Joining ASC & Membership Info
To become a member of the American Spaniel Club, you must complete the following process:
- Complete an Application. It must be signed by the director of your zone. See zones below.
- Obtain a completed sponsor form from two members of ASC in good standing.
- Sign the Code of Ethics Card
- Send the completed Code of Ethics Card along with the appropriate dues to the secretary as indicated on the application form.
You can download the forms in PDF format. You’ll need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® to view and print the different forms.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 1 FOR APRIL ELECTION, BY MAY 1 FOR JULY ELECTION, BY AUGUST 1 FOR OCTOBER ELECTION, BY NOVEMBER 1 FOR JANUARY ELECTION
$145.00 Husband and Wife: ($90.00 initiation* & $55.00 annual dues)
$75.00 Individual: ($45.00 initiation & $30.00 annual dues)
$60.00 Junior (under 18): ($45.00 initiation & $15.00 annual dues)
*Initiation fee is $45.00 each
Note to Foreign Applicants
Applicants residing outside the United States are assessed a yearly mailing surcharge as follows:
Canadian and Mexican Applicants: $5.00
All other Foreign Applicants: $10.00
1. Please complete all parts of the application form including your 9 number zip code. A husband and wife applying together must complete individual forms.
2. Your application must be sponsored by two members of the American Spaniel Club. Select two (2) members of the A.S.C. who are most familiar with your interests and activities in dogs to sponsor your application. Ask them to complete the Sponsor Form and return the form to you. Note: Sponsors may endorse a husband and wife membership on one form.
DEFINITION OF SPONSOR:
- a) a member in good standing of A.S.C.
b) an individual who has known you for at least six (6) months
c) sponsors cannot be members of the same household or members of the applicant’s household
- Mail the following to:
6973 Davis-Boone Road
Boones Mill VA 24065-2133
- a) Application Form with signature of your Zone Director (See address below). In case of foreign applicants, the President’s signature.
b) Both Sponsors’ Endorsements
c) Payment in U.S. Funds(U.S. Money Orders or Canadian Money Orders for U. S. Funds) for membership dues and initiation fee and mailing surcharge, if applicable, indicated above. Checks on foreign banks for U.S. Funds are NOT acceptable.
d) Signed Code of Ethics Card
- Your name as well as your sponsors’ names will appear in a mailing to the membership.Members will be given the opportunity within 30 days from the date of this mailing to express in writing their concerns or objections to your membership application. The Board of Directors will review all concerns and objections prior to voting on your application.NOTE: Individuals cannot nominate bitches for Futurity litters until they have been officially elected to membership.
Zone 1 – Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, DC
275 Packers Falls Road
Durham, NH 03824-4402
Zone 2 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
103 Mariners Cove
Hodges, SC 29653
Zone 3 – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
13730 West Barr Road
Manhattan, IL 60442-9727
Zone 4 – Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
633 Milan Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Zone 5 – Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas
16238 S 43rd East Avenue
Bixby, OK 74008-5108
P.O. Box 9
Benoit, MS 38725-0009
Reasons YOU Should Join The American Spaniel Club
By Ruth Kraeuchi*
The question is often asked —what can a membership in the American Spaniel Club mean to me? If one intends to join an organization with but one thought in mind, “What can I get out of it?” then the organization’s value to that person is of no worth and his membership is inconsequential to the club. But, if he joins with a thought of taking an active interest in the affairs of the club and supporting its various activities, then, and then only, does he become a real asset to the club and the club can really do something for the individual.
First, let us consider the purpose of the American Spaniel Club. The Constitution defines it as follows: “The object of the Club shall be the encouragement of the promotion, breeding and protection of all Sporting Spaniels, and the offering of prizes at Bench Shows, Obedience Trials and Field Trials when so authorized by the Executive Committee of this Club.” Truly a great purpose and one that all sincere breeders should be happy to promote. Such membership aligns the individual with the sincere breeders of the country who have the object of the Club as their objective. Such membership gives each individual member an opportunity to have a part in the control of the future of the breed, to direct its progress as he sees fit by transmitting his thoughts through the proper channels to the Executive Committee. These ideas may be along various lines —the physical characteristics in the handling of Club affairs, along the lines of breeding practices, along the line of changes in the Standard, and many others. It is the desire of the Executive Committee to make the American Spaniel Club a democratic organization, which reflects the wishes of its members at all times.
The activities of the Club are many-fold and include conformation shows, field trials, obedience trials and also an endeavor, through the offer of substantial monetary awards, to encourage the development not only of dual-purpose Cockers, but of tri-purpose dogs (bench, field and obedience) which is a rare thing in any breed —truly a real goal for which to strive, but not an impossible one.
So, rather than consider what the American Spaniel Club can do for a member, think in terms of the honor and prestige to be gained from membership in this wonderful organization; think in terms of having a part in guiding the destinies of the Cocker Spaniel; think in terms of friendships and associations with so many others, all with a common interest.
*Excerpted from the official column of the American Spaniel Club, which appeared in the May 1960 issue of the American Kennel Gazette.