ACA Regions & Representatives2018-10-25T23:17:13+00:00

ACA Regions & Representatives

The ACA has established 6 regional areas, with each represented by a Regional Representative and is a elected board position.

Directors at Large and Regional Representatives are accessible to the membership in general. Whenever possible, they offer assistance and guidance to the membership. Through them, the membership's concerns and opinions are presented to the Board. The two Directors at Large reside in different states from each other. Regional Representatives reside within and are elected by the membership within the Region they represent.

ACA Regions & Representatives
Keith Venezia President Tamara Larson Recording Secretary
Elizabeth Fulghum Vice President Mary Mignogna Director-At-Large
Patti Dolezal Treasurer Michelle Mosher Director-At-Large
Kelly Williams Corresponding Secretary Sherry Wallis AKC Delegate
Matt Dimon Region 1
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
Barbara Cook Region 2
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland
Linda Walker Region 3
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, Missouri
Chris Ann Moore Region 4
Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming
Kathy Amrine Region 5
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Foreign Memberships
Tracy West Region 6 California, Hawaii, and U.S. Territories and Possessions

Our Happy Dogs

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.