New Member Welcome

Welcome to CATS! We’re delighted you’ve joined us and look forward to getting to know you and your dog(s). This page is intended to help you make the most of your membership and ensure you know the club’s communication channels.

Communicating with Club Members

  • Official club news and announcements: The CATS e-group is used by the board to announce classes, seminars, run-thrus, policies, and other information pertinent to members. Members also use the e-group to ask questions and discuss things of interest to the membership. Items and responses posted on the e-group go to all club members who’ve joined the e-group. It is important that you join this group in order to receive the full benefits of your membership. To join, visit our instruction page.
  • Contacting another club member: Copies of the membership list are posted in the Files section of the e-group. Many club members also communicate via our Facebook page and we encourage members to use that page.

Being an Active Club Member

As an all-volunteer club, we rely heavily on members’ active participation in our trials, committees, and activities. We very much hope you will contribute your time to help keep the club healthy and strong.

  • Volunteer to serve on a committee.
  • Volunteer to help at our CPE, NADAC, and USDAA trials.
  • Attend our membership meetings at 7pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Community Room of the Monadnock Humane Society.
  • Submit your agility titles for our annual meeting celebration and post your brags (Q’s, ribbons, non-agility titles, etc) to our Facebook page.
  • Attend agility classes (run by the Monadnock Humane Society and discounted for club members), seminars, run-thrus, trials, and our annual show ‘n’ go (which takes place only if club members step forward to organize and run the event).

Using Our Agility Resources

  • Getting approved to use CATS agility equipment/outdoor training ring: New CATS members need to be evaluated/approved by the training committee and given a “lesson” on the CATS equipment usage and storage prior to using the open training time independently. Contact a member of the Training Committee to arrange (committee members and their contact information are in back issues of the Canine Chronicle available on the e-group site).
  • The Club Resources page includes members’ favorite links and online resources, national agility association links, as well as other agility-related information.
  • There is a print library with training books, magazines and videos available in the Community Room hallway at the Monadnock Humane Society. You can sign out materials and we work on the honor system.
  • CATS holds an annual members-only seminar with a nationally known agility trainer; this usually takes place in March or April. For other trainings, please visit the Agility Classes page.