee members should be familiar with AKC Hunting Test Regulations, Rules Applying to Registration and Field Trials for Spaniels and Guidelines for Dealing with Misconduct. The chairman secures a suitable site with adequate land and water for the running of the test. He/She also selects and invites judges and gunners who are experienced in spaniel hunting and safety. The Hunting Test Chairman is responsible for obtaining AKC permission for the event. He/she also sees to securing acceptable and adequate birds for the trial. The Chairman ensures that “blaze orange” vests or jackets are worn by the judges, gunners, field officials, bird planters and dog handlers, and that an empty shotgun is provide to the handler. It is suggested that one member of the committee should be appointed “medic” and will be responsible for having a first aid kit on the site during the published test hours. This person should also be familiar with and able to drive to the nearest emergency medical facility and the nearest veterinarian. It is desirable that at least one person on the grounds be familiar with CPR. The person named Hunt Test Secretary is responsible for preparation of premium lists and for mailing them at least four weeks prior to the test. The Secretary also forwards pertinent paperwork to AKC immediately following the test. Entries for Hunting Tests will close one week prior to the event. At least one experienced person shall be appointed to plant the birds. Another person shall be named Field Marshall, who is in charge of bagging the shot birds and who controls the handling of all live birds. All club members are responsible for assuring that the site is left clean and orderly after the test, especially disposal of dead and injured birds. It is expected that Hunting Tests will at least break even monetarily.
Hospitality is optional, but strongly encouraged. Morning hot drinks and muffins and or sweet rolls, plus mid-day hot or cold drinks and light food are usually provided.
The club’s “What is an English Cocker Spaniel?” leaflet is available from the Secretary at the following prices: 1 for a SASE, 10 for $1.00, 25 for $2.50, 50 for $4.00, 100 for $7.00.
The club will not loan its copyright for the printed material or photographs. Each Cascade member is entitled to up to 25 free copies of the leaflet with the stipulation that they be distributed to those that are truly interested.
An announcement shall be made by the President at the beginning of each general membership meeting where guest are present to the effect that membership applications received before the close of the meeting will be read at that same meeting and voted on at the next general membership meeting. Applications received after the meeting is officially adjourned will be read at the next general meeting and voted on at the meeting after that. Those who proposed and seconded an application is read for the second time or to submit a written statement as to that applicant’s qualifications. Members voted to membership in the last quarter of the year (Oct – Dec) shall be considered as members for the following year without payment of additional dues.
VIII. NATIONAL SPECIALTY
When this club decides to host a National Specialty in the Pacific Northwest, a committee is selected similar to that of the regular Specialty Committee. Not all members if the National Specialty committee however need be Cascade ECSF members. The Show Secretary is usually Kate Romanski of Wisconsin, and the Trophy Chainman is usually David Flanagan of California. Ring stewards are also usually non CECSF members. At least five committee members must be members of the English Cocker Spaniel Club of America. Facilities required include a ring area of about 50ft x 100ft for breed, and 40ft x 50ft for obedience, A decent affordable headquarters hotel accepting dogs should be able to provide at least 50 to 100 rooms, a good sized hospitality area, and banquet facilities for 200 to 300 guests. Adequate parking is essential, with space for recreational vehicles. The headquarters hotel should be contracted at least two years in advance, with firm, polite, constant contact kept with its management. A bid to host the National Specialty should be submitted to ECSCA at least two years in advance of the expected date. Local members prefer a date which does not conflict with schools. The bid should include as much information about the hosting plans and the area as is possible under the circumstances. The Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce and host hotel should be able to help with this. Hospitality is very important. A show is remembered as much, if not more, for its hospitality as for the judging results. Too much effort and care cannot be expended for hospitality. Judges for breed and sweepstakes are usually selected well in advance, with the host group given a choice of the top five names. It is desirable to have local judges for obedience and tracking/hunting/field to save expenses. Since the ECSCA pays expenses, it is essential to keep a careful accounting of funds.
