|Welcome to the American Whippet Club|
1996 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual
Pages 51 through 75
Int.Am.SF.Ch. Autumns I’m An Angel
Words Can’t Express The Love and Devotion
Angel will be bred in December to Rush. Inquiries invited.
TROOPER is still the star attraction here at Zodiac. We had some fun wins at the shows,
See more of the Zodiac boys on our loud and proud website at:
Ch. Sporting Fields Exact Change
(Ch. Sporting Fields Strider x Ch. Gold Dust’s Champagne Parti SF)
Happy 10th Birthday, Suki! Our lovely foundation whippet turned 10 in October. She brings daily joy to our lives. She was owner-handled entirely by Kim and is shown here finishing with a BOB over specials under breed matriarch Mrs. Doris Wear. Kim is now a senior in college and an officer in 3 Honor Societies. Suki spends her days waiting for Kim’s breaks from school and mothering her five year old “babies”. We are extremely proud of them both. Thank you, Debbie, for allowing us to be owned by her.
Jackie, Steve and Kim Levin
William completed his championship at 11 months. To date he is the sire of four champions, with
Kachina and AnnDra would like to thank all the judges who have recognized the exciting young
Seamus completed his championship in thirteen shows, including Best of Winners at the
* pending AKC confirmation
Ch. Kachina’s Winemall Icy Hot
(Ch. Kachina’s Winemall Icy Hot x Kachina’s Spellbound)
Russell is pictured going BOB over BIS specials en route to a Group I from the classes.
Isaac is pictured going Group 2 under Dr. Greathouse. He finished his championship, after a brief campaign,
Kachina’s Once in a Blue Moon
(Ch. Kachina’s Winemall Icy Hot x Ch. Kachina’s Blue Velvet)
Mac is pictured going WD for his first point handled by Sandy Tomes. This major-pointed blue
Kachina’s Hollywood and Vine
Wizard has eight points toward his championship from the puppy classes.
Video and pedigree upon request
Kachina’s AnnDra Sunset Blvd
(SBIS Ch. Chelsea Drakkar of Oxford FCh ROMX x Ch. Kachina’s Magic Pfyre)
Claire is pictured going WB under John A. White.
Kachina’s Hotel California
(SBIS Ch. Chelsea Drakkar of Oxford FCh ROMX x Ch. Kachina’s Magic Pfyre)
Thank you Elaine Rigden for pointing Wally.
(Ch. Kachina’s Constant Comment x Karasar’s Pfyre of Northern)
Presenting two of the puppies from our Issac x Pfyre litter, shown winning their sweepstakes classes at the Midwest Specialty under breeder Jim Gray.
Allen (Pfyre’s Makin’ It Happen) has 5 points and numerous reserves form the puppy classes, and is taking the winter off to mature. Allen, usually shown by Bobbi Kinley-Blewett, is pictured here with Joseph Bucanan, who did a wonder job on short notice. THANKS JOE!!
Reva (Pfyre’s Makin’ A Scene) pictured in one of her very few appearances this year, and her first with handler Kaleena Lowther, now lives with the Stahl family in Cincinnati.
Littermates Hart (Pfyre’s Makin’ Small Talk) and Dinah (Pfyre’s Makin’ Mischief) will make their debut in December.
Bred by: Judy Lowther ~ Pfyre Whippets
Thanks, Barbara, for Issac!!!
Ch. Kachina’s Orange Pekoe
(Ch. Elysian A-Few Perrier x Ch. Kachina’s Blue Velvet)
I have always admired Perry and was looking for a nice bitch to add to my family. I fell in love with SaraLee’s beautiful head, lovely sweepy rear, and curvy red body.
Ch. Arborlea An Easy Touch
Arborlea Keeping In Touch
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Ch. Arborlea An Easy Touch
with his get
Arborlea Keeping In Touch & Arborlea Touch Tones
I love this picture . . . my first time in the Stud Dog class! Seve is pictured at 12 years of age with his handsome son, Woody, and his beautiful daughter, Tracy. This is our first litter from him - out of SaraLee - we breed so sparingly. We were expecting “a litter of one or two, if any” and got a healthy eight.
American Whippet Club
WHIPPET HEALTH FOUNDATION, INC.
1. To further the understanding of diseases, genetic anomalies, injuries and other ailments that affect dogs in general and the Whippet in particular.
