1. Download the membership application by clicking on the blue button above. Print a copy, fill it out, and submit it to Membership Chairperson Kathy Nilan with a $50 application fee (she has a mailbox at the clubhouse; you can drop it off or send it via U.S. mail). One requirement is that you must have completed a basic obedience class somewhere (either at IRDTC or somewhere else). You also need two current IRDTC members to sign your application form as your sponsors. The payment of the $50 application fee entitles you to a voucher for a free IRDTC class of your choice (taken within 12 months of the date on the voucher).
2. Attend a membership meeting for a "First Reading" of your application before the membership. See the calendar pages for dates of General Membership Meetings (they are held every other month, beginning with January).
3. Volunteer to help with some club activity before the "Second Reading" of your application. If there is no club event scheduled at the time, see an officer or board member for options for another type of volunteer opportunity to be completed between your First and Second Readings.
4. After your volunteer requirement is met, you must attend a second membership meeting where you will be re-introduced (with a "Second Reading" of your application) and be voted on for membership. Once you are voted in and you pay your dues for the current year, you will officially become a member. If you become a member any time before July 1, you will pay full dues for the year ($30 individual / $45 for couple/family). If you become a member after July 1, then only half of the dues amount is due for the current year. After that, please note that dues are due in the month of January, no later than January 31. There is an additional late fee of $5.00 if dues are paid after Jan. 31.