The Newsletter Chairman will be appointed by the Board at its January meeting. The Chairmanship will run from February to February. The Newsletter Chairman may invite or appoint additional people to serve on the Newsletter Committee. The Newsletter will be published by the first of each month in which there is a regularly scheduled general membership meeting (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) and will be mailed or distributed in time to arrive at least 10 days prior to that meeting. Additional newsletters may be published at the request of the Board. Deadline for each newsletter will be the 15th of the month prior to the month in which there is a general membership meeting and will be published in each preceding newsletter. The Club newsletter will be available by subscription to non-members at the rate of $6 per year, and will be distributed to members at no charge. Newsletter subscriptions shall run on a yearly basis with billings made by the Newsletter Chairman whenever a subscription is due to be renewed. The newsletter Chairman is authorized to pro rate subscriptions that come in after the first of the year. The newsletter is sent free of charge to each Cascade ECSF member and to each member of the ECSCA Board of Directors. An extra copy of the newsletter shall be sent to the Historian/Librarian for inclusion in the Scrapbook. The Newsletter Chairman is authorized to exchange newsletters with other English cocker clubs. The Newsletter Chairman, if not a member of the Board, is encouraged to attend Board Meetings. The newsletter shall be considered the official publication of the Cascade English Cocker Spaniel Fanciers and shall contain all official notices of the club including those that are named in the bylaws as the responsibility of the secretary and the treasurer. It is the responsibility of the secretary and the treasurer to assure that the Newsletter Chairman is apprised of official notices from their offices. Each newsletter shall contain the following: Volume, number and date of issue; name, address and phone number of the president, secretary and treasurer; name address and phone number of the editor; name of the vice president and of all Board members; announcement of the next general membership meeting including date, site, time, directions and phone number for information; announcement of the next board membership meeting including date, site, time, directions and phone number for information; any address or phone change for members; welcome to new members with address and phone; name and city of any added to the interested list; name and address of any added to the subscriber list; notice that “This is an official publication of the Cascade ECSF and contains the only notice that members will receive of meeting and other important announcements”; calendar of Events of special interest to CECSF members-highlighted; subscription blank and subscription information; meeting agenda; deadline for next newsletter. Each newsletter may also contain: Announcements of coming CECSF specialties and or matches: announcement of other matches; announcement of supported and specialty shows; program notice and description; announcement of special events conferences, seminars, classes etc.; new titleholders from the Pacific NW or owned or bred by members; announcement of litters born or planned, puppies or adult dogs available; announcement of puppies or adult dogs wanted; show results of area shows or shows where member owned dogs competed; English cockers at stud; notice of committee meetings; notices of handling, obedience or other classes or practice sessions; how to get copies of “What is an English Cocker Spaniel?” or business cards; announcement of field days, tracking or obedience practice; any other items of interest to English Cocker fanciers. Minutes of meeting and treasurers reports will not be included with newsletters going to non-members. In addition to any or all of the above, the following official notices will be published in the indicated newsletters:
1. “DUES NOTICE – Members are reminded that annual dues became due as of January 1 and are now delinquent. Any member whose dues remain unpaid will be dropped from membership. Dues are $20.00 per person and should be mailed to the Treasurer. This is the only notice you will receive.”
2. “ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET – Notice of time and place, name, address and phone number of the banquet chairman etc.”
