Susan Gatheral-Graham Commemorative Award

The committee would like to recognise and commemorate the life of the late Susan Gatheral-Graham. Susan was a Vice President of the Club; she also served as Chairman and was a committee member for many years.  Susan was involved with Dalmatians all her life and was the breeder of the well-known Phaeland line, she was also a judge and involved in rescue work for many decades.

As a way of commemorating her long established involvement in the breed, the committee would like to develop a new annual award for members in the breed who have made an outstanding/ significant contribution to the breed.

This could be in a variety of ways and is not confined solely to club members who show. A few examples could be, contributing to the breed welfare in some capacity, fund raising money for welfare, supporting club events behind the scenes, supporting Club members with difficulties. We are looking for nominations of the unsung and willing people who make a difference to our dogs’ lives.

The winner of the award will then be announced during the afternoon of Dalmatian of The Year. 

We are looking forward to acknowledging those people who support our Dalmatians in whatever capacity and whom we may take for granted and who deserve to be rewarded for their commitment to the breed.

The winner of The Susan Gatheral-Graham Award 2019 as nominated and voted for by the members;

Mr. Ernie Patterson