RVK Award

Congratulations to Sue Kvale, 2019 recipient of the RVK Good Sportsmanship Award!

Brandi Rogers (left) presents Sue Kvale with the award


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 will be available in the Fall

 

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?

    Welcome to the Fiscal 2020 Board of Directors: Laura Thomas, Brandi Rogers, Julie Heller, B.J. Bowden, and Kelly McFaul-Solem. Thanks to departing board member, Vicki Jones.

    The Dec 5-6 CPE trial at OTR is full and has a wait list. Entries close on November 24.

    Save the Date! Our winter general membership meeting is on Jan 30, 2021. We hope to meet in person, but this meeting may happen via Zoom.

    The Feb 6-7, 2021 USDAA trial is scheduled to be held at On the Run in Ham Lake. Karen Gloor is our course designer and Carol Voelker and Caitlin Varhalla are our local officiating judges.

    We have moved our winter UKI trial to May 22-23, 2021. It will be outdoors at Animal Inn in Lake Elmo. Lori Michaels is judging.

    Memberships are being extended for through Oct 31, 2021 for all current members.  If you would like to help support MAC by paying for dues, please send your check to Kelly. (Her address is on the form, but there’s no need to return the form this year unless you have an update in your contact information)

     

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