Promoting the Appreciation of the Purebred Dog
This award is given to a member of the kennel club each year in appreciation of their time given either past or present and dedication to the club.
2018 Outstanding Member of the Year
Ryan McPherson, He saw a news blip about our dog show and thought what a great activity to take his family too. He was impressed with our club and our junior handler program. His family joined and he took off running. His daughter is a great junior handler and he has more children to follow in her footsteps. Ryan headed a successful handling seminar in October 2018. He took over handling classes in 2019. Ryan is always there for our club and is always full of good humor!
2017 Outstanding Member of the year
Karen Starnes, She was a new member to our club and didn’t hesitate to jump in and help out in any capacity. She took over and expanded our raffle table at our shows. She has rescued dogs for years and started showing Pugs. She learned quickly and was natural in the show ring. She breeds and shows Pugs.
2015 Outstanding Member of the Year
Heather Sawyer, She helps the handling classes throughout the year, she tries to keep the website up to date and organizes the banquet. She breeds and shows Great Danes.
2014 Outstanding Member of the Year
Howard Yost, He is our club’s Treasurer and works hard throughout the year for our club. He breeds and shows English Cockers.
2013 Outstanding Member of the Year
Teri Belanger, She annually volunteers to work at our all breed show. Teri breeds, shows and handles Shiba Inus.