PVIWC has three types of membership: Active, Associate, and Junior. You must apply for Associate or Junior membership first, and your dues must be submitted with your initial application. After 6 months of membership and attendance at 2 or more meetings, you may apply for Active membership. PVIWC members must not be under sanction by the AKC or the IWCA. PVIWC members must subscribe to the purposes of the PVIWC, and abide by PVIWC's Bylaws. Although the club primarily serves the areas of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, membership is open to everyone regardless of place of residence.
Your Associate application must be signed by 2 Active PVIWC members in good standing.
Full membership rules can be reviewed in our Bylaws. Membership applications should be mailed to our Membership Chairman (see our Contacts page for the address). A quick overview is provided here.
Associate and Junior members must get two Active members to sponsor them, and their signatures are required before the application can be submitted. If you don't know any Active members come to a few meetings! Click here for the application for Associate/Junior membership. Please note, include all 3 pages with your application submission. (Note: if you have trouble printing it may be an issue with Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader not communicating well. Try clicking anywhere in the application and then pressing ctrl-P to bring up the print dialog box.)
- 18 or older
- has voting privileges
- may hold office
- expected to attend meetings and events regularly
- dues - $25/year for an individual and $40/year for a family; half of that the first year if elected after July 1.
- prerequisite: Associate or Junior membership for 6 months
- prerequisite: attendance at 2 or more club meetings
Click here for the application for Active membership.