NORTH TEXAS CHOW CHOW CLUB
Section 1. Eligibility. There shall be four types of membership open to
all persons 18
of age and older who are in good standing with the American
Kennel Club and who subscribe to the purposes of this Club. While
membership is to be unrestricted as to residence, the Club’s primary
purpose is to be representative of the breeders and exhibitors in its
Full Membership – Individuals 18 years of age and older who pay dues
have the right to vote and hold office.
Associate Membership – Individuals 18 years of age and older who
dues but do not have the right to vote or hold office. There is no
attendance requirement for applicants for this type of membership.
Associate members are not computed in determining a quorum.
Applications shall be filed with the Recording Secretary but need not
require sponsors of the approval process applicable to prospective
regular applicants; after a period of time (one year, regular
membership may be sought in accordance with the procedure outlined
Honorary Membership – Individuals 18 years of age and older
recommended by the Board in recognition of their outstanding services
the club. Their membership must be approved by ¾ of the voting
members present. Honorary members pay no dues and cannot vote.
However, each such member should be able to maintain active voting
status by payment of dues.
Lifetime Membership – Individuals who have completed 20 years of full
membership. Lifetime members have the right to vote and hold office
are exempt from paying annual dues.
Junior Membership – Individuals 10 through 17 years of age who pay
but do not have the right to vote or hold office. They shall be able
convert to regular membership upon reaching their 18th
the membership application process.
Section 2. Membership dues shall be $10.00 per person payable on or
before the 1st
of March of each year. During the month of January the Treasurer
send to each member a statement of dues for the ensuring year. No
member whose dues are not paid for the current fiscal year may be
entitled to any other privileges or benefits of membership. The
send a second statement by March 10th
those members whose
remain unpaid, giving notice for lapse of membership on April 1st.
Section 3. Election to membership. Each applicant for membership shall
apply on a
as approved by the Board of Directors and which shall provide that
applicant agrees to abide by these By-laws, Standard Rules and
Procedures, and the rules of the American Kennel Club.
application shall state the name, telephone number, and address of
applicant and shall carry the endorsement of two members in good
standing in the Club who shall not be of the same household or the same
immediate family as the applicant. The prospective member shall submit
payment for the current year with the application.
Applicants elected to membership between October 1st
pay only $5.00 dues for the remainder of the fiscal year. Applicants
elected to membership in January or February shall pay dues of $10.00
shall be applied to the next fiscal year.
prospective member (other than associate member applicant) shall
attend at least three meetings during any six month period prior to
submitting an application. This requirement may be waived by the
affirmative vote of three-fourths of the members present voting for any
applicant who resides outside of Dallas and Tarrant County and any
county adjacent to these.
applications are to be filed with the Recording Secretary and each shall
read at the first meeting of the Club following its receipt. At the next
meeting the applicant shall not attend and the application will be
upon. An affirmative vote of three-fourths of the members present
voting at this meeting shall be required to accept the applicant.
Applicants for membership who have been rejected by the Club may not
re-apply for a period of six (6) months after such rejection.
Section 4. Termination of Membership. Membership may be terminated:
By Resignation. Any member in good standing may resign from the
by written notice to the Recording Secretary; but no member may
resign when in debt to the Club. Dues obligations are considered a
to the club and become incurred on the first day of each fiscal
By Lapsing. A membership will be considered as lapsed and
automatically terminated if such member’s dues remain unpaid 30
after the first day of the fiscal year.
case may a person be entitled to vote at any Club meeting whose
are unpaid at the start of that meeting.
By Expulsion. A membership may be terminated by expulsion as
provided in Article VI of these By-Laws.
interest in Club property of persons resigning or otherwise ceasing to
member shall vest in the Club.