From the ADAA Chair … December 2015

CathyMy apologies for a considerable period without Chair reports. Here is a bit of a wrap up of happenings from the past 12 months and to look forward to the upcoming year.

IFCS World Agility Championships 2016 – Congratulations to Mal Williams for his appointment as Judge at the IFCS WAC to be held in Netherlands, following acceptance of his nomination by ADAA. Mal is the third ADAA Judge to preside at a WAC. Congratulations also to Steve Drinkwater for his continuing role as Secretary-General of the IFCS.

Volunteers – ADAA is extremely appreciative of its volunteers. These range from the Board of Directors (who give up many hours to keep the organisation running smoothly and meet its obligations), Judges (who spend many hour designing courses and then forego their own runs in order that others may compete), administrative support (mail, banking, medallion stakes results, titles, memberships), Sub-Committees (National Grand Prix, Competitions), looking after ADAA equipment ….. plus much more.

At this time I would like to thank Billie O’Connor for her contribution to the ADAA Board for the past four years. Billie has decided to step down from the Board but will continue her role coordinating ADAA Handler awards and will also continue to contribute to ADAA in many ways. We wish her well in her new work role.

Major Prize Draw – Congratulations to Jody Brown, ADAA Judge, for being drawn as the key volunteer to win the Major Prize Draw of a trip to the World Agility Championships 2016 or 2017.

Equipment – ADAA purchased fully rubberised contact equipment and new hurdles for use at its NSW competitions. We have also invested in rubberised contact equipment, new jumps and other equipment to be held in Tamworth so that all is on hand for our premier event of the year, the National Grand Prix. Thank you to to members who helped with the construction, transport and update of this equipment.

ADAA support of clubs and members – The Board of Directors has confirmed its continued support of ADAA members and clubs by striking an agreement with, and paying K9 Entries, for ADAA clubs to have access to the online entries facility. More particularly, now that the two entities have signed a confidentiality of information, this provides with ADAA with the opportunity to ensure that the data held in the K9 entries database matches with ADAA’s official information.

May you cherish your time and enjoy your training with your dog and achieve your goals.

Cathy Slot
ADAA Chair