Well, the 2021 DogsNT AGM is done and dusted, and I am thrilled to find myself re-elected back into the Presidents chair for another 2-year term. We also welcomed back Clare Flattum as Treasurer. Clare does a wonderful job even though she has to do everything for the membership remotely as she lives in the NT’s legendary ‘Red Centre’ town - Alice Springs.
The 2021 DogsNT AGM reports and paperwork are all available from the DogsNT website and a big thank you to the 5x members who stepped up to volunteer and nominated in the Councillor election. Thank you also to Steve Beckett for his input and time as a Councillor over successive terms - and I would like to extend congratulations to Deborah Brackenreg and Nikki Jones on their re-election and welcome back onto the Council, Emma Carter, who joins us again after a break.
The ‘Dry’ Season has well and truly arrived in the Top End and the winter frost will soon be appearing in Alice Springs. This can only mean one thing - the famous NT Circuit will soon be upon us and, COVID-19 permitting, we shall soon be enjoying Agility, Obedience, Rally and Gundog Trials PLUS the NT’s inaugural Trick Dog Tests! This combined with the busy NT Show season (which even includes a Specialty Gundog Show!), the next few months will be full-on, extremely exciting and involve lots of fun with our amazing dogs.
On behalf of the DogsNT Council and membership, I would like to welcome all the ‘NT circuit’ visitors, old and new – we hope you enjoy your ‘Never Never’ experience, make lots of new Territorian dog-loving friends, and take away many wonderful memories, ribbons, and photos of your trip.
Looking forward to a great NT season and returning to some semblance of normality - hope to catch up with you all out and about at dog shows,
DogsNT | President