Vice President: Maria Pereira
I got my first two Havanese in 2009, was encouraged by the breeder to show them and I was hooked! I currently have five Havanese including BISS GCH Harbor's Mad About You a.k.a. "Maddie" who was the #1 owner handled Havanese in 2013. Maddie had her first litter in December of 2014 and two of her puppies have entered the show ring. One of my males, Major, is an obedience and rally champion. I am also a member of the Havanese Club of America and the Mid Florida Havanese Club.
Treasurer: Rita Figg
Founder and Charter Member of the Greater Venice Florida Dog Club (1979). I have had a variety of dogs all my life, but Afghans are my passion! I have finished dogs of various breeds in AKC Conformation, Obedience and Lure Coursing. I am an AKC Conformation Judge for 15 breeds and for Junior Showmanship, an All-Breed Coursing Judge for AKC since its inception in 1991 and an All- Breed Coursing Judge for the American Sighthound Field Association since 1979. I have written for numerous Afghan magazines over the years on a variety of subjects. I just love all things dogs!!
Secretary: Carol Jacob
I have always been an animal lover, especially of horses and dogs. Over my adult life, I have had three Labrador Retrievers, all very different. My third is my first show dog, Cosmo. He is not only beautiful, but sweet and ultra-affectionate, with seemingly boundless energy, especially in the cooler weather. I have been privileged to serve as Recording Secretary of the Club for many years and now as Registrar of our Training Center.
Rose Ann Gregorich
I got my first husky in 1992 and had my first litter of puppy in 1995. I am a member of the Siberian Husky Club of America and the Greater Atlanta GA Siberian Husky Club. I am very proud to have bred, co-owned, and finished 7 Champions. I am a past president of this club and have been a member for over 11 years.
Helene Gauzza (and Pilgrim)
One of the conditions of my retirement to Florida was that I would be able to have a dog. After much research, I attended a Tibetan Spaniel National Specialty and fell in love. Pilgrim was my first Tibetan Spaniel. The breeder told me that Pilgrim was show quality and that I would have to show him. His grandfather had been best of breed at Westminster. After several years, Pilgrim too was invited to show at Westminster. This year I have volunteered a trophy in his honor at the first Orange Blossom Tibetan Spaniel Specialty to be held in Orlando. Pilgrim has been the light of my life for nearly thirteen years - he is my best friend.
I have been a member of the Venice Dog Club for many years and although I do not have a dog at present, my passion is Bouviers. I help out wherever I am needed, especially in preparation for and during our annual dog show.
I've had dogs, cats and horses all my life, but got my first bullmastiff in 1991 and fell in love with the breed. Currently, I am on the board of the Sunshine States Bullmastiff Club, a member of the American Bullmastiff Association, Southwest Bullmastiff Club and Great Lakes Bullmastiff Assoc. and the FL/GA Rescue Coordinator for the American Bullmastiff Association. My primary interest is conformation, and I've also titled several dogs in obedience and agility.