DSA welcomes new applications for membership for anyone aged 10 and up!
Prospective members to the Denver Samoyed Association complete an application, attend two meetings within a six-month time frame and agree to abide by the Constitution and Bylaws of the club. At each of the first 2 meetings the applicant attends, the application will be read to the members present. Members will vote on applicant after the second reading. For Associate Members, an application is submitted, and read at 2 concurrent meetings and voted on after the second, but the Associate Member applicant does not have to attend 2 meetings. Associate Members do not have voting rights and cannot hold office. The application form requires all applicants agree to abide by the bylaws and the rules of the American Kennel Club. The application contains the name, address, and occupation of the applicant and it requires the endorsement of two voting members in good standing residing in different households.
Accompanying the application, the prospective member shall submit dues payment for the current year. Applicants filing for membership after July 1st of each year will be required to submit one-half of the annual dues with the application.
Types of Membership
Must be 18 years of age or older, in good standing with the American Kennel Club and subscribe to the purposes of DSA. Associate members are entitled to receive the club newsletter and to participate in club activities, but may not hold office or chairmanship. They are ineligible to vote. Associate membership extends to two members of a family in the same household. Associate members do not need to attend two meetings prior to application.
Must be 18 years of age or older, in good standing with the American Kennel Club and subscribe to the purposes of DSA. Entitled to receive the club newsletter and to participate in club activities. Individual members are eligible to vote and may hold office and chairmanships. Two meetings must be attended within six months to qualify.
Must be 18 years of age or older, in good standing with the American Kennel Club and subscribe to the purposes of DSA. Entitled to receive the club newsletter and to participate in club activities. Family Memberships are limited to two members living in the same household. Individual members are eligible to vote and may hold office and chairmanship. Two meetings must be attended by each member within six months to qualify.
Anyone between ten and seventeen years of age until they have attained their eighteenth birthday, at which time they shall become individual members. Junior members may not vote or hold office or chairmanship.
Membership types may be combined within a household (e.g., one associate member and one regular member) for a family membership.
Process to Become a Member
Applications are filed with the club and each application is to be read at the first meeting of the club following its receipt. At the second club meeting after receiving the application, the application will be voted upon and affirmative votes of two-thirds of the members present and voting at that meeting shall be required to elect the applicant.