How to form a CWBSA local training club
CWBSA club membership runs from January 1st to December 31st.
Below is the section of the CWBSA bylaws regarding local club membership.
Please read the full bylaws for the complete information regarding CWBSA club membership, available at http://cwbsa.ca/media/1077/cwbsa_bylaws_december2018.pdf
A member club is licensed by CWBSA to conduct IGP Trials, and other events sanctioned by CWBSA. If in good standing a member club may send a voting Delegate to the meeting of The General Board.
A local club may become affiliated and maintain affiliation with CWBSA provided that the club:
a) Consists of at least 2 Belgian Shepherds actively training, and belonging to 2 different club members, members of the CWBSA.
b) Consists of not fewer than three (3) CWBSA members, only two (2) of which may be part of any family membership.
c) Adopts a set of by-laws and provides CWBSA with a copy. These by-laws shall state that the club is and shall be conducted as a non-profit organization and the by-laws shall include: "The objectives of this association shall include the preservation of the Belgian Shepherd in accordance with the Breed Standard as a working dog, to promote humane training methods for the working dog, and to support responsible dog ownership and breeding practices".
d) Pays to CWBSA an annual membership fee, the amount of which will be determined by the General Board of Directors of CWBSA.
e) Supplies to the CWBSA Board of Directors, at the time of application, a list of names and addresses of all club members.
f) Submits a statement signed by two (2) club officers guaranteeing observance of the CWBSA Constitution and Bylaws and ordinances.
g) Is recommended by a member of the Executive Board and approved by the Executive Board of Directors.
h) Holds at least one (1) CWBSA sanctioned event (not-for-profit/only for the benefit of the club) each calendar year beginning January 1 of the year after the year in which the club is granted full member status. The Executive Board of Directors shall approve any waiver of this requirement.
i) If composed of more than six dogs that are being trained at the club, and has a greater number of non-Belgian Shepherds of a specific breed than Belgian Shepherds, must join the Canadian Working Dog Federation (CWDF) member breed club for that breed (CWDF member clubs are listed at http://cwdf.ca/member-clubs).
The yearly fee is $325 - renewal fee $275.
For more information and to apply, please contact one of our board members.