We hope the holidays were kind to you.

We welcome the public to our general meetings. For the 1st hour, we feature a program and speaker. After that, a short break for refreshments is taken. The 2nd hour is devoted to club business. Everyone is welcome to stay for the entire meeting. More about WRKC including address and directions

Our Winter break is over and our next meeting is Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30PM. Dr. Abby Taylor, DVM, from the Animal Clinic Northview. She will be talking about Emergency Medicine, which is her specialty. Come and listen and bring some questions.


NOTE: The current newsletter is delayed. It will be added to the Directory as soon as it available.

ALSO: This year's Crown Classic Dog Shows will be December 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2017 at the IX Center.

Our Crown Classic Dog Shows in conjunction with Richland County Kennel Club was held at Cleveland's IX Center. It was a wonderful event made possible by the extraordinary efforts of members of WRKC and RCKC clubs. Our club member, Byron Gray, did an outstanding rendition singing our National Anthem a cappella. We want to give a special SHOUT OUT to Ron Caffo for his help. Thanks to our exhibitors, judges, superintendent, and a bevy of great vendors. We want to thank the IX personnel including Bill, for their behind the scenes efforts to make this show happen. We do appreciate the spectators. Thank you one and all.

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Our October Halloween Meeting was a hoot with people and dogs in costume. Click on the dog's picture and see all the pictures.


We want to thank our September speaker Mr. Jim Kelly of Bil-Jac for a talk on nutrition and the various building blocks that is needed in food for dogs to maintain good health. It was a very informative talk. Thank you Jim.


Our August general meeting was our club picnic at the Brooklyn Heights Community Park. We had a great turn out, lots of great food, conversation and a short meeting. Thank to everyone who contributed and came.
In July, Mr. Tad Schoffner, Curator of Animals with the Cleveland Metropark Zoo. He talked about the ongoing development of the zoo, how animals are handled for routine medical procedures, and a great overview of the zoo’s newest exhibit, the Tiger Passage. Our zoo is one of the jewels of Northeast Ohio. Don’t miss what is sure to be a most fascinating look at what goes on behind the scenes at the zoo.
The June meeting was our Annual meeting, in which Officers and Directors were elected and awards were presented for those earning titles for their dogs.

ELECTION RESULTS: The following are the officers for 2016-2017 and Directors for 2016-2019.
President- Ann Yuhasz
Vice President- Edward Cerny
Recording Secretary- Carole CernyBR> Treasurer- Sandy WolfskillBR> Corresponding Secretary- Diane Scott
Board of Directors, Kathy Bencin, Donna Francis, Peg Gross

We did have a speaker too. We want to thank Libby Smith, whose wonderful presentation was about one of the fastest growing dog sports, Barn Hunt Events. It's an interesting sport that any dog can try and most do well finding a caged rat in a stack of hay bales


We want to Thank Dr. Ed Jazik, a Dermatologist for Animals. He spoke on causes of allergies and some of the medications. It was an excellent presentation. He can be contacted thru the Akron (Copley) Ohio office located at Akron Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center 1321 Centerview Circle, (330) 238-1820 Akronvet.com
He also works out the Cleveland emergency veterinarian, 216-362-6000, after hours veterinary animal emergency clinic in Brook Park, Ohio. 14000 Keystone Pkwy. Brookpark, Ohio 44135. 216-362-6000
We want to thank Rob and Beth Davis, volunteers for Ohio Search Dog Association, for a very comprehensive overview of their methods and efforts to help find people. They are with a very dedicated volunteer organization who help agencies around the state. It was an interesting program. OSDA website
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Our May program will have Dr.Ed Jazic talk about animal dermatology. We want to thank our March speakers, Mike Connell & George Anter from Nature's Pharmacy and Compounding Center. They outlined how compounding common medicines for your dog, cat or most any animal can make more palatable and a little easier to administer the medicince. They work with vets and as well as medical doctors compounding medicines for humans too. Nature's Pharmacy and Compounding Center, 21724 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH 44126, 440-331-8509 their website

NEXT Crown Classic Dog Shows December 8, 9, 10, and 11, 2016 at the IX Center.