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Nominating Committee needed

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It’s that time of year again, the time to convene a Nominating Committee in order to form a slate for next year’s Board.
The DTCCU Constitution states:

During the month of June, the Board shall select a Nominating Committee consisting of three members and two alternates, not more than one of whom may (“may” substituted for shall) be a member of the Board. The Secretary shall immediately notify the committeemen and alternates of their selection. The Board shall name a Chairman for the Committee and it shall be his or her duty to call a committee meeting which shall be held on or before July 1st.

This committee will present a slate of officers at the August Membership meeting, at which time nominations can also be received from the floor.  The election, then, will be held at the September Membership meeting.

In order to meet these deadlines, the Board is now calling for volunteers to serve of the Nominating Committee. The next Board meeting is scheduled for June 1, at which time it will select the committee members.

If you are willing to serve the club in this manner, please notify any Board member by May 27 so your name can be included on the Board agenda.

We appreciate anyone’s willingness to volunteer for this very important task.

Duane Walton, President


Holiday Party!

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Have your RSVP’d for the Annual Holiday Party yet? Saturday, December 12 from 5:00-9:00, we’ll be gathering for good food and good fun! We’ll be entertained with a Yankee gift swap (bring a wrapped gift with a value of around $15 to participate) AND a silent auction of agility equipment including weave poles, a dogwalk, an A-frame, a tunnel and a triple jump! Club will provide pasta and breadsticks, please bring a dish to share. Everyone (human) is welcome so bring a friend!

Complete information on the flyer here:

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CGC Review Class on November 2, 2015

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A Review for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test will be offered on November 2 from 5-9pm.  This review is open to all current and past Home Companion students and to all club members.   Jim Kuehl, one of our experienced Home Companion instructors, will assist dog and handler teams as they prepare for the CGC Test, which will take place on the evening of November 5.

2016 Session dates

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Mark your calendars! the 2016 Session dates are:

2016 Session Dates

Winter session: orientation January 7, classes January 10-March 3, CGC test March 17

Spring session: orientation March 31, classes April 3-May 26, CGC test June 2

Summer session: orientation June 16, classes June 19-August 11, CGC test August 18

Fall session: orientation September 1, classes September 4-October 27, CGC test November 3

Prospective Member

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We have one new (returning) member who will be voted on at the membership meeting on Tuesday. Debra Hagstrom’s membership lapsed after her dog passed but now she has a new dog, Lucy, a terrier mix. Her Interests are in both obedience and agility.

Seeking Board Nominations

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DTCCU’s nominations committee is looking for members willing to serve on the Board.

Having attained the enviable status of being one of the few non-profit dog training operations that is mortgage free, the club is now poised to move forward on major decisions that will shape DTCCU’s future.  Be part of this exciting decision process and help DTCCU in its efforts to further serve the membership and the general dog community.

Let us know of your willingness to serve by June 27.  Contact a Nominating Committee member: Dina Zinnes, Lola Heim, Robin Haggard, Mary Davis, or Janice Kozak.

The duties of officers and members at large can be found at:

Rally Happenings-July 2015 AKC Rally Trial and Match

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Rally Match Friday July 10, Come run through Rally courses in prep for the July trials or just for fun! All levels of AKC Rally will be offered, Registration begins at 5:30 PM, “Judging” begins at 6:00 PM

AKC Rally Trial – July 25 & 26 – 2 Trials each day!
Title in a weekend in air-conditioned comfort for you and your dog!
Entries close July 8, 2015.

Information about both of these events, including the official trial premium, is available in the Upcoming Events section.

In other summer rally news, we are offering two rally short courses this session. Registration ends June 16:
Intro to Competition Rally will introduce all AKC and World Cynosport Rally signs to prepare you for the first level of competition. Sundays at 8pm June 21 through July 12

Advanced Competition Rally is for those ready to run complete courses in AKC Advanced/Excellent and WCRL Rally Level 2 & 3. Two full courses will be set up each week for you to run through. Sundays at 8pm July 19 through August 9

June/July Member Meeting and Potluck

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The June/July General Membership meeting will be Saturday, June 20, from 1-4 PM. This will be a follow-up goal-setting meeting where we will more clearly articulate specific action the club might take in order to address some of the concerns which were discussed at the last goal-setting meeting.  More information will be distributed as that time approaches, but please mark the date on your calendar.  Following the meeting, we will enjoy a potluck club dinner.  It will be a great opportunity to “come together” and enjoy each other’s company.


June 6&7 AKC Obedience Trial premium posted

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The premium for our June 6&7 AKC Obedience trials has now been posted:

Join us for 2 trials on Saturday, 1 on Sunday!  All three trials will include: Beginning Novice A & B, Novice A & B, Graduate Novice, Open A & B, Graduate Open, Utility A & B, and Versatility.

Discounted fees for Junior Handlers with AKC Junior Handler number.