PO BOX 111
ALEXANDER, NY 14005
ALEXANDER, NY 14005
The Tonawanda Valley Kennel Club started with its first sanctioned and licensed match in 1939. Matches were held in Batavia, Akron, and Lime Rock, NY and have continued for over 70 years. The original mission of the club was to promote the breeding of purebred dogs and to protect and advance their interests; to encourage and hold dog shows, exhibitions and matches, as well as field trials under the rules and regulations of the AKC. The club established its first Constitution and Bylaws in 1941 and has been acknowledged as one of the most historically significant clubs in AKC history.
President: Kathryn Seweryniak (email@example.com)
First Vice President: Dave Connor
Second Vice President: Jackie Gingerich
Secretary: Kathy Zipkin
Treasurer: Carol Weber
AKC Delegate: Ranae Hanson
Board of Directors: (2012-2014) Ron Leight, Doris Beuler, Mary Teeling
Board of Directors: (2013-2015) Nancy Jellison, Kathy Jellison, Merrill Weber
* Welcome to our newest member Annette Mrzywka (daughters Natalie & Nicole) and incoming members Lora (& John) Allen, and Terry Johnson (Shawn & Katelyn)!
TVKC MEETING DATES
3rd Wednesday of each month- meeting @ 7pm
New Members Welcome to Attend & Join Us at Any Time!
* Board Members: January 15 at Richmond Library, Main St, Batavia, NY 14020 (7pm)
* Board Members (6pm): February 19 at Richmond Library, Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
Members meeting (7pm): GUEST SPEAKER- Mary C. Raymond (7pm)
* March 19 at Richmond Library, Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
* April 16 at Richmond Library, Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
* May 21 at Richmond Library, Main & Ross St, Batavia, NY 14020
* June 18 at Richmond Library, Main & Ross St, Batavia, NY 14020
* July 17 at Richmond Library, Main & Ross St, Batavia, NY 14020
GUEST SPEAKER- Sandra D'Andrea (AKC Western NY Executive Field Representative)
* August 20- no meeting at Library
* Next meeting is in conjunction with our ANNUAL PICNIC!
** ANNUAL PICNIC**
WHEN: Sunday, August 24 (weekend before our all-breed BOB show)
TIME: 12:00 NOON
WHERE: Town of Batavia KIWANIS PARK
West Main St Rd, Batavia, NY 14020
SHELTER "B" IS RESERVED FOR TVKC MEMBERS- picnic tables with benches provided; bring your own chairs, cooler, drinks, suntan lotion (no rain allowed!)
* SIGN UP FOR A DISH TO PASS- contact Kathy Zipkin by email or phone
* DOGGIE SOCIAL- bring your dogs to play & visit
* HIKING TRAILS
* BOAT LAUNCH (Tonawanda Creek)- bring your kayak, canoe, wading
boots &/or fishing pole
* BATHROOM INDOOR FACILITIES AVAILABLE
* GRILLS AVAILABLE
* GAMES- bring your outdoor lawn games or table games, doggie frisbees &
* MEETING (2PM)- will follow our feast to finalize our show preparation
LOOKING FORWARD TO LOTS OF FUN WITH EVERYONE!
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AGENDA
(SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014)
SHOW SITE (Albion Park)
JUDGING PANEL- CONFORMATION, OBEDIENCE, RALLY
SPECIALTIES- Bull Terriers, Great Danes, Shar-Peis
GROUNDS- Bill Hossler; Blakeslees; Webers; Dave Connor
TENTS- Bill Hossler
GOLF CARTS- Bill Hossler
PORTA-POTTIES- Dave Connor
DUMPSTERS- Dave Connor
TROPHIES; JUNIOR GIFT CARDS- Nancy Jellison
FLOWERS- Jellisons; STRAW- Ron Leight
BANNER/ TABLECLOTH- Doris Beuler
CATALOG- Doris Beuler; Ranae Hanson (advertising)
VENDORS- Kathy Seweryniak
HOSPITALITY- Kathy Blakslee; Mrzywkas; Carol Weber (judge's letters)
FOOD (PUBLIC)- Jackie Gengrich & 4H club, Mrzywkas, Jackie Gingerich
HOTEL (JUDGES)- ROCHESTER AIRPORT BEST WESTERN- Kathy Zipkin
HOST HOTEL- CLARION, BATAVIA, NY- Kathy Zipkin
TRANSPORTATION (JUDGES)- Ranae Hanson; Dave Connor
CAMPING & PARKING; PASSES- Blakeslees; Carol & Merrill Weber; Jackie Gingrich & 4H club
RAFFLES- 50:50, GIFT CARDS- Kathy Jellison, Kathy Seweryniak
Sunday (July 13, 2014), Ranae Hanson's big boy, Tripp, took BOB over 4 specials in Madison, OH for his second major. He was shown by his breeder in WD and by Ranae in Breed. He now has 9 points and two majors.
Responsible Dog Ownership Day
hosted by the Seneca Siberian Husky Club
September 13th at Sweden Town Park:
DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH AT ALL TIMES
Come Join the Fun!
If you are interested in walking your dog in the Meet the Breeds parade, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before September 6th to keep the breeds list accurate! Pre-registration for costume contest and breed parade is requested.
Visit www.BrockportRDOD.com for more information!
Visit our 2012 event for photos of past events!
Ron Leight www.leighthousekennels.com
Leader, 4-H K-9 Companions http://k9companions.tripod.com
President, Orleans County 4-H Dog Development Committee
TVKC Annual AKC Sanctioned BOB Match
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Genesee County Fairgrounds, Route 5, Batavia, NY
Great job everyone!
A huge thank you & congratulations to all of our Judges, Owners, Junior & Adult Handlers! A special kudos to our TVKC match Chairman, Jackie Gingerich, and our members who spent many hours setting up, advertising and preparing for our annual Spring match! We had a great turnout of almost 100 entrants with a variety of breeds and some of the most adorable puppies in our Sweeps competition-- the up & coming future BOBs and BISs!
The biggest thank you goes to our lovable dogs who endure our hours of training and patient attempts to make them all stars in our lives! **PHOTOS of this year's 2014 show are on a separate website tab above: (TVKC Sanctioned BOB Match 2014)
Brie Ardizzone- Terrier, Herding, Junior Handling, Sweeps (6-9 months)
Sheryl Irwin- Non-Sporting, Toy, Adult Handling, Best Adult, Sweeps (3-6 months)
Mike Teeling- Sporting, Hound, Working, Best Puppy, Sweeps (9-12 months)