Thursday, May 28, 2015

Meeting Notes - May 2015

• Agility fun match – Decided to try to hold it on Sept 26 with a rain date of Oct. 3rd. Check on using the ball field we used last year or RV Arena between Mt. View & Willow Springs. Start at 10:00 am. Need to get judge lined up. Can ask Amy Brashler. We looked up judges on AKC’s website. There are 3 in Missouri. The closest is Springfield. We need to see what it would cost or they may know somebody who is working on getting a judges card. After our last agility match Arlene Myslinski talked about an agility group she was involved with up north that put on shows. She said they wanted to get started down in this area putting on show. Beth will contact Arlene about the group. We would like to go with them as long as there would be a place for beginners at our level to compete. • Next year’s Conformation/Obedience/ Rally show. If we are going to use the civic center we would need to reserve soon since the dates are filling up quickly. The cost is very high. Beth will send Kathy and Donna the ring sizes we need. The will check on facilities in Mt. Grove and Mt. View. The facility in Mt. View we will probably be able to use for free. Mt. Grove is the YMCA building. Donna will check on cost. • Sunday training 2:00 at Galloway Park – May 31. We are moving the practice times to 7:00 pm on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Friday night for the summer starting on June 5th. Because of the Heritage Festival being the same date the next one would be, we are moving the next practice up a week to June 12th. • June Heritage Festival – June 19 & 20. Demonstration set for 7pm Friday. Will do short (10-15 minutes) drill, agility and rally demonstration. Jodi, Beth & Donna will be part of drill team. Need to find out who else will participate in drill and/or other demonstrations. Set-up starts at 7 Friday morning. We will meet at 8. Need to be set up by 10. Have to staff the booth from 10-7 Friday and 9-6 Saturday. Beth will send e-mail to members to see when they can help. Will shoot for 2 hr time slots again. Beth will send reservation for booths. It is $30 for 10x10. We’ll get 2 spaces. • Drill team will practice at the Galloway park practices. Beth will send out a modified drill to eliminate the circle and incorporate straight lines instead. Make it more suitable for varying numbers of participants. ~ Beth

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Training May 17th

We will be having training this Sunday at 2pm at Galloway Park in West Plains. I'm planning on bringing agility equipment. The weather sounds iffy. If you plan on coming please let me know that way I can contact you if we need to cancel. I'm having trouble with my cell phone. I'm going to try to get it fixed or replaced tomorrow. So it may be better to e-mail a reply to me. If you want to call, the number is 417-252-0349.