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2011 January

A New Year's Gift to You

Happy New Year all you lovers of German Shepherd Dogs! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  We also hope that you all have renewed your membership to the GSDCA, otherwise you won't be reading the Review next month.

The Parent Club has a New Year's gift for Review advertisers. Effective immediately, all single-page and larger ads will be uploaded to the Review portion of the PC web site (Check It Out) for one month at no charge. This is a work in progress as Webmaster Pam Stoesser  works with us at the Review to devise the best method for making these ads available on-line. You may have seen our early trial run that went up in December. Many of you did find it, and we've received some helpful feedback as a result. Nothing is set in stone at this point, and all your comments are welcome.  Some of our advertisers already have inquired about keeping their ads on the site past the first free month. The Budget & Finance Committee will discuss that and bring it to the Board of Directors at the January meeting. Look for an update in the Board O Gram and on this page.

We'd like to encourage all of you to read "From the Sidelines to Center Stage" on page 24 of this issue. This is not the kind of article you usually seen in the Review. This one however should be of interest to many, particularly those who are relatively new to the world of showing dogs. It is a story of success and proof that a good dog can be a star on the National stage, no matter who owns him. Roxann Labra was not a name known to many before the 2010 National, but she and her dog made their way to Farmington and came away with trophies, ribbons and (I assume) a song in Roxann's heart. It is also a story of how valuable a mentor or two can be along the way. It surely should bring hope to those who think that you have to be "someone" in order to win at the National.  If nothing else, it's a good story with a happy ending! We thank Candy Zumwalt for bringing us this inspiring story to us.

We also would like to thank those of you who contributed to the holiday greetings last year.  We were pleased to see people get excited about reviving an old tradition in a new form. For those who don't remember back that far, many years ago it became a tradition for folks to take out an ad in the Review to wish their fellow enthusiasts happy holidays. Anyway we received lots of positive comments on your greetings, so mark your calendars so you won't miss out in December!

We're planning to do handler and vendor ads to kick off the show season again this year.  They will be the same business-card size as before. You'll be able to include a picture if you so desire, along with three lines of text. The price is the same as before - $65. So whether you want to advertise handling services, grooming products, equipment or supplements, this will be the place to do that.  We'd like to run these in the March issue, so we're giving a special deadline for THESE ADS ONLY of February 1.  Send your text and high resolution picture to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or send them by snail mail to 2884 Oakland Drive, Sedalia, CO 80135.