The PCA Standing Rules currently refer to two types of regions for two separate purposes.
For purposes of rotating National Specialties across regions, Standing Rule #39 states:
The Specialty rotation , starting in 2000 , will be as follows:
2000 – Region # 2, Middle States
2001 – Region # 3, Western States
2002 – Region # 1, Eastern States
The configuration of the Regions is as follows :
East: Connecticut, D. C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
Middle: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
For purposes of the Nominating Committee selecting a slate of Board candidates, Standing Rule #28 states:
If possible, the nominating committee shall nominate two candidates from each of the five regions delineated in the Specialty Advisory Handbook.
Note: When Standing Rule #28 was adopted, the following defined the five regions. Since rule #28 has not been changed, the Nominating Committee continues to use the five-region definition below.
#1 (NORTHEASTERN REGION) – Connecticut, Main, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
#2 (NORTH & SOUTH CENTRAL REGION) – Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
#3 (MID-WESTERN REGION) – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
#4 (WESTERN REGION) – California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
#5 (SOUTHEASTERN REGION) – Alabama, Arkansas, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia.
From Puli News/December 1985