Membership in the Poodle Club
The purposes of The Poodle Club of America, Inc., are to create, foster and promote the owning,responsible breeding and training of purebred Poodles in accordance with the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club and to do all possible to make the public aware of the breed’s natural qualities.
Functions of PCA
Members of the Poodle Club of America are, in general, veteran breeders, exhibitors and judges. They have, through years of experience, gained extensive knowledge about Poodles. It is their function, as members of the Parent Club, to define and preserve the Standard of the Ideal Poodle and to advance the general welfare of the breed. PCA has, at present, one or more business meetings a year, one of which precedes the National specialty. It is the deliberative and policymaking group for Poodle Activities.
Joining the Club
An individual who wishes to join PCA must have two members of the Club who have known him/her for sometime propose him/her for membership by letters to the Corresponding Secretary. Each of these members will be sent a sponsor form. When these forms are completed and returned to the secretary, the Applicant will be sent an application to be filled out and returned, along with a recent photograph. All applications, which have been completed at least 30 days prior to the meeting, will be presented by the Corresponding Secretary at the next Board of Governor's Meeting. After this, it will be forwarded to the Chairman of the Membership Committee. After study and deliberation, the Membership Committee will submit its recommendation to the Board of Governors of the Club for final action. If sponsor forms and applications are not returned to the Corresponding Secretary within a two-year period, that application is dropped and the entire process may be started again at a later date.