2018 National Show Committee  Contacts
National Show Chair Mona Shaw, Chairperson; Tamara Larson, Liaison
Assistant Show Chair  Vacant
Auction Sherry Lockrem, Chairperson; Ronnie Moore, Liaison
Breeders Education Francee Hamblet, Chairperson;  Ronnie Moore, Liaison
Akita Review/Catalog Ads Kathy Amrine
Challenge Trophies Vacant; Kim Holmes, Liaison
Chief Ring Steward Ernie and Tuni Conti, Sherry Lockrem, Jodi Lundin
Decoration Vacant
Emergency Coordinator Mona Shaw
Event Planner/Flyer Elizabeth Fulghum
Futurity / Maturity Diane Merits, Chairperson; Patti Dolezal, Liaison
Grounds Barry Moran
Judges Education Sylvia ThomasKim Holmes, Liaison
Judges Hospitality Vacant
Lighting/Music Vacant
Logo Paul Scarlett, Chairperson
Obedience Chair Anita Palmer, Chairperson
Parades Elizabeth Fulghum
Rally Run-Through Linda Wolf
Ribbons/Rosettes  Vacant
Regional Specialty Paul Scarlett
Reserved Grooming Mary Mignogna
Reserved Seating Vacant
ROM Chair Elea Warf
RVs Francee Hamblet
Site Coordinator Terrie Breen
Site Coordinator-Assistant  Laurie White
Top 20 Vacant; Kim Holmes, Liaison
Trophies Linda Ingemi
Vendors Terrie Breen
Ways & Means Teresa Campbell Brown
Welcome Bags Vacant
Welcome Party Squakheag Akita Club/Terrie Breen

Standing Committees  
ACA ROMs Elea Warf, Chairperson; Tracy West, Liaison
ACA Update Kathy Amrine, Editor
AKC Gazette Vacant; Tracy West, Liaison
ACA Rescue Wayne Brown, Chair; Linda Walker, Liaison
Breeder Referral Julie Dunford, Chairperson; Barbara Cook, Liaison
Code Of Ethics Tracy West, Liaison
Health/Genetics/Geriatrics Ilka Wagner-VanZandt, Chairperson; Tamara Larson Liaison
Historian Linda Ingemi, Chairperson; Tamara Larson, Liaison
Internet Comunications Ann Beard Simmons, Chairperson; Elizabeth Fulghum, Liaison
Judges Education Sylvia Thomas, Chairperson; Kim Holmes, Liaison
Judge Selection Committee Tom Bavaria, Chairperson; Sandi Soto, Liaison
Legislation Committee Nancy Fisk, Chairperson; Sandi Soto, Liaison
Membership Support Vicki Therrian, Chairperson; Linda Walker, Liaison
Performance Committee Barbara Sikkink, Chairperson;  Mary Mignogna, Liaison
Public Education Committee Aaron Carlson, Chairperson; Tamara Larson, Liaison
Versatility Kathy Webster, Chairperson; Mary Mignogna, Liaison
Ways and Means Teresa Campbell Brown, Chairperson; Patti Dolezal, Liaison
Website Elizabeth Fulghum, Liaison

Akita Club of America

The Akita Club of America is a member of the American Kennel Club and, as such, is the only National Akita Breed Club which is recognized and sanctioned by the AKC. The main objectives of the Akita Club of America are the preservation and protection of the breed and improvement of the character and conformation of the Akita as described in the official breed standard.

About the Akita

A natural monument in Japan, the Akita’s proud heritage includes hunting large game such as bear, elk, and boar. This powerful and dignified member of the Working Group is renowned for courage and loyalty, but may not be tolerant of other animals. His luxurious double coat can include any combination of vibrant colors. Aloof toward strangers, they form strong family bonds. Highly intelligent with keen sense of humor, the Akita responds best to respectful commands and training techniques that rely on motivation rather than force. Strong-willed and proud, Akitas are not receptive to abusive methods. Akitas originated in Japan many, many years ago, and have been designated a natural monument of Japan. They are a large, impressive breed with natural guarding instincts. While generally reserved with people they don’t know, Akitas are affectionate with their family. They tend to be independent, and while they will always know where you are in your home, they do not need constant attention as do some of the more dependent breeds. For more about this amazing breed, please spend some time here at our site. There’s a wonderful world to explore.