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Moore County Kennel Club General Membership Meeting

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Shadow Hill Farm

The MCKC Membership meeting was called to order at 11:42 by President Patty Pace. Patty thanked Jane Hammett Bright for hosting the meeting at her agility training facility in Jackson Springs. Minutes of the January meeting were approved as published.  


·         The treasurer, Ruth Iverson reported the January agility trials in Sanford were successful and yielded a good profit.

·         Lisa Schrank, membership chairperson distributed a membership directory to those present, thus saving postage. Additionally, Lisa began soliciting trophy donations for the upcoming May show, with several members volunteering their support.

·         Karolynne McAteer, Vice President reported that all contracts for the May show have been signed and requested that members encourage their breed specialties consider holding an event at the May show (ACTION ITEM). Currently both the Irish Setters and the Golden Retrievers do, greatly enhancing the weekend entries.  

·         ACTION ITEM: Betty Chapman, Show Chairperson, requested that the members get their donations of raffle items ready as Nancy Vargas has agreed to repeat that very profitable event from last year's show.



·         Ellen Pfann, Corresponding Secretary was complimented for the new mailing of Board-O-Grams which informed membership of Board actions.  

·         The donation of $1000 to the Southern Pines Police K-9 Unit was completed to fund temperature control unit for the dogs when working.  Publicity about this action is forthcoming in the Pilot.  

·         Karolynne McAteer moved that we also donate $1000 to the newly formed K-9 Unit within the Pinehurst Police department. ACTION ITEM: Tiffany Teeter will  make the appropriate contacts to facilitate that donation. 



·         Patty Pace reported on the favorable sign up of vendors for the May show which included the return of Royal Canine. 

·         Patty Pace announced that the idea of holding a match in conjunction with the show will be postponed until 2020. 

·         For the 2019 show, both the entry fees and the costs (primarily the tent) will show an increase. The previously contracted tent company has contacted us and wishes to bid the 2020 show, possibly reducing those costs.



·         The previously discussed idea of holding a booth on the Pinehurst July 4th celebration has been shelved for further discussion, as the Membership felt it too hot for dogs.

·         ACTION ITEM: Volunteers are requested to station a Springfest booth and provide information about the club and show. Springfest will be on Saturday, April 27th  in Downtown Southern Pines (Broad Street). Set up is 7-9. Volunteers to take an hour from between 10-4 are needed.

·         Contact Ellen Pfann ASAP

·         The program for the March 6  meeting to be held at Table on the Green (Midland Country Club restaurant)  will be a demonstration of a gun sniffing dog, presented by Tiffany Teeter.

·         The meeting adjourned for the group to enjoy a club potluck and instruction in agility training by Jane Hammett Bright. Member dogs present were worked on the various equipment for the enjoyment of all.



Submitted by Betty Chapman, Acting Secretary​


Moore County Kennel Club


February 6, 2019

A publication utilized to keep our Membership informed. Most of the planning for MCKC is done during the Board Meetings. Members are welcome to attend Board Meetings if they are interested in the planning phase. A schedule can be found on our website at

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Patty Pace, Bill Pace, Lisa Schrank, Ellen Pfann, Jane Hammett Bright, Ursula Walsh, Ruth Iverson


MEMBERS PRESENT: Chris Iverson, Tiffany Teeter


5:15 PM: Meeting called to order by President Patty Pace.




Donation check to the Southern Pines K9 Unit. Patty and Tiffany delivered the club’s $1000 donation check. The money will be allocated to purchase a Heat Sensor for the K9 Police Car. A photo was taken. It will be sent to The Pilot Newspaper with a Press Release once we have names for everyone in the photograph.


Southern Pines PD K9 Demo. They have agreed to do a demonstration for Saturday, May 4th at Noon at our Dog Show.


Best In Show Presenters. ACTION ITEM: Patty will ask Karolynne McAteer to contact Nancy Fiorello (Pinehurst Mayor) and Richard Hudson (pro-dog Congressman) to present each day.


