2019 GSPCA election

Terry DePietroNortheast Director: Terry DePietro [email Terry]

What can I bring to table for the members of Northeast Division if elected?  Member clubs need a representative that has transparency and communicates with them about what is happening with the parent club.  I will do that.  I want to travel to meet with each member club whether it is at a show or meeting and discuss with them their concerns and problems and help with finding solutions.  I will share concerns with the parent club and help keep all lines of communication open.  Member clubs need new members and need to find a way to keep these new members informed and interested.  We can work together to make that happen.  I am a good listener and diligent in finding solutions. 

My involvement in the sport of dogs began in 1974.  I have multiple Best-of-Breed, Specialty, and Best-in-Show dogs in German Shorthaired Pointers, Pointers, and Labradors.  In GSP’s I have been privileged to co-own a National Specialty winner and the Show Dog Of The Year for 2017.

I have belonged to the GSPCA for nine years but have owned GSP’s long before that.  When Bob Arnold passed away, Tom Feneis, Charlene Trost and I helped to place most of his kennel.  We have hunt test titles on the two that I kept and also on numerous Pointers.  During some of these tests, Ken Marden was the gunner and Cheryl and Dean Browning were judges.  They provided support and encouragement to all involved.

As a member of several all-breed clubs, I have held many positions.  Currently, I am Show Chair for Palisades KC; I have been president of Sand & Sea KC since the late 1990”s and have held every position in this club from Grounds Chair to Assistant Show Chair.  In the past, I was Vice President of Bayshore Companion Dog Club (obedience).  For 2020, I am on a committee of three whose job it is to provide stewards for the Morris and Essex KC show which is held once every five years.

I am a retired high school English teacher with 39 years experience.  During those years, I became an AKC judge in 1984.  Presently, I judge four groups: Sporting, Herding, Working, and Hounds.

I want to thank the GSPCA nominating committee for proposing my name for the position of Northeast Director in 2019.


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