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The following is a history of the BKC, this history has been compiled by Nancy Bowman from previous newsletters, meeting minutes and memory.  This history is continuously being updated.  If any members reading this have something to add or change please contact Nancy Bowman.

Updated 1/17/2007

 

History of the Beckley West Virginia Kennel Club, Inc.

 

The Beckley West Virginia Kennel Club had its first meeting in November 1977.  In December 1977, Linda & Joe Scott and Susan Lane were the first Officers for the Club. 

 

In January 1978 Jo & Ed Richmond, Benny Holley, Bobby Holley, Gary Shrewsbury, Jody Foster and Karen Breeden joined the Kennel Club.  Following latter of that same year Kathy Fleming, Phil Noel, Gloria Fletcher joined the Club.  In 1979 Pat & Jack came from Charleston to help organize the Beckley West Virginia Kennel Club.  Marie & Chris Ziegler joined the Club in 1979.  Jack Weber joined in 1979.  Nancy Hendrickson & Betty Price joined in 1988.  Kathy Kambrouris & Sandra Barnett joined the Club in 1990

 

1980 Club Members had to go to Court

 

The Beckley Kennel club started with Matches in September 1, 1978 at the Oak Hill Junior High School, Oak Hill, WV.  The Club had 8 regular matches.  In 1982 and 1983 the Club had four (4) BOB Matches, followed by three (3) AOA Matches in 1985 and 1986.

 

November 1978 – First Newsletter – Beckley Kennel Club

 

February 1979 – Kennel Club admitted Junior as a Separate Membership

 

1991 at New River Park – Beckley WV – First Canine Good Citizens Test – Nancy Hendrickson with the help of the Mayo Family.  $5.00

 

August 29, 1992 – Canine Good Citizens Test at New River Park – Nancy Hendrickson

 

November 26, 1993 – Canine Good Citizens Test – Wishbone Circuit (Beckley – Magic Valley, Charleston, & KoTCH, Huntington) Dr. Barbara Snyder help with organizing.  Had two CGC test at this location then one a year in Beckley.

 

 Angie Sweeney-Sellards took over the Canine Good Citizens test in 1999, from Nancy Hendrickson.  Test given at New River Park, Angie Sellards Kennels, Marlene Church’s Kennel, Laura Plumley’s Kennels.  Laura Plumley did CGC at Woodrow Wilson and at Maxwell Hill Community Center

 

Picnics – At Nancy Hendrickson’s, Jo Richmond’s, Marie Ziegler’s, Kay Blose,  Angie Sweeney, Diane Orange, Kathy Fleming, Jack Weber,  Phil Noel

 

Previous Officers of the Club:  Linda & Joe Scott, Susan Lane, Gary Shrewsberry, Karen Breeden, Gloria Fletcher, Kathy Fleming, Jo Richmond, Ed Richmond, Marie Ziegler, Chris Ziegler, Nancy Hendrickson, Benny Holley, Betty Price, Bobby Holley, Phil Noel, Sandy Carr-Lilly, Karen Bonifacio, Nancy Whitt, Susan Cook, Luella West, Stephanie Murphy, Marie Bennington, Sheryl Sweeney, Debbie Barnes, Pam Parson, Nancy Bowman, Angie Sellards, Marlene Church, Diane Orange, Chuck Orange, Alicia Blackburn, Natalie Hardman, Marty Agee, Kim Cassidy, Kim Rowley, Johnny King, Laura Plumley, Pat Hodges, Melinda Gregg, Sheila Rice, Pat Winter, Kay Blasι

 

Lifetime Members:  Jo Richmond, Kathy Fleming, Nancy Hendrickson,

 

Deaths in the BWVKC:  Nancy Hendrickson, 12/03/ 2002, Marie Ziegler 2003, Lori Vecellio – Honaker, 2003, Chris Ziegler, April 2004, Jerry Jones 2006.

 

Previous Show Chairman: Gary Shrewsberry, Marie Ziegler, Nancy Hendrickson, Kathy Fleming, Jo Richmond, Nancy Bowman, Pat Hodges

 

Assistant Show Chairman:  Gary Shrewsberry, Phil Noel, Marie Ziegler, Nancy Bowman, Chris Ziegler, Marlene Church, Kathy Fleming

 

Previous Match Show Chairman:  Gary Shrewsberry, Phil Noel, Kathy Fleming, Marie Ziegler, Angie Sellards, Jo Richmond, Ed Richmond, Kim Rowley, Diane Orange

 

Previous Obedience Chairman:  Nancy Bowman, Kim Cassida, Angie Sellards, Laura Plumley, Kay Blose, Kim Rowley, Natalie Hardman, Helen Igo,

 

Obedience Classes Held at:  New River Park, Angie Sellards Kennel, Laura Plumley Kennel, Saddlebred, Marlene Church Kennel (Puppy Classes), Woodrow Wilson, Maxwell Hill Community Center.

