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It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of one of our Life Members , Brenda Wilson. She was 89 years young and had been suffering with cancer for some years.

Brenda joined the club in 2002 with her Kelpie , Bess. Every Sunday she drove to the club an hour drive from her home in Stroud . Brenda was a real asset to the club, she worked on the Committee, our trials, and was an Instructor for many years. She was awarded Life Member in 2012. Although suffering with cancer Brenda still made a trip to the club just last year to bring donations for the Christmas raffle and to check in on everyone.

Before Brenda came to Australia she was an Air Traffic Controller in England.

Brenda was very community minded and apart from the Dog Club, she was on many Committees including Driver Reviver, and the Rural Fire Brigade. She was not just on the committees but was very active in activities run by the organisations she was a member of such as manning the Driver Reviver Vans and well into her 80s she would be up the mountains or where ever else needed actually fighting the fires. Brenda had much love for everyone.

Brenda loved her garden, she is now working in God’s Garden. Rest In Peace, Beautiful Lady, I love you.

Helen

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So we are back this coming Sunday 24th October.

Note:

Everyone who attends will need to show proof of double vaccination and follow all Covid rules that are in place. This includes social distancing.

Please be nice as we have to follow health regulations if we want to resume training.

Classes 2, 3, 4, 5 on the field at 8:30am, Classes 1A, 1B on the field at 9:45am

Members from our August beginners who have not yet shown proof of their dogs vaccination record please ensure you bring it as you cannot start with out it.

Hope to see you Sunday.

MDOC Committee

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Please Note the following information concerning our return to training.

Maitland Council has notified the Committee that before we can return to training certain documents have to be filed and accepted by council. These will be filed this week but we will have to await a reply from Council.

The Committee anticipate being able to resume training on Sunday 24th October. A message will go on our face book page when we know more.

Covid rules will be in place with limited Members allowed on the field at one time, social distancing, and at this time you will need to show proof of double vaccination.

Please understand these rules are from NSW Health and although you may not agree with them the club has to abide by the rules. So please be nice.

Obedience Classes from 24th October

Classes 2, 3 and 4 start at 8.30am

Classes 1A and 1B start at 9.45am. 1A are the Members who joined at the beginning of August. For those who still needed to show the proof of your dogs vaccination please ensure you bring this with you.

Names are now being taken for the November beginners class. This is the last intake for 2021 and there will be a limited number of spaces available.

Puppy School November Puppy School is now full due to limited numbers permitted.

This is the last Puppy School for 2021

On behalf of the Maitland Dog Obedience Club Committee stay safe and hopefully we will see you 24th October.

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We are currently assessing the situation with respect to the latest NSW re-opening plans.

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Yet again, it is with regret that Maitland Dog Obedience Club committee made the tough decision today to CANCEL our upcoming Triple RATG Trial scheduled for 18-19 September, 2021. With the fluctuating number of active cases of Covid in the community and the uncertainty of lockdown restrictions, it is exceptionally difficult to ensure a safe event.

Foremost on our minds is the health and safety of our members, the dog trialling community and the wider community. We have made the decision to cancel, to provide a little bit of certainty in these uncertain times.

All entry fees will be refunded by mail or the OzEntries portal. Please be patient whilst these refunds are processed, we will endeavour to complete this process as quickly as practicable. We hope to see you all in 2022.

Take care everyone!

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