3. “INVITATION TO MEMBERSHIP – Anyone interested in English Cockers and in the objectives of the Cascade English Cocker Spaniel Fanciers is invited to become a member of the club. The objectives of the club are (a) to encourage and promote the responsible breeding of purebred English cocker spaniels and bring to perfection their natural abilities (b) to urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club the only standard of excellence by which the English cocker spaniel shall be judged in this country (c) to do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of the English cocker spaniel breed, encouraging sportsmanlike competition in the show ring, in the obedience ring and in the field, under the rules and regulations of the AKC, and generally to do everything to enhance the study, breeding, exhibiting, training and maintenance of purebred English cocker spaniels (d) to conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows and obedience trials under the rules of the AKC. “Membership application blanks are available from the secretary. Applicants must attend at least one meeting of the club prior to applying for membership and must agree to rules of the AKC, copies of which are available for perusal from the secretary. Completed membership application forms, accompanied by annual dues of $20.00 per person per year and signed by two Cascade member sponsors, are to be filed with the Secretary and will be read at the first meeting of the club following receipt. At the next club meeting the application will be voted upon and affirmative votes of ¾ of the members present and voting at the meeting shall be required to elect the applicant.” Membership supplication blanks may be included with those newsletter going to subscribers and interested. Standing Rules – to those not in attendance at the December meeting.
X. TRACKING TEST Notice of time, place, chairman, entry closing date, test Secretary’s name and address for entries, etc. outline and dates for a spring tracking program – if any.
April – MEMBERSHIP LIST – list of interested; list of Committee Chairmen; Annual Awards recipients, notice of Field Program with name of chairman and outline of proposed activities and working tests.
August – NOMINATIONS; The Board has appointed the following Nominating Committee (report as received from the Secretary) (Copy a-d under Art IV Sec 4 – Nominations in the Bylaws)
October – INVITATION TO MEMBERSHIP (see February, with the addition that “members accepted in the last quarter of the year (Oct – Dec) will not have to pay additional dues for the coming year. Membership applications may be included with newsletters going to non-members.
HOLIDAY PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT
ANNUAL ELECTIONS – The following have been nominated for office for next year by the Nominating committee (list as provided by Secretary) Copy C & D under Nominations in the bylaws.
December- DUES NOTICE; Membership dues are payable on or before January 1. Dues are $20.00 per person per year and should be sent to the treasurer, name and address. This is your official notice and the last one you will receive before unpaid dues become delinquent.
HOLIDAY PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT – date, location and time.
ANNUAL AWARDS TROPHIES – Each member owned English cocker who wins a title is eligible to be awarded a club trophy glass by the club at the Annual Awards Banquet. See Annual Awards on page 2 for requirements. Members are responsible for submitting requests for and verification of titles for annual awards trophies. Request should be submitted to the Annual Awards Chairman, name and address, by specific date. The club offers five special perpetual rotating trophies, see page two for details. Perpetual trophies are the property of the club and MUST BE RETURNED TO THE ANNUAL AWARDS TROPHY CHAIRMAN 30 (THIRTY) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET.
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET – Time place date.
ANNUAL ELECTIONS – The annual meeting shall be held in the month of December at which officers and directors for the ensuing year shall be elected by secret, written ballot from among those nominated in accordance with Section 4, Article IV of the club by laws. The following have been nominated (list provided by Secretary). The Nominated candidates receiving the greatest numb3er of votes for each office shall be declared elected. The three nominated candidates for other position on the Board who receive the greatest number of votes for such positions shall be declared elected. They shall take office immediately upon the conclusion of the election and each retiring officer shall turn over to his or her successor in the office all properties and records relating to that office within 30 days after the election. Members should make every attempt to attend this important meeting and take the opportunity to vote.
STANDING COMMITTEES – Chairmen for the Standing committees will be appointed at the January Board Meeting. Those who wish to volunteer for committee chairmanships should contact the president.
TRACKING TEST – outline and dates for the spring tracking test.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE – It is highly desirable that the Nominating committee have a private meeting prior to September 1 each year. No person shall be nominated to an office or position on the Board who has not been a member of the club for at least one year.
PROGRAM – It shall be a club policy to have at least two educational program meetings a year.
