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Small Animal Chairperson

Committee Make-up:

Chairperson from each of the following areas:

  • Cavies
  • Dogs
  • Entomology
  • Pocket Pets
  • Poultry
  • Bees
  • Rabbits

Events/Competitions in Charge of:

  • Small Animal Field Day:*
    • Plan a minimum of (1) per year
    • Include the following: demonstrations, speeches, showmanship, judging, informational booths
  • Fair:
    • Conduct check-in (including health check) for small animals
    • Locate/hire judges for small animal round robin

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Recruit project chairs for each animal category. If a project has no chairperson, the small animal chair becomes responsible for that project.
    • Chairs are subject to approval by President and Executive Board
    • Be a facilitator for project chairs, enabling them to do their jobs
  • Have project area committee meetings at least quarterly
    • Set “Goals and Objectives” and work towards them
    • Plan field days and other events
    • Review and vote on any submissions from project committees
    • Recruit fair and field day help
    • Fair book review and yearly planning (Sept-Nov)
    • Keep records and submit to Executive Board and Council
  • Attend Executive Board and County Council meetings as a member of the Executive Board
    • Schedule all events with Council VP at least 60 days in advance.
    • Work with Awards Committee to review and expand recognition in your area
  • Encourage record book completion and submission
  • Recruit and include Youth Chairs and Junior/Teen Leaders
  • Serve as a resource in your county
    • Educate leaders and members on criteria, content, and method of project.
    • Communicate appropriate information to club project leaders.
  • Update and maintain a binder of responsibilities and handbooks for your position

*See “How to” for details