North Texas Chow Chow Club

 

 

Rules and Procedures Manual

 

 

Prepared by: Rules & Procedures Committee


PART I

 

SECTION I: REQUIREMENT FOR RULES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

 

A Rules and Procedures Manual has been established setting forth in an orderly, concise written form all Rules and Procedures which the North Texas Chow Chow Club members approve.

 

The Board of Directors is responsible for the management of Club affairs. This manual is designed to provide written Rules and Procedures as determined by the Board to establish and implement the objectives of the membership as interpreted by the Board of Directors, and to manage the operation of the Club as directed by the By-Laws. The manual is to include operative rules and procedures as passed by the Club, plus continuing authorizations and other details which should be reviewed periodically.

 

The appointed Rules and Procedures Chairman shall, each year at the Annual

Meeting of the Board of Directors, present the Manual in its entirety for approval or amendment by the new Board. The purpose of the annual review is to:

 

  1. Assure systematic review and evaluation.
  2. Provide information to the new Board members on existing rules.
  3. Commit the new Board to the existing Rules and Procedures.
  4. Reaffirm policy for the Board, committees and members.

 

Initial study, development and recommendations for new and revised rules and procedures may be made by the Board members, committees, or Club members. Additions, deletions, or changes are made by submitting them in writing to the Board of Directors and referencing specific parts and sections of the manual. They become effective when passed by a majority vote of the Club members.


SECTION II: STANDING RULES AND OPERATING PROCEDURES

 

The Board of Directors of the North Texas Chow Chow Club recognizes that its actions are of two types. Adoption of Permanent Rules and Procedures, and permanent authorizations; or specific authorizations and directions. Rules of Operating Procedures and Permanent Authorizations are the result of actions of the Board of Directors which are meant to have continuing effect on the conduct of the Club, the Board of Directors, its members, officers, committees, and Club members. Rules and Procedures when passed are binding on members, officers, and committees until amended or repealed. Rules and Procedures may be adopted, amended, repealed or suspended only by a majority vote of the Club members present at any proper meeting. Specific authorizations are actions of a majority of the club members enabling or directing actions not covered by Rules or Procedures and not intended to have effect in similar future situations. Specific authorizations in conflict with Rules or Procedures may be made only by majority consent of the Club members voting the suspension of the Rule or Procedure. All specific action motions become effective immediately on passage. All Rules and Procedures become effective upon approval by the Board of Directors. All Board actions shall be considered Specific Authorizations unless they are indicated at the time of passage as a Rule or Procedure. Great care must be exercised when new Rules and Procedures are established to be sure there are no conflicts with other existing Rules and Procedures.


SECTION III: DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS

 

PRESIDENT

 

  1. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Club and of the Board, and shall have the duties and powers normally appurtenant to the office of the President in addition to those particularly specified in the Club By-Laws.
  2. The President is responsible to open the meeting at the appointed time by taking the chair and calling the meeting to order, having ascertained that a quorum is present.
  3. The President shall announce proper sequence of business in the prescribed order of business, agenda, or program.
  4. The President shall recognize members who are entitled to the floor.
  5. The President shall expedite business in every way compatible with the rights of members.
  6. The President shall respond to inquiries of members relating to parliamentary procedure or factual information bearing on the business of the assembly.
  7. The President shall appoint all committees with the exception of the Education Chairperson/Annual Awards Chairperson, with the approval of the Board and shall be a member ex-officio of all committees, such as:

a.      Specialty Show Committee

b.      Rules & Procedures Committee

c.      Ways and Means Committee

d.      Sunshine Committee

e.      Welfare Committee

f.        Other Special Committees as the need arises.

  1. To declare the meeting adjourned when the assembly so votes, or at any time in the event of sudden emergency.

                      


VICE PRESIDENT

 

  1. The Vice-President shall have the duties and exercise the powers of the President in case of the President’s death, absence or incapacity.
  2. The Vice-President shall have the duties of Education Chairperson, and Annual Awards Chairperson and shall appoint their committees with the approval of the board.
  3. The Vice President shall keep up to date the Club’s Booklet “HOW TO SELECT A QUALITY CHOW CHOW.’’

