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June 2019 General Meeting Minutes

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Greater Kingsport Kennel Club general meeting Monday, June 24, 2019 at Appalachian Fairgrounds called to order at 7:00 PM by President, Ben Gibbs.

Members present were Ben Gibbs, Rhonda Gibbs, Barbara Salberg-Richman, David Richman, Pam Miller, Brenda Grable, Craig Kallus, Darcy Kallus, Andrew Moore, DeAnna Moore, Pam Jones, Judy Pinkevich, Pierce Massey, Joe Currier, Val Currier, Kim Williams, Sherry Crossley, Julie Webster, Charlie LeBlanc, Jan LeBlanc, Trudy Price, Katie Smiley, Sheila Leonard, Mary Sparks, Carrie Hodges, Glynis Littlewood, and Cindy Hintz

Guest present were Sandy Alexander (, Debbie Sullivan (, Chris Bowman, Jane Bowman (, John Hubbard, Stacey Hubbard (, Lindsey McCurry (, Phyllis Province ( and Donna Hamm (

General meeting minutes from May 27, 2019 approved as read.

Treasurer’s report approved as presented.

The May show chair reported that the show was successful. Preliminary financials were discussed. It was noted there was an extra judge for conformation. Final numbers will be presented after all bills are received. Food for boy scouts was discussed.

Scent work trial chairperson announced the premium is available.

The nominating committee report was read:

The nominating committee was made up of the following members:

Rhonda Gibbs – chairperson
Andrew Moore
Craig Kallus
Judy Pinkevich – alternate
David Richman – alternate

The committee met on 03/21/19 at 6:30 PM at the Cracker Barrel in Boones Creek.

The committee makes the following nominations for the 2019 – 2020 board:

President – Darcy Kallus
1st Vice President – Trudy Price
2nd Vice President – David Richman
Treasurer – Brenda Grable
Recording Secretary – Carrie Hodges
Corresponding Secretary – Barbara Salberg-Richman
2-year board term – Andrew Moore
2-year board term – Craig Kallus
1-year board position – Sherry Crossley
Pierce Massey and Valda Currier have 1 year remaining on their 2-year board term positions

Since there were no nominations from the floor at the general meeting in May, Rhonda Gibbs made a motion that the new slate of officers be accepted by acclamation. Val Currier seconded the motion. The motion passed with a unanimous vote.

Darcy Kallus began leading the meeting as the newly elected President.

The treasurer reminded members to pay their dues. $15 individual and $20 Couple.

Applications for Lisa Graser, Lloyd Graser, and Saskia Sowers were read for the second time.

Applications for Debbie Sullivan and Sandy Alexander were read and secret ballots cast for electing them as members. Both were unanimously approved for membership.

The need for an audit was discussed. Darcy Kallus and Pam Jones agreed to be on the audit committee to select an external auditor. It was discussed that in future years club members could audit the records, if they agreed.

Jan LeBlanc announced the Fun Fest dog show is on 07/15/19 at Allandale in Kingsport. Charlie LeBlanc mentioned it would be beneficial to have some information on the history of the kennel club, a list of events we have, and some pictures of performance events at the Fun Fest dog show.

Next meeting is our picnic on 07/22/19 at Eastman Shelter 28 at Bays Mountain Park at 6:00.

No club meeting in August.

Meeting adjourned at 7:43 PM.

Rhonda Gibbs, Acting Recording Secretary

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