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Dogs SA Council Nominations

COUNCIL NOMINATIONS

Nominations are hereby called from members of the Association for election to the Council of the Association. Any person who is a financial member of the Association at the time of nomination may nominate for election to one of more Offices on the Council in accordance with the SACA Constitution Section 11(7)(a)&(b).

Election (1)

(1)  President
For a term of three years and to retire at the end of that term but to be eligible for re-election for that office or any other office

2) Five Councillors
Five persons to be elected as ordinary members of Council for a term of three years and to retire at the end of that term but to be eligible for re-election for that office or any other office when vacant and available

Election (2)
To fill the vacancy left due to the resignation of one Councillor

(1)  Councillor
For a term of two years to retire at the end of that term but to be eligible for re-election for that office or any other office

Any candidate for election must have been a member of the Association for a period of not less than four (4) years prior to the nomination date.

Nomination forms are available from Dogs SA Office, Cromwell Road, Kilburn (PO Box 844, Prospect East SA 5082) and the Returning Officer, Mr W Turner, 22 North Street, Collinswood SA 5081
(Email wayneturner@cajebiconsulting.com.au)

The nominee and two proposers must all be financial members of the Association. The nominee must be financial at the time of voting.

Members who are accepted for nomination for election to the Council in the 2022 election are invited to submit a short resume outlining their experience with canine related activities and any other business, management, skills, or knowledge relevant to their abilities to make substantial contributions to the Dogs SA Council. Candidates may provide for publication a ¼ page publicity sheet, with a photograph (supplied via email by the candidate) if desired. This will be published at no cost to the candidate. Copy is to be forwarded to the Dogs SA Office by 08 November 2021.

Nominations are to be sent direct to the Returning Officer, Mr W Turner, 22 North Street, Collinswood SA 5081 or Email wayneturner@cajebiconsulting.com.au by the person nominating – NOT THE DOGS SA OFFICE

NOMINATIONS CLOSE ON FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER 2021 AT 4.00PM 

NOMINATIONS FOR COUNCIL
With nominations being called for in September/October 2021 for the election in February 2022 for half the officers of the South Australian Canine Association (SACA) Council, required to serve for a three-year term and one Councillor for a two-year term, it is relevant to provide the following information for interested members.

SACA (trading as Dogs SA) is a member of the Australian National Kennel Council Ltd (ANKC) and is the controlling canine body for the State. It is responsible for matters relating to breeding standards, the registration and exhibition of pure-bred dogs as well as the promotion and encouragement of recreational, sporting, training, and trialling activities of Dogs SA registered dogs.

Dogs SA is a non-profit organisation. It relies heavily on the support and voluntary involvement of many people to service its members and affiliated club organisations.

Dogs SA is governed by an elected Council comprising a President, Vice-President and nine Councillors. The Council determines policies and procedures within the limits imposed by the SACA Constitution and Rules, the ANKC Ltd Rules and the regulatory environment of Common Law and legislative obligations associated with State and Local Government bodies. The officers of Council and members of supporting Committees are not remunerated for their services or travelling expenses.

Any member considering nomination to a position on the Council should understand that regular evening meetings must be attended, and one must have available time to commit to the work involved including participating in various Council Committee meeting and activities. You must be prepared to serve as a team player and be able to offer to Council with enthusiasm, skills and experience required to help chart and drive the future viability of the Association.

Dogs SA is faced with the challenge of retaining its membership numbers and developing strategies and approaches relevant to the future needs of those who enjoy pride in responsible dog ownership against other competing demands in society.

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