Hello, I did not know where to post this question, but I assume since this forum is partially regarding poultry shows...and since most sanctioned shows are either APA or ABA I figured I would start here. I recently became a member of the ABA and the SCNA, and I'm simply wondering what exactly that entails? I've already poured over both of the sites, looking for responsibilities of members...and I'm not finding anything (I may be missing it, admittedly). The SCNA membership gave me access to the forums, which was wonderful...but I can't seem to figure out what "membership" in these associations requires...or if there is something I'm supposed to be doing as a member that I'm not doing, etc. I've been a member of a wide variety of organizations, but never related to chickens until now. The "other" organizations have quite a lot of requirements and responsibilities even for the "peasant" members (which is why I enjoy those associations, it gives me something to do). I'm not seeing a "Member Requirements & Responsibilities" section on either website. I planned on joining the APA next week, but would like to know what membership means apart from paying dues. I don't mind paying dues, but I would like there to be something I can actually *do* as well (versus due) for these associations if I'm going to be a member of them. I see the benefits for all of them (IE: APA members earn points at APA-sanctioned shows, earn awards, etc). My question is geared toward what members can do for the organization, not what the organization can do for the members (that info is readily available on their sites). Unrelated Questions - regarding shows Are you required to be NPIP certified to be a member of either organization? Are you required to be NPIP certified to show your birds in an ABA or APA sanctioned show? What *are* the requirements of being a member of the ABA, APA or SCNA? I'm finding nothing. Thank you in advance for any assistance.