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    • 24th August 2015
    • Rockhampton Dog Obedience Club Obedience Trial 26 Sep - Change of Judge

    • Rockhampton Dog Obedience Club Obedience Trial 26 Aug - Change of Judge

      Please note that for the Rockhampton Dog Obedience Club Obedience Trial being held at Duthie Park, Marsh Ave, North Rockhampton on Saturday 26 August 2015, the Judge, Mrs T Young has been replaced by Mr W Patterson.


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    • 21st August 2015
    • Notice of Special General Meeting 14-09-15

    • Special General Meeting 14 September 2015

      NOTICE is hereby given that a SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS of the Canine Control Council (Queensland) Limited will be held in the Function Room, Dogs Queensland Sports Grounds, King Avenue, Durack at 7:00pm on Monday 14 September 2015. All Members have a right to appoint a proxy under Clauses 55-59 of the CCC(Q) Ltd Constitution.

      The Board of Directors gives notice of a Special Resolution (a Special Resolution is a resolution that needs to be passed by at least seventy five percent (75%) of members present at a General Meeting) to amend the CCC(Q) Ltd Constitution in accordance with Clause 70 of the Constitution reproduced below;

      70 Amendments to the Constitution

      70.1 Subject to the Act, this Constitution may be amended only if:

      (1) a Special Resolution is passed at a General Meeting that a proposed constitutional amendment be put to members for a vote; and

      (2) seventy five percent (75%) of all members who vote, vote in favour of the proposed amendment at a subsequent ballot.

      The Special General Meeting has been called in line with a written request received as per Constitutional Clause 49.1 (2) and Members are given notice as per Constitutional Clause 50.1 reproduced below;

      49 Special General Meetings

      49.1 The Secretary must call a Special General Meeting (SGM) upon:

      (1) being directed to call the meeting by the Board; or

      (2) being given a written request signed by one hundred (100) members of the CCCQ Ltd.

      49.2 A request for a SGM must state:

      (1) why the SGM is being called; and

      (2) the business to be conducted at the meeting.

      49.3 A SGM must be held within two (2) months after the date the Secretary receives a request for a SGM in accordance with this clause 49.

      49.4 If the Secretary is unable or unwilling to call a SGM within two (2) months, then the President must call the meeting.

      50 Notice of all General Meetings

      50.1 The Secretary must give at least twenty one (21) days’ notice of the General Meeting to each member of the CCCQ Ltd.

      50.2 If the Secretary is unable or unwilling to give notice of the meeting, the President must give notice of the meeting.

      50.3 The notice of a General Meeting must set out the place, date and time for the meeting and, if the meeting is to be held in two (2) or more places, the technology that will be used.

      50.4 A notice of a General Meeting must state the business to be conducted at the meeting. If a Special Resolution is to be proposed at the meeting, the notice is to set out an intention to propose the Special Resolution and its content.

      50.5 A notice of a General Meeting must contain a statement that the members have a right to appoint a proxy;

      50.6 The accidental omission to give notice of any General Meeting or the non-receipt of the notice by any person entitled to receive notice of a General Meeting does not invalidate the proceedings at, or any resolution passed at the meeting.

      In addition to the above Resolution, the Special General Meeting will also deal with a second item of business in line with a written request received as per Constitutional Clause 49.1 (2) above.

      I reproduce below the relevant clauses in regards to the removal of a Dogs Queensland Director;

      33.5 Before a vote of members is taken about removing the Director from office, the Board of Directors member must be given a full and fair opportunity to address the meeting and to show cause why he / she should not be removed from office.

      33.6 If seventy five percent (75%) of members present at a Special General Meeting determine that a Director ought to be removed, then the Board of Directors member ceases forthwith to be a member of the Board of Directors.

      33.7 A Director of the Board of Directors has no right of appeal against his removal at a Special General Meeting but may stand at the next election if otherwise eligible.

      Item 1 – Special Resolution to amend the Constitution (Petition available below)

      We, the undersigned members of CCCQ Ltd, request that Mr Rob Harrison, the Secretary of CCCQ Ltd call a Special General Meeting for the purpose of the members of CCCQ Ltd to elect the President and Vice Presidents of CCCQ Ltd rather than the current position requiring the Board to elect the President and Vice Presidents.

      The vote for President, Snr Vice President and Jnr Vice President by the members should commence at the next Election of Board Directors to coincide with those elections.

      Should the members vote to elect their own President, Senior Vice President and Junior Vice President? And win this vote; I then also submit the following as a guide to be used in this process.

