Membership in the USACTC

Purposes

The United States of America Coton de Tulear Club is an organization devoted to the preservation and welfare of the Coton de Tuléar breed. With this in mind, the USACTC, Inc. has defined a standard of excellence for the breed by sponsoring exhibitions for the comparison and improvement of the breeding population and also for the education of our breeders and fanciers. We provide breed specific information for judges, Coton owners, exhibitors and admirers. Our goal is to produce a Coton that is uniform in type, sound of mind and body, and suited to its purpose as a small versatile companion.

Functions of USACTC

Members of the Coton de Tulear Club, in general, companion owners, veteran breeders, exhibitors and judges. They have, through years of experience, gained extensive knowledge about the Coton. It is their function, as members of the Parent Club, to define and preserve the Standard of the Ideal Coton and to advance the general welfare of the breed. USACATC, at present, one annual a year, one of which precedes the National specialty.

There are six types of Membership

Regular Membership.  (1 vote in all Club matters requiring a vote) is for those members who are United States residents and who own a Coton de Tuléar .

Household Membership.  (2 votes in all Club matters requiring a vote) is for those members who are United States residents living in the same household who own a Coton de Tuléar .   Associate Membership is for those members who do not own a Coton de Tuléar. These members shall have no vote.

Sponsor Membership is for first time members owning a Coton de Tulear and sponsored by the breeder of their dog. These members shall have no vote.

Lifetime Membership is a membership in the USACTC, Inc. that is bestowed upon certain individuals who, at the discretion of the Board, are deserving of such an entitlement. Those members upon who lifetime membership status is conferred by the Board shall have the full rights and voting privileges of regular membership. Lifetime members are not required to renew membership in the Club each year, nor are they required to pay annual dues.

Junior Membership is open to children under 18 years of age; a non-voting non-office holding membership.
Foreign Membership is for those individuals who are not U.S. residents (or its territories and possessions). Foreign members shall be entitled to all club privileges except voting and office holding.
Foreign Household Membership is for members living in the same household who are not U.S. residents. Foreign household members shall be entitled to all club privileges except voting and office holding.