Committees

Committee members are appointed by the board of directors to enhance the programs of ASCA.

The Board will appoint volunteers with Full ASCA memberships to Program Committees for a period of two years at the Spring Board of Directors’ meeting.  For the Stockdog Committee,   Judges will renew in odd-numbered years and contestants will renew in even-numbered years.

Committees shall normally be made up of no more than fifteen (15) ASCA members including the Chairperson. Ideally, the Committee shall have at least one Member and no more than two Members from each ASCA regions.

The Stockdog Committee will consist of seven active ASCA trial contestants and five ASCA approved Stockdog Judges. One contestant shall be appointed from each of the seven geographic regions. Judges shall be appointed on an at large basis. Contestants may only fill the Contestant positions and Stockdog Judges may only fill the Judge positions.

Are you interested in being a part of an ASCA Program Committee?
Is there an ASCA Program that you feel passionate about?

ASCA needs dedicated people that want to be a part of the future of  ASCA. To be a committee member send an Application To Join An ASCA Committee to the executive secretary any time throughout the year. ASCA membership is required. In addition, you should be a judge or competing in or have competed in the Program Committee you are applying for.

If you have a question for a Committee Chair for a particular program, please click on the chair’s name for that specific program. You can find their names listed under the Liaison Person for each specific program. Click on their name and send them an email with your question.

The ASCA regions are:

REGION 1: WA, OR, ID, MT, AK
REGION 2: CA, NV, AZ, UT, HI
REGION 3: CO, WY, NE, KS, ND, NU, SD, MB, SK, AB, BC, YT, NT
REGION 4: MI, IA, IL, OH, WI, MN, IN, MO, KY
REGION 5: AR, LA, MS, AL, TN, NC, SC, GA, FL, TX, NM, OK
REGION 6: ME, NH, VT, NY, RI, MA, CT, PA, NJ, WV, VA, MD, DE, DC, ON,
QC, NS, NB, PE, NF
REGION 7: Europe

Agility Committee
Liaison: Jan Wesen – jan@janwesen.com
Chair: Jan Niblock* (2022) – aussieoh@yahoo.com
Region 1: Chet Katwyk* (2023), Sandra Katzen (2023)
Region 2: Sherry Butler* (2023), Diana Curl (2023), Nicole Watts (2023)
Region 3: Claudia Yearsley (2023)
Region 4:
Region 5: Andrea Hoffmann* (2022)
Region 6: Michael Kurdzo (2022), Heather Tyler (2023), Donalee McElrath (2023)
Region 7: Natascha Wagenaar-Herbergs (2022)
Agility Course Reviewers: Judy Boone, Sandra Katzen, Pamela Bryant-Meeks, Richard Pittman, Sherry Butler
Apprentice Agility Course Reviewers: Sue Graham

Aussie Times Committee:
Jean Roberts – jeanroberts.asca@gmail.com
Gina Larson – ginalarson.asca@gmail.com
Jan Wesen – jan@janwesen.com

Conformation Committee
Liaison: Susan Byrne – susanbyrne.asca@gmail.com
Chair: Mary Hellmeister* (2023) – mary@blackvelvetaussies.com
Region 1: Debbie Martin (2022)
Region 2:
Region 3: Brandy Greenhagen* (2022)
Region 4: Joyce Charron (2023), Ann DeChant* (2022)
Region 5: Betty Jaco* (2023), Gail Karamalegos* (2023), David Clayton (2023)
Region 6: Peter Kontos (2022)
Region 7:  Myrjam Langen* (2023)

Dock Jumping Committee
Liaison: Jan Wesen – jan@janwesen.com
Chair: Heidi Mobley (2023) – whaussies@gmail.com
Region 1:
Region 2: Alexi Staples (2023), Warene Waters (2023)
Region 3: Kristina Churchill (2022)
Region 4: Jen Bunker (2023), Tina Lass (2022)
Region 5:  Pam Smith (2023), Jennifer Bertrand (2023)
Region 6: Sandra Czarny (2022), Renee St. Jacques (2023)
Region 7:

Hall of Fame Committee
Liaison: Denise Creelman – denisecreelman10@gmail.com
Chair: Kristina Churchill (2022) – Ishok9@gmail.com
Region 1:
Region 2: Lynda Peppel (2022)
Region 3:
Region 4: Melissa Borde (2023), Ann DeChant (2023)
Region 5: Dorothy Montano (2022), Laura Gibson (2023), Rachel Vest (2023), Lori Fausett (2023)
Region 6:
Region 7:

History Committee
Liaison: Jean Roberts – jeanroberts.asca@gmail.com
Chair: Ann DeChant (anndechant.asca@gmail.com)
Region 1:
Region 2:
Region 3:
Region 4: Robbi Norman (2023), Sunday Miles (2022)
Region 5: Jeanne Joy Hartnagle Taylor (2022)
Region 6: Cindy King (2023)
Region 7: Dorien Vogelaar (2023)

