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ICCKC HISTORY TIMELINE
1940's through early 1950's:
There were two dog clubs in the Boise area: 1. Boise Valley Dog Breeders & Fanciers and 2. Boise Kennel Club.
April 4, 1948: BVDB&F AKC held the first Plan A Sanctioned Match at Cavalry Barn in Nampa, ID. 88 dogs entered of 25 different breeds. Dogs did not need to be AKC registered to enter the match, but they did need to be purebred.
Sept 1948: BVDB&F held the second Plan A Sanctioned Match at Cavalry Barn in Nampa, Id. The match ran from 10 AM to 11 PM. A luncheon was served by ladies of the Nampa Valley Grange; with an intermission from 5 Pm to 8 PM. The area's first competition for Junior Handlers was included as a feature with age division of 6 to 12 years and 12 to 16 years. A blond female cocker spaniel puppy was donated to the dog club and auctioned off during the dinner. A Doberman puppy was presented to the club for a future auction. Dottie and Russ Peterson moved to the area from Waterloo Iowa. They held two of the oldest handler licenses in the country; bred Golden Retrievers and English Cocker Spaniels (Golden Knolls Kennels). They joined the Boise Valley Dog Breeders and Fanciers Club. Richard Mooney was President of the Boise Kennel Club.
May 29, 1949: BVDB&F held first AKC Dog Show in conjunction with the Lion's Club benefit affair at the Idaho State Fairgrounds located at Orchard and Highway 30.
June 1, 1952: Last AKC Dog Show in the area held by BVDB&F was a benched show held at the Meridian Dairy Barn. AKC removed the BVDB&F AKC charter due to the club holding a show under the sponsorship of a civic organization - (Lion's club).
1954: The Petersons' began working to rectify the situation. They wanted an AKC licensed dog club in Boise. The following clubs were already chartered and holding shows or finishing the process: Lewis and Clark Kennel Club, Five Valley Dog Club, Mount Ogden Kennel Club, Intermountain Kennel Club, and Walla Walla Kennel Club.
June 13, 1955: A planning meeting for organization of an AKC dog club was held at Elk's club. Representatives from both dog clubs were present. They voted to turn over memberships and assets to the newly formed, but nameless group. Also present was Alfred Dick, Executive Secretary of the American Kennel club. The meeting was moderated by Russell Peterson. Officers and seven board members were duly elected:
President: Richard Mooney
Vice President: Jack Hanawald
Secretary: Virginia Mooney
Treasurer: Mrs. Macquivey
Board: Orville Peet, Russell Peterson, Jud Chapin, Dr John Lundy, Ed Gilbert, Gertrude McCormack, Ed Aitchison.
Newly elected president, Richard Mooney, thanked members for electing him and assured them that with their help he was sure this club would be the "best in Idaho and one of the finest in the nation."
A motion was made and seconded for a public contest to name the club; however both were withdrawn after discussion concerning time constraints for AKC charter. Members present suggested names - Madis Chapin's suggestion of Idaho Capital City Kennel Club was chosen. Beatrice Burdick moved for immediate submission of an application for the first Plan A Sanctioned match. The next motion was for starting obedience classes immediately, with the Russell Petersons as instructors. The final motion of the meeting was to set meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at the Kitty Hawk Lounge at the Boise airport.
June 23, 1955: Received AKC letter written by Alfred Dick, Executive Secretary giving approval for the name Idaho Capital City Kennel Club, and designating Boise, Idaho as the location for two formal type (Plan A) Sanctioned show Matches. The Matches needed to be held 6 months apart. Successful completion of the matches would help "qualify" the new club to hold a licensed dog show. Also requested was a copy of the by-laws, and a current membership list designating each member as: breeder, exhibitor, or dog owner.
July 11, 1955: First regular meeting of ICCKC was held at the Kitty Hawk Lounge at the Boise Air Terminal. Two topics of discussion included the first constitution and by-laws, and the proposed city dog ordinance as presented by the Postal Carriers Organization.
July 20, 1955: Constitution and by-laws approved by the board and the membership.
