Officers & Board of Directors2018-10-25T23:13:01+00:00

Officers & Board of Directors

ACA Officers are responsible for the day-to-day operations and carrying out the rules, regulations, policies and decisions as directed by the Board and/or delegate body.

ACA is governed by an elected slate of officers and Board of Directors. Officers include the President, Vice President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, two (2) Directors at Large, and six (6) Regional Representatives, all of whom are residents of the United States. The Directors and Officers serve for two (2) year terms. The Regional Representatives in even-numbered Regions are elected in even-numbered years, and those from odd-numbered Regions, elected in odd-numbered years. General management of the Club's affairs is entrusted to the Board of Directors.

Officers and Directors serve in their respective capacities both with regard to the Club and its meetings and the Board and its meetings. The Directors carry out the duties of their office and as well as any other duties duties prescribed in the bylaws. All Officers and Directors have the authority to make and vote upon motions in Board and Club Meetings.

Board of Directors Regional Representatives
President — Keith Venezia Region 1 Representative — Matt Dimon
Vice President — Elizabeth Fulghum Region 2 Representative — Barbara Cook
Recording Secretary — Tamara Larson Region 3 Representative — Linda Walker
Corresponding Secretary — Kelly Williams Region 4 Representative — Chris Ann Moore
Director At Large — Mary Mignogna Region 5 Representative — Kathy Amrine
Director At Large — Michelle Mosher Region 6 Representative — Tracy West
Treasurer — Patti Dolezal AKC Delegate— Sherry Wallis

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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.