Treasurer's Notes

Annual dues are $20.00 for an individual membership, and $30.00 for a joint membership. They are payable January 1st. Dues MUST be paid no later than February 1st to be included in the updated membership list. Please send your dues payment to:

PCTC c/o Ken Moe
4600 Chimneys West Dr.
Haymarket VA 20169
In the past, members have expressed an interest in making a donation to specific funds within PCTC. If you would like to add an additional donation to one or more of the following club funds, please indicate the amount and fund on the following form when you send in your dues payment. If you do not wish to renew, please let me know so that you will not receive a second notice.

To pay your dues, see the Annual Dues Form. To pay online, log into the PCTC Members Area.

Secretary's Notes

PCTC has chosen the following judges for upcoming Specialties:

  • Specialty 2018
    • Sweepstakes: Michelle Hostler
    • Regular classes: Geir Flyckt Pedersen
  • Specialty 2019
    • Sweepstakes: Liz Ludlow
    • Regular classes: Joe Vernuccio
Board Briefs - July 21, 2018

The Board met after the PCTC Picnic in Middletown, MD.

Below is a brief overview of topics discussed:

  1. President Ann Gates informed the Board that everything has been finalized with the Warrenton Kennel Club for PCTC's supported entry on Saturday, September 29th. An area was been arranged for PCTC to have a picnic after the judging. The Board is hoping for good participation!
  2. Vice-President Lois Cleland is firming forthcoming events. She is in contact with the Catoctin Kennel Club regarding setting up the K-9 Good Citizen Test which she hopes to schedule for October 20th. Future events will be posted on the website and in Thistle Talk.
  3. Treasurer Ken Moe presented his research into obtaining liability insurance for Directors and Board members. He stated his preference and the Board concurred with his recommendation. A motion was presented and passed to secure this insurance ASAP.
  4. Beth Wilder Wilson reported that the PCTC 2018 April Specialty was very successful. The Auction was well attended and netted a sizable amount for the Club. Beth stated that she was most appreciative of all the dedicated volunteers who worked with her to make this year so successful. One area that was most disappointing was the Specialty dinner at the Sheraton Hotel. Peggy Slattery, PCTC Hotel Liaison, stated that due to a change in management, the banquet area was overbooked with our dinner being neglected by the Waite staff. Peggy stated she would not pursue a contract with the Sheraton for 2019. Peggy and Beth will see what other hotel options might be available for our 2019 Specialty.
  5. The Board was notified of the resignation of PCTC's Match Chairperson, Beth Wilder-Wilson. Also notification was given to Ann of the resignation of PCTC's Field Trials Chairperson, Veronica Hudak-Moe. The Board acknowledged heartfelt gratitude for their dedication and service to PCTC.
  6. Three new members who have fulfilled the membership requirements were voted into PCTC at the swap meeting: Connie Burnley, Caroline Johnson, and Debra Burgess. Welcome!
  7. Note to the Membership: If you would like more financial information, please contact Ken Moe, PCTC Treasurer, at
Board Briefs - February 17, 2018

The Board met after the PCTC Fun Match.

The following is a brief highlight of topics discussed:

  1. Vice President John Cleland stated that the events held during the past year have been varied and well attended. John has been looking into finding a central meeting facility for future events and meetings.
  2. The Board agreed to finalize a Code of Ethics which will be posted on the PCTC website and in the membership directory. Linda Reiff presented a detailed report concerning recommendations to be included, as well as the need for obtaining directors insurance. Treasurer Ken Moe will report back to the Board with further information as to cost and coverage.
  3. Linda Reiff also presented the need to adopt the AKC Good Sportsmanship Code. The Board agreed unanimously to pursue developing a committee to evaluate issues concerning acceptable behavior and to make recommendations.
  4. It was noted that the Royal Trophy has been retired. Judith Simmons and Ann Gates offered a new trophy for Winner’s Dog, the Whetstone Trophy, in memory of Molly Wilder. Lynda Hammel and Judith Irby offered a new trophy for Winner’s Bitch, called the Nightfalls trophy.
  5. Secretary Peggy Slattery reported that letters had been sent to the membership with the Nominating Committee’s slate of officers for 2018. No other additional names were submitted to her from the membership by February 15 th , per the PCTC Constitution. Therefore, the membership will vote in the 2018 officers at the Annual Meeting on March 3rd. 
  6. Beth Wilson updated all present on the PCTC 2018 April 20 th Specialty. The Theme is “The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.” Volunteers are always welcomed. ( Please make plans to come, help and enjoy the beautiful Cairns!)

Due to inclement weather the meeting adjourned early. Next meeting TBA