Committees

Committee members are appointed by the board of directors to enhance the programs of ASCA.

The Board will appoint volunteers with Full ASCA memberships to Program Committees for a period of two years at the Spring Board of Directors’ meeting.  For the Stockdog Committee,   Judges will renew in odd numbered years and contestants will renew in even numbered years.

Committees shall normally be made up of no more than fifteen (15) ASCA members including the Chairperson. Ideally, the Committee shall have at least one Member and no more than two Members from each ASCA regions.

The Stockdog Committee will consist of seven active ASCA trial contestants and five ASCA approved Stockdog Judges. One contestant shall be appointed from each of the seven geographic regions. Judges shall be appointed on an at large basis. Contestants may only fill the Contestant positions and Stockdog Judges may only fill the Judge positions.

Are you interested in being a part of an ASCA Program Committee?
Is there an ASCA Program that you feel passionate about?
Worried you don’t have enough experience?

You don’t have to be an expert to be on a committee. ASCA needs dedicated people that want to be a part of the future of  ASCA. To be a committee member just you have to send your resume to the executive secretary throughout the year. Membership is required.

If you have a question for a Committee Chair for a particular program, please click on the chair’s name for that specific program. You can find their names listed under the Liaison Person for each specific program. Click on their name and send them an email with your question.

The ASCA regions are:

REGION 1: WA, OR, ID, MT, AK
REGION 2: CA, NV, AZ, UT
REGION 3: CO, WY, NE, KS, ND, SD, MB, SK, AB, BC, YT, NT
REGION 4: MI, IA, IL, OH, WI, MN, IN, MO, KY
REGION 5: AR, LA, MS, AL, TN, NC, SC, GA, FL, TX, NM, OK
REGION 6: ME, NH, VT, NY, RI, MA, CT, PA, NJ, WV, VA, MD, DE, DC, ON,
QC, NS, NB, PE, NF
REGION 7: Europe

Agility Committee

Liaison: Jean Roberts
Chair: *Judy Boone (2019)
Region 1: *Chet Katwyk (2019)
Region 2: *Sherry Butler (2019), *Sue Graham (2018), Sharon Farkas (2019)
Region 3:
Region 4: *Jan Niblock (2018)
Region 5: Robin McNeill (2018), *Andrea Hoffmann (2018)
Region 6: Michael Kurdzo (2018), Christine Carlson (2018), Wendy Richmond (2019)
Region 7: 
Course Reviewers: Judy Boone, Sandra Katzen, Pamela Bryant-Meeks, Richard Pittman

Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline, Inc. Liaison: Ann DeChant

Conformation Committee
Liaison: Ann DeChant
Chair: *Liz Gibson (2018)
Region 1: Debbie Martin (2018), Kathy Peycke (2019)
Region 2: Erin Sumler (2018),*Mary Hellmeister (2019), Holly Anderson Clift (2019)
Region 3: Ray Schafer (2018)
Region 4:
Region 5: *Dorothy Montano (2018), *Betty Jaco (2019)
Region 6: Peter Kontos (2018)
Region 7: Svenja Hagedorn (2019)

DNA Committee
Liaison: Jean Roberts
Chair: Gina Larson
Region 1: Tanya Johnson, Carol Gerken
Region 2: Carol McLaughlin, Mary Hellmeister, Trish Alexander. Peter Hellmeister
Region 3: Marilyn Ballard
Region 4: Robbi Norman
Region 5: Cathy Kenny
Region 6:
Region 7: 

Dock Jumping Committee
Liaison: Rachel Vest
Chair: Heidi Mobley
Region 1:
Region 2:
Region 3: Kristina Churchill
Region 4: Beth Anglemyer, Jen Bunker, Tina Lass
Region 5: Emily Glass, Pam Smith, Tracey Norrell, Jennifer Marceaux
Region 6: Sandra Czarny
Region 7:

European Advisory Committee
Liaison: Ann DeChant
Chair: Luc Goossens (Belgium)
Peggy Meersman, Belgium, Tina Leppälä. Finland, Susanne Schwarzmann, Germany, Agnes Neugebauer. Germany, Giovanni Capanna, Italy, Anneke De Jong, Netherlands, Veronica Hageus, Sweden, Antonela Kozlica, Croatia

