Types of Membership
- Single Membership - are available to those that meet the eligibility requirements of the DSFCA and allow each member to enjoy all privileges of the Club including the right to vote, hold office, serve on committees and count in a quorum. A Single Membership carries one vote.
Household Membership - Two members of the same household, 18 years of age or older, may join with membership dues equivalent to one and one-half times the single membership rate per annum. Each of these members will have one vote. Only one member of a household membership, at any one time, may hold office in the Association, provided that they are residents of the United States.
- A Breeder Membership - may be granted to those who apply for this category of membership to the Board of Directors. A breeder member must meet the eligibility requirements of the DSFCA and agrees to abide not only with the Code of Ethics, Constitution and Bylaws of the DSFCA, but also to the DSFCA Breeders Guidelines. A breeder member may hold office in the Association, provided that they are residents of the United States. A breeder member will have one vote.
Payment of Dues
Due are payable on or before the start of the membership year on the first day of May. Dues will be considered late on the second day of May.
New Memberships Following Start of Membership Year
New memberships may be applied for and granted with dues charged in a prorated manner. Any new memberships sought in the period of June through August require dues that are 80% of the annual membership category. New memberships sought between September to November will require dues of 60% of the annual membership category. New memberships sought between December and February will require dues of 40% of the annual membership category.
New memberships sought between March and May will require full dues for the next year in the desired membership category. These will be full annual memberships commencing the first day of May.
Application for Membership.
Each applicant for membership in the DSFCA shall apply on a Board-approved Application for Membership, which shall provide that the applicant agrees to abide by the Constitution, Bylaws and Code of Ethics of the Association.
Copies of DSFCA documents are located here:
DSFCA Breeding Ethics and Guidelines