Meetings for Elections:

July 10th: Introduce current nominees and take nominations from the floor. At the field (with Root Beer Floats) at 7pm

August 7th: Formal Voting! At Golden Corral at 7pm.

Our Nominating Committee is currently on the search for members who may want to join the Team!

Those who have accepted Nomination will be announced at our July General Meeting. Members will also be able to make their own Nominations at the July Meeting as well!*

Formal Elections will take place by anonymous ballot at our August General Meeting. 

*If making a nomination at the July Meeting, the Member being nominated must be present and accept the nomination to be put onto the ballot. 

This year, we are making your vote heard even more, by adding 'Board Officers Suggestions' onto the ballot! When voting in your new Board Members, you will also be able to let us know what position you would like to see them in! Positions available are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board Member at large details of duties of each position are listed below). 

Your Board of Directors are a TEAM, and there is no I in team. This means that everyone has the same amount of input, no matter their position on the board. While we are excited to have your input on our board positions, the actual offices will still be determined by the board members at their first official meeting, but rest assured that no one officer has more influence over another. We are a team, and we make decisions as such. Thank you!

Officer Descriptions/Duties:

President: Preside over all meetings/activities, including making agendas, and shall exercise general supervision over the clubs affairs.

Vice President: Assumes the duties of the President in their absence.

Secretary: Records all meeting notes and sends to board for approval

Treasurer: Records all financial transactions and receives all club funds and distribute accordingly.

Board Member at large: Serves as member on board and helps with duties in absences of other members.

Elections are every August! See your current Board Members and get to know the Nominees!

SUDS strives to have 7 Board Members at all times. Board Members serve a 2 year term, with their position on the board to have the ability to change each year (ex: One can serve on the board for 2 years, but only be President for 1 year). 
We strive to keep our Board ever changing, but we don't want new board members to be completely in the dark upon the start of their term. To solve this issue, our members terms are on alternating years. On even numbered years, 4 terms will be up for elections (4 new board members) and on odd years the other 3 terms will be up for elections. This means we have new people joining our team each year, but some members also stay on the team to help make the transition of duties and introduction to policies/procedures as fluid as possible. 

This year, we have had a few board members resign for reasons beyond anyone's control, thus we currently have only 4 Board Members, 2 of which have terms that are ended. This means, we have a rare occasion of needing to fill FIVE slots on our team. 

**A message from our Nominating Committee Chairman: 
On behalf of the SUDS Nominating Committee, we want to thank Kris Brown for accepting nomination for the upcoming SUDS Board election.  SUDS Members have been contacted by the Nominating Committee, and everyone is still encouraged to reconsider nomination.  Nominations will be taken from the floor at SUDS July 10th general membership meeting.  The person being nominated must be in attendance at the meeting to accept their nomination.
Thank you again to the nominating committee; Charlotte Jackson, Cathy Parks and Amy Chrisman.  It isn't an easy job, and I sincerely appreciate their time and efforts.
~LeAnn Sawyer

Below you will find a short Bio of the two current Board Members who will be remaining for another year: LeAnn Sawyer and Hanna Crawford. And below them, find information on those who have accepted nomination so far!

LeAnn Sawyer

I have been a member of SUDS for 6 years, and am currently serving on the Board as Vice President and Training Director. I have been training and showing dogs for 30+ years.  I have competed and titled dogs in obedience, rally, confirmation, flyball, dock diving, tricks and agility.  I am a certified evaluator for Therapy Dogs International, Inc., and AKC's Canine Good Citizens, and a member of APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers).  I also enjoy hiking and kayaking with our dog Charlie. 

Hanna Crawford

I have served on the Board since 2013, mostly filling the Secretary position. I joined SUDS after getting a new puppy and wanting to teach her agility. My eyes were opened to the world of dog sports and my heart filled with joy. I now enjoy Obedience, Rally, Agility, Dock Diving, Disc Dog, Barn Hunt, Lure Coursing, and, Paddleboarding and Tricks with my 4 dogs. I am always looking forward to more!

2018 Nominations- For Board Terms 2018-2020

Listed below are the brave and wonderful souls who have accepted a nomination to join our team a serve a two year term on the SU Dog Sports Board of Directors. Get to know our nominees below to you are ready to vote them in on August 7th at Golden Corral!

Kris Brown

I have been a member of SUDS for four years.  I am currently serving as President and also fulfilling the duties of Social Secretary – sending out cards, updating the “Welcome Letter” to new members, and putting together the new member packet.  I have been in charge of lawn maintenance at the field, adjusting sprinklers, etc. Our membership has grown this year and we have many active new members. We have had agility demos, an agility seminar, invited speakers to our meetings, and enjoyed fun times with our four-legged friends.   I have two Border Collies and an Australian Cattle Dog and compete in AKC and NADAC agility trials, titling dogs in both venues. I have a twenty-five year history of training Thoroughbred and AQHA race horses in the Pacific Northwest. I work from home as a legal transcriptionist. I’ve enjoyed SUDS and the many friends I’ve met and new adventures that keep coming up!