Royal Canin donated $100 to our Dog Show. They will also be bringing prizes. In exchange, we will offer them space for a table in our Vendors’ Tent.


PREMIUM LIST. Must be finalized and to MBF by February 15th.


February 16 General Meeting, Agility Seminar, Soup & Salad Pot Luck Social at Jane Hammett Bright’s Training Building. There are about 15 RSVP’s, many of which are non-members that have learned about it from our website or Facebook page. Tiffany Teeter has agreed to make phone calls to some of the folks on the Members’ List that have not yet RSVP’d. Karolynne McAteer has agreed to take photographs. It would be wonderful if more people agreed to take photographs. Jane has a Heater for the Space—so we will be warm, no matter the weather. Jane will set up tables. People bringing hot food will do so in crock pots, and Jane has places to plug in food.


Dog Show Food Vendors. Patty reported she believes we have a good number, but can always use more.

Dog Show Merchandise Vendors. Patty reported there is interest. If anyone knows of someone that is interested, please contact her.


Match Show. The board decided to table this until 2020, because there is too much going on. We will need a volunteer to run that.


Entry Fees. We have raised regular entry fees to $32, and Baby Puppies Class is now $18.


Tent. Patty heard from our former Tent Company. They were bought out, and want our business back. They are willing to give us much better prices in 2020.




Fourth of July Pet Contest and Parade in Pinehurst. The Board reviewed a proposal to sponsor this annual event. The Village will provide one tent, one table, one table cloth and 2 chairs in Tufts Memorial Park from 10-Noon. Our logo would be displayed at the check in station for the pet contest. A minimum of two announcements would be made during the event recognizing our sponsorship. MCKC would be recognized as a sponsor on any additional marketing materials. The cost would be $300. MCKC could use the event to build awareness. The board decided to shelf the conversation for further discussion during the March Board Meeting..


January Agility Trials. Ursula reported that during her welcome speech at the beginning of the event, she detailed the philanthropy that MCKC does with earnings. ACTION ITEM: Include this in the February Newsletter.


Ellen presented a Media plan to build attendance at our May Dog Show. Plan 1 combined the Pilot, a digital package, Aberdeen Times and STAR102.5. The discussion was tabled until the March Board Meeting.


Membership. Copies of the 2019 Membership List were passed around. Lisa Schrank said that we need to find a way to get renewals in faster. Jane will check into Pay Pal.


2020 MCKC Dog Show Fast Cat and Lure Coursing. Club will look into adding it as an activity.


Springfest, Downtown Southern Pines, April 27th. Bill Motioned for the Club to have a booth there, Patty Seconded. Board voted unanimously to do it. ACTION ITEM: Ruth will mail in application and check, as it is first come first served. The purpose will be to build awareness and attendance at our dog show. We will set up a tent, Hang one of Tiffany’s Portraits, and offer raffle tickets to win a portrait of their own dog. We will also make up baggies of treats to hand out, as well as a Judging schedule. Volunteers needed to man the booth.


Board-O-Gram. Ellen proposed that since 2019 General Meetings will be more Event focused, and the planning is being done at Board Meetings, that Board-O-Grams be sent out to keep the Membership informed. Board agreed unanimously.


Motion to Adjourn: 6:41 PM.


January Membership Meeting of Moore County Kennel Club

Held at the home of Patty and Bill Pace

Meeting called to order at 6:30 pm by President Patty Pace, January 2, 2019

The Meeting began with show update.

I.              May Dog Show

A.  Activities – planned and prospective


                1.  Friday Night

                                a. Golden Retriever Health Testing – confirmed.  Need list of testing for PR (Action Item).

                                b.  Possibility of a Match Show – TBD –  Feasibility - Action Item


                2.  Saturday Night

                                a.  Kentucky Derby Party – Confirmed

                                b.  Showing the Derby on TV

c.  Pig Pickin’  – Increase price to $12.  Should we provide dessert with this dinner?


