President’s Corner – July 2018

President’s Message, Quarter III – 2017
October 25, 2017
President’s Corner- September 2018
September 16, 2018

Can hardly believe that another English Toy Spaniel Club of America National Specialty is in the record books! The 2018 event was quite special and extremely successful. Not only were we honored to have a Breeder-member officiate our annual event, but we had a record number of entries on all of the follow-on days of the National Specialty weekend. The annual awards banquet was quite spectacular. The food was delicious, the auction items were very appealing, and the camaraderie from all of those in attendance, both members and non-members, was tangible. The highlight of the evening was the award of Lifetime Achievement bestowed upon Mr. Thomas Kilcullen. Tom has devoted nearly 50 years of his life to the English Toy Spaniel breed and it was an honor to be in the same room with him. The evening was topped off with a fantastic live auction. The event grossed a new record amount for the Club. The annual meeting of the ETSCA was conducted live and via teleconference for those that were unable to attend the annual meeting in person. The teleconference attendees could dial into the meeting and participate. In addition, a record was set for attendees participating in the breed education event held on Wednesday evening.

Of course, none of these activities could be accomplished without the dedication and perseverance of many, many members of the club. A heartfelt thanks to those that attended and to those who worked so hard to make the 2018 ETSCA National Specialty event a resounding success.

Until next time,
Bruce

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