Duties of the Committee
Chair / Member(s)
ABGA Breed Standard
Deal with all issues related to the breed standard
To be the conduit that shares 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. Also to provide guidance to the membership in the area of social media and associated connectivity.
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
Coordinate and present educational topics and materials to the ABGA membership.
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.
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.
Liaison To Combined
Specialty Clubs of Louisville
Represent ABGA at Combined Specialty Club meetings and communicate information
Purpose: Process new membership applications.
Purpose: 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
Specialty Judges Selection Committee
Create/maintain list of eligible judges & Sweeps nominations, Hold election of Specialty Sweeps and Breed judges
Ways and Means/
Receive financial or budget requests from committees and implement through fundraising and allocation.
National Specialty Trophy Committee
Arrange for trophy donations and select trophies for the Specialties
ABGA Board Appointments
Duties of the Committee
Audit Review Committee
Purpose: Review all treasury statements and summaries after 12/3 and before the ABGA annual membership meeting.
Publish and mail Bulletin to members
Represent ABGA at AKC delegate meetings & reports to ABGA
Delegate to Parent Club’s Conference
Represent ABGA at conference and disseminate information to ABGA
Gather and hold in one place historic and contemporary club/breed documents
AKC Gazette Columnist
Write the breed column for AKC Gazette
Breed Info and Referral
Send information as requested by public & through AKC phone referral and WebSite
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
Evaluate, report and make recommendations on Legislative issues to the club members
Perfomance Events Committee
To increase interest in performance events within the Griffon fancy