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March 2023 General Meeting Minutes

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GKKC General Meeting on 03/27/2023 at the Gray Community Chest Building was called to order by Andrew Moore, Vice-President, at 6:42 PM.

Members present were: Brenda Grable, Pam Jones, Kim Williams, Andrew Moore, David Richman, Barbara Salberg-Richman, Tom Kirstein, Carrie Kruska, Glynis Littlewood, Judy Pinkevich, Karen Smith, Pamela Bradbury, Julie Webster, Brian King, Joe Currier, Val Currier, Donna Hamm, Ray Jones, Kristy Jones, Dannie Lee, and Karen Dooley.

Visitors present were: Jeff Kruska, Joy Ellis, and Robert Edwards.

February 27, 2023 general meeting minutes were read and approved as presented.

Treasurer’s report was accepted and approved as presented.

Show Committee Chair, Pam Jones, requested donations for the basket raffle items. Sign-Up sheets will be available for volunteers, to transport judges, and hospitality. The eye care clinic led by Dr. Hendrix will cost $40 for GKKC members and $45 for Non-Members. The hours of operation n for the clinic will be on Saturday, May 20 from 11am to 2pm.

There was discussion regarding the UTCVM GKKC Scholarship which will be designated at $1000 per year. Guidelines will be 1st installment in Junior Year for $1000 and then 2nd installment will be $1000 in senior year. Washington, Sullivan, Carter are the preferred counties. The next tier of counties considered will be Johnson, Unicoi, Hawkins, Greene in Tennessee, and Washington and Lee County, Virginia, and Scott County Virginia. Financial need of the student will be a consideration. The qualified individual in the preceding years shall have preference. This will be reassessed after 5 years for the criteria and selection guidelines. It was decided to table the 6-year extension for the UTCVM GKKC Scholarship.

The National Portuguese Water Dogs Show in September 2024 and FASTCAT to the next Board Meeting in April for further discussion.

Meeting adjourned at 7:18 PM.

Carrie Kruska, Recording Secretary

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