Committee
Duties of the Committee
Chair / Member(s)

AKC Breed Standard

Deals with all issues related to the breed standard

Jeff Bazell – Chair
bazell1@aol.com
Lorene Vickers-Smith
Heather Stants

Social Media

To share ABGA’s vision of connecting the past, managing the present and planning for the future as the primary guardian that protects and improves the Brussels Griffon

Kambria Vance – Chair
kambria.vance@gmail.com
Pam Loeb

Public Education

Coordinates and disseminate information sent to ABGA by AKC Public Education Department

Lisa Straub
straubcl@verizon.net

Health, Research & Breeders Education 

The Health Committee is responsible for developing breed health awareness, resources to aid breeders/owners with information that promotes nutritional and lifetime care specific to the breed, as well as current links and guidelines for genetic health testing. Conducting of Health Surveys to monitor and assess health trends, to communicate survey results and encourage ongoing education by organizing research grants and speakers to inform breeders and owners with the latest information. The goal, to pave a healthy future for the Brussels Griffon breed

Pam Loeb – Chair
rottnutt@aol.com
Cindy Muir
DeDe Stevens
Maureen Rogers
Maxine Gordon

Breeders Education

Donna Vartanian, Chair

Rita Bywater

Susan DePew

Susan Yarnall DVM

Members Education

Cindy Muir, Chair

Illustrated Standard

Handle questions and future revisions of the Illustrated Standard
Disseminate Illustrated Standard

Dayne Thomas – Chair
beagone1@frontier.com
Lorene Vickers-Smith
Dawn Hansen
Heather Stants

Judges Education/Mentor Program

Sanction Judges’ Education Seminars, create and disseminate seminar materials and train presenters. Also to approve members that meet specific criteria to become an ABGA Judges’ Education Mentor

Lorene M. Vickers-Smith – Co-Chair
517-281-7335
smithbros@aol.com
Anne Catterson – Co-Chair
951-656-7667
annecatt@gmail.com
Dawn Hansen
hansengriff@gmail.com
Rhonda Peralta
rhondac.peralta@gmail.com
Heather Stants
hstants@tampabay.rr.com
Pam Waldron
endorgriff@comcast.net

Liaison To Combined
Specialty Clubs of Louisville

Represent ABGA at Combined Specialty Club meetings and communicate information

Maxine Gordon
mpgordon@twc.com

Membership Committee

Process new membership applications

Linda Vance – Chair
fistfaces@aol.com

Ombudsman

Works to settle problems submitted to the satisfaction of both parties

Show Protocol Committee

Maintain contact, answer questions for those holding ABGA show events intheir area, solve problems implementing ABGA Show Events Checklist

Heather Stants-Chair

hstants@tampabay.rr.com

Karin Jaeger

Specialty Judges Selection Committee

Create/maintain list of eligible judges & Sweeps nominations, Hold election of Specialty Sweeps and Breed judges

Mark Jaeger – Chair
mark@markfrancisjaeger.com

ABGA Board Appointments

Ways and Means/
Finance Committee

Receive financial or budget requests from committees and implement through fundraising and allocation

Heidi Campbell- Co-Chair

Robin Schmidt- Co-Chair

National Specialty Trophy Committee

Arrange for trophy donations and select trophies for the Specialties

Dede Stevens

Kelly_31032@yahoo.com

Appointed to
Duties of the Committee
Presently Serving

Audit Review Committee

Review all treasury statements and summaries after 12/3 and before the ABGA annual membership meeting

Pam Waldron – Chair
endorgriff@comcast.net

ABGA Bulletin

Publish and mail Bulletin to members

Anne Catterson – Editor
annecatt@gmail.com
Rhonda Peralta
Francis Flavin

AKC Delegate

Represent ABGA at AKC delegate meetings & reports to ABGA.

The AKC Delegate also leads the AKC Good Sportsmanship Committee.

Delegate to Parent Club’s Conference

Represent ABGA at conference and disseminate information to ABGA

Heather Stants
hstants@tampabay.rr.com

ABGA Historian

Gather and hold in one place historic and contemporary club/breed documents

Jeff Bazell – Chair
bazell1@aol.com

AKC Gazette Columnist

Write the breed column for AKC Gazette

Anne Catterson
AnneCatt@gmail.com

Breed Info and Referral

Send information as requested by public & through AKC phone referral and WebSite

Bobbie Norkus- Chair-East

BNorkus@aol.com

Carole Ross

Carole@zingersworld.com

Delegate to AKC Canine Health Conference

Represent ABGA at Seminar and disseminate information to ABGA

Greetings and Goodwill Committee

Create amity through sending notes of congratulations, condolence, etc. to members

Legislative

Evaluate, report and make recommendations on Legislative issues to the club members

Ken Skuzenski

kskuzenski@gmail.com

Perfomance Events Committee

To increase interest in performance events within the Griffon fancy

Webmaster

Updates website as needed.  Posts information on events upcoming as well as results.

Heather Stants- Chair

hstants@tampabay.rr.com

Mark Jaeger