Junior Committee
Liaison: Ann McCabe – starryskyaussies@gmail.com
Chair: Andrea Bair* (2022) – juncasjimpop@yahoo.com
Region 1: Bryn Elliott* (2023)
Region 2: Susan Harris* (2022), Donalyn Shock (2022), Shelby Shank (2023), Bailey Crader (2022)
Region 3:
Region 4: Soren Smail (2022)
Region 5: Mallori Bryan (2022), Bayley Williams (2023)
Region 6: Deb St. Jacques* (2023)
Region 7: Svenja Hagedorn* (2023)

Legislative Committee
Liaison: Jean Roberts – jeanroberts.asca@gmail.com
Chair: Susan Beals (2023) – bealsie2@gmail.com
Region 1:
Region 2:
Region 3: Darcy Gardiner (2023)
Region 4: Sunday Miles (2022)
Region 5: Jay Kiper (2023)
Region 6:
Region 7:

Most Versatile Aussie Committee
Liaison: Jan Wesen – jan@janwesen.com
Chair: Janet Colby (2022) jc.colby@mac.com
Region 1:
Region 2: Curt Uritz (2022)
Region 3:
Region 4: Sandra Hawkins (2023)
Region 5: Andrea Hoffmann (2022), Lori Fausett (2022), Renee Watson (2023)
Region 6:
Region 7:

Nationals Advisory Committee
Liaison: Rick Gann –  rgann.asca@gmail.com
Chair: Laura Gibson – chaseaussies@aol.com
Members: Denise Creelman, Renee Watson

Obedience Committee
Liaison: Jean Roberts – jeanroberts.asca@gmail.com
Chair: Betsy Coleman (2022) – betsycoleman123@outlook.com
Region 1: Hilary Hines (2023), Karen Gray (2022), Laurie Rubin* (2023)
Region 2: Laurie Rubin* (2023)
Region 3: Marilyn Cherry (2022), Nita Gandara (2023)
Region 4: Joyce Charron (2023), Beth MacLehose (2023)
Region 5: Sandy Walroth* (2022), Pat Pierce* (2022)
Region 6:
Region 7: Guenter Geisel* (2022)

Rally Committee
Liaison: Rick Gann rgann.asca@gmail.com
Chair: Karen Black* (2022) – karenblackrally@gmail.com
Region 1:
Region 2: Sue Graham (2023), Diana Curl (2023)
Region 3: Joan Skinner* (2022), Etta Wertz (2023)
Region 4:  Cynthia Hokes (2023)
Region 5: Corinne Shanks* (2023), Terri Rein (2022)
Region 6: Leah Swatko* (2021), Kathryn Meyer (2023)
Region 7: Guenter Geisel* (2023)

Scent Search Committee
Liaison: Denise Creelman – denisecreelman10@gmail.com
Chair: Donna Armstrong (2022) – upncomin@msn.com
Region 1: Kiddy Christie (2022), Sandra Tung (2022), Noel Ritter (2023)
Region 2: Sheigh Crabtree (2022), Leslie Fassio (2022), Bev Peabody (2022)
Region 3:
Region 4: Sandy Thompson (2022),  Jacquelyn Kobierecki (2022)
Region 5: Deborah Divich (2022), Becky Barnes (2023), Pam Miller (2023)
Region 6: Kathi Filar (2022), Kathryn Meyer (2022)
Region 7:

Stockdog Committee
Liaison: Rick Gann rgann.asca@gmail.com
Chair: Dan Sanderson (2022) – dan@dannomail.com
Region 1: Nate Bake (2022) – nate3bake@gmail.com
Region 2: Terri Jones (2022) – justintyme1999@hotmail.com
Region 3: Cathy Lowe (2022) – kansaausse@yahoo.com
Region 4: Dan Sanderson^ (2022) – dan@dannomail.com
Region 5: Jacqueline Tinker (2022) – workingdogsupply@gmail.com
Region 6: Dennis Witham (2022) – dmwitham@roadrunner.com
Region 7: Matteo Campedelli (2022) – matteo.campedelli@gmail.com
At-Large Judges:
Jamie Burns (2023) – aussiedogs@totalnet.us
Andrea Hoffmann* (2023) – andrea@istariaussies.com
Deb Conroy* (2023) – conroyfarm@hotmail.com
^ Appointed to represent a region they are not from since there were no other applicants to represent that region.

Tracking Committee
Liaison: Jan Wesen – jan@janwesen.com
Chair: Jacqueline Tinker (2022)
Region 1: Lisa Klein (2023), Maia Halvorsen (2023)
Region 2:
Region 3:
Region 4: Joyce Charron (2022), Beth MacLehose (2022), Sandra Hawkins (2023)
Region 5:
Region 6: Laurie Shuren (2023)
Region 7: Marja Teegelbeckers (2023)

* Indicates the member is a judge in that program.
(Dates) indicate when the member’s term on the committee expires.