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From The President's Desk

March 2019

Hello PCTC Friends,

I am honored and humbled to be chosen to serve as President for the 2019-2020 year. I hope to live up to your expectations. We had a strong turnout for our Annual Luncheon Meeting on March 2. What a pleasure to see so many members who traveled from all over our region: Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. Annual Awards were presented along with club individual awards. The list of awards can be found in this issue of Thistle Talk and on the club website. The highlights of the Board and Committee Reports are also in this month's newsletter.

Our year will continue with the Annual Specialty at the Timonium Fairgrounds in Maryland on Friday, April 19. Thanks to show chair Beth Wilder Wilson and her army of committee members, it is certain to be an exciting and special event. Please join us any time during Specialty Weekend, from hospitality on Thursday evening at the host hotel, to breakfast and lunch at the show site on Friday, to the Specialty Dinner on Friday night. You don't need to show a dog to enjoy all that our Specialty has to offer.

The new Board has not yet finalized the schedule of events for the year, but be assured, we have some great ideas waiting on deck. If you have ideas of your own, please share them with a Board member so we can put them on the agenda for discussion. I want to thank the current Board members for agreeing to serve this year. I'm excited and very pleased that we have such a competent and hard-working group to guide us through the year. We all admire and are very thankful for our out-going secretary, Peggy Slattery. She has served this club with distinction and loyalty for many years. Peggy will still play an important role for us. She has agreed to be our new Match Chair. We welcome Linda Reiff as our new secretary and Harriet Kavanagh as a new Board member.

I have been a proud member of PCTC for more than 20 years. We are friendly and supportive, hard-working and compassionate. We are all brought together by our love of the "best little pals in the world", our Cairn Terriers. Let's move forward and continue to make PCTC one of the premier clubs in the AKC. As Will Flory once said, "let's keep the spirit"!
 
In Fellowship,
Lois Cleland
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