Committee Procedures

Committee Procedures PDF

MASCUSA Committees

Breed Health Research and Education Committee

Charter: Download PDF


Breed Standard Evaluation and Education Committee

Charter: Download PDF


Nationals Committee

Charter: Plan and organize the National Specialty.


Special Programs Committee

Charter: Develop club programs for the Miniature American Shepherd to include Hall of Fame Kennels, Hall of Fame Sire/Dams, Versatility Awards, Top 20 Merit Conformation, and MVMAS Program. Also discuss recognizing Top 20 MAS in each of AKC's performance/companion events.


Events Committee

Charter: Organization and/or support of events such as Meet the Breeds, Supported Entries, and Specialties.


Application Process for Committee Volunteers

Interested members are encouraged to apply to volunteer on a committee. Requirements for serving on a committee include:

  • a minimum of 6 consecutive months In Good Standing (IGS) prior to appointment
  • access to email for electronic communication
  • access to phone services for (sometimes long) telephone conference calls
  • the time to devote to committee work
  • expertise or experience in the area in which you are volunteering
  • any of the above requirements may be waived by the Board of Directors

Download the Committee application below and then submit the application via email. You will be contacted by the board to discuss your interests and what you feel you have to contribute to the work at hand.

Committee Application PDF