The DPCA - Chapter Clubs
UPCOMING SPECIALTY SHOWS
Find a Chapter Club
Click on the map below to find a chapter club near you. Please note that not all states have a chapter club.
|Desert Valley DPC http://dvdpc.org||Pres||Dan Sands||Az.email@example.com|
|Rec Sec||Louise Moglerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tucson DPC http://www.tucsondobermanpinscherclub.webs.com/||Pres||Charlotte Walkeremail@example.com|
|Rec Sec||Tiffany Longstafffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Aztec DPC of San Diego http://www.aztecdpc.com/||Pres||Carl Claytonemail@example.com|
|R/C Sec||Kathie Beverlyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|DPC of N. California http://dpcnc.org||Pres||Paula Estillemail@example.com|
|Corr Sec||Liz Manningfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|DPC of Sacramento http://www.sacdobeclub.org||Pres||Angela Bowmanemail@example.com|
|Rec Sec||Tom Willoughbyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Los Angeles DPC http://www.ladpc.org||Pres||Sharon Loshin-Tsantiotisemail@example.com|
|Corr Sec||Richard Musslerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Redwood Empire DPC http://redpc.org/||Pres||Marjorie Brooksemail@example.com|
|Corr Sec||Belinda Rossmillerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|San Fernando Valley |
|R/C Sec||Susan Dasaroemail@example.com|
|DPC of Rocky Mt. Area http://www.dpcrma.com||Pres||Jon Sandersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corr Sec||Mary Ann Hollisemail@example.com|
|DPC of Florida http://www.dpcfl.org/||Pres||Eileen Dohsefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corr Sec||Judi Lustigemail@example.com|
|Atlanta DPC |
|Corr Sec||Jo Kilbyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|DPC of Hawaii||Pres||Skip Leeemail@example.com|
|Rec Sec||Amy Fujinakafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Illini DPC||Pres||Mary Dependahl||MDEPendahl@aol.com|
|R/C Sec||Bob Baronemail@example.com|
|DPC of Indiana http://www.dobermanclubindiana.org/||Pres||Karl Kreckfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|R/C Sec||Angie Russoemail@example.com|
|DPC of G. Des Moines||Pres||Jim Watersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rec Sec||Stacy Simsemail@example.com|
|DPC of G. Kansas City||Pres||Christi Merritt Thompsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|R/C Sec||Kerri McIntyre Murphyemail@example.com|
|Delegate||Christi Merritt Thompsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|DPC of G. Wichita||Pres||Doug Matsonemail@example.com|
|Rec Sec||Mildred Doldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|DPC of Louisianna||Pres||Juanita Graffagniniemail@example.com|
|R/C Sec||Marie Alice Rousellefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pine Tree State DPC||Pres||Beth Walkeremail@example.com|
|Corr Sec||Rick Johnsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Metro Baltimore DPC http://mbdpc.net/||Pres||Athy Conigliaroemail@example.com|
|Corr Sec||Mariann Hein||UdxDobeRom@verizon.net|
|Pilgrim DPC http://www.pilgrimdobe.org/||Pres||Bradford Dunn||Alteriago@aol.com|
|Corr Sec||Kathryn Semplefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Delegate||Ann Marie Dunnemail@example.com|
|DPC of Detroit||Pres||Diane Wydickfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cor Sec||Cheryl Hassettemail@example.com|
|DPC of Michigan||Pres||Kari Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rec Sec||Heather Copleaemail@example.com|
|Greater Twin Cities DPC||Pres||Nancy Lehrmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corr Sec||Dara Swendsenemail@example.com|
|DPC of Missouri||Pres||Judy Schmeligfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|R/C Sec||Joanne Hougeemail@example.com|
|Delegate||Mary Jane Ladd||WALKAWAYL@aol.com|
|DPC of Las Vegas||Pres||Lisa Burrofffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corr Sec||Holly Schorremail@example.com|
|DPC of Reno http://www.dpcreno.com||Pres||Roger Auchfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rec Sec||Eve Auchemail@example.com|
|NEW YORK [top]|
|DPC of Tappan Zee http://www.dpctz.com||Pres||Kimberly Somjenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rec Sec||Marylyn Degregorioemail@example.com|
|Long Island DPC||Pres||Estelle Corrfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|R/C Sec||JoAnne Sarloemail@example.com|
|NORTH CAROLINA [top]|
|DPC of Charlotte http://www.dpccharlotte.org||Pres||John Schoenemanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|R/C Sec||Pam Thompsonemail@example.com|
