WEST VOLUSIA KENNEL CLUB - Awards
WEST VOLUSIA KENNEL CLUB - AKC MEMBER CLUB
The AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award    
 
 
 
 
 
In the American Kennel Club’s ongoing efforts to recognize and celebrate its volunteer club members, The AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award program was established in 2006 to provide each member club with an AKC Medallion to award to one of its own on a yearly basis.
This award honors those individuals who deserve special recognition that have made a difference in the sport of purebred dogs, embodied the AKC Code of Sportsmanship, and have been an active and valued member of an AKC member club. Medallions are awarded solely at the club’s discretion.
 
 
 
 
The AKC Community Achievement Award
 
Supports and recognizes outstanding public
 education and legislation efforts conducted by
AKC-affiliated clubs, AKC- recognized federations and their members.
Recipients of the award are selected for successfully
promoting responsible dog ownership
within their communities or for effectively
 introducing, monitoring or responding to legislative
issues affecting dog ownership.
 
 
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AKC CODE OF SPORTSMANSHIP
PREFACE: The sport of purebred dog competitive events dates prior to 1884, the year of AKC’s birth. Shared values of those involved in the sport include principles of sportsmanship. They are practiced in all sectors of our sport: conformation, performance and companion.Many believe that these principles of sportsmanship are the prime reason why our sport has thrived for over one hundred years. With the belief that it is useful to periodically articulate the fundamentals of our sport,this code is presented.
 
• Sportsmen respect the history, traditions and integrity of the sport of purebred dogs.
• Sportsmen commit themselves to values of fair play,honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace.
• Sportsmen refuse to compromise their commitment and obligation to the sport of purebred dogs by injecting personal advantage or consideration into their decisions or behavior.
• The sportsman judge judges only on the merits of the dogs and considers no other factors.
• The sportsman judge or exhibitor accepts constructive criticism.
• The sportsman exhibitor declines to enter or exhibit under a judge where it might reasonably appear that the judge’s placements could be based on something other than the merits of the dogs.
• The sportsman exhibitor refuses to compromise the impartiality of a judge.
• The sportsman respects the AKC bylaws, rules,regulations and policies governing the sport of purebred dogs.
• Sportsmen find that vigorous competition and civility are not inconsistent and are able to appreciate the merit of their competition and the effort of competitors.
• Sportsmen welcome, encourage and support newcomers to the sport.
• Sportsmen will deal fairly with all those who trade with them.
• Sportsmen are willing to share honest and open appraisals of both the strengths and weaknesses of their breeding stock.
• Sportsmen spurn any opportunity to take personal advantage of positions offered or bestowed upon them.
• Sportsmen always consider as paramount the welfare of their dog.
• Sportsmen refuse to embarrass the sport, the American Kennel Club, or themselves while taking part in the sport.
 
The AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award
 Honorees 
         
         2015     Karin Ashe
         2014     Dr. Melissa Jackson
         2013     Janet Narushka
         2012     Maria Avellino
         2011     Mark Driggers
         2010     Cathy Driggers
         2009     Allyn Weigel
         2008     Paul Gentile
         2007     Marj Blomquist
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The AKC Community Achievement Award
2013  Allyn Weigel
  2012  Cathy Driggers
 
 
 
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 AKC RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP DAY
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Congratulations to all the
Winners of the 2013  Awards
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   2013 Outstanding New Member  Megan Cloudman
 
Superlative Winners
 
Most Club Spirit
Cathy Driggers
 
Most Athletic Dog “Miles”
Owned by Melissa & Jim Jackson
 
Friendliest Member
Mark Driggers
 
Most Improved Conformation 
Wesley Rupe
 
Most Improved Obedience
Bain Foster
 
Most Likely to Make You Laugh
Judi Poteat
 
Best Dog/Owner Handler Team 
Jerri Carter & Jeep
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