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Spring General Membership Meeting and Annual Awards Ceremony
The Annual Spring Meeting and Banquet serves as a wonderful opportunity for "off-season" musher recognition and socialization. Members are recognized for their achievements throughout the season, memorial awards are presented and gag awards are enjoyed by all at a banquet style dinner.
This Event Will Offer:
- Check out vendors
- Socialize "off season"
- Hear our guest speaker
- Participate in our general membership meeting
- Vote on club officials and become part of important club issues
- See our exciting annual awards ceremony
- Enjoy a relaxing meal with fellow club members
Featured Guest Speaker Will Be:
Don Duncan of Seaview Samoyeds
"I live in Indianola, Washington, a sleepy, but rapidly growing community west of Seattle on Puget Sound. Employed as a Marine Engineer for Washington State Ferries I live the best of two worlds, dogs and boats. I have a maritime job, but rather then spend months at sea, I return home every day to my family of Samoyeds.
My involvement with Samoyeds began in 1985. I am a member of the Samoyed Club of America, served 4 terms as President of the Samoyed Club of Washington State and am a Board Member of the Northwest Sled Dog Association
I am a hopeless enthusiast of the early Polar Expedition era. My first Samoyed, Chryssie, inspired me to read the breed’s history and I learned of their use in both Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.
Preserving the working heritage of the Samoyed has become my life’s mission and has taken me beyond recreational sledding to participating in distance races and events with Samoyed teams including Montana’s 350-mile Race to the Sky and the 2007, 2009, & 2011 Norman Vaughan Serum Runs.
Over the past three decades I have ridden a rollercoaster of emotions with the dogs. From spiritual starry night runs, to bidding farewell as beloved old friends come to their final days. For all its up and downs, this is a ride I would choose over and over again. It’s all about the dogs!!!!"
We will also hold elections for the following positions: Vice-President, Secretary, and 3 Board of Directors. Below you will find a list of candidates and their statements.
Meredith Michener: My name is Meredith Michener and I am pleased to accept the nomination for Vice President. I have had the pleasure of serving as a board member for two years and am excited to become more involved with the team. I have been racing small teams both as a rec and pro musher since 2010 & absolutely love this sport. My goal is to keep PSDC a strong club by continuing to focus on the production of quality races as well as providing educational opportunities for its members. Thank you for your consideration.
Board of Director Statements:
Lynda Ninos: I accept your nomination to run for a board seat for the PSDC. I have had sled dogs for 12 years and have been a member of the PSDC for 11 years. Before that my animal background was on the farm, the racetrack and the fox-hunting fields. Although I run Alaskan Husky x Pointer sprint dogs primarily dryland, I thoroughly enjoy trotting a Malamute next to some friends on a scooter. I have an ongoing interest and respect for the diversity of people, dog breeds and disciplines found within our club. I believe the strength of the club comes from our members who possess many different backgrounds and experiences, and that we all have a lot to share and learn from each other. I enjoy helping and mentoring others as well as sharing our sport with the public. If elected to the board seat, I look forward to working with the other board members to continue growing our club, getting new faces involved, finding new race/training venues, putting on demos, training, clinic days and fun safe races for all of our members to enjoy.
George Chianese: I am George Chianese. My wife, Theresa and I have been active in this sport for about 6 years. We have 4 Sibes and a malamute that we train and race. We usually do 4-6 races a year and train on some of the trails outside of Philly and occasionally forbidden drive when there is snow. I am a recreational musher with non-race bred dogs, so I think I could bring a slightly different perspective to the board. I would like to get more involved with the club and offer my assistance toward its continuing success.
Mary Beth Logue: Over the past two years, my appreciation for the Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club has grown. I have seen all the work our members contribute to make our club successful. I would like to do my part to help this by serving as a board member for another term.
My involvement with sled dogs began in 2001 when I began skijoring with one dog and has grown to training a mid-distance team to compete in 30 to 150 mile races. I joined PSDC in 2002 and my participation in the club’s events has given me the chance to grow as a musher. I love that our club works to provide opportunities for everyone involved in sled dog sports. I am willing to work hard and devote time to promote our club.
If re-elected it would be an honor to serve the club and its members. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to contribute to the sport of mushing.
Carolyn McKenrick: My name is Carolyn McKenrick. I have been a member of the PSDC since 1993. During those years I have organized campouts and weight pulls and helped out with other club functions. Currently I am serving as Secretary for the club. I have held this position for two years and part of the year previous to that. I am announcing that I would like to run for re-election for the Secretary position in this year’s election.
If anyone is interested in running for any of the above positions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions to the Event:
You can click this link to visit Google Maps to get directions to the race site (site address is preloaded). This is the recommended method to get directions, unless you have a GPS you can use with the coordinates below.
Directions are also available from the hotel website.
To use your GPS or electronic instruments to find the way for you enter the coordinates: 40.222870N, 76.098152W
Comfort Inn of Lancaster County
1 Denver Road
Denver, PA 17517