                3.  Lunchtime Demonstrations

                                a.  Ask Southern Pines Police K9’s when we give them their donation – Action Item – Tiffany. 

                                b.  Ellen Pfann agreed to do an Obedience Demo – Action Item – Ellen will submit a proposal.


                4.  Awarding High in Trial Each Day by “local celebrity” Action Item – Ask appropriate people to participate.


B.  Sponsorships


        1.  Royal Canin Confirmed.  Action Item – proposal of use of sponsorship money.


2. Action Item -  Other types of sponsorship Categories targeted.   Booths at show - chiropractic, massages, pet insurance?  Reminder to ensure any food vendor has local health certificates. 


        3.  Cold Stone Creamery Confirmed by Ursula Walsh.


C.  Entry Fees - The board suggested raising the entry fee to $32.


D.  Hospitality – Nosh deli offered breakfast food.


E.  Parking - Parking will remain at $5 but we will ‘man’ the lot longer


F.    4 – 6 Month Puppy – We are having the 4 – 6 month puppy competition on both Saturday and Sunday at this May show. 


G.  Publicity – Action Item - Tiffany publicity advertising. Posting of all local calendars - Ellen will help.


II.  New Business


A.  Volunteers needed for upcoming Agility trial – Action Item

                Trial is full.  Ursula will read charity contributions of the club to the group.


B.  February General Meeting was announced.  It will take place at Jane Hammett Bright’s property – Shadow Hill Kennels – on February 16, starting at 11:30 AM.  It will include a General meeting, Pot Luck Luncheon and an Introduction to Agility.  Attendees are invited to bring their dogs, crates and chairs.  Everyone will get an email to RSVP with their Pot Luck Item. – Action Item


C.  February Board Meeting Announcement

        Next MCKC Board meeting is on February 6 at the Table on the Green, 5 pm.



Karolynne moved to adjourn. Lisa second the motion at 7 pm.


Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wood

November 7, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 6:37 by President, Patty Pace.

The October minutes as published in the Barker were approved as written. 

The President reported that she and Ellen were working on a schedule of meetings for the coming year with some non-traditional topics and meeting venues.  Member input was solicited.

It was announced that Nancy Vargas' husband has passed away and a card was distributed to be signed by the membership.

Patty reported on the success of the recent agility trial and the new agreement that the club underwrite a paid assistant to Sandy Fisher for handling the food during the trials.  Sandy has been managing all the administrative details for these trials, with the exception of entries gratis for several years and as the trials have grown, so has the work.  The estimated cost would be under $50/day.   It should be noted that MCKC is a non-profit organization so all excess revenues are donated to canine related charities.   This information should be shared with each trial and/or show event. The next show is January 18-20.  

Treasurer, Betty Chapman distributed the report for October 2018 financial activities which showed a current available balance of $59,996.14.  Two outstanding bills for the remainder of the year include (1) support for Mira and the Southern Pines Police dogs and (2) underwriting approximately $10/person for the holiday party in December.  The treasury audit of years 2015,2016 and 2017 performed by Tiffany Teeters, Ruth Iverson and Don Bierer was completed with no corrections noted.

It was announced that the treasurer/recording secretary is resigning at the end of the 2018 year.  New duties will be assigned as follows: Ruth Iverson, treasurer; Mary Wood, recording secretary; director Jane Hammett Bright.  

Lisa Schrank distributed memberships lists to those present.  It was announced that the February 2017 revised Constitution and Bylaws document is available to the membership online.

Lisa announced the plans for the December 5th holiday dinner to be held at the Table on the Green (regular meeting area restaurant) and took orders for baby back pork ribs and salmon.  Cost to members is $25 with written invitations to follow. 

Bill Pace reported that there continued to be a need for dog show volunteers as well as sponsorships and vendors.   If you can assist, please contact him. 


