Cancellation of ASCA National Specialty

Fellow ASCA Members, By now, you’ve heard the news that the Board decided to cancel the 2020 National Specialty in Georgia. The decision was not made lightly, and we know that it is very disappointing for all. The 2020 National Specialty Committee worked diligently and with great heart and the Chairman, Peter Kontos, even managed to negotiate with the park …

Office Closed

The office will be closed July 3, 2020 for observation of Independence day.

COVID-19 Related Guidelines for ASCA Sanctioned Events

Fellow ASCA Members, The coronavirus outbreak is still a serious situation and ASCA recognizes the potential for spreading the virus in the environment of dog shows and trials. The safety of all our members and competitors is of utmost importance to ASCA, and the Board continues to monitor the situation closely. The Business Office has resumed regular operations and, as …

Affiliate Insurance

Members, Below is information regarding Affiliate insurance and the Additional Insured Endorsement: The proper procedure is for the Affiliate to contact the Business Office and request that both the Affiliate and the facility where the event is to be held be named as co-insureds during the event. Ray then contacts ASCA’s general liability carrier which issues a binder covering both …

Statement from ASCA Board Re: Aussie Times & Finances

Fellow ASCA Members, The ASCA Board of Directors acknowledges the disappointment that many members have felt regarding the decision not to print the July issue of the Aussie Times and to make it available only in digital form. We regret that this decision has caused such stress. The decision was not made lightly, and it was made before the AT …

Seeking Chair for the 2022 ASCA National Specialty

ASCA Members, It is time to assemble the 2022 Nationals Committee for the 2022 ASCA National Specialty to be held at the Brazos Expo in Bryan, Texas. We are first calling for resumes from those interested in serving as the National Specialty Chair. The Nationals Chair oversees the entire National Specialty. They work with the event chairs to create the …

Last Day for Sample Processing by Therion

Fellow ASCA Members, The ASCA Board of Directors would like to remind the membership that any DNA sample sent to Therion must be there by August 11th, 2020 so that the company can process them by the time Paw Print Genetics takes over parentage profiling for ASCA on September 1st, 2020. The Business Office will not process orders for kits …

Temporary 30-Day Sanctioning Protocol

Fellow ASCA Members, The ASCA Board of Directors would like to inform the membership that a 30-day sanctioning protocol is in effect until further notice. This means that Affiliate Clubs will be able to sanction shows/trials just 30 day in advance of the event date. This is a temporary measure to assist Affiliates that have been affected by state or …

Audio of the Board’s June 11 and June 18 Meetings

Members, The open session recordings of the June 11 and June 18 meetings of the ASCA Board of Directors are now available on ASCA’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC490D1qEJtV7oiDp6KOHEvA You can also listen on ASCA’s Website: https://www.asca.org/home/news/bod-meetings-audio Please send any feedback to asca.execsec@gmail.com and I will share with the Board. — Kalla Jaco Executive Secretary, Australian Shepherd Club of America asca.execsec@gmail.com 6091 …