Section 1. Classes of membership
A. There shall be six classes of membership.
- Regular member
- National member
- Breeder member
- Trainer/Teacher member
- Nonpaying member
B. All members by joining the organization agree to abide by these by-laws, the corporate charter and all rules of the organization.
Section 2. Qualifications for membership
A. A Regular member shall be any member of a local club, state organization and the national organization.
B. A National member shall be a member not belonging to a local club or state organization, but belonging directly to the National American Alsatian Club™. Dues shall be paid directly to the NAAC at the following address: 4175 Winnetka Road White City, Oregon 97503.
C. A Breeder member shall be an individual engaged in teaching and furthering the art of breeding. The Breeder member must first be a member of a local club and state organization or be a National member. The Breeder advisory board, elected at each annual American Alsatian™ gathering, shall implement a method of evaluation for the status of NAAC breeders, and may assess additional dues or fees, to be paid directly to the NAAC.
D. A Trainer/Teacher member shall be an individual engaged in teaching and furthering the art of training. The trainer/teacher member must first be a member of a local club and state organization or be a National wide member. The trainer/teacher advisory board, elected at each annual American Alsatian™ gathering, shall implement a method of evaluation for the status of NAAC trainer/teachers, and may assess additional dues or fees, to be paid directly to the national organization.
E. A Judge member shall be an entity or individual engaged in business related to the furtherance of the art of breeding and training and the purposes of the organization. Judge members shall have all of the membership privileges except those provided to members of local clubs. They also have the option of joining local clubs. Dues shall be paid directly to the NAAC.
F. A Nonpaying member shall be an individual with interests in the breed. A nonpaying member may not vote.
Section 3. Multiple Memberships
A. Any individual paying local dues to more than one club in the NAAC shall be accorded full membership rights and privileges for each club to which dues are paid.
B. Only one “American Alsatian™ Quarterly” magazine shall be sent per individual, unless additional fees are paid.
C. A member joining more than one local club within the same state shall pay state organization and national organization dues only on the first membership.
D. A member joining more than one state organization shall pay national organization dues on the first membership.
Section 4. Dues
A. Dues for each class of NAAC membership shall be set by the board.
B. Annual dues payable to the local club for each regular member shall include local, state organization, and NAAC dues.
C. Dues shall be payable upon acceptance to membership, thereafter, annually by Feb 1st each year, in a time and manner set forth in the by-laws of the local club and state organization.
D. Annual national organization dues shall include the official magazine, the “American Alsatian™ Quarterly” magazine.
1. Email Quarterly shall be 10.00 per year with voting rights
2. delivered physical magazine shall be 30.00 per year with voting rights
Section 5. Disciplinary Action
A. If the conduct of any member, local club, or state organization shall in the opinion of the board, appear to be injurious to this organization or its purposes, the board may by a two-thirds vote expel such member, local club or state organization. The vote of this disciplinary action may be made by certified mail, fax or e-mail to the NAAC chairman of the board.
B. At least sixty days prior to taking action a written copy of the complaint must be provided to the board, and to the member, local club, or state organization, and a reasonable opportunity given for the entity in question to be heard, not to exceed 60 days.
C. An entity so expelled must discontinue use of the “American Alsatian™” name.
D. An affirmative vote by the board to expel a local club or state organization shall affect the dissolution of the entity, as specified in article XII.