Terms of Membership
AGREEMENT: As a condition of membership in the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc. (hereinafter "GSDCA”), the undersigned member(s) agree(s) that for any cause of action, controversy or claim arising out of or related to (i) membership in the GSDCA, (ii) the entry (including the qualifications of a particular entry), exhibition or attendance at an event sponsored or held by the GSDCA, (iii) the construction, interpretation or effect of this Agreement, or (iv) the administration of the rules, regulations, procedures, and guidelines of the GSDCA, shall be settled by binding arbitration in Albany, New York pursuant to the rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect. Notwithstanding the preceding, prior to commencing arbitration, all published rules, regulations, procedures and guidelines, including those set forth in the By-laws of the GSDCA relating to disciplinary actions, shall first be followed. A party may enter the decision of the arbitrators in a court of competent jurisdiction for purposes of enforcement of the decision of the arbitrators. Approved April 2010, Effective for new memberships & renewals 2011 forward.