 

Obedience Instructors:  Marie Ziegler, Nancy Hendrickson, Laura Plumley, Sheila Rice, Nancy Bowman, Angie Sellards, Kim Cassida,

 

Conformation Instructors:  Kathy Fleming, Marie Ziegler, Diane Orange,

 

Members that have shown at Westminster:  Kathy Fleming, Nancy Bowman, Pam Parsons

 

Animal Rescue:  Marie Ziegler, Jo Richmond, Pam Parsons, Laura Hark-Plumley, Pat Winters, Angie Sellards

 

Canine Good Citizens Evaluator:  Nancy Bowman, Angie Sellards, Kim Cassida, Kim Rowley, Laura Plumley

 Member of the Year

 

December 3, 1978 – Gary Shrewsbury – First Member of the Year in the Beckley WV Kennel Club.  Maxwell Hill Community Center – Marge Foland, Union, West Virginia guest speaker.  Raffle for the Dog Book Encyclopedia

 

November 19, 1979 – Gloria Fletcher – Maxwell Hill Community Center – Style show for Dogs – Line up of the Ten (10) most popular breeds.  Raffle for the Complete Dog Book.

 

December 7, 1980 – Jo Richmond / Gary Shrewsbury – Woodrow Wilson Cafeteria – Puppet Show with original plays by the Club members.

 

December 6, 1981- Woodrow Wilson Cafeteria – Conformation Match / Parade of Champions

 

December 5, 1982 – Glade Springs – Dr. Anna Katherman, VPI, Neurologist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute showed a film on animal behavior.

 

December 11, 1983 – Ramada Inn – Doctor Kent C. Roberts, VPI – Dog Breeding

 

December 2, 1984 – Kathy Fleming - Western Steer – Joseph Scheff – Professional Stewarding

 

December 1985 – Pagoda Restaurant

 

December 7, 1986 – Seasons Restaurant – Lou Harris – AKC License Judge, Parkersburg, WV – Judging a Dog Show

 

December 1987

 

December 1988

 

December 1989 – Nancy Hendrickson

 

December 1990 – Betty Price

 

December 1991 – Jo Richmond

 

December 1992 – Nancy Hendrickson – Pasquale’s

 

December 1993 – Karen Breeded

 

December 1994 – Laura Plumley – Cattlemen Restaurant

 

December 3, 1995 – Marie Ziegler – Nancy Hendrickson’s Home

 

December 15, 1996 – Pam Parson – Pasquale’s Restaurant – Dr. Swank, Oak Hill spoke on the Iditarod

 

January 1997 – Nancy Bowman- Saddlebred Restaurant –

 

December 13, 1998 – Nancy Hendrickson – Pasquale’s Restaurant – Also handed out the Club’s first Canine God Citizens Awards

 

December 1, 1999 – Angie Sweeney – Texas Steak House – Craig Hayes – Schutzhund Training

 

December 2000 – Marlene Church – Texas Steak House – Fayette County Humane Society

 

December 2001 – Sheila Rice – Black Night Country Club

 

December 2002 – Connie Peterson / Diane Orange – Black Night Country Club   

 

December 14, 2003 – Kim Rowley – Pasquale’s

 

December 2004 – Pat Hodges, Lewisburg, WV – Black Night Country Club

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December 2005 – Kim Cassida / Marlene Church- Black Night Country Club

 

December 3, 2006 – Marty Agee, Beckley, WV – Guest Speaker, Patty Wolfe, KY.  – Logan’s Restaurant  25 People in attendance.

 

 

Educational Programs for the Members of the BWVKC, Inc.

