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 - February 02, 2019

The Board met after the Sanctioned B Match in Annandale, VA.

Below is a brief overview of topics discussed:

  1. Vice-President Lois Cleland reported that the Holiday Luncheon was well attended. Lois reported that the Annual Meeting would be held at The Main Cup in Middletown, MD on March 2nd at 11:30.
  2. Secretary Peggy Slattery reported that letters were sent to the membership stating the Nominating Committee’s recommendations for the 2019 Slate of Officers to be voted on at the Annual Meeting.
  3. The Board discussed our supported entry at the Warrenton KC show in October, due to a change of location and date. It was agreed to support the Warrenton show and look to support the Cairn entries at other locations.
  4. The Board discussed ways to explore outreach to organizations, especially youth clubs, such as 4-H Clubs and Scout programs. The Board agreed it was a valuable area to help bring awareness about purebred dogs – especially Cairn terriers to the general public. Duane Schell and Leslie Spencer were asked to explore this idea and report back to the new PCTC Board.
  5. Due to scheduling conflicts for Board meetings, it was agreed that Telephone Conferences are an excellent way for the Board to communicate between scheduled meetings.
  6. Peggy Slattery volunteered to be the new PCTC Match Chairperson.
  7. All the 2018 PCTC Board and Directors are wishing the new 2019 PCTC Board a good and productive year!
Board Briefs - September 08, 2018

The Board met after the PCTC Fun Match.
Below is a brief overview of topics discussed:
  1. Vice-President Lois Cleland reported the update on forthcoming events. She has contacted the Catoctin Kennel Club and has firmed up the K-9 Good Citizen Test which is scheduled for October 20th. Charmaine Fedick, PCTC Performance Chairperson, will be the adjudicator. John Cleland was selected as liaison between PCTC and the Catoctin Kennel Club for scheduling future events. Field Trials will be held on November 3rd at Veronica and Ken Moe’s home. Future events are being firmed up and will be posted in Thistle Talk, and on the PCTC Website’s Calendar of Events.
  2. The February Fun Match will be held at St. Alban’s Community Center. Sas Argentine will be our Fun Match judge. Kristina Kinney will be invited to give a presentation, with a demonstration, on working your dogs for Scent work.
  3. Ken Moe, Treasurer, was unable to attend. Please contact him at with any financial questions concerning PCTC.
  4. The Judges Balloting Committee has been set: Diane Ondo, John Kornylo, and Linda Reiff have agreed to serve. The Board expressed gratitude for their participation. PCTC members are asked to send judges suggestions to them with a brief description for their choices for the 2021 PCTC Specialty.
  5. The PCTC Nominating Committee for the 2019 Board of Officers and Directors has been set: Lydia Hutchinson, Lynda Hammill, and Ann Gates agreed to serve. The Board expressed gratitude for their service. 
  6. The guidelines and regulations for PCTC Field Trails were discussed. The Board agreed that changes to the guidelines were not necessary at this time. Veronica and Ken Moe stated that no problems have been presented which would deem changes necessary.
  7. Peggy Slattery informed the Board of the change in the hotel for the 2019 PCTC Specialty. Due to poor service at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel it was deemed necessary to explore other options. Therefore, Peggy stated that after conferring with the Board and the Show Chairperson, Beth Wilder-Wilson, for their approval, the Specialty hotel would be The Residence Inn, Hunt Valley, MD. The contract has been signed. Further information will be forthcoming.
  8. Beth Wilder-Wilson informed the Board of the success of the Health Seminar which was held on August 26th. A PowerPoint presentation will be available on the Website.