SEA-PAH Elections – By-laws Amendment Changes

Hello SEA-PAH Members!

On August 8th a special meeting was held to discuss a dilemma regarding our membership rules that the board has recognized as needing a resolution. SEA-PAH is limited in the venues by which we can have some events, one of which is the home bar of the Cuff, which has the capacity for our moshes and membership meetings. However, any member that is not 21 is not able to attend and therefore not able to fully participate in some benefits of being a member.

During the meeting the membership in attendance discussed and approved inclusion on this year’s election a proposal to create a new classification of membership called Associate Member. Anyone who joins the club that is under the age of 21 is eligible to be an associate member, as per the text below. While this amendment will give the board the ability to set the associate member dues to any amount, the board has pledged to set the cost of associate membership to $0.

The desire is to resolve the dilemma while also being able to hold events in the one venue that SEA-PAH has that is reliable and has the capacity for the membership in general.

The proposed amendment is presented below for your review and approval during the upcoming election.

Please contact any board member or a member of the election committee should you have any questions.

 


 

Current SEA-PAH By-Law:

ARTICLE III

Members

Section A. Eligibility and Procedure.

SEA-PAH shall not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, race, or religion. All members shall be individuals and be 18 years of age or older. Any person eligible for membership shall become a member by completing and submitting an official application and paying dues.

Section B. Dues.

A member shall pay dues annually. The amount, terms, and method shall be determined by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to temporarily or permanently waive dues for individual members. If a member has not paid dues by the last day of the membership year, the member shall be automatically dropped from membership in SEA-PAH.

 


 

Recommended Proposal:

ARTICLE III

Members

Section A. Members. Members shall be general or associate. All members shall be individuals. SEA-PAH shall not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, race, or religion.

Section B. General Member.

1. Eligibility and Procedure. A general member shall be a person who is 21 years of age or older. Any person eligible for membership shall become a general member by completing and submitting an official application and paying dues. A general member has voting rights and full club benefits.

2. Dues. A general member shall pay dues annually. The amount, terms, and method shall be determined by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to temporarily or permanently waive dues for individual members. If a general member has not paid his dues by the last day of his membership year, he shall be automatically dropped from membership in Sea-PAH.

Section C. Associate Member.

1. Eligibility and Procedure. An associate member shall be a person between the ages of 18 through 20 years old. Any person eligible for membership shall become an associate member by completing and submitting an official application and paying dues. An associate member does not have voting rights and does not have full club benefits but is afforded certain benefits assigned by the board.

2. Change of Status. An associate member will automatically become a general member when they reach the age of 21.

3. Dues. An associate member shall pay dues annually. The amount, terms, and method shall be determined by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to temporarily or permanently waive dues for individual members. If a member has not paid dues by the last day of the membership year, the member shall be automatically dropped from membership in SEA-PAH.

Camp K9 Raffle!

Hey all! Camp K9 is right around the corner and we want to tell everyone about the awesome raffle we are going to have during the event. On friday and most of the day on saturday you will have the chance to buy raffle tickets to win some fabulous prizes from our sponsors. Here is a taste of what you will have a chance to win:

 

Dog House Leathers

http://www.doghouseleathers.com/

There is no denying just how supporting Dog House Leathers, our local source for gear and toys, has been a wonderful sponsor of our SEA-PAH events, and they have yet again come through with donating some fun prize packs. Be sure to thank them for their support by going to them first for all your kinky fun time needs!

And remember: All during the month of August you can get 20% off all puppy gear!

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Dangerous Designs

Our own talented Pup Danger has again donated a chance to win one of his custom made collars! These collars are a wonderful and unique way to express your individual puppy side, and this prize is going to be sure to get the tails wagging!

dangerous designs

Dogs BolloXX

http://www.thedogsbolloxx.co.uk/

The amazing pups over at Dogs BolloXX gave us a couple of prize packets that includes an awesome doggie gag, flags, hankerchiefs and other puppy related items. You won’t want to miss a chance to win these awesome prizes!

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Steam Works

http://www.steamworksbaths.com/seattle/

Our friends over at Steam Works Seattle donated a bunch of fun stuff for you to enjoy, and we have put them together into a great little prize packages. Don’t miss your chance to win one of these!

Steam works

 

 

Puppies in the Mountains Tickets

The wonderful Pup Razz has donated to one ticket to Puppies in the Mountains. Located in Denver, this puppy and handler event is simply paw-some! Find out all about it by visiting their website at http://www.puppiesinthemountains.com/

 

Seahawks Tickets

We are thrilled that Sir William has donated two tickets to a Seahawks game on October 18th. The ‘Hawks are going to invite the poor Panther kitties from North Carolina to get stomped by the best team in the league, and you get to watch every minute of the carnage! A portion of tickets will go directly to the SEA-PAH scholarship fund!

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How to get Tickets

To get your chance to win you will need to get your tickets at Camp K9 and you must be present to win at the drawing to win. While we will have some ability to take credit cards to buy tickets, we recommend that you bring cash along with you if at all possible. Pricing of raffle tickets are:

  • 1 Ticket = $2
  • 3 Tickets = $5
  • A run on the chest or inseam = $20

 

We are so excited to get this event started, just a few days away! See you there!

SEA-PAH Elections – Nominations in Process Started!

Hey all! The process of nominations for potential new board members is underway, and will be running until the end of the month. The site we are using creates an email-associated key, so we must have your valid email address to receive your nomination ballot. If you have not received your ballot email for submitting nominations please let us know right away!

When submitting a nomination please be sure to indicate the person’s full name as well as any alternative name (puppy name, nickname, etc.) they may have.

Also, please keep in mind the following individuals are not eligible for nomination as they are already on the board and not up for reelection at this time

  • Nightcat
  • Pup Danger
  • Pup Diesel
  • Pup Spike
  • Sparky Pup

We are reaching out to those that are nominated regularly. If you have received a nomination email from us please respond confirming if you will be accepting the nomination as soon as you can so we can be as prepared as possible.

You can always email us at elections@seapah.com for more info. Thank you so much and looking forward to a great election season.

 

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