(a) Application for Membership, including a Personal Statement
(b) Sponsor’s Recommendation
(c) The Code of Ethics
(d) The Annual Dues and Fees Schedule
STEPS TO MEMBERSHIP:
1. Read the ITCA Constitution and Bylaws found in the (About ITCA Section) – you are asked to abide by them and sign a statement stating so on the Application for Membership.
2. Read the ITCA Code of Ethics – you are required to sign both copies, keep one copy and return the other with your Application for Membership.
3. Carefully and completely fill out the Application for Membership including a personal statement about your experience with dogs, how you came to know/own Irish Terriers, and what led you to wish to join the club.
4. Prepare a check made out to the ITCA for the appropriate amount based on the Annual Dues and Fees schedule.
5. Send your sponsor the completed Application for Membership (2 pages), a signed copy of the Code of Ethics, the Sponsor’s Recommendation page. Ask your sponsor to complete the Sponsor’s Recommendation and then have your sponsor send ALL three documents to the Membership Secretary below.
6. The application forms can be filled out electronically (fill-able pdf form) or by hand. To fill out the pdf electronically, download to your computer, fill out the form, electronically sign by clicking the pen/sign icon on the top and follow the drop down menu instructions, email completed forms to your sponsor, and mail your check to the Membership Secretary below. Adobe Acrobat Reader software is required.
7. Once the completed application packet has been received by the Membership Secretary, copies will distributed to the ITCA Board of Governors for consideration. This process may take some time. Contact the Membership Secretary using the contact form below if you have any questions about the process or the forms.
REMINDER! GET READY! BIDDING BEGINS FRIDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2022 at 12:00 am ITCA 125th ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL SPECIALTY TAKE-HOME PRIZE SPONSORSHIP AUCTION As most of you know, 2022 is a very special year for the ITCA. We will be celebrating our 125th Anniversary. To help make the 125th ITCA Anniversary National Specialty Show extra special, we are offering significantly upgraded take-home prizes. It is our hope this sponsorship auction will help offset the higher cost of trophies and at the same time make the 125th National Specialty a spectacular historical event! Here is how it works: ITCA has provided below a list and photos of its top take-home prizes, including upgraded framed rosettes. If you would like to sponsor the offering of one of these prizes, you can submit bids on one or more of the listed take-home prizes. All winning sponsorships of take-home prizes offered in the auction will be listed in the show catalog as offered by the ITCA and the winning sponsor. If you are the winning sponsor of a one or more trophies, you may offer the prize in your name, or you can honor a Heart Dog, Mentor or Friend. Group Sponsors are limited to four individual names. Auction: Bids Open at 12:00 am (Eastern) January 13, 2022 and will close 11:59 pm (Eastern) on February 28, 2022 Bidding is open to Individuals and ITCA Regional Clubs We will accept bids on our FACEBOOK page and via e-mail at Swimcoach@comcast.net. The leading bid for sponsorship of each take-home prize will be updated every few days via email and on Facebook.