|DPC of Columbus OH http://www.dpcco.org||Pres||Charlotte Prittfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rec Sec||Karen Millsemail@example.com|
|DPC of Greater Dayton http://dpcgrdayton.org||Pres||E.A. Thielenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rec Sec||Liz Crameremail@example.com|
|Lakeshore DPC||Pres||Carl Metzger|
|R/C Sec||Linda Lindicfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maumee Valley DPC||Pres||Sam Moceriemail@example.com|
|R/C Sec||Tammy Pricefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Miami Valley DPC http://miamivalleydobermanpinscherclub.org||Pres||Sharon Brunoemail@example.com|
|Rec Sec||Kris Wickemeierfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|DPC of Indian Nations||Pres||Deb Johnsonemail@example.com|
|R/C Sec||Diana Rayfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mt. Hood DPC ||Pres||Dawn Danneremail@example.com|
|Rec Sec||Donna Kempfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Quaker City DPC http://www.qcdpc.com/||Pres||Sharon Marinelliemail@example.com|
|Corr Sec||Nancy Youngfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|DPC of Memphis http://www.dpc-memphis.org||Pres||Alan Kellumemail@example.com|
|Rec Sec||Carma Clevelandfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|DPC of Nashville, Inc http://www.dpcnashville.net/||Pres||Kelle Rossemail@example.com|
|Rec Sec||Maggie Sanguinetti||PTMaggie@comcast.net|
|DPC of Dallas http://www.dpcd.org||Pres||Mary Ann Byrnsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cor Sec||Zelda Casanovaemail@example.com|
|DPC of Houston http://www.mydpch.org/||Pres||Nancy Francisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|R/C Sec||Barbara Dayemail@example.com|
|DPC of San Antonio http://home.roadrunner.com/~dpcsa/||Pres||Sara Lynchfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|R/C Sec||Sonja Bustamanteemail@example.com|
|Greater Austin DPC http://greateraustin|
|Corr Sec||Jennifer Osburnfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Salt Lake DPC http://www.utahdobes.org||Pres||Donna Eliason||dogtraining2wcpet.net|
|Rec Sec||Marsha Sheppardemail@example.com|
|Cavalier DPC http://www.dobermanclub.org||Pres||Wendy Boswellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|R/C Sec||Dorothy Nolanemail@example.com|
|Delegate||Miriam (Meejin) Pikefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Potomac Valley DPC http://www.pvdpc.org||Pres||Madge Harrisonemail@example.com|
|Rec Sec||Diane Albrightfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Puget Sound DPC http://www.pugetsounddpc.org||Pres||Faye Straussemail@example.com|
|R/C Sec||Linda Halefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|DPC of G. Milwaukee||Pres||Sherry Butterfieldemail@example.com|
|Rec Sec||Laura Plasketesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Faye Strauss, Judges Education Chairperson
DPCA through Judges Education has developed am excellent team of seminar presenters, mentors and instructors to add an important new dimension to breed awareness and your Specialties.
DPCA now requires Doberman Chapter Clubs to conduct an educational event once a year. This communication is sent to provide you with the support your club needs to meet this worthwhile goal.
As chairman of Chapter Club Education I am responsible for providing the advertising and publicity and coordinating the appearance of mentors, instructors - presenters.
1) Your club incurs no expense for mentors or instructor- presenters, advertising and travel as we use local authorities. Your club may incur expenses for duplicating handout material and possibly for providing AV equipment.
2) Your club determines the date and time of the event with the understanding no other events will be held in conflict with the seminar. We strongly recommend the seminar be scheduled after BISS judging. If judging begins at noon, you may wish to consider starting the seminar at 10 AM.
3) Your club selects from a menu of three two-hour presentations.
Judges Education Workshop. * Judging is a process of prioritizing positives and penalizing deviations while applying the standard, which is constant.
0 - 10 minutes - Breed History.
20-40 minutes - Master the Standard
40-80 minutes - Four Stations: Heads, Structure, Gait and Temperament
80-120 minutes - 'You Be the Judge'. Compare your evaluations with DPCA mentor/experts.
Breeders Education Workshop. * Topics include Breed History. Master the Standard. Genetic Strategy. Choosing the breeding pair. Care of the bitch. Whelping. Feeding. Ears.