Mary Wood reported that her Berger Picard completed her therapy dog test as well as Trick Dog Novice certificate.  This dog is also taking acting classes and learning to skateboard!   Her dog, Mac, a Lagotto Romagnolo, starts class Tuesday as an enthusiastic agility student.

Ellen Pfann reported that Brielle had 2 high combined scores on weekend recently, was high in trial at the St. Louis Specialty, completed her obedience master title and took 2nd and 3rd at the National Specialty as well as obtaining her 8th UDX  leg.

The practice of charging $1 for a brag was discontinued by the treasurer for 2018.

Meeting adjourned at 7:25.

Meeting adjourned.

Betty Chapman, Recording Secretary

October 2, 2018 Member Minutes

 Meeting was called to order by Vice President Karolynne McAteer at 7:PM

Business was dispensed with the meeting  devoted to the presentation of Sally Sasser, long time Labrador Retriever breeder, handler and judge.   Sally spoke to the essential element of a properly bred and trained retriever.  She pointed out the different between the structure and functions of the conformation lab and the field lab.  Historical differences were highlighted.   The membership had numerous questions and comment during this engaging presentation.

 Meeting adjourned at 8:20PM.

Recording Secretary,
Betty Chapman

September 5, 2018

The meeting was called to order by Karolynne McAteer at 7 PM.   She reminded the club that although the mission of the club was the promotion and protection of the purebred dogs in Moore County, the club was the "champion of all dogs".   To further that point she reviewed the charitable donations that the club has provided to local entities since 2010 the largest three including: $36,000 to Central Carolina Community College Vet Tech scholarships, $17000 to the Spay/Neuter Clinic of the Sandhills, and $15,000 to the Pet Responsibility Committee.   Other recipients include NC State Vet Scholarships, Take the Lead Foundation, War Dogs, MIRA, Southern Pines Police Dogs and various disaster relief efforts.

The regular meeting agenda was dispensed with to allow for more time for the guest speaker, Mark Desrosiers, our AKC Executive Field Representative. Mark distributed an AKC document entitled: "Additional Sports and Attractions for Your AKC Club, after which he discussed those he thought most appropriate to add to the May Conformation show. 

FSS:  The Foundation Stock Show.  He suggested that the Saturday and Sunday shows become "open shows" that would allow a simultaneous entry for those breeds registered as FSS.   

Match:  The AKC now allows matches to occur concurrently with the regular shows.  The members expressed considerable interest in this possibility.

Dock Diving:   Membership looked into this previously and determined it not cost effective.

Fast Cat: a 100-yard dash event that is in chase of a lure.  Entry requires a PAL number and must enter in advance.   

Scent Work:  AKC titles available at several levels.   A very popular event that fills rapidly in early registration.

Also mentioned were Rally, 4 to 6 month competition, trick dog, barn hunt, CGC Testing, PeeWee, Fly Ball

The AKC provides a contact in the Club Development department (Guy) that can help clubs develop any of these events.

Ellen Pfann asked Mark whether the AKC could assist with obtaining airline accommodations at hub airports for transporting dogs to major shows.   She will send him additional details about how this might work.

A request was made for the AKC to improve their training for Club Conflict Resolution.   Mark responded that a video has been updated recently for this purpose. 

Several unpaid brags were submitted:  Ellen reported her GSD went back to back high in trial at the Winston Salem shows.   Ursula reported that George, her 10 year old Norwich Terrier agility dog has been accepted for the AKC Invitational in December, Karolynne reported her Irish Setter, Zack won his championship at the NE Sporting show and Nona reported that the Central Carolina Community College which the club and she donate to annually has invited her to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Vet Tech building in which a room has been named in her honor!!!

Meeting adjourned at 8:20.
Betty Chapman, Recording Secretary

August 1, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting called to order at 7:02pm
  • June 2018 minutes absent
  • Jane Hammett asked for a correction to the June minutes that both she and Brenda Lewis were Founding Members.
Old Business – none

New Business
  • 50’ x 220’ tent for our 2019 show approved by board.

