Awards & Membership Appreciation

The Lehigh Valley Kennel Club

 

invites you to the

 

2014 Awards and Membership Appreciation Dinner

 

to be held on

Thursday, April 3, 2014

at the

Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley

300 Gateway Drive

Bethlehem, PA 18017-9076

(Rt. 22 & Rt. 512)

 

Once again, we are not just celebrating the LVKC members who have attained titles on their dogs; we also want to send a grateful message to all members in appreciation for the hard work that enabled us to maintain a high level of quality at all our events. Thank you, members, for contributing your time and energy! 

 

The dinner will be held at the hotel’s festive

Lehigh Room

where the

Cash Bar will open at 6:30 PM and stay open throughout the dinner.

Buffet Dinner will follow at 7:30 PM.

 

Menu:

 

Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Toasted Pine Nuts, and Champagne Vinaigrette

Roasted Red Pepper and Smoked Gouda Soup

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Pistachio Crusted Chicken with Marsala Wine Demi-Glace

Cheese Stuffed Shells with Spinach, Caramelized Onions, and Fresh Tomato Marinara

Herb Crusted Roasted Prime Rib Au Jus

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Chef’s Selection of Warm Seasonal Vegetables

Potatoes Au Gratin

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Freshly Baked Bread and Butter

Chef’s Assortment of Cakes and Pies

Coffee, Decaf, Iced Tea, and Assorted Hot Teas

 

Awards presentations will start after dessert and coffee have been served (about 8:30 PM).

 

Come join your fellow members so we can pat each other on the back, eat, drink, and be merry. Make reservation by calling Bodil at (215) 536-8884 or email her at bodilaczel@yahoo.com. Reservations must be received no later than March 24! If you make a reservation but have to cancel, please let Bodil know. We have to pay for no-shows. Guests are welcome for a fee of $30. Mail a check, payable to Lehigh Valley Kennel Club, to Bodil Aczel, 1380 Masi Road, Quakertown, PA 18951-5221, or pay at the door.

 

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Once again our Hostess was Bodil Aczel. Daffodils were in abundance, all around the room. You could tell the hope for Spring, is near.
Small little birdhouses, Peeps scattered on the table and the official chocolate eggs dressed all the tables. It’s the little details, Bodil never seems to forget.
The roaring fire set the tone for dinner. I believe, everyone enjoyed the meal.
This year we not only celebrated individual awards and accomplishments with our dogs, but we were honored by the American Kennel Club for our Community Service. We are one the first club’s to receive such an honor. Congratulations to every person who makes the Lehigh Valley Kennel Club what it is.
Thanks also to Peter Aczel for helping with this event and the night’s festivities.

Scholarships were awarded to both Jaclyn Christman and Kerri DeBaro.

 

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Awards

AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN

GCH (Bronze) Ch. VC’s Cute as a Button CGC

Spaniel (Cocker) Parti

Deb Gunkle

 

Bonsai’s Clybach’s Brighten My Day CGC

Chinese Crested

Clydette J. Lobach

 

AKC RALLY NOVICE

Bonsai’s Clybach’s Brighten My Day CGC RN

Chinese Crested

Clydette J. Lobach

 

DC Regal’s Full House of Tolerton MC RN

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Gail L. James

 

DC Regals Kansas Comet of Tolerton SC RN

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Gail L. James

 

AKC COMPANION DOG & BREEDER OF COMPANION DOG

Autumn-Sno’s the Beat Goes On CD

Brittany (bred by)

Barbara Dunkling

 

AKC CHAMPION & BREEDER OF CHAMPION

Ch. Bit-a-Swe’t Jax Up Your Spirits

Boston Terrier (bred by)

Denice Van Driesen & John Van Driesen

Ch. Ivy Rose Bit-a-Swe’t Needless to Say

Boston Terrier

Denice Van Driesen & John Van Driesen

 

Ch. Lismore This Time Is Ours

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Jo Ann H. Rentzheimer & James C. Rentzheimer

 

Ch. Chalma’s Frozen Fire at Argent TD

Cesky Terrier

Lynne Kuczynski Veazie

 

Ch. Kokoro’s Some Kind of Wonderful

Chinese Crested (bred by)

Kay Sivel

 

Ch. Kokoro’s Wonderful Day

Chinese Crested (bred by)

Kay Sivel

 

Ch. Hope’s Greyrock Start Your Engines

Brittany

Terry Hilliard

 

Ch. VC’s n Bellburn’s Razzle Dazzle

Spaniel (Cocker) Parti (bred by)

Deb Gunkle

 

Ch. VC’s Wish Upon a Star

Spaniel (Cocker) Parti (bred by)

Deb Gunkle

 

 

Ch. VC’s n CPK’s Champagne Kisses

Spaniel (Cocker) Parti (bred by)

Deb Gunkle

 

AKC GRAND CHAMPION

GCH (Bronze) Ch. VC’s Cute as a Button CGC

Spaniel (Cocker) Parti

Deb Gunkle

 

GCH Ch. RJ’s Talk of the Town JH

Brittany

Larry Hilliard & Terry Hilliard

 

GCH Ch. Lockridge’s Something to Be Proud Of   

Brittany

Larry Hilliard & Terry Hilliard

 

REGISTERED SERVICE DOG

Patarantz’s Sentimental Journey

Standard Poodle

Pat Mickowski

 

LVKC LIFE MEMBER

Ernie Coy

 

AKC OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

Dominic DiBalsi

 

AKC COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Lehigh Valley Kennel Club

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD

Deb Gunkle

Dominic DiBalsi

John Van Dreisen