Becoming a Member

Membership in the Evergreen Basenji Club is open to any person of good repute and sportsmanship, who subscribe to the EBC Bylaws and Breeder’s Code of Ethics, and are in good standing with the American Kennel Club (AKC) and/or the American Sighthound Field Association (ASFA).

Three types of membership are available:

  1. Regular: Any person whose application for membership has been approved by the Club, who has reached his 18th birthday, and supports the activities of the Club through participation or contribution. Regular members in good standing have voting privileges and can hold an office position on the board.

  2. Affiliate: Any person whose application for membership has been approved by the Club, who has reached his 18th birthday, and supports the activities of the Club through participation or contribution, but who lives outside our meeting attendance area. Affiliate Members have the same privileges and responsibilities as Regular members with the exception of voting or holding office. Dues will be the same as Regular membership.

  3. Junior: Any person prior to his 18th birthday shall be a Junior Member. He shall have the same privileges as a regular member, with the exception of holding office. Jr. members who join without a parent (solo) shall be accompanied by a parental release form absolving EBC of any liability. Jr. Members over the age of 14 shall be eligible to vote as regular members. Solo dues shall be $15.

Dues:

Annual dues are $25 for single membership and $30 for family membership.

Applying for membership:

Prospective Regular Members must attend a minimum of two (2) general meetings within a four month period prior to the submission of the application. Prospective Affiliate Members need not attend meetings prior to the submission of the application. Each applicant for Membership shall complete a written membership application. Each applicant shall be sponsored by two regular members. The Sponsors will submit a written recommendation for the applicant. Accompanying the application, the prospective member shall submit dues payment for the current year. All applications are to be filed with the corresponding secretary. Each application and recommendation is to be read at the first General Meeting of the club following its receipt. At the next General Meeting, following discussion from the floor, a vote shall be taken. Affirmative votes of three fourths (3/4) of the regular members present and voting at that meeting shall be required to elect the applicant. The applicant may not attend the meeting at which voting is scheduled. A spouse residing in the same household as a member may apply for membership by submitting an application and dues.

EBC General Meeting:

Please see the Calendar for next meeting location and time.