History Of The Valencia Valley Kennel Club Of New Mexico, Inc.
Over the years, individual dog people in the area had spoken of the need for an AKC sanctioned dog club in Valencia County. In January 1993, the first positive steps in that direction were taken, working from a list of exhibitors with Valencia County addresses taken from other New Mexico dog clubs’ show catalogs, a committee polled potential members by phone and found a great number of persons who were enthusiastic about forming an all-breed dog club in Valencia County.
An organizational meeting was held on February 4, 1993, in the Los Lunas Fire House Meeting Room. Thirty-seven people attended that first meeting, where the Club’s name and colors silver and blue) were chosen.
The primary purposes of the club are:
1. To further the advancement of all breeds of pure-bred dogs.
2. To do all in it’s power to protect and advance the interests of all breeds of pure-bred dogs and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, obedience trials, field trials,
and tracking tests.
3. To conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows, obedience trials, field trials, and tracking tests under the rules of the American Kennel Club.
Valencia Valley Kennel Club Of New Mexico, Inc., meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room at Heritage Park in Los Lunas, NM.
For further information about the Club, you may email Jennie Behles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valencia Valley Kennel Club Officers:
President – Faye Mitchell
Vice President – Jennie Behles
Secretary – Dr. Gail Goodman
Treasurer – Joanne Tennison