December Meeting of the Board

Members, This month’s teleconference meeting of the ASCA Board of Directors is scheduled for Thursday, December 12 at 6:00 pm CST. Agenda: EXECUTIVE SESSION TOPICS: 1. Treasurer’s Report – This report is compiled to present to the Treasurer (Roberts) and the Board ASCA’s current fiscal condition and projections for the future. This report is a confidential document and shall not …

Seeking Active Committee Members

Members, We need your help! ASCA programs can only thrive with the involvement of dedicated experts working hard behind the scenes. Our program committees are represented by active members from various regions around the world – people who are passionate about competing with Australian Shepherds and being a part of preserving and enhancing ASCA programs. Committee members should be capable …

BOD News from November

Members, See below for updates from the ASCA Board of Directors for this month. Congratulations to these approved ASCA Judges: Senior Breeder Judge Kelly Sweeney (California) Senior Breeder Judge Connie Blowers (Washington) Non-Regular Breeder Judge Katelyn Scott Peart (Utah) Non-Regular Breeder Judge Debby Michielsen (Belgium) Utility Obedience Judge Richard Imfeld (California) Apprentice Agility Judge Lou Brannick (Arizona) Welcome to new …

Audio of the Board’s November Teleconference Meeting

Members, The recording of the ASCA Board of Directors monthly teleconference meeting is 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. Take care, Kalla Jaco Executive Secretary, Australian Shepherd Club of America asca.execsec@gmail.com | (737) 704-1685 6091 E. State Hwy …

At-Large Judge Vacancy on Stockdog Committee

Members, There is a vacancy for an at-large judge position on the Stockdog Committee. Applicants can be from any region. 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 the committee. Please let …

ASCA DNA Update

Hi everyone, See below for a message from ASCA’s President. Fellow ASCA Members, There is some degree of confusion regarding the latest motions involving DNA that have been approved by the Board. I hope this communication clears the confusion. As you know, the contractual agreement between ASCA and Therion will end on September 1, 2020. I would like to clarify …

ASCA’s Lab for Parentage Verification

Fellow ASCA Members, For the last three months, the Board has reviewed the information and has discussed the issues surrounding ASCA’s DNA program and the possibilities for the future. As you all know, the contract between Therion and ASCA was due for renewal by September 1, 2019. The contract also provided the option to send Therion a one-year termination notice, …

Affiliate Insurance

Members, 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 the Affiliate and …

Show Sanctioning Request Deadline

Members, During the 2019 Spring Meeting, the Board voted to increase the sanctioning request deadline from postmarked 45-days to 60-days before the date of an ASCA event. They have now determined to provide a grace period for Affiliate Clubs to adjust to the change. Any show/trial sanctioning requests sent to the Business Office by Affiliate Clubs postmarked on or after …

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