Snippets April 2013 

Hello Gippslanders!

 New Members

The Gippsland branch wishes a warm welcome to our new members:

Michael Kenny and Kara McLauchlan with Rocky

Brad and Allanah Hayman with Georgia

Anna Tyben and Adrian Stone with Luka


We have a few pass-ups since last month’s newsletter:

Puppy to Class 1

Alicia Hart and Sasha

Class 2 to Class 3

Tania Waixel and Romey

Sharyn Thompson and Kali

Myself and Indi

Sophie Rich and Gambler have also passed up from class 2 to 3 as we say farewell to Sophie and Daniel and wish them all the best with their new life in Townsville.


Ray and I entered Jasper in Puppy Class at the 90th GSDCV Champ show where he came 4th and was graded Very Promising being handled by Andrew O’Loughlin. Thanks Andrew!

Other News

The new committee is officially in place with the changes in roles being Ray Batchelor as branch manager, Julie Jordan as assistant branch manager, Wilma Bates as canteen co-ordinator, Paul Wiseman as grounds manager, myself as treasurer and publicity officer.

Congratulations to our GSDCV award recipients Dave Hynd and Paul Wiseman for their 15 years obedience instructor awards, Julie Jordan for her 15 year show instructor award and 15 year committee service award, Annita Reynolds and Lyn McAlpine for their 5 year committee service awards. Julie Jordan and Ch. Bozeeb Mystic Belle have also become “13th Club” recipients.

Gippsland branch received a visit from Lorna Piper from East Gippsland Dog Obedience Club on the 23rd of March. Lorna shared her knowledge as both a participant and a judge introducing our members to Rally-O obedience. Complete with a demonstration of each station by the very obedient Paul, a fun day was had by all and the instructors will be setting up a Rally-O course regularly for members to train with. Thank you for visiting Lorna!

I’d also like to encourage members to send in any news they have or photo’s they wish to share to my email at for inclusion in the newsletter and/or on the website.

Well, that’s all for now, more to come in the next edition….Watch this space!