The last Christmas lunch on 24 November 2019 was held on their veranda with 73 people. Some from the vintage car club, some from the Kennel Club of Harare, their own members and visitors. Pictures from the bar will be moved to the Kennel Club, boards with champion breed and obedience dogs will be taken to the Kennel club as well and what ever is no more needed will be auctioned off. The Committee and members will be allowed to move and train their dogs at the Kennel Club and Athena will keep running the various breed shows they held at the GSD Club in the past. Let’s hope that Athena and her committee will be able to keep the GSD Club alive and still holding shows.
The memorial tea on 12 October 2019 was held on the verandah of a very good friend:
Raymond Folcarelli always entered various obedience shows with his Border collies at the Kennel club. Helen Bates trained at the GSD League and later she married Roger Ashton and Roger helped us to do attach work at the Vainona Junior school where we were allowed to use an empty class room. We even had the GSD League shows at the school.
Raymond Anthony Folcarelli – We advise that Ray succumbed to pneumonia in the early hours of Friday 27 September 2019, at Dandaro Clinic. Please join us for a memorial tea at 74 Montgomery Road, Highlands at 3pm, on Saturday 12 October 2019. Please bring a small plate of eats. Contact Ann 0774 117 450.
Helen was diagnosed with Cancer in her liver, but they could not operate as it was too close to major blood vessels. She has been having Chemo etc, for about 6 months. Very sadly she passed away on 2 October in New Zealand where she and Roger moved to.
Various shows are held at the club and usually the weather is very sunny, but cold as it’s winter.
In one of the shows class B was entered by three dogs: Golden Retriever, Shelty and a border collie.
The only dog who was talking constantly in the down stay – See video here
Registered Name: Mackland Work O Holic
Breed: Shetland Sheepdog (commonly referred as Sheltie)
Started competing in 2018Is now in C Test (whether we like it or not)
Character: she is extremely shy, loves working, doing stuff. When aroused/excited, they are very vocal dogs. Highly alert dogs too.
Mrs Dorothy Twiss was a long standing member of our club and she and her daughter were always entering their dogs in the breed shows. She also was the Headmistress of Arundel School in Harare.
“Mrs Dorothy Twiss died on Monday, 1st July 2019, aged 97 at St Andrew’s Care Home, Ewerby, Lincs. Very peaceful. I was with her, as I had been throughout her final days, reading her favourite poetry to her. Kind regards Stephanie Twiss”
Some pictures of our members enjoying the training with those stalwart trainers who come every weekend to give help how to get their dogs behaving and listening to commands.
The puppy class each Sunday seems to be very popular and some different breed of dogs entering the obedience competition.
Jean Schreiber the chair lady read her report for the year and Athena Butler took the minutes.
The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting were read, the chair lady gave her report and the treasurer highlighted the financial statement. At the end of the meeting various special trophies were awarded to dogs who won in various categories.
The club held its 81st Annual General Meeting on 24th March 2019. The chair lady presented her report for the year. The financial statement for the year ended 31 December 2018 were circulated and the treasurer highlighted certain areas.
The Kennel Club of Harare was held the first Open Show Obedience of the new year. The weather was sunny and no rain that day. Not many entries: 2 in C test, 2 in B test and 4 in A test.