      (1) By the deletion of the existing clause 28.3 and the insertion of the following clause in its stead:


      (a)        At the next AGM, members of CCCQ Limited present in persons or by proxy shall elect one President and two Vice-Presidents from the members of the Board. The President and Vice-Presidents elected at that and subsequent relevant AGMs shall be elected for a term of two (2) years.

      (b)        The retiring President and Vice-Presidents may offer themselves for re-election upon expiry of their terms.'

      (c)        Voting shall take place on the basis of 'first past the post'. In the case of the election of the Vice-Presidents, persons eligible to vote will be entitled to cast votes for up to two (2) candidates and the two (2) candidates with the highest number of votes will be elected. A tie in votes for any position will be determined by the drawing of lots. Any position not filled will be treated as a casual vacancy.

      Item 2 – Vote of No Confidence in Director Lionel Blumel (Petition available below)

      We, the undersigned members of CCCQ Ltd, request that Mr Rob Harrison, the Secretary of CCCQ Ltd call a Special General Meeting for the purpose of the members of CCCQ Ltd to put a Vote of No Confidence in Director Lionel Blumel.

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      Note 1: All Financial Members are entitled to attend the SGM and vote at the SGM. Any renewing Members from 2014 who are yet to pay their 2015 Renewal Fees may only attend the SGM but may not vote at the SGM.

      Note 2: All Financial Members unable to attend have the right to appoint a proxy in accordance with Clauses 55 – 59 of the CCC(Q) Ltd Constitution; this Proxy Form is available from the Dogs Queensland Website.

      For an appointment of a proxy for a meeting of the CCC(Q) Ltd’s members to be effective, the following documents must be received by the Secretary at least forty eight (48) hours before the meeting;

      (1)         the proxy’s appointment; and

      (2)         if the appointment is signed or otherwise authenticated by the appointer’s attorney, the authority under which the appointment was signed or authenticated or a certified copy of the authority.

      To download a Proxy Form, please CLICK HERE.

      Please CLICK HERE to view the original Petitions.

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    • 20th August 2015
    • Tully Champ Shows 22/23 Aug - Change of Judge

    • Tully Champ Shows 22/23 Aug - Change of Judge

      Please be advised that for the Tully & District Kennel Club Championship Shows being held at the Tully Showgrounds, Murray St, Tully on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 August, the Judge, Mr I Smith (NZ) has been replaced by Mr D Staines (Qld) due to illness.


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    • 29th July 2015
    • Important Message from the RNA for Ekka Exhibitors

    • Important Message from the RNA for Ekka Exhibitors

      Please refer to the information below for Exhibitors at the RNA Show (Ekka):

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      2015 Royal Queensland Show
      Champion Canine Competition
      IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO EXHIBITORS

      Dear Exhibitor

       

      Due to ill health, both Mr Manuel Borges (Portugal) and Dr Zaur Agabeyli (Azerbaijan) are unable to Judge at the Canine Competition at this year’s Royal Queensland Show.

      Mr Antoan Hlebarov from Bulgaria will be replacing the judging schedule that was assigned to Mr Manuel Borges and Mr Fernando Caceres from Honduras will replace Dr Zaur Agabeyli and judge his assigned schedule except for the Feature Terrier Specialty Show. For more information on these judges please see below.


      Mrs Karen Wilson (USA) will now judge the Feature Terrier Specialty Show and Mr Alfredo Gomez (Colombia) will now judge the Australian Terrier breed prior to the commencement of Group 3 judging on Monday 10 August.

      Mr Fernando Caceres (Honduras)

      Mr Caceres has been an active member of the Kennel Association of Honduras since 1987. The following year he was accepted to the FCI.  He has also participated in the creation of clubs affiliated to the Association Honduras with much success and is currently the President of the Kennel Association of Honduras and President of UNCACEN.

      Mr Caceres is the proud founder of Marichal's Kennel Breeder of the following breeds: Cocker Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, Pekingese, Boxer, Doberman, German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Fila Brasileiro Pincher Miniature and French Poodle. Over the 30 years of being a dog fancier, he has bred several champion offspring Hondurans. Mr Caceres is currently breeding Rottweilers’.

      He has had the honour of judging at the following national, international and specialized exhibitions in the following countries, United States (Houston), El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Panama, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Brazil and Honduras.

      Mr Antoan Hlebarov (Bulgaria)

      Mr Hlebarov has worked in the field of Cynology since 1990. He has been a BRFC judge since 1994 and is also member of the FCI Agility Commission. Over his judging career he has judged various competitions in countries such as Russia, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Brazil, and recently in Australia.

      Mr Hlebarov is particularly interested in Cynology activities such as Agility, Flyball and Freestyle. He is founder of the Afghan Hounds National Cynology Club, president of Sofia Cynology Society and member of the World Dog Press Association since 2006. He has also established the Junior Handler Club at the National Children’s Palace, where he still teaches. Mr. Hlebarov hosts a lot of handling courses and Master Classes in Europe and serves as a system administrator for the Doggy Chatting Room internet forum.

