THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB
OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
The American Kennel Club Provides each member club one (1)
"OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP MEDALLION"
per year to be presented in recognition of outstanding sportsmanship.
A ballot listing the entire Sum Maid KC membership is sent to each member prior to the annual meeting. A check box is next to each name, including a space to briefly state the merits of their nominee, and returned to the Club Secretary. The nominees are sorted accordingly. and the member with the highest count is presented with the medallion and certificate at the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner in July.
The medallion may be awarded to any "outstanding" member that has shown exemplary club service, or for any other reason, at the member clubs discretion. Award honoree must be in good standing with AKC. The AKC lists the recipients of this award on its website and in various publications.
Although there are many members in Sun Maid Kennel Club with years of active service and dedication deserving of such an award, there can only be one recipient per year. All nominees are honorably mentioned and presented with certificates of Recognition.
The sun Maid Kennel Club initiated this award presentation in 2008. The award honors individuals that deserve special recognition and 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 the AKC member club.
Sun Maid Kennel Club congratulates the Outstanding Sportsmanship Awards Honorees:
2008: Paula Arrigoni
2009: Gail Gorman
2010: Leland Black
2011: Timothy Sullivan
2012: Pam Rakis
2013: Dr Paul Cheney
2014: George Milutinovich
2015: Margie Sullivan
2016: Neil Hamilton
2017: Marilyn Solvason
2018: Timothy Sullivan
2019: Linda Babers