July 27, 1955: Application submitted to AKC for sanctioned Plan A Match, along with a membership list, and a copy of the Constitution and by-Laws. The accompanying letter noted there was good attendance at the club meetings and 30 dogs and owners attended the weekly obedience classes.
Aug 17, 1955: Second regular meeting minutes show a treasurer's report balance of $263.15. Discussion involved a buffet chicken dinner with cocktails following the sanctioned match. Cost to be $2 per plate at the Country House Restaurant (owned by club members, the Chapins). Entry fees for match were $2 first entry and $1 for each additional entry. Madis Chapin, match chairman, had obtained a list of the 2000 licensed dog owners in Boise and needed volunteers to copy the list and contact each person about the match. The first educational program was that evening: Charles Thomason representing Quaker Oats-Kennel Ration Company spoke on dog food. Each member present was given a new economy size can of dog food.
Sept 11, 1955: First Sanctioned Plan A Match was held at Western Idaho Fairgrounds. One thousand people attended the match as publicity was very good. Thirty two members worked very hard to make it successful. The only glitch was the ribbons did not arrive in time. Ribbons were mailed to each exhibitor, along with a letter explaining AKC colors of ribbons at matches. (Ribbon recipients wanted "real ribbons" and complained.) Photos Below...
Sept 21, 1955: At the regular meeting the second Sanctioned Plan A match was discussed. March 11, 1956 was chosen for the date. A membership committee was voted upon.
Oct 1955: There was discussion of change in the meeting place. The program by Obedience Judge Ralph Bates was a brief history of the association of man and dog, outlined the development of obedience work in this country, the AKC and obedience, and detailed reasons for obedience training of dogs.
Nov 16, 1955: Three new members were received at this meeting. The club voted to make a trophy donation of $10 to the Idaho Falls Obedience Club for their first Sanctioned A match.
Jan 18, 1956: Elections were held.
President: Jack Hanawald (later died in early September 1956)
Vice President: Orville Peet
Secretary: Madis Chapin (Resigned in July and replaced by Darlene Wilcox)
Treasurer: Mrs. Macquivey
Board: Russell Peterson and Beatrice Burdick (3 years), Jud Chapin and Lloyd Heath (2 years), Dr. John Lundy and Ralph Bates (1 year).
March 4, 1956: ICCKC sponsored a dog show handling class at the Larry Barnes Chevrolet Garage located on 11th St in Boise. The show room was cleared of autos.
March 11, 1956: ICCKC's second Sanctioned Plan A Match held in the Riverside Ballroom and Arena in Boise. A letter mailed to all licensed Boise dog owners about the reasons for the match also stated, "Remember it is not necessary to have your dog registered with AKC for this match, as long as the dog is purebred". The wrap-up letter to AKC noted there were 128 entries (including obedience) and many spectators. It mentioned good publicity from newspapers, radio, and television, including one full hour of live TV coverage.
March 21, 1956: At this regular meeting the successful Plan A match was discussed. Fees for Obedience Classes were set at $1 per single and $8 for ten lesson course. It was announced that Twin Falls had set April 29 for their second sanctioned match. The importance of their match was stressed, and members urged to support the neighboring club.
April 18, 1956: Program was Dr. R M Kingland, head of the Idaho Humane Society. He discussed the society's operations and various problems such as nuisance dogs. The society collects dog license fees; keeping 85% for operations with 15% going to the city. A new shelter would be built within the year.
May 16, 1956: At this meeting the club voted unanimously to change obedience class fees to a complete 8 week course for $8, paid in advance. The date of September 29, 1956 was selected for the first point dog show with Virginia Mooney as Bench Show Chairman. Point schedule was discussed. Twin Falls was approved for Sept 30, 1956. The two clubs worked together to secure judges. It was proposed ICCKC join the Boise Art Museum for $30 in order to have meetings there, and use of the kitchen facilities.
June 20, 1956: The club voted unanimously to move meetings to the Boise Art Museum even though price was raised to $35 per year. Discussion revolved around incorporation as a non-profit, and wheels were set in motion for a member lawyer to draw up the papers.