RECORDING SECRETARY

 

  1. The Recording Secretary shall have charge of the internal correspondence and;

a.      Keep minutes of regular club meetings and board meetings.

b.      Notify members of the Club’s monthly meeting date, time, and place.

c.      Read applications for new membership at the next meeting following receipt of the application.

d.      Notify new members of their acceptance/rejection to membership. Send copy of By-Laws and R&P Manual upon acceptance.

e.      Notify officers and directors of their election to office.

f.        Keep record of attendance of membership.

g.      Maintain record book(s) in which the By-Laws, Special Rules of Order, Standing rules, and minutes are entered, with any amendments to these documents properly recorded, and to have the current record books on hand at every meeting.

h.      Keep a role of members of the Club with their current addresses, phone numbers and Birth Dates (Month, Day).

  1. The Recording Secretary shall carry out such other duties as prescribed in the Club By-Laws, such as assuming the duties of the President or Vice-President in their absence.
  2. The Recording Secretary shall furnish all members with records of regular meeting minutes and furnish Board officers with a record of Board meeting minutes.
  3. The Recording Secretary shall maintain a complete copy of the Rules and Procedures manual.

a.      Supply each Board Member with a complete copy of each new or modified Rules or Procedure.

b.      Shall supply new board with complete up to date manual.

c.      Shall supply each appointed committee member with current copies of the Rules and Procedures which pertain to their committee.

  1. The Recording Secretary shall ensure the Club has the necessary supplies to perform all the above mentioned functions. (Stamps, stationary, etc.)

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

 

  1. The Corresponding Secretary shall have charge of all external correspondence for the Club. Assume the duties for the Recording Secretary in their absence, and assist the Recording Secretary in such fashion that they are a team who has completely covered the Recording and Correspondence for the Club.
  2. All external correspondence:

a.      From individuals.

b.      To and From the Parent Club:

1)     Sending correspondence to Parent club asking or permission to have Special Show each year.

2)     Sending new list of membership each year after the election to the Parent Club Recording/Corresponding Secretaries.

c.      To and From the American Kennel Club:

1)     Sending proper paperwork or AKC to obtain permission to have Regional Specialty show. Papers must be filed 6 months before the show date.

2)     Sending new list of membership each year after the election to the American Kennel Club.

d.      To and From Local All Breed Clubs:

1)     Send new membership list to each club after the election of the officers each year.

2)     Check with All Breed Clubs to see who’s on their Judges’ slate for the next two years. Forward this information to that year’s Show Chairperson.

e.      The Corresponding Secretary shall assist the Show Chairperson by sending letters to Sweepstakes and Regular Class Judges asking for availability and cost of their services for the Special Show.

f.        The Corresponding Secretary shall forward letters of confirmation to judges selected by the Club and request a letter of confirmation in return.

g.      The Corresponding Secretary shall forward letters of appreciation to the remaining judges, notifying them of the Club’s decision.

h.      The Corresponding Secretary shall send quarterly articles to be published in “Chow Life” regional club news, and shall solicit input/articles from Club members.


TREASURER

 

  1. The Treasurer shall collect and receive all moneys due or belonging to the Club.
  2. The Treasurer shall deposit the same moneys in a bank designed by the Board, in the name of the Club.
  3. The Treasurer shall reconcile the bank account on a monthly basis, and shall notify the bank of any errors or discrepancies at the time of reconciliation.
  4. The Treasurer’s books shall at all times be open to inspection of the board.
  5. The Treasurer shall report at every meeting the condition of the Club’s finances and every item or receipt or payment not before reported.
  6. At the annual meeting in June the Treasurer shall render an account of all moneys received and expended during the previous fiscal year.
  7. The Treasurer shall send out dues notices the first of January to all of the Club’s membership. A second notice shall be sent by March 10th to those members whose dues remain unpaid, giving notice for lapse of membership on April 1st.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

  1. The Board of Directors are responsible for the management of the Club’s affairs.
  2. The Board of Directors shall be comprised of the President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, and two other members. All shall be members in good standing who have been elected for one-year terms at the Club’s annual meeting as provided in Article IV of the Club’s By-Laws and shall serve until their successors are elected.

PART II

 

SECTION I: MEMBERSHIP

 

All membership in the North Texas Chow Chow Club is governed by the Clubs By-Laws. The Recording Secretary is responsible for all membership allocation correspondence including mailings to the Board of Directors.

 

 

SECTION II: MEETINGS

 

Meetings are governed by the Club By-Laws.

 

 

SECTION III: VOTING

 

Voting privileges are governed by the Club By-Laws.

