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MEMBERSHIP
Membership

All applicants shall apply for membership on a form which has been approved by the Board of Directors of the PBC. Applicants must agree to abide by the Club Constitution and By-laws and those of the American Kennel Club. The application will be submitted to the Secretary and will include payment of one year’s dues.

 

Individuals or families applying for membership must obtain the signature of at least one member of the Prairielands Bloodhound Club, Inc. who is in current good standing with the Club. Membership is not restricted to the Club’s designated geographical area. 

There are three types of membership:

  • Individual Membership - Individual membership allows one eligible vote, per person

  • Family Membership - family membership allows one eligible vote, per household

  • Junior Membership - Persons under 18 years of age qualify for junior membership. Junior members shall enjoy all the privileges of membership except for eligibility to vote or hold office

 

Membership Application Approval:

Applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors for acceptability. Any applicant maybe rejected if 25% of the Board of Directors’ members cast negative votes. The secretary will notify each applicant in writing of approval or rejection.

 

Membership Rejection:

Rejected applicants will be refunded all dues when notified of rejection by the secretary. Applicants may reapply for membership after a 6 month waiting period from the rejection date. However, the Club will have the authority to review a rejected application prior to the completion of the 6 month period if such review is deemed right and proper by the Board of Directors.

 

Membership Dues:

Membership dues will be determined annually by the Board of Directors. Dues are payable in advance annually on or before the first day of June. Members who join after the first day of April will be credited with full payment of dues for the following year.

 

Membership Termination:

Club members can be terminated by:

 

  1. Resignation. Any member in good standing may resign from the Club upon written notice to the Secretary. However, no member may resign when in debt to the Club. Dues obligations are considered a debt to the Club and are incurred the first day of June each year.

  2. Lapsing. A membership will lapse if dues are delinquent for more than 60 days following the first day of June. Requests for extension will be directed to the Board of Directors for consideration.

  3. Expulsion. A membership may be terminated by expulsion as provided in Article VI , Section 4 of these By-laws.

The current Prairielands Bloodhound Club dues are as follows:

$ 20.00   Individual
$ 25.00   Family
$ 15.00   Junior

 

As a reminder, the Club Treasurer will send a dues statement to each member during the month of April for the ensuing year.

For your convenience a PayPal option to pay your dues is available on this sites "Store" section.  Dues paid through PayPal will be slightly higher to cover the cost incurred for these transactions.