The Cyclone Country Kennel Club welcomes your interest in membership!


Objectives & Activities
The Cyclone Country Kennel Club (CCKC) is a local, all breed, club with approximately 60 members.  According to our Constitution, the Club has the following objectives:
  + To further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs.
  + To encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials.
  + To conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows, and obedience trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club.
In addition to sponsoring a yearly B-OB show and match, our activities include:
  + Ongoing instructional classes in obedience and conformation.
  + Monthly nursing home visits with our dogs.
  + Participation in local community activities such as Summerfest.
We publish a monthly newsletter and a membership roster which are sent to all members.


Cyclone Country Kennel Club encourages the active participation of all its members in the promotion of the objectives and purpose of the club.  This includes, but is not limited to, attendance at monthly meetings, stewarding at shows and matches, teaching and/or assisting obedience and conformation classes, serving on committees, and holding office.
The requirements for membership are:
  + Applicant must be in good standing with the American Kennel Club.
  + Applicant must be in agreement with the purpose for which the Club was formed.
  + Applicant must be 18 or more years of age (exception—Junior Membership).
Active Member of the CCKC of Ames
An active member of the Cyclone Country Kennel Club of Ames is a person who attends at least two meetings per year, and who completes two activities in a year from the list below:
  + Chair a committee
  + Committee member
  + Hold office position
  + Teach classes
  + Assist classes
  + Steward at the Fall Show
  + Steward at the Fun Match
  + Fund raising activity
  + Nursing home visits
  + Public relations event

Or, in the case of a Family Membership, attendance at four meetings and participation in four activities per year among family members will qualify the entire family as active.


Being an active member entitles that person to take Obedience and Conformation classes at a discounted rate. 


Every paid member, regardless of “active” status, is allowed one vote, with two votes per family membership.


Membership requirements will be posted at the Kennel Club building, and an annual reminder will be placed in the club newsletter.

Applications for membership, along with the signatures of two current Club members in good standing and the appropriate dues must be filed with the Secretary to be presented for review by the Club at its next regular meeting.

Applicants are required to attend two meetings after the formal presentation of their application.  On the second evening of attendance, applicants are asked to attend the board meeting to discuss their application.  The board will then make a recommendation at the regular meeting, but acceptance or rejection will be based solely on the vote of the majority of Club members present at the meeting.

  For a printable version of the above membership information click here.


To complete a membership application online, or print an application form use the Application menu to the left. 


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