2. To support and promote research on diseases, genetic anomalies, injuries, other ailments, the genetics and breeding of the Whippet.
3. To establish a data base of health and scientific educational and res ource materials on the Whippet.
4. To develop and make available to general public and Whippet fanciers information about the proper care, breeding, health and development of Whippets.
TO ADVANCE THESE PURPOSES, THE FOUNDATION WILL FUND PROJECTS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
1. VETERINARY RESEARCH: Projects which promote and develop understanding of diseases, genetic anomalies or injuries which affect dogs in general and the Whippet in particular.
2. GENERAL RESEARCH: Projects which promote and develop understanding of the health, development, and breeding of the Whippet with emphasis on projects which will provide or generate useful data which can be communicated to the general public and the Fancy.
3. WHIPPET RELATED: Funding may be granted for other worthy Whippet related projects not specifically falling within any of the foregoing categories and permitted under the laws governing the Foundation.
Since the Foundation may have limited financial resources, it prefers to make Grants where the impact of it’s contribution will be significant to the donee and/or will generate significant results. Examples of such Grants are: (a) Seed money for a project; (b) Matching grants; (c) ongoing funding for projects in which a significant result is anticipated.
WHIPPET HEALTH FOUNDATION, INC.
1) To further the understanding of diseases, genetic anomalies, injuries and other ailments that afflict dogs in general and the Whippet in particular;
2) To support and promote research on diseases, genetic anomalies, injuries, other ailments, the genetics and breeding of the Whippet;
3) To establish a data base of health and scientific educational and resource materials on the Whippet;
4) To develop and make available to the general public and Whippet fanciers information about the proper care, breeding, health, and development of Whippets; and
5) To engage in such other activities as the Board of Directors shall deem appropriate and in keeping with the purpose of this Foundation as stated in the Mission Statement.
Qualification of Directors – Each director shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age and have a sincere interest in the goals and purposes of the Foundation.
Powers and Duties – The Board of Directors shall have the general power and responsibility to control and manage the business affairs and property of the Foundation, subject to applicable law and the Foundation’s Articles of Incorporation. It shall have full power, by majority vote of the directors present and voting at any duly constituted meeting, to adopt rules and regulations governing the action of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall have full authority with respect to the distribution and payment of the monies received by the Foundation.
Number, Election, Term of Office and Removal – The number of Directors shall be nine (9). Each director shall serve a three (3) year term, said term being staggered with the terms of the others so elected, such that three and only three positions are up for election each year. The initial directors shall be the persons named in the Articles of Incorporation. Thereafter, the directors shall be elected at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors then in office, and each shall continue in office until the next annual meeting of the Board of Directors and until his or her Successor shall have been elected and qualified or until his or her earlier death, resignation or removal. Any director may be removed at any time for cause by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors then in office, provided that notice of consideration of removal of a director shall have been contained in the notice of the meeting.
Vacancies – Any vacancy in the Board of Directors arising at any time and from any cause may be filled at any meeting of the Board of Directors by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors then in office. Each director so elected shall hold office until the next annual meeting of the Board of Directors and until his or her successor shall have been elected and qualified.
Compensation – No officer or director of the Foundation shall receive, directly or indirectly, any salary or compensation therefrom for his or her services as officer or director or in any other capacity unless authorized by the affirmative vote of a majority of the entire Board of Directors. They may, however, be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties if approved by the Board of Directors.
Annual Meeting, Notice – The annual meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held in the month of April of each year on a date and at a place as the President shall designate. Notice of the time, place and purposes of such annual meeting, shall be issued by the Secretary personally, by telephone, facsimile, electronic mail or by mailing a copy thereof by first class mail or delivering the same to each Director not less than ten (10) days before such annual meeting.
Other Meetings, Notices – Meetings of the Board of Directors, for any purpose or purposes other than the annual meeting, may be called by the President or by any director upon verbal or written demand of not less than a majority of the entire Board of Directors, with such meeting to be held at such place as may be designated in the notice of such meeting. Notice shall state the business to be brought before the meeting and be given by the Secretary personally, by telephone, facsimile, electronic mail or by mailing a copy thereof by first class mail or delivering the same to each Director not less than ten (10) days before such meeting.
