Our annual Awards Banquet, in addition to recognizing titles that members have earned with their dogs during 2019, is also an occasion to give recognition to people who have made exemplary efforts for the Mountaineer Kennel Club’s success or for improving the well being of dogs in the community beyond the club’s scope.
The Community Service Award is given to any individual or organization that has on its own provided exemplary support of canines. This award is not applicable to MKC members or their immediate family members. Nominations should include a written statement highlighting the nominee’s exemplary actions.
The Club Member of the Year Award is given to any member who has been a member of the club for at least one year, and who goes above and beyond to help the club be successful. The Member of the Year is chosen by the past 6 winners of this award. No member may receive the award more than once in five years. The past six winners are: Anne Burleigh (2018) Pat Flannagan (2017), Desiree Poach (2016), Susan Foster (2015), Cathy Hamilton (2014), Bunny Guido (2013). Any member may nominate a fellow club member
Trophy awards are given to members who have earned titles on their dogs in the AKC venues of Agility, Conformation, Earthdog, Herding, Obedience, Rally, Therapy, Tracking, and Search and Rescue during the 2019 calendar year. All AKC registered dogs will be eligible for an award. For old members, the title must have been earned during the 2019 calendar year. For new members of less than one year, the title must have been completed after acceptance of club membership.
Titles earned in non-AKC venues will receive a title award certificate. For old members, the title must have been earned during the 2019 calendar year. For new members of less than one year, the title must have been completed after acceptance of club membership.
Personal Accomplishment Awards are given to those members who have achieved non-competition goals with their dogs. It may be a training issue you’ve achieved, something under the therapy program, a community event, or any personal goal or accomplishment you have achieved with your dog of which you are proud.
In the American Kennel Club’s ongoing efforts to recognize and celebrate its volunteer club members, The AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award program was established in 2006 to provide each member club with an AKC Medallion to award to one of its own on a yearly basis.
This award honors those individuals who deserve special recognition that 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 an AKC member club. Medallions are awarded solely at the club’s discretion.
Any member may nominate a fellow member for this award.