While becoming a member of the ARBA is the first step on the road to making the most from your rabbit or cavy hobby, The ARBA recommends that as a new ARBA member, you consider joining a local rabbit or cavy all breed club as well as your state association. For those members whose primary interests lie in showing and breeding to perfection one or more specific breeds, joining the national specialty club promoting your favorite breed(s) is an excellent plan.
State associations also offer sweepstakes opportunities and the local clubs offer the opportunity for comeraderie among fellow rabbit raisers and exhibitors in your local area.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN A CLUB?
There is a wealth of information available to you as a member of local, state, and national specialty clubs. Most national specialty clubs offer a guidebook & newsletter that is printed 2 to 6 times per year. In most cases, the guidebook you receive on joining a national specialty club by itself is worth the cost of membership. Joining your breed specialty club not only entitles you to club newsletters, show reports, etc., but affords you the opportunity to compete nationally in your breed's annual sweepstakes contest.