ABMC Policies and Procedures

Event Approval Procedures for American Belgian Malinois Club

All events that are held through or for the American Belgian Malinois Club must have board approval. This includes but is not restricted to: supported entries, regional specialties, obedience trials, agility trials, herding trials, rally trials, tracking trials, seminars, training matches, and any other event that uses the ABMC name.

To obtain board approval for any event a completed “Application for ABMC Club Event” must be completed and must be submitted to the board at least six (6) weeks prior to the
application deadline.

Regional Specialties

The current ABMC Regional Specialty Policy is:

“Regional Specialties will be limited to two specialties a year per region and will not be held within 3 months of the ABMC National Specialty.  There will be no regional specialties within the calendar year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31) in the region which will host the ABMC National Specialty and any supported entries in that region will not be held within 6 months of the ABMC National Specialty. Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the Board on a case by case basis.”

This policy was voted on by the membership in 2008 and can only be changed by a vote of the membership.  The current ABMC Board of Directors encourages Regional Specialties and invites the membership to request approval of Regional Specialties.  In recent months, however, we have received requests for emergency approval of Regional Specialties as they are nearing or past the deadline for submission to AKC.  This BOD will be meeting monthly on the second Thursday and will consider all requests for regional specialties at those meetings only.  We request that your application for Regional Specialties be submitted in a manner to allow time to be considered at the meetings.

Event_Application (PDF)

Event_Application (Word Document)

Reimbursement Procedures

To request reimbursement for an approved expenditure complete and submit the “Check Request Form” with receipts to the club treasurer. Complete forms can be emailed to:

Jane Rothert  tagalongprairie@gmail.com

Check Request [PDF] – Click for file

Check Request [Word .docx] – Click for file