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MEMBERSHIP


Thank you for your interest in joining the San Francisco Bay West Highland White Terrier Club (SFBWHWTC).  We are happy to welcome new members.  Our application process is outlined below.


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The Application Process


  • MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
  • Any person in good standing with The American Kennel Club (AKC) and who subscribes to the objectives of the SFBWHWTC is eligible for active membership.
  • Each applicant must be sponsored by two (2) SFBWHWTC members in good standing.
  • Each applicant must abide by the SFBWHWTC's Constitution & Bylaws and Code of Ethics as well as the rules of the AKC.
  • Each applicant must complete and submit a Membership Application form. 
  • A $25.00 check for the first year's membership dues will be collected at the applicant's first club meeting.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Chair:


Gail Krieger

SFBWHWTC Membership Chair
4131 Toreno Way
Valley Springs, CA 95252
209-772-1661
membership@sfbaywestieclub.com


  • After submitting the application, each applicant must attend two (2) Club meetings before the application can be considered.
  • The Membership Chair must read the application at two club meetings.
  • The Membership Chair must publish that the application is to be considered in the meeting notice.
  • Affirmative vote by a simple majority of the members present and voting at the meeting shall be required to elect the applicant


MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION


Membership Procedures

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Benefits of Membership


  • The $25.00 annual membership dues includes a subscription to our quarterly Highland Tartan newsletter.  The HIGHLAND TARTAN newsletter is distributed in PDF format to the member’s email address or by USPS if requested.  The Highland Tartan is also available online
  • Members of the San Francisco Bay West Highland White Terrier Club are granted voting privileges at general membership meetings.
  • Active members participate in club activities and serve on club committees.
  • Members may share 'Brags' about their Westies in the Highland Tartan newsletter.
  • Each year the club sponsors Specialty Shows and encourages participation in performance events.
  • Each year the club hosts an informal Westie picnic that is open to members and non-members alike.
  • The club presents Annual Awards to members whose Westies have earned an AKC title during the year at our festive Holiday Luncheon and Auction.
  • Network with other Westie fanciers


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HISTORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER CLUB

The San Francisco Bay West Highland White Terrier Club was founded in 1972 by people with a common interest in the West Highland White Terrier.  The fanciers had a desire to promote the outstanding characteristics of the breed, exchange information on care, grooming and breeding and to encourage sportsmanship and competition by holding and sponsoring matches.

The SFBWHWTC began as the Bay Counties West Highland White Terrier Club with its first meeting held September 1972 at the home of Donald and Gail Krieger in Walnut Creek, California.  The current name, was adopted in 1976 when sanctioning by the American Kennel Club was obtained.

The first officers were Bruce Campbell, President; Patricia Winans, Vice President and Gail Krieger, Secretary-Treasurer. 

The Club held its first specialty Show on September 9, 1978 and added obedience trials in 1992.  The club now offers at least one specialty show each year.  Usually one in the spring held at Cal-Expo, Sacramento in conjunction with the Northern California Terrier Association and/or in the fall in conjunction with the Harvest Moon Cluster Event at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, California.

General membership meetings are held quarterly with programs following the meeting.  Fun days are on the calendar too.  Additionally, the club celebrates the accomplishments of its members and their titled Westies with annual awards at its holiday luncheon.

The club newsletter, “Highland Tartan”, is published quarterly and is mailed either through email or the USPS to the members.   The Highland Tartan is also available on line at the club’s website sfbaywestieclub.com.

WE INVITE YOU TO COME MAKE HISTORY WITH US!

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