1. The Club shall be called 'Midland Yorkshire Terrier Club' and its objects shall be:
(a) To provide shows which can be easily reached by Midland Yorkshire Terrier enthusiasts who do not attend other club shows because of distance and transport difficulties.
(b) To bring Midland breeders constantly together to help and advise novices for the betterment of the breed to show their dogs.
(c) To provide social activities for all Club members.
2 The Club shall consist of Patron, President, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, a committee of ten and an unlimited number of members and junior members up to 16 years of age.
3 The management of the Club shall be in the hands of a committee consisting often members voted for at the Annual General Meeting, all of which will retire annually but shall be eligible for re-election. The President, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer shall be elected annually and shall be ex-officio members of the committee. Meetings of the committee shall be held as often as may be deemed necessary. Fourteen days notice shall be given to all members' of the committee. Seven shall form a quorum and must include Chairman or Vice Chairman and Secretary or Acting Secretary for the transaction of business. The committee shall have the power to co-opt members on to the committee in the event of positions becoming vacant between Annual General Meetings, co-opted committee members have the right to vote. Those co-opted shall only hold office until the next Annual General Meeting of the Club at which an election of officers and committee takes place. . No individual who has been a paid up member for less than a year may be elected onto the committee.
No person whilst an undischarged bankrupt may serve on the committee or hold any other. office or appointment within a Kennel Club Registered Society.
4. Candidates for membership shall be proposed by one, existing fully paid up member and seconded by another and elected by ballot of committee at their next meeting. Two negative votes shall be excluded. Application for membership may be accepted .by the Secretary pro tern .subject always to confirmation or otherwise by the committee at their next meeting.
S. The Society must make a list of members and their addresses available for Inspection if so required by the members of the Society or by the Kennel Club.
6. Each member shall be entitled to one vote after twelve months membership; excluding junior members. Postal votes/Proxy votes are not allowed. Voting shall be as decided by majority at meetings. Joint membership -each member to have one vote.
7. The property of the Club shall be vested in the committee. In event of the Club ceasing to exist a General Meeting shall be called to decide the disposal of the Club's assets and the outcome of the meeting notified to
.the Kennel Club. If the Club ceases to be, a final statement of audited accounts with a record of the disposal of the property of the Club shall be forwarded to the Kennel Club within six months and the persons named as Officers and Committee of the Club on last return furnished to the Kennel Club for the proper winding up of the Club.
8. A banking account shall be held in the name of the Club, into which all revenue of the Club shall be paid and from which withdrawal shall only be made on the signature of two officers, one of whom shall be the Treasurer. The accounts shall be kept by the Treasurer and two auditors shall be appointed at each Annual General Meeting who shall audit the Club's accounts for the ensuing year, before the Annual General Meeting.
9. The annual subscriptions shall be such amount as agreed by the members at the general meeting and notified to the Kennel Club. No member whose subscription is unpaid is entitled to any of the privileges of membership and if members shall fail to pay outstanding subscriptions by the 1st November his/her name shall be automatically erased from the register. Acceptance back on the register will be dependent upon a new application for membership or payment of arrears.
10. Any member whose dog(s) is/are disqualified and/or any member who shall be suspended under Kennel Club Rule A42 J(4) and/or any member whose dog(s) is/are disqualified under Kennel Club Rule A42 J(8) shall, ipso facto, cease to be a member of the Club for the duration of the suspension and/or disqualification. If conduct of any member shall, in the opinion of the committee of the Club, be injurious or likely to be injurious to the character or interests of the Club, the committee of the Club, at a meeting the notice convening which includes as an object the consideration of the conduct of the member, determine that a Special General Meeting of the Club shall be called for the purpose of passing a resolution to expel him/her. Notice of the Special General Meeting shall be sent to the accused member giving particulars of the complaint and advising the place, date and hour of the meeting that he/she may attend and offer an explanation. If at the meeting a resolution is passed by two third's majority of the members present and voting his/her name shall forthwith be erased from the list of members and he/she shall thereupon cease 10 be a member of the Club except that he/she may, within two calendar months from the date of such a meeting, appeal to the Kennel Club upon and subject to conditions as the Kennel Club may impose. If the Club expels any member for discreditable conduct in connection with dogs, dog shows/trials or competitions the Club will report the matter in writing to the Kennel Club within seven days and supply particulars if required.
11 The financial year of the Club shall be from 1" January to 31st December. The Annual General Meeting shall be held before 31" March each year, date decided by the committee.
12 General meetings called for the following purposes: To receive the reports of the committee and balance sheet. To elect officers and committee. To discuss any resolutions duly placed on the agenda of which prior notice has been given to the Hon. Secretary. No business shall be transacted at an Annual General Meeting unless notice thereof appears on the agenda. With the exception of routine matters or those which, in the opinion of the Chairman of the meeting, are urgent. The election of officers and committee at the Annual General Meeting shall be either by vote or ballot of those paid up members present at the meeting. Members will receive fourteen days notice of a general meeting given by letter and notice in the dog press. A Special General Meeting will be summoned by the Hon. Secretary within one calendar month, if twelve members send a signed requisition stating the subject to be discussed; the committee of the Club is also empowered to call a Special General Meeting.
13 The Rules of the Club may not be altered except at a General Meeting, the agenda for which contains specific proposals to amend the rules. Any proposed alteration to the rules may not be brought into effect until the Kennel Club has been advised and approved the alteration.
