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    Default What are the benefits and/or advantages to being a MN club?

    Very simple question, what benefits do clubs receive from being a MN member?
    Why or what would motivate a club to become a member or remain a member?
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    This should be interesting. Pop corn time
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    It gets people chasing a MN qualification to run in your Master test. (while some think that brings in too many dogs, there's also problems with too few)

    It lets your club vote on MN rules proposals (such as the current one that says to be a club delegate or proxy voter, you must be an amateur), so that you have a say in the direction the MN may be headed (however limited that say may be).
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    It'll be interesting to see if clubs start to drop out of MN membership with the strain on entries that it's caused. Originally I think many clubs joined to increase their HT entries and now it's become the tail wagging the dog, especially with the new MNH title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie R. View Post
    It'll be interesting to see if clubs start to drop out of MN membership with the strain on entries that it's caused. Originally I think many clubs joined to increase their HT entries and now it's become the tail wagging the dog, especially with the new MNH title.

    I suspect that over time, a good number of clubs will drop membership in the MNRC and add an O/H Q at their clubs weekend events. The O/H Q stake is easier on the club and it gives the handlers with finished Master dogs a new challenge.

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    Why wouldn't a regular Q work just as well ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moscowitz View Post
    This should be interesting. Pop corn time
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    Quote Originally Posted by john fallon View Post
    Why wouldn't a regular Q work just as well ?

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    Well, rules are rules you know. Hunt Test Clubs can offer an O/H Q at an event that includes a Master test, without worrying about conflicting with another Field Trial. If you offer a regular Q, the rules regarding conflicting with another event come into play.

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    So far two reasons have been suggested
    1. To increase entries in your clubs test
    2. To have a say in the "direction" of the MN Club.

    Anything else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbullgator View Post
    So far two reasons have been suggested
    1. To increase entries in your clubs test
    2. To have a say in the "direction" of the MN Club.

    Anything else?
    How about for some dogs that can't do FT work???and members can run another venue??
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