The Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America Board of Trustees annual meeting was held June 23, 2016 in Reno, Nev. The AFTCA would like to inform of a few changes to be aware of.
• Individual Membership. The by-law states: “An individual membership fee must be paid to participate in AFTCA sponsored events excluding youth stakes.”
The motion was passed at the meeting that “a participant is a handler, owner(s) or kennel name included on the registration certificate with the American Field (Field Dog Stud Book) to enter and participate in an AFTCA sponsored event excluding youth stakes”. These participants (handlers and owner(s)) must have an individual ID # to enter an amateur AFTCA stake.
• The board of trustees passed a further motion to be included in all AFTCA affiliated club field trial ads. The wording in The American Field ads for every AFTCA event:
“Handlers and owners must be an individual member to enter a dog.” Please include this in your field trial ads.
The $25 individual membership fee can be purchased through the homepage of the AFTCA website. The link is right above the Tri-Tronics logo on the right side of the homepage. You can also send a payment to the AFTCA office.
Please include an email address so a receipt and your ID number can be emailed to you.
This is a June to June yearly membership no matter when you purchase the membership.
As was noted in the July 16 issue, page 20, I left for Columbus, N. D., July 11, returning to the AFTCA office in Mississippi in the middle of September. My mail will be forwarded Contact information for the summer is as follows: cell phone (662) 471-1700; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.