To be considered for membership, applicants are required to attend a minimum of two meetings and have written sponsorship of two SEKC members in good standing.
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We have two levels of membership for the Sioux Empire Kennel Club and they are 1) active membership or 2) associate membership as stated in the Constitution and Bylaws:
Section 5. Active Membership Benefits and Privileges. Active Regular and Household membership benefits and privileges (including eligibility to vote, hold office, and access the Club training facilities) are contingent upon attending at least two (2) Club Membership meetings, or volunteering and working at least one Club event (annual dog show, any other AKC companion or performance event or related training session) within each calendar year. Voting members who participate at a less involved level, unless excused by the Board of Directors, shall accept and acknowledge their change of membership from Active to Associate. All written requests for excusal will be considered by the Board of Directors.
As a point of clarification, Club events would not only include trials (obedience, agility, scent work or fall show), it would also include teaching and/or helping with classes (for the full class), moving in and/or out of the building before and after the fair. Attendance at every event is being tracked so that we have accurate information as to club member participation. If you have any questions as to your attendance/participation, please feel free to contact a member of the Board and we will get that information for you.
SEKC Board Meetings are held approximately eight times a year.
General membership meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Old MacDonald's Farm building at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds except August and December.
Guests are always welcome to attend general membership meetings and to volunteer at our events!
New member dues received between Aug 1 and Oct 31 are ½ of the annual dues. After November 1, full price dues will be applied to the following year.
Thereafter, dues must be paid before December 31st of each year.