Mt. Pleasant, MI, Kennel Club
Board meeting 2/3/ 2010
Members present: Sheila Beutler, Diane & Eric Gaw DVM, Amy Morris, Deb
Marmarelli, Larry & Alice Jenicke, Glenn Laffy, Annette Militello, Linda Rousseau
DVM, Doreen Messner & Joan Salmonsen
Minutes approved by Glenn Laffy and seconded by Diane Gaw.
o Deb Marmarelli received a bill from the Hartford Insurance Co. for $645 for
the MPMKC Building Hazard insurance. This must be approved by the
o Deb also asked the board to approve a $49 trophy gift for High Scoring
Dogs in Obedience in all categories.
o Annette Militello reminded the Board that dues are to be paid by March 1,
2010. Key payments are also due.
Costs are as follows:
$20 Single Membership
25 Family Membership
$25 Key Fee
Anyone who wishes to have a key must fill out a new form and receive the
rules pertaining responsibility for the use of the building. You may send
your money to:
c/o Annette Militello
10609 N. Leaton Rd.
Clare, MI 48617
o Glenn Laffy will check with Mr. Kerr, Attorney for MPMKC, to see what
action is needed by him to address the problem of the Lewis' non-
compliance with the orders of the court about the use of MPMKC logo,
Motion to adjourn by Eric Gaw DVM. Seconded by Glenn Laffy. Meeting
Mt. Pleasant, MI Kennel Club
General Meeting - February 3, 2010
Members Present: Sheila Beutler, Diane & Eric Gaw DVM, Sue Gamble, Amy & Andrew
Gross, Maggie & Belinda Hetzman, Alice & Larry Jenicke, Cathy Kennedy, Glenn Laffy,
Lori Lickly, Deb Marmarelli, Andrea Mata, Jennifer McCourt, Doreen Messner, Nancy
Jerry, Amy Morris, Amanda Moran, Amanda Pearson, Cathy Pearson, Linda Rousseau
DVM, Sue Sowmick, Sherrie Start, Lisa Ziuraitis
Minutes from January meeting approved by Eric Gaw and seconded by Alice Jenicke.
o Building & Grounds- Nothing to report.
o Tail Waggers- Nothing to report.
o Agility- Glenn Laffy would like the Board to consider 24" weave polls for Agility.
o Treasurer Report: As of 1/1/2010- Saving Account- $9071.64.
Checking Account- $3140.76.
1/6/2010- Income Received- $335.
January Expenses- $1661.89.
2/1/2010- Checking Account- $1478.87
2/1/2010- Net- $10,885.51
Annette Militello reminded members that their dues for this year are to be paid by
March 1, 2010 Information as to where to send their money is in the Board
o Diane Gaw stated that Winter Classes have begun.
o There was motion made by Eric Gaw and seconded by Diane Gaw that when
there are to many persons registered for a particular classes, that non-paying
member have the right to pay 1/2 the regular class fee. The instructor has the
right to cancel a class if not more than 2 paying members are registered one
week in advance. It is at his/her discretion as to whether the class runs or not.
This was, then, voted on and approved by the general membership.
o Lori Lickly asked that a Trainer/ Instructor meeting be set up concerning this
matter to see how this should be implemented. It is scheduled for Wednesday,
February 17, 2010 at 7 PM at the Building.
New Member Readings:
o An application for membership was read for Corbin & Donna Blem. A Ballot vote
was taken and the membership approved the joining of Corbin and Donna Blem
as new members. We welcome these new members to our club!
o Deb Marmarelli made a motion to pay $645 to Hartford Insurance Co. for the
Hazard Insurance for the building. Seconded by Glenn Laffy. Voted on and
o Eric Gaw brought some information about Pet Massage to the meeting. The
phone # for this service is 989-513-2404. Information is on the Board.
o Sheila Beutler made a motion to make some curtains for the windows at the
building. There are 18 windows that need to be covered. Sheila and Joan will
meet and bring some samples and cost to the meeting in March for approval.
Volunteers will be needed to cut, press hems, and sew these curtains.
o Eric Gaw has a man that makes dog carvings out of wood. Contact Eric if you
might be interested in having one made for your favorite pet or show dog. You
need to provide a picture of your dog that the man can work off of.
o Diane Gaw reminded members that we need volunteers to help at the Dog Show
on June 12th & 13th. We need a Vender Chairperson, Ring Stewards, and
general helpers. No experience needed to apply!
o Sherrie Start noted that the Midland KC has a Show 'N Go on Feb 20, March 20,
April 3rd, and May 1st. It is $5 per run for each entry. Contact the Midland KC
for information. Information available at- email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mmkc.org
Motion made by Sherrie Start to close and seconded by Glenn Laffy. Meeting closed.
There is no Board Meeting in March.
o Glenn Laffy's Beagle, "Rudy" earned his MACH 2 on 1/31/10 in Dexter, MI, with
1st and 2nd place finishes. Rudy is currently ranked as #1 Beagle in Agility in
the US. He brought a video for the members to watch of his trials that day.
o Lisa Ziuraitis' Boxer, "Somewhere" received her Rally title at the Lansing show in
November and a 3rd place finish.
o Cathy Pearson's "Belle" received her first leg in Rally at the Grand Rapids show
and "Panda" got a 1st leg in Rally in Lansing and a 4th place finish. Amanda
Moran's "Liberty" got a 1st leg in Lansing in November and a 2nd place finish.