The year is going by so fast, and never a dull moment.
California is battling a "Pet Extinction Bill" (AB1634) in
Sacramento that threatens domestic pets for not only
California, but for the rest of the Country if this passes
[all levels of government and becomes law].
Our members have been active in calls, letters, faxes and
even trips to Sacramento to oppose this bill, I am proud of
everyone for the hard work going into fighting this
dangerous piece of legislation.
Our Clubs "Blog"
is the #1 Information source for AB1634 and has up to the
minute news on a daily basis viewed by all breeds all over
the world with traffic that hits the high 20 thousands at
times. The fight continues to the Senate on
Wednesday July 11th at 8:00am where I will make my 3rd trip
to the Capital to oppose this bill.
In the midst of this fight, our club held its 2nd Annual
Specialty Show on June 21, 2007 in Long Beach and I couldn't
be more proud of everyone for the work that went into the
show that made it such a success. Sandy Harrison was our Show Chair (and Trophy Chair) and she and her
committee should give themselves a pat on the back. We
had over 130 entries and over 90 people for dinner which was
held under our tents "Santa Maria BBQ Style" and we sold
out. During the dinner we had a great live auction
with Kent Johnson as our Auctioneer and Gary Beebower our
auction chair at his side. We raised a great deal of
money much in part to the generous donations Gary worked so
hard to get for us for the 2nd year in a row. There
are countless people to thank, Patty Kanan for the many
details of the show she takes care of, and many other
members and friends that made such a great show possible.
We enjoyed seeing so many people from out of the Southern
California area that came to support the show including the Bay Area,
San Diego, Texas and many
We had a great line up of Judges, Bryan Claydon, Brymarden Cavaliers, UK for
Conformation, David McCullough, Caribelle Cavaliers,
Australia for Sweeps and Michelle Mulligan (US) for Junior
Showmanship. We enjoyed having them all and everyone
truly had a good time. Our member and club
photographer Rocky MacDonald took hundreds of photos to mark
this event and they can be
here. Our win shot photographer was Kitten Rodwell
and we anxiously await some of those photos to put in the
Gallery of our major winners.
With the Specialty behind us, and the Legislation fight
continuing we will begin work on our next three big projects, the Meet The Breed Booth at the 2007 Eukanuba Show in Long
Beach, hosting the 2008 ACKCSC National Specialty in
Southern California next Spring and our 3rd Annual Specialty
following the National. We look forward to
having a great show and hope to see everyone there.
Details of that show will be coming out in the next few
I would encourage all of the members and friends to keep up
the fight against AB1634 and check the
blog frequently for
instructions on what to do next, our pets and the Dog Fancy depends on
Ted Crawford, President CKCSCSC