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Regional Club Challenge

GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG CLUB OF AMERICA, INC

REGIONAL CLUB CHALLENGE GUIDELINES 2019

The mission of the Regional Club Challenge is to recognize the activities of the GSDCA Regional Clubs and to foster growth through competition as well as the sharing of ideas and resources.  In addition, the GSDCA Regional Club Challenge is meant to promote camaraderie among the individual members within the regional clubs associated with the GSDCA by encouraging competition with other clubs.

All GSDCA Regional Clubs who are in good standing (GSDCA yearly club dues have been paid) are encouraged to participate in the Challenge as well as all of her activities proposed by the GSDCA Reginal Club Committee.

The Regional Club Challenge will award points to the Regional Club whose members compete in a variety of activities ranging from titles and awards to member recruitment.

COMPETITION YEAR

The GSDCA Regional Club Challenge competition year runs from July 1 thru June 30 of each year.  This will allow time for points to be compiled prior to the National, Regional clubs may receive credit for events or titles earned during that time

Awards will be presented at the National to the “Best Regional Club of the Year” according to the size of the club.

            Small Club                                1 to 25 Members

            Medium Club                            26 to 60 Members

            Intermediate Club                     61 to 99 Members

            Large Club                                99+ Members

GETTING STARTED

Each GSDCA Regional Secretary must submit a roster of all dues paying members for their club as of June 30 each year (prior to the beginning of he competition year). Please also list any honorary, lifetime or non-dues paying members although all members (i.e. honorary and lifetime members who do not pay dues, may contribute to the points awarded each regional club

ELIGIBILITY

Anyone becoming a member of a regional club July 1 – June 30 of a Challenge year may have their awards and titles included in the regional club’s point total once they become a member, however, they will not be counted towards the club size until the following competition year.  Awards received prior to the following competition year.  Awards received prior to becoming a regional club member will not be counted. Regional club secretaries must sum it membership updates to the committee so that the Regional receives credit for new members joining their club.

HOW POINTS ARE AWARDED

GSDCA Regional Club Challenge points will be awarded for titles that were earned in the United States.  No titles earned outside the United ‘states or from an organization other than the AKC, GSDCA-WDA or the GSDCA will be applicable to the Regional Club competition.

REQUESTING POINTS

Individual members or the GSDCA Regional Club Secretary must use the Regional Club Challenge Award Form when requesting that Challenge points be awarded. Individual members who are requesting points must only designate one club to receive the points awarded. Individuals submitting a form for Challenge points earned must be a member of the GSDCA Regional Club named on the form they are submitting.  Points will not be split between multiple clubs if a member belongs to more than one regional club.  Sorry, only German Shepherds are eligible to receive awards.

DOCUMENTATION OF AWARD/TITLE

Please include a scanned copy of one of the following along with the Regional Club Challenge Entry Form.  If requesting points for multiple titles, awards or events, you may submit one Regional Club Challenge Award Form as a summary.

AKC GSDCA-WDA Certificate of Award

Notice of Award or Title in AKC, GSDCA-WDA, or GSDC publication

For additional information or to submit forms, please contact Gloria Sinclair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Updated 2/25/2019