The K-9 Obdience Training Club (K-9 OTC) is a member of the AKC. There is no individual AKC Membership. K-9 OTC is run totally by member volunteers and we always welcome new members.
Why become a member?
In addition to bi-monthly meetings, K-9 members are involved in many different activities throughout the year. We hold match shows and two licensed Obedience and Rally Trials each year. Also, members benefit from lower training fees and often participate in community outreach, usually involving obedience demonstrations. There are also fun events and parties, where we present members with special awards for titles they have earned during the year.
How do I become a member?
In order to become a member of K-9 OTC, you must:
Attend 2 six-week training sessions to determine if we are the right club for you
Be an active participant in Club functions (e.g., volunteering at trials and matches, attending general meetings)
Be sponsored by two current members of K-9 OTC who are not related to you.
Pay the annual dues of $45.
Your application must be approved by the Board of Directors and then by the General Membership
Officers and Directors
Joanne Kent – President
Linda Cane – Vice President
Diane Kramer – Treasurer
Joni Primas – Secretary
Board Member Class of 2022 – Mary Gallagher
Board Member Class of 2022 – Barbara Heesemann
Board Member Class of 2023 – Deborah Ghering
Board Member Class of 2023 – Barbara Torter
Other Club Representatives
Delegate to the AKC - Dave Morgan
Delegate to the New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs – Sue Weigel
Training Director - Joni Primas
January Trial Chair – Deborah Ghering
June Trial Chair – Joanne Kent