PROPERTY – The Property Chairman shall maintain an inventory of the club’s property and its location for filing with the secretary at each December meeting. The Property Chairman is responsible for analyzing the condition of the club’s property and for arranging for necessary repairs. The Property Chairman should be prepared to arrange for the transportation of the required property upon request of the Board or a Standing Committee Chairman. The following properties are required at club specialties and matches; 1) Ring standards 2) Ring barriers 3) Ring Markers (1,2,3,4, Best of Breed/in Match, etc) 4) Mats (at indoor shows) 5) Jumps 6) Grooming tables, regular tables 7) Garbage bags 8) Pooper scoopers 9) Exercise pens ( if needed) 10) Rake/Broom/dustpan 11) Club banner with stand 12) tablecloths 13) Chairs 14) Tote board with pen 15) canopies.
SANCTIONED MATCH COMMITTEE – A Sanctioned Match Committee shall be appointed at such time as the club decides to hold a Sanctioned B-OB Match. The Sanctioned Match Committee shall consist of a chairman and a minimum of four other people. It shall be the duty of the Sanctioned Match Committee to handle all the arrangements for the match and supply appropriate records following the match. I shall also be the duty of the Sanctioned Match Committee to handle as a committee any misconduct in conjunction with the match. The Sanctioned Match Chairman shall be appointed by the Board for each match at least six months prior to the proposed date for the match. The Sanctioned Match Chairman’s duties shall be for one match only.
SECRETARY – Copies of the minutes of the general meeting shall be made available at the following general membership meetings. Copies of the Board Minutes hall be available at the following meetings. It shall be the responsibility of the Secretary to notify the newsletter chairman of general membership meetings, Board meetings, nomination, and other announcements as specified in the Bylaws. The secretary shall supply the Newsletter chairman with membership application blanks for inclusion with the December and August newsletters to non-members. The secretary shall write a letter of welcome to new members, include Bylaws, Standing Rules and a Membership List. The secretary shall notify the Newsletter Chairman of the names and addresses of new members.
SPECIALTY SHOW – The Specialty Show Chairman shall be appointed at least one year in advance of the event. It shall be a policy of this club to have a one million dollar liability insurance policy before putting on independent specialty shows. The Specialty Show Committee shall consist of a chairman and a minimum of four other prople. It shall be the duty of the Specialty Committee to handle all the arrangements for the show and supply appropriate records following the show. It shall also be the duty of the Specialty committee to handle as a committee any misconduct in conjunction with the show, The Specialty Show Chairman’s duties shall be for one show only. The Specialty Show Chairman shall not handle dogs at that show but dogs owned by the Specialty Show Chairman may be entered as long as they are handled by someone else. Except for the Specialty Show Chairman and the Show Secretary, there are no restrictions on members showing in Cascade Specialties. The Specialty Show Chairman is responsible for securing a suitable show site approved by the club hiring the club approved judges and organizing a show committee. The Specialty Show Chairman shall invite or appoint the members of the committee with the proviso that all members of the committee agree to be at the show site during the official show hours. The Specialty Show Chairman shall report the names of the members of this committee to the Board. The Chairman obtains written permission for the specialty from the secretary of the ECSCA at least eight months before the show date. He/she then obtains and completes the AKC show application securing the signature of a club officer, obtaining the fee from the club treasurer and submitting that application to the AK”C a minimum of six months prior to the show.
The Specialty Show Chairman shall consider the following appointment when making up the Specialty Committee; Obedience chairman; Show Secretary; Trophy and Ribbons; Chief Ring Steward; Hospitality; Post Show Banquet; Grounds and Setup; Judges Gifts; Treasurer; Publicity; Clean up; Fund raising; special events-grooming clinics, seminars; Field Activities etc; Photographer; videographer; Veterinarian; All expenses must be cleared with the Board in advance. If the Specialty Chairman is not a member of the Board, he/she will be expected to attend board Meetings to report on progress of plans or to submit reports in writing.
