To become a member of the Club, you must be in good standing with the American Kennel Club (AKC), you cannot be a convicted felon, and you cannot have any outstanding judgments against you for unpaid debts, including those that are non-dog-related. We consider these things to be indicative of unethical behavior.
Two types of voting membership are open to all persons 18 years of age and older who are located in the defined location of the club, who are in good standing with the AKC, and who subscribe to the purposes of this Club: Single Memberships and Family Memberships (for two voting members at the same address) are set by the Board each year.
A non-voting membership, called an Associate Membership, is open to all persons, regardless of where they are located, who are in good standing with the AKC, and who subscribe to the purposes of the Club. Associate Members are those who never bred a litter. We consider that only people who have bred a litter are sufficiently interested in the breed to have voting rights.
Each applicant for membership must apply on a form approved by the Board of Directors. By submitting an application, we assume that the applicant agrees to abide by the constitution and bylaws of the PCPRTC and the rules of The AKC. The application must include the name, address, and occupation of the applicant and two members in good standing must sign. Such signatures can be obtained by the Board after submittal to the club. A check for the dues must accompany the application, but it will not be deposited until the member is voted in and, if the applicant is not voted in, the check will be shredded and applicant will be notified.
All applications are to be sent to the address on the application form. At the next club meeting, the application will be voted upon. A majority of those present at the meeting (in person or by telephone conference) will be sufficient to accept the applicant.
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