How Do I Join?
To join the club, a prospective member must fill out a membership application and have it signed by two DCGI members. The application must be accompanied by the appropriate dues (see application). The application will be read at the next two business meetings and voted on by the members present at the second reading. Full membership is open to persons who are eighteen (18) years and older, who are in good standing with the AKC and who subscribe to the purposes of the club.
What Do Members Do?
Membership in DCGI offers the opportunity for Dal fanciers to meet and enjoy the company of other like-minded individuals. In addition, members are encouraged to serve on committees, assist with public education efforts and/or help at the March show and summer match.
When And Where Are The Meetings?
Meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month (unless otherwise stipulated) at 7:00 PM at the Chelsea Village Apartments Clubhouse on the north side of Indianapolis.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BELONGING TO THE CLUB?
The club distributes a free newsletter to members every month, providing information about upcoming club activities, area show results and articles on Dalmatians. The newsletter accepts advertising for a nominal fee. The newsletter is available by subscription to non-members.
There are approximately 60 members who live in the Indianapolis area with another 10 -12 who live out of state. These members have a vast array of knowledge and experience of and with Dalmatians which they are eager to share. While several of the members are active in the sport of showing dogs in conformation and/or obedience, many members simply enjoy their Dals as pets.
One goal of the club is to provide educational opportunities to the public and club members. Various programs are planned throughout the year.
Specialty Show Involvement
The club sponsors a show/obedience trial in March of each year. The first AKC licensed show was held in 1985. The average entry of these shows has been 100 dogs, coming from as far away as Florida, California and even Canada. It is an excellent opportunity to see the “Cream of the Crop” of Daldom.