The dreaded Sheltie Club meeting tonight

Monday, June 08, 2009

Another month has flown by and it is time for the dreaded meeting. The hostile take over that 5 people are trying to pull makes for a meeting from hell.

Our club has done some amazing things in the past! We have started several new & workable ways to get more entries at the shows and other clubs are still using several of them. We have a nice bank account. We are still the only specialty club to pull of a 5 day specialty cluster and the only one to offer cash trophies for all classes including $500.00 for Best In Specialty Show.

All the credit should go to our President. She has worked an 18 hour day 7 days a week for many years to make this all happen but do the club members appreciate that? Yes & No. Some (5 to be exact) want her to continue to do the work but let them tell her how to do it. One said "you all have done a great job but I am going to show you how to do it better. Her claim to fame is that she is an AKC Sheltie judge. Two more (a husband & wife team) are her stooges. They are so clueless it is pitiful and even worse they think they know it all. What a laugh that is! The husband bought a Show Trial Manual from AKC and he brings it to every meeting. (I have the evillest desire to make a badge for him saying "I own a Show Trial Manual. I want everybody to know that I own it". Personally I own a book on golf but it didn't make me Tiger Woods.) Just to show you how dumb he is he stated at one meeting that "I will not be on any committees I just want to tell the club what to do". Member from hell number 4 is another AKC judge has actually worked in the club in the past. She stated at the very first meeting that she should be president because she didn't want to do any work. She still thinks that. The last one of this mess is just a follower that is impressed by judges.

What is their goal? Four of them want to name/pick the judges for our shows because they will be showing to them. What have they accomplished? They picked the judges but for shows that are not going to be put on. The people that usually do the work are rebelling at being told to shut up and just do what your told.

Have these people never heard the old saying " to many chiefs & not enough indians"? Don't they know that a dog club is a lot more than just a bunch of people that put on shows for them to win at? I guess not because culprit number 1 says, at every meeting, "if we aren't going to put on dog shows we need to close this club down. If your not going to have shows you can have some other kind of club".

What has this blog accomplished? I got a lot off my chest and anybody that reads this now knows how to kill a good dog club. LOL
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    Seems like there is always someone or a group of someones in every part of life that just want to make people miserable. I was thinking about this the other day, at work there has always been a person that was bent on making everyone else miserable in almost every job I have been in. Good luck with your club!
    1467 days ago
    Oye... We aren't involved in a club simply because we don't have enough time to dedicate to a dog club. Plus my doxie girl has some traits that I haven't figured out to train out of her or myself if I'm the one to blame.

    I hope the meeting doesn't pull apart the club. Its very sad when bullies win.
    3630 days ago
    WOW!!!! you have been going through alot.
    3630 days ago
  • LUCKY-13
    To pick the judges for a show one is going to participate in! Can you say conflict of interest? Geez, if I got to do that for everything I competed for, I'd have a room full of trophies. I'm sorry the club is divided and disagree on some important principles. I wish someone, or something, could talk some sense into those five!
    3631 days ago
    It's too bad that a few people can make something that is suppose to be fun into something that you dread now. I hope things work out for you and your club.
    3631 days ago
  • AKA639
    Sorry to hear that. It happens in all types of clubs. I hope the people with good interests for the better of the club prevail. I'll be interested to hear how it goes.
    3631 days ago
    Wow Sally, that really sucks. I hope that you guys can get the 5 stooges out of there before they ruin a good thing.

    Keep us posted! Now I'm nosy!!

    3631 days ago
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