 


PART III

 

SECTION I: RULES & PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR SPECIALTY SHOWS

 

DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT

 

  1. The President shall appoint the Show Chairperson and Co-Chairperson with the approval of the Board.
  2. The President as a member ex-officio of the Show committee shall be kept informed of the progress of the Specialty by both the recording secretary and the Show Chairperson and take action when necessary to see that proper procedure is followed.

 


SHOW CHAIRPERSON DUTIES

 

  1. The Show Chairperson shall select the show committee and present to the Board for approval. All members of the Show Committee must be members of the North Texas Chow Chow Club in good standing. The recommended subcommittees are:

 

a.      Trophies

b.      Grounds

c.      Publicity

d.      Hospitality

e.      Education

f.        Show Secretary

 

  1. Make sure judges letters are sent out by the Corresponding Secretary asking of their availability and the cost of their services.
  2. Make sure letters are sent out by the Corresponding Secretary to judges telling them of our selection and thanking them for their response.
  3. Make sure the Corresponding Secretary sends letters of acceptance to the judge that the club chooses and ask for a letter of confirmation.
  4. Make sure the Corresponding Secretary sends the paperwork to the American Kennel Club at least 6 months prior to the date of the show.

 

a.      Show Location, Time, and Date

b.      Judge Selection Approval

c.      Sweepstakes Judge Approval

d.      Show Secretary Papers

e.      $25.00 Check for AKC Fee

 

  1. The Show Chairperson shall hold a meeting and pass out outline of each committee’s particular responsibilities and duties.
  2. The Show Chairperson shall select the Show Site and present it to the membership for approval.
  3. The Show Chairperson shall be responsible for the Premium list whether it is done by an appointed show secretary or committee member.

 

a.      Checking premium mistakes and to make sure everything is included.

b.      If outside Show Secretary make sure fees reasonable.

 

  1. Have regular meetings to check progress and problems with various committee chairpersons.
  2. Buy Judges’ gifts and present them at Show or Banquet.

 

a.      Maximum $25.00 limit.

b.      Regular and Sweepstakes Judge.

 

  1. Prepare Financial Statement (Proposed Budget & Final Report) and Submit to the Recording Secretary. The Show Committee shall keep an accurate account of all funds received and disbursed by the Committee and shall prepare a pre-show budget and final financial statement of the Specialty Show and associated activities.

a.      Have each Committee Chairperson furnish a Proposed Budget by August 1st preceding the Show.

b.      Have each Committee Chairperson furnish their final report to you by June 1st after the Show’s completion and your report submitted by the 1st of July to the Club. (Next Year’s committee can use this to help them make a proposed budget by the August 1st deadline) (This can be adjusted for non-periodic shows).

  1. Make hotel reservations for the judges.

a.      Regular Class Judge (1 night)

b.      Sweepstakes Judge (2 nights)

  1. Check to see when the judges are arriving and make sure they have transportation if needed.
  2. Check to see what the judges and their guest would like for their banquet dinners. (Be sure you give this information to the hospitality chairperson).

SHOW CO-CHAIRPERSON DUTIES

 

  1. Look over everyone’s shoulder and ask questions. “LEARN”
  2. Attend all meetings.
  3. Fill in for the Show Chairperson when needed.
  4. Try to find a show site.
  5. Have the Corresponding Secretary check with the All Breed Club to see who is on their Judging slate.

a.      Present names to club for possible Specialty Judge selection.

b.      Use the names and recommend Chow Judge for the all breed shows.

  1. Pick your show committee but do not interfere with current years show committee and submit to Board for approval if possible.

 


SHOW COMMITTEE DUTIES

 

The Show Committee is selected by the Show Chairperson and approved by the Board of Directors. All members of the Show Committee must be members of the

North Texas Chow Chow Club in good standing.

  1. The Show Chairperson and his/her committee members are responsible for submitting all information to the Show Secretary for the preparation of the premium list.
  2. The Show Chairperson shall keep an accurate account of all funds received and disbursed by the Committees and shall prepare a pre-show and final financial statement of the Specialty Show and associated activities. The Show Chairperson is responsible for the final financial/show report to the membership. This report should be finalized and presented to membership at the July regular meeting following the Spring Specialty Show. If the show is held any other time of year the financial report is due 3 months following the show.
  3. The Show Chairperson may appoint committees as outlined on the following pages.  The President shall be informed of these appointments.
  4. The Show Chairperson is responsible for selecting the Show Site and Show Secretary with approval of the Board.

NOTE: The Show Chairperson oversees all areas and is ready to help out in any area to make a successful Specialty. Must have alternatives in mind, anticipate problems and be ready for surprises.

