News for Affiliate Clubs

JANUARY 2019

Dogs ACT – Call for Expressions of Interest – Contractors

Dogs ACT is looking to contract suitable people for the tasks listed below.  The successful candidate must hold an ABN and provide Dogs ACT with a Tax Invoice, including GST, for each task performed.  Payment will be made by direct deposit into your nominated bank account.  All tasks will be under the supervision of office staff or Councillors. 

Members are invited to provide an EOI for any number of the tasks as they see fit.  Please forward your EOI to admin@dogsact.org.au no later than 31 Jan 2019.

Tasks

  1. Install a stable step and grab handle for the toilet block in the lower dog ring section.  This task would need to be performed outside of event hours.
  2. Undertake regular cleaning of both the upper and lower bathrooms for each event held at the Dogs ACT Dog rings.  This would normally include prior to, during and post event cleaning.  The estimated time for this task would be Two hours per clean.

Dogs ACT – Call for Expressions of Interest – Volunteers

Dogs ACT is reviewing some of its processes and would like to hear from members that may be able to volunteer some time to assist with some background tasks.  The tasks fall into two categories and may be short or long term.  All tasks will be under the supervision of office staff and Councillors.  Tasks must be undertaken during shop front hours (9:00-2:30 Tue, Wed & Thur).

Members are invited to provide an EOI for any number of the tasks as they see fit.  Please forward your EOI to admin@dogsact.org.au no later than 31 Jan 2019.

Administrative Tasks:

  • Data entry and reconciliation of Excel Spreadsheets.
  • Consolidate electronic filing.
  • Perform a Key Muster and initiate a Key Register.
  • First Aid Kit to be updated.
  • Parking signage to be updated.
  • Stocktake stationery and prepare an order.
  • Clean out office cupboards and archive relevant documents.
  • Research Return & Earn and/or Recycling Bins for the grounds.

Manual Tasks:

  • Stocktake & tidy shipping containers.
  • Clean internal walls & windows (internal & external) of office building.
  • Obtain Quotes/Prices for: Lecterns for Stewards, Letter boxes for Clubs & Catering trolley/wheels
  • Regular mowing and whipper snipping rings and grounds.

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To all Members –  Dogs ACT has received reports from councillors about your concerns with the draft ACT legislation which we flagged in December.

At the Council meeting Council held on Wed 16th Jan, they noted these concerns and made arrangements to acknowledge them.

The link to the draft legislation is https://www.yoursay.act.gov.au/animal-welfare-bill-amendments?fbclid=IwAR3SYkj63u7Y1wXF0WTBDQ2GYZTNKQtFq8ohT4y5CdQaCGl-Y3AqhtC3aAI

Dogs ACT will provide a submission in response to the draft Bill. If any member wishes to have their concerns included in the submission, please email them to the office by COB Thursday 24 January. Council will consider all member proposals for inclusion in the Dogs ACT  submission.

We would also like to remind you that you can make individual submissions to the ACT Government in response to the Bill.

Please note that we are addressing current DAS requirements by arranging a meeting with DAS and will advise when a date has been set.

 

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URGENT INFORMATION FOR ALL DOGS ACT AFFILIATES

Dogs ACT wishes to advise members and exhibitors that we have been advised that a dog that was exhibited on the grounds last weekend (29/30Sep & 1 Oct 2018)has been diagnosed with parvovirus. The dog was vaccinated, the owner caught it early and the dog is recovering well. We will be taking steps to spray the grounds with a parvocide. In the meantime, training classes will be relocated to another area. In the meantime, please watch your dogs.

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NOTE to your Members: The calendar has been updated and there is now the facility to not only see the events in a monthly calendar format but also in a list.  Click on the ‘View As’ button then click on LIST.  This will document all the events currently in the calendar at the time you look.  Be aware that there are more events being added to the calendar weekly so please check when you want to know what is coming up in 2018.

For example if you want to see all the trials, put word trial under search, go to right hand side & under ‘view as’ click “list”. This will then give you every trial on our calendar from this month – Jan18

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There will be a meeting of Members in mid January 2018.  All Clubs will be sent an email seeking attendance and placed on our calendar of events.  Watch out for it as it is important that each club is represented!

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This is where Dogs ACT will place all pertinent news for all affiliates. There is a separate page for Member News.

Dogs ACT has put local rules and information for exhibitors together to assist affiliates.  Document can be read here