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POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

OF THE WHIPPET RACING ASSOCIATION

AN UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATION

 
1. Update the Appendix. (1998)
   
2 Authorize the Board of Directors to commission an artist to design a logo for the WRA. (1998)
   
3 Authorize the NRD to enter into Negotiations with other straight racing organizations for the purpose of combining those organizations.  The results of the negotiations will be voted on by the members to accept or reject the results of the negotiations. (1998)
   
4 That the parent club have a "starting box reimbursement" program.  That any new (has not held a WRA, or other racing venue such as CWA or NAWRA meet) club which acquires starting boxes prior to or within thirty-six months of their first race meet, the meet which made them a WRA member, and continues to hold WRA meets would be reimbursed $100 for each of their first three WRA meets.  (2000, updated 2004)
   
5 That the parent club make a $200 charitable donation each year.  This could be to the AWC Health Foundation, to a Vet School or other organization that would ultimately benefit Whippets.  Each club could submit one candidate and they could be voted on at each yearís national, with the check then going out prior to year-end. (2000)

That the parent club set aside $200 from each years income, to be used to directly benefit Whippets.  This doesn't necessarily have to be to an organized charity, but can also be used to help individual whippet owners who are faced with unexpected expenses.  The WRA will not accept applications for these monies, but will consider situations brought to its attention.  A 2/3 vote of the WRA board is necessary to make any grant.  In any year that it is not given, the money will accumulate for this purpose.(updated 2005)

   
6 That anyone who feels he/she has a claim against WRA for monies spent have to submit receipts to the Treasurer by January 15, of each year for the previous year, or forfeit all claims to said reimbursement. (2000)
   
7 That $2,500 of the current bank balance be put into a CD.  It would still be available if needed but would be earning interest. (2000)
   
8 That the parent club increase itís annual "trophy donation" for the WRA National from $100 to $200.  This would put some of the per-capita money back with the clubs. (2000)
   
9 That the Board explore the feasibility of Incorporation and/or Tax Exempt Status.  If the findings are favorable the WRA will file for either or both Incorporation and Tax Exempt Status, and will change the wording of the Constitution and Bylaws at that time. (2001)
   
10 That the parent club initiate a program of "Top Ten" awards.  This would consist of presenting plaques to all of the dogs finishing in the top 10 for each year, beginning with 2001. (2001)
   
11 That the parent club make the top 10 awards program retroactive to the beginning of WRA, and present plaques to each of the top 10 dogs for 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. (2001)
   
12 That all "official" mailings to all clubs (rule books, ballots etc) be sent "return receipt requested".  Rationale is to KNOW that all clubs are receiving all official documents. (2002)
 
13 At the "fun match" held each year in conjunction with the WRA National Race Meet, along with the Best in Match, the judge will have a number of select awards to be given at his/her discretion.  The number of awards will be one for each 25 entries, not to exceed five (5).  The parent club will sponsor these select awards and provide the rosettes to be given. (2004)
 
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