 


COMMITTEE DUTIES

 

Each of the committees shall consist of the appointed and approved committee chairperson and as many committee members as the chairperson feels necessary to accomplish the tasks of that committee. The Show Chairperson shall approve all committee members selection by the committee chairperson.

 

Each committee shall be responsible for preparing and presenting to the Show Chairperson a complete financial forecast/report of anticipated expenditures and revenues at least six (6) months prior to the show date. The Show Chairperson shall either approve or amend and approve each projected budget.

 

Each committee chairperson shall present a periodic written progress report to the Show Chairperson. The Show Chairperson shall decide the frequency of reporting. This report shall include a financial expense and revenue evaluation. 

 

Upon completion of the Specialty Show and associated activities each committee shall provide the Show Chairperson with a final financial report, copy of all receipts and shall forward all original receipts to the Club’s Treasurer. A report of any problems or suggestions for the following years Show Committee shall be included. These reports shall be written and presented to the Show Chairperson no later than one (1) months after the show date.

 

The recommended committees are:

  1. Grounds Committee
  2. Trophy Committee
  3. Publicity Committee
  4. Hospitality Committee

 


A) THE GROUNDS COMMITTEE

 

  1. Submit a pre-show financial forecast of anticipated expenditures and revenues by August 1st to the Show Chairperson.
  2. The committee shall consist of the appointed and approved committee chairperson and as many committee members as the chairperson feels necessary to accomplish the task of that committee. The Show Chairperson shall approve all committee members selected by the committee chairperson.
  3. Each committee chairman shall present a periodical written progress report to the Show Chairperson. The Show Chairman shall decide the frequency of reporting. This report shall include any expense and revenue evaluation.
  4. Upon completion of the Specialty Show and associated activities each committee shall provide the Show Chairperson with a final financial report, including receipt, and report of all problems and suggestions. These reports shall be written and presented to the Show Chairman no later than May 1st.
  5. Responsibilities of the Grounds Chairperson:

a.      Show Site preparation and maintenance.

1)     Ring set up.

b.      Equipment acquisition and preparation.

1)     Make sure equipment is clean and ready for set up.

2)     Plastic covering for entrance and grooming areas.

c.      Pre-show and post-show clean up. (Don’t forget the Pooper-Scooper).

d.      Establishment of all required grounds permits or insurance.

 


B) THE TROPHY COMMITTEE

 

  1. Submit a pre-show financial forecast of anticipated expenditures and revenues by August 1st to the Show Chairperson.
  2. Each of the committees shall consist of the appointed and approved committee chairperson and as many committee members as the chairperson feels necessary to accomplish the task of that committee. The Show Chairperson shall approve all committee members selected by the committee chairperson.
  3. Each committee chairman shall present a periodic written progress report to the Show Chairperson. The Show Chairperson shall decide the frequency of reporting. This report shall include any expense and revenue evaluation.
  4. Upon completion of the Specialty Show and associated activities each committee shall provide the Show Chairperson with a final financial report, including receipt, and report of all problems and suggestions. These reports shall be written and presented to the Show Chairman no later than May 1st.
  5. Responsibilities of the Trophy Chairperson:

a.      Trophy donation solicitation.

b.      Maintaining complete records of all donations.

c.      Selection of Trophies.

d.      Set-up of Trophy Table at Show.

e.      Obtain challenge trophies from donors or prior year winners.

f.        Management of Trophy Production status.

g.      Preparation of trophy and donor list for the premium list and catalog.

h.      Sending Thank You’s to all Trophy Donors.

i.        Remaining trophies shall be donated to the Auction.

  1. Trophies for the Sweepstakes:

            Classes are divided by age and sex in the following class divisions:

            Puppy Dogs, 6-9 mos.                     Puppy Bitches, 6-9 mos.

            Puppy Dogs, 9-12 mos.                   Puppy Bitches, 9-12 mos.

            Junior Dogs, 12-18 mos.                 Junior Bitches, 12-18 mos.

 

            Best in Sweepstakes

            Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes

 

            You will have 6 first place trophies and 1 Best in Sweepstakes and 1 Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes.

 

            Sweepstakes prizes for each class 2nd thru 4th place would require 18 more   trophies.

 

  1. Trophies for Class, Winners, BOB, BOS

            The North Texas Chow Chow Club Specialty Show should include all Regular classes:

            Puppy Dogs, 6-9 mos.                     Puppy Bitches, 6-9 mos.

