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NRCC Secretary Job Posting

The National Retriever Club of Canada is seeking a Secretary to the Board of Directors for a two year term.

The National Retriever Club of Canada (NRCC) is a corporation registered under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and member of the Canadian Kennel Club.  The mission of the corporation is: To promote, facilitate and further the interests of the National Retriever Championship stake and the National Amateur Retriever Championship stake, purebred retrievers and the retriever field trial sport in Canada.

If you are familiar with Retriever Trials, have administrative experience, enjoy working with others, including  Board of Directors, Member Clubs, and outside agencies, we want  to hear from you!

 Please review the Job Description and send us (the Board Executive) your application letter outlining your experience, including administrative experience and technical skills

Successful candidates will be interviewed by the Board Executive.

Email application letter to:  executive@nrcc-canada.com

Job Description:   NRCC Secretary

Reporting to the President, the Secretary provides the integral role of coordination and communication between members, the Board, and outside agencies. They often act as an information and reference point for the Executive, standing committee members, researching and clarifying practices and decisions, confirming legal requirements, and maintaining relevant documentation.

The Secretary works closely with the NRCC Executive, Treasurer, Directors, Host Club, and Web Administrator.   The Secretary is the point of contact for Field Trial Secretaries to support and assist with items such as  event applications, or the Retriever Results Reporting System data entry.

The workload fluctuates during the year, however averages approximately 8 - 10 hours per month.

Key areas of responsibilities include:

  • Membership – maintain list and contact information for club executives, field trial secretaries, and delegates; communicate annual renewal and notices to member clubs.
  • Meetings – schedule, prepare agendas and take minutes for all executive, standing committees, directors, and annual members meeting.
    • Annual members meeting – solicit and maintain list of member delegates and proxies.
    • Directors’ meetings are held four times per year (February, May, August, December); the Executive meets prior to each Director meeting, and the Annual meeting is in January.
    • There are five Standing Committees which meet twice per year (Sponsorship, Governance, Finance, Communications, and National Championship).
    • Other meetings may be convened on an ad hoc basis.
  • Director Nominations – send notification to member clubs (including link to nomination form) in September to solicit nominations for Annual Members Meeting.
  • National Judge Selection - send notification to member clubs (including link to nomination form) in September to solicit nominations and forward to the National Committee when received.
  • Forms & Filings – file Corporate Canada Annual return, CKC membership and directors update, Top Retriever statistics are sent to CKCat the end of the calendar year, and work with the Web Administrator to ensure all website forms and links are up to date.
  • Administration – maintain all files, correspondence, and documents on the NRCC Shared Google Drive.
    • Maintain email distribution lists for Field Trial Secretaries, Member Clubs, and Directors.
    • Receive all NRCC correspondence and either reply or forward to the appropriate individual to respond.
    • Insurance – ensure NRCC General Liability and Directors & Officers insurance is renewed with appropriate named or additional insured added (ie Purina) each year. Certificates of insurance must be forwarded to sponsors by January of each year.
  • Sponsor Recognition – on April 1 of each year, prepare the new sponsor catalogue insert for Field Trial Secretaries, including distribution to Canuck Dogs.
  • National Retriever Championship – work closely with the National Committee and Host Club:
    • Receive Host Club Applications and/or prepare documents: letter of intent, proposal, letter of undertaking.
    • Prepare National judges’ acceptance letters.
    • Prepare CKC National event application and judges’ applications, and ensure confirmations are received and forwarded to the field trial secretary.
    • Submit CKC National results, entry forms, fees, catalogues (marked & unmarked).
    • For National Event order or arrange for: pins & engraving, perpetual trophies, keeper trophies, ribbons, table banner, judge’s paddle.  Confirm with sponsor liaison that banners are received by the Host Club.
      • Work with National Reporter to ensure winner and finalist photos meet sponsor obligations, and National article is completed and sent to Retriever News.
    • Website and Field Trial Schedule Support - the Secretary should have the skills to assist the Web Administrator with website maintenance, posting announcements, maintaining the field trial schedule, and updating results links, if needed.
    • Technical Skills – the Secretary will be required to use the following software and/or tools:
      • Google Workspace for Non-profits, which includes Shared Drive, Gmail, Calendar, Meet, and Admin Console.
      • Zoom Meetings
      • Familiar with Microsoft software such as Word and Excel or Google Sheets and Docs
      • Adobe Acrobat Professional

Honorarium: TBD (under review)

Work Environment:  The position requires the ability to work remotely (with reliable internet) across all time zones and supply their own desktop computer or laptop.  Most software is cloud-based, and any proprietary or special software will be provided by the NRCC.

