Juniors, NYC and Committee Changes

Snowy Greetings from Ohio!

The GCA Board of Directors has had our first meeting of the year (via Video Conference call) and all went well. The ideas are certainly flowing.There are a few timely issues that I would like to bring to your attention.


My daughter, Elizabeth, winning Best Junior at the 2014 Eastern Specialty.

Junior Memberships
Our junior membership application is ready! I would ask that everyone would now encourage the juniors that you know to join. You can obtain an application by email and forward it to your juniors if you would like. Contact Pattie HERE or me HERE to get a junior application (or a regular membership application) The membership fee for juniors is $25 and the initiation fee has been waived. The application does need two sponsors.

Outstanding Sportsmanship Award
The AKC has asked that each member club appoint this award to a member who deserves special recognition for having made a difference in the sport of purebred dogs and who embodies the AKC Code of Sportsmanship. The board will designate a recipient at our next board meeting (on March 2, 2015), so if you have any suggestions, please contact one of our board members (Contact information HERE) before that meeting. We appreciate your input.

AKC Meet the Breeds
The GCA will have a booth at the upcoming AKC Meet the Breeds event which is being held in conjunction with the AKC Westminster Masters Agility Championship on February 14th at Pier 92. If you are planning on attending, I would love it if you would stop by and share your love of our breed with the public.Kathy and Gerry Helmke, Patti Clark and Anita Pugh will have some of their hounds there to visit with people as well. It should be a lot of fun.

Two days later I will be back on the Piers to enjoy the sights and sounds of the most famous dog show in the US, Westminster. I will be in the benching area and at the greyhound ring and I would love the opportunity to chat with any of you who will be there. Text or Call me on my cell phone (330-506-9411) anytime throughout the weekend or the show days to pin down a time if you would like to meet over coffee. I look forward to seeing all who will be attending.

Committee on Committees
The Board has appointed a temporary committee to review, reevaluate, realign and make additions the the current Standing Committees of the GCA. This committee consists of Scott Thomson, Sheryl Bartel, and myself, Dani Edgerton. Please click on any of our names to email us with suggestions or to offer to serve on a standing committee in any capacity.

Keep Warm,