Yearly Events and Projects
April Conformation Obedience and Agility Shows
We are a member club of the Peach Blossom Cluster Held on the 3rd weekend of April at GA Agricenter in Perry GA, with partner clubs, Valdosta KC, and the Combined Specialties of Atlanta. We sponsor a microchip clinic, Heart Clinic, CGC, and many other events with the Cluster such as herding, lure coursing and a B Match.
October Conformation and Obedience Shows
with the Georgia Classic Cluster, at the Atlanta Expo Center, Jonesboro Rd, held the 3rd weekend in October with Newnan KC, Douglasville KC and the Prestige Specialties. A microchip Clinic is offered.
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship awards
for the past 40 plus years we have awarded four $1500 Scholarships to students specializing in Small Animal Medicine. A delegation attends the awards dinner. Awards are given honoring the memory of past club members Roy & Hazel Ayers, Herman & Judy Fellton, Paul & Gloria Karelson & J. Wen Lundeen.
We have a total of 6 trials during the year in Perry. Two trials are held at the Peach Blossom Cluster in April, as well as 2 trials in July and January which are stand alone events. The stand alone events are held along with the Chattahoochee Weimaraner Club trials, making 4 day trial clusters. Our member trial secretary is Mr. Jim Macke.
in December with gift exchange and collection of money for PALS
Our monthly meetings occur on the 3rd Wednesday of each month except October. We host guest speakers at each meeting for the education of our members and visitors.
Publish a monthly member Digest and maintain a website www.atlantakennelclub.org
Monthly brag money
is donated to a dog related charity selected each year by the board.
Each Fall show is traditionally stewarded by members.
Contact Jim Macke to volunteer! This is a great opportunity to extend our southern welcome to exhibitors and judges.
Support of PALS
– Pets are Loving Support – donations taken at the Christmas party.
Support of Canine Health Foundation
We are a founding member, having given more than $10,000. Donations are made yearly.
Support of Georgia Canine Coalition
We are a major supporter of our Georgia legislative watchdog committee which protects our rights to own and show dogs.
Supported Southeastern Guide dogs
in 2004 with a generous donation.
Provided several protective vests for the Johns Creek Police Canine Unit.
Support of Search and Rescue
Coordinated and enlisted many of the dogs clubs of Georgia in donating to the State of Georgia a Bronze Statue commemorating the Search and Rescue Dogs of 9/11. The bronze statue of a German Shepherd dog standing on the rubble of the Trade Center stands in a special garden location at the corner opposite the west side of the capitol building on the grounds of the Georgia Agriculture Building in downtown Atlanta. There is also a bronze plaque listing the clubs of Georgia that participated in the gift. Ann Wallin was committee chair.
Support of other charities
brought to our attention during each year or at the annual review for charitable donations
Yearly, the Board may decide to donate various amounts to other dog related charities and members are invited to send recommendations to the board at any time.