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APONC Committee Contacts There are several committee positions open. If you are interested in being the Chair person or serving on a Committee, please contact president Ellen Kelley or secretary Cheryl Kerner Fundraising (Ways & Means) Committee This committee has the job of maintaining an inventory of purchased and donated items for fund-raising. In addition, the committee members are responsible for reviewing and coordinating any recommendations or ideas for fund-raising items for purchase and resale. The committee also manages the sale of items for the club, whether through the mail or at shows. Contact: Position Open. Please contact a board member if you are interested in this position. Membership Committee This committee is responsible for sending welcome packets to new members and keeping a current list of members. It also solicits new PON owners to become club members and submits the names of all new members for publication in The Herder. Contact: Kristine Kim Health & Research Committee The responsibilities of the Health and Research chairperson are primarily to keep the membership informed, via the Newsletter, of news relating to health and research that would be of general interest and relevance to our breed. Contact: Mariela Zeledon Historian This committee keeps a record of all pertinent events of a historical nature that occur during the year. The Historian also has charge of historical club files and other club items of historical significance. Contact: Historian Committee Chair position is open. Please contact a board member if you are interested in this position. Legislative Committee The Coordinator collects information from the AKC and other sources concerning national, regional, and local legislative agendas related to dogs or animals, and keeps the membership informed of issues affecting them. Contact: This position is open. Please contact a board member if you are interested in this position. Rescue & Adoption The APONC Rescue & Adoption Committee provides a national level of coordination for the rescue and placement of Polish Lowland Sheepdogs into new homes. (Detailed criteria can be obtained from the Secretary). Contact: PON Rescue- Linda Markkula  Sunshine Committee This committee sends greetings to APONC members who are in need of wishes of "get well" or "cheer", or "expressions of sympathy". Contact: Magda Hirata  Awards Committee This committee recognizes major achievements of APONC members and their PONs in conformation, obedience, agility, rally, herding and tracking. The Awards Committee gathers and tabulates the statistics upon which the awards are based. Most of the club awards are presented at the awards banquet at the annual national specialty show. Contact: Margaret Korzeniowska  Breed Education Committees The breed education committee shall consist of four individual committees (General/Members' Education, Breeders' Education, Judges' Education and Standard Revisions) and a Media Support Group with the responsibility to develop project ideas for Board approval, design and produce audio/visual programs, articles and brochures as approved by the Board. Each subcommittee will have its own chair to lead the subcommittee and to coordinate the subcommittee work with the Media Support Group and the Breed Education Committee Chair. (For an application and detailed qualifications and criteria please contact the Secretary). Breed Education Committees: Member's Education: Please contact a board member if you are interested in this position. Breeder's Education: Judge's Education: Standard Revisions: Ad Hoc Committee National Specialty Committee This committee is responsible for overseeing all arrangements concerning the American Polish Lowland Sheepdog Club's annual specialty show. (Detailed criteria can be obtained from the Secretary). Contact: 2016 Specialty: To Be Announced.  The AKC Gazette Liaison The liaison columnist is responsible for coordinating and submitting articles concerning Polish Lowland Sheepdogs for inclusion in the breed column of the AKC Gazette. Contact: Ellen Kelley The Herder Editor The official newsletter of the American Polish Lowland Sheepdog Club, The Herder is a magazine published quarterly as a courtesy to all its members. It is available to non-members for an annual subscription rate of $30. The Herder contains entertaining and informative articles that celebrates the all-around versatility of the breed in conformation and performance activities. It keeps members abreast of issues affecting the Polish Lowland Sheepdog and the dog world in general. It covers PON-related events in this country and abroad, collected via the editors who gather the news. (Detailed criteria can be obtained from the Secretary). Contact: Webmaster The Webmaster creates and maintains a web site that promotes club events and programs and that serves as a resource for members and visitors. Contact: Mim Faraci