Our regular bi-monthly show is due to be held on Saturday the 1st of June! Entries are due by Wednesday 29th May. There will be NO LATE ENTRIES on the day, so please be extra careful. Late entries are causing too many delays and we need to stop accepting them.
An important note about this show. We held our AGM at the end of last year and a few Committee positions were decided in a temporary fashion, to get the club back to its feet. Now we are there, we need to work out some more permanent arrangements. In essence, we need a few more people to give us some of their time ongoing, to help with organisation, show prep, official club business, and so forth. It’s not a huge commitment, but we do need to make sure the club is taken care of. So, if you love this club, PLEASE COME TO THE JUNE SHOW.
Camden Pet Fair
“The Sydney University Faculty of Veterinary Science is hosting a major pet fair at the Camden campus pet hospitals. The Avian Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital and the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden are combining to showcase responsible pet care and veterinary treatment for a wide range of animals.
The pet fair will be held on Sunday 5th May 2013 at the 410 and 415 Werombi Road, Camden hospitals. It is planned to be a huge day that will attract members of the public from a wide range of circles and a range of family activities will be planned as well. The day will run from 10.00am till 2.00pm.”
The AusRFS (NSW) have been invited to put on a display at the Camden Pet Fair, which is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the club, and the proper care and keeping of rats and mice. We have accepted the invitation, and are very excited about being offered this opportunity!
If anyone would like to join us, in bringing your rats or mice, and a display for the fair, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. It sounds like it will be a great day!
At the last show we discussed a Judging Workshop put on by the club. Well, the hall is booked, and Karen Riddell and Jennifer Burke will be coming to give us all their knowledge! Now all we need are people ready to learn :)
WHEN: 13th April 9am – 3pm
WHERE: Uniting Church Hall, Trumper St, Ermington
COST: $10 per person
BRING: Yourselves, something to contribute to lunch, rats and mice of different colours and coat types to be used for demonstrations and discussions.
This will also be a great opportunity to get out the soon-to-be-standardised rat coat types, and teach our new and judges all about them, so please bring a nice assortment for us! :)
Our next show will be held on February 2nd, 2013 at the Ermington Uniting Church on the Corner of Victoria Road and Trumper Street Ermington (Sydney).
Judging starts at 10am sharp so please ensure that you arrive around 9am to set up and confirm your entries for the day.
We are having a break for lunch and a GM at 12pm – please bring a plate of goodies to share! If you have any items to discuss for the GM, please email email@example.com.
If you are thinking of attending the Sydney Royal Easter Show on March 25th, feel free to come along to this show where members will be able to help you with any questions you may have, such as what class should my rat or mouse be entered in!
You can also hand in your entry form and fees for the Royal on the day if you need to – remember entries to the Sydney Royal close on March 15th!
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!
The Australian Rodent Fanciers Society of NSW held its 2012 Annual General Meeting on 8 December 2012. As a result of this meeting, we have a new Committee, dedicated to the successful running of the club in 2013. Your new Committee members are:
President: Carol Emerton
Secretary: Katy Jenkins
Treasurer: Jennifer Burke
Committee Members: Sharon Roche, Catherine Emerton, Tracy Lind
A huge thanks to these people for stepping forward at a difficult time for the club, we couldn’t have continued without you!
We also discussed the current financial situation of the club, the issue of the second legal entity in the club’s name, and the steps needed to square with the Department of Fair Trading.
I am pleased to be able to say that all the necessary financials, forms and reports have now been submitted to the Department of Fair Trading for processing. I will update when I hear back from them.
We also have some preliminary show dates for 2013. They are as follows:
April (Easter Show, TBA)
November 30th (?)
At the very least, you should all meet us for the February 2nd, and we will finalise the rest and post updates after they’re set!
AusRFS NSW Secretary
We’re interested in keeping a high level of transparency in the operation of the club, so everyone always knows what’s going on, so welcome to the AusRFS NSW News board! Comments are turned off on this, it will be purely an announcement board, mostly because the amount of spam you get on these things is obscene. But, if anyone ever has questions about anything we post here please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. This email is answered by the club Secretary, Katy Jenkins (that’s me).
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