Our responsibility is to provide a platform for the education of breeders and to advance and protect the interests of the breed through events and education at a National level.
- A platform for the discussion of any issue of relevance across State borders.
- A voice for Golden Retriever enthusiasts at national forums hosted by the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) and other relevant organisations such as the AVA.
- Golden Retriever Club members a voice to have matters elevated to the NGRC for discussion and/or action subject to the support of his/her Club.
- The capacity, through National events, to bring together Golden Retriever enthusiasts from Australia and overseas, to showcase the breed and discuss contemporary issues with like-minded people.
HOW THE NATIONAL GOLDEN RETRIEVER COUNCIL “WORKS”
It is a forum for the six State Golden Retriever Clubs. Currently the NGRC meets regularly. Please note that individuals can’t approach the NGRC directly. All correspondence to or from the NGRC should be via their Club’s secretary.
- A Club or an individual Club member has an issue – raises it at Club level for discussion. Members at the Club meeting must agree to send the idea/motion forward. Note: In some instances, the full Club membership may need to be consulted before the issue is progressed further.
- The NGRC secretary is notified of the issue and forwards it on to the other Clubs for discussion. The State Breed Delegates discuss the issue on behalf of their Club at the NGRC meeting.
- If further information is required, the issue goes back to the Clubs for feedback. This feedback is then presented at the next NGRC meeting by the State Breed Delegates.
- The process is repeated as often as needed.
- Outcomes from the NGRC should be recorded in Cub newsletters so that all members are kept up-to-date.
Note: The quorum for meetings shall be more in number than 50% of the number of member bodies** for a NGRC meeting to proceed. Each State has a vote as long as their State Breed Delegate is present at the meeting. If a motion is proposed and the vote for/against is equal the motion will be deemed to be lost. Neither the President nor Secretary has a voting right. However, as per By- Law 6 – “Failure to respond within a specified time on issues put to NGRC member clubs is deemed a “yes” vote. (28 Nov 2001)”
It is not appropriate for NGRC matters to be discussed in open forums like social media.
** There are six State member Clubs as at November 2017.
As per By-Law 4 – The membership fee shall be $100 per annum with a $100 joining fee. Fees shall be due and payable by 1 October in each year.
Contact your state breed club for further information.