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Twin Cities Obedience Training Club
www.tcotc.com
Annual Meeting Results
and Meet the New
President! pg 4
How to Enter an Agility
Trial. pgs 9-11
February 2011
Issue 1.11
Annual Awards
Winners!
pgs 5-7
Flyball Classes.
pg 8
Want to See Your Dog on the Cover?
Just send a picture to [email protected]
High-resolution photos work best. We will pick one
photo for each issue.
Meet Our Cover Dog!
and learn more about her owner and new TCOTC president Kristi Flynn on page 4
Owner: Kristi Flynn
Dog’s name: Tula
Nicknames: Ticks, Tockers, Tutti Frutti and Tutu
Breed: Half Australian Cattle Dog and half Pomeranian
Age: Almost 6 years
Favorite activities: Agility, flyball, chasing Jambo the sheltie and cuddling
Favorite treat: Cheese
Tricks/talents/skills: While not often considered a desirable skill, Tula has mastered jumping up on people to
lick their faces when they least expect it. She also has many tricks and loves clicker training.
In This Issue
3 Pet Expo and Awards Info
4 Annual Meeting
5 Volunteer of the Year
6 Spirit Award Winner
7Annual Trophy Winners
8 Club News
9 - 11 How to Enter Agility Trials
12 - 14 Volunteer Form
15 TCOTC Staff Directory
Note: Please see the Achievements &
Awards document at tcotc.com for the
titles, legs and awards submitted by our
members in 2010.
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Don’t Miss TCOTC at the Pet Expo!
Sunday, March 12-13
TCOTC will have a booth at Pet Expo this year to help promote and advertise our club. The event is
Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This is a huge event for the
pet-loving public with 90,000 sq. ft of exhibit space (lotsa free stuff!), entertainment and demos. Fun for
the whole family (but leave your pet at home).
Admission is $9 for adults, $5 for kids 3-12.
More info and $1 admission discount offer at www.twincitiespetexpo.com. See you there!
New information about achievements for 2011
by Katie Brittan
To qualify for awards dog owners or handlers need to fulfill the following requirements:
•
A member of TCOTC at the time the qualifying title or score was earned
•
Submitted an Achievement Record form to the Awards Committee
•
Volunteered a minimum of 6 hours for TCOTC within the year the award is given with
the proper documentation recorded on the Achievement Record when submitted
The achievement forms will be updated to reflect this new requirement. The coordinator of any
TCOTC event will be tracking the volunteers and will be able to report who volunteered.
The 2011 year for achievements will run January 1, 2011 through December1, 2011. The 2012 year for
achievements will start on December 2.
There will be a gift for those TCOTC members whose dog earned a title(s) in 2011 and who fulfilled
the above requirements. Feel free to send Katie (ΚΤΒριτ≅αολ.χοµ) a photo of the titled canine any
time prior to December 1. The photo should be 300 ppi, and at least 6.5” x 5.5”.
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Annual Meeting • Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Below are selections from the reports given at the Annual Meeting. Please see the Achievements & Awards
document for the titles, legs and awards submitted by our members in 2010.
2011 Board Members and Officers
President – Kristi Flynn
Vice President – Karen Radford
Recording Secretary – Janna Netland-Lover
Corresponding Secretary – Stacy Pampuch
Treasurer – Mary Steinbauer
Corrie Barrows, Past President
Board Members:
Katie Brittan
Kristin Omdahl
Nanette Malcomson
Laura McKinney
TCOTC Training Staff
Director of Training – Jan Heck
Agility Dept Head – Anne Bentley
Obedience Dept Head – Jane Jacobson
Flyball Dept Head – Jane Jacobson
Tracking Dept Head – Jim LaBine
Monday Lead Instructor – Jan Heck
Tuesday Lead Instructor – Katie Brittan
Wednesday Lead Instructor – Mary Verness
Thursday Lead Instructor – Jane Jacobson
Alternates:
Ken Tyborski
Kory Kaye
TCOTC Administration
Building Manager – Nanette Malcomson
Rental Liaison – Alexis Erickson
Accounting Manager – Mary Steinbauer
Personnel Manager – Mary Steinbauer
Office Manager – Nanette Malcomson
Membership/Class Coordinator – Mary Verness
Volunteer Coordinator – Nanette Malcomson
Front Desk Manager – Nanette Malcomson
Meet the New President, Kristi Flynn
Hello everyone. I have already had the pleasure of meeting many members of TCOTC and look forward to meeting many
more. I first came to TCOTC five years ago with my dog Tula because
I live near by and more importantly the curriculum is based on positive
training techniques. What started as a weekly class has become a much
larger part of my life, a story I share with many of you.