The Specialty Show Chairman shall have at his disposal the Show/Match box which shall contain the following items; American Kennel “Club Show/Trial Manual. Current English Cocker Spaniel breed standard, Rules Applying to Registration and Dog Shows, Obedience Regulations, Regulations for Junior Showmanship, Guidelines for Obedience Judges, Guidelines for Dog Show Judges, *Guide for Bench Show and Obedience Trial Committees in dealing with Misconduct at Dog Shows and Obedience Trials, Check-List for Obedience Trial Secretaries, Obedience score sheets Dog Show signs and arrows, Specialty Chairman guidelines as prepared by Cascade ECSF.
*The test of these pamphlets is also included in the Show/Trial Manuel.
Each Specialty Chairman is responsible for keeping these publications current and supplies adequate, and for making sure they are at the show.
(The following other items are suggested as essential at a show; scissors, string, Scotch tape, masking/duct tape, pins, clothespins, hammer, thumb tacks, garbage bags, pens, pencils, markers, two clipboards, water, ice, liver, change and cash-box for catalog sales.)
The Specialty Show Chairman is required to submit a detailed report of show income and expenses, including verification, to the Club Treasurer.
The Specialty Show Chairman is expected to send a report of the show to the ECSCA News-Review The English Carker Quarterly and Cascade newsletter, and any other appropriate publication.
Banquet – A banquet may be planned to follow each specialty show. All judges and their spouses are special guests of the club at the banquet.
Clean-up – After the show this person oversees complete clean-up operations in the ring areas, grooming area (if any( and hospitality area.
Grounds and Set-up – The Ground Chairman is responsible for ensuring adequate ring barriers and standards for all rings as well as providing regulation obedience jumps, tables and chairs for the judges and stewards, trophy table(s), tablecloths, placement markers, a grooming table for the breed ring, the standard for the club banner, exercise pens (if needed), etc. The Specialty Show Chairman oversees the setting up of the club’s canopy shelters at outdoor shows and polices the covered areas, exercise area (if any) and grooming area (if any) to try to ensure safety and comfort for participants and their dogs. At indoor shows the Grounds Chairman sees to the mats, if needed.
Publicity – The Publicity Chairman takes responsibility for catalog advertising, getting all ads to the Show Secretary in time for the catalog deadline. Publicity duties also include putting up signs, notifying newspapers, etc.
Ring Stewards – The Chief Ring Steward is responsible for ensuring that adequate stewards are available during all judging. At least two stewards are necessary for obedience, except during the Team class (if offered), which requires four. Two stewards are recommended for breed judging.
Sweepstakes – Sweepstakes classes shall consist of 6-9 months, 9-12 months 12-15 months and 15-18 months, divided by sex. Fifty percent of the prize money is divided between Best in Sweepstakes (two thirds) and Reserve Best in Sweepstakes (one third), The remaining 50% is divided among the first place winners of each Sweepstakes class depending upon the number of entries in that class.
Trophy Chairman – Challenge trophies remain in the custody of the club until retired. All challenge trophies are for competition at Cascade ECSF Specialty Shows only, and for permanent possession must be won three times by the same owner, not necessary with the same dog nor at consecutive show. The trophy chairman is responsible for ensuring that challenge trophies stay in the club’s possession.
Current Challenge Trophies include: The Freemark Trophy, a silver-plated champagne bucket, for Best of Breed; a Best of Opposite Sex trophy- an antique 13 inch French pewter tray offered by David Flanagan: a Best of Winners trophy-a silver-plated water pitcher offered by Beth McKinney; a Best in Puppy Classes trophy – a perpetual mother clock offered by Beth McKinney.
New Challenge Trophies are subject to club approval. The trophy chairman is responsibility for displaying all trophies and ribbons in advance of scheduled judging times for each ring. Each trophy should be appropriated labeled including the name of the donor. A detailed list of trophies and ribbons for each class should be provided for the ring stewards, Unclaimed trophies and ribbons revert to club possession. Any leftover trophy fund or late donations are applied to following year’s specialty trophy fund.