 

 

Ralph Dollman – Organizing a Club

 

Jack Thompson – Handling Classes and Organizing a Club

 

Dr. Ben Dorsey – Beckley, WV - Parvo Virus

 

Dr. Arthur Wills – Daniel, WV – Raising Healthy Puppies

 

Dr. Henderson – Oak Hill, WV – Eye Diseases

 

Joseph Scheff – Structuring

 

Benny Holley – Beckley, WV – Holley Dog Kennels – Dog Tattooing

 

Postmaster Mark Matic – Beckley, WV – Dog Problems with the Postal Service

 

Dr. William Perry – Beckley, WV – Micro Chipping, Parvo / Other

 

Dr. Cody Lockheart – Beckley, WV – Dog Diseases

 

American Kennel Club Film – Quest for a Quality Dog Show

 

Jack Thompson – Dog Shows

 

Dr. C. S. Swank – Oak Hill, WV – Dog Problems

 

Internal Revenue Service – Tax Information / Hobby or Business

 

Annual Blessing of the Animals – St Francis Church

 

Moss Bow Seminar – Charleston Country Club

 

AKC Officers Seminar – Huntington Kennel Club

 

Ear Clinic Seminar – Huntington Kennel Club

 

VPI Vet Tour – New River Valley Kennel Club & Beckley WV Kennel Club Sponsor

 

AKC – Judging a Dog Show & How to Hold a successful Dog Show

 

Beckley Police Department – Beckley, WV – Drug Enforcement Dogs

Sponsored Pet Shows – New River Park – (AKC told the Club that we could not do this any more because not all the dogs were registered pure bred dogs)

 

George Austin – Handling Classes

 

Clinton Lehman – Bone Structure & Movement

 

Dr. William Perry – Beckley, WV – Backyard Breeding / Puppy Mills

 

Love On a Leash – Beckley, WV – BWVKC Sponsored

 

Kathy Fleming – Beckley, WV - Artificial Insemination

 

Kathy Fleming – Beckley, WV - Professional Dog Grooming

 

Kathy Fleming – Beckley, WV – Tube Feeding / Raising Puppies

 

Kathy Fleming – Beckley, WV – Genetics

 

Dog Therapy

 

Pam Parson – Beckley, WV – First Aid for Dogs

 

Laura Plumley – Shady Springs, WV – Obedience

 

Marie Ziegler – Shady Springs, WV – How to Have a Dog Show

 

Marie Ziegler – Shady Springs, WV -  Stewarding a Dog Show

 

Members of the Beckley WV Kennel Club – Description of their Breed and how they obtained their dog and the titles they obtained on them

 

Members of the Beckley WV Kennel Club – Know your Breed / Breed Standards                   Channel 59 Television Station, Marie Ziegler, Nancy Bowman, Pam Parson, Laura Plumley

 

Taught Conformation Classes for the Club - Diane Orange / Kathy Fleming / Marie Ziegler / Nancy Bowman / Pam Parsons – BWVKC, Beckley, WV

 

Taught Dog Obedience Classes for the Club - Angie Sweeney, Laura Plumley, Kim Cassida, Pam Parson, Nancy Bowman, Marie Ziegler,  BWVKC, Beckley, WV

 

 

 

Judged Canine Good Citizen Classes: - Angie Sweeney, Nancy Hendrickson, Marie Ziegler, Nancy Bowman, Kim Cassida, Kim Rowley, Laura Plumley – BWVKC, Beckley, WV

 

Activities that the BWVKC have participated in

 

Breed Rescue

Canine Good Citizen Test

Love On A Leash - Charleston, Huntington, Beckley

Demonstrations

Nursing Home Visits

VA Medical Center

Pine Lodge Nursing Home

Pinecrest

Heartland

Bay Berry Retirement Home

Christmas Parades, Beckley, WV / Sophia, WV

Obedience Training / Demonstrations

All Breed Dog Shows / Demonstrations

Matches A & B

Mall Demonstrations with Dogs

Free Dog Washes

Pet Shows

Tracking

Education Seminars to train the public

Helping Needy Children at Christmas and Thanksgiving – Adopting a Family

Wash & Wax Trailer

Picnics – Nancy Hendrickson, Little Beaver, Angie Sellards, Marie Ziegler,

Raffles for the BWVKC

Parade of Champions

Flooding in Mullens, WV

Kids Classic

Dog Shows

Educational Programs

First Aid Programs – CPR – Pam Parsons

Westminster Party – Kathy Fleming

Swimming Party – Nancy Hendrickson, Jack Weber

Halloween Party’s – Marlene Church, Kim Cassida

WSWP Membership Drive – December 8, 1995

Hurricane Hugo

Donating Dog Vest to K-9 Police Dogs, Beckley, WV

Helping Needy Family’ s in the Beckley, WV area at Thanksgiving

     and Christmas Time.

Temperament Testing – Comfort Inn, Angie Sellards

Animal Rescue

 

 

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