|Application for Membership Form||Sponsoring an Applicant|
|Change of Membership Status Form||ALAC Constitution|
|Membership Checklist||ALAC Code of Ethics|
|Associate Membership Application|
Thank you for your interest in the American Lhasa Apso Club (ALAC). ALAC seeks members who are interested in promoting and improving the breed. You are not required to be a breeder or an exhibitor to become a member; however, you must be at least 18 year old. The information and links on this page should help you through the application process.
The first step - read the ALAC Code of Ethics. Members are expected to abide by this Code. If you don't think that you can do so, the application process should end here.
The second step - If you agree to abide by the Code of Ethics, you need to find sponsors who are already ALAC members. Applicants for membership are required to have two ALAC sponsors. These sponsors must have been members of ALAC for at least one year, must be in good standing with the club, and must be from separate households. The sponsors will sign your application form and provide the Membership Chair with their phone number and email address so she can contact them to verify their sponsorship.
The third step is to print the membership application form and fill it out. Ask your sponsors to sign the form and provide their contact information. E-mail addresses are preferred. Tell your sponsors that the Membership Chair will be contacting them to verify their sponsorship.
An Associate membership is offered to people interested in the breed that do not know two ALAC members to endorse their application for full membership. Associate members are entitled to all club privileges, but may not hold office, chair a committee, or vote. Since associate membership does not include the right to vote or hold office, these members are not counted in the quorum needed to vote.
Print and fill out the Associate Membership Appication.
Application fee & dues - Two separate checks should accompany your application for memebership. The first check, made payable to ALAC, is for the $25 non-refundable application fee. The second check, made payable to ALAC, is for your dues. Dues are $35 for single memberships and $45 for couple memberships. Canadian Applicants should add $10 postage fee to dues. Applicants from countries other than the US and Canada, should add $20 postage fee to dues listed above. Please pay in US dollars.
Mail the completed application form, dues, and application fee to the following address. Note: Make sure that your application has all of the required signatures.
Sponsoring an Applicant - Persons who sponsor someone for a membership in the American Lhasa Apso Club must be an ALAC member in good standing for at least one year. Sponsors must be from separate households. A sponsor must provide contact information (E-mail preferred) so the Membership Chair can contact him/her to verify the sponsorship and must be willing, if required to do so by the Board, to provide information about the applicant. Therefore, it is strongly suggested that sponsors get to know the person whom they are sponsoring and not simply sign an application because another member asks them to as a favor.