Year at a glance:

January February March April May June July August September October November December
Annual Members Meeting Directors Meeting Directors Meeting Directors Meeting Director Meeting
Committee meetings Committee meetings
Prepare judges’ acceptance letters Distribute Sponsor recognition insert Order pins, trophies, ribbons, etc for National National Event National Event Application National Judge Panel Application Follow up with CKC re: event /judge application
CKC Directors update (form) Send Directors Nomination forms to member clubs (follow  month end) AMM Notice to member clubs Member renewal notice
Certificate of insurance to named insureds (Purina, etc) Corporate Canada filing D & 0 Insurance renewal Send National Judge Nomination forms to member clubs (follow  month end) Send Proxy & Delegate forms to member clubs Renew General Liability Insurance
Top Retrievers to CKC

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New FTCH-AFTCH “Rainey”

We are pleased to announce that with her Open win at York Retriever Field Trial Club our Rainey is now FTCH AFTCH Davadar’s Mother Of The Blues.

Darlene & David Broomhead

CDC Importation Rules – Impact on Canadian Breeders

The National Retriever Club of Canada strongly encourages the Field Trial community to
support our valued sponsors. Our extra effort is especially important when
circumstances change, and businesses encounter unexpected challenges.

Case in point, at the present time, is the recently announced regulation changes by the
U.S. CDC to their dog importation rules. While these rules may have some affect on
some of you as competitors, the major impact will be on the Canadian Breeders such as
our sponsor Club Mead Labradors, and their ability to export puppies to their U.S. customers. While
the CDC decision may not be swayed by a few Field Trial enthusiasts we can have an
impact at the local level. Make people aware of the situation being encountered and
wherever possible encourage them to Buy Local, Buy Canadian.

We recognize that there has been some movement and change to the regulations as
originally announced. On June 5 th some points were relaxed, which gives us hope that
further changes will be agreed to, albeit it may take some time. We support the efforts of
both CKC and CFIA to bring about further modifications.

On behalf of the NRCC Executive,

Doug Shepherd,

President

New FTCH and AFTCH Titles

Many dogs and handlers are off to a great start so far this year earning new FTCH and AFTCH titles!  Scoll through the lists below to see who’s earned what.

Congratulations to this weekends title earners – Ron Bischke & Bulrush Budlight of Nighthaven, and Scott Anderson & Razor’s NX Generation!

If you have a milestone to share send us a note and a picture – Click Here

AFTCH FTCH "Tosh"

 
 

Remembering Daniel Lapalme

"A fellow retriever enthusiast, competitor, judge, wonderful human being passed yesterday May 10. Daniel Lapalme.
I met him through emails 10-15 yrs ago when he lived in ON, wanting that special pup and just wanted to chit chat with breeders. He found Ranger and they had and incredible journey together. I found out he passed in a group field text and he was supposed to judge but didn't show up. Condolences to his family and pray Ranger finds a wonderful home. RIP - you had a huge heart for dogs and the retriever community."
Barb Loree

Remembering Glenn Norton

Another sad day in the field trial community to lose yet another friend, Glenn Norton.   Glenn and wife Ilham lived in Fort Saskatchewan, AB and were generous supporters of the game, and Glenn was active for many years running dogs.  If you ever met Glenn, you remembered him as a 'larger than life' character!  Condolences to Ilham and family.

Remembering Scott Adams

In memory of Scott Adams

It is with great sadness we recognise the passing of Scott Adams.

Scott was gracious in sharing his time and knowledge with many and was a faithful supporter of the NPRTC. As a cornerstone of the NPRTC, Scott held many executive positions over the years securing training & trialing grounds and chaired numerous trials. His keen dog sense was sought after, judging trials throughout Canada and across the border at AKC events.

Scott was a dedicated student of the retriever training game, and graciously shared his expertise with many. Accomplishments and trial wins were plentiful, but culminated with Scott winning the 2011 Canadian National Amateur with Blue, NAFTCH-FTCH-Mjolnir Bluebill of Allanport.

Thank you Scott, for all that you did for our club. Your influence will carry forward indefinitely.

NPRTC sends our heartfelt condolences to Scott’s family, Liz, Robert and Jack. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday April 24 5:30 - 8:30PM at Pleasantview Funeral Home, 2000 Merritville Hwy, Thorold L0S 1E0

B Hoover Custom Calls

The NRCC is excited to welcome B Hoover Custom Calls as a new sponsor for 2024!

They are donating six of their custom whistles to the National Retriever Championship in North Bay.  Check out their Facebook page and see some of their exquisite work.

2024 NRCC Sponsors

The National Retriever Club of Canada is pleased to announce it’s 2024 sponsors.

Gold Level

Pro Plan & Garmin

Silver Level

Club Mead Labradors & Avery Sporting Dogs / Banded

Bronze Level

Dogtra

Friends of the All Age Stakes

Dakota Creek Retrievers, Kent Cartridge, Canadian Waterfowl Suppliers, & B Hoover Custom Calls

The NRCC values it’s continued partnership with Retriever Results and Retriever News.

Field Trial Secretaries, please download the sponsor page insert (from the links below) for the field trial catalogue.

Sponsor page insert for field trial catalogues

Remembering all those fantastic friends who are here only in our memories

Remembering all those fantastic friends who are here only in our memories. Jim Nichols

AFTCH BJ’S NORTHERN TUNDRA 2012-2024

Loved dearly by Jim Nichols

Nighthaven’s Bulrush Max

Condolences to Ron Bischke on the loss of Nighthaven’s Bulrush Max, at only 8 years old.

 


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