Full voting memberships shall be open to all persons, 18 years of age or older, who are in good standing with The American Kennel Club, and who own at least one Yorkshire Terrier at the time of application, who subscribe to the purposes of this Club and who agree not to exploit their membership in the 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 this immediate area, the Ohio Valley.
There shall be two types of membership:
Annual membership dues shall be as follows:
These dues shall be payable on or before the first day of October of each year. No member may vote whose dues are not paid for the current fiscal year. During the month of August, the treasurer shall send to each member a statement of his dues for the ensuing year.
Each applicant for membership shall apply on a form as approved by the Board of Directors and 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 name and address of the applicant and it shall carry the endorsement of two members in good standing, one of which has known applicant two (2) years. Accompanying the application, the prospective applicant shall submit dues payment for the current year. Sponsorship of new applicants by present members shall be limited to five (5) applicants in one year.
All applications are to be filed with the Membership Chairperson, and each application is to be read at the first meeting of the Club following its receipt. At the next Club meeting the application will be voted upon by secret ballot. An affirmative vote of 2/3 of the members present and voting at that meeting shall be required to elect the applicant. Applicant shall leave the room at the time the voting takes place.
Applicants for membership who have been rejected by the Club may not reapply within six months after such rejection.