My husband Matt and I share our home with our four dogs and two cats.
We train and compete with Tula (little black dog) and Jambo (Sheltie) in
flyball and agility. I also volunteer for Minnesota Sheltie Rescue, another
organization I am proud to be affiliated with. Additionally, I work full
time as a veterinarian and enjoy time spent outdoors hiking, canoeing,
horseback riding and gardening.
This is my third year on the board of directors. I am grateful for the
opportunity to give back to a club that means so much to me and that
provides so much to the community.
Kristi’s dog Jambo. See her other dog Tula on
the cover!
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2010 Volunteer of the Year: Nancy Booth
by Karen Radford
Nancy Booth has been an active member of the club for years, participated in many of our training and competition
events and is a well known face at the club, volunteering in a variety of capacities. In addition to participating in
obedience, tracking, flyball and conformation, Nancy has volunteered to help support each of these venues. From
managing registrations for obedience run-thrus, fun matches and CGC tests to providing hospitality for tracking trials;
from acting as a ring steward to filling in as a line judge at a flyball tournament, she is known to always be one of the first
to volunteer for almost any job. “Just tell me what you want me to do,” she often says!
Frequently at the club practicing or on weekends
for non-TCOTC events, she is always willing to
drop what she is doing and help out by taking
memberships from strangers who walk in, selling
items from the store, handing out information or
just giving a word of encouragement. I’m sure I
am not the only person she has encouraged when
their dog has completed a less-than-perfect or even
downright embarrassing performance.
A perfect example of her volunteer spirit was when
requests went out for helpers to set up and check
in at the annual meeting. The first to respond,
she arrived early, helped with check-in, directed
latecomers during the meeting and stayed after to
finish paperwork.
Although she is a regular at TCOTC events, Nancy
is probably most recognized for her work at the
front desk. She has been covering the desk for
many years and is often the first person those who
are new to the club will meet. She is willing to fill
in if anyone is sick and she keeps track of start
dates, making a special trip on week 1 Tuesday
nights when there isn’t a regular desk worker to
help with flyball check-in.
Away from TCOTC, Nancy has a big house that
is often filled with grandchildren, family events,
sewing projects and dogs, not necessarily in that
order. Congratulations to this year’s TCOTC volunteer of the year: Nancy Booth.
Photo by Laurie Erickson
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2010 Dale Weyhrich Spirit Award Winner: Anne Bentley
by Jan Heck, Director of Training
The Dale Weyhrick Spirit Award recognizes one member of TCOTC each year. This year’s recipient encourages others to
participate and to volunteer by leading by example.
Anne is preceded by Mary Verness, Jane Jacobson, Corrie Barrows, Mary Beth Percy, Katie Brittan, Pat Richards, Patty
Fulton and Kory Kaye. These volunteers have refreshed clean up buckets, cleaned out the lost and found box, shoveled
snow off the steps, stewarded at trials, assisted at events, worked raffles and worked for our open house.
This year’s candidate has the same attitude about volunteerism as Dale. Dale would volunteer but preferred to remain
anonymous and would invite other members to volunteer with him. He was passionate about tracking, loved obedience
and was very competitive in flyball with his Flatcoated Retriever, Lykka.
Anne uses encouragement and positive comments to help new class members to continue training. If asked, she will
suggest other classes that may be intriguing to the student, including our behavior and specialty classes. Anne has a wealth
of experience with competition and stays current on
training techniques.
Anne has great organizational skills and uses them to
plan seminars for our club. Of course, what that really
says, is that she is resourceful enough to encourage
other members to join in so that all members may
learn new ideas. Since TCOTC opens registrations for
these seminars to non-members, we meet new friends
and get new ideas for the future.
Thank you for all you have done to encourage
members to try other venues, to gently guide members
towards reaching their goals, to inspire them by
bringing in experts for seminars and to keep them
training!
Above: Anne with a new title holder.
Below: Two of Anne’s dogs, Loki and Trick.
