There are not too many people in this world who really crave to be on a committee! The thought of meetings to attend, paperwork and finances to manage, and the ongoing work to be done behind the scenes – all of which is voluntary – puts a lot of people off .
There are even less people who are willing to take on the important office bearers positions on an executive committee. So we are really fortunate that at the Narooma Dog Training Club Branch (NDTC) Annual General Meeting, held on Friday 21 July, several willing locals stepped up to the mark.
NDTC is proud and delighted to announce that Steve Genner has once again accepted the position of President. Also elected are Peter Nelipa (Treasurer/Vice President), Carol Hellmers (Secretary/WHS Officer), Yvonne Robinson (Chief Instructor overseeing all dog training activities) and Jean Page (Deputy Chief Instructor/Equipment Officer).
As NDTC is a branch of the NSW Animal Welfare League, this group of people is answerable to both the branch membership and AWL Head Office Board. No mean task in these days of multiple rules and regulations, policies and procedures! We thank them in advance for the many dedicated hours they are about to contribute as treasured volunteers to NDTC.
The meeting also provided a lovely opportunity to interact with special guests from NSW Animal Welfare League (AWL) Head Office – Christine Richardson (Board Chair), Therese Markou (newly appointed CEO) and Helen Powderly (Branch Liaison Officer).
It was great to hear news of what is happening in other branches of AWL around the state, and in Sydney. New dog walking tracks at Kemps Creek and a new Cattery, to name but a few exciting developments.
Here in Narooma, NDTC Saturday dog obedience, rally o and obedience programs are in full swing. The weather is crisp but beautiful, so we encourage those who are thinking of training their pooch to come along on the first Saturday of any month to Nata Oval, at 1.30pm.
Bring the registration papers for your dog, a bag of treats, and have a trial class with us to see what you think. NDTC Instructors are very experienced and willing to help. They are all dedicated volunteers and we love them too!
For more detailed information including half year registration and class costs, please ring Carol on 0458 953 281.
The Animal Welfare League (Eurobodalla Branch) meanwhile also had their Annual General Meeting last month and were joined by the CEO, Chairman of the Board and Branch Liaison Officer from Head Office.
Once again we don’t have any dogs to re-home. We would love to find some carers for bigger dogs and would also like to find someone who would like to be a kitten carer. We pay for your expenses and it is a very rewarding thing to do.
We have eight kittens and several cattens and fully grown cats who would love a new home. If you can help or would like to join us, please call Elaine on 0410 016 612.
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