The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (USA) is incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the state of Alabama and has a 501(c)7 non-profit status with the Internal Revenue Service. The operation of the Club is governed by the adopted Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.
AKC Member Status
The Club gained Member status from the American Kennel Club in September 2005. As such, the Club has to abide by the various rules, regulations established by the AKC as contained within their bylaws and as established by policy.
Board of Directors
The Club is governed by an elected Board of Directors consisting of four Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer) and seven Directors each representing one of seven geographic regions. The Board appointed AKC Delegate of the Club serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board. A listing of the Board is found on the Management Team page.
Marile Waterstraat, Macedon, NY is the NSDTRC (USA) AKC Delegate. She was officially seated as the Club's Delegate at the December 2006 Delegate meeting in Long Beach, CA.
Marile is a founding member of NSDTRC (USA) and has served the club in many capacities over the years including being elected President for two terms in the mid-1990's. To name just a few things in her long list of activities for the club and prior to Tollers being recognized by AKC, she served as the club's liaison with AKC, chaired the Breed Standard Committee, and worked tirelessly to bring the Toller video to a reality. Currently, Marile is the club's Historian and serves on the Breed Standard Committee.
One of the responsibilities of the Delegate is to "serve as a liaison between the AKC and the fancy by keeping club members aware of AKC actions, pending issues and policies...."
To further the objectives of the Club, multiple standing Committees have been established that are re-appointed annually by the Board. A listing of Committees is found on the Management Team page.
NSDTRC (USA) Rules & Regulations
The NSDTRC (USA) developed and maintained its own titling program in conformation, obedience, field tests, and tracking for many years. With changes that occurred in 2001 with Tollers becoming recognized in the Miscellaneous class of the AKC our obedience program ceased offering obedience titles. With full AKC recognition on July 1, 2003 and subsequent licensure for point shows and obedience, our club program in conformation ceased to exist. We continue to offer club championships in conformation. Our field test program is unique to our breed and will continue to be offered as a way to test the Toller's ability to retrieve as well as toll. Visit the Conformation page or the Field Test page to learn more about these programs and the rules and regulations.
In 2002, the Board of Directors approved a policy to post on the web site all Board actions resulting from the regular Board meetings and business sessions. In 2007, the Board approved placing a link to a PDF document listing the Board actions taken from 1996 through 2006. Additionally, a list of Committees and assigned Board liaisons is provided.
A consolidated listing of all the various forms and documents contained throughout the various web pages on this site.