MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD
We want to thank each and every one of our hard working members that are making this club and breed possible. Each December the club welcomes all nominations for this Board-voted award. Please forward your nominations to the Club Secretary.
2016- No nominations were submitted
HIGH-POINT EXHIBITOR OF THE YEAR AWARD – Exhbitor Point System
This award goes to the DCA adult & junior members who have accumulated the highest total points for each calendar year in large fowl and bantam, respectively. The prize for these awards are as follows:
2016 LF-Adult: John Womack (SC) – $50
2016 LF-Junior: Cathrynn Hager (KY) – $25
2016 Bantam-Adult: Janice James (CA) – $50
2016 Bantam-Junior: No qualified wins were submitted -$25
MASTER BREEDER AWARD – Exhbitor Point System
Quite a number years ago the Dominique Club of America established the Master Breeder Award. This award was to be given to those individuals whose accomplishments in the showroom demonstrated their ability to consistently produce show-worthy stock.
The award criteria was debated at length. One goal was to make sure that the breeder’s stock could withstand the scrutiny of more than local judges. Too many other clubs allowed their prestigious awards be diluted when it was possible for a breeder to only show locally and yet attain the club’s top award. Roger and Carol Voter were adamant that this not happen in the Dominique Club.
Likewise it was imperative that the calculation take into account the depth of competition. Winning Best of Breed against yourself is nowhere near as prestigious as winning against multiple other exhibitors.
In order to further its goal of protecting and promoting the Dominique breed of chicken and to encourage its members to achieve high levels of proficiency in breeding Dominiques, the Dominique Club of America provides appropriate recognition to any Club member who qualifies for the award of Master Breeder, Large Dominique or Master Breeder, Bantam Dominique.
To qualify for either award a member must have earned at least 30 points per year, in showing either category of Dominiques (large fowl or bantam, not combined) during six calendar years over a period of up to twelve years. Each year with 30 points shall be called a “qualifying year”.
These same points are tallied on a calendar year basis to recognize and award those members who have the highest exhibitor point totals for each year in Large Fowl and Bantam Dominiques.
Large Fowl – #1 Roger & Carol Voter, #2 Mark Fields
Bantams – #1 Mark Fields, #2 Mary Lou Phelps