Montana Brittany Club
Meetings, Minutes And
Meetings, Minutes And Records
MTBC July 24th, 2007
Minutes of Meeting on 7/24/07 at Whitehall.
Meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. with Todd Breitenfeldt
presiding. Todd, Jan, Sari, Sky Breitenfeldt, Alex Burks, Tana
Kradolfer, and Kerry Kammer (cell phone) in attendance.
Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting as posted by Todd,
seconded by Alex.
A club mission statement was discussed and a list created of key
ideas to be included. Using Mission statements borrowed from
other Brittany clubs and the list we created Todd will try to
incorporate the key points into an appropriate paragraph to be posted
on the internet for membership feedback.
After a brief discussion regarding the memberships section the
Montana Brittany Club Constitution and By-laws were adopted as written.
After some discussion about the amount for membership dues it was
agreed that the club will start out setting the dues the same as some
of the other Brittany Clubs in neighboring states. It was moved
and seconded by Jan and Tana that dues be set at $30 for individual
(gets 1 vote) or $40 for a family membership (gets 2 votes)
and for those members interested in being designated as Charter Club
Members a Charter Member designation will be available through 12/31/07
for a donation of $200 or the equivalent in goods and /or services.
Election of Officers and Board members: Since no one
volunteered or offered any nominations for officers and directors
before the meeting, the officers and directors were nominated and
elected by the members present at the meeting. The board and
directors were elected as follows pending acceptance of the position by
those not present at the meeting: Todd Breitenfeldt, President;
Tana Kradolfer, Vice President; Eric Kaelin, Secretary; JoAnn Kish or
Jan Breitenfeldt, Treasurer; Alex Burks, Eastern region Director; Jack
Duffy or David DeCan Western Region Director; Terry Courtright,
Central Region Director.
The web site was reviewed. Alex suggested a puppy link be
added. Also, Jan suggested the possibility of a page to display
and thank the Charter Members. Also, a newsletter Coordinator
will be needed to produce a quarterly newsletter. Since the
newsletter falls under the duties of the club secretary Eric Kaelin
will be asked to produce the newsletter or find a qualified newsletter
coordinator. The quarterly news letter will be emailed to
all members and sent to Todd to be posted in the web site.
Steps for obtaining AKC and ABC approval:
Todd will submitted the newly approved Club Constitution and Bylaws
to AKC and ABC.
Work will have to begin setting an event calendar for the next 2
years to include the appropriate meetings as per the constitution and
show/field events as per AKC. Tana agreed to begin working on the
events calendar with help from Todd. Some events to be scheduled
include the club annual meeting and a field and show fun event for ’08,
and a supported entry or specialty and a hunt test for ’09.
Todd will attend the Idaho Brittany Club trial in September and
observe how the Idaho Brittany Club and the Idaho Shorthair Club work
together for the event so as to gain some info for our own combined
event with the Montana Shorthair Club at some point in the
future. All are invited to come along on this trip.
The club checking account will be established in either Whitehall or
Bozeman depending on whether Jan or JoAnn accepts the treasurer
position. The club bank account is needed soon since
membership applications and dues can now start being accepted since the
Constitution and Bylaws have now been accepted. Members are
encouraged to send in membership dues as soon as possible instead of
waiting until January because the club needs the money to get
going. As there are no events scheduled for the later half of ’07
the board realizes that these dues are for all intents and purposes a
donation to help the club get going.
Insurance for club events won't be purchased until we have the
Trial/event grounds still need to be located and necessary agreements
for land use obtained. This will have to be one of the first
tasks for the new board members. Todd has been in contact with the BLM
and will try to follow-up on his initial contact.
The new officers and board members will need to continue to pursue
members and encourage them to get their membership applications and
dues sent in.
Club assets: currently non-existent. Club will have to rely on
equipment borrowed from members until club assets can be accumulated.
French Brittany folks: Have been contacted and a friendly
dialogue started. At some point perhaps some sort of combined
field events could be held with the French Brittany folks in the state.
Next club meeting: Tuesday, October 16th at True Grit Brits
Kennel (Tana and Conrad Kradolfers in Belgrade) at 7:00 p.m..
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