New members are always welcome at OTCH. Prior to being elected to membership, a training course at OTCH must be completed. Drop-in handling classes do not count toward membership, unless you sign up for an entire training session on an Application for Training form and pay the standard first-time training fee.
To apply for membership, obtain an Application Form from a member, ask them to sponsor you, fill out the form and submit it to the Corresponding Secretary with the $15 application fee and $40 membership fee. The Board will consider the application at its next meeting.
Members must attend one meeting each year and must help at two functions during the year. Functions could include registration, teaching a class or assisting at one, stewarding at a show and go or a trial.General Membership Meetings
The membership meeting schedule can be found on the home page. Everyone is invited to attend, even if a training session with us has not been completed.