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Membership

Mid-Continent Kennel Club has many active members from around the dog world. We have veterinarians, breeders, performance event individuals, and conformation enthusiasts. We are always looking to expand our family and lend a helping hand to those just getting started in the sport of purebred dogs.

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How do I become a member?

Each applicant for membership shall apply on a form as approved by the board of directors, which shall provide that the applicant agrees to abide by the constitution and bylaws and the rules of The American Kennel Club. The application shall state the applicant's name, address, and occupation, and it shall carry the endorsement of two members in good standing. The sponsor(s) of an applicant must have held membership in the club for one full year at the time of such endorsement. Accompanying the application, the prospective member shall submit dues payment for the current year.

All applications are to be filed with the Secretary and each application is to be read to the first meeting of the club following its receipt. At the next club meeting the application will be voted upon and affirmative voted of three-quarters (3/4) of the members present and voting at that meeting shall be required to elect the applicant.

Applicants for membership who have been rejected by the club may not re-apply within six months after each rejection.


TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP:

Regular ($25) - Open to all persons eighteen years of age and older with the right to hold office and vote.

Household ($35) - Two (2) adult members residing in the same household, each eligible to vote and hold office.

Associate ($12.50) - Open to all persons eighteen years of age and older without the right to vote and hold office.

Lifetime (No dues) - Will be given to anyone that has been a regular member for thirty (30) years. They do not pay dues, but have the right to hold office and vote.

Junior ($12.50) - Open to all persons between nine and seventeen years of age. Junior members cannot vote or hold office. Upon reaching the age of eighteen, they may automatically receive regular member status.

Honorary (No dues) - An individual who h
as made significant contributions to the Sport, Breed or the Club; honorary members pay no dues and are not eligible to vote, but can maintain regular (or household) membership if they pay dues. 


 

 

 

 


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MCKC Reimbursement Form

Tulsa's MCKC Officers

President

Stephanie Garrett

Vice President

Anna Vaughn

Treasurer

Jim Fehring

Secretary

Carol Minden

Tulsa's Executive Team

AKC Delegate

Marc Crews

Board of Directors

Danae Fayard

Board of Directors

Larry Sims

Board of Directors

Donna Bennett

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AKC Code of Sportsmanship

The sport of purebred dog competitive events dates before 1884, the year of AKC’s birth. Shared values of those involved in the sport include principles of sportsmanship. They are practiced in all sectors of our sport: conformation, performance and companion. Many believe that these principles of sportsmanship are the prime reason our sport has thrived for over one hundred years. With the belief that it is useful to articulate the fundamentals of our sport periodically, this code is presented.

  • Sportsmen respect the history, traditions and integrity of the sport of purebred dogs.

  • Sportsmen commit themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace.

  • Sportsmen refuse to compromise their commitment and obligation to the sport of purebred dogs by injecting personal advantage or consideration into their decisions or behavior.

  • The sportsman judge judges only on the merits of the dogs and considers no other factors.

  • The sportsman judge or exhibitor accepts constructive critics.

  • The sportsman exhibitor declines to enter or exhibit under a judge where it might reasonably appear that the judge’s placements could be based on something other than the merits of the dogs.

  • The sportsman exhibitor refuses to compromise the impartiality of a judge.

  • The sportsman respects the AKC bylaws, rules, regulations and policies governing the sport of purebred dogs.

  • Sportsmen find that vigorous competition and civility are not inconsistent and are able to appreciate the merit of their competition and the effort of competitors.

  • Sportsmen welcome, encourage and support newcomers to the sport.

  • Sportsmen will deal fairly with all those who trade with them.

  • Sportsmen are willing to share honest and open appraisals of both the strengths and weaknesses of their breeding stock.

  • Sportsmen spurn any opportunity to take personal advantage of positions offered or bestowed upon them.

  • Sportsmen always consider as paramount the welfare of their dog.

  • Sportsmen refuse to embarrass the sport, the American Kennel Club, or themselves while taking part in the sport.

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