Committee
Duties of the Committee
Chair / Member(s)

ABGA Breed Standard

Deal with all issues related to the breed standard

Lorene Vickers-Smith (chair)
smithbros@aol.com
Dawn Hansen
Majorie Simon

Social Media

Provide guidance to the membership in the area of social media and associated connectivity.

Francis Flavin (chair)
francis.flavin@verizon.net
Heather Stants
Rhonda Vandermeer

Public Education

Coordinates and disseminate information sent to ABGA by AKC Public Education Dept.

Charitable Giving Analysis

Purpose: Investigate and recommend to the board two charities and suggest donation amount to fulfill ABGA tax exempt status obligation

Carole Ross (Chair)
carole@zingersworld.com
Donna Johnson
Beth-Ann Lane

Breeders’ Education

Mission is to develop & carry out strategies to impart the content of the outline developed by the AKC Breeders’ Education Committee, and help novice breeders

Donna Vartanian (chair)
griffy.land@verizon.net
Jeff Bazell
Anne Catterson
Donna Johnston
Jeff Kestner
Liz Harris

Health & Research

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.

Meg Prior (chair)
meg@megpriorconsulting.com
Nancy Brooks
Cindy Muir
DeDe Stevens
Pam Loeb
Maxine Gordon
Maureen Rogers

Illustrated Standard

Handle questions and future revisions
Disseminate Illustrated Standard

Lorene Vickers-Smith
Smithbros@aol.com
Dawn Hansen
Marjorie Simon

Judges Education

Sanction Judges’ Education Seminars, create and disseminate seminar materials, train presenters.

Lorene M. Vickers-Smith-chair
517-281-7335
smithbros@aol.com

Committee Members:
Anne Catterson AnneCatt@gmail.com
Dawn Hansen hansengriff@gmail.com
Jacque Jones treyj@suddenlink.net
M. Simon marjoriesimon@hotmail.com
Heather Stants hstants@tampabay.rr.com
Karen Wisnieski hobbitgrif@aol.com

Liaison To Combined
Specialty Clubs of Louisville

Represent ABGA at Combined Specialty Club meetings and communicate information

Maxine Gordon
mpgordon@twc.com

Membership Review Committee

Purpose: Process new membership applications sent by the Secretary, prepare each for Secretary’s submission to the Board, and keep the membership database

Linda Vance — chair
FistFaces@aol.com
Liz Harris
Jimmy Neposchlan

Ombudsman

Purpose: works to settle problems submitted to the satisfaction of both parties

Kay Braukman
JBraukman@aol.com

Show Protocol Committee

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

Henry Odum — chair
GriffonWHO@aol.com
James (Jimmy) Neposchlan

Specialty Judges Selection Committee

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

Linda Vance — chair
FistFaces@aol.com
Anne Catterson
Heather Stants

Ways and Means/
Finance Committee

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

Rhonda Vandermeer — chair
newyearsgriffons@yahoo.ca
JoAnn Adamson, Heather Stants, Francis Flavin, Karin Jaeger, Anne Jahelka, Carol Kokkeler, Shauna Maculey, Maureen Rogers, Dede Stevens

National Specialty Trophy Committee

Arrange for trophy donations and select trophies for the Specialties

ABGA Board Appointments

Appointed to
Duties of the Committee
Presently Serving

Audit Review Committee

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

ABGA Bulletin

Publish and mail Bulletin to members

Anne Catterson – Editor
AnneCatt@gmail.com

AKC Delegate

Represent ABGA at AKC delegate meetings & reports to ABGA

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

Kay Braukman
JBraukman@aol.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

JoAnn Adamson
jimijo@hughes.net
Keith Jacobson
Rhonda Vandermeer

Legislative

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

Mark Jaeger
mark.jaeger@gmail.com

Companion Events Committee

To increase interest in performance events within the Griffon fancy