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Congratulations to the 2010 TCOTC Trophy Winners
The Agility Trophy: Jan Poole and “Spur”, Australian
Shepherd
Betty Bobzien and Sami Open Trophy: Laura Waudby
and “Lance”, Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Bonnie Barton Novice Trophy: Jan Poole and “Spur”,
Australian Shepherd
Bonnie Barton Open Trophy: Laura Waudby and
“Lance”, Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Bruno The Brute Award: Kati Green and “Chica”, Rat
Terrier (14.5 years old)
Bubba Foster Trophy: Marjana Callery and “Finn”,
Standard Schnauzer
The Dweezil Trophy: Lissie Kaufman and “Moxie”,
Australian Shepherd
Engstrom Bruiser Trophy: Patty Fulton and “Piper”,
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Keeper Award: Jane Jacobson and “Ian”, Labrador
Retriever
The Maggie Award:
Katie Brittan and “Terra”, Miniature Schnauzer (CSATCH);
Kory Kaye and “Keno”, Shetland Sheepdog (C-ATCH);
Wayne Carlson and “Bogart”, Chinese Crested Powderpuff (C-ATCH);
Wayne Carlson and “Pearlina”, Pomeranian (C-ATCH
2)
The Marley Performance Versatility Award:
Marge Schultz and “Hattie”, English Cocker Spaniel
(Tracking/Hunting/Agility);
Nancy Booth and “Sugar”, Border Collie (Obedience/
Agility/Flyball)
Advanced Rally Plaque:
Carol R. Lauren-Schmidt and “Casanova” (RAE)
Marjana Callery and “Finn” (RAE)
Advanced Tracking Plaque: Kati Green and “Chica”
(TDX)
Advanced Flyball Plaque:
Nancy Booth and “Chase” (GDCh-40)
The Rally Obedience “A” Class Trophy: Alyssa Taylor
and “Jackson”, Golden Retriever
Advanced Agility Plaques:
JoAnne Schwietz and “Ace” (ATCH 3 and C-ATCH 4)
Katie Brittan and “Terra” (CS-ATCH)
Kory Kaye and “Keno” (C-ATCH)
Lisa Hanson and “Ellie” (C-ATCH)
Lisa Pertile and “Mellie” (MACH 2)
Lissie Kaufman and “Moxie” (ADCH)
Wayne Carlson and “Bogart” (C-ATCH)
Wayne Carlson and “Pearlina” (C-ATCH and C-ATCH
2)
The Rowan Rally Obedience “B” Class Trophy: Laura
Waudby and “Lance”, Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Versatile Companion Dog Plaque: Mary Beth Percy and
“Amanda”, Lakeland Terrier (VCD1)
The Likka Award: Nancy Booth and “Sugar”, Border
Collie
Perpetual Novice Trophy: Alyssa Taylor and “Kailey”,
Golden Retriever
Senior Handler Trophy: Jan Poole and “Spur”, Australian Shepherd
Sid Sather Trophy: Jan Poole and “Spur”, Australian
Shepherd
UKC Trophy: Lissie Kaufman and “Moxie”, Australian
Shepherd
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Club News from Nanette Malcomson
Saturday Night Agility Open Ring
Dates
Here are the upcoming Saturday Open Ring
nights for agility lovers. As always, the
Saturday monitors are the awesome volunteers
Jan Poole and JoAnne Schwietz. Hope to see
you there!
March 27
April 17
May 1
May 8
7:00 – 8:30 pm
7:00 – 8:30 pm
6:00 – 8:00 pm
6:00 – 8:00 pm
High Spirits and Flyball
by Lornell Brand
What is furry, fast, fearless and fun? Flyball!
Our club describes it as a “dog sport in which
two teams of four dogs run in a relay race
against each other.” TCOTC sports a flyball
team, High Spirits, and veteran dogs (7 yrs.
and older) run right along with newcomers
in teams crafted so all dogs play a part.
The pooches aren’t aware that participating
in flyball encourages fitness, ongoing
socialization and channels lots of the excess
energy that can turn a dog toward the dark
side. We humans know as we do these things
for our beloved pets, we reap similar benefits.
High Spirits has started 2011 off in the usual
style by participating in the more or less
monthly flyball tournaments, many held right
here at TCOTC. The flyball team ran one of
the two weekend days at a recent January
tournament hosted by Animal Inn. At this
tournament two High Spirits dogs acquired
titles — American Cocker Spaniel Joseph
(handler Margaret Newman) gained a Flyball
Champion Gold flyball title and recent Flyball
II graduate Echo, mixed breed (handler
Lornell Brand), earned the Flyball Champion
Silver title.
