I mentioned in a previous post about how I'd gone and renewed my membership at the NS SPCA because they were having a big membership drive - so I went to the Provincial headquarters and paid for my membership in person and paid cash - which they accepted and gave me a receipt for. That was on February 25, 2008 - and the below noted letter and membership card is dated February 29, 2008 - which is the beginning of the weirdness.
What the letter actually says is the continuation of the weirdness. So I'm posting it here to see what people think. One would think that when one buys their membership to an organization, receives a receipt for that membership, then gets the MEMBERSHIP CARD in the mail (see below), and a letter stating that they're receiving their membership card (see below) - that they're now a member of that organization.
But if you read further in the letter - it says "Youre application for membership will be presented and reviewed at the next Board meeting, as per our Constitution and By-Laws. The NS SPCA COntitution states..." - and you can read further in the letter to read further.
The reason why they're saying this is that they can deny a person's membership - according to the NS SPCA's bylaws and constitution if a member:
12(b) Cause as reffered to in paragraph 12(a) is intended to mean a person who in the opinion of the Board is no longer supportive of the objects of the Society, or in the opionion of the BOard is so critical of the Society itself, andor the work being performed by the Society, as to have become an adversary to the Society.
It's that section that on the March 31st Board of Director's meeting - they're going to go over the membership list of everyone who's bought memberships - and if they think there's any troublemakers - they're going to boot them out based on that clause in the bylaws. So they're sending out this letter to everybody who's bought a membership saying that they're actuall "not" members yet.
Has anybody heard of this in any other organization? Any other charitable society? Anybody? Amy I being critical of the Society enough here that I'm going to be booted out March 31st? All I'm doing in here and in my previous posts are asking questions, that's all. I'm just writing out sentences ending in question marks.
I've got tons of other posts that are positive about the NS SPCA as well - maybe I should post those links as well - go to an SPCA Fund raiser that was at Yuk Yuk's - there's pictures of lots of people at the 2006 SPCA AGM here - I'm sure people will recognize the dogs and people in my post about the 4th Cause for a Paws and from last year's dog jog at Point Pleasant Park, which has photos from like the last FIVE dog jogs - because I've been to THEM ALL. Sp you CAN'T SAY that I'm not a big supporter of the NS SPCA. I just unfortunately am one of those people who has a mind of my own.
So let me know what YOU think about this letter - and whether you think it's some heavy handedness on the part of the Provincial branch of the NS SPCA...
This is me being slightly lazy by putting these super cute photos of Jack in the same post - but it would appear that Jack loves his recreational meaty bones. I guess there's nothing like having to compete for your food with tons of other dogs to make you love your raw meat.
There was NO way he was going to give up this bone today - so I gave him one of the big dog bones.
He chewed on that thing for a couple hours. If he had black teeth - I'd bet they're a slight colour of grey now. Or a couple of them fell out - either way - his teeth are probably quite a bit different than when he started chewing on that behoemoth! haha!
These are some photos that I took on the weekend - his first off leash walk - and Jack did super.
This is the first official portrait of all 4 dogs together in one photo - the continuing power of the everlasting liver. That dehydrated liver can compel dogs to do just about anything - including standing still crunched together for literally seconds at a time! haha!
The only wet part of the whole part was when I totally fell down in a huge pile of mud - I even had mud in the crack of my ass - Jack and Buttercup were completely unwilling to walk through a big river of mud - so I had to carry them over it (one at a time of course - so I had to go through it 3 times, which I'll explain) - but when I was carrying Jack over - I fell down, and he scampered back to the other side where we began - so I had to go get Buttercup, carry her back - and we went back from where we started. I wasn't very amused at that point. I was wet and cold. I don't fall down very often - but why do I have to fall down in a pool of mud?
Another photo of Jack running towards me!