Action Without a Meeting – Any action permitted to be taken by the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting if all members of the Board of Directors consent verbally or in writing to the adoption of a resolution authorizing the action. The resolution and any written consents thereto by the members of the Board of Directors shall be filed with or recorded in the minutes of the proceedings of the Board of Directors.
Voting by Mail – Any action that could be taken at a meeting of the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting when authorized either verbally or in writing signed by all of the directors.
Meetings by Conference Telephone – The members of the Board of Directors or any committee thereof may participate in a meeting of such board or committee by means of conference telephone or similar communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other and such participation shall constitute presence in person at such meeting.
Quorum and Voting, Adjournment of Meetings – At all meetings of the Board of Directors, each director shall be entitled to cast one vote on any question coming before the meeting. Five members of the entire board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. In the absence of a quorum, a majority of the directors present may, without giving notice other than by announcement at the meeting, adjourn the meeting from time to time until a quorum is obtained. At any such adjourned meeting, at which a quorum is present, any business may be transacted which might have been transacted at the meeting as originally called. The act of a majority of the directors present at any meeting at which there is a quorum shall be the act of the Board of Directors unless a greater vote is required by law. Among the actions for which a greater vote is required by law are purchases, sales and mortgages of real property and leases of real property owned by the Foundation.
Officers – The officers of the Foundation must be Directors and shall be President, Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and such other officers, if any, as the Board of Directors may from time to time appoint or elect. One person may not hold more than one office at a time in the Foundation, except that one person may hold both the offices of Secretary and Treasurer.
Election, Term of Office and Removal – The initial officers of the Foundation shall be selected by the initial directors of the Foundation. Thereafter, the officers of the Foundation shall be elected at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors immediately following the election of directors and shall hold office at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. Any officer of the Foundation may be removed at any time, other than elections, with cause, by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors then in office.
Other Agents – The Board of Directors may from time to time appoint such agents as it shall deem necessary, each of whom shall hold office at the pleasure of the Board of Directors, and shall have such authority, perform such duties as the Board of Directors may from time to time determine.
Vacancies – Any vacancy in any office may be filled by the Board of Directors at any meeting. Any officer so elected shall hold office at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.
President – The President shall exercise general supervision over the affairs of the Foundation and shall preside at all meetings of the Foundation and of the Board of Directors; shall represent the Foundation in the ordinary routine of its relations with outside organizations and individuals; shall make such reports and recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning the work and affairs of the Foundation as in his or her judgment are desirable for their information and guidance; shall be authorized to incur expenses as instructed by the Board of Directors; shall sign such papers as may be required by his or her office or as instructed by the Board of Directors; and shall perform such other duties as are normally incident to that office.
Vice President – The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in the case of the latter’s absence or disability. The Vice President shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe.
Secretary – The Secretary shall issue all notices of meetings of the Foundation and of the Board of Directors, in accordance with Article; shall notify individuals elected as Directors or Officers; shall keep and distribute complete records of the meetings of the Foundation and of the Board of Directors, including an accurate record of attendance at meetings; shall issue other notices as instructed by the Board of Directors; shall be custodian of all records of the Foundation, except such records and papers as shall be kept by the Treasurer; shall sign such papers as are required by his or her office or as instructed by the Board of Directors; and shall perform other duties normally incident to that office.
Treasurer – The Treasurer shall exercise supervision over all funds and investments of the Foundation; shall receive and disburse its funds under the direction of the Board of Directors; shall keep complete accounts of the Foundation’s property and transactions in books belonging to it, which shall at all reasonable times be open to inspection by the Board of Directors; shall make such reports to the President and the Board of Directors as they may require; shall cause the books of account of the Foundation to be audited at least once annually by a certified public accountant approved by the Board of Directors; shall cause to be prepared and shall present annually to each director a comprehensive financial statement including the report of such accountant; shall sign such papers as are required by his or her office or as instructed by the Board of Directors; and shall perform other duties normally incident to that office.
Other Powers – Each Officer shall have such other powers and duties as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe.
Authority – The Board of Directors may act by and through such committees as may be specified in resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors. Each such committee shall have such duties and responsibilities as are granted to it from time to time by the Board of Directors. Each such committee shall at all times be subject to the control and direction of the Board of Directors.
