ABOUT THE CLUB
The Hutchinson Kennel Club was established in 1954 and is an All-Breed Member Club of the American Kennel Club. We are a 501 C 4 not-for-profit organization run entirely by volunteers.
OBJECTS OF THE CLUB
The objects of the Club shall be:
- To further the advancement of all breeds of pure-bred dogs and engage in educational activities devoted to this advancement.
- To conduct dog shows, obedience trials, and sanctioned matches under the rules of the American Kennel Club.
- To devote all profits accruing to the Club to the above purposes or to make specific bequests to organizations under 501, C, 4 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 ( or Internal Revenue Law), provided that such bequests shall be approved by a majority vote of those in attendance and voting at a Club meeting.
Chris ODell - Presdient
What to Do to Become a Member
Applications for membership are to be submitted to the Club Secretary in advance of any meeting in which the applicant is applying for membership. You can fill it out online or print out and submit a hardcopy.
The applicant is to have two member sponsors (who are in good standing). The sponsors will invite the applicant to attend a regular club meeting as a guest and they will be introduced.
Once introduced (1st Meeting), the applicant must attend two additional regular monthly meetings. At the 4th meeting they attend the new applicant will be voted on by the other members. Affirmative votes of 2/3 of the members present are required to elect the applicant. An applicant who has been rejected may not apply for membership within 6 months.
Sponsors may not be members of the same household. The sponsors are to mentor the new member for two years. The mentor is to remind the new member of all meetings, dinners, and club-sponsored events and to answer any questions that he or she may have.
Applicant is informed that all members are expected to help with three events a year and also to attend a minimum of three meetings a year.