  • Need Chairman for Vendors for the 2019 show

  • Need Chairman for Parking for our 2019 show

  • AKC Field Representative Mark Desrosierswill make a presentation at the Sept 5th meeting. Please submit any questions or subjects to Patty Pace that you would like him to cover ahead of that meeting, so he can be prepared. There will be a quick General meeting at 6:45pm with the presentation beginning at 7pm.
  • Labrador breeder and Judge Sally Sasser will give a presentation on The Labrador Retriever at the Oct 3rd meeting. There will be a quick General meeting at 6:45pm with the presentation starting at 7pm.
  • Patty Pace asked for volunteers to sign up for a month to arrange a presentation. Right now, we need a presentation for the November, January, and March meetings.
  • Kathy Balestrieri motion to close the meeting. Lisa Shrank second.

Meeting called at 7:23pm


(Pending adoption by Membership)
Meeting Called to Order at 6:59 PM
·         Waive reading from last meeting – all that was discussed was the dog show.
·         Upcoming Agility Show at Bon Clyde June 7-10
o    CALL TO ACTION: Still need volunteers. If you can help, call Ursula Walsh.
Pet Responsibility Committee
o    CALL TO ACTION: if you wish to participate, contact Ursula Walsh
·         Randy Pfann has resigned from MCKC and Board of Directors. The Club thanks him for his service.
·         Ruth Iverson will fill vacancy left by Randy.
·         Ellen Mantel Pfann resigned and later asked the Board to rescind her resignation.
o    Board voted to rescind Ellen Pfann’s resignation, and she will continue as Corresponding Secretary, Webmaster, Facebook Administrator.
o    POINT OF ORDER by Jefferie Cade. Club bylaws say that the Board must vote to accept a resignation – board never so voted, so Ellen never resigned.
·         Sioux Forsyth Green has resigned.
·         CALL TO ACTION: New Recording Secretary is needed. Under current Club By-Laws, cannot be current Corresponding Secretary
o    Jefferie Cade volunteered to step up.
o    POINT OF ORDER: This is an elected position vacated midyear – so Board must vote to approve Jefferie Cade as Recording Secretary, and this can be done at their next meeting.
·         Discussion of whether Membership Chair (Lisa Schrank) must be a Board Member.
o    POINT OF ORDER: Current CBL says Membership is Chairperson position and need not be a Board Member
·         July 4th is a Wednesday, which is also the next regularly scheduled meeting. Betty Chapman and Beth Verner have graciously offered to hold the meeting and a BBQ inside their lovely home. An email with details to follow.


·         Dog Show earned $4,700.

·         Thanked all that helped to make the dog show special
·         Next year possibility of income producing events at no additional cost to club: Lure Coursing and Barn Hunt.
·         CALL TO ACTION: Nona Burrell has requested Board to put a Pilot Ad announcing Judging Schedule, Microchipping and Rabies Vaccination programs in issues immediately preceding the event.


Second Reading for Pamela Flow and her son Zander.
o    Approved by Board.
o    Peter Green motioned to approve.
o    Carried Unanimously.

First Reading for Wilbur and Marybeth Schrum of Raeford.

o    Second Reading may occur in July or August.

Recognized Brenda Lewis and Jane Hammett Bright as the two FOUNDING Members of MCKC in attendance.

Carol Dowd: Fun Dog Show to benefit the Walthour Moss Foundation on Saturday, June 9, 9-12. CLICK HERE for more information.
Ellen Mantel Pfann announced Audrey Ebert Mantel, a long-time member of the Moore County Kennel Club passed away on May 19, 2018.
Peter Green resigned. Ellen Mantel Pfann thanked him on behalf of the MCKC for the months of work he committed to the club.

Meeting Adjourned 7:54 PM.