If you’re considering flyball, you will be glad
to know the classes are taught at TCOTC:
Flyball I and Flyball II/III. The next classes
begin July 19 and continue for nine sessions.
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Thank you to all of you who attended our Annual meeting on January
11! There have been many years when we have had a hard time reaching
quorum and it was great to not have that problem this year. Hopefully
all of you who attended felt it was worthwhile and we hope you are all
charged up to start volunteering and getting involved! There is a form in
this newsletter and online at TCOTC.com that lists all of the volunteer
opportunities we have available in 2011. Please look it over and sign up
to help. Your help is invaluable!
One of the most important things we dealt with at the Annual meeting
was electing new Board members and that new Board later that night
appointed officers for 2011. They are all listed on page 4 of this
newsletter. Thank you all who are willing to be on our Board. It is a
behind the scenes job but critical in keeping our club working smoothly.
Thank you to Cheryl Laurent and John Sokalski for bringing fresh baked
cookies to our Annual meeting. This has become an annual deal for
their household and those of us who gobble them up every year really
appreciate it! Thank you!
Don’t forget to pay your 2011 dues! Membership runs from January –
January.
On January 22 we held our Annual Banquet. It is always fun seeing
everyone dressed up in non-doggie clothes! Congratulations to all of you
who earned awards in 2010. It is fun to see our fellow students succeed
in their training. It always inspires me! If you missed this year, put it
on your to-do list for next January now! And a huge thank you to Katie
Brittan for all the work she puts in all year long keeping track of who is
earning titles and then tabulating everything for year end. It is a huge job
and we all appreciate it!
TCOTC will be sponsoring a booth at the Pet Expo on March 12 and 13.
Sign up to volunteer at our booth or plan to stop by and visit. Contact
Julie Humiston for more details – [email protected]
I hope all of you are handling the cold and finding ways to have fun in all
of our snow with your dogs!
Nanette Malcomson – Building Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
Agility
Trial
Entries:
How
Do
I
Get
Into
Trials?
By
Anne
Bentley
TCOTC
has
been
holding
one‐ring
AKC
agility
trials
for
a
few
years
now.
In
the
past
we
held
two‐ring
trials,
but
a
lack
of
agility‐quality
mats
for
two
rings
led
us
to
only
hold
trials
in
the
Annex.
This
limits
us
to
one
ring,
and
also
limits
the
number
of
entries
we
can
accept.
We
have
consistently
had
long
waiting
lists
to
get
into
our
trials,
receiving
more
entries
than
we
can
accept.
Many
people
have
asked
about
the
process
for
how
TCOTC
accepts
entries.
This
article
will
explain
our
process
as
well
as
what
AKC
rules
allow
us
to
do.
It
will
also
explain
what
you,
as
an
exhibitor,
can
do
to
improve
your
chances
at
getting
into
TCOTC
trials.
The
first
important
thing
you,
as
an
exhibitor,
can
do
is
read
the
AKC
rules
for
entering
trials
AND
read
the
premium
list
for
each
trial
so
you
know
what
the
specifics
are
for
that
trial.
There
are
two
types
of
limited
entry
AKC
agility
trials
based
on
how
entries
are
selected.
Most
clubs
including
TCOTC
have
exclusively
gone
to
the
Random
Draw
method
because
this
method
allows
us
(under
AKC
rules)
to
guarantee
entry
to
a
limited
number
of
workers.
You
may
encounter
First
Received
methods
elsewhere,
but
that’s
a
different
process.
A
Random
Draw
trial
requires
that
we
have
a
designated
period
of
time
that
entries
are
“open”
before
the
draw
occurs.
This
draw
period
is
typically
about
2
weeks
long,
but
can
vary
based
on
holidays
or
other
considerations.
The
intent
is
to
give
everyone
a
fair
chance
to
get
their
entries
in
regardless
of
the
timing
of
the
mail
service.
Entries
must
be
received
during
this
period
–
not
before
and
not
after
–
or
they
won’t
be
included
in
the
drawing.
Entries
received
too
early
will
not
be
accepted. All pertinent dates will be published in the premium list.
