Thank you to the presidents of AKC clubs whose leadership inspired their clubs to donate to the AKC Canine Legislative Support Fund
through the AKC Club Presidents Challenge.* One-hundred percent of these donations will go toward educating legislators and fanciers about responsible and fair policy for dog breeding and ownership, opposing legislation that restricts the rights of responsible dog owners, supporting fair measures that protect dogs, and securing formal representation of our interests in Congress and statehouses.
The following club presidents are commended for their clubs' support of the AKC Legislative Support Fund during the 2012 Club Presidents Challenge.
Participating clubs as of November 20, 2012. The club presidents recognized below are those listed in AKC records as of the launch of the Challenge.
— Agathon Kennel Club, Inc.
— Airedale Terrier Club of America
— Altoona Area Kennel Association, Inc.
Jo Ann Charnik
— American Belgian Malinois Club
Nancy J Eilks
— American Bouvier des Flandres Club, Inc.
— American Brittany Club, Inc.
— American Bullmastiff Association, Inc.
— American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, Inc.
— American Chinese Crested Club, Inc.
— American Pomeranian Club, Inc.
— American Rottweiler Club
Robert A Piccirillo
— American Shetland Sheepdog Association
— American Spaniel Club, Inc.
— American Tibetan Mastiff Association
— American Water Spaniel Club
— American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association
— Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America
— Antelope Valley Kennel Club, Inc.
— Ashtabula Kennel Club
Christine Joy Abbott
— Atlanta Obedience Club, Inc.
— Badger Dachshund Club, Inc.
Maureen A Pogorzelski
— Badgerland Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club
Caryn J Jones
— Basenji Club of America, Inc.
Richard E Nance
— Basset Hound Club of America, Inc.
— Basset Hound Club of Greater San Antonio
— Basset Hound Club of Whidbey Island
— Bell Vernon Kennel Association, Inc.
Carole A Wilson
— Belle-City Kennel Club, Inc.
— Bexar County Kennel Club, Inc.
— Bichon Frise Club of Western Pennsylvania
— Birmingham Kennel Club, Inc.
Douglas Allen Johnson
— Bloomington Indiana Kennel Club, Inc.
— Bluebonnet Pug Dog Club
— Borzoi Club of America, Inc.
— Bull Terrier Club of America
— Canine Capers Agility Club of Greater Atlanta
Betty Jean Greig
— Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of the Western Reserve
— Carolina Kennel Club, Inc.
Gene S Hains
— Carolina Terrier Association
— Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Greater Atlanta
— Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Greater Houston
— Centennial Chinese Shar-Pei Club
— Cen-Tex Kennel Club, Inc.
Karen S Peterson
— Central Carolina Dachshund Club
— Central Indiana Boxer Club
— Central Iowa Kennel Club, Inc.
Shelby C Cook
— Central Kentucky Herding Group Club
— Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America, Inc.
— Cirneco dell 'Etna Club of America
— Clackamas Kennel Club
— Clermont County Kennel Club, Inc.
Janice F Nepita
— Columbia Kennel Club, Inc.
— Cudahy Kennel Club
— Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley
— Dalmatian Club of America, Inc.
— Dalmatian Club of Greater St. Louis
— Del Monte Kennel Club, Inc.
— Delaware Valley Bullmastiff Club
— Denver Samoyed Association, Inc.
— Helber DFW Tracking Club
Anthony D DiNardo
— Doberman Pinscher Club of America
— Doberman Pinscher Club of Dallas
— Doberman Pinscher Club of Detroit, Inc.
— Duluth Kennel Club
— Eastern German Shorthaired Pointer Club, Inc.
— English Setter Club of New England
— English Setter Club of Phoenix Arizona
— Everglades Terrier Club
— Evergreen Basenji Club
— Frontier German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Cheyenne
— Gateway Non-Sporting Dog Club
— German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Reno
— German Wirehaired Pointer Club of Eastern Nebraska
— Giant Schnauzer Club of America, Inc.
— Golden Gate Shih Tzu Fanciers
— Golden Triangle Kennel Club of Mississippi
— Grand Valley Kennel Club
— Great Dane Club of Louisiana, Inc.
— Great Falls Dog Training Club
Kristina M Reppert
— Greater Brighton Collie Club
— Greater Charlotte Shetland Sheepdog Club
— Greater Chicagoland Basenji Club
Sue A Ingle
— Greater Hickory Kennel Club, Inc.
— Greater Murfreesboro Kennel Club, Inc.
Catherine O Cooper
— Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America, Inc.
— Havanese Club of America
— Heart of Texas Spaniel Club
— Hockamock Kennel Club, Inc.
— Hoosier Kennel Club, Inc.
Katrin H Tazza
— Hudson Valley German Shorthaired Pointer Club
Sylvia M Handloser
— Huntington Kennel Club, Inc.
— Irish Setter Club of America, Inc.
R James Rubin
— Irish Water Spaniel Club of America
Patricia W Cobb
— Irish Wolfhound Club of America
— Jersey Skylands Labrador Retriever Club
— Kachina Kennel Club
Richard G Su
— Keeshond Club of America, Inc.
— Kennel Club of Buffalo, Inc.
