January 2017 Schaferhunde News

The Schaferhunde News

 The German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Kansas City

Founded 1923

Welcome to the first edition of the 2017 Schaferhunde newsletter.   

With the debut of the 2017 Schaferhunde News, we are focusing our communication efforts on providing a publication that not only provides useful information, but also serves as an avenue for all club members to contribute.  

A special thank you goes out to Cheryl May for the outstanding job she did serving as our past newsletter editor.  Marion Baker will be assuming the role of editor for 2017.

Please send newsletter items including articles of interest, "brags" and photos to marion@gsdcgkc.com.


German Shepherd Dog Club OF GREATER KANSAS CITY


The past year was very prosperous and successful under the leadership of the clubs Officers, and the Board of Directors. 

Mike Kennedy, Treasurer provided the financials for 2016. He reported that the club not only operated in the black but also made a profit from sponsored shows and initiatives.  In addition to generating revenue for the club, the "Wine Pull"  fundraiser at  the Specialty Show raised money for the KC Metro Police and  their K-9 partners.

The financial health of the club continues to improve along with growth in membership.


The Annual Meeting for the election of Officers and Board of Directors was held on January 10, 2017.  The following members were elected to serve the club for 2017.

Congratulations to all!!


  • President-  Chris Kimerer
  • Vice President – Debbie McHenry
  • Treasurer – Mike Kennedy
  • Recording & Corresponding Secretary -  Amy Edwards


The following individuals were elected at the January 10, 2017 club meeting to serve as Board members for 2017.  

  • Chairman - Debbie McHenry
  • Brad Baker
  • Marion Baker
  • Sally Hamm
  • Nancy Kennedy
  • Lynette Stone

We want to extend a huge thank you to the outgoing Officers and Board members for their time and dedication to the club.

  • Tiffany Bartley
  • Carmi Swift
  • Cheryl May
  • Cindy Hartman


  • Budget and Finance - Board of Directors
  • Hospitality - Bobbie Schiffelbein
  • Awards Banquet - Member Volunteer
  • Membership & Ways & Means - Nancy Kennedy
  • Membership Directory - Marion Baker & Nancy Kennedy
  • Membership Pins - Betty Johnson
  • Newsletter  -  Marion Baker
  • Social Media-  Carmi Swift
  • Website  -  Marion Baker
  • Puppy Referral - Chris Kimerer
  • Training Classes - Debbie McHenry, Sally Hamm, Cheryl May, Nancy Kennedy, Cindy Hartman
  • Year End Trophies - Betty Johnson
  • Obedience Trial Chair - Sally Hamm
  • Obedience Trial Secretary - Chris Kimerer
  • Trial Committee - Nancy Kennedy, Cheryl May, Cindy Hartman, Sally Hamm, Debbie McHenry, Rosi von Fintel
  • Conformation Show Chair - Amy Edwards
  • Conformation Secretary - Nancy Kennedy
  • Tracking Test 2018 - January 13-14 Chair - Sally Hamm
  • Wine Pull Fundraiser  -  Carmi Swift & Tiffany Bartley

TRACKING EVENT - January 2017

The all breed tracking event sponsored by the club was off to a great start with 4 TD entries and 11 TDX's being submitted. 

Unfortunately, the event that was scheduled for January 15, had to be cancelled due to inclement weather. Rescheduling was not an option due to a problem with acquiring judges.

Thank you to everyone that participated in organizing and working on the event.

Tracking is a popular sport.  Let a club member know if you are interested in participating or becoming a track layer.

You're Invited! 

The next General Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at The Comfort Inn & Suites, 7300 NE Parvin Road, Kansas City, Mo.

We will be having a Chili Cook-Off at the General meeting. Please contact Marion Baker at marion@gsdcgkc.com to sign up to bring your favorite chili.  

We will also be watching highlights of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. 

Please contact Marion Baker for driving directions or transportation needs to the meeting.  We hope to see you at the meeting. 

March 14, General Meeting, 7:00 p.m, Comfort Inn, 7300 NE Parvin Road, Kansas City, Mo., near Worlds of Fun. Guest speaker is William (Shane) Meuschke, breeeder of Vertrauen German Shepherd dogs.


An alias is a way to disguise your true email address. Everything sent to an alias email address is actually received in your primary email account.  To prevent the officers and board members from receiving spam and unwanted emails, please use the email alias address assigned to them on all correspondence and publications.

  • Chris Kimerer             chris@gsdcgkc.com
  • Debbie McHenry       debbie@gsdcgkc.com
  • Sally Hamm               sally@gsdcgkc.com
  • Amy Edwards            amy@gsdcgkc.com
  • Nancy Kennedy         nancy@gsdcgkc.com
  • Mike Kennedy           mike@gsdcgkc.com
  • Lynnette Stone           lynn@gsdcgkc.com
  • Brad Baker                 brad@gsdcgkc.com
  • Marion Baker             marion@gsdcgkc.com

FIND A Breeder/Puppy Referral on CLUB Website

The GSDCGKC is adding a Breeder/Puppy Referral page to the website allowing club members free of charge to post information and pictures of available and expectant litters and puppies.

Please email photos and information to marion@gsdcgkc.com to add to the "LITTER BOX."





___ Males (Color)  ___ Females (Color)

Owner’s Name

Owner’s Phone Number:

Owner’s Email address:

Owner’s Website:


The German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Kansas City is kicking off the new year with 42 Regular Members and 16 Lifetime Members for a total of 58 members.  

Business cards are available to club members. Please contact Mike Kennedy, mike@gsdcgkc.com for a supply.

Don't miss out on publications and announcements. Please ensure any changes made to your personal information such as address, email, and phone numbers are updated with Nancy Kennedy, Membership Chair.  


Orange admission tickets (XL)

Members will receive a raffle ticket at every club meeting and club sponsored event that they attend. The raffle tickets will be held until the end of the year when lucky winners will be drawn at the Awards Ceremony. 

The more meetings and events you attend the better chance you have at winning a prize.


CELEBS In the Club



On January 5, 2017, Trinity and Floki, owned by club member, Becky James were spotted on Channel 4 News and Weather.  The weatherman showed photos of Trinity and Floki enjoying the snow and frigid weather.


Stoick also owned by Becky was featured on Joe Lauria's Fox 4 weather blog.

Temperatures in Kansas City that day were 17° to 7°.  



Stoick ...... wait for me.



A graphic showing the developmental changes of the German Shepherd breed in the 120 years since it was created.