If your country does not yet have a ITR National Club (listed here) and you are interested to become more active and involved with the Tamaskan breed at a local and/or international level, why not consider founding a National Club for your country? It is very simple and easy to get started: you just need a minimum of 4 members who are passionate about the Tamaskan breed and willing to participate on the National Club committee. **Note: If you plan to have a club that has no membership fees you only need 2 or 3 passionate breeders or owners to start your National club! For non membership clubs a Chairman and Vice-Chariman can cover the roles of Secretary or Treasurer.**
1) CHAIRMAN – The Chairman is typically elected or appointed by the other members of the National Club to preside over meetings (either via email/internet or real life gatherings).
2) VICE-CHAIRMAN – The Vice-Chairman (or Deputy Chairman) is typically elected or appointed by the other members of the National Club to assist the Chairman, and to serve as Chairman in the absence of the Chairman.
3) SECRETARY – The Secretary has several important administrative duties, including: correspondence (typing letters and promotional material / newsletters); admitting new members (organizing membership applications and maintaining a list of active members); etc.
4) TREASURER – The Treasurer is responsible for running the treasury of the National Club. Each National Club operates as a non-profit organization with or without paid membership. Any/all money generated from membership fees, donations, hosted events, and sales of promotional materials are expected to go back into the club: to cover the cost of publishing and printing regular newsletters; hosting, maintaining and updating the National Club website or social media page; to purchase new materials for the club (including membership cards and promotional items, such as T-Shirts and bumper stickers, etc); to cover the cost of food and beverages consumed at club events / meetings; etc. It is up to each individual National Club to decide upon the price of membership fees and to allocate finances accordingly.
Please note that only actual owners of ITR-registered Tamaskan Dogs and/or ITR-registered breeders may serve on the National Club committee. The 4 individuals holding these offices must have a high level of leadership, project management, communication & organizational skills. They must be responsible, honest, and trustworthy with a high level of integrity. Equally important is willingness for mutual cooperation and teamwork – amongst each other, and with the International Tamaskan Register (ITR) as a whole – for the sake of the Tamaskan breed and its future.
Each National Club includes the Committee Members, as well as Tamaskan Owners and Breeders residing in that country, and other paying/non-paying Members who are passionate and enthusiastic about the breed who may or may not already own a Tamaskan Dog (including future owners / breeders) or simply local enthusiasts.
ITR Representative – Once the National Club Committee has been established, the 4 Committee Members must then appoint one person to be the National Club’s Representative on the ITR Board Of Directors (BOD). Please note that English is the primary language of communication used by ITR BOD. Therefore, the only main requirement for this position is a competent level of English: to be able to effectively communicate (read, write and speak) in English.