Member Noticeboard

Victorian Canine Association Management Committee Elections 2024

08-04-2024

President Election

At the close of nominations at 4pm on Monday 8 January 2024, three nominations were received for the president position on the management committee.  On Tuesday 16 January 2024, one candidate withdrew their nomination for this position, leaving two nominations for the president position.

The scrutiny and count of ballot papers, received before the close of voting (5pm 4 April 2024) was conducted on Friday 5 April 2024 at the Victorian Electoral Commission, Level 4, 530 Collins St, Melbourne. The following first preference votes were polled by the candidates, listed below in ballot paper order:

 

Formal Ballot Papers included in count: 1479

Informal ballot Papers: 13

Total Ballot Papers: 1492

 

FROST, Peter Anthony          963

HARTFORD, Jason               516

 

Peter Anthony FROST attained an absolute majority on the first preference for the election and is therefore declared the President for a term of four years. 

 

Management Committee Election

At the close of nominations at 4pm on Monday 8 January 2024, four nominations were received for the three positions on management committee.

The scrutiny and count of ballot papers received before the close of voting (5pm 4 April 2024) was conducted on Friday 5 April 2024 at the Victorian Electoral Commission, Level 4, 530 Collins St, Melbourne.  The following first preference votes were polled by the candidates, listed below in ballot paper order:

Formal Ballot Papers included in count: 1483

Informal ballot Papers: 8

Total Ballot Papers: 1491

Quota: 371

 

HIGGINS, Mike                       386     

KEENAN, Julie                       451     

HARTFORD, Jason                403     

PARK, Mal                              243                 

Following the distribution of ballot papers and pursuant to Rule 2.74 of the VCA Inc Rules, I hereby certify the result of the election and declare the following six candidates elected.

Julie KEENAN                        1st elected       Four year term

Jason HARTFORD                 2nd elected       Four year term

Mike HIGGINS                        3rd elected       Four year term

  

Sally Leung

Returning Officer

 

 

Dogs Victoria's submission - Animal Care and Protection Bill

04-04-2024

Dogs Victoria has offered its submission to the Animal Care and Protection Bill. To read through Dogs Victoria's submission, please click here.

Prior submissions have also been included in our report from 2020 and 2022.

Dogs Victoria Constitution 1.5.35

04-04-2024

Dear Members,

I would clarify that as required by the Dogs Victoria Constitution 1.5.35, Dogs Victoria will publish the Dogs Victoria Annual Report in the month of April 2024, which contains 30 days, and is the month preceding the Annual General Meeting, scheduled for 22/5/24.

For member reference the relevant section of the Constitution is which reads as follows

DOGS VICTORIA CONSTITUTION

1.5 POWERS OF MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

.35 (As amended 5.11.92, 20.4.94, 26.11.96 and 15.8.16)

To publish in the VCA Gazette in the month preceding the Annual General Meeting of that year:

.1  a detailed audited Income and Expenditure Account of the VCA for the year ended 31st December in the preceding year (including a detailed schedule in the Notes to the Accounts of the various individual categories of expenditure which, either singly or aggregated, exceed $500 and which are incorporated in the total for Sundry Expenses) and a detailed audited balance sheet as at that date and annual reports of the President and the Chairpersons of other Committees;

.2 an Income and Expenditure Budget and Cash Flow Budget for the current year ending 31st December, such Budgets to include all proposed new capital works expenditure, proposed expenditure on new projects undertaken or to be undertaken during the current year and the funding of same; and

.3 an Expenditure Budget and Cash Flow Budget for the period 1st January to 31st March in the year following the current financial year, showing all proposed new capital works expenditure, proposed expenditure on new projects undertaken during the period and funding of same.

Regards

Jason

Dogs Australia Official Judges Contracts - Updated

27-03-2024

Dogs Australia have updated the official Dogs Australia judges contract form.

The official judges contract form is available from the Dogs Victoria website in the below link

https://dogsvictoria.org.au/forms/judges-forms-contracts/

We remind all affiliates when sending your judges contract form to the Dogs Victoria office, you will need to use the current form ONLY and we require all three pages.

2024-2025 Membership Notices

22-03-2024

Dear Members,

Notices for the 2024-2025 membership period (with new common renewal due date of 31 March 2024) have now been issued by email through our new online renewal portal. 
Members without a registered email address or on request have been posted their notices to their nominated postal address.

Please contact our Office on (03) 9788 2500 or by email office@dogsvictoria.org.au if you haven't received your renewal notice.

 

PFAS Capping Works due for completion by 1/4/24

12-03-2024

Dear Members,

 

Dogs Victoria – PFAS Capping Works due for completion by 1/4/24 as per EPA EAN-00006255-1 will be delivered for Dogs Victoria late W/C 11/3/24 and take approx. 7-12 days to complete.

 

In order for the capping works to be completed, there will be some additional truck deliveries of clay material onto site late W/C 11/3 and movement of fill material from the rear development batter (ie downslope of hill) along Rodds Drain.

 

These works will not impact on any of the current areas of KCC Park used by Members.

 

Frankston City Council and EPA have been updated and are aware of this schedule.

 

Regards

 

Jason

 

Membership billing for common annual renewal date

06-02-2024

From 6th February all members with a registered email address will receive their first full annual renewal notice by email for membership to run between dates 01 April 2024 – 31 March 2025. Memberships that don't have an email address registered will continue to receive a posted renewal notice.
Members that have received a pro-rata renewal notice that has held due dates in January or February will require payment to align with the new billing dates.

Invoices received by email can be paid directly through the link in the email provided, this does not require sign up or logging into the new portal. Alternatively, you can log in to the new portal to review your contact details as well as accessing your invoice.

Please see our Frequently asked questions about the new renewal platform https://www.dogsvictoria.org.au/media/5947/dv-membee-faq.pdf

For feedback or queries please email in the first instance to office@dogsvictoria.org.au

Pedigree Lookup on Dogs Victoria Website

12-01-2024

As we are now live with Membee for membership renewals, the links for the Member Portal and Membership Click Here on the website have changed to redirect to the new platform.


The former renewal site allowed members to use a pedigree lookup feature to search for registered Dogs Australia (ANKC) dogs which is still available however this is now named ‘pedigree lookup’ which can be found under Members heading on the website. A link in the text on the page will take you to the old login site where you can continue using this feature. All references to renewing memberships on the old site have been deactivated.  

 

If you have any questions, please email office@dogsvictoria.org.au

 

 

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