To the membership:
The following letter and documents were mailed to all Master National Clubs regarding the 2014 Annual Meeting. If you have any questions or comments please contact MNRC Secretary Elaine Goodner. Thank you.
The Master National Retriever Club
The MNRC annual meeting will be held in Corning, CA on Friday October 10th. If your club is in good standing (i.e. dues have been paid) your club has a voice in issues facing the MNRC.
There is a form for changing your club’s delegate or appointing a proxy to represent your club.
A sample ballot is provided to review nominations for 2015 Judges and Board of Directors positions.
SLATE of JUDGES for REGION 1 JUDGES
SLATE of JUDGES for REGION 2 JUDGES
Carol Hynes (previous judge)
SLATE of JUDGES for REGION 3 JUDGES
Bruce Bachert (previous judge)
SLATE of JUDGES for REGION 4 JUDGES
Laura Judd (previous judge)
The Board of Directors nominates Jack Combs, Allen Dillard and Randy Frager for the following Board of Director positions:
Region 1 VP (term will end 2018)
31 Newport Ave.
North Kingstown, RI
Region 2 Director (term will end 2016)
601 Sunburst Cir SE
Region 4 Director (term will end 2016)
1990 Brandon Circle
Delegate Proxy Form can be found here
Five clubs in good standing have put forth a By-laws change proposal to be voted on at the annual meeting. The proposal is enclosed (in the packet) along with statistical information on the effect of the proposal.
Click Here: PROPOSAL FOR AMENDMENT TO THE MASTER NATIONAL CONSTITUTION
Impact: To clearly understand the full impact of the Atlanta Proposed Amendment we need to apply the amendment and observe the impact on the eligible judges pool.
The data in the following table and chart clearly illustrates the impact of the Atlanta Proposed Amendment change to the pool of judges available to judge the Master National by region. The number of “8 point judges” is taken directly from the AKC website. The count of “Has run the Master National” is a compilation of data from Master National databases and asking new 8 point judges directly. Judges who have qualified a dog within the last 7 years is derived from callbacks for the last 7 Master National Events. From this group we subtract professional handlers and MN Board members to obtain those judges who would be Eligible under the Atlanta Proposed Amendment broken by region.
Click Here: REVIEW DATA ON JUDGES ELIGIBLE FOR MASTER NATIONAL
Lastly, the MNRC Board of Directors has been working on different strategies to handle our rapid growth. These strategies are enclosed (in the packet) along with a survey to record your club’s opinions.
Click Here: FINAL Introduction of Strategies
We, the MNRC Board of Directors, strongly encourage your club members to review the enclosed documents, discuss the information presented and express informed opinions to help us direct the MNRC in a positive direction.
See you in Corning and best of luck.