The American Bloodhound Club Meritorious Service Award Nomination
Meritorious Service Award

The members of the American Bloodhound Club Meritorious Service Award committee are:

Cindy Andrews, Lisa Ivey, Ed Kilby, Mary Lou Olszewski, Suzi Paine Kay Schmitt, and Claudia Williams (chair).


Award description for the canine award:

To enter a nomination for review by the American Bloodhound Club Meritorious Service Award Committee, please complete the nomination form as thoroughly as possible and submit it to Claudia Williams, Committee Chair, 3116 McBryde St., Linden NC 28356. If you have questions regarding the award or this form, please contact one of the committee members listed above. Nominations must be submitted by April 15 of even numbered years. Thank you for your participation!

Criteria for this award shall be the performance of extraordinary service to the community by a purebred bloodhound (registration number from the American Kennel Club, Canadian Kennel Club, or other foreign registry is recommended). This service must be in the areas of volunteer search and rescue, law enforcement work, therapy work, or any other form of service achievement. Show or performance event records, including ABC mantrailing titles, are not acceptable qualifications for this award. The owner of the Bloodhound need not be an ABC member; rather, the dog and owner must have performed exemplary service to the community. Both living and deceased Bloodhounds are eligible for nomination. This award may be presented in even numbered years.

Award description for the person award:

Criteria for this award shall be outstanding service to the American Bloodhound Club and/or the Bloodhound breed. Please ensure that the nominee has served well beyond the realm of fulfilling an elected office or appointed position. The nominee need not be an ABC member, but must have performed exemplary service to our breed. This award may be presented in even numbered years.

If you know someone who has performed outstanding service to our breed, please consider nominating him/her for the "Meritorious Service Award for a Person."

MSA Recipient's - Person

1994   George & Jackie Sinkinson
1995   Mary Clare Ryan
1996   Bill Tolhurst
1997   Susan Rowe
1998   Bloodhounds West
1999   Ed & Lorraine Kilby
2000   Anne Schettig
2001   Myron & Judy Robb
2002   Lynne Aguirre
2003   John Hamil, DVM & Susan LaCroix Hamil
2004   Claudia Williams
2005   Dr. James Edwards
2006   Brenda Howard & Anne Legge
2007   Eva Dunkel
2008   Karen Leshkivich, DVM
2010   Larry Harris
2012   Virginia Bloodhound Search and Rescue - VBSAR
2014   Ann Trullinger
2016   Marlene Zahner
2018   Mary Lou Olszewski

In addition, please consider nominating a Bloodhound who has performed extraordinary service to the community for the "Meritorious Service Award for a Bloodhound."

MSA Recipient - Bloodhound

2003   Ch. The Ritz' Fire Storm MT
2004   Patriot Hannah W. Gibbons
2005   Taffy's George Killian McGee
2006   Ch. Atbay Hangover Kirby
2007   Boudeaux
2008   Heather's Orange Blossom Taffy
2010   Sherick M&M Heaven Scent
2012   Magpie's Electric Potential
2014   Ch. Nunya Or Ida Rathr B Trakin
2016   Buffalo Groves Don’t SAS Deputy "Radar"
2018   CGh Ch The Ritz' Perfect Storm of Nunya, MT  "Ruckus"

 

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