February Teleconference Meeting of the Board

Members, This month’s teleconference meeting of the ASCA Board of Directors is scheduled for Thursday, February 14th 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 …

ASCA Committees

Members, Are you interested in being a part of an ASCA 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 join a …

Scholarship from ASCA

Members, Did you know that the ASCA Foundation – ASCA’s tax-deductible charitable foundation – offers a scholarship for students aged 25 and younger?   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).   Recipients …

Google Classroom Help

Members, Do you have experience using Google Classroom? If so, the Board hopes you’ll consider volunteering to help ASCA’s committees with the technical aspects of the service. You would not be involved in any program-specific education – only to assist those unfamiliar with using Google Classroom.   Write to [email protected] to provide your resume, or with any questions.   Take …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 [email protected] 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 …