When my old school friend phoned me and asked if I would like to be Secretary for the Rottweiler Club I remember saying, "hmm, sounds interesting, what does that entail?!"... Her response was "a little bit of administration here and there, a few letters and attending a couple of shows or meetings a year". She is my oldest and best school friend and we go back years, we may not talk sometimes or even see each other for months on end but we have one of those friendships where it just doesn't matter and we can pick up where we left off, so of course, with this history I said "yes, sure"...
And so it began... I don't have a Rottweiler myself, I have Boxer Dogs but I have learned so much already and I am still learning. I am honoured to be a part of such a prestigious and long-standing Club, the very first breed club in fact and I am learning so many fascinating and interesting facts about the history of the Club itself, the Breed and show world. There is a lot of legislation involved in a Kennel Club approved Breed Club and there is so much that each Committee Member gives in each area to make things run smoothly. I have been so impressed with the Committee Members in the Club, their dedication, the time they give, their professionalism, their friendliness and willingness to support in any way they can, everyone truly does help each other out and all for the breed and the Club.
It is certainly not an easy job, but it is rewarding and I would encourage anyone involved in any breed club to look into joining the Club Committee and to get more involved with the workings behind the scenes, it really is a great and welcoming environment to learn new things!
Thank you for all the support from the Committee and the members and I look forward to supporting the Club for many years to come.
Donna Russell, Hon. Secretary, The Rottweiler Club