14, The Officers acknowledge that during the month of January each year maintenance of title fee will be forwarded to the Kennel Club by the Hon. Secretary for continuance of registration and that by 31st July each year other returns as stipulated in the Kennel Club regulations for the registration and maintenance of titles of societies and breed councils and affiliations of agricultural societies and municipal authorities forward to the Kennel Club. The Officers also acknowledge their duty to inform the Kennel Club of any changes of Secretary of the Club which may occur during the course of the year. A list of all members and their addresses will be forwarded to the Kennel Club with the Club's Annual Returns and telephone numbers of the Clubs Officers and Committee.
15. The Kennel Club shall be the final court of appeal in all matters of dispute.
16. The Club shall not join any federation of societies or clubs.
17. A list shall be drawn up annually by the committee of members and non¬members who are competent and willing to officiate as judges of Yorkshire Terriers. The list to be made available to any dog show secretary on application to the Hon. Secretary. The Club lists will expire annually. The Club shall draw up a list of judges which shall be in four parts -AI, A2, A3 and B. A copy of the lists must be sent to the Kennel Club in the Annual Returns.
For persons who have previously awarded CCs in the breed and have completed their first appointment. To have support of' the Yorkshire Terrier Breed Council/Club/Society. (KC Policy) .
A2 LIST For persons who fulfil all the requirements for the A3 list and who have been assessed in accordance with Kennel Club requirements and accepted by The Kennel Club for inclusion on an A2 list and have the support of the Yorkshire Terrier Breed Council. (KC Policy)
A3 LIST (Breed Specialist)
1 A minimum of 7 years judging experience in the breed and have the support of the Yorkshire Terrier Breed Council/Club/Society. (KC Policy)
2 To have judged at a breed club show or a breed club Supported Entry Show.
3 To have judged the breed at Society Open Shows or Championship Shows without CC's with an adequate geographical spread.
4 To have judged a minimum of 50 classes.
5 To have judged a minimum of 150 dogs (hands on not entries). (KC Policy -number optional by Club/Council)
6 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer, and passed the relevant examination 011 Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures. (KC Policy)
7 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement. (KC Policy)
8. To have attended at least one breed specific seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination! or assessment where applicable. (KC Policy)
9. To have bred and/or owned a minimum of3 dogs when they obtained their first entry into the Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances). (KC Policy)
10. To have stewarded at 12 Shows (KC Policy)
A3 LIST (Non Specialist) ,
1 A minimum of 7 years judging experience in anyone breed (to include' 5 years in this breed) and have the support of the Yorkshire Terrier Breed Council/Club/Society, (KC Policy)
2 To have judged at a Club show or a breed club Supported Entry Show.
3 To have judged the breed at Society Open Shows or Championship Shows without CC's with an adequate geographical spread,
4 To have judged a minimum of 70 classes in this breed and a minimum of 225 dogs (hands on not entries). (KC Policy -number optional by Club/Council)
5 To have awarded CC's in at least one other breed, (KC Policy)
6 To have attended at least one breed specific judging seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination! or assessment where applicable. (KC Policy)
7 To have bred and / or owned a minimum of 3 dogs when they obtained their first entry into the Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances). (KC Policy)
LIST B (Breed Specialist)
1 To have 5 years experience owning and exhibiting in this breed and have the support of the Yorkshire Terrier Breed Council/Club/Society.
2 To have judged 15 classes of this breed at Open Shows or Championship Shows without CC's.
3 To have judged 35 dogs of our breed (hands on not entries).
4 To have attended at least one breed specific judging seminar and passed an examination or assessment where applicable.
LIST B (Non Specialist)
1 A minimum of 5 years judging experience in anyone breed and have the support of the Yorkshire Terrier Breed Council/Club/Society.
2 To have judged 25 classes of this breed at Open or Championship Shows without CC's.
3 To have judged 75 dogs of our breed (hands on not entries).
LIST C (Breed Specialist)
1 For aspirant judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have the support of the Yorkshire Terrier Breed Council/Club/Society. .
2 To have been a registered owner of our breed for a minimum of 5 years.
3 To have exhibited our breed for a minimum of3 years and to have attended a breed seminar.
LIST C (Non Specialist)
1 For aspirant judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have the support of the Yorkshire Terrier Breed Council/Club/Society.
2 To have exhibited for a minimum of5 years,
3 To have completed 'at least one judging appointment and have attended at least one seminar in our breed.
Please note (Breed Council) All clubs who are members of the Yorkshire Terrier Breed Council should adopt the above Judging Criteria as approved at the Council's AGM in March 2001. Anyone who does not meet these guidelines will not be included on a Breed Council Judging List. Any propositions for inclusion on a judging list should be accompanied by a fully completed curriculum vitae. The submission of a CV does not necessarily ensure inclusion on a list. Lists are valid for one year and inclusion on a list does not necessarily ensure inclusion in future years.
18. Any member who wins a Challenge Trophy and wishes to take possession of the same, shall sign for and guarantee that they will accept full responsibility for any loss or damage whilst in their possession. The trophies to be returned to the Cup Steward on request.
19. The Club shall have the power to deal with any questions not provided for in the rules and that the rules of the Kennel Club shall, where practicable and for any debatable question, apply to this Club.
20. No committee member or ex-officio with exception of the Patron, shall serve on any other Yorkshire Terrier committee.
21. No person whilst an undischarged bankrupt may serve on the committee of or hold any other office or appointment within a Kennel Club Registered Society.
22. Members wishing balance sheets prior to AGM must send stamped addressed envelope to the Secretary. Available 14 days prior to the meeting.