The 2022 password to access the Member Login page has changed and can be found on page 13 of the 2022 DCA Membership Roster.
DCA 2024 National Specialty Judging Panel
The voting for the Dachshund Club of America 2024 National Specialty Judges has closed and the ballots have been tabulated.
Longhaired Variety – Sue Bennett (Australia)
Smooth Variety – Debbie Melgreen (Illinois)
Wirehaired Variety – Robert Schwalbe (Georgia)
A message to the Membership from Carl Holder
President’s Message to Members
DCA is classified by the Federal IRS as a 501c7, social organization. It further defines DCA as a Hobby Club. DCA is exempt from paying federal income tax as long as we follow the requirements set forth by the IRS for a 501c7 organization. The IRS stipulates that we must have a limited membership. The limited membership is not about the numbers of members allowed to join.
Below is directly from the IRS.
“To show that your
organization has a purpose that would charac-
terize it as a club, you should submit evidence
with your application that there are limits on ad-
mission to membership consistent with the
character of the club.”
We meet these criteria with the membership application and the purposes of the club set forth in the DCA bylaws.
Below is directly from the IRS.
“Gross receipts from nonmembership
sources. A section 501(c)(7) organization can
receive up to 35% of its gross receipts, includ-
ing investment income, from sources outside of
its membership without losing its tax-exempt
The above means that DCA must get 65% of its income from the membership. DCA meets the Gross Receipts requirement. We get more than 65% income from membership. The receipts include dues, donations, investment income and other which IRS defines as traditional conducted activities. A traditional conducted activity is our National Specialty.
DCA does not pay expenses to Board members for attending meetings. This is a misconception. AKC is a 501c4 and they are allowed pay their Board members to attend the meetings, which they do. DCA is a 501c7 social organization and we do not pay for Board members to attend meetings.
I hope the above information is helpful.
Carl Holder, President
Dachshund Club of America, Inc.
NEW Specialty and Field Trial Results Submission Forms
The DCA Webmasters were recently made aware of a potential results submission error. As a result, NEW Specialty and Field Trial Results submission forms have been made and can be found under the “Submit Event Results” tab.
If you submitted results on behalf of your club after February 1, 2022, we ask that you please resubmit results using the new form. We apologize for any inconvenience.
It's that time of year to elect Officers and Directors for DCA
DCA members who have an interest in being considered as a candidate for the following positions: President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer and 4 Board of Director positions should contact the nominating committee. We have included the information from the DCA Bylaws on these positions and their terms below.
The President, First Vice President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, and treasurer shall be elected for a one (1) year term.
There shall be (12) positions designated as Directors on the Board of Directors. As provided in Article V hereof, four (4) directors shall be elected each year for a three (3) year term and shall serve until their successors are elected. The remaining directors shall be those directors whose terms have not yet expired.
If you are interested in serving, please submit a letter of interest and resume from a qualified DCA member no later than May 6, 2022 to anyone on the Nominating Committee listed below.