Irish Water Spaniel Club of America

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IWSCA Standing Committees & Chairs

Committe Name
 Members
Public Relations & Education Committee

The Public Outreach and Education Committee is a Standing Committee of the IWSCA charged with advancing the Irish Water Spaniel through public outreach and education. In consultation with other IWSCA committees as appropriate, and subject to approval by the Board, the committee is responsible for producing, publishing, and distributing to the general public educational materials promoting the Irish Water Spaniel as a hunting dog, performance competitor, service dog and family companion. With assistance as needed from the IWSCA regional representatives, the Public Outreach and Education Committee is responsible for coordinating IWSCA participation at annual AKC Meet the Breed events, and providing promotional materials for regional and local events.                                                                                                       

Chairperson:

Laurie Jacobs


Members:

Dede Selph
Karen Shaver
Mary Williams Marter
Amy Kotek Stahley
Sarah Zumpf
Wendy O'Leary
Lonnie Sparkes
Jonathan Storm

Board Liaison:
Lynn Musgrave
Rescue Committee

Created to meet the needs of purebred IWSs in need. Maintains an active liaison with shelters, identifies IWS at risk, and assumes control of IWS where needed.  Works with breeders to assist in breeder recovery of IWS in need. As necessary, arranges for transportation, health checks, temporary housing, and re-home.

Rescue Chair:  
Lisa Schaitberger                                                              

262-725-3467
bogdogs@gmail.com


Northwest Lead
Colleen McDaniel 

PO Box 1409                                                                     

Bothell, WA 98041-1409                                                              

425-486-9567 
colleen@aocb.com


West Coast Lead:
Dorothy Line                                                                       

530-306-2266
dorothyline@sbcglobal.net


Support: 
Members of IWSCA


Board Liaison:

Sue Underland 
 

Health and Genetics Committee

Liaison with OFA, CERF and CHIC. Approves all Club supported health studies. Can conduct, lead, endorse or commission H&G studies for the IWS. Recommends allocation  of CHF monies to specific studies. Confidential IWS-health information source for any member.  Develops and executes  DNA collections and studies.

Chairperson & OFA Liaison:
Dr. Laurel Baglia
navaroneiws@rochester.rr.com


Mark Barker, DVM

Sharon Moreland

Pat Morton


Board Liaison:

Linda Deckard  
 

Breeders’ Education Committee

A forum for exchanging ideas and information about breeding IWS.  Establishes, maintains and promulgates IWSCA’s “Best Practices” for breeding IWS. Recommends criteria for determining and maintaining the IWSCA Breeders’ List. Approves all mechanisms for publishing / advertising IWSCA Recommended Breeders. Responsible for breeders education and mentoring, breeding publicity  and associated literature etc.  Works with Health and Genetics Committee to develop population management strategies
Chairperson:

Lynn Musgrave

dlocksiws@msn.com 


30+ additional members


Board Liaison:

Linda Deckard
 

Judges' Education Committee

Educates and trains Conformation Judges using the current IWS standard and approved teaching material.  Plans and Executes Judges Education at the National Specialty and at other locations.  Keeps Judges Education information updated with the AKC.  Produces qualified Presenters and Mentors delivering consistent messages across the country.

Chairperson:                                                                               

Mindy Garbarino                                                                  

148 Fairview Avenue
Port Chester, NY 10573                                                                                          

mgarbarino1@optonline.net


Committee Members:

Betty Wathne

Helen Howard 

Colleen McDaniel


Board Liason:

Laurel Baglia