Chesapeake Club's Affiliated Regional Club Guidelines
- To foster
cooperation between ACC and Regional Chesapeake Bay Retriever Clubs,
and to encourage Regional Clubs to affiliate with ACC.
acknowledge our common purposes: educate, protect and promote
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers in all AKC and related activities and to
maintain the integrity and multi-purpose aspect of the breed.
clubs agree to support the "Specific Purposes" in the ACC Bylaws and
recognize that ACC is responsible for maintaining the definition of the
clubs must be AKC accredited or licensed, or be organized as per AKC
guidelines and actively pursuing AKC accreditation or licensing.
- When seeking
ACC-affiliation, regional club shall submit an application requesting
affiliation, their club Bylaws, Code of Ethics (if applicable), and
list of current Officers and Directors (to include addresses and
contact info.). Updated Officer and Director list shall be re-submitted
annually, after election.
- Application/date approval for ACC-affiliate
regional club specialty should be submitted to the ACC Regional Club
Coordinator (as designated by the ACC Board), preferably no less than 9
months prior to the proposed show date. In addition, any other major
event dates should be coordinated with ACC to avoid conflicts.
- ACC shall
appoint an ACC Affiliated Regional Club Coordinator to liaise with
affiliated regional clubs (need not be a Board member) or designate the
ACC Secretary to be the affiliate club contact.
inter-club communications, including but not limited to the
- ACC Bulletin
- affiliate clubs are encouraged to send event
information to the Bulletin Calendar; and report on their events w/
articles (not to exceed one page).
- ACC Directory
and website will list names/contact information for
clubs may (within reason) reprint articles of interest from
ACC Bulletin in their newsletters or at club website.
information on health, rescue and education issues
Encourage joint participation and/or
co-sponsorship of events (supported shows, hunt tests, WD/X/Q,
obedience matches, health clinics, etc.) when practical. Affiliate
clubs, area ACC members and ACC Regional Directors are encouraged to
PROCEDURES / INSURANCE:
to co-sponsor events shall include a proposal of how to share
costs/distribution of funds/profits/losses, and will be considered on a
case by case basis by the regional club liaison or appropriate ACC
- Any affiliate club wishing to host an ACC
Specialty (Field or Show) will agree to keep all accounting separate
from that of the regional affiliate club and must follow the ACC
Event Guidelines and ACC Financial Policy for Events. The Event
Chairperson and Treasurer must meet the requirements to hold those
positions as set forth in the ACC Show Manual.
insurance coverage will be the responsibility of the
Affiliated Regional Club. For ACC co-sponsored events
ACC insurance coverage may apply. Regional Club should contact the
ACC treasurer for information on