Committees shall report their progress and activities to the Secretary by the requested dates. Committees shall file an annual financial activity report unless required by the committee’s standing rule to file more often.
Committees shall contact the President for advice if needed.
The general membership may form a committee of the Whole during Annual or Semi-Annual meetings, as provided for in Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised and nominate and elect the nomination committee at the Semi-Annual meeting as provided for in the Association’s constitution. The assembly at either of these meetings may direct the staffing of such committee. Such committee is a committee of the Board and subject to the Board’s direction and/or dismissal. The Board of Directors shall not abnegate its responsibility under the constitution and Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, to form and manage Association committees.
Working Dog Committee
The Working Dog Committee shall always be subject to the final authority of the American Bullmastiff Association Board and ABA By-Laws as it functions. The Working Dog Award Program was developed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of bullmastiffs competing in a variety of canine sports activities. The Working Dog (WD) committee shall provide information on the WD program and WD activities to the ABA membership. The WD committee shallrecommend updates to the ABA Board to keep the program aligned with current titling opportunities. The WD committee shall work with the general Awards Chair as appropriate regarding the yearly obedience, agility, rally, tracking and drafting awards.
The WD committee shall include a notice for application submission anddeadline in an appropriate issue of the ABA newsletter. Applications for WD awards are to be submitted by the owner to a designated WD committee member. WD award plaques shall be presented at the National to the owner with whom the bullmastiff lives. Awards are available only to American Bullmastiff Association members in good standing.
Awards are presented in two main categories: Working Dog Versatility and Working Dog Performance.
Working Dog Versatility (WDV) awards recognize bullmastiffs that successfully attain titles in several of the following categories: obedience, agility, tracking, rally, miscellaneous (herding/carting), conformation, and temperament. (08/07 LAW)