Hall of Fame Committee
Liaison: Ann DeChant
Chair: Dorothy Montano (2018)
Region 1: Gina Larson (2019)
Region 2:
Region 3: 
Region 4:
Region 5: Robin McNeill (2019)
Region 6: 
Region 7:

History Committee
Liaison: Ann DeChant
Chair: Sunday Miles (2018)
Region 1: 
Region 2:
Region 3:
Region 4: Robbi Norman (2019)
Region 5: Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor (2018)
Region 6: 
Region 7:

Junior Committee
Liaison: Cindy King
Chair: *Andrea Bair (2018)
Region 1: *Bryn Elliott (2019)
Region 2: Donalyn Shock (2018), *Susan Harris (2018)
Region 3: 
Region 4: 
Region 5:  Mallori Bryan (2018)
Region 6: 
Region 7: *Svenja Hagedorn (2019)

Legislative Committee
Liaison: Rachel Vest
Chair: Susan Beals (2019)
Region 1: 
Region 2: 
Region 3: Darcy Gardiner (2019)
Region 4: Sunday Miles (2018)
Region 5: 
Region 6: 
Region 7: 

Most Versatile Aussie Committee
Liaison: Ken Silveira
Chair: Renee Watson (2019)
Region 1: 
Region 2: Curt Uritz (2018)
Region 3: 
Region 4: Adriana Plum (2018), Beth MacLehose (2018)
Region 5: Andrea Hoffmann (2018), Lori Fausett (2018), Anne Shope (2018)
Region 6: Sandra Hawkins (2019)
Region 7: 

Obedience Committee
Liaison: Jan Wesen
Chair: *Laurie Rubin(2019)
Region 1: *Katie van de Sandt (2018)
Region 2: *Penny Jameson (2018)
Region 3: Marilyn Cherry (2018)
Region 4: Beth MacLehose (2019)
Region 5: *Rosalind Hall (2018), *Sandy Walroth (2018), *Pat Pierce (2018)
Region 6:  Jane Small (2018)
Region 7: *Guenter Geisel (2018)

Rally Committee
Liaison: Jan Wesen
Chair: *Corinne Shanks (2019)
Region 1: *Heidi Iverson (2018)
Region 2: Ann McCabe (2018)
Region 3: Claudia Yearsley (2018), Joan Skinner (2018). Sara Swanson (2019)
Region 4: Mike Hopper (2019)
Region 5: *Pat Pierce (2018), *Karen Black (2018), *Sandy Walroth (2018)
Region 6: Karen Souza (2018), *Leah Swatko (2019)
Region 7: *Guenter Geisel (2019), Marianne Kunzmann (2018)

Sponsorship Committee
Liaison: Rachel Vest
Chair: Ray Fryar (2018)
Region 1: 
Region 2: 
Region 3: 
Region 4: 
Region 5: 
Region 6:
Region 7: Mikael Hageus (2018)

Stockdog Committee
Liaison: Jean Roberts
Chair: Rick Hardin
Region 1: Jim McKay (2018)
Region 2: Trish Alexander (2018)
Region 3: Mike Bowman (2018)
Region 4: Jerry Schetterer (2018)
Region 5: Judy DeShazo (2018)
Region 6: Arthur Landry (2018)
Region 7: Fabrizio Fusi (2018)
At-large Judges: *Marti Parrish (2019), *James Bergert (2017), *Wayne Kirby (2017), *Canby Scott (2019), and *Rick Hardin (2019)

Tracking Committee
Liaison: Jan Wesen
Chair: Beth MacLehose (2018)
Region 1: Lisa Klein (2019)
Region 2: *Anne Hershey (2018), Nita Gandara (2018)
Region 3: 
Region 4:  Joyce Charron (2018)
Region 5:
Region 6: Leah Swatko (2018)
Region 7: Marja Teegelbeckers (2017), Maia Halvorsen (2019)

* Indicates that the member is a judge in that program.