American Association Of Zoo Keepers - Los Angeles Chapter
The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers is an organization committed to professional development and providing animal keepers with opportunities to raise money for animal conservation. Fundraisers held at AAZK chapters throughout the nation have generated both money and awareness for various conservation programs around the globe. One such fundraiser, Bowling for Rhinos, has actually raised well over three million dollars to help save rhinos in Asia and Africa.
AAZK/LA BOARD MEMBERS:
Greg Pontoppidan, President
Elaine Chu, Vice-President
Mallory Peebles, Treasurer
Mark Linggi, Secretary
LA AAZK CHAPTER BYLAWS:
LA/AAZK National Travel Grant and The Carlton Dudley International Travel Grant Application
Awarding of travel grants is based on the criteria outlined in the LA/AAZK bylaws under the National Travel Grant section and the Carlton Dudley International Travel grant amendment, as voted on by the membership of LA/AAZK on March 8th 2018.
There are four National Travel Grants provided every year for $500 each. Applications are due January 31st and June 30th of each year.
The Carlton Dudley International travel grant provides one keeper $1500 to do a keeper exchange at another zoo, participate in a conservation effort or attend the International Congress of Zookeepers. The deadline for this application is September 30th.
If you are interested in applying, please download the form below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or turn it in to the AAZK box in the administration office.
Join AAZK LA Today!
Members are expected to pay their yearly chapter dues ($15) and their national dues ($45) once a year in January. Use the links below to pay for your national and local memberships. Local membership can be paid via Paypal, or provide a check to the chapter's treasurer.