Last Updated: 15 August 2016
**Please don't forget to send in trial results for the September newsletter by 20 August**
Only results published in the newsletter can go to the Official Point Score. Simply complete and email the Results Sheet to the Secretary; you can find it on the FORMS page.
We'd also love to receive any photos or news from members.
We publish the newsletter four times a year: September, December, March and June. Deadline for contributions is 20th of the month prior.
**ABC Rural covers Australian Championship at West Wyalong**
Top working dogs compete for Australian title at West Wyalong | Peta Doherty | ABC Rural | 120816 ... read the full article
**Don't forget to pay your membership renewal by 1 September if you have not aleady paid**
Membership renewals are usually due by 1 July each year. There is a late fee of $10 for any renewals received after 1 August. This year only, we are extending that to 1 September. You will find a Membership Renewal form on the FORMS page
**News from the AGM**
Thanks to all those who made the journey to attend the AGM. Minutes are still being finalised and will be sent out with the September newsletter. In the meantime, we are starting to update this website with a few changes, such as:
New office bearers - see below
New committee members - see below
New post office box - PO Box 181, Walcha NSW 2354
New email address - email@example.com
Other updates will be made over the next few weeks.
**Change of trial dates**
Please let the Secretary know as soon as possible so we can keep the website up to date and save time on administration work. If the reason is that there is no one to do all the hard work to organise it - maybe think about putting a call for help up here on the website.
**What influences the success of Australian livestock working dogs?**
The University of Sydney has published the results of its research into Australian farm dogs, which was started a few years ago. In total, the research collected data on over 4,000 dogs from over 800 working dog owners around Australia including a number of NSWYDA members. Find out more on the What we're talking about page.
**Do Junior handlers have to be members?**
We received this question from a trial organiser recently and thought it would be worthwhile to share with everyone. The answer is: Yes. If it is a trial affiliated with NSW Yard Dogs then ALL competitors must be financial, whether it is a yearly membership or a day membership. This is important for insurance purposes.
Office Bearers 2016-17
Committee Members 2016-17
Honorary Life Members
New South Wales Yard Dog Association Inc.