Sudbury and District Kennel Club
Founded in 1951
Going through our archives, the earliest recorded minutes we can find was February, 24th 1955. In those minutes, the recording secretary requested the authority to purchase a proper minute book. The motion was passed. The book was dated February, 24th 1955 to December, 7th 1966. In those early years, the Sudbury and District Kennel Club consisted of an Obedience Section, a Retriever Section, a Spaniel Section and a Show Section.
It's interesting to note that also in those first recorded minutes, the club discussed the pros and cons of a Championship Bench Show and President (F. H. Flowers, DVM) explained the difference between Bench Shows, Unbenched Shows and Sanctioned Shows. A committee was formed to investigate the possibility of holding a show of some type.
Today, the Sudbury and District Kennel Club is still a thriving club with many facets..
- The Show Section hosts its gala event (conformation all breed dog shows) every fall with exhibitors and judges coming from across North America.
- The Obedience Section holds classes and seminars throughout the year as well as Licensed Trials and Tests.
- Our Spaniel Section still hosts annual Field Trials and weekly training sessions and hasn't missed a beat since the early 1950's.
- The Retriever Section is active and trains regularly as well as the Hunting Dog Section.
- Volunteers head the Bite Prevention Program in our community.
Together with our Training Hall and our 160 acre parcel of land in Worthington, there is nothing we cannot achieve with our dogs.
Once a year, we have our Annual General Meeting where the election of club officers is held and items of importance are voted on. The driving force of the club is the Board of Directors. These are the elected officials that keep the club on an even keel. Once a month, they gather to discuss club business and activities where motions and budgets are proposed and voted on with sometimes 'heated debates'... if no one cared, it would be boring. Correspondence is read and reports from the various sections are given.
Below are some members of the Sudbury and District Kennel Club who have reached the pinnacle of success with their dogs and proudly represented our club.
The following is an excerpt from our first event catalogue: September 1952