            Puppy Dogs, 9-12 mos.                   Puppy Bitches, 9-12 mos.

            Junior Dogs, 12-18 mos.                 Junior Bitches, 12-18 mos.

            Novice Dogs                                      Novice Bitches

            Bred By Exhibitor Dogs                   Bred By Exhibitor Bitches

            American Bred Dogs                       American Bred Bitches

            Open Dogs (Black)                           Open Bitches (Black)

            Open Dogs (Red)                             Open Bitches (Red)

            Open Dogs (AOAC)                         Open Bitches (AOAC)

 

            Winners Bitch

            Winners Dog

            Best of Winners

            Best of Opposite Sex

            Best of Breed

 

            Plus the following Non-Regular Classes:

            Veteran Dog (7 yrs. or older)           Veteran Bitch (7 yrs. or older)

            Stud Dog (2 or more Get)                Brood Bitch (2 or more Get)

 

            Junior Handler

                        Novice Junior Novice Senior

                        Open Junior Open Senior

 

            Brace

 

  1. Pick and order ribbons or rosettes.
  2. Ask for donations outside the club first then club members, allow yourself time to ask Club members before printing in premium list.

 


C) THE PUBLICITY/ADVERTISING COMMITTEE

 

  1. Submit a pre-show financial forecast of anticipated expenditures and revenues by August 1st to the Show Chairperson.
  2. Each of the committees shall consist of the appointed and approved committee chairperson and as many committee members as the chairperson feels necessary to accomplish the task of that committee. The Show Chairperson shall approve all committee members selected by the committee chairperson.
  3. Each committee chairperson shall present a periodic written progress report to the Show Chairperson. The Show Chairperson shall decide the frequency of reporting. This report shall include any expense and revenue evaluation.
  4. Upon completion of the Specialty Show and associated activities each committee shall provide the Show Chairperson with a final financial report, including receipt, and report of all problems and suggestions. These reports shall be written and presented to the Show Chairperson no later than May 1st.
  5. Responsibilities of the Publicity/Advertising Chairperson:

a.      Preparation of all advertisements in time to meet publication deadlines (Chow Life, Chow Chow Reporter).

b.      Preparation and mailing of all Specialty information; including reservation forms, schedules, etc.

c.      Catalog advertising sales.

1)     Last Year’s Chairperson should pass their information down to new Publicity Chairperson.

2)     Try several printers to get the best price. (Always check with the printer used last year if it was satisfactory).

3)     Ask Club members and outside Chowist to advertise in the catalog.

4)     Send letters to commercial companies to advertise (A little effort will pay off).

e.      Catalog sales at the Specialty Show.

f.        Obtain complete mailing lists for premium lists, and all additional literature       such as flyers, etc.

 


D) THE HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE

 

  1. Submit a pre-show financial forecast of anticipated expenditures and revenues by August 1st to the Show Chairperson.
  2. Each of the committees shall consist of the appointed and approved committee chairperson and as many committee members as the chairperson feels necessary to accomplish the task of that committee. The Show Chairperson shall approve all committee members selected by the committee chairperson.
  3. Each committee chairman shall present a periodic written progress report to the Show Chairperson. The Show Chairperson shall decide the frequency of reporting. This report shall include any expense and revenue evaluation.
  4. Upon completion of the Specialty Show and associated activities each committee shall provide the Show Chairperson with a final financial report, including receipt, and report of all problems and suggestions. These reports shall be written and presented to the Show Chairperson no later than May 1st.
  5. Responsibilities of the Hospitality Chairperson:

a.      The Annual Banquet.

1)     Plan your banquet food, price to charge, check for clean up and bar charges (per hour or flat rate), and any hidden charges.

2)     Table set ups (8-10 person rounds or etc.)

3)     Table for auction items.

4)     Head table or podium for judges’ comments, auctioneer, etc.

5)     Order Judges’ dinners.

b.      Hotel and RV Accommodations

c.      All meals to be coordinated with the show activities.

1)     Plan meal for exhibitors between sweepstakes and regular classes.

d.      Coordination of all hospitality donations.

e.      Solicitation of Hospitality donations.

f.        Auction and Fund raising activities (Raffles, etc.)

1)     Write up description and design form for the banquet dinner and one for auction item donations.

