Committees

Men and Women at Work . . . on Behalf of Cairns and Our Club

The following table lists members working at the National level, along with the names and email addresses of the Chairs or Coordinators of each activity. Everyone is invited to become involved. Please let our CTCA President, Karen Wilson (gkarengary@aol.com), or any of the leads listed below, know how and where you’d like to join in!

2017 Committees and Working Groups

ActivityFocusChairperson
ADOA Delegate

No chairman yet appointed

AKC Breeder Referral Allen, Barbara
AKC Delegate Davis, Pam
AKC Gazette Columnist

No chairman yet appointed

AKC Legislative Liaison

No chairman yet appointed

Awards Delyea, Nancy
Board/Foundation Liaison Wilson, Beth Wilder
Cairn Terrier in America

No chairman yet appointed

Complaint Management

No chairman yet appointed

CTCA CentennialSpecial committee dedicated to planning the CTCA Centennial event in May 2017 Wills, Patrice
EducationProvide education for Cairn breeders and owners, focusing on well-being, breeding, and conditioning. Reynolds, Dayle
FinanceMonitor the finances and financial management process of the CTCA. Chiquette, Angelika
Foundation of the CTCA

The CTCA Foundation is a 501c3 organization with its own constitution and bylaws, separate from the CTCA.

The Foundation funds research on health-related issues and activities that further public understanding of the Cairn and educates owners and breeders.

McDonald, Pamela G.
Gifts and BequestsWork with donors to facilitate special gifts and bequests to the CTCA. Wills, Patrice
GovernanceProvide ad hoc counsel on governance issues. Davis, Pam
Health-Related ConcernsPromote and maintain awareness of the latest information related to health concerns affecting Cairns. Provide liaisons to assist with questions on particular diseases affecting Cairns. Coordinate with the Education Committee to provide appropriate information to Cairn breeders and owners. Coordinate with the CTCA Foundation regarding desired research directions.

No chairman yet appointed

HistoryCapture and disseminate information on the history of the Cairn breed and of the CTCA. Godwin, Thomas
HonorsRecognize and honor members who have belonged for 40 years or more.

No chairman yet appointed

Illustrated StandardEnhance understanding of the existing Standard, through expanded language and illustrations in a new Illustrated Standard booklet. Nabors, Lynne
Judges Ballot ProcedureConduct the balloting process to select judges for the two National Specialties and Sweepstakes. Gregg, Paula
Judges EducationProvide seminars, ring-side mentoring, and educational materials for judges new to the breed. Lucier, Marly A.
Junior Showmanship Havlik, Vicki Lynn
Media Committee Dove, Anne
MembershipManage the process of vetting and welcoming new members to the CTCA. Phillips, Dawn
National SpecialtyPlan and produce the National Specialty Weekend, including the Sweepstakes, Friday dinner, and Saturday social event. Coordinate with other committees regarding their involvement in the weekend, including Education, Performance, and Ways and Means. Wills, Patrice
NewsletterPublish a quarterly news magazine of mass appeal to all fanciers of the Cairn. Flory, DiAnn
Performance EventsEncourage, reward, and document the achievement of Performance Cairns across the country. Havlik, Vicki Lynn
Permanent Show Committee

No chairman yet appointed

Recognition of MeritExplore the feasibility of implementing a new conformation award, the Recognition of Merit. Vernuccio, Joseph R.
RescueAssist in the rescue of needy Cairns by providing information about rescue and offering local contacts to people looking to adopt and/or surrender a Cairn.

No chairman yet appointed

Roving National SpecialtyPlan and produce the Roving National Specialty Weekend, including the Sweepstakes and dinner. Kent, William
Standard Review Wills, Patrice
Ways and MeansRaise funds for use by the CTCA. White, Rebecca
WebsiteProvide outreach, education and support to owners and potential owners of Cairn Terriers; provide useful information about the Cairn Terrier Club of America, its members, affiliate clubs and events; provide resources regarding the nature, history, health, care, and well-being of Cairn Terriers. Delyea, Nancy
YearbookPublish an annual record of the accomplishments of CTCA members' Cairns. MacGregor, Katrina