July, 18, 1956: Location of the September Dog Show set for the fairgrounds. Two conformation and two obedience judges were hired. There was a motion to have three persons authorized to sign checks, so one of them would be available. Other motions were made including: electing a club historian, and obtaining a PO Box.
Aug 22, 1956: Meeting held at Art Museum. Dog ordinance was ready for third reading at City Council. Present dog laws are not being enforced by either the Boise Police or the Humane Society. Program was a film prepared by Seeing Eye, Inc. about training seeing-eye dogs and the blind person.
Sept 10, 1956: President Jack Hanawald died unexpectedly.
Sept 13, 1956: A special meeting where Evelyn Hanawald was made Honorary President of ICCKC.
Sept 16, 1956: Regular meeting where Incorporation papers were completed - attorney fee was $100. Free obedience handling and conformation handling classes to be offerred to anyone interested in entering the show. A funeral wreath is purchased for Jack and a grieving ICCKC goes on with the dog show.
Sept 29, 1956: ICCKC's first point Dog Show and Obedience trial held at W. Idaho Fairgrounds. A breeder registry booth was recommended for the show.
Oct 17, 1956: Business included: next meeting scheduled 1 week early moved back to Kitty Hawk Lounge. (Drinking members were dissatisfied with the Boise Art Museum). Show financial wrap-up, membership change to active and associate members. The latter would support the club financially due to limited opportunity to actually help with club activities. Also passed was a spring 1957 Dog Show.
Nov 14, 1956: Discussion was held as to the purpose of the board and their role regarding the business of the club. It was resolved that regular "club meetings should educate members about their dogs and other dogs and should not be a place for boring, minute, detailed discussions, or arguments. Once criticism of the club meetings was they had become a hassle with lengthy discussions on minor details." General consensus was the Board of Directors makes club decisions and presents them for membership final approval. Meetings should be shortened and more time for program, entertainment, or social activities.
Dec 12, 1956: Pot Luck dinner/business meeting at the American Legion Hall. Dog show financial report was given. $1688.50 received in entry fees, and $1617.19 in expenses. Catalog and trophy money had yet to be counted. Nominations for 1957 officers and board were taken and voted upon. Milt Hale gave an "interesting talk on how we could improve public sentiment toward defeat of the leash law and at the same time further the interests of dogs and humane care in Boise."
Jan 21, 1957: A Special board meeting was held to discuss the upcoming Dog Show. However, Mr. Chapin felt club election was illegal due to a nomination not being accepted because nominee had not paid his dues. The rules state the nominee can't vote, but could be elected without paying dues. Another board member had been nominated for two different board terms without declining one of them, so her election was illegal. Elections set to be repeated at the February meeting.
May 29, 1957: ICCKC's second Dog Show was held at the Armory on Reserve St. in Boise. Twin Falls show was on May 30th. The first puppy match was held at Larry Barnes showroom.
Dec 1957: The Christmas party was held at the Redwood Kitchen.
1958: Meetings continued at the Kitty Hawk Lounge. The Dog Show was held May, 28, 1958 and earned $286.83. That year's puppy match earned $127.14. The club had their annual Picnic and Christmas party.
1959: The idea of grouping shows was formulated, with Boise, Twin Falls, Ogden, and Salt Lake each taking a day. ICCKC 4th Annual Dog Show and Obedience Trial was held Wednesday, May 28th 1959 in the new Merchants building at the Idaho State Fairgrounds (Orchard and Highway 30). The building measured 100 X 200 feet. Two conformation judges and one obedience judge were hired. Exhibitors were sent a letter giving them information regarding the shows following in Twin Falls, and Utah. Gem State Obedience club, a new obedience club, was formed in the Boise area. At the August meeting the club voted to cease holding obedience classes so the new obedience club could promote interest in obedience training by offering classes. Don Seaman, ICCKC member, was the President of that club. Also in the area, the Canyon County Kennel Club began to offer matches.
