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Friday, February 26, 2021

Request for submissions relating to Field Officer program

Thursday, 25 February 2021

 

Dear Members,

We are currently reviewing the Frequently Asked Question webpage relating to the Field Officer program. We are seeking feedback from our members on what questions they would like to see answered.

Please take a moment to submit your questions by clicking on the link below. All submissions are anonymous and close on Sunday, 7 March 2021.

http://bit.ly/3buK4jW

Thank you

Dogs Victoria

 


UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT MCPHEE - 18 FEBRUARY, 2021

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Dear Members,
 
Re: Dog Events scheduled for 20 and 21 February 2021.
 
Dogs Victoria has reviewed the latest COVID-19 directives from the Victorian Government and advises that all events scheduled for Saturday 20 February and Sunday 21 February, including the Yarra Glen Kennel Club Championship Show and the Berwick All Breeds Kennel Club Championship Show, can proceed as advertised (subject to Regulation 7.6.8 Extreme Weather) .
 
We ask members to be mindful of the fact that the Government advice can change at very short notice if a cluster of positive COVID-19 results is recorded.
 
Dogs Victoria will keep you informed should there be any change to this advice.
 
Kind Regards
Vin McPhee
Dogs Victoria President

COVID-19 UPDATE 12 FEBRUARY 2021

Friday, 12 February 2021

Dear Members,

Due to the announcement of Stage 4 lockdown across the state of Victoria from midnight tonight Dogs Victoria would like to announce…
 
  • Dogs Victoria events scheduled for 13 & 14 February will not proceed as previously planned. The Sunshine Kennel Club championship show and the Twilight Canine Country Club championship show and neuter show (given the huge effort that each of the club committees are considered postponed rather than cancelled). An announcement will be made regarding these events when further information is available.

  • KCC Park and Bulla Exhibition Centre closed until further notice.

  • Dogs Victoria office closed for over the counter transactions until further notice.

  • Dogs Victoria staff will continue to operate with staff working remotely until further notice.
 
Members are encouraged to visit the DHHS website for the latest information on Stage 4 restrictions.
For up to date information please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call the Corona Virus Hotline on 1800 675 398.
 
Stay safe
 
Dogs Victoria

UPDATE FROM THE KCC PARK FACILITIES COMMITTEE

Monday, 8 February 2021

Dear Members,

Machinery will be operating around the old & new storage units from Monday 8, to Wednesday 10 February, 2021. Access to the zone will be restricted until Thursday 11th February.

Please do not exercise near the construction zone. 

 

Thank you for your understanding,

David Barclay
On Behalf of Dogs Victoria KCC Park Facilities Committee


COVID-19 UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT VIN MCPHEE 4 FEBRUARY 2021

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Dear Members,

 
Dogs Victoria wish to remind all members that Dogs Victoria events are subject to Victorian Government Covid-19 restrictions at the time of the event.
 
Our assessment of the Victoria Government’s restrictions as they stand at 1.00 pm 4 February, is that the Classic Dog Show (Saturday 6 February), can proceed. However, the situation can change at short notice if a cluster of infections form.
 
All members are advised to check Victorian Government COVID-19 regulations and restrictions information on the occasion a cluster develops in the coming weeks.
 
Remember, all events are scheduled to be held pending the restrictions that apply on the day.
Recent times have highlighted the responsibility of both clubs and members to remain vigilant to COVID-19 safety requirements in place at Dogs Victoria events.
 
Dogs Victoria will keep you up to date should the situation change.
 
 
Kind Regards
Vin McPhee
Dogs Victoria President

AN UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT VIN MCPHEE

Monday, 1 February 2021

Please read the recent update from Dogs Victoria President, Vin McPhee, in regards to the future of field inspections and Dogs Victoria's Applicable Organisation status. 

Read here

 

 


JOIN THE ROVING DOG SHOW COMMITTEE AND DO YOUR PART TO KEEP VICTORIA’S DOG SHOWS RUNNING

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Conducting “COVIDSafe” events for our members and canine community, has been Dogs Victoria’s major focus coming in to 2021. Our COVIDSafe Working Party have been working tirelessly with the Victorian Government and event organisers to ensure that our events comply to safety regulations due to COVID-19. The resources created by this committee are available on our website.

COVID-19 UPDATE HUB 

However, there is still much to be done and many clubs simply don’t have the resources to run their event complete with COVID Marshals, cleaners, etc., as required.  This is reflected in the number of clubs that have already applied to Management Committee to cancel their events. So, in order to get as many events as possible up and running, Management Committee has approved the creation of a temporary Roving Dog Show Committee.

So, where a club hasn’t the resources to run show, the Roving Dog Show Committee will step in and either, (1) run the entire show as a Dogs Victoria event, or (2) provide (at a per entry cost) those COVID-19 requirements the Club Committee can’t manage (such as the supply of trained Covid Marshals, entry gate officials, cleaning services and QR registration).  The preferred venue for these shows will be KCC Park as it is easier to fulfil COVID-19 regulations there. Dogs Victoria’s goal is to have at least one dog show event each weekend while the current COVID-19 restrictions apply.

To make this happen, we are calling for volunteers to join this new Roving Dog Show Committee. People with event and show organisation experience would be most welcome.

If you are interested in performing this vital service for Dogs Vic please send an email with your full name and contact details to the CovidSafe Working Party, (Simon Briggs at simonmbriggs@hotmail.com or Ron Murphy at ronofmelbourne@gmail.com).


DOGS VICTORIA ORGANISATIONAL RESTRUCTURE

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Dear Dogs Victoria Members,

I’m pleased to announce the new committee structure for Dogs Victoria for 2021. This new committee structure establishes more effective and manageable links between Dogs Victoria, Management Committee, its subcommittees and the Dogs Victoria’s Staff.

New to the structure are six major committees, each overseeing a cluster of present subcommittees, which remain.  Each of these major committees will be chaired by a member of the Management Committee which will aim to improve the flow of information, both within the cluster and back to and from the Management Committee. Each of the six committees will provide a monthly report to the Management Committee on actionable items or recommendations for decision or action.

Each committee will also be supported by Dogs Victoria staff members and will undertake the directions of the Management Committee in serving our membership base and the DV community.

View the structures here

Regards

Vin McPhee
President Dogs Victoria


CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW UPDATE: 23 & 24 JANUARY, 2021

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW UPDATE: 23 & 24 JANUARY, 2021

Unfortunately, the following shows at KCC Park have been cancelled:

  • Bass Valley Kennel Club inc Championship Show (Saturday 23 January, 2021)
  • Cranbourne Dog Club inc Championship Show (Sunday 24 January, 2021)

If you have any questions or queries, please contact our staff at office@dogsvictoria.org.au 

 


LADY BAY KENNEL CLUB INC CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW UPDATE

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Unfortunately, Mrs Sue Scholes is unable to judge group 4 Warrnambool & District Kennel & Obedience Dog Club Inc 16.1.2021 &  group 2 16.1.2021 at the Lady Bay Kennel Club Inc Championship show.

Mr Sylvano Cassingena has kindly stepped in to judge for us at both these Championship Shows.

 

 

 


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