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