President’s Message 

by Frank O’Leary

The DKGNA Testing season is in full swing. We conducted a very successful Derby/Zuchtschau in Lillington, NC on April 22nd. We will have a story about the test in the June Newsletter. On May 5th, 6th, and 7th we will be holding a VJP/Derby/Zuchtschau in Blackfoot, ID. The test is

full for all three days. That will be followed by a Derby/Zuchtschau, in Walla Walla, WA on May 13th. On May 20th we will have a Derby/Zuchtschau in Kansasville, WI. The spring schedule will wrap up on June 3rd with a Derby/Zuchtschau in High River, AB, Canada.

The DKGNA Annual Raffle goes on sale today!! Again, this year there are five great prizes. We encourage all members to help with the sale of the raffle tickets. This is our only fundraiser, and it supports the operation of the club for the year. This year the raffle ticket sales and drawing are being done electronically. Later in this publication there is an article about the raffle sales and the prizes.

The DKGNA is hosting the North American Kurzhaar Prüfung (NAKP) in conjunction with the DKGNA Annual Meeting, on October 19th – 21st. The early response for this event has been great. We are looking forward to having a great test with more dogs then participated in the past. NADKC members PLEASE submit your entries early. We are limited as to the number of dogs that can be evaluated by each judging group and need to know how many judging groups are needed ASAP.

In conjunction with the NAKP the DKGNA Annual Meeting will also be held. The decision to hold the NAKP and DKGNA Annual Meeting in conjunction has been made to enhance both events and reduce travel and related cost for our membership. During the Annual Meeting we will be having the general membership meeting, guest speakers, banquet, awards, silent and live auction items. One of our guest speakers will be Michael Hammerer, DKV President, from Boos, Germany. We are hopeful by combining these two events the membership will be better served and encouraged to participate and/or attend.

Good luck with your training and remember you need to receive Prize 1 scores in two separate tests to participate in the NAKP.

Best Regards,

Frank O’Leary, President

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