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Caribou Coffee

March 5, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

Present at the meeting were Paula Spielman, Dee Isakson, Kris Hurst, Dave Nilsen, Dawn Fischer, Brian Frentz, Tammie Smart and Mert Kramer.

There was a motion by Dave Nilsen and a second by Dee Isakson to approve the minutes from the February board meeting. Motion carried, and the minutes were approved as submitted.

President’s Report

Paula reminded everyone about the Tri-State Horse Expo March 19-22 and also that there will not be a membership meeting in March.

The membership renewal process was discussed. It was decided that all renewals should be sent to the board secretary. There was also a brief discussion about investigating the possibility of online class registration using Pay Pal. No decision was made.

Vice President

Awards Banquet – Kris gave an update on the banquet arrangements.

Classes – There currently are only 2 registrations for the Agility Fundamentals class. Both the puppy and jumpers classes are full. The possibility of an e-collar class was discussed. Dave said he would be willing to teach a class. He will e-mail Paula a description.

Treasurer’s Report

Dee reported that she had talked to Mike Schelling, the CPA who is doing the compilation. There was discussion about employee vs. contract employee. It was decided to leave it as a 1099 for now. The board also discussed an outside cleaning service. Dave mentioned getting a bid from Intek. Further discussion was put on hold until we get the final report from the CPA.

Old Business

Website - Tammie gave a demo of the updated website. She will e-mail a link to the board.

Building Committee – Dave Nilsen, Brian Frentz and Brian Schafer have agreed to serve on the committee.

Paula commented that we need to find a new way to pack up the building for the fair. There will be further discussion at the April board meeting. One possibility might be hiring workers. Paula or Dave will talk to Tim at the fairgrounds.

Old Rules – Discussion of the rules was tabled.

New Business

Seminar –Discussion was held regarding how to fill the 3 sponsored auditing spots for the Nose Work seminar. It was decided that Paula would send out an e-mail to the general membership asking for nominations. A suggestion was also made to offer auditing spots to any of the class instructors who are interested. The suggestion was approved by the board.

PR Person – Mert Kramer has volunteered to be the PR person for the club activities. He shared some of the ideas he has for promoting the club.

Sioux Falls Humane Society - Cory would like us to wait until they finish their remodeling. Mert will follow up in April.

Join the Sioux Falls Chamber - Cindy Bailey moved that the club join the Chamber, and Brian Frentz seconded the motion. Motion carried. Mert will take care of the membership.

Downtown Sioux Falls – possibly create a window sticker for stores and businesses.

Hold “Meet the Breed” events

Food drive with KELO – Brian talked to Paul Farmer about partnering with them

Paula also suggested offering a Junior Showmanship program in conjunction with AKC

Promote Big Paws – possibly schedule a club meeting at their facility

Giving - Active Generation’s AniMeals on Wheels and the AKC Health Foundation were discussed as possibilities. The cost for the AKC Health Foundation would be $200/year.

The next meeting was scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Caribou Coffee.

Dave moved to adjourn the meeting with a second by Dawn. Motion carried.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:00 pm.

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