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 Google Group is used by the Board to announce classes, seminars, run-thrus, policies, and other information pertinent to members. Members also use the Google Group to ask questions and discuss things of interest to the membership. Items and responses posted on the Google Group go to all club members who’ve joined the Google Group. It is important that you join this group in order to receive the full benefits of your membership.
  • Contacting another club member: The membership list is available from both the Club Secretary and Treasurer and may be posted in the Files section of the Google Group. Many club members 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.

  • 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 (offered both by CATS and the Monadnock Humane Society), seminars, run-thrus, and trials.

Using Our Agility Equipment & Training Independently

Getting approved to use CATS agility equipment/outdoor training ring: New CATS members are evaluated/approved by the Training Committee or Equipment Manager and given a “lesson” on the proper usage and storage of CATS equipment prior to the Member training independently on equipment either in the outdoor ring or MHS Training Center. Contact a member of the Training Committee to arrange for your “Advanced Handler” training session.