Joining the 4RK9s Dog Training Club
An individual or family thinking about joining 4RK9s should attend a general club meeting to become familiarized with the club.
If interested in becoming a member, complete the following steps. The steps do not need to be completed in the given order and several of the steps may be worked on concurrently.
- Complete at least one 6-hour obedience or agility class given by 4RK9's.
- Volunteer twelve (12) hours of work for the club.
** If a family is applying, each member of the family must complete twelve (12) hours.
** If a Junior member applies (person 8-18 years old), they must complete eight (8) hours of work for the club.
- Complete the Membership Application Form including three (3) signatures from Active Members
with at least one (1) year membership each.
** Two people from the same family cannot sponsor an applicant.
- Submit Application Form to Membership Secretary along with first year Membership Dues.
The Membership Secretary will provide the applicant a copy of the handbook (or directions on
where to find it) and place him/her on the mailing list for the newsletter and other general
** Members who join on or after October 1st will be considered paid in full for the following year.
Following completion of the above, the applicant(s) must attend a 2nd general club meeting for introduction and the first reading of their application.
The applicant(s) must then attend a 3rd general club meeting for the second reading of their application and to submit their name(s) for election. Election is by written ballet and applicants will be notified by mail within 14 days of acceptance or denial of membership.
The annual membership fee is $30 for an adult and $10 for a junior. Members joining after October 1 will be considered "paid in full" for the following year.
Additional information is available in the Members Handbook.
Once a Member
Once you become a member, you must continue to volunteer 12 hours every six months to stay on the active list. The active list allows you the privilege of voting during the annual election and the opportunity to volunteer for one of the various positions needed to make our club run effectively.
Members receive a 25% discount on the class prices and usually are the first to know when a new class/seminar/event is being offered.
As an active member, you may decide to purchase a key to the club building ($120 every six months plus a one time $20 deposit) which allows you to train your dog at your convenience during the building's open time.
Attendance to the club's meetings is very important if you wish to have any say in club policies and decisions and keep informed to the club's direction.