ASCA Hosted Nationals Proposal

Members, The ASCA Board of Directors is considering a proposal for ASCA to run the National Specialty, and they would appreciate your feedback on this idea. If you have other ideas on this topic, the Board would like to hear those, too.   Currently, Affiliate Clubs or Consortiums of Affiliate Clubs put in bids to host Nationals at one of …

November Board Teleconference Meeting Agenda

Members,   This month’s teleconference meeting of the ASCA Board of Directors is scheduled for Thursday, November 8 at 6:00 pm (CST).   The following items will be discussed:   OPEN SESSION: – Ratification of October Email Business – Due to the requirements of Washington State Law, all legal business of ASCA must be conducted via face-to-face meetings or telephone …

Scent Detection Program Committee

Members,   During Nationals the Board voted to form a committee to investigate the process of developing a scent detection program for ASCA.   The Board appointed Liaison is Denise Creelman and Chair is Donna Armstrong.   If you are interested in serving on this committee please send your resume to me (the Executive Secretary [email protected]). The Board will be …

Purina Pro Club Partnership Program

Members,   For those of you who feed Purina and are members of the Pro Club, don’t forget to enroll in the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program.   Purina will donate 10% of the value of the Weight Circle points you submit. Half will go to ASCA and half to the Canine Health Foundation. Your earned points are not touched. …

Survey from ASCA

Members, On Sunday 9/16 you should have received a survey from ASCA via Constant Contact. The survey covers two topics: puppies at Nationals and term limits for Committee Members and Directors. The survey will be open through October. If you did not receive this survey, please contact the Webmaster at [email protected] Please take some time to fill out the survey …

Vacancy on Stockdog Committee – at-large Judge position

Members,   There is a vacancy for an at-large Judge position on the Stockdog Committee. Applicants can be from any region.   The deadline to submit your resume is Wednesday, September 19. An applicant will be chosen at the Board’s Nationals meeting.   If you are interested in filling this position, please send your resume to [email protected] and I will …

Misc. Board News from August

Members, Please join us in congratulating the following newly approved ASCA Judges: Provisional Rally Judge – Jessica Buhlman (Utah) Provisional Rally Judge – Margaret Chandler (British Columbia) Please also welcome the following newly appointed Committee Members: Agility Committee – Natascha Wagenaar-Herbergs (Region 7) Rally Committee – Jan Wesen (Region 1) Foundation News: New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue was approved to …

ASCA Junior Service Award

Members,   It is my pleasure to inform you that the ASCA Board of Directors selected Breann Ellis and Burlynne Mejeris as ASCA’s “Above and Beyond” Junior Service Award recipients for 2018. Please join me in congratulating them!   The ASCA Junior Service Award recognizes and rewards ASCA Juniors who exhibit good sportsmanship in competition and who serve the dog …

Cautionary Message Regarding Distemper and Flu

To all ASCA Members,   The Board of Directors has been made aware of some cases of canine distemper and canine influenza. Although many of the cases appear to be in the Midwest, all members should use caution to protect puppies and dogs that could be more susceptible to disease such as elderly dogs and dogs that may be immunosuppressed, …

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 …