November 2018 Schaferhunde News

The Schaferhunde News

 The German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Kansas City

Founded 1923 


2018 Nationals Purina Farms

The Nationals were held on October 13 – October 20, 2018 at the Purina Events Center. We had several members attend and participate in various events.  

 Congratulations to those that represented our club!!!  

 Members shared brags and photos from the Nationals.

Nationals Awards Table

Nationals Awards Table

Debbie McHenry  and  Gero  - Rally Excellent/Advanced, placed 4th in both classes.

Debbie McHenry and Gero - Rally Excellent/Advanced, placed 4th in both classes.

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Debbie McHenry and Gero earn the Graduate Open Title.

At the Nationals,  Nancy Kennedy  shared that  Greta  earned her Beginner Novice title & also her Rally Novice title. So now she is  Greta Vom Mittelwest TC, BN, RN.    Nancy Kennedy  and  Greta  with the Novice qualifying group

At the Nationals, Nancy Kennedy shared that Greta earned her Beginner Novice title & also her Rally Novice title. So now she is Greta Vom Mittelwest TC, BN, RN.

Nancy Kennedy and Greta with the Novice qualifying group

Armina got her Rally RAE title at the GSD nationals. She had a good time!

Armina  and  JoClair Gipe  showing off their cache of ribbons

Armina and JoClair Gipe showing off their cache of ribbons


Cameo, officially known as GCH CH Hillside-Tanbark Cameo DeRousse of Tintagel can now add RN behind her name. Trained, conditioned and loved by one of her mom’s, Tiffany Bartley. She had her Kansas City and Michigan friends there to support and cheer her own.

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Sally Hamm went to the Nationals and came home a week later with a new puppy from Portland, Oregon. His name is Valley View Faithrock Willie Nelson or as we call him “Buddy.” Welcome, Buddy!

Mark your calendar!

•   Saturday, December 8, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Award Ceremony, luncheon at Shoal Creek Golf course. Don't forget to bring a "dog" theme wrapped gift. The 2019 Board slate will be a announced at the meeting.  Elections held in January 2019.  

•   Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 7:00 p.m., General Meeting, Community Center Facility in Macken Park, NKC, Mo, Election of Officers and Board of Directors  

•   Saturday, January 19-20, 2019, GSDCGKC Tracking Dog and Tracking Dog Excellent Combined TD/TDX) Test, Smithville Lake Recreation Center, Smithville, Mo.  Volunteers are needed.


We are looking for a volunteer to serve as the administrator of the club's Twitter account. 

Cheryl May did a fabulous job posting Twitter with interesting topics.  She will no longer be serving as the administrator of the account. Cheryl will be sorely missed as a club member. 

If you are interested, please contact Chris Kimerer or Marion Baker. 

2019 Annual Membership Dues

Membership dues are to be paid before the first day of January 2019. Dues must be paid in order to vote on Club business or hold an Office.  

Please make payment to GSDCGKC and mail to Treasurer, Mike Kennedy 4917 North Galvin Road, Sibley, Mo 64088.  

Single membership - $20.00

Family membership - $ 30.00 

Please provide updated contact information when paying your dues. The information will be used to update the 2019 Member Directory. 

The club greatly appreciates Mike serving as our Treasurer. A huge thank you goes out to Mike Kennedy.

Title Trophies

"Year End Title" trophies are awarded to members in recognition of their involvement and accomplishments with their dogs throughout the year. The trophy year begins on December 1st and ends on November 25th of the following year.  Deadline for submission is November 30.

 Go to the club website,, ABOUT US, YEAR END TITLE TROPHIES for details and form completion.  

Blast from the Past

Submitted by Marion Baker 

Do you remember …. from March 2013 – December 2014 the newsletter publication was called "Bare Bones."  Ken Peterson was the author and provided a whimsical and humorous spin on club news.  "From on High" and "The Latest Poop" were just a few of his by-lines for sharing information. Ken always included funny captions with all pictures. I think he took great pleasure in embarrassing people. Not only was he the editor of the newsletter but also our in-house photographer. 

Committees are forming for next year. Please consider signing up. We can always find a place for your hidden talents. 

Ken is a life-time member and was selfless in sharing his talent when an active member. 

Thank you, Ken, for your past and present support of the club!


 Submitted by Becky James

 "I’ve had a very busy couple of weeks with my dogs!!" 

On October 20th, Freya won 1st at Mid Central Regionals & earned her SG1 conformation rating.

Astrid also won her puppy class earning her VP1 conformation rating. On October 28th, Freya earned her BH title in USCA at the Freedom Working Dogs trial. On October 30th, Astrid earned her CGC.

Becky James  &  Astrid  at the Regionals

Becky James & Astrid at the Regionals

Freya  at her BH trial

Freya at her BH trial


Tracking Test

Saturday, January 19-20, 2019, Tracking Combined TD/TDX, Smithville Lake, Smithville, Mo 

The GSDCGKC tracking test is the weekend of January 19-20, 2019 and will soon be here. As with all of our club events, it will take a village. We will need volunteers to lay track and cross tracks, provide hospitality Saturday and Sunday, and chauffeur the judges both days. We will also need someone to set up lunch in Smithville for after the test on Sunday. 

Please be aware that we have tests regardless of the weather. The warmth of the comradery of the club members keeps us going.  Tracklayers only need to be available on Saturday for their track plotting time and on Sunday to lay the test track. One cross tracklayer for each TDX needs to be available for plotting on Saturday while the second one can come just for Sunday. Plans are for 4 TDX tracklayers with 2 cross track layers for each and 4 TD tracklayers, one driver each day, and 2 hospitality people That’s a total of around 20 people if will all share responsibility. 

 If you would like to help please contact me, Sally Hamm at or call me at 816-868-2291. 

I’m looking forward to a fun weekend. 


Fall Holiday Club Dinner

The Fall Holiday Dinner was held on November 13th at the American Legion in Smithville, Mo.  This year's dinner had an Italian flare featuring pasta. Fried chicken was also served for those preferring a more traditional holiday meal. The general meeting and dinner, was well attended by our members and guests.  All had a great time and enjoyed the meal.  

Our thanks to Amy Edwards for once again setting up the meal and hall with the American Legion. 

Holiday Awards Lunchon
Annual Meeting
December 8th Noon to 3pm

Shoal Creek Golf Course

8905 North Shoal Creek Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64157

RSVP to Debbie McHenry by 12/1
Mail Check made out to GSDCGKC to
Debbie McHENRY, 8608 N. MarSH AVE., KCMO 64157
Bring a wrapped gift for the gift Exchange!!!

Fajita Buffet

Your choice of Marinated Chicken or Beef sautéed with Onions and Bell Peppers, served with warm Flour Tortillas, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cheese, Sour Cream, Salsa, Refried Beans and Spanish Rice

Assorted Cookies Coffee, Tea and Water included

$16.00 per person (taxes and gratuity)

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