RVK Award

2019 RVK Good Sportsmanship Award Nominations are due by December 3

Nominate a MAC Member

Want to nominate more than one person? Just click the link above again when you have completed a submission.


A person may only receive this award once so please check the list below of past award recipients.

Past Award Winners

2018 – Kirsten Storlie
2017 – Julie Heller
2016 – Betty Johnson
2015 – Carol Voelker
2014 – Kristine Delago
2013 – Stacy Medley
2012 – Judy Moore
2011 – Bonnie Griep
2010 – Terry Smorch
2009 – Martha Healy
2008 – Diane Clyne
2007 – Leona Hellesvig
2006 – Elizabeth Penning
2005 – Kelly McFaul-Solem
2004 – Jan Poole
2003 – Chris Mosley


More info on year-end awards & the banquet

Ruth VanKeuren

Ruth VanKeuren, founding member of Minnesota Agility Club, honored all of us with her coaching and friendship through many years in agility. She especially gave of herself to Junior Handlers, writing the first JH book of exercises for USDAA and starting the JH program here in the Upper Midwest. Agility clubs across the nation have modeled their JH program after Ruth’s.

Ruth VanKeuren

Additionally, Ruth coached all of us regardless of age at ringside. She was a wonderful example, having a kind word for each of us coming out of the ring, and continually encouraging us to do our best for ourselves and most importantly, for our dogs.

Ruth was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2000. She was given 6 weeks to live. The agility community surrounded Ruth with the support she had provided us for so many years while fighting her battle, which lasted 3 more years until August 2003.

MAC honors Ruth and her legacy with this Sportsmanship award. Nominations are taken during the time MAC members submit their yearly titles for the banquet. The MAC Board selects the recipient each year, revealing their selection at the annual banquet presenting them with a trophy to remember the award. A person may only receive this award once.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • What’s New?

    The Annual Awards Banquet and General Membership Meeting will be on Jan 11, 2020 at Rosevine Hall in Roseville.

    RVK Good Sportsmanship Award Nominations are due by Dec 3. Nominate a current MAC member.

    Gone but not Forgotten submissions are due by Dec 13. More info and the submission form.

    The Dec 6-8, 2019 MAC CPE trial premium is available. The trial did not fill during the random draw period. Final closing is Nov 25. The trial is at On the Run with Kathy Crews judging. Download the premium.

    Welcome to the Fiscal 2019 Board of Directors: Returning members: Laura Thomas, B.J. Bowden, Brandi Rogers, and Julie Heller. New members: Kelly McFaul-Solem, Cheryll Sanderson, and Vicki Jones. Thanks to departing board members: Elizabeth Penning, Deb Merritt, and Betty Johnson.

    Membership renewals are due by Nov 30 for the 2020 fiscal year. Download the form and return it and your check to Kelly.

    We have open committee positions for our 2020 trials starting with the February UKI trial. Details are on our events page.

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