Also, our members frequent every form of performance and conformation event. They support other clubs with their entries in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Herding, CAT Tests, Barn Hunt, Conformation, Scent Work and Charity Walks — just mention dogs welcome, and someone from our club will be there. Not only do we support with entries, but many volunteer as workers at various trials. We like to give a whole new meaning to “Active Member”.
Now, just to put a little more emphasis on this, each set of classes requires a minimum of 10 instructors/helpers — up to 12. That times 5 sets of classes per year times minimum of 8 hours per session (does not include setting up for orientation, or prepping for each class) = 480 hours. This also does not include building clean up, meeting prep, grounds prep, etc.
Agility Classes allowing for several weeks of too darned hot, too darned cold, too darned wet, if we average out at 40 weeks x 2 instructors per class x 5 classes per week = a minimum of 400 hours — again this does not include grounds care, setting up fields which usually takes between 1 1/2 and 2 hours or seminar workers.