Annette Y Waldkoetter
— Kennel Club of Columbus, Indiana
— Kennel Club of Palm Springs, Inc.
— Kennel Club of Philadelphia, Inc.
— Kennel Club of the California Sierra
Jennifer Bott Langguth
— Kerry Blue Terrier Club of Chicago
— Kuvasz Club of America
Charlotte Clem McGowan
— Ladies' Dog Club, Inc.
— Lexington Kennel Club Inc
— Linn County Kennel Club, Inc.
— Lizard Butte Kennel Club, Inc.
— Long Island Kennel Club
— Long Island Pointing Dog Field Trial Club
— Lost Coast Kennel Club of California
— Marion Kennel Club, Inc.
J Charles Garvin
— Marion Ohio Kennel Club, Inc.
— Maryland Brittany Club
— Maryland Cocker Spaniel Club
— Medina Kennel Club, Inc.
— Mensona Kennel Club, Inc.
— Metairie Kennel Club, Inc.
— Middleburg Kennel Club
— Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club, Inc.
— Mile-Hi Golden Retriever Club
Glenn A Fick
— Milwaukee Beagle Club
— Minneapolis Kennel Club, Inc.
— Minnesota English Setter Club
— Monticello New York Kennel Club, Inc.
— Muscatine Agility Club of Iowa
— Nashville Kennel Club
Lori B Pendergast
— National Shiba Club of America
— New England Old English Sheepdog Club
— Newfoundland Club of America, Inc.
John J Frisby
— Newton Kennel Club
Mary Ann Leonard
— Nodrog Gordon Setter Club of Michigan
— Norfolk Terrier Club
Christine Joy Abbott
— North Georgia Hound Association
Richard F Coletti
— North Shore Kennel Club
Mary L Olszewski
— Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club
— Paper Cities Kennel Club, Inc.
— Peak to Peak Working Dog Association of Colorado
— Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America, Inc.
— Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of Greater Atlanta, Inc
— Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of the Garden State
Charles L Olvis
— Penn Ridge Kennel Club, Inc.
Stephen F Sipperly
— Pharaoh Hound Club of America
— Plum Creek Kennel Club of Colorado
Margaret R Mckee
— Pomeranian Club of Central Virginia
— Potomac Basset Hound Club
— Potomac Valley Standard Schnauzer Club, Inc.
— Raleigh Kennel Club, Inc.
— Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States, Inc.
— Rocky Mountain All Terrier Club
— Rocky River Beagle Club
— Saluki Club of America
— Samoyed Association of Minneapolis-St. Paul
— Samoyed Club of Houston
— San Jacinto Beagle Club
— Santa Barbara Kennel Club, Inc.
— Santa Maria Kennel Club, Inc.
— Schipperke Club of Southern California
— Scottish Terrier Club of America
Clifford R. Norman
— Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Dayton
Margaret M Larosa
— Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club, Inc.
— Shreveport Kennel Club, Inc.
Sandra E Jessop
— Siberian Husky Club of America
Stephanie C Hamblin Barnhill
— Siberian Husky Club of Greater Kansas City
Alice Ann Lentz
— Sierra Dachshund Breeders Club of Los Angeles County
— Sioux Empire Kennel Club, Inc.
— Skokie Valley Kennel Club, Inc.
Karen G J'Anthony
— Skye Terrier Club of America
— Sleepy Hollow German Shorthaired Pointer Club
— Somerset Hills Kennel Club
— South Jersey Beagle Club
Margarette (Peggy) Wampold
— South Windsor Kennel Club
— Southeast Arkansas Kennel Club
Dale Van Camp
— Southern California Chihuahua Club
— Southland Weimaraner Club
— Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay
— Spinone Club of America
— Sporting Dog Fanciers of New Mexico
— St. Croix Valley Kennel Club, Inc.
— Starved Rock Kennel Club
— Tallahassee Dog Obedience Club
William H Munsey
— Tampa Bay Area Shetland Sheepdog Club
— Tampa Bay Terrier Club
— Tara Afghan Hound Club, Inc.
— Texas Kennel Club, Inc.
— Timberline Basset Hound Club
— Trap Falls Kennel Club, Inc.
Carol Hope Szwarc
— Trenton Kennel Club, Inc.
— Tri-City Kennel Club, Inc.
— Tri-State Kennel Club, Inc.
— United States Australian Shepherd Association
Harold Tatro III
— United States Lakeland Terrier Club
— Valparaiso Kennel Club
— Weimaraner Club of America
— Willamette Toy Dog Fanciers, Inc.
Carol Sue Yaeger
— Wine Country Chow Chow Association of New York
— Wisconsin Chow Chow Club, Inc.
— Wright County Minnesota Kennel Club
— Yosemite Kennel Club
*In June 2012, AKC Board of Directors Member Carl Ashby challenged presidents of AKC clubs to secure contributions to the AKC Canine Legislative Support Fund. Mr. Ashby, who also serves as Board Chairman of the AKC Political Action Committee (AKC PAC) further challenged AKC club presidents to encourage individual donations to the AKC PAC by the members of their clubs. AKC PAC funds are used to contribute to campaigns to help elect dog-friendly leadership in Congress and state houses across the nation.