Show Chairman and the Initial Setup
The appointed Show Chairman should solicit volunteers for individual committees,
then appoint or select a Chair Protem for each committee. (The easiest
way is to have the first person that signed up for the committee to act
as Chair Protem.) The Chair Protem should be provided with a copy of that
particular committee guidelines.
Chair Protem Responsibilities
The Chair Protem should set up an initial committee meeting of all volunteers
for the committee. The first order of business should be to briefly share
the Committee Guidelines. The second order of business should be to elect
a permanent Committee Chairman.
Committee Chairman Responsibilities
It should be understood by each committee chairman and committee member
that the show chairman is the final decision maker. Each committee within
its normal responsibility range may choose to request that the show committee
vote on any decision they want more input on. However, if there is a show
committee vote the committee must abide by that decision. The committee
is not obligated to ask for a show committee vote on any of their normal
responsibilities unless the show chairman requests it. As a courtesy any
vote the committee is going to request of the show committee should be
shared with the show chairman in advance so it may be put on the show committee
Report to show chairman who is the committee chairman.
To make sure the committee performs its responsibilities in an efficient,
timely and economical manner.
To attend all show committee meetings or to send a representative from
To report all committee activity to the show committee.
To keep the show chairman informed of all committee activities.
To make sure all committee members are notified of any committee meetings
or show meetings.
To prepare, submit to treasurer, and maintain a committee budget.
To keep all receipts to be submitted to treasurer for reimbursement, and
submit in the format/manner the treasurer requests.
To keep written records of committee meetings and the major points of business.
To submit at conclusion of Specialty a written summary of the committee
Specialty Coordinators - Person(s) appointed by the National Club
to whom the show chairman reports all activity.
Show Chairman - Person who is responsible for running of an AKC
show, seeing that all AKC rules and regulations are met, submitting all
AKC reports, the final decision maker for all show decisions.
Show Committee - Is made up of the show chairman, committee chairmen,
and committee members.
Chair Protem - Temporary chairman of individual committee until
a permanent chair is voted on.
Committee Chairman - Person who is responsible for individual