 APRIL 4, 2018

 Welcome, please silence phones, no cross-talk this meeting is entirely about the upcoming show in May.


o   Puppy 4-6 Sat., SPPD K-9 demo Sunday both at lunch.

o   Pinecrest HS JROTC and Trombone Tri doing National Anthem both days. 

o   Village is a forever sponsor. 

o   Live streaming the Derby, Hat contest and BBQ all on Saturday after BIS.

o   Email sent to members to prepay BBQ.

o   We need volunteers to work the show starting Wed. thru Sunday. 

o   Members please wear green and white (club colors) for easy ID by public.

o   Thank you all for coming we had a great turn out tonight.


o   Xander & Pam Flowe have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and he is interested in Juniors.

o   Mary Wood has a Logotti Romangnoli and a Berger Picard. 

o   Michelle Porfido breeds Vizslas for conformation, field, agility and obedience.

·        President asked to go around the table and everyone introduce themselves, what their breed is and what their interest is.


o   Nancy Wargas just had a breeder from Sweden buy a puppy. 

o   Jane Hammett Bright won 4 majors in Raleigh, new champion is already a GCH and has been asked to be used on K9 college. 

o   Jeffery Cade her dog the "Serial Killer" got a chicken!

Meeting closed 8:05pm Sioux Forsyth-Green motioned, Karolynne Mcateer 2nd, all in favor.


MCKC Members Meeting
March 7, 2018

Meeting opened at 7pm

Minutes read from last meeting -Motion, second & vote to accept

President’s Report:
·        posters for show being finished, passed around proof, will be printed after 3/13 town meeting
·        (Bill & Pete) to confirm sponsorship.
·        House Keeping, silence phones, no cross talking.
·        SPPD sponsorship, they will be doing demo on Sunday of show during lunch.
·        Pinecrest HS Trombone Trio & Color Guard will present National Anthem both mornings of show.
·        Kentucky Derby on screen @ show- check w/ Randy Pfann,
·        hat contest, food vendors done.
·        Sorry to report the passing of two long time club members Edie Overly and Christiane Rowley. Motion, second and carried to donate to The Walthour-Moss Foundation in memory of Edie Overly for $250.00.
·        Web site looks great
·        Question on Barker.
·        Not too early to present ideas for 2019 show.

Membership committee-
·        nothing to report, not actively pursuing people, nothing to offer, poor communication and no programs.
o   President promised that communication issues are getting better and he will personally have a program for the June meeting with advertising.

Old Business- none

New Business-none


o   Jane Hammett- shelty puppy finished the week before the Garden, got a select at the garden and 3 BOS at specialties.

o   Beth Dowd- "Angus" got a group 3 @ Westminster Kennel Club

o   Lisa Schrank- 9 mo. Irish setter puppy doing great things and being shown at specialties.

 Adjourn 7:41 pm


February 7, 2018

Meeting opened President Pete Green, recording Secretary Sioux Forsyth-Green 7:00pm

President Report-

·       Reading last minutes, motioned Jeffery Cade, 2nd Lisa Schrank, unanimous.
·       Listed BOD and Officers.
·       Royal Canin to be the official show sponsor, along with the Village of Pinehurst.
·       Tents, tables, etc. ordered.
·       Southern Pines Police Department received donated check and has agreed to do a demonstration at our May Show.

Corresponding Secretary- Redesigned web site

Treasurers Report- handed out last 3 mos. reports

·        no new members.
·       Programs to be organized by Vice President Patty Pace. 
·       Tiffany to call members why not attending meetings

No old business

No new business

·       Kathy Balestrieri has a new dog, Great Dane puppy.
·       Ellen Pfann’s German Shepherd Dog, Brielle, got the first 2pts toward her Obedience Trial Championship by taking a 3rd in Utility B at the Charlotte Dog Training Club’s Trials. An Obedience Trial Championship is awarded after a dog earns 100 points and 3 wins out of Utility B and Open B.

Motion to close meeting Sioux Forsyth-Green, 2nd Ellen Pfann, closed 7:38