Thursday, April 18, 2019

Our Next Club Event is ...

  • Board Meeting

    Event Start Date: 4/24/2019

    Event End Date: 4/24/2019

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  • Monthly Meeting

    Event Start Date: 5/15/2019 6:45 PM

    Event End Date: 5/15/2019 9:00 PM

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  • Board Meeting

    Event Start Date: 5/22/2019

    Event End Date: 5/22/2019

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  • Monthly Meeting

    Event Start Date: 6/19/2019 6:45 PM

    Event End Date: 6/19/2019 9:00 PM

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Important Messages

Perry, here we come!

The Atlanta KC April meeting will be in Perry, GA during the Peach Blossom Cluster, April 10-14). The meeting will be on Friday evening, April 12, time and location TBA. Good Sportsman will be voted on and nominations from the floor for officers will occur.


Buffet Menu

Pork Tenderloin w/ Caper Sauce

Shrimp & Grits

Cheesy Potatoes

Brussels Sprouts

Southern Green Beans

Squash Casserole

Green Jacket Salad

Yeast Rolls

Cheesecake w/ Homemade Raspberry Sauce




Dinner reservation deadline is on Monday, April 8. As always, it is not necessary to have dinner to attend our meetings, but it is absolutely necessary to make a dinner reservation if you wish to eat.


Hospitality Chair is Kellie Holbrook

email at



Did you know?

You can now make your dinner reservation online and pay via Paypal!

Go to the Atlanta KC website, click on Events, and click on the “book now” button under the meeting listing.


Meeting Program

We are pleased to have with us at our April meeting, Ms. Mari-Beth O’Neill, AKC VP of Sport Services. Mari-Beth will speak with us about the work of Take the Lead.



Peach Blossom Cluster
Entries have closed. The judging program is not ready yet, but breed counts are now available at Good luck to all our members competing. Although conformation, obedience, rally, and agility are all closed, most of the other events may be able to accept entries, some even on day of, so there is still time to get in on the fun. And, if you are not ready to compete, and still want to get in on the excitement of “PERRY”, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities. Email Cluster Chair, Mary Ellen Macke, at to volunteer.


Speaking of fun, we have a very special opportunity this year! Have you ever wanted to drive a “surrey with the fringe on top”? Well, we don’t have a surrey, but we do have the Peach Blossom Cluster Tram with a fringe on top! New this year, we will have a tram circling the GNFA grounds, but we need drivers. Please contact Mary Ellen Macke,, if you would like to volunteer for one or more 2 hour time slots.


Good Sportsmanship Award Nominations

The Good Sportsmanship Award is presented to a nominated person by the membership of the Atlanta Kennel Club for (his or her ) positive attitude and display of Good Sportsmanship in all ( his or her ) activities and contributions to the club


This person is normally a member of the club however anyone can be nominated


Please send your nominee in writing to the Digest editor for listing in the Digest. Deadline for nominations is April 8.

Sandy Weaver, 

The voting will occur at the April meeting and the award presented at the Annual Meeting in May with a medallion from the American Kennel Club


Nominations from the floor will be accepted for 2019-2020 Officers and Board Members at the April meeting. The Nominating Committee has renominated all incumbent Officers and Board Members with expiring terms.



Note to members

Members must login to access Members Only documents including the membership roster. Click on "LOGIN" in the upper right corner of this page. If you need an id, forgot your id, or need a password reset, email Jim Macke at
The membership renewal process is now complete. A new roster has been uploaded to the member only area of the website. Contact Jim Macke, , if you need assistance accessing the member only area.


Best in Show
Clumber Spaniel

The First Kennel Club in Georgia

We serve the community of Dog lovers in greater Atlanta by sponsoring Dog shows, Obedience, Agility, and Rally. 

The Atlanta Kennel Club is an all-breed dog club. It has served the dog fancy in metro Atlanta, Georgia since 1900. Its mission is to promote, advance and protect the interests of purebred dogs and to encourage good sportsmanship at all purebred events as recognized by the American Kennel Club, and to educate the fancy, government and the public regarding responsible dog ownership. The Atlanta Kennel Club is a member of the American Kennel Club.

Today, we serve communities from Alpharetta to Palmetto, Lithonia to Marietta, Stone Mountain to Mableton, giving dog fanciers in the entire metro area a club to call their own. Members meet monthly for dinner and an informative speaker. We sponsor two major dog shows annually which attract over 3000 entries each.

The Atlanta Kennel Club invites you to join with us in our love of Dogs and the Sport of Dogs. Visit our meetings, which are open to the public, and above all, come to our Dog Shows! There you will find the finest dogs of every breed - and their enthusiastic owners. We love our dogs, and love having fun with our dogs!

The Atlanta Kennel Club was able to provide this Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency through the AKC Reunite Program.  Reunite was formed by the American Kennel Club to provide much needed pet disaster relief.  The trailers would be taken to the site of emergency shelter for pet owners so that victims of disasters could be assured that their beloved pets would be cared for near them.  This program was prompted by the many instances in recent disaster situations where pet owners often risked their own lives rather than leave their pets behind while they were taken to emergency shelters. The Atlanta Kennel Club is proud to be the first kennel club in the country to provide this valuable asset to our state.  

Click to learn more about how you or your club can sponsor a trailer.