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Meeting minutes September 7, 2011

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GSDC of Gr Raleigh, minutes of meeting on September 7, 2011

GSDCGR September 2011 Meeting Minutes

Officers: Sgt Steve Lowery, Bob Hoyle, and Pat Kellogg of the Raleigh Police department were our September program guests. They held an outdoor K-9 demonstration and answered many, many interesting questions our members and guests presented. The Raleigh Police Dept K-9 unit has established a Tax exempt charitable foundation (501 c3) to help pay for the medical care of Raleigh PD retired canines. Contact Sgt Lowery to make a contribution.

Present at the Meeting: (dogs in italics) Bill Pfeiffer, Max (rescued)and Laura Panton, Sharon Moll ( Dog Trainer), Jan & Holly, Simon with owners Kevin, Stephanie, & Kyle Lee, Marco & Deeda Duncan, Marty Stuhmer and Heidi, Sarah Bridges, Jan & Gandalf Austrian bloodlines, Ken Van Seiver & Toby (retired champion) Steve Wallace (NC federation of Dog Club President), Peter Lunding & Riva, Ellen Ransom and Ivy, Lora Panton, Jennifer Nelson, Ryan Wilder, Tom Kubicki & Amy, and Jan Haylarrow and Dr Scott Bailer and his wife.

Legislation is quiet right now, but there is discussion about continuing financing in 2012 the lobbyist and attorney couple (McCleases) that were under contract in 2011. They received $36,000 for their services to the NC Dog community. Peter Lunding is the GSDC of Gr Raleigh delegate to the NCFDCs.

Sharon Mall is offering obedience class for our club on Sundays 1st & 3rd Sundays 3:00-4:00 off Lake Boone trail working toward Canine Good Citizen certification. Contact her at for more information. Also a Star Puppy Program for dogs under a year old is offered by AKC.

Obedience training goes on here at Millbrook Exchange Park thru the city of Raleigh, Cost is $40. It is filled right now, so reserve for next term if you are interested. It is a 10 week program and holds the AKC CGC test on week 8. Ellen Marshburn, the Raleigh KC Obedience Chair, is the lead senior trainer. Classes begin the Wednesday following the Raleigh KC Labor Day show or the Wednesday following the March Tarheel shows.

9/11 SAR and memorial web site is located at, and

 There will be a SAR memorial service and dedication at Freedom Park in NJ on 9 11 11.

 Our Christmas party will be December 7 at Ragazzi’s in Garner, at 7:00 or 6:30. Keep posted for more details.

Sept. 24, from 10-2 is the AKC Responsible Dog Owners Day at the NC Fairgrounds. It will be held in the Holshouser building, which is near the Sam Rand grandstands. We need 2 people to set up and man the booth until noon, and 2 people to relieve them and man the booth and take down at 2pm. Bill Pfeiffer will bring German Shepherd hand out material. AKC will provide other hand out material. Dogs are welcomed to assist in this outreach to the general public, so as a volunteer – please contact Bill at

The NCSU Vet School is hosting the annual Dog Olympics at their new medical building. Raleigh kennel club will host a free microchip clinic. One per family, bring your dog if you have not gotten them micro chipped.

We discussed putting microchip tags on the dogs’ collars. Seems best to put YOUR phone number on the tag, so someone else could not transfer the dog to their own name by knowing the chip information.

Next month’s meeting features Donnie Harrison Wake County Sherriff’s K-9 program at 7:00.

Looking toward show time in March: Kathy Potter will be the GSDC of Gr Raleigh Specialty Judge on Friday, March 23, 2012 and Joe LaRosa has been invited as the judge for March 24, 2012. These will be out door specialty shows at the NC Fair Grounds. The Participating all-breed clubs will also host their GSD events outdoors. Bob Slay, from Cary, will be one of the Specialty judges for the March 2013 Specialty show. The SE GSDCofA Regional Futurity will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013. Gary Szymczak will be invited to be the Futurity/Maturity judge. Suggestions for the 2nd specialty judge are welcomed.

Brags: Bill’s Hallee finished her championship. Hallee’s dam has now met all the qualifications to be awarded the GSDCofA title of Register of Merit (ROM). And Deeda’s Marco and his sister both finished their AKC championships on the same weekend (Marco got his champion in 2 weeks!)

Ellen Ransom                   Bill Pfeiffer

Recording Sec.                 President