What Parent Club Membership Is All About
AKC describes a Parent Club's responsibilities on their Web Site (http://www.akc.org/) under the heading AKC National Breed Clubs: "Every breed recognized by the AKC has a national specialty club that was formed just for that breed. This national "parent" club is responsible for the preservation, protection and welfare of that particular breed. Parent clubs (called parent because many breeds have regional specialty clubs which come under the umbrella of the "parent" club) are responsible for the breed standard (a written description of the ideal dog of that breed), the education of breed owners on the nuances of the breed, and overseeing the breed's health and welfare."
Therefore, the American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, Inc. (ACKCSC), which is the AKC Parent Club for Cavaliers, takes membership in our club very seriously. The Club offers several types of membership to individuals, all of which require sponsorship by two current Regular Members and a vote of acceptance by a majority of the Board of Directors.
New individuals wishing to apply must start as Juniors, Associate or Foreign membership applicants. Regular membership is open only to those who are residents of the United States, in good standing with the American Kennel Club, who own an AKC registered Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who display a sincere, continuing interest in bettering the breed, and who have been an Associate Member for one year or more.
The Club encourages all members to be active in the sport and as such encourages participation on the local level. Regional Specialty Clubs are an excellent place for those new (and not so new) to the breed to gain more knowledge and experience. Please refer to the list of Regional Specialty Breed Clubs on this Web Site.
INSTRUCTIONS and PROCEDURES for Application all Individual Membership Apps
Steps in the Application Process
1. Applicant pays dues if applicable. (If applying for Regular Membership during the dues renewal period (Nov- Jan.), your dues should be paid before applying.
Click on the link and pay your dues online https://ackcsc.org/index.php/shop-ackcsc/member-dues
Send a check payable to ACKCSC to:
2. Applicant completes form. Answering all questions in as much detail as possible.
3. Applicant contacts their sponsors with the link to the sponsor form. (https://ackcsc.org/index.php/members/sponsor-form-test )
4. Sponsors complete the form.
5. When all pieces of the application packet are received by the committee, the application is processed!
NOTE: NO application will be processed until all pieces are received. It is up to the applicant to see that all pieces are complete!