2018 Officers and Board

Annual Meeting was held Sat. Nov. 11th at the lovely Paradise Valley Estates.  

The results of the 2018 elections are:

President.             Betty McArthur
Vice President      Jerry Burge
Secretary              Linda Bartolotta
Treasurer              Debby Knous

 Board of Directors:    Dennis Sweeney;  Sue Sweeney; Pam Jewell;
Freddi Miller;  Jim Nolte

 

CANINE VIRUS WARING

DUE TO THE RECENT OUTBREAK CANINE INFLUENZA IN THE BAY AREA WE RECOMMEND IF YOU HAVE PETS AT HOME AND PLAN TO ATTEND THE GOLDEN GATE DOG SHOE OR IF YOU HAVE PLANS TO TAKE YOUR DOG/S TO A LOCAL PARK , OR ANY PUBLIC PLACE– BE SURE THAT WHEN YOU GO HOME YOU WIPE YOUR SHOES THOROUGHLY WITH BLEACH AND CHANGE AND WASH YOUR CLOTHES. TRY TO MAKE THIS A HABIT ANYTIME YOU GO HOME AFTER BEING IN A PUBLIC AREA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS INFLUENZA PLEASE CHECK THESE SITES.

SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) – A warning for Bay Area dog owners: Animal care officials say there are now confirmed cases of the flu among dogs in this region. Cases have been reported in San Francisco and the South Bay.
SFGATE: Flu season is taking its toll in the South Bay, not only with people, but their pets. Veterinarians are warning of a canine flu outbreak. Vets stress it can’t be transmitted from dog-to-person.

Most veterinary hospitals offer a bivalent vaccine that covers H3N2 and H3N8
It might be worth adding to your yearly vaccination protocol
The mortality rate is pretty low, the symptoms of which typically persist for three to four weeks. During that time, vets recommend dogs be kept under quarantine, away from dog parks and kennels.
YOU CAN GOOGLE ‘CANINE INFLUENZA BAY AREA” FOR MANY MORE ARTICLES ON THIS VIRUS.  YOU MAY ALSO REVIEW OUR ARTICLE ON CANINE INFLUENZA POSTED LAST JULY FOR MORE INFORMATION.

2017 COMMITTEE CHAIRS

BULLETIN EDITOR: Jennifer Davis
BAGPIPER REPORTER: Freddi Miller
TROPHY:          Danica Burge-Garside
WAYS N’ MEANS:   Sue Sweeney
WEBSITE:         Betty McArthur
RESCUE:      Debby Knous; Alice Ramsauer;Pam Jewell NancyYarbrough; Nancee Taveres
GOURMET:         Jim Nolte
SPECIALTY:       Lisa Kincheloe
AWARDS:          Pam Jewell
AUDIT:          Ken and Betty McArthur & Sue & Dennis Sweeney
ADVERTISING:    Betty McArthur
GOLDEN GATE:    Pam Jewell; Debby Knous; Jerry Burge; Linda Bartolotta
PUBLIC EDUCATION: Pam Jewell
MEMBERSHIP:     Pam Jewell; Linda Bartolotta       
LEGISLATION:      Jerry Burge
JUDGE SELECTION:   Lisa Kincheloe; Danica Burge-Garside  Nancy Xander;
Susan Morse
AUTOMATED EMAIL:(YAHOO); Betty McArthur; Nancy Yarbrough
BREEDER REFERRAL:  Lisa Kincheloe
FACEBOOK:         Sue Sweeney; Nancy Yarbrough
SOP: Betty McArthur

AKC Notice

An important notice just received from the American Kennel Club

Dear AKC Club Leader,

Occasionally we ask for your assistance in bringing attention to piece of legislation that could impact the sport. Today, we’re asking for your help in bringing attention to  a fun new project — The Dog Lover, a new limited run film that will be debuting in select theatres and through Video on Demand on July 8.

This dramatic film tells the story – based on true events – of a young woman who goes undercover for an animal rights organization and learns first-hand about the extreme tactics animal rights groups are willing to use against dog breeders.

The Dog Lover is an entertaining film that makes a courageous statement in defense of breeders. Its producers deserve all the support (through theatre visits or on demand views) we can help give it. Let’s make a statement in supporting this film – and  please help us in giving it an opening weekend beyond all expectations.

Please share the following trailer, flyers and information with club members on your website, social media, etc — and ask them to do the same.

http://www.akc.org/news/movie-review-dog-lover/ (review and trailer)

www.thedoglovermovie.com ( official website)

The Dog Lover (printable flyer)

The flyers and website provide information on theatres where the film will be playing on the weekend of July 8.

Thanks and have a wonderful holiday weekend!

 

AKC Government Relations