Committees – The Board of Directors may appoint committees as it may deem necessary or advisable to assist in the conduct and management of the
Foundation’s affairs and may define the powers and duties thereof. The chairman of each committee shall be a Director and shall be appointed by the President. The other members of any such committee need not be Directors. The Board of Directors may delegate to any committee so appointed such rights and powers as the appointing body may itself possess, provided, however, that final authority and control shall always vest in the appointing body.
Committee Meetings – All committees may adopt their own rules as to time, place, notice and quorum for their meetings.
Checks, Notes, Contracts, Etc. – The Board of Directors is authorized to select such banks or depositories as it shall deem proper for the funds of the Foundation. The Board of Directors shall determine who, if anyone, in addition to the President, the Secretary and the Treasurer, shall be authorized from time to time on the Foundation’s behalf to sign checks, drafts or other orders for the payment of money, acceptances, notes or other evidences of indebtedness, to enter into contracts, or to execute and deliver other documents and instruments.
Investments – The funds of the Foundation may be retained in whole or in part in cash or be invested and reinvested from time to time in such property, real, personal or otherwise, or stocks, bonds or other securities, as the Board of Directors in its discretion may deem desirable.
This corporation shall have no seal.
The fiscal year of the Foundation shall begin on January 1st and end on the succeeding December 31.
Indemnification Every person who is or shall be or shall have been a director, officer, employee or other agent of the Foundation, or of any other organization served by him or her in any capacity at the request of the Foundation shall be indemnified by the Foundation against all costs and expenses reasonably incurred by or imposed upon him or her in connection with or resulting from any action, suit, or proceeding to which he or she may be made a party by reason of being or having been a director, officer, employee or other agent thereof, except in relation to such matters as to which he or she shall finally be adjudicated in such action, suit, or proceeding to have acted in bad faith and to have been liable by reason of willful misconduct in the performance of his or her duty. “Costs and expenses” shall include without limiting the generality thereof, attorney’s fees, damages, and reasonable amounts paid in settlement.
These Bylaws or any part thereof may be amended or repealed at any meeting of the Board of Directors by the affirmative vote of a majority of Board of Directors present at a properly scheduled and noticed meeting of the Board, provided that notice of intention to amend the Bylaws shall have been contained in the notice of the meeting.
WHIPPET HEALTH FOUNDATION, INC
B. Fund raising:
The primary initial efforts of this area should include (but not be limited to):
Below are suggested donor categories:
1. Establish priorities for health research (usually, but not always, in conjunction with surveys of Whippet owners). The surveys will be conducted by individuals designated by the Whippet Health Foundation, Inc.
2. Determine who (vet schools, private organizations, individuals) is doing the best research, and in what areas preferably on a worldwide basis, not just the U.S.
3. Recommend which projects to fund, how much and who should do it
4. Track the progress of grants and communicate results
5. Set criteria for projects to be funded
6. Establish good lines of communication with Canine Health Foundation, other breed foundations, Animal Health Trust (UK), etc. To avoid confusion with a similar activity listed previously under Administrative (Communications), Administrative (Communications) is outbound communications (communicating results), while Health should focus on inbound communications (keeping up with what these other organizations are doing, etc.).
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
COMPOSITION: The number of Directors shall be nine (9). The Officers of the Foundation shall be Directors and appointed by the Board by majority vote each year.
2. Grant Making
COMPOSITION: 3 to 5 members to serve at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Do not have to be Directors
FUNCTION: To coordinate and implement the fund raising activities of the Foundation.
1. To design a five year fund raising program consistent with the budget of the Foundation.
2. To establish the necessary funds to accomplish the five year fund raising program and to decide the parameters of each fund.
3. To undertake the necessary advertisement, solicitation and related fund raising activities necessary to accomplish the five year fund raising program.
FUNCTION: To review the five year fund raising program annually.
1. To give due consideration to the success of past fund raising efforts and to realistically assess the Foundations future fund raising ability for the Board.
2. To recommend to the Board adjustments in the fund raising efforts or in the budget to reflect current circumstances.
FUNCTION: To maximize the constituencies to which the Foundation reaches for funding.
1. To identify the broadest number of constituents. Including, without limitation, The American Whippet Club, The American Kennel Club, Foundations, government agencies, business Foundations, individuals, and regional Clubs.
2. To plan and implement the necessary strategies to maximize contributions to the Foundation, including special events.
FUNCTION: To properly receive, record and deposit all funds contributed to the Foundation.
