7.30pm Monday 17th February 2020
Bird in Hand Pub, Bedford Road, Lower Stondon, Henlow, SG16 6DZ
Please see the letter below.
You must be a fully paid up member to vote at the AGM and have attended at least eight training sessions within the past year.
Items for the Agenda
If you would like a matter included in the AGM Agenda, please send it to the Secretary in writing, not later than 14 days prior to the AGM.
Nomination to the Committee
There are three positions vacant on the Committee along with the position of Treasurer. Three current Committee Members are standing for re-election along with the current Treasurer.
If you would be interested in being more actively involved in the club, one way is to join the Committee. The Committee holds meetings approximately five times a year and its members are involved in making decisions to promote and improve the Club.
To be nominated for a position on the Committee you must have been a member of the club for at least one year and have attended training sessions on a regular basis throughout the year.
If you would like to be nominated for a position on the Committee, please fill in a Nomination form (below), proposed and seconded, including the signature of the person proposed. Forms can be sent to the Club Secretary at the address at the top of the letter not later than 14 days prior to the AGM.
Agility training resumes on 14th January. Please see the previous post (20/12/19) for the current class lists. This block is up until 7th April.
The training fee is £35.00 per dog for the block plus the annual membership fee detailed below.
The annual membership fee is £12.00 per adult handler and £6.00 per handler under 18. Please show an Instructor or a Committee member your dog’s vaccination certificate and also the vaccination certificates of any other dogs you bring to the training venue.
Membership renewal for 2020 can only be accepted on the completion of a 2020 Membership form, proof of ongoing vaccination and the full payment of the annual membership fee per handler. The annual membership fee must be paid before 31st January.
Below is a Membership Renewal form for 2020. The form can be filled in on your computer before printing. If the form does not display correctly in your browser, please press the ‘Open With Acrobat Viewer’ button at the top to open in a separate reader.
Paper copies of the Membership form will also be available from the club but completing a form in advance will save time at training.
The tick-box underneath the email address form field allows us to subscribe you to send you email updates about training cancellations and forthcoming events. Tick this by clicking on the box if you are filling in the form using your computer. You can leave this mailing list at any time.
We would like to encourage all members to do this, since it is the easiest way we have of informing members of training cancellations.
We collect emergency contact details and any medical conditions or allergies you think we should be aware of in the event of a medical emergency.
Filling in this section is optional.
The contact name, phone number and the details as given of any medical conditions or allergies will also be stored in an online database accessible by Instructors and Committee Members only.
Data Protection Policy
Page 2 of the membership form is our data protection policy. By signing the membership form, members consent to their details being stored as stated in the policy.
By signing your membership form, you agree to abide by our Club Rules. A copy is included below.
Code of Conduct
By signing your membership form, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct. A copy is included below.
Please check the class list below to find out your class for January 2020. We expect to return on 14th January, but we will confirm this nearer the time.
1st Session 6.40pm – 7.30pmClass 1Class 4
2nd Session 7.40pm – 8.30pmClass 2Class 5
3rd Session 8.40pm – 9.30pmClass 3Class 6
7.00pm 10th December
Buffet and games for you and your dog.
Please bring a raffle prize – the raffle is in aid of our 2019 charity, Canine Partners
There will be a collection box at our party for our charity in lieu of giving Christmas cards, if you would like to do this.
This will be the last week of this term.
We raised £760.65 for our charity Canine Partners at the Match on Sunday. Thanks to all those who supported the Match and the raffle.
9.00am Saturday 23rd November
We are aware of an outbreak of the Kennel Cough virus in the Wellingborough area, which may affect those who attended the Inter Club Match at the weekend. At this time we are not aware of any case of Kennel Cough in a dog that attended the Match.
Keep a look out for the following general symptoms of Kennel Cough:
- A harsh cough – which will often result in a dog fetching up a frothy discharge after coughing
- Runny eyes
- General lethargy
Whilst some dogs will suffer the full symptoms, many others may only cough once – or not at all – these dogs will still carry the virus. If you suspect that your dog may have Kennel Cough, or you have been in contact with a dog who has the virus please DO NOT attend training. If your dog has Kennel Cough please do not attend training until 21 days after your dog has last coughed.
Our competing members should already be aware this is also the Kennel Club ruling that you agree to when entering a show.
There are many strains of Kennel Cough and even if your dog is vaccinated against Kennel Cough it will not be covered against all strains of the virus.
For further advice on Kennel Cough, please contact your vet.
Could anyone unable to attend training due to their dog having Kennel Cough or having come into contact with a dog with Kennel Cough, please let us know as soon as possible using the email addresses given below or posting on our Facebook page. This will help us plan the lessons.
Saturday 23rd November
We will be holding another agility gridwork training day with guest trainer, Rhoda Burdett. There will be three two-hour sessions of no more than six dogs.