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How to Become a Member

Becoming a member of the Carolina Kennel Club takes a few easy steps.


*You first must attend two meetings as a guest.

*After the second meeting you will be given an application to complete.  You will need two members to sponsor you.

*You will return your application to the membership chairperson along with your dues payment for the current year. ($15 individual, $20 Household)

*At the next two meetings, in which you attend, your application will be read to the membership.

*Your membership will be voted upon at the meeting following the second reading of your application. (You can not be in attendance at this meeting.)  Your membership requires affirmative votes of two-thirds of the members present and voting by secret ballot.



 There are 4 types of membership:

a) Regular (Individual):  Open to all persons 18 years of age or older who are in good standing with the American Kennel Club and who subscribe to the purposes of the Club; enjoys all the privileges of the Club, including the right to vote and hold office.

b) Household:  Two (2) adult members residing in the same household, each eligible to vote and hold office.

c) Junior:  Open to children under 18 years of age; and non-voting/non-office holding membership which may automatically convert to regular membership at age 18.

d) Lifetime:  Individuals who have been members at least twenty years.  Lifetime members pay no dues but are eligible to vote and to hold office.  This status is conferred by a vote of the board and is announced at the Annual Membership Meeting.  Nominations for lifetime membership may be made in writing to the Corre-

sponding Secretary, giving reasons for this honor at least six (6) months prior to the Annual membership meeting.  A person recognized for lifetime membership shall have contributed significantly to the Carolina Kennel Club.


For more information, please contact our Membership Chairperson, Sylvia Metzger

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