|DATE||AFFILIATED CLUB||CONTACT||TYPE||DISCIPLINE||ENTRIES CLOSE|
|02.02.19||Kennel Club of Harare||P Cernuschi||OP||DJ AG|
|02.02.19||Rhodesian Ridgeback Club||P Cernuschi||OP||DJ AG|
|03.02.19||Rhodesian Ridgeback Club||P Cernuschi||OP||OB|
|16.02.19||Working Breeds Club of Mash||P Cernuschi||OP||DJ AG|
|16.02.19||Zimbabwe Kennel Club||P Cernuschi||OP||DJ AG|
|17.02.19||Zimbabwe Kennel Club||P Cernuschi||OP||OB|
|09.03.19||Rhodesian Ridgeback Club||P Cernuschi||OP||DJ AG|
|09.03.19||Kennel Club of Harare||P Cernuschi||OP||DJ AG|
|10.03.19||Kennel Club of Harare||P Cernuschi||OP||OB|
|17.03.19||German Shepherd Dog Club of Hre||A J Butler||OP||OB|
|30.03.19||Toy Dog Association of Mash||A J Butler||OP||DJ|
|30.03.19||Kwekwe & District Kennel Club +||A J Butler||OP||DJ|
|14.04.19||German Shepherd Dog Club of Hre||A J Butler||OP||Rally|
|27.04.19||German Shepherd Dog Club of Hre||A J Butler||OP||DJ|
|27.04.19||Welsh Corgi Club of Mashonaland||A J Butler||OP||DJ|
|11.05.19||Toy Dog Association of Mash||A J Butler||CH||DJ||25.04.19|
|11.05.19||Zimbabwe Midlands Kennel Club +||A J Butler||OP||DJ|
|19.05.19||Welsh Corgi Club of Mashonaland||A J Butler||OP||OB|
|25.05.19||Working Breeds Club of Mash||P Cernuschi||CH||DJ AG|
|26.05.19||Working Breeds Club of Mash||P Cernuschi||CH||OB|
|02.06.19||Toy Dog Association of Mash||A J Butler||OP||OB|
|08.06.19||Kennel Club of Harare||P Cernuschi||CH||DJ AG|
|09.06.19||Kennel Club of Harare||P Cernuschi||CH||OB BR|
|15.06.19||Zimbabwe Kennel Club||A J Butler||CH||BR||19.05.19|
|15.06.19||Zimbabwe Midlands Kennel Club +||A J Butler||CH||BR||19.05.19|
|15.06.19||Mashonaland Ladies’ Kennel Assoc||A J Butler||CH||BR||19.05.19|
|16.06.19||Kwekwe & District Kennel Club +||A J Butler||CH||BR||19.05.19|
|16.06.19||Hatfield Kennel Club||A J Butler||CH||BR||19.05.19|
|16.06.19||Working Breeds Club of Mash||A J Butler||CH||BR||19.05.19|
|07.07.19||Welsh Corgi Club of Mashonaland||A J Butler||CH||OB||23.06.19|
|14.07.19||Sheepdog Association of Zimbabwe||Mrs van de Ruit||CH||ST||30.06.19|
|15.07.19||Sheepdog Association of Zimbabwe||Mrs van de Ruit||CH||ST||30.06.19|
|17.07.19||Sheepdog Association of Zimbabwe||Mrs van de Ruit||CH||ST||30.06.19|
|18.07.19||Sheepdog Association of Zimbabwe||Mrs van de Ruit||CH||ST||30.06.19|
|27.07.19||German Shepherd Dog Club of Hre||A J Butler||CH||DJ CGC||13.07.19|
|28.07.19||German Shepherd Dog Club of Hre||A J Butler||CH||OB||13.07.19|
|18.08.19||Toy Dog Association of Mash||A J Butler||CH||OB||04.08.19|
|24.08.19||Working Breeds Club of Mash||P Cernuschi||CH||DJ AG|
|25.08.19||Working Breeds Club of Mash||P Cernuschi||CH||OB|
|31.08.19||Kennel Club of Harare||P Cernuschi||CH||DJ AG|
|01.09.19||Kennel Club of Harare||P Cernuschi||CH||OB|
|14.09.19||Zimbabwe Kennel Club||P Cernuschi||CH||DJ AG|
|15.09.19||Zimbabwe Kennel Club||P Cernuschi||CH||OB|| |
There were four tables each for 10 members, so a good turn out for the club. The food was excellent and well presented.
Festive Cheesy Mushroom Poppers
Served with our Homemade Aioli Sauce
Festive Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast
Filled with a Sage & Onion stuffing, Served with a Creamy Parsley Sauce
Pepper Crusted Beef Fillet
Sliced into Medallions, Served with a Sauce of your Choice
Crème Caramel Ice Cream