Meetings are scheduled at the call of the head coach and staff. The head trainer schedules the annual meeting in December at which time a new head coach is installed. The annual meeting may include up to 18 meetings per year.
Annual dues are $500. This fee covers the costs of breakfasts, the cost of one ticket to the annual fund dinner, and all club operating expenses.
Notices are sent out two weeks prior to the meeting date, whenever possible. Periodically, guest speakers are arranged with very little notice. In those cases an e-mail is sent to all members. Members may choose to receive notices via USPS mail or e-mail. Each member is responsible for making a reservation if they plan to attend. Regrets are not required. Members have the options of responding via phone, e-mail or text. Meetings are held on the third floor of the Minneapolis Club or as specified by the notice. Coffee and juice are available beginning at 7am, with breakfast available at 7:10am. Meetings end promptly at 8:30am.
MOBILE PHONES, AUTOGRAPHS AND PICTURES
As a courtesy to fellow Dunkers, use of cell phones at meetings is not allowed. Also, as a courtesy to our speakers, members should not ask speakers for autographs (particularly on sports items) or pictures with them. Members are encouraged, however, to visit with speakers before or after the meetings.
Parking at the Minneapolis Club is provided free of charge until 9am. After 9am Dunkers are assessed a late charge based on the departure time. Members or guests leaving after 9am must identify themselves as Dunkers or guests and leave their name at the parking booth when they leave so they can be invoiced for the late charge.
Individual members are responsible for alerting Deb of a change of address to ensure continued receipt of meeting notices. Address changes should be sent to Deb.
Members are allowed to bring a guest to meetings by reserving with Deb. Costs for a guest is $40. On rare occasions there may be limited guests or even no guests. This information will appear on the meeting notice or be communicated via e-mail. An individual may attend as a guest twice a year. Please check to make sure you may bring a guest before assuming your invitation
Club by-laws allow a maximum of 335 members. Dunker member wishing to nominate someone for membership should request a nomination packet from Deb and review the letter of instructions. Complete the nomination form with two member signatures and return in the envelope provided. Nominees must attend a Dunker meeting and indicated interest in membership before the nomination is submitted. You will not be charged a guest fee if you let Deb know your guest is a potential nominee.
The nominating committee meets in January and July to consider nominations and elect new members for spaces available. Only nominees who have attended a meeting and submitted a completed nomination form will be considered. Nominees not elected will be reconsidered at the next meeting of the nominating committee.
New members are charged an initiation fee of $100 and $500 dues when they are admitted to the organization in January. Members elected in July pay an initiation fee of $100 and $250 dues.