I hope everyone had a great hunting season and are looking forward to another successful year with RMC NAVHDA as we roll over into the 2019 training and testing season.
We had a large turnout at the Annual Meeting with great conversation. We elected 5 new faces to the board and retained 4 board members. I am really excited to work with this team. They have been dedicated to the chapter for many years and their insight and ideas to make this chapter successful for years to come is invaluable. They have been working extremely hard since the meeting to get 2019 started off right and planning the opportunities available this year. We had some great discussion regarding the Bylaws, Standing Rules and International motions. It was wonderful to see the whole membership, newly elected board members and those in attendance alike, come together to discuss, compromise, and collectively work towards decisions we felt were best for the organization as a whole as we move forward.
Steve Roberts has done a phenomenal job of updating the website since the meeting. Please check out the following links to view:
- 2019 Officers and Board of Directors and Elected Positions
- Minutes from the RMC 2019 Annual Meeting
- By-Laws updated January 2019
- 2019 Training Day Calendar
- 2019 Testing Dates
- 2019 Membership Form
I am very excited for 2019 as we are going to be implementing changes to event sign ups and the structure of training days. We will no longer be using SignUp Genius as we are transitioning to integrating sign ups on the website. Please be patient with us as we develop these new features.
I highly encourage all of our members, especially new members testing and training for the first time, to attend the February Indoor Training Day. We are going to spell out how our training days are going to operate this year. We have reached out to multiple highly successful NAVHDA Chapters across the country for some new ideas and group training styles to implement at RMC NAVHDA. They are going to be fun and focus on the tools to be a better handler and develop a more finished gundog. We also have some exciting things planned with two different clinics this year and we will announce them at the February training day as well.
I look forward to seeing everyone in February and I am excited to serve as your president in 2019.
RMC NAVHDA President
Dogs with Altitude