Hosting events

The Leadership team welcomes members suggestions for events. Please post them on the Meetup Discussion board, or send via club via email or share while on a club walk.

The Leadership team wants to mentor members and teach them about hosting dog events so they too can join the team and lead dog walks. Minimum requirement is co-hosting three walks with either Gina H or Susan C and learning first hand what makes a group dog walk go smoothly.

Required reading for Event Organizers.
All these pages including the information shown below.
Guidelines
Dining in public
Extreme weather
Guest policy
Hosting yard parties
Meetup info
Organizer notes
Owner responsibility
Responsible dog ownership

EVENTS: PLAN & CREATE

Event types. Dog walk, hike, yard play or yard party, nose search, swim. Meet or volunteer at a dog festival or fundraiser. Maybe go camping. Education (class, seminar, presentation, training).

The event location can be simple. It could be in your neighborhood or a local park. Motivation: you plan to take a walk (or do an activity) with your dog and are inviting other club members to join you. Ideas: outdoor: parks, paths, fenced yards of members such as a yard party. Indoor event at a: dog boarding businesses or private home.

Extreme hot or cold weather will always impact attendance. The hotter it gets the earlier or later the start time, with shady locations preferred. The colder it gets then later in the morning and afternoons may be preferred.

FIELDS ON THE EVENT FORM:
Event title. Keep it short but clear.

When is it? How long is it? How often?
— Select date and time that works with your schedule.
— What is the Length of event: begins when, ends what time (approximately).

Where: the address needs to be an ACCURATE number, street name, city name, zip code. Those fields are supposed to render a google map, do not type general info in the fields!

How to find us: include a clear explanation on where to meet or how to find you. Include some details such as, color of your car, what you will be wearing, or what your dog looks like. If you exceed the 250 character limit, enter it again in the description.

Description: What will happen at the event.
— Is there a size limit? Examples: small dogs only, big dogs only, dogs under 45 pounds.
— On-leash. Off-leash, or mix of each?
— Will people need to bring and show dogs vaccination documents?

— How many pups/people can attend? Rsvp deadline (if necessary)?

— What to expect: grassy, paved, dirt paths, gravel, rocky, slippery, trees, bugs, shade, sunny, water, critters (deer, etc), noise level, restrooms available (yes or no).

— Difficulty? Is it flat, rolling hills or steep terrain, lots of climbing, are there any steps?
— Approximately how many miles from beginning to end? (if applicable).

— Should people bring anything in particular? bottled water, food, toys, towels, bug spray, wear waterproof shoes (will be crossing a stream).

— Parking: park on street. park in lot B. park on grass, etc.

— Car pooling? Determine address of place/location where members meet, include in event description.