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Welcome to the Tracking Club of Victoria.  We are a club that is passionate about tracking with our dogs.  Join us!  All dogs can track (follow a scent trail).  If you want to learn more the club holds an annual workshop weekend where you can learn everything you need to get started.

See you out on the track - but be warned tracking is addictive!

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Annual tracking workshop 2018

Date: Friday 27th Saturday 28th Sunday 29th April 2018
Venue: Murgheboluc (Towards Inverleigh)
Cost: TCV Members: $120 Per Person. Non Members: $200.00

TCV Annual Workshop Registration Form (PDF)
TCV Annual Workshop Registration Form (Word Document)

Please bring your own plates and eating utensils together with your dog’s food etc.
Arrival at Mugheboluc Campgrounds on Friday night for a talk etc.; which will commence 8 .00 pm sharp. The facility will be open from 3.00 pm on Friday 27th April 2018. The above costs cover all meals on Saturday & Sunday plus Supper Friday night following the talk. You will have to make your own arrangement for dinner prior to your arrival on Friday evening. The weekend concludes on the Sunday at approximately 2.00 pm.

Accommodation
There is only room for a few people in the hall at Murgheboluc. You can pitch a tent, campervan, caravan sleep in your car or find accommodation in Geelong. Please check with one of committee before commencing set-up, sorry no power on site for caravans.

The Site has toilet facilities but (NO SHOWERS)
If you wish to be part of this very enjoyable and informative weekend, with great food, great instructors and a whole lot of fun, please fill in the following registration form and return it with your cheque to:
Mrs Andrea Sciberras, 11 Ottawa Ave., Blackburn 3130 Tel: 03 9877-1528

From February 23rd to March 30th 2018 (Limited Numbers) if excessive entries I will contact you if you are unsuccessful after the entries close, thank you for your interest in our workshop.

(Cheque/Money Order Payable To: TRACKING CUB OF VICTORIA INC.)

 

presentation night

 

2017 Presentation Night

AGM 2017 - president's report

 

Hello Everyone, Tonight I am pleased to advise that we are celebrating the 213 titles applied for and gained by TCV members, this number includes 33 new Track & Search Grand Champions.
All wonderful achievements. This year the Committee decided that two members had earned a Club Service Award whilst four more will be receiving a Certificate of Appreciation, and it is my pleasure this evening to have the honour of presenting these shortly to all of these members for their wonderful contribution to the Club over the last twelve months.

I also have the privilege of presenting a Life Membership badge to Mr Peter Howard for his contribution to our Club over many many years, so well deserved.

I understand that the Annual Perpetual Trophies have, once again, been hotly contested and I am looking forward to finding out the various winners tonight when they are presented by our Secretary, Anne Smith. J
All in all a very successful tracking season for the Club and its members. During the year the Committee reviewed the on hand funding of the Club and made the decision that from 1st January 2018 all entry fees for Test 1 at all TCV Tracking Trials will be reduced to $10 for members and the entry fee for Tests 2 to 8 in tracking and Tests 1-10 in TSD will be $20 for members only.

This is one way we can distribute some of the additional funds we currently hold in our bank accounts back to the members, as the Club will be subsidising all TCV run fixtures. Now for my usual look back at what the Committee and members have done in the last year.

April had us all at Pyalong for the Test 1 trial, there were many new teams starting their tracking careers as well as some seasoned handlers with new dogs, taking the plunge yet again…………. J

A fortnight later the Club ran the first of its two Open Track & Search Trials this one was at Ballarat. The new venue continues to impress. Thank you to everyone who assisted at the trial and special thanks to Peter Howard for taking on the job of TSD Trial Secretary at short notice for us. Late May was when we held the 2017 Annual Workshop Weekend at Shepparton, always a fun weekend with so many people experiencing tracking for the first time. So many knowledgeable people on hand the assist everyone and also to enjoy the down time at the end of the day……. Not to mention the great spit roast cooked by Gary Fainges and his helpers on the Saturday night J Always a highlight.

Several of the members who started tracking with their dogs at the workshop are being awarded title medallions tonight and I know how all the instructors from the weekend enjoy seeing this progress. July is an extremely busy month for the Committee and members, the first weekend sees us running the second of our TSD Trials, this time the venue is KCC Park and surrounding areas.