Litter socialization. Early Training. (Leash and housebreaking)
Temperament testing. Matching puppy with new owner. Show home? If possible someone to provide a litter for group evaluation (takes a lot of courage). If not consider video or photos.
Exhibitors Education Workshop. * Show training is a major challenge especially as positive attitude and temperament can be reinforced. One on one 'hands-on' demonstrates proper techniques for show training. Topics include. How judges see your dog. Chronology of training (puppy to special). Prepare your dog for competition, mentally, physically and nutritionally. Positive attitude and temperament. Mechanics of stress free show training.
Hands-on clinic - individual instruction.
*All registered students
Receive a recommended list of home study articles to be downloaded from the DPCA JEC and Breeders web sites. Partial list includes: 'A Judges Perspective', 'In Defense of Judges Education', 'Breed Trends'. 'Gait '. 'Ears - Cropping and Maintenance'. 'Temperament'. 'Structure'. 'How to Raise a Healthy, Happy, Confident Puppy.' Illustrated Commentary.
Mentoring of registrants by DPCA approved mentors at a ringside, reserved area.
Advertising (if we have 90 days lead time)
1) A full page ad and flyer will be prepared with your approval for use in the premium list and the judging program and for e-mailing to local all breed clubs. If there is time perhaps an announcement ad can be placed in Pipeline, DD and / or DQ and on the Chapter Club web site. And also on the Chapter Club's Specialty site.
2) A publicity release combining your specialty event with the educational program for release on Cyberdobes, Showdobes. The judge's event will require a separate release for judges list. If there is time we can release to Gazette, Pipeline DD and DQ.
3) Please note the promotion for the judge's and the fancy require different advertising approaches.
The program developed above will increase interest and attendance and should increase entries. The club must identify the area at the show site where the 'classroom' can be located. Other decisions involve registration fee, refreshments and a possible tie in with entrants. It may be a good idea to consider charging a $25 seminar fee but allow all Dobe entrants a 50% discount or perhaps a straight $10 discount. This will accomplish two things. It will make the entry more attractive and generate a good attendance for the workshop. Fee for AKC judges might be $10. Something to think about.
Traveling around the country doing Doberman and AKC Institute seminars I had an opportunity to observe what makes a great workshop. Besides enthusiasm and knowledge of the breed, audience participation such as hands on, you be the judge and a lively q & a, make the difference. DPCA has the talent and the desire to make it work. The only ingredient needed to bring it all together is you.
It begins with your assigning someone who is comfortable with e-mail and .pdf (Adobe acrobat files) and providing me with their name and e-mail address. Once we have established communications you can decide which event you wish to schedule at what specialty. It would be beneficial to our breed if you would schedule an educational event at each specialty, rotating the menu. But that is all up to you.
We will coordinate all events so there is no duplication where there is geographical exposure.
I am enclosing an article, which will be part of the breeder's kit. You may wish to share it with your members. Please have a computer capable coordinator from your club contact me.
Faye Strauss, chairman
Chapter Club Education for JEC
email@example.com / 253-631-1442
Re: Summing up Chapter Club Education.
From: Faye Strauss Chairman
For those of you still unaware of the program each club has three seminars to choose from: Judges, Exhibitors and Breeders. We have developed a crack team of seminar presenters, mentors and instructors who are in your area. The clubs do not pay any fees or expenses for our team. Outside of some nominal amount for handouts, clubs will not incur any expense. The benefits are many:
1. new dimensions to breed awareness (sign up new members)
2. extra publicity for your show
3. positive involvement by your members
4. chapter clubs can charge a seminar fee and also provide a discount to exhibitors.
5. coordination of advertising, publicity and internet provided by me.
How do you get started:
1. assign someone from your club who is comfortable with e-mail
2. select a date and topic
3. confirm local presenters
4. and you are ready to go.
I recently attended the Exhibitor Education seminar at Puget Sound. Michelle Santana was the presenter assisted by Elaine Hopper and others. It was well attended and the response was excellent. It is my fervent hope that all of you will sign up and get involved.
Michelle Santana noted several ways to improve attendance.
1. Schedule the event with no conflicts such as judges dinner.
2. The announcement of the event MUST appear in the premium list, the judging schedule communication to exhibitors.
3. The club should make the announcement in their club communications.
4. Flyers at host club table.
5. PA system should announce the seminar three times during the judging.
Michelle said, "The Puget sound event response was excellent." The President of the Detroit club told me he was receiving good response to the publicity.
Every chapter club is urged to schedule an event.
Please contact me.