Once
the
draw
period
is
over
the
trial
secretary
determines
that
a
drawing
is
needed
(if
we
exceed
the
number
of
entries
we
can
accept).
If
so,
the
drawing
is
conducted
and
everyone
who
entered
is
notified
of
their
entry
status.
There
is
also
a
final
closing
date,
approximately
2‐1/2
weeks
before
the
trial,
which
allows
people
to
withdraw
their
entries.1
The
trial
secretary
maintains
a
waiting
list
in
the
order
entries
were
drawn,
and
uses
this
list
to
fill
openings.
Pertinent details about the waiting list will be published in the premium list.
Random
Draw
allows
us
to
guarantee
some
worker
entries.
However, the number of workers we can legally guarantee is not sufficient to run a trial.
This
is
because
daily
number
allotments
in
the
rules
are
not
adequate:
workers
can’t
work
all
classes
if
they
have
dogs
entered,
and
not
everyone
can
work
all
day
every
day.
The
way
the
guaranteed
worker
process
fits
into
Random
Draw
rules
is
described
below.
This
is
a
complex
process,
governed
by
AKC
rules,
but
within
which
we
try
to
accept
as
many
guaranteed
workers
as
we
can.
Also
be
aware
we
LOVE
and
need
volunteers
even
1
NOTE:
there
are
new
rules
that
extend
the
period
during
which
you
can
withdraw
and
other
entries
from
the
wait
list
can
still
be
accepted.
For
brevity
purposes,
this
article
will
not
address
how
that
works.
Suffice
it
to
say,
as
an
exhibitor
on
the
waiting
list
your
entries
MAY
in
some
cases
be
accepted
after
the
official
entry
closing
date.
9
when
we
can’t
offer
guaranteed
spots
to
all
of
them!
1. To
be
a
guaranteed
worker,
you
must
get
your
entries
in
during
the
draw
period,
not
before
and
not
after!
Being
told
you
are
on
the
list
does
not
mean
you
can
enter
whenever
you’d
like.
You’d
be
surprised
how
many
workers
and
committee
members
have
forgotten
to
enter
during
the
draw
period
and
thus
didn’t
get
in
(myself
included!).
2. You
must
notify
the
worker
coordinator
(who
will
be
identified
in
the
premium
list)
that
you
want
to
be
considered
as
a
guaranteed
worker
and
complete
the
online
worker
form.
a. Trial
committee
members
should
let
the
worker
coordinator
know
in
advance
whether
they
plan
to
enter.
b. TCOTC
has
on
online
form
for
you
to
fill
out
that
asks
what
jobs
you
can
do,
what
classes
you
are
entering,
and
which
days
you
are
available.
This
form
goes
to
the
volunteer
coordinator.
3. It
is
not
necessary
to
identify
you
are
a
worker
on
the
outside
of
your
entry
envelope.
It
might
help
the
trial
secretary
but
it
won’t
improve
your
chances.
Writing
“worker”
on
your
envelope
will
NOT
help
if
you
haven’t
done
the
first
2
steps
correctly.
4. We
typically
get
more
volunteers
than
we
can
accept
under
AKC’s
guaranteed
worker
rules,
so
we
can’t
promise
to
accept
everyone
who
volunteers,
much
as
we
would
like
to.
5. Worker
lists
are
provided
to
the
trial
secretary
by
the
worker
coordinator.
a. The
first
list
of
guaranteed
workers
is
the
trial
committee
and
certain
club
officers
who
are
on
the
committee
in
their
official
capacity.
b. The
trial
committee
then
chooses
who
else
should
be
guaranteed
workers
from
those
who
submitted
forms
based
on
the
number
of
workers
allowed
by
AKC
rules.
c. A
complete
list
of
ALL
volunteers
is
provided
to
the
trial
secretary,
along
with
identifying
those
who
should
get
the
guaranteed
spots.
6. While
the
drawing
is
being
conducted,
the
trial
secretary
can
move
additional
volunteers
onto
the
guaranteed
list
IF
those
already
on
that
list
get
drawn
through
the
normal
draw
process.
We
accept
as
many
worker
entries
as
we
legally
can.
The
difficult
part
for
the
trial
committee
is
selecting
from
a
worker
list
that
is
longer
than
we
can
legally
guarantee.
We
need
to
fill
several
key
positions
from
workers
who
are
knowledgeable,
reliable
AND
available
when
needed,
whereas
others
can
be
selected
from
newcomers
or
those
with
limited
availability.
