Introducing the Cairns City Kennel Club Management Committee for 2023. President: Gordon Mayne I joined the Club about 10 years ago doing Pet Manners classes with my 2 Cocker Spaniels, Murphy, and Mason. Tristan, our Portuguese Water Dog, with his distinct lion trim haircut, has been part of our family for about 4.5 years. We’ve done some agility but mainly dog shows. 2023 will be my 3rd year as President. I am so proud to be amongst such an amazing group of people. This year will focus on implementing our new Rules of Association, building community partnerships, and starting work on our strategic and infrastructure planning to ensure our club is sustainable into the future. In between all this I am on the Dogs Queensland Board of Directors and work as a Principal Policy Office for Queensland Health. Cheers, Gordon Senior Vice President: Wayne Smith I enjoy taking dog and handler
For the information of Cairns City Kennel Club Inc members. NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Cairns City Kennel Club Inc, Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election of Office Bearers and Management Committee for 2023 will be held at the Cairns City Kennel Club clubhouse, 11 Quigley Street, Parramatta Park on Saturday, 28 January 2023, commencing at 6:00 pm with social drinks and a light supper followed by the AGM commencing at 7:00 pm. For catering purposes or to note your apology, please RSVP by 21 January 2023. RSVP for the AGM.. Business to be conducted at the AGM Welcome and apologies To confirm minutes from the last AGM To receive and adopt Accounts and any accompanying Treasurers reports for 2022 To adopt a qualified Auditor To receive the Presidents Report Presentation of Life Membership To vote on resolutions and motions Special Resolution: Adoption of the revised Rules of Association
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Thank you everyone for coming along and joining in the fun at the 2022 CCKC presentation night and Christmas Party. Credit goes to all of our hardworking volunteers who set up and cooked for the event, and to everyone who brought delicious homemade treats to share on the night. Jump on in check out the great photos from the night taken by our resident photographer, Wayne Smith. Click here to view the full list of trophy and award winners.
Congratulations to the trophy and award winners at our annual presentation night held on 10 December 2022. Volunteer of the year Winner: Jessica Gillies. “Is always a standout and someone who helps with such a friendly and helpful manner” Nominees: Alana Johnstone: “She’s an awesome representative of the club” Wayne Simth: “Encourages and supports new and existing members” Jean Wilkinson: “Contributes to the smooth running of the club, Trials and events” Nerida O’Kell: “Nerida gives freely of her time and commits to anything the club requires volunteers for” Mark Mills: “Mark has been a hardworking and dedicated member of our club for many years and gives his time generously” Meade Oswald: “Inspiring me to have the confidence that I can do anything with my dog.” Simon Webster: “Her efforts in grant writing have injected over $40k in funding to the club.” Linda Halliwell: “She is always busy organizing things” Jumping
Applications are now open for market stallholders to join the fun at the Cairns City Kennel Club’s Open Day. The open day is part of the clubs 70th anniversary celebrations to showcase some of the fantastic activities the largest dog club in Queensland has to offer. Throughout the day we will be running regular demonstrations of our dog sports (obedience, agility, rally, scent works and flyball), opportunities to meet some of Cairns’ top winning show dogs, and plenty of opportunity for community participation with games and activities throughout the day. This is a dog friendly event and members of the public are encouraged to bring their dog and join in the fun. Stalls with dog or pet themed products or services are encouraged. However stalls selling other products are encouraged to participate, for example Beauty and Skincare Ceramics Art Fashion Accessories Plants Homewares and furniture Gourmet Goods – Honey, Jam,
UPDATE: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The current rise in COVID-19 cases in the community has meant the Management Committee has had to modify the format of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the interest of members health and safety. The meeting will go ahead on Saturday, 29 January 2022 with the following changes: The meeting will commence at 7:00 pm We will no longer be having a BBQ dinner All attendees must check-in on arrival The meeting will be held outdoors with chairs spaced to ensure social distancing – we will use the PA system to ensure everyone can hear proceedings Attendees are requested to wear a mask. As per the Cairns Show Association requirements, only double vaccinated persons are permitted on the show grounds precinct. This rule only applies to people over the age of 16 years. If you are unwell, have COVID like symptoms or are a close contact
On Friday, 17 December 2021 the Queensland Government will ease restrictions for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, refer to Queensland’s Public Health Measures linked to vaccination status. The Dogs Queensland policy, published on 3 December 2021, reflects the Queensland Government requirements, and states that all persons attending an event at an affiliated club must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Click here to download the member update to read how these restrictions apply to the CCKC. Click here to view the CCKC COVID Safety Policy.
Learn all about this exciting new sport – Scent Works. Train your dog in the basic skills to be a detection dog. Your dog will take the lead with his incredible sense of smell to locate a number of different scents. Over the 2 day workshop will learn you all about how scent behaves, how dogs sense of smell works and how you can work together to become an awesome team. Silke, your instructor is also a ANKC Scent Work judge. Bookings are essential as there are limited handler positions, if your are not ready yet to work with your dog, we also have auditor (observer) positions available Dog and handler $120 Auditor (observer) $65. Email for Silke for details [email protected] Click here to download a copy of the flyer. Click to download a copy of the registration form
As a not-for-profit community group our club is keen explore opportunities to partner with your business. For more information see Sponsorship Opportunities.
Dog sports are a great way to keep your dog engaged and motivated. Check out these great upcoming workshops. Competition agility foundation course This 4 week course, commencing on Sunday, 17 October 2021, is aimed at people wanting to enter agility competitions. Best suited to dogs over 10 months of age, we sometimes allow younger dogs with experienced handlers. Competition agility is quite different to doing agility just as a fun pastime; the focus is on handling skills rather than just negotiating equipment. Click here to download a copy of the flyer. Click here to download a copy of the enrolment form. Tracking information night and workshop The only dog sport where your dog is fully in control. A great outdoor sport where your dog has the task of tracking a scent to find someone. At the information night on Monday, 25 October 2021 at 6 pm, learn all about