UKC Forum Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Lockridge Iowa
Re: Grievance as a member
Originally posted by Pat Bizich
After seeing the handling of the new rule proposals . I am quite disturbed.
I submitted to the proper person a rule proposal.
I would like to know if it was submitted because I did not see it wrote the way I submitted it.
Why did I not get a questionnaire for me to vote ?
This whole process has got me angry.
I have been a paid member for several years now and feel I went unrepresented.
And don't tell me I need to go to the national meeting to get a say.
If there are say a 1000 members and 150 go to the meeting . You would be telling me I have no say.
My membership is due this year and if I have no vote or say then I don't need to rejoin for just the breed album.
The handling of the new rule proposals was handle the same way it always has been handled.
My understanding has always been that rule proposals are sent to the vice president. Also I believe but not positive that when they get a proposal they have contact with a UKC representive and sometimes those proposals get reworded to make it easier to understand and not conflict with other rules that are already on the book. Also not all proposals get submitted. I am a board member and I submitted 4 rule proposals only 1 was submitted. Never saw the other 3 so I just figured there were other proposals that maybe were on the same subject and category that UKC thought would make for a better ruling.
In all the years that I can remember there has never been a questionnaire sent out. Ukc post the rule proposals on their web site and so people can contact their breed rep. Now if they have 40 calls and 30 are for a proposal and 10 are against they would go with the 30. This year Allen had printed up and had them at Black and Tan days as there were a lot of proposals. you could pick up one and study it and fill it out but if they had more votes for something and you were against it they would have went with the majority of what people wanted and had contacted them. You don't need to be at the national meeting to have a say, you could have contacted your rules representive. That doesn't mean they would have voted for what you wanted if they had more members telling them they didn't want it.
Your membership is valued and it is well worth just joining for the breed album. That breed album is a lot more then just a breed book. It is a phone book and can connect you to someone you might never have heard of. Here is something a long time Bluetick hunter told me. He said he had a kid in college in a State down south. His kid called him one day and said dad my car is broke down can you help. He said give me and hour or so and I will see what I can do. I will call you back in a bit. He took his breed album and started looking at membership names in that book and found a name with same town his son was broke down. Called the guy up introduced himself and asked the guy if he knew of a good mechanic that could help his son. The guy said yes and gave him a name and number of his mechanic. They got his son back on the road. The best part he said is I made a great friend with someone I didn't know before that occurance and said they have been friends since. Now if that isn't good enough reason to be a member and get the year book I'm not sure what would be a good reason.
The only advice I can give you is I believe your a valued member and I would sign back up if I was you. The 2020 yearbook will be back to a hardcover. There are more exciting things to be announced for the yearbook as soon as the UKC World Hunt is over. So come on and join the Association. We have more programs then any other breed,Youth Scholarship fund, WHIF, WSIF, a program called The Champions Classic for the breed sectionals to get more participation. One of the most active youth programs of any breed thanks to all the guys that help with this program. A special shoutout to Phillip Herron to run with it, and all others that are helping with the youth programs.
You are on board I would stay on board!
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