2021 - Events are starting up again!
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September 4 - 6 POSTPONED TO EARLY 2022
The OIDA Board and Beth have decided to postpone the OneMind Dogs weekend, as the number of daily cases on Hawaii Island continues to greatly exceed the 2020 numbers. All participants have been contacted. Rescheduling to early February 2022 is being explored.
OneMind Dogs weekend with Beth Hostetter, hosted by OIDA.
September 4 morning: half-day seminar
“Focus, Motivation, Enthusiasm, and Drive”
September 5 and 6: two-day seminar
"Handling Techniques III"
Aloha, Dog Lovers!
It’s here!! Registrations are now open for Orchid Isle Dog Agility’s OneMind Dogs Seminars for 2021! Two seminars will be presented over Labor Day Weekend at Kukini Dog Agility Field in Mountain View:
1. “Building Drive, Motivation, Enthusiasm, and Focus,” which is open to all, with a limit of 10 working spots, unlimited auditing spots (except as per Covid precautions).
2. “Handling Techniques III,” which is open to those who have handled a dog in “Handling Techniques II,” with those same limits on working and auditing spots.
To expedite the processing of your registration, please email email@example.com with your Seminar selections, then mail your completed and signed Registration Form and Covid Waiver, along with your payment, to Mary Jo.
Registrations close on August 4, after which participants (both handlers and auditors) in Handling Techniques III will be given a link to the online lessons that go along with the seminar.
October 8 - 10
Far-Flung Dog Training Seminars
November 6 - 7
AKC Agility Trial sponsored by Hilo Obedience Training Club
November 13 - 14
A weekend workshop for all skill levels with Scot Seo of Oahu, hosted by OIDA at the Kukini Field. More information coming soon.
April 20, 2021 - Message from the OIDA President to OIDA members:
Aloha All OIDA'ns:
The board is exploring the possibility of hosting a fun match, perhaps as early as May, and would like to gauge member interest in participating. Please reply to this email with yes or no, and comments. The County Emergency Proclamations would apply, which are basically hand sanitizer, social distancing, mask wearing, and a limit of 25 people. The Proclamation: https://coronavirus-response-county-of-hawaii-hawaiicount....
If you want to respond but did not receive the email or are not a member then you can email us at: ORCHIDISLEDOGAGILITY@gmail.com
Also, we welcome new members! Membership application forms are available at:
March 27 2021: Future events - the OIDA Board is looking at how to safely start up events again, with the increasing rate of vaccinations on Hawaii Island. Stay Tuned! In the meantime get your agility fix by watching the AKC National Agility Championship this weekend on AKC.tv or ESPN2.
Note from Treasurer on February 15 2021 - thank you for the donations and new lifetime memberships. The Club is now only $129 down from the checking balance as of December 31 2019.
Election results - from the OIDA VP via email to members:
This is to inform all of the results of the OIDA board election, the Election committee counted votes collected on December 30, 2020.
The following positions were open, and each elected officer will serve 2 years.
Happy new year to all
All active members will have received in the mail, with stamped return envelopes:
Per the OIDA By-Laws ballots must be received within 14 days of the General Meeting to be counted, so make sure to return your ballot by December 26 2020. Write-in candidates are allowed on the Ballot.
Please read the letter included with the membership renewal for a special announcement for all paid-up OIDA members.
The Club will host an online General Meeting in December 2020. You will receive instructions via email on how to join this meeting. Please attend - not only is it a chance to visit, it is your opportunity to nominate candidates for 2021 Board positions.
Don't forget you can run backyard NADAC agility courses and submit the videos for points towards titles! Mary Jo, Michelle E. and Sandy L. have been doing this and learning a lot as well as having fun. If you want to know more you can email the club at orchidisledogagility.gmail.com. Club tunnels are available to rent!
COVID-19: During this time of isolation, run some backyard courses! NADAC has designed small-space courses, you can video yourself and your doggie team mate running these and submit them for points towards a title, if the run is clean and you make time. See: https://www.nadac.com/video-run-course-maps/. Below is the "Quarantine" tunnelers course. OIDA is making their tunnels and bags available at $5 per tunnel+bag set for 5 days. Contact us for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OIDA t-shirts seen at Crufts UK, March 2020.
Beth Hostetter hard at work teaching us one of the OneMind Dogs handling strategies, February 15 2020.