      For more information please feel free to contact me.

      Sincerely,

      Kelly Barnett
      Royal Queensland Show
      Competition & Events Coordinator
      07 3253 3934
      kbarnett@royalqueenslandshow.com.au

       

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    • 28th July 2015
    • Southside Dog Obedience Club Rally-O Trial 20 Sep

    • Southside Dog Obedience Club Rally-O Trial 20 Sep

      There has been some confusion over the date for the Southside Dog Obedience Rally-O Trial being held at Daw Rd, Runcorn. The Trial will be held on Sunday 20 September 2015, with Trial entries closing on 4 September.

      Please CLICK HERE if you wish to view the Show Schedule for this page only from the updated Dog World magazine on this website.

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    • 28th July 2015
    • Rockhampton Dog Obedience Club Obedience Trials 1 & 2 Aug Update

    • Rockhampton Dog Obedience Club Obedience Trials 1 & 2 Aug Update

      Please note that for the Rockhampton Dog Obedience Club double Obedience Trials being held at Duthie Park, Marsh Ave, Rockhampton on Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 August 2015, the Trials are called the William Munster Memorial Trials.

      The Club has advised its sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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    • 17th June 2015
    • Burnett KC Champ Show 30 Aug - Gen Specials Judge Change

    • Burnett KC Champ Show 28 Aug - Gen Specials Judge Change

      Please note that for the Burnett Kennel Club Inc Championship Show being held at the Wondai Showgrounds, Baynes St, Wondai on Sunday 30 August, the General Specials Judge will be Mrs P Douglas (NZ), not Mr G Kerr as advertised. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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    • 17th June 2015
    • Durack Sports Grounds Camping Policy

    • Durack Sports Grounds Camping Policy

      You may be aware that Dogs Queensland currently allows its members to camp at the Durack Dogs Queensland Sports Grounds (the Showgrounds). We are happy to provide this service to our members as we feel that it helps to strengthen the sense of community among members by helping to build lasting friendships as well as adding to the overall enjoyment that our members experience, particularly during show days.

      Dogs Queensland has been granted a limited approval from the Brisbane City Council (BCC) to allow camping at the Showgrounds. Further details of the BCC-issued camping approval and the requirements that must be complied with by members who choose to camp at the Showgrounds can be found in the Dogs Queensland Tent Camping Policy and Guidelines (Camping Policy). Please CLICK HERE to view a copy of the Camping Policy.

      While we encourage our members to camp at the Showgrounds, we require that members wishing to do so understand the following:

      1. The BCC camping approval granted to Dogs Queensland only allows for a maximum of 20 designated camping sites at the Showgrounds. We are unable to accommodate any additional camping sites at the Showgrounds and we therefore advise members wishing to camp to book early to secure your spot.

      2. Members wishing to camp at the Showgrounds must do so within the designated camping area advised by Dogs Queensland and as set out in the Camping Policy.

      3. Dogs Queensland is currently only able to offer tent camping to its members. Under the terms of the BCC camping approval, we are unable by law to allow any vehicle camping (such as Caravans, Camper Vans, Winnebagos etc.) at the Showgrounds. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. Dogs Queensland will make a further statement after the July Board Meeting in regards to the potential next stage and further development of the camping area.

      4. Members who choose to tent camp outside of the designated area, or to camp in a vehicle will do so at their own risk and Dogs Queensland will not be liable for any loss suffered by those members. Additionally, as this will be in breach of the BCC camping approval granted to Dogs Queensland, members who do so may put Dogs Queensland at risk of losing its current BCC approval and jeopardise future applications for BCC camping approvals.

      We encourage all members considering camping at Durack in future to read the Camping Policy and to contact us if you have any questions.

      Dogs Queensland extends its appreciation for your understanding and cooperation.

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    • 15th June 2015
    • RAFT 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

    • RAFT 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

      Please CLICK HERE to view a document from ANKC Ltd that details the people and dogs inducted into the RAFT Hall of Fame for 2015.

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    • 10th June 2015
    • Rockhampton Obedience Trials 13 June - Start Time Amendment

    • Rockhampton Obedience Trials 13 June - Start Time Amendment

      The Rockhampton Dog Obedience Club Obedience, Agility, Jumpers & Games Trials are being held at Duthie Park, Marsh Ave, North Rockhampton on Saturday 13 June 2015. Judging for the Obedience Trial will now commence at 4:00pm, with vetting at 3:30pm. This is the same time as for the Agility Trials.

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