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Est. 1957

Wisconsin Airedale Terrier Club

Wisconsin Airedale Terrier Club



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2011 April Newsletter

Dear WATC Members,   I simply couldn't call it the "Spring Newsletter" with all this snow on the ground!  Hopefully it won't be here much longer.    We had our Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 6th.  Thanks to Craig Larrabee and Mike Bernklau for hosting the event at their home.  Although the group was rather small, we had a lovely 'social hour' and lunch before our meeting. We voted on our Officers and Board, discussed some changes for our Specialty weekend in July, and presented an award.  You'll find all of this information in the Meeting Minutes below.   Be sure to mark your calendar for our 9th Annual Spring Walk, which will be held on Sunday, May 22nd.  Details and driving directions are at the end of this newsletter.  Hope to see many of you there ... "the more terriers, the merrier!" ~Sue Shannon   Meeting Minutes, March 6, 2011 WATC President Sue Reimund thanked Craig Larrabee and Mike Bernklau for hosting the annual meeting.  The meeting was called to order at 1:25 p.m.   Sandi Cooley made a motion to accept the previous meeting minutes as published.  Pam Straus seconded the motion, and it was passed.   President's Report The AKC sent Sue Reimund a complimentary DVD called "The Dog Listener."  She offered it to anyone interested, and Mary Larson took it to share with the students at her school.   The WATC Officers and Board had an e-meeting recently, where we approved a supported entry for Friday, July 29th in conjunction with the Great Lakes All Terrier Association (GLATA) show, as well as a second Specialty for Sunday, July 31st, the day after our regular Specialty show.  The main reason for these additions is to attract more people to enter their Airedales in these events, in hopes that they'll stay for the entire weekend.   Vice President's Report There was no Vice President's Report.   Secretary's Report There was no Secretary's Report.   Treasurer's Report WATC Treasurer Sandi Cooley distributed copies of our Profit and Loss Statement and Balance Sheet.  These statements are attached to this newsletter.  Currently the checkbook balance is $5,985.75, and our CD balance is $2,782.97.   COMMITTEE REPORTS Trophy Committee Pam Straus showed samples of the trophies for the Saturday Specialty.  They were a wooden Airedale ornament and a wooden Airedale trivet.  Pam explained that for the GLATA supported entry on Friday and the Sunday Specialty, we will be presenting cash prizes.  The winners on Sunday will also received a rosette ribbon.  The cash prizes will range from $5 - $35 (for Best of Breed).  .   Specialty Committee There was a discussion about how much money to offer as prizes on Friday, and if we should support all classes.  It was decided that we will do the same prizes as for our Sunday Specialty.  It was also mentioned that the AKC will be starting a new class for 4 - 6 month old puppies to compete at shows.   Nomination Committee WATC Secretary Sue Shannon read the nominations for the WATC Officers and Board.  There were no addition candidates nominated at the meeting, so the slate of nominees was follows: President - Sue Reimund Vice President - Pam Straus Secretary - Sue Shannon Treasurer - Sandi Cooley Board members:  Lanny Duttlinger, Lisa Berglin, Pam Lyon Craig Larrabee made a motion that we accept the slate of nominees, and it was seconded by Mike Bernklau.  It was unanimously accepted.   OLD BUSINESS Sandi Cooley received a letter from WATC member Harald Krause, stating that his wife Christine had passed away, and he donated money to the club in her memory.  The Specialty Trophy Chairperson decided that the Best of Breed prize will be donated by Harald Krause in memory of his wife, Christine, through her canine memorial fund, "Chris's Angels."   Sandi was asked to look into an insurance policy for the club, which would provide extra coverage for Directors and Officers of the club.  The club already has liability coverage, but this would include Fidelity and Crime Coverage.  Sandi learned that the minimum for this coverage is $300 per year.  Craig Larrabee made a motion that we decline extra coverage for Directors and Officers.  Pam Lyon seconded it, and the motion was passed.   NEW BUSINESS New Member Applications There were no new members, and those members who have not sent in their renewal and check will be removed from the Membership Directory.   Suggestions for future meetings At our last meeting, it was suggested that for our October Fun Day we have a discussion of the Airedale Breed Standard, including pictures or photographs.  Sue Reimund found that AKC has a Power Point presentation.  WATC member Mike Martin can provide a projection screen to use.  We will discuss this topic further at our Spring meeting.   Sandi Cooley reminded everyone about the Cooley Memorial Hunt Test and Workshop on Friday, May 13th, along with the Upland Spaniel Test on May 14th & 15th.  She reported that the AKC will give Fur titles if we prove that ATCA (Airedale Terrier Club of America) has enough fur tests through the year.  Presently, there are 2 tests. The entry form is on our website:   Award Presentation CH Strongbow Tullamore Dew JH, CGC, owned by Sandi Cooley, received her AKC Upland Junior Hunter title. PUPPIES   PUPPIES   PUPPIES   PUPPIES   PUPPIES Sandi Cooley reports:  Strongbow Airedales is expecting a litter due March 22nd. Mom is Ch Strongbow Tullamore Dew JH CGC, and dad is Ch Marchwood Spirit Of The South owner by Pam Soleski. ************************************************* An announcement from Susan Metcalf regarding the ATCA Yearbook:


-- Non-Members Invited to Participate --

Every ten years, the Airedale Terrier Club of America (ATCA) publishes a Yearbook that chronicles breed highlights on the national and regional levels for the past decade.

This attractive soft cover book, with its unique cover of Airedale snapshots cover and approximately 400 pages in full color, has staying power on coffee tables and in bookshelves around the world. 

Work is underway on the 2010 Yearbook which covers the period from January 2000 through December 2010.  It is an ideal showcase for commemorating your Airedales’ performance and conformation achievements. 

Airedale owners who do not belong to the ATCA yet titled their dogs (AKC and ATCA titles) during the decade in conformation, obedience, rally, agility and hunting, are invited to be a part of this keepsake by taking out a New Titles ad for only $30 each.  These celebratory ads feature a photo of the Airedale, a two-generation pedigree, the names of the owner(s) and breeder(s), the title and the date the title was attained.  

ATCA members may contribute to this ideal showcase by taking out Display as well as New Title ads to commemorate their breeding programs, memorialize dogs that are no longer here, and share ring and field achievements.  In addition, members may take out a half-page commercial ad to promote a dog-related product or service offered by a company they own.

Additional information and order forms for all these opportunities can be found on the ATCA website (, on the home page under Latest News, Events and Information. Click on the 2010 Yearbook button.  For more information, please contact Susan Metcalf at




9th Annual SPRING WALK


 Sunday, May 22nd

(raindate – Sunday, June 5th)

10:30 a.m. Arrival

11:00 a.m. Walk

12:00 Lunch

Please bring a dish to pass. 

Last names beginning with A - M, bring a salad or side dish

Last names beginning with N - Z, bring a dessert 

We will be grilling burgers and brats.


Sue & Tom Shannon’s

3657 Birchwood Rd.

Saukville, WI  53080

Please R.S.V.P. by Wed., May 18th - 262-675-2771 or


Driving Directions

Our property is the SW corner of Hwy. 33 and Birchwood.  Hwy. 33 is approximately 30 miles north of Milwaukee.  We are 4.5 miles west of I-43 (Hwy 33 veers right in the village of Saukville), 1.5 miles west of Hwy. I, 2 miles east of Newburg, 13 miles east of West Bend.  Our driveway is the first driveway south of Hwy. 33