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Legacy Preservation Project

The Legacy Preservation Project
Preserving the Past
None of us wish to think about the day we are no longer here. We know you love this breed... so help us ensure our spaniels and club history will be preserved for future generations. This does NOT mean parting with your treasures. It means making a will and provisions for them so one day they will not be thrown out in the trash.

You are a lifetime member of the American Spaniel Club. Your contributions to our breed and Club have brought us to now, where we meet the new challenges of the 21st century. It is exciting.

Yet, even as we go forward, we must preserve what has gone before. We must work to save the old stories, the books, the keepsakes, that are our history. These are your stories, your treasured memo ries, your history…

Sadly, some breeder artifacts are lost to us because families did not understand the meaningfulness of the materials, or how to donate them to the fancy. We hope to prevent this from happening again by providing our members with a simple way to donate their historical items.

The American Spaniel Club - Legacy Preservation Kit is a collection of forms designed to provide a smooth transfer of your memorabilia to the American Spaniel Club. When you complete and return these forms, you assure that your personal breed memorabilia will be entrusted to the ASC and preserved for the fancy.

The Legacy Preservation Kit is based on a simple legal model that includes

  • 1) Lifetime Gifting And Gifting From Your Estate, a form with directions for your family to use on how to contact the ASC to donate your breed-related items, and
  • 2) Inventory And Contact Information, a form that lists the items you wish transferred to the ASC.

The Kit helps you establish a partnership between your family and the American Spaniel Club to safeguard your keepsakes. We hope you agre e and will complete the forms today.

If you wish you can support our archival project with a cash donation. You see, your breed achievements and stories belong to all of us, and together we can take our moment in time, save it, and carry it forward for future fanciers to benefit our beloved breed.
PDF fileLifetime Gifting And Gifting From Your Estate
PDF fileInventory And Contact Information

IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION REGARDING PROPOSED STANDARD REVISIONS: The ASC Board of Directors has decided that the best ways to provide information and conduct the discussion about the proposed Breed Standard Revisions are to 1) put all of the comments from the Breed Standard Survey on the ASC Website under the Member Zone; and 2) conduct all discussions and debate about the proposed revisions on the ASC Yahoo List. Accordingly, ASC members will have to log in to the Member Zone to review the comments from the survey and will need to be signed up for the ASC Yahoo List. Also, ASC members can make their comments known to the AKC Board of Directors during the 60-day comment period. These comments will be provided to ASC.


The Breed Survey comments are now on the Member Zone for ASC members’ review. The comments are under the Board Minutes section.


To sign up for the ASC Yahoo List go to https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ASC_membership and click “Join Group.” One of the administrators will approve you.

CLICK HERE to Order ASC Flushing Show Video/DVDs

Below are the links to youtube clips of the 2017 Flushing Spaniel show.

News on the Cataract Research Project - Updated 12/31/2016



This is a quote I love with regard to volunteering - “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”

Needless to say in an all-volunteer organization like the American Spaniel Club and the American Spaniel Club Foundation, volunteers make a vital difference because neither organization would exist without dedicated volunteers. Simply stated -- volunteers are essential for the health and well-being of both Clubs and ultimately our beloved flushing spaniels.

Studies show that there are six main reasons people volunteer: to make a difference in others’ lives; to support an organization or cause; to learn something new; to develop personally or professionally; to feel better about themselves; and to meet people. In other words, volunteering is personal. Advertisements that simply state an organization needs volunteers are not generally successful and I know ASC and ASCF have both found that to be true. However, just think if you could make a difference, support a cause you love (cocker spaniels and the other flushing breeds), feel good in accomplishing an important goal, and meet other people who also love spaniels, wouldn’t you want to volunteer?

As the ASC Board announced at the National Specialty in July, ASC has embarked on a strategic plan to make ASC stronger and more relevant in today’s world of pure bred dogs. There are many areas in which ASC needs help – ASC communications, including a new breed magazine, social media, the new website, breeders education, judges education and public education; membership development and events; marketing; branding; national conformation and performance events; and field events. To accomplish this strategic plan a wide variety of volunteers are needed.

I know ASC has an amazingly talented membership with diverse experiences and expertise that can help ASC accomplish its strategic goals. Accordingly, ASC would like to be sure its knows about your expertise and interests. In ASC’s Annual Mailing, which everyone should have received by now, and on the ASC website and by survey monkey, there is a Volunteer Interest Form. PLEASE fill out the form and return it to either Dee Torgerson Rismyhr or Laurie Foley. From the Annual Mailing, Laurie has already received a number of completed forms. Thank you to those members for your immediate response, but we need a response from everyone!

To give one's time and talent for a good cause is a special feeling. And to see what a group like ASC’s membership can accomplish will be amazing. WON’T YOU HELP? WON”T YOU VOLUNTEER?

I am always open to hearing your thoughts, so email me anytime at lmoore@estesokon.com

January 2016 - UPDATED NEWS ON Cocker Spaniel Cataract Research 

View Dr. Aguirre's Presentation on Cataracts & His Research Project

ASC and ASCF Join forces to Fund Cocker Spaniel Cataract Research !!

Click HERE to Make a tax-deductible donation NOW to the genetic cataract research project - Please Support our Cockers!!