The Standing Rules Committee shall consist of the three members appointed by the Board. The Board shall name a chairman. The Standing Rules Committee will review the Standing Rules and make recommendation to the Board regarding changes. The Committee’s recommendations shall be reviewed by the Board and the results presented to the club.
Printed copies of the Standing Rules including changes will be available at the first meeting following any revision, and will be mailed by the /Secretary to members who did not attend that meeting. Copies of the club’s Standing Rules will be available for perusal by prospective member with the Secretary.
At least eight months before a Supported Show the Board shall appoint a Supported Show Chairman. The Supported Show Chairman shall appoint his own committee and should consider the following appointments when making up a committee:
Trophies, Publicity, Hospitality, ECSCA Support. It shall be a policy of the club to support one show per year. Fully supported means trophies for Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Best of Winners, Winners each sex, Reserve Winners each sex, Highest Scoring English cocker in Trial, Highest Scoring English cocker in Novice, Open and Utility Classes, First Place in all breed classes and first through fourth place in Open classes. It shall be a policy of the club to support veteran, stud dog and brood bitch classes at fully supported shows. The Supported Show Chairman is responsible for submitting reports of show to the ECSCA – News-Review, the Cascade newsletter and any other pertinent publication.
It shall be a policy of this club to have one tracking and /or advanced tracking test per year. The Tracking Test chairman is appointed by the Board at least eight months in advance of the planned event. The chairman is responsible for securing a suitable location, hiring judges approved by the club and filling out and mailing the Tracking ‘Test application. The Chairman arranges for lodging for the judges and provides maps of the tracking test site.
It is expected that tracking events shall at least break even monetarily.
The Tracking Test Committee shall consist of a minimum of five members, including the Chairman, all of whom agree to be present on the test site during the hours of the test, and are familiar with the following AKC publications: Obedience Regulations, Rules Applying to Regulation and Dog Shows, Guidelines for Obedience Judges and Guidelines for Dealing with Misconduct.
The Tracking Test Secretary must be approved by the board and need not be a club member.
At the individual Chairman’s option all COD packages may be shipped to the treasurer who will pay for them out of the treasury and notify each chairman that such package has arrived.
The Treasurer shall prepare a written report for each Board and each general membership meeting with a copy for the Secretary to include in the minutes.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for the small valuables that belong to the club, such as pins, charms, T-shirts, leftover trophies, etc.
It shall be a policy of this club that donations toward trophies given in the club’s name shall equal or exceed the cost of trophies for any occasion (except Annual Awards). Each individual Trophy Chairman is responsible for selection of trophies within the donated amount for the specific event.
Selection of the trophies for any event shall be left to the Trophy Chairman for that event,
The club “Brag Box” fund are to be included as part of the Trophy Fund.
Annual Awards trophies will not be used as trophies at matches.
Any unawarded trophies shall be held over for the next similar events (match to match, supported show to supported show, etc), or otherwise disposed of at the club’s discretion.
Each trophy chairman shall be responsible for keeping inventory of trophies left over and passing any leftover trophies to the next chairman of a similar event, or as otherwise directed,
A list of past donors shall be maintained for each event and kept up to date. An effort should be made to contact all interested people, including the previous year’s winners, for trophy donations.
The Working Program Chairman will be appointed by the Board at the January Board meeting. The Chairman is responsible for submitting an outline for a program of practice sessions intended to prepare English cocker for Working tests and Hunting Tests. This outline should be presented at the April general membership meeting.
It shall be policy of this club to have at least one Working Test per year.
The Working Test Chairman shall be appointed by the Board at least six months prior to the proposed date for the Working Test. The Working Test Chairman is expected to attend Board meeting or submit written reports of progress.
The Working Test Chairman may appoint or invite others to serve on the committee in any capacity which may help to assure the smooth working of the Test, including hospitality, trophies and awards, publicity, grounds and equipment, etc.
