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, Kari Loken (presidentctca@gmail.com), or any of the leads listed below, know how and where you’d like to join in!

2020 Committees and Working Groups

ActivityFocusChair
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 Erickson, Tamara J.
Cairn Terrier in America

No chairman yet appointed

Complaint Management

No chairman yet appointed

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. Bond, Vernard
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.

Erickson, Tamara J.
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. Wilson, Karen
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. Kornylo, John
Judges EducationProvide seminars, ring-side mentoring, and educational materials for judges new to the breed. Vernuccio, Joseph R.
Junior Showmanship Vines, Abigail Brooke
Media Committee Stewart, Leslie Klipper
Meet The Breeds

No chairman yet appointed

MembershipManage the process of vetting and welcoming new members to the CTCA. Phillips, Dawn
Mentorship Gilpin, Wayne
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. Westlund, Ryan
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. Gould, Patricia
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. Morris, Linda
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. Loken, Kari