Our thanks to Anca Tila who took on the task of Trial Secretary at the trial and also Peter Howard who kindly mentored and organised the entries, catalogue etc. The following weekend was the Broadford Tracking Trial. It is always a big event and our thanks to Andrea Sciberras and her happy crew of workers for the organisation both before and during the trial.

The last weekend in July the Club held the Champion of Champions Event at Inverleigh, I had the pleasure of judging the event this year with my friend and colleague judge Gary Fainges, and the smiles on the faces of the dogs and handlers said it all, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and that is what it is all about. J And so did we come to think of it!!!

Congratulations to Helene Smit and her lovely boy Samson on being crowned the winners for 2017!!! J Helene told me dreams do come true as in 2016 this team had a great weekend but came last at the event, but to see them work this year and the smiles was amazing. I don’t think Helene stopped smiling for months afterwards……
We also managed to hold a General Meeting during the month as well! The second weekend in August had us all at the tracking trial at Inverleigh, another great venue and always a huge event, as are all our club trials.
Our thanks to Andrea as Tracking Trial Secretary for all her work in organising and coordinating this weekend. All of these events are only possible with the hard work and commitment of your Committee and so many of you, the members.

I would like to take a moment to sincerely thank all the judges, stewards, gophers, tracklayers, caterers, competitors and members who have assisted the Committee in any way during the year, as without all of you, the Club would be unable to run such large and successful events. Special mention and thanks to our webmaster Cheryl Gibson and our newsletter editor Leonie Kelleher, who is also one of the administrators on the Club’s Facebook page, for keeping all the members up to date.
 
Our Club continues to be in a healthy position with 266 members, this includes 9 life members.
Once again I am pleased to advise that the TCV is still the largest tracking club in Australia. During 2017 we were lucky enough to be able to talk Roger Corlass into coming back onto the Committee.
His main task this year was to oversee the updating of the Club Constitution and what a wonderful job he has done. The entire Committee has been involved but Roger has been the driving force and I wish to sincerely thank him for the many hours of work he had contributed to bringing the finalised documentation to you all tonight.

I also wish to thank the other members of the Committee for all their work thorough-out the year and also for nominating again to do it all again in 2018.

Thank you Jill Spencer (Vice President), Anne Smith (Secretary), Julie Short (Treasurer), Andrea Sciberras (Tracking Trial Secretary), Nicole Phillips (TSD Trial Secretary), Roger Corlass (Membership Officer) and Dawn Howard, these are your Committee and they all work tirelessly to ensure everything just ‘works’! It is certainly an honour and a privilege to be the President of this Club and to be able to work for and with you all. Your continued support is very much appreciated and I look forward to another enjoyable and successful year in 2018. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year for the rule review meetings to discuss all the submissions from all member bodies on both Tracking and TSD – 22nd January at Bulla and the 29th January at KCC Park.

Cheers
Lynn Klecka 
23rd November 2017

 

tracking and track search dog rule books

Tracking and Track and Search Dog rule books available on the ANKC website at http://ankc.org.au/AboutUs/?id=1253

membership renewals

Membership renewals are due by the end of December.
Membership Renewal Form (Word Document)

Membership Renewal Form (PDF)

Latest Trial Results

Check out the latest trial results and photos.

champion of champions

Check out the Champion of Champions Winner.

do you have a tracking champion?

If you have a Tracking Champion, Track and Search Champion or a Track and Search Grand Champion celebrate your success and send us a photo for our Champions Gallery.  A photo of your dog’s head or your dog sitting will look the best.

Email a photo of your dog to  championsgallery@trackingclubvic.org.au 

Please send your original photo file (we would like the file to be at least 100KB in size) and please name the photo file with your dog’s registered name including all titles (or include this information in your email).

For information how to send your pictures please download this document - How to Email Your Pictures (PDF)

oz tracking enthusiasts

All you Oz Tracking enthusiasts check out Yahoo group.

Join the OzTracking chat group for Australian tracking enthusiasts.  Visit the site and click on Join This Group! 

tracking dogs out and about

2013 Tracking Dogs out and about