Here’s
where
you
can
improve
your
chances
at
being
selected,
now
or
in
the
future!
We
look
for
people
who:
1. have
expertise
and
reliability
known
to
us.
a. Typically
these
are
people
who
have
worked
for
us
before,
can
be
counted
on
to
be
there
when
needed,
and
know
how
to
do
jobs
that
require
experience.
b. We
have
had
people
who
failed
to
show
up,
backed
out
at
the
last
minute,
or
weren’t
able
to
do
the
jobs
they
signed
up
for.
Understandably,
they
do
not
end
up
high
on
the
list
next
time.
2. are
available
when
needed.
a. People
who
can
work
anytime,
including
any
of
the
days,
are
more
likely
to
be
picked
than
those
with
limited
availability
or
job
willingness.
We
have
more
flexibility
in
assigning
them
to
work
tasks
wherever
we
need
their
skills
than
those
who
have
too
10
many
conflicts.
b. Note:
people
who
are
running
many
dogs
or
have
limited
availability
often
can
be
course
builders
or
help
with
setup
and
teardown,
if
they
are
willing
to
cover
the
hours
required
by
those
jobs.
3. are
willing
to
do
any
job,
or
willing
to
be
trained
to
do
any
job,
are
more
likely
to
be
picked.
In
other
words,
VOLUNTEER!
Be
flexible,
reliable
and
learn
to
do
a
variety
of
jobs.
If
you
are
new,
volunteer
before
you
are
ready
to
enter
so
you
can
learn
the
jobs
and
become
known
to
the
trial
committee.
Offering
to
help
with
setup
and
teardown
is
a
big
plus!
Ask
to
be
on
the
trial
committee
–
sometimes
we
have
plenty
of
committee
member
volunteers,
but
sometimes
we
are
scrambling.
We
are
always
open
to
new
people
shadowing
trial
committee
members
so
they
can
learn
those
jobs
too!
Considering
we
must
first
fill
key
positions
required
to
run
the
trial,
and
secondly
pick
from
those
who
are
available
and
flexible,
we
do
try
to
give
priority
to
current
students
and
staff.
Premium
lists
and
trial
dates
are
on
the
club’s
website.
We
are
aware
that
it’s
more
difficult
for
new
people
to
find
information.
So
let
us
know
what
you
need
help
finding
so
we
can
make
information
more
readily
available.
Meanwhile
you
can
contact
either
of
our
trial
chairs,
or
myself,
for
more
information
or
let
us
know
what
you’d
like
to
help
with.
Alexis
Erickson,
Trial
Chair
[email protected]
Kristin
Omdahl,
Trial
Chair
[email protected]
Anne
Bentley,
Agility
Department
Head
[email protected]
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TCOTC Volunteer Opportunities
TCOTC is a club that needs many people to help it operate efficiently. Sometimes we have to cancel events
because of lack of volunteers. But then I hear people say, “I would have helped if I had known they needed me.”
So, this year I am again giving all of you the information ahead of time. Please look over this list. Fill it out
now and hand it in and let me know as the year progresses if you are available to help. The sooner you can
commit the better the odds are the event or activity you are volunteering to help with will be able to take place.
Volunteering is the best way to meet other club members and learn more about the goings on in our building. As
they say, many hands make less work, and as I say, it really is fun!
Please pick a few items and commit to helping us all out!
