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BECOMING A MEMBER

Anyone who wants to become a member of SOTC, Inc. must fulfill two requirements:

1. The first requirement demonstrates your interest in training. Candidates must either have earned an obedience or agility title, or have completed a training class with us.

2. The second requirement demonstrates your interest in the club. Candidates must attend five general-membership meetings within an 18-month period. Why does it take so long? We want to get to know you, and we want you to get to know us.

1st meeting: Bring a chair and sign in as a guest. Guests are usually asked to introduce themselves and say something about their dogs.

2nd meeting: Same as for the first meeting.

3rd meeting: Sign in as a guest and request an application from the Membership Chair (or download) one. Find three sponsors, either from the meeting or from your training class, to sign your application.

4th meeting: Sign in as a guest and give your application and your membership fee to the Membership Chair. At this meeting your application will be read to the members by one of your sponsors or the Membership Chair.

5th meeting: Sign in as a guest and let the Membership Chair know you are at the meeting. Your application is voted on. Three-fourths of the members present and voting must approve your application. You must be present for this vote. Congratulations! You are now a member.

SOTC, Inc. has special provisions for Family, Junior, and Associate (non-voting) memberships.

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MAINTAINING YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Membership is a privilege, and SOTC, Inc. is a working club. To remain a voting member in good standing, you must have all your financial obligations to the club up-to-date (dues, library fees, class payments, etc.). To be eligible for club-related annual awards, you must be a member in good standing as defined above, and you must have attended a minimum of three general-membership meetings and have volunteered at least one club event during the previous year.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

► Membership application (PDF)
► Contact the Membership Chair


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