a motion was passed that no prizes other than Perpetual Trophies, ribbons and rosettes were to be presented at Club trials. This has been re-enforced from time to time in discussions at AIOC meetings over the last 30 years.
In 1964, it was agreed that, if a Club could afford it, a judge should be paid $10.00 per trial.
Club membership cards, in addition to the dog’s I.D. card, became a requirement for trialers in 1966.
It was agreed that CXC. Judges from the Mainland could be asked to judge Club trials if no Island Judge was available. A number of judges did come over for Club trials.
As a note of interest, in 1967, Ben Taylor came over to present a training seminar and the total cost to bring Ben over was $2000. Various judges and trainers courses were presented from time to time.
the first training seminar presented by the AIOC brought in an outside expert and was a 2 day session by Jack Godsil. Since that time AIOC has sponsored a number of such seminars.
Between 1960 and 1978
24 different judges handled 285 Club Trials. During that period 3871 dogs made qualifying scores.
Don and Mollie Hudson started Dog Obedience on Vancouver Island, and Don was the driving force behind the AIOC organization. In 1979 they were honoured by the AIOC for their work in dog Obedience and were given a weekend “get away”. A perpetual trophy, to be awarded yearly, was named the “Donald and Mollie Hudson Perpetual Trophy” and is commonly referred to as the Hudson Trophy. The rules governing the Hudson Trophy are as follows: It is awarded yearly to the person handling one dog and achieving the highest 3 scores in any one degree in AIOC trials, with the last score to be made in the year of the award. The dog and handler must be trialing from one Club for all 3 legs. It was later agreed that a keeper trophy be presented to each Hudson trophy winner. Scores must be sent to the AIOC secretary by the Clubs, by March 15 of each year and the trophy is to be presented at the April meeting. Mr. Don Hudson died in July 1982