sought for 2009 elections
DATE: March 4, 2009
TO: AWDF Membership
FROM: Bill Bimrose, Nominating Committee
RE: Request for
The Nominating Committee is seeking a slate of candidates for the
following positions: Vice President, Secretary, At Large Delegate, and
members for the Events Committee. If you are interested in
any of these positions, please submit your name and a resume to a
member of the Nominating Committee by April 18, 2009.
AWDF President Al Govednik
I want to congratulate all of our
team members, who worked hard to make the trip representing our
organization. A special thanks to everyone who supported our team
and the event.
At the 2008 FCI Event in Wavre
From left: AWDF President Al
Govednik; FCI Secretary General/Permanent Secretary Yves DeClerq; and
AWDF Vice-President Lyle Roetemeyer.
From Michelle Testa
Here's updated information on
have been selected to represent us at the FCI
in Belgium. Team Captain is Al Govednik.
Mark Saccoccio, AWDF CH
Alternate: Pia Blackwell
Congrats to those who have
been selected and best of luck to all.
Memoriam, Bill Webber
message from Al Govednik, AWDF president
Friends and family of Bill,
I had the privilege of knowing Bill for over 20 years. I
considered him a good friend and whenever we had an opportunity to talk
whether it was about dogs, or life in general, I absolutely came away
with a better feeling about the situations we were
discussing. I could always get an open and honest answer
from any question I asked, from Bill.
Everyone within our organization including myself are deeply saddened
by Bill's passing.
Bill was special to our dog community and quite passionate when it came
to his breed of choice the Giant Schnauzer. It didn't take long
to understand how much Bill appreciated the hard work and dedication
his fellow working dog enthusiasts had when it involved the American
Working Dog Federation and its' member clubs.
All of us within the AWDF, know and appreciate how much of himself he
gave to the sport and I don't believe anyone who knew Bill Webber will
ever forget his motivation, his drives, and his strong desire to
maintain the working dog here in America.
Bill, it was an absolute pleasure to have had the chance to call you my
friend. I know you will be looking after all of us.
Mark Chaffin (center) and his dog
Jago became the first-ever recipients of an AWD title at the
Regional Championships June 6-8, judged by Mark Przybylski (right).
President Al Govednik looks on at left. Yago received his AWD1
with 100-92-96= 288 points and 10 courage,
hardness and fighting drive points.
for 2008 elections
From Michelle Testa, AWDF Secretary
Below please note the list
of nominees for this year's elections put
forth by the Nomination committee:
*President - Al Govednik*
*Treasurer - Sean O'Kane*
*Member at Large (2 positions) - Glenn Stephenson*
Vera Reeves *
*Board of Inquiry (5 positions) - Carol Patterson*
*Board of Inquiry Alternate (2 positions) - Bill Bimrose*
*Nominations from the floor can be made the day of the meeting.*
Thank you Bill Bimrose, George Markos, & Maugh Vail for
your time and effort in getting this list together
|Here is the final
lineup for the FCI FH World Championship Team to compete in Vranov nad
Toplou, Slovakia on April 10-13, 2008. The website is www.ipofh.sk
Trevino with Ghandi vom Kessler Kruez GSD
Govednik and Hex Aites Bohemia GSD
to them for making the team and we wish the podium for
all their efforts.
Please pass this
email to your members so they can share in the countdown.
Nominating committee selected for 2008 election
From: AWDF Secretary Michelle Testa
George Markos, Bill Bimrose, and Maugh Vail have agreed to be our
nominating committee for the upcoming election.
According to the constitution and by laws:
Section VI. Officers
B. Officers and at-large delegates serve two-year terms. The president,
treasurer and two at-large delegates are elected in even years. The
secretary, vice-president and one at-large delegate are elected in odd
Up for election in 2008:
George's email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill's email is: email@example.com
Maugh's email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please forward this information to your member clubs. If anyone
would be interested in running for the available positions
they must contact the nominating committee.
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