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June 27 Annual Meeting & Awards Picnic

On Sunday, June 27, over 40 members and friends of the PVSSC gathered in the lovely Lakeside Pavilion at Northern Fauquier County Park, in Marshall, VA. It was a hot but breezy day and the site was perfect for a get-together.

The occasion was PVSSC’s Annual Meeting and Annual Awards, postponed from their usual May date. Members from as far away as North Carolina and Pennsylvania came to honor those who achieved titles and wins last year – despite challenges of the Covid pandemic.  A number of SS also enjoyed the day, from Betsy Davison’s 15-year-old Jolly to Leslie Shriner’s lively 8-week-old puppies!

The day started out with Rose Miller conducting an AKC Canine Good Citizen test, where five SS gained their CGC titles: Marianna Herpel and Anna Marie Bowman with Prince and Bliss, Lisa Klepp and Shira, Scott Minke and Ollie, and Todd Davis with Olive. Congrats to all!

Lunch was next, with everyone chowing down on the delicious barbecue offerings from the Red Dog food truck, courtesy of PVSSC.

Our Annual Meeting followed, where the 2021-22 Slate of Officers was elected. Everyone was reminded of upcoming club events, highlighted by the SSCA National and PVSSC Specialties in August, a PVSSC Barn Hunt in September, and PVSSC supported entries and FastCAT trial in November.

Then it was time for the “main event”, as PVSSC President Lovey Lyons announced 2020’s new titlists and Award Winners. It was, as usual, an impressive lineup! Thanks to the Awards Committee of Pamela Minnich, Nicole Miller and Melissa Dimeler for doing the heavy lifting, from managing applications to production of the beautiful plaques, certificates and program (see below). A big hand to the all the “Of The Year” winners, the seven new Versatility Awardees, and the over 100 other titles gained by members’ dogs in 2020!

Side events included a silent auction of some desirable dog items that brought the club over $600, helped by a bit of a bidding war!

Many thanks to Pat White, Cindy Millard and Melissa Jennings for arranging the site and food for this wonderful event!

PVSSC Dog of the Year 2020:

Here are the Dog of the Year Awards:

Here is the awards program with a complete list of the awardees:

Here are some pictures from the picnic:

August 23-29 PVSSC hosts the National Specialty

The schedule was hectic:

Gail Mackiernan reports on the National Specialty that the PVSSC hosted:

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