Membership

Code of Ethics

METROPOLITAN ATLANTA WHIPPET ASSOCIATION CODE OF ETHICS THE METROPOLITAN ATLANTA WHIPPET ASSOCIATION, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS PRIMARY PURPOSE OF SUPPORTING THE WHIPPET AS A PUREBRED DOG AND THROUGH BREEDING, PRESERVING THE UNIQUE BEAUTY AND CHARACTER OF THE BREED AND PROMOTING THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE AND TRAINING OF THESE DOGS, ADOPTS THE FOLLOWING CODE OF ETHICS:

I. THE METROPOLITAN ATLANTA WHIPPET ASSOCIATION, ITS OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AND MEMBERS, ABIDE BY TSHOULD MAINTAIN THOROUGH AND ACCURATE RECORDS ON ALL BREEDING ACTIVITIES AND SALES.

II. ALL MEMBERS SHALL PROVIDE IN A HUMANE MANNER, ADEQUATE FOOD, SHELTER AND VETERINARY CARE FOR THEIR DOGS.

III. ALL MEMBERS IN BREEDING SHALL STRIVE TO UPHOLD THE STANDARD OF THE WHIPPET, AND WILL BREED SELECTIVELY TO UPGRADE THE BREED, INCLUDING BOTH CONFORMATION AND TEMPERAMENT, AND NEITHER SHALL BE SACRIFICED TO ACHIEVE THE OTHER. USE ONLY PHYSICALLY AND TEMPERAMENTALLY SOUND STOCK, AND REFUSE STHE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB’S RULES AND REGULATIONS. EACH MEMBER UD SERVICE TO ANY BITCH THAT IS UNREGISTERABLE. BOTH THE BROOD BITCH AND STUD DOG SHOULD BE CHECKED CLEAR OF CANINE BRUCELLOSIS PRIOR TO BREEDING.

IV. BREEDERS SHALL NOT ENGAGE IN WHOLESALING, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, OF LITTERS OR OF ADULT DOGS. NO BREEDER SHALL SELL PUPPIES OR ADULTS TO PET STORES, DEALERS, CATALOG HOUSES, OR OTHER COMMERCIAL OUTLETS FOR RESALE. NO BREEDER SHALL OFFER A PUPPY OR ADULT DOG AS A PRIZE. BREEDERS SHALL FURNISH AKC REGISTRATION APPLICATION, AND MAKE AVAILABLE HEALTH AND IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION.

V. EXHIBITORS ARE URGED TO CONDUCT THEMSELVES AT ALL TIMES IN A SPORTSMANLIKE AND COURTEOUS MANNER. UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT OF OTHER EXHIBITORS OR HANDLERS IS NEVER AN EXCUSE FOR LACK OF COURTESY.

Application for Membership

METROPOLITAN ATLANTA WHIPPET ASSOCIATION

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

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Date _____________________

Name _____________________________________________________________________

Address ___________________________________________________________________________

City _____________________________ St. __________________ Zip _______________

Home Phone (_____)__________________ Work Phone (_____)___________________ e-mail ___________________

Birthday (year not necessary except for junior member)____________________________________________________

Occupation ________________________________________________________________________________________

What breed(s) of dog do you own ? _____________________________________________________________________ How long ? _______________________________________How many ? ______________________________________

Check your dog-related interests: (check as many as apply)

_______ Shows _______ Lure coursing _______ Obedience _______ Pet Owner _______ Breeder _______ Other (please specify)_______________________________________________________________________

I am interested in assisting with the following projects:

_______ Show Committee _______ Field Committee _______ Fund Raising _______ Publications

_______ Hospitality _______ Trophies & Awards _______ Public Education & Awareness

_______ Other (please specify) _______________________________________________________________________

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Check One

_______ Regular Member – For applicants living within 50 miles of Atlanta . Dues are $15.00 annually and entitles

you to voting privileges. Requires signature and statement of recommendation from two

members in good standing (not of the same household).

_______ Associate Member – For applicants living more than 50 miles from Atlanta . No voting privileges. Dues are

$12.50 annually. Recommendation from two club members in good standing is required.

_______ Junior Member – Must be under 18 years of age. No dues. No voting privileges.

_______ Family Membership – Same requirements as above. Dues for regular membership are $25.00. Dues for

associate membership is $20.00.

Application is to be forwarded to the Membership Chairman with dues. (Checks made payable to MAWA). The application will be discussed and passed on by the Board and discussed by the membership and after two publications in the newsletter, will be voted on by the members. This takes approximately three (3) months. This is per AKC rules.

I have read and agree to abide by the Metropolitan Atlanta Whippet Association Code of Ethics and Constitution and By-Laws and will support the club in its endeavors. I also agree to abide by all rules and regulations set forth by the AKC .

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Signature Signature

Sponsor #1 _________________________________________________

Recommendation: _____________________________________________________________________

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Sponsor #2 _________________________________________________

Recommendation: _____________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Date received: _____________________________ First reading: ___________________________

Dues paid: _____________________________ Second reading: ___________________________

Date approved: ___________________________