Vacancy on the Stockdog Committee – Region 5

Members, There is a vacancy for region ​5​ on the Stockdog Committee. ​​ T​he deadline to submit your resume is ​Fri​day, May ​18​ .​ If you are interested in filling this position, please send your resume to asca.execsec@gmail.com and I will share with the Board of Directors. Resumes should provide sufficient detail regarding how your knowledge/skills would be valuable to …

Canine Diabetes Survey

Members,   Dr. Stephen Cai and Dr. Rebecka Hess are conducting a research project at the University of Pennsylvania and they need dog owners to complete their short (5-minute) online survey at:   https://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/ryan-veterinary-hospital/services/internal-medicine/diabetes-program   Any and all dog owners can complete the survey, regardless of health status and whether the dog has diabetes.   The survey has a tentative …

Interested in joining an ASCA Committee?

Members,   Are you interested in joining one of ASCA’s many active committees? You can view the full listing of committees and current members here: http://www.asca.org/home/about-asca/committees/   Members interested in serving on an ASCA committee should submit their resume to me (Executive Secretary – asca.execsec@gmail.com) by the first day in April each year, to be considered at the Board’s Spring …

ASCA Board of Directors Positions

Members,   Have you considered running for a position on the ASCA Board of Directors?   If so, there’s no better time than the present!   The deadline to request candidate materials from the Business Office is February 1st – that’s just a week away!     Please review the election calendar below, and let me know if you have …

Proposed regions

Members,   Attached are two maps containing ASCA’s current region composition and proposed changes being considered by the Board.   These regions are for committee membership and judging outside of your region. Regions – Existing Regions – Proposed Please write to asca.execsec@gmail.com with your feedback and I will share with the Board. They will be revisiting this topic at their …

ASCA Stockdog Committee – Research Study on the Stockdog Program

The ASCA Stockdog Committee has just released a Research Study on the Stockdog Program. The link to the study is here. https://survey.sogosurvey.com/k/TsYUSRTsWsPsPsP We hope that this study will provide the SDC input from the ASCA membership & Stockdog Community, about who participates, how frequently, their needs, wishes, and concerns about the ASCA Stockdog program. This Study is critical for the …

Grant for Aussie Rescue Organizations

Members,   Thanks to a generous donation to the ASCA Foundation with funds marked for rescue, from the estate of Susan Youngblood, grants are now available to eligible rescue organizations. The funds will be granted in $5000.00 increments to 501(c)3 organizations that rescue primarily Australian Shepherds. Each organization can receive one grant per calendar year.   Please contact me (the …

ASCA Scholarship for Students Under 25

Members,   Did you know that the ASCA Foundation, ASCA’s tax-decutible charitable foundation, offers a scholarship for students under 25?   The Cee Hambo Educational Scholarship is intended to provide scholarship funds to individuals with a background in Australian Shepherds seeking to extend their education beyond high school (this applies to college or trade/craft school). The fund was originally established …

ASCA is seeking members for a new Judges Education Committee!

Members,   ASCA is seeking members for a new Judges Education Committee!   The quality of ASCA’s programs depends in large part on the quality of its judges. Judge education requirements are not uniform across ASCA’s various programs. The purpose of this ad-hoc committee will be to produce a proposal which will address the logistical aspects of a comprehensive judges’ …

Interested in joining an ASCA committee?

Members,   Are you interested in joining one of ASCA’s many active committees? You can view the full listing of committees and current members here: http://www.asca.org/home/about-asca/committees/   ***The Board is currently seeking to fill a vacancy on the Stockdog Committee. The position is for a judge from any region.***   Members interested in serving on an ASCA committee should submit …