It shall be the duty of the Working Test Chairman to handle all the arrangements for the Working Test, including arrangements for site, gunners, English Cocker Working Test Guidelines/Judging sheets, birds, judges, etc.
It shall be the responsibility of those entering other breeds to supply appropriate judging sheets and guidelines.
It is the duty of the Working Test Chairman to submit completed judging sheets and any other necessary records to the appropriate organizations which award titles.
The Working Test Chairman is required to submit a detailed report of income and expenses including verification to the club treasurer following the Test.
The Working Test Chairman is responsible for submitting a report of the Working Test to the ECSCA News-Review, The English Cocker Quarterly, The Cascade newsletter and to other appropriate publications.
ADDENDUM TO CASCADE ENGLISH COCKER SPANIEL FANCIERS STANDING RULES:
The Am Can Ch Wingslade Kvammes Spirit TD, WDX trophy is no longer to be awarded.
Cascade Stud Dog Trophy
The purpose of this trophy is to recognize a member’s stud dog, by virture of titles earned by his progeny. It was donated by Charlotte Moffat, “Bayrose” and Ellen Melenbach, “Capercaillie”.
1. All titles are counted – American, foreign, ECSCA, bench, obedience, field, tracking, etc.
2. All titles must be confirmed and verifiable. Duplicate titles do not count.
3. Title holders need not be owned by Cascade members, but members whos stud dogs are eligible are required to submit verification.
4. Eligible stud dogs must be owned by a member
5. A minimum of three titles are required for the trophy to be awarded
6. In the event of a tie, the trophy will remain in the possession of each qualifier for an equal portion of the year.
The Velka Memorial Trophy
This trophy is an “Opposite Sex” trophy to the Ch Pagan Hill Commander in Chief CD Trophy. It is awarded annually to the member owned English Cocker Spaniel (who is the opposite sex to the Commander in Chief winner) who defeats the greatest number of dogs in breed and group competition during the calendar year, including Best opposite Sex wins. The winner is to be determined by the donor, Virginia Boylan.
This trophy is offered in memory of two special bitches: Ch Dickens Sophia of Velka, and Ch Velka Brahms Lieder, both were owned by Virginia Boylan and both were lost before their fourth birthdays. June 1999
Am.Can Ch Ranzfel Quarrystone UDTX, JH,SH,MH, Can CD, ECM Versatility Trophy
Am/Can Ch Ranzfel Quarrystone was a very talented dog. He earned multiple titles in many fields. He was a group placing conformation champion in both the USA and Canada. He earned his Tracking Dog and Tracking Dog Excellent titles. He has earned all levels of hunting titles, from Working Dog to Master Hunter, being the first ECS anywhere to become a Junior Hunter, Senior Hunter and Master Hunter. He also completed all levels of Obedience, from Companion dog to Utility Dog, as well as earning some of the same titles in Canada. Flyball and Agility were in the baby stages when he was a senior citizen, or he would have competed there as well.
This award is given each year to the dog who earns the most titles in more than one area, with number of area being more important than number of titles.
1. All titles are counted – American, foreign, ECSCA etc.
2. All titles must be confirmed and verifiable. A copy of the title certificate must be made available upon request.
3. Titles must be earned in at least two different areas (see definitions of areas in #8) tracking, hunting, obedience, flyball, therapy, agility, conformation, etc. (The same title, from more than one title giving organization will only count as one area, but would count as two titles- example: and AKC Ch and CKC Ch would be from one area, conformation, but would count as two titles in that area.).
4. The dog with the most areas represented will be the winner, even if another dog earned more titles in a single area.
5. If the same number of areas are represented, the dog with the most new titles will be the winner.
6. In the event of a tie the trophy will remain in the possession of each qualifier for an equal portion of the year.
7. The owner of the dog must be responsible for putting all the titles on the dog (by virtue of handling the dog, or paying a handler.) and, they must have been a club member when at least one of the titles was finished.
