The Australian Terrier Club of America recognizes each member and dog who achieves an AKC title in the form of a complimentary plaque with the Club logo and the member’s name. The dog’s name and title and date will be on a gold adhesive bar to be added to the plaque. A member may purchase a second wooden plaque when the first one has been filled.
· ATCA Awards are complimentary and are for members only.
· In the case of co-ownership in performance and companion events, the handler of the dog must be an ACTA member. For conformation, the award will be made to the member whose name is listed first on the registration.
· The title applied for must have been acquired after the person becomes an ATCA member.
· Additional plaques may be ordered and paid for by written request to the Awards Chair accompanied by payment
· All title awards must be applied for by the member to the Award’s Chair and the AKC title certificate must accompany the request.
· Awards must be applied for within 24 months of the title date. Awards are retroactive beginning January 1, 2010.
Susan Saulvester Awards Chair
Other Member Awards listed below have their own guidelines listed individually by title
HENDERSON OBEDIENCE AWARDS PROCEDURES
Established in 1974 by Jane Henderson
SCOPE: This award will be given annually to the dog/handler team with the highest sum of three qualifying scores in only Novice A or Novice B, Open A or Open B, or Utility A or Utility B. The same dog/handler may win this award in all 3 categories (Novice, Open and Utility).
PURPOSE: This award is to recognize the achievements of acquiring a Novice, Open or Utility AKC title.
1. Applicant must be a member of ATCA in good standing. At least one of the qualifying scores must be earned after being a member of ATCA for 6 months.
2. The applicant with the 3 highest average score for Novice A or B will be awarded the Henderson Obedience Award for Novice. Once a dog handler team has won this award, that particular dog/handler team is no longer eligible for this level award.
3. The applicant with the 3 highest average score for Open A or B will be awarded the Henderson Obedience Award for Open. Once a dog/handler team has won this award, that particular dog/handler team is no longer eligible for this level award.
4. The applicant with the 3 highest average score for Utility A or B will be awarded the Henderson Obedience Award for Utility. Once a dog/handler team has won this award, that particular dog/handler team is no longer eligible for this level award.
5. Qualification period is calendar year – January 1 through December 31.
1. The applicant is responsible for submitting their request to the Awards Committee which must contain their scores and a copy of their Certificate of Title from AKC. This may include scores obtained while the dog is completing its title, as well as scores obtained while the dog is being shown for sixty days following the completion of its title as allowed by AKC.
2. Submission for the Henderson Award must be received 60 days prior to the National.
1. Each category (Novice, Open, and Utility) winning applicant will receive an award of $50 cash.
2. Each winning applicant will receive a certificate from ATCA titled “Henderson Award for Excellence in Obedience”.
3. The award will be distributed at the ATCA Annual Meeting. If the applicant is not present, the check and certificate will be mailed.
1. Funding for the $150 annually will be through private contributions and not from ATCA funds. Excess will be held by the ATCA Treasurer and will remain in the Henderson Award Fund for future years.
ATCA VERSATILITY AWARD