TCOTC Club Days – Once a month a Friday and Saturday is set aside for informational meetings. These
meetings are free or at a reduced rate for all club members. There is a fee for non-club members to attend. Any
topic considered. Topics need approval from Jan Heck
Upcoming dates - No Topics picked yet
January 14 or 15
July 22 or 23
March 25
August 12 or 13
April 8 or 9
September 16 or 17
May 6 or 7
October 7 or 8
June 10 or 11
December 16 or 17
Suggestions for Club Day Topics
____________________________________________________________________________________
I am willing to take on Club Days for 2011!__________________
I can help find a speaker______________________________
I can help with setup or take-down for the following
Club Day___________________________________________________
TCOTC Canine Good Citizen Tests Dates
February 19 – Saturday
June 8 - Wednesday
September 8 – Thursday
I can help with the test in Feb____ June____Sept____ All Three!_____
I can help with setup_____ take-down_____ Stewarding______
I can help – I am a Judge!____________________
TCOTC Agility Trial Dates
March 4,5 & 6
May 14 & 15
November 25, 26 & 27
I can help with setup on Friday for the ______________________ Agility Trial
I can help with take-down on Sunday for the _________________Agility Trial
TCOTC Flyball Tournament - October 14 – 16
I can help with setup on Friday__________
I can help with take-down on Sunday______________
I can help wherever needed during the event!_____________
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TCOTC Obedience Run-Thrus - October 21 – Friday
I will take responsibility for the entire event – Find judges, stewards,
Arrange setup and take-down___________
I can help with registration___ time keeping___ set-up___
TCOTC Obedience Trial - October 22 & 23 – Saturday & Sunday
I can help with setup Friday night____
I can help with take-down Sunday night____
I can steward Sat____ Sun___
I can bring in baked goods for the weekend____
I can help in the kitchen Sat___ Sun___
TCOTC Fall Bazaar - November 12 – Saturday
I can help with advertising_____
I can help with demos_____
I can help with set-up or take-down_____
I can help with cleaning in October______
Other things we need help/input on…
Would you be willing to take charge of the kitchen for one of our agility trials? Arrange what is being sold and
find volunteers?_____ Which Trial? May/November (circle selections)
Would you be willing to read a book or watch a DVD from the TCOTC library and write a review for the
newsletter?_______
Would you be willing to write articles for the TCOTC newsletter?____
Suggestions – Staff interviews – meet the staff, training topics, attend a Club night and write up a review on
what took place.
Would you be willing to take charge of the kitchen for our October Obedience Trial? Arrange what is being sold
and find volunteers?_____
Are you available to help the once a month Thursday daytime cleaning crew?____
Are you available to get to the building before classes start and hand shovel the sidewalk on stairs on one
day/night of the week?
Mon____ Tues____ Wed___ Thur___
Would you like to join the Club Days committee?_______
Do you have any suggestions on topics for Club Days?
Past topics – dancing with your dog, disc dog
____________________________________
____________________________________
____________________________________
Would you be willing to take charge and/or help with community demos? (state fair, U of M, local schools, etc.)
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Do you have any suggestions on short session class ideas?
Past/current classes – Really Reliable Recalls, Loose Leash Walking, Tricks and Grooming/nail trimming tips
__________________________________
__________________________________
__________________________________
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Thank you for taking the time to read this form and hopefully you have found a few things you are willing to
volunteer for.
Please fill in your name and return this entire form to me. I will get back to you and let you know the next step.
Your name______________________________
Your e-mail address _______________________________
Your Phone numbers_________________________________________________________
Return to Nanette Malcomson –Volunteer Coordinator - P.O.Box 57 or [email protected]
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Twin Cities Obedience Training Club, Inc.
2101 Broadway St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418-1716
612.379.1332
www.tcotc.com
Past President: Corrie Barrows
President: Kristi Flynn
Vice President: Karen Radford
Corresponding Secretary: Stacy Pampuch
Membership Chair: Mary Verness
Director Of Training: Jan Heck
612.379.1332
763.561.2008
Dog Post is published six times per year as a newsletter for TCOTC members. Permission is granted to reprint
articles as long as credit is given to TCOTC Dog Post and to any individual author. Any reprint must show date of
original publication. Editor: Holly Manning. Send comments to [email protected]
To receive the newsletter (and club events, new classes, and emergency closing announcements) via email, add
your email address to the list on our home page at tcotc.com.
Director of Training
Obedience Dept Head
Flyball Dept Head
Tracking Dept Head
Agility Dept Head
Jan Heck
Jane Jacobson
Jane Jacobson
Jim LaBine
Anne Bentley
Achievements/Awards
Agility Trial Agility Classes
Building Management
Building Supplies
Cleaning Building
Desk Problems
Flyball Classes
Flyball Demos
Library
Obed. Demos
Obed. Fun Matches
Obed. Trial Rental Requests
Store Supplies
Therapy Dogs
Katie Brittan
Kristin Omdahl
Kathy Murphysee tcotc.com for registration info
Nanette Malcomson
Nanette Malcomson
Nanette Malcomson
Nanette Malcomson
Jane Jacobson
Lornell Brand
Julie Humiston
Jan Heck
Patty Fulton
Jane Jacobson
Alexis Erickson
Stacy Pampuch
Carol Ouhl
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