 


SELECTION OF JUDGE

 

  1. The membership shall submit qualified names of AKC Judges no later than the first regular meeting following the Specialty Show. The Corresponding Secretary shall draft letters to each Judge and establish whether those persons are available and what their fee to the North Texas Chow Chow Club would be. The Corresponding Secretary should allow 4 to 6 weeks for receipt of responses. Upon receipt of all responses the information should be submitted to the membership for voting. The Recording Secretary shall notify membership through meeting announcement when voting will take place.
  2. The maximum fee to be paid to the judge of the Regular Classes is to be determined by the membership.
  3. No judge may officiate more often than once every five (5) years at the North Texas Chow Chow Club Specialty Show.

 

 

CLASSES OFFERED AT SPECIALTY

 

  1. The North Texas Chow Chow Club Specialty Show should include all Regular Classes:
    1. Puppy 6-9
    2. Puppy 9-12
    3. Puppy 12-18
    4. Novice
    5. Bred-By-Exhibitor
    6. American Bred
    7. Open (divided Red, Black and Any Other Allowed Color)
    8. Plus the following non-regular classes:
    9. Veteran Dog (7 years or older) Veteran Bitch (7 years or older)
    10. Stud Dog (2 or more get) Brood Bitch (2 or more produce)
  1. Optional Classes

 

                  Optional Classes shall be at the discretion of the Show Chairperson and the                    Show Committee Members.

 


SWEEPSTAKES RULES AND CONDITIONS

 

The North Texas Chow Chow Club will sponsor a Sweepstakes to be held in conjunction with its Annual Specialty Show.

  1. The North Texas Chow Chow Club Sweepstakes is open to all Chow Chows, who, on the day of the show, will be six (6) months and under eighteen (18) months of age.
  2. Entry fee for the Sweepstakes to be reviewed each year and set.
  3. To be eligible for the Sweepstakes, dogs must be entered in one of the Regular Classes or Best of Breen Competition at the Specialty at the regular entry fee. Sweepstakes entry shall be made on the same form used for the Specialty entry by indicating in the space provided for “Additional Classes” the word “Sweepstakes” and 6-9, 9-12, or 12-18 months, whichever is applicable.
  4. Classes are divided by age and sex in the following Class Divisions:

            Puppy Dog, 6-9 mos.                                   Puppy Bitch, 6-9 mos.

            Puppy Dog, 9-12 mos.                                 Puppy Bitch, 9-12 mos.

            Junior Dog, 12-18 mos.                               Junior Bitch, 12-18 mos.

  1. The six class winners will compete for Best in Sweepstakes, and Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes.
  2. The Sweepstakes will be judged prior to the Regular Classes.
  3. The Sweepstakes judge need not be an AKC licensed Judge. Breeder Judge is preferred.
  4. The Sweepstakes Judge shall not judge the regular classes.
  5. Neither the Sweepstakes judge nor members of immediate family shall exhibit in the Regular Classes.
  6. The North Texas Chow Chow Club shall pay no fee to the Sweepstakes Judge, without prior approval of the membership.
  7. The North Texas Chow Chow Club shall pay for:

a)     Two nights’ lodging.

b)     Specialty Awards Dinner for judge plus one guest.

c)      A gift not to exceed $25.00.

 

DIVISION OF ENTRY MONEY AS PRIZES

 

The North Texas Chow Chow Club will retain 35% for expenses.

Remaining Sweepstakes Fees will be divided as follows:

First Prize                  30%                            Third Prize                 10%

Second Prize             20%                            Fourth Prize               5%

 

In the event there are not four places awarded in a class, the places which are filled will be calculated in the same manner and the remainder of the money will be returned to the club treasury. Any prize money allocated in the above manner and not claimed due to absenteeism shall be returned to the treasury.

 

 

BEST IN SWEEPSTAKES & BEST OPPOSITE SEX IN SWEEPSTAKES

 

Ribbons or Rosettes to be offered by the North Texas Chow Chow Club. 

Trophy to be offered by the North Texas Chow Chow Club or an individual donor.

 

 

FIRST, SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH IN EACH CLASS

 

Ribbons or rosettes to be offered by the North Texas Chow Chow Club.

Trophy to be offered by the North Texas Chow Chow Club, or an individual donor.

Ribbon/Rosette prizes shall conform to prizes for Non-Regular Classes.

 


GENERAL RULES

 

  1. The North Texas Chow Chow Club will not restrict officers or officials of the club from exhibiting at the Specialty Show.
  2. The Sweepstakes and Regular Class judges will be requested to comment at the clubs banquet on the winners, quality of dogs exhibited overall and show site.