April, 2017

Lead In!

Just got the sad news that former Take The Lead Board member Ceil Ruggles has passed away. Our hearts go out to her family, and her dog show family - particularly Carol and Scott. We will have a tribute to Ceil when more details are available.

2017 March Madness was its crazy self. The upsets abounded, but Don and Cathy Bosnic showed unbelievable insight (or was it luck :-)) and blew away the K9Champs bracket. Cathy said, "It was an interesting Monday night at our house, lol! If Gonzaga won, I won. If North Carolina won, Don won! 
Hopefully, I'll get him next year!" Congratulations Don. This is at least the second time that one of the Bosnics has won. Next year, David Vogels is going to contact them for advice before he fills out his brackets!

Pictured below at the San Mateo KC Show is Take The Lead's Lovely Librarian, Florence Males. For years Florence has been recycling dog books to benefit TTL. Hauling all those books is hard work, so the next time you see Florence set up at a show, take a look and acquire a book. It will lighten her load, and help Take The Lead!

After a fabulous Mystery Dinner event last year, Grand Rapids and Greater Muskegon KCs are hosting a Picnic Barbecue and Dance, Saturday May 27 at the Kalamazoo Fairgrounds in conjunction with the West Michigan Apple Blossom Cluster. FOR COMPLETE DETAILS

Scroll down for some great photos from the ACDC's - that's Angeles Canyon Dog Club - ice cream social. The festivities were dampened when one of everyone's favorite people, Norm Patton, was taken ill over the weekend. I speak for everyone at TTL in wishing Norm all the best and thanking everyone at ACDC for soldiering on.

Read On, Lead On, and support our fellow dog show friends in need. 

Best to all, 

Cindy Vogels, Editor

Upcoming Events

May 27-28. Grand Rapids KC/Greater Muskegon KC.
Kamazoo, MI. Cookout/Dance/

June 9-10. Woofstock. Vallejo, CA.

June 17. Greyslake, IL. Little Fort KC. Booth, Event.

June 30-July1. Richmond, VA. Southern Maryland KC. Booth, Raffle, Chuck-a-Duck.

July13-16. West Palm Beach, FL. Jupiter-Tequesta KC/Boca Raton KC. Booth, Raffle.

July 21-23. Houston, Tx. Houston KC - Reliant Cluster. Booth, Raffle including East Coast Crates.

August 19-20. Enumclaw, WA. Olympic KC. TBA fun!

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Scenes From Past Events

March 24-25. San Mateo KC. Vallejo, CA.

photo courtesy of Florence Males

Angeles Canyon Dog Club.  Industry Hills, CA.

photo courtesy of Bruce Schwartz

photos courtesy of Sharon Carvalho