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

2019

Mr. Ernie Patterson

2020

No Doty due to COVID-19 

2021

Mrs Ann Hurst 

 

Once nominations are received, a shortlist will be announced January 2022 where every member will have the opportunity to vote for their winner. Voting for the winner will take place. 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. *Please note: those nominated must be available to attend the Dalmatian of The Year day event*

An announcement will be made closer to the event for nominations.