January 12, 2010
Board meeting was called to order at 6:35pm by president Walter Sommerfelt
at the home of Keith Bailey-4145 Forest Glen Drive Knoxville Tn. Board
members in attendance-Nan Anderson, Deborah Bailey, Keith Bailey, Phyllis
Fortune, Steve Merritt, Barbara Price, Paula Smiddy and Walter Sommerfelt.
Catherine Bell - show chairman , invited to board meeting to give report on
Cluster progress. Board members absent- Jean Dinkins, Eddie Dulaney, and AKC
Delegate Karen Clausing.
Minutes read from Board meeting of December 15, 2009 with minutes approved
as read by motion from Nan Anderson. seconded and approved.
No report from Corresponding secretary (Eddie Dulaney absent)
No treasurer report (Jean Dinkins absent)
No AKC Delegate report(Karen Clausing absent)
Committee Reports: Representative Nan Anderson gave report of show
committee meeting with TVKC and ORKC. Highlights of meeting:
Discussion of Mission Statement, Discussion of
Cluster name, Dates of Cluster: November 3, 2010 for specialties,
Nov. 4 & 6, 2010 will be TVKC days of the cluster with ORKC having
Nov. 5 and 7th with clubs alternating each year. Purina
has pledged 3500.00 for the 2010 cluster.
Discussion of TVKC and ORKC for sharing events such as performance
at Harriman Tn. site.
Financial-both clubs have agreed to putting 2000.00 each in for seed
money in separate accounts for upcoming events with Jean Dinkins
sponsors to be explored (exp. Pilot, UT ect)
Guideline criteria attached for hiring judges for
Explore being a 501 C3 non profit with
possibly proceeds going to charities.
Both clubs will help with specialties on
Both clubs have agreed to Doing Meet the
Advertising in the Knoxville paper for meet
the breeds times.
Explore donations from Pepsi, Coke ect.
Jamie McDonald will help Paula Smiddy with the
vendors-with vendor charge of 350.00 per 10x10 area. Explore
decreasing ring size to allow more vendor space and have vendors
Both clubs have agreed to the canine
American Foxhound club has committed to the
Lure coarsing and flyball ect. will have
their own people to do demonstration or competition for our club
members will have others responsibilities to do.
is to educate public and have fun things and a variety of things
to do at the event.
Discussed the vet clinics at the
show(eye/heart)-clubs have decided not to have at the event
unless UT vet. school students would like to hold with proceeds
going to the school.
Linda Pitts has volunteered to do a dinner
with proceeds going to charity (exp. like Take the Lead ect)
Art T-Shirt competition for the children to get
Offer night handling classes for adults.
special classes such as Puppy and BBE group competitions, but
found veteran classes not feasible to the club.
With groups being 30 mins. prior to specific
groups each day with no special trophies, just ribbons or rosettes.
Both clubs will meet each month for further work
on the cluster.
Both clubs have agreed on using MB-F for
superintendent due to more cost effective for clubs.
Both clubs have agreed to do the 1/2 page ad in
front of catalog for members that have acquired a title in the
previous calendar year with member paying $10.00 to place ad with
clubs absorbing rest of cost.
Entry fees possibly $30.00 for entries with $25.00
for puppy and BBE, with $22.00 for additional entries and $15.00
for juniors and $10.00 for their additional entries, with possibly
last day of junior events draw for a scholarship for a junior.
Explore developing a flyer for our event.
Allow the parking of both cars and motorhomes to
be done by Chilhowee staff as in the past.
Both clubs agreed on Pottery for prizes.
Workers of the club for event will get possibly
Cox bucks to be spent at the concessions to be explored further.
Motion by Nan Anderson for board to select judges selection committee for
the cluster for obedience and rally. seconded and passed.
Board appointed Phyllis Fortune to be obedience chairman for the cluster.
Motion by Phyllis Fortune made to add to membership application - sponsoring
member to sign to attest new applicant, if applicant not sponsored by a
member then new applicant will allow two TVKC members a home visit.
seconded and approved.
Board appointed Steve Merritt as nomination chairman (5 members to be from
members and one from board)
members nominated- Carol Sommerfelt, Roberto Jimenez, Bernadine Luketich,
Elizabeth White. with alternates Richard Bohanan, Grant Howard and Ruby
Program for February-Walter Sommerfelt
Program for March-Nan Anderson
Motion by Phyllis Fortune to replace 8 chairs that where taken from show
site. Seconded and passed.
Thank you to Keith for allowing the board meeting to meet at her home.
Thank you to Catherine Bell for joining us in our meeting with cluster
New Business: Continue to explore and work on our upcoming cluster.
Motion by Phyllis Fortune to adjourn meeting. seconded and approved.
Meeting adjourned at 9:05pm.