1. To work closely with the Treasurer to establish the necessary records for contributions.
2. To recommend investment strategies for the various funds depending on whether the funds are short term holdings or long term such as the Endowment Fund.
GENERAL FUND. This Fund will be ongoing, but will be of particular importance in the first few years as the primary source of grants while the endowment fund is being developed. Money which is donated to this fund will be deposited in securities, mutual funds or other interest bearing accounts as determined by Board Policy. These assets should remain liquid. The first grants from this fund may be made in the first year of establishment.
ENDOWMENT FUND. A goal of at least $100,000 is established. Donors of $250 or more should be recognized as Founding Partners in the Foundation and such status should be recognized in an appropriate fashion upon receipt of the final payment. This fund is for persons with a deep commitment to the Whippet breed who recognize the long term value of the ongoing funding available from an Endowment Fund. Special attention should be given to individuals willing to contribute larger sums on a challenge or match basis.
RESTRICTED FUNDS. Restricted Funds are funds given to the Foundation subject to specific conditions as stated by the donor and must be for specific purposes. Such Restricted Funds should only be pursued and accepted if they are of a significant nature and for a worthwhile purpose, as determined by the Board.
GRANT COMMITTEE (BOARD OF DIRECTORS)
Composition: Consists of the Board of Directors as well as any other persons deemed necessary. Do not have to be Directors.
FUNCTION: To review and recommend action with respect to grant requests.
1. To receive applicable materials and review against the Mission Statement of the Foundation.
2. To recommend action on each proposed grant in a timely manner.
FUNCTION: To continually monitor the critical issues in each area in which the Foundation makes contributions.
1. To research and review issues pertinent to the Whippet breed.
GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS
The Foundation will make grants in the following areas: Veterinary Research, General Research and Whippet Related programs.
1. Grants for research programs will be made on an annual basis or longer term, and under such conditions as determined by the Board. Solicitation of grant applications will be ongoing and relative to funds available. Completed grant requests should be submitted to the Secretary of the Foundation in the manner determined by the Board. Funding decisions will be made in accordance with policy, and the applicants informed within 30 days from the Board decision as to the outcome of their request for a Grant. Grants for all other programs will be made as projects are deemed worthy by the Board of Directors.
2. Whether for research programs or other programs, the following procedures will be followed.
a. An applicant shall submit its request for a grant by supplying the information and documents, if any, stated on the application supplied by the Foundation. Applications, the Foundation’s Mission Statement and these Procedures are available from the Secretary of the Foundation.
b. All applications for grants shall be submitted to the Secretary of the Foundation. Applicants shall submit nine (9) copies of the application and attachments.
c. The Secretary of the Foundation shall receive and acknowledge all applications for grants, shall request the applicant to supply any additional information or documents deemed appropriate to complete the application, and shall promptly forward the completed application and all attachments to the Grant Committee (Board of Directors) of the Foundation for review and recommendation.
d. The Grant Committee (Board of Directors) shall review the completed application to determine if it is within the purposes of the Foundation. The Committee (Board) shall undertake such additional research as necessary to make a funding recommendation. A report with the funding recommendations and amount recommended shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Foundation within 45 days of the receipt of the completed application.
e. The Board of Directors shall consider and approve or reject all Grant Applications for which a Committee (Board) recommendation has been completed. The grant application and Committee recommendation list shall be mailed to The Board of Directors at least ten (10) days prior to a regular or special meeting of the Board. Grant Applications may be acted on at any regular or special meeting of the Board called for such purpose or by a consent in writing or telephone conference call. The Committee (Board) recommendation is to be considered by the Board, but the final decision on grant requests is to be made by the Board.
f. The Board may impose such other lawful stipulations on grants as it deems appropriate.
g. The Secretary of the Foundation or the President shall communicate to each applicant the action taken by the Foundation Board in accordance with these guidelines. The Treasurer shall disburse the funds and carry out such other action as may be stipulated by the terms of the grant.
h. An approved applicant shall submit such evaluation reports as requested by the Foundation. All grant applications are the property of the Whippet Health Foundation, Inc. and may be disclosed to other organizations as determined appropriate.
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WHIPPETS Karen & Mike Gibson 918-299-1114 5525 East 101st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137-6011
. . . Our Hopes for 1999 . . . And . . .
Ch. Andauer Star Struck
Lea, finished with her second Best of Breed over specials,
Also finished in 1998 –
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