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Agility Beginners’ Intake Applications Open

We have opened applications for dogs who are new to agility or very inexperienced. The next intake is planned for Tuesday 18th September 2018 at 6.30pm (TBC). It will consist of an induction and assessment session followed by a beginners’ course.

This will be held at our training venue at Old Warden, near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. The directions can be found on our website: http://www.letchworthdtc.org.uk/agil_dir.htm

Agility training takes place on a Tuesday evenings. Class 1 trains in the first session 6.40pm – 7.30pm (TBC). Please be aware that another class also trains in this session; the arena is divided by a plastic mesh fence.

No previous agility experience is necessary but it is advisable that your dog has a sit and wait and a good recall. Your dog must be fully vaccinated, have ongoing annual vaccination and be at least 12 calendar months of age at the time of the intake.

For more details about agility training at Letchworth DTC, please visit the following page:
http://www.letchworthdtc.org.uk/agil_train.htm

If you have any further questions, please email agility@letchworthdtc.org.uk

We will close to applications when we have received 12 applicants.

Please fill in the Agility Intake Enquiry form to apply for a space in the new agility intake.

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Annual General Meeting

7.30pm Monday 26th February 2018
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 five positions vacant on the Committee along with the positions of Chair and Secretary. Four of the Committee Members are standing for re-election along with the current Chair and Secretary.

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.


AGM Letter 2018

AGM Minutes 2017

Nomination Form 2018

Annual General Meeting

7.30pm Monday 13th February 2017
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 four positions vacant on the Committee along with the position of Treasurer. Four of those are standing for re-election.

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. There is a mixture of Agility and Obedience members of the Committee.

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 (whether obedience or agility) 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.


2017 AGM Letter

2017 Nomination Form

Annual General Meeting

7.30pm Monday 15th February 2016
Graveley Village Hall, High Street, Graveley, Herts, SG4 7LE

Please see the letter below.

You must be a fully paid up member to attend and vote at the AGM and have attended at least eight training sessions within the past year.

Code of Conduct

There will be a vote on the club’s new Code of Conduct at the AGM. Please see below or pick up a copy from a club night.

Rule Proposal

“No dog suffering from an infectious or contagious disease or having knowingly been exposed to a dog with an infectious or contagious disease, may attend training until a period of 21 days after they cease to be infectious or 21 days after they were exposed to an infectious/contagious dog.”


AGM Letter 2016

AGM Agenda 2016

Code of Conduct

Annual Membership Due

The annual membership fee is £8.00 per adult handler and £4.00 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 2016 can only be accepted on the completion of a 2016 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.

Membership Form

Below is a Membership Renewal form for 2016. 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 Different Viewer’ button at the top to open in a separate reader.

Paper copies of the Membership form will also be available from the club.

Email News

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.

Emergency Details

We are collecting 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 voluntary.

The contact name and phone number will be stored in the register brought to the club each week. An asterisk will mark if any medical conditions or allergies have been stated by the handler.

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. You can opt out of this by ticking the box in the Emergency Details section.

Code of Conduct

There will be a vote on the club’s new Code of Conduct at the AGM. A copy is included below.


Membership Form 2016

Club Rules

Code of Conduct

First Aid Course

7.30pm 17th July

Bird in Hand Pub, Lower Stondon, Henlow, Beds, SG16 6DZ

There will be a First Aid Course lasting 3 hours, focussing on defibrillator training. We would all agility and obedience classes to be covered. The aim of the course is to provide first aid until the ambulance arrives.

If anyone is interested in taking the course, please contact Sandra.

Suggestion Box

There will be a suggestion box at the club over the next few weeks. Currently it is at the agility venue, on the register table.

It consists of a box, slips and envelopes. Any suggestions put in are anonymous and confidential. Ideas will be discussed and considered by the committee and the instructors at the end of this period.

Sponsored Walk

Sunday 7th June

In aid of the Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust.

  • on the private estate of Gorhambury House, St Albans, AL3 6AH – parking on site.
  • choose 2.5, 3.5 or 5.5 mile route – with or without a dog
  • Entry £3 per adult – children free of charge
  • Prizes available for the most sponsorship raised
  • Refreshments, fun family and pet activities and goody bags on the day

Register online at http://www.rvc.ac.uk/act or email act@rvc.ac.uk