There shall be 5 types of membership in the Club open
to individuals who ascribe to the purposes of the Club and its Code of
Ethics and who are in good standing with the American Kennel Club. All
members shall have all of the privileges of membership except as expressly
limited by their membership type. NOTE: Life
membership is a membership class, but one may not apply for it. The Life
Member must first be nominated and elected by the Board following the
procedure for being elected to that membership class.
- Regular. For individuals 18 years of age or older
who live in the United States, its territories or possessions and who
are either currently showing and/or breeding Pekingese or who have a
documented history of having done so.
- Associate. For individuals 18 years of age or
older who live in the United States, its territories or possessions
and who either do not have a history of breeding and/or showing
Pekingese or who were regular members who have ceased breeding and/or
showing Pekingese and who have elected to move to this membership type
so as not to affect Club quorum requirements. Associate members may
not vote or hold office.
- International. For individuals 18 years of age or
older who do not live in the United States, its territories or
possessions. International members may not vote or hold office.
- Junior. For individuals under 18 years of age who
are interested in Pekingese. Juniors may not vote or hold office.
- Life. The Board of Directors may elect a Regular
Member who has been a member of the Club for at least twenty-five
years and who has rendered exceptional service to the Club or the
breed to this membership type. One cannot qualify for Life membership
simply on the basis of years of membership and number of champions
bred or finished but must qualify on the basis of documented service
to the Club or to the breed. Not more than 2 Life memberships may be
conferred in any 1 calendar year and there shall be no more than a
total of 25 Life members in the Club at any given time. A Life Member
has all of the privileges of a Regular Member with one exception: A
Life Member does not pay dues for the remainder of his life.
Requirements for application for membership in The Pekingese Club of America:
- Applicants must apply on an application form
approved by the PCA Board of Directors, and must sign the PCA Code of
Ethics, which is contained in the actual application. Application forms
are available on this website or from the PCA Corresponding Secretary.
- An applicant must have two sponsors, not of the same
household, who are current PCA members in good standing, who have been
members of PCA for at least one year and who have Regular (aka Active)
Membership status. Sponsors must know the applicant well enough to be
able to advise him or her with regard to the appropriate choice of
membership type. The applicant shall submit his application, a
nonrefundable application fee and the dues payment for the current year
to the Club Treasurer.
- A Board-appointed Membership Committee researches
applicant credentials. The Committee will resolve any questions
regarding showing and/or breeding activity listed on the application
form with the applicant and/or sponsors before returning the
applications to the Treasurer and/or Corresponding Secretary for
presentation of the application to the Board at a Board meeting.
Applicants and sponsors should feel free to consult with a Membership
Committee member about any questions they have during the application
- In order to be approved for membership, following
presentation of the application at a Board meeting, an applicant’s name,
address and sponsors’ names must be published in an issue of the Lion
Dog News. A period of at least twenty-one days must pass to allow PCA
members time to submit comments to the Board before the applicant’s name
is again presented at a Board meeting, this time for a vote to approve
him/her for PCA membership.
- Affirmative vote by secret ballot by 2/3 of the
directors present at a meeting of the Board shall be required to elect
the applicant to membership. An applicant for Regular membership whom
the Board determines lacks sufficient experience in showing and/or
breeding may initially be offered admission to Associate membership
while he/she gains the necessary experience as an exhibitor and/or
breeder of Pekingese.
This form needs to be completed if you are sponsoring more than two new
members in a year: Sponsor
If you would like any of the forms mailed to
you, please get in touch with:
9455 SW 140th Ave.