8. Areas defined:
Hunting would include all hunting test levels as well as WD, WDX, Fch
Obedience would include all obedience levels and CGC, but not Tracking
Tracking would include all levels of Tracking
Agility would include all levels and types of Agility
Flybal would include all levels of Flybal
Therapy would include any kind of certifiable therapy work title
Conformation would include any conformation title
Any other area awarding title would also be acceptable as long as they are granted and verified
By a recognized organization
Titles from any country are acceptable if they meet the above qualification
ECM, English Cocker of Merit, an area by itself, for titles earned by offspring
First Honour Trophy
This is a perpetual, rotating trophy to be award annually for points earned between January 1 through December. To be eligible, dog must qualify at a licensed Hunting Test (any level) or have a Field Trial Water Certification during calendar year. Dog must have been in ownership of club member or applicant for the majority (51%) of points earned during the calendar year. Points earned before the date of application received for membership do not count.
Revised Point schedule Effective 1-1-1998
5 Point: Working Dog (WD) “pass”
1 Point: Working Dog Excellent (WDX) “pass” Junior Hunter (JH) qualifying score Third or Fourth Place in Puppy Stake Fourth Place Open All Age Stake
1.5 Points: Second Place Puppy Stake Senior Hunter (SH) qualifying score
2 Points: First Place in Puppy Stake Third Place Open All Age Stake
3 Points: Master Hunter (MH) qualifying score Second Place in Open All Age Stake First Place in Puppy Stake
5 Points: First Place in Open All-Age Stake
Please note: Points are for ECSCA recognized Working Tests and AKC licensed Hunting Tests and Field Trials ONLY. Field trial points are identical to Championship points as per Chapter 14 Sec 30 of AKC Field Trial Rules and Standards Procedures for Spaniels (amended 1-1-97) Double points shall be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placements in the National Championship Stake. When Amateur Stakes become available at AKC Cocker Trials, points will be the same as for Open All Age. Ties shall be broken at the discretion of the donors, Bob and Tawney Crawford.
Ellen Milenbach Sportsmanship Trophy
This trophy was purchased and presented to the club by Ellen Melenbach’s parents. It is a loving dedication to commemorate the true meaning of sportsmanship and generosity of spirit, that was so evident in everything Ellen did.
A committee consisting of the club’s outgoing vice-president and two outgoing board members will decide on the recipient of the trophy each year. (the VP is in charge, and will choose the board members.) Any member is welcome to submit a suggestion, along with the reasons suggested, to the VP by Dec 31 for consideration.
Things to consider in choosing a person: Must be an active club member; Must have the true interest in the ECS at heart, ie to do all in their power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to promote educational activities pertaining to ECSs; must have volunteered to complete some service for the club in the past year. (head up a committee, show, trial etc.; hold an office; make/donate trophies; etc.); and or must have helped out club members and /or ECS owners in some less official way – with grooming, handling, training, breeding, rescue etc.
In considering what the recipient has done, it should be based mostly on this year’s performance-not past years’. This trophy may be won by the same person in consecutive years. This trophy does not have to be awarded every year if the committee cannot choose a worthy recipient.
2011 ** In addition to choosing the winner of the Sportsmanship Trophy, the outgoing vice-president and her committee will be able to choose up to three club members to receive recognition for their services to the club. This will be in the form of a small gift (vase, tray, mug etc). It is not necessary to present any gifts at all, but it can be done if so desired and deserved.
Am/Can/Int’l Ch Eclipse Sunstone Serenade CD CGC Memorial Rally Trophy
This trophy is presented each year to the member owned ECS who accumulates the highest overall score in AKC rally trials with a minimum of 3 scores required. In event of a tie, the trophy will remain with each person for an equal portion of the year.
Honorary Jr. Members
Must have a parent who is a member
Do not have voting rights
Any awards earned by them can be awarded to the parent, provided that the parent co-owns the dog;
Would attend a meeting with their parent and make a request verbally. No written application is necessary.-