The Penn-Dutch Great Pyrenees Club shares your enthusiasm for the Great Pyrenees Breed and welcomes you to become involved in our Club's activities. Among the Club's objectives are:
To further these goals, we will publish a Club newsletter and invite you to attend Club meetings, Fun Matches, and participate in events such as the yearly Canine Learning Experience in Allentown, PA.
Per the Club's By-Laws, the rules for application and membership are as follows:
While membership is to be unrestricted as to residence, the Club's primary purpose is to be representative of the Great Pyrenees fanciers, owners, breeders, and exhibitors in the Southeastern quadrant of Pennsylvania and immediately adjacent areas not served by an existing organization.
There shall be three types of membership:
Each application shall either be read at the first Club meeting or published in the first Club newsletter, whichever comes first, following its receipt. In the event that any member should have an objection to an applicant, he/she should set forth his/her reason in writing and deliver it to the Secretary within 30 days of the above meeting or publication. The objection shall be entertained at the next Club meeting and the applicant accepted only by a 2/3 affirmative vote of the Full Members present. Applicants who have been rejected may re-apply for membership six months after the rejection. If no objection to the applicant is made, the applicant shall be accepted for membership effective immediately upon the expiration of the term for objections as specified above.
Upon receipt of their application forms and dues checks, applicants shall be accorded all privileges of membership except voting during the period allowed for objections.
If you would like to join Penn-Dutch, please begin by reading the Code of Ethics. Then print out the application form, fill it out and forward it, along with your check for dues, to the address on the bottom of the form.