1960: Meetings held in the Bank of Idaho Community room. ICCKC appointed a training committee to conduct classes in handling, grooming, and caring for dogs in preparation for showing in the ring. Classes were held in the Sears parking lot downtown. Sears advertised the classes for the club. The first July picnic was held and the Westminister film was shown. The Caldwell club, the Obedience club, and the other two clubs in the area were invited. The minutes in September reflected that ICCKC was once more offering obedience classes. The superintendent hired to manage the shows that year charged a $75 fee plus 75 cents per dog. 225 dogs entered in the May show adn 221 entered in the Sept show.
1961: ICCKC published a one page newsletter in January. Dues increased to $5 per year. Lizard Butte Kennel Club held its first sanctioned match. Boise City council finally shelved the dog ordinance. Only a May show was held with 230 entries. No December meeting was held due to the Christmas Party. All is not rosey in ICCKC with infighting and lack of communication between members. AKC sent a letter of reprimand, advising ICCKC to offer more sanctioned matches to revive interest in showing dogs, and to take time before the club offered another AKC dog show. ICCKC meeting notes reflect the hope the sanctioned matches would make enough money to keep the club afloat.
1962: Dog shows not doing well enough financially. Twin Falls cancels its show throwing the schedule off. ICCKC's May and October shows had about 300 entries each.
1963: Several ICCKC members accuse another member of crossbreeding dogs. She had 2 cross-breds upspayed on her property. After months of gossip, ICCKC sent an investigative committee to examine the member's AKC dogs and paperwork and found no issues. However, the maligned breeder, the vice president, the secretary, and two other members quit the club and threatened to contact AKC if the gossip did not cease. The November meeting program was given by Dr Willard Nelson from Kuna who spoke on his experience training and being in charge of war dogs in Viet Nam. The May show had 270 entries and the Oct show had 254.
1964: Meetings held in Bank of Idaho Club room. The first ICCKC Code of Ethics was written, and passed by the membership. Show training classes set for same nights as the obedience club's classes in the same location. December match is planned to be held at the Lincoln-Mercury Garage. One of the programs was on striping terriers and another was the new Blanche Saunders film on Obedience. Only the May show was held and it had 290 entries. Cash awards were given instead of trophies. AKC sends a letter of reprimand to ICCKC regarding conditions at the sanctioned match held Dec 6, 1964. It was held in the repair area of a motor company. AKC received complaints regarding grease and oil on the floor making the obedience ring a hazard, noting a couple of cars up on jacks, incomplete rings, no one at the secretary table, and an inaccurate start time.
May 27, 1965: Show judges were shared with Twin Falls. The match had 125 entries and showed a profit of $100.93. Only the May show was held and it had 390 entries. ICCKC and Arrowrock Obedience club had a joint Christmas party.
May 27, 1966: The only show held was in May at the Bronco stadium on the Boise College campus. 400 dogs entered. One member, the show chairman, privately sued other ICCKC members for maliciously spreading rumors to ruin her business and defame her character. In April she was expelled from the club. In protest, the assistant show chairman quit. ICCKC paid the legal fees of the lawyer representing the 8 members being sued. The Board revamped the job description and duties of the show chairman. In November, the club emblem submitted by Virginia Estep was selected. Classes were moved to the Boise Bomb Shelter. An orchestra was hired for the Christmas Party.
1967: Two shows were held. The May show was at the Bronco Stadium at Boise College and an October show at the Western Idaho Fairgrounds. Each had about 400 entries. LBKC joined ICCKC in setting up a seven show circuit. The Idaho courts upheld the lawsuit citing the 8 ICCKC club members had evil motive, and willfully and deliberately sought to bring the one member to public discredit. Damages were assessed against the 8 members. By October the vindicated member was restored to her member status. The treasurer resigned over the reinstatement and stated the AKC coerced ICCKC into the reinstatement. The Dog Show was held October 10, 1967 in the new building at the new fairgrounds at Glenwood and Chinden. The Caldwell club had its show the next day.
1968: Two shows were held, both in the Expo building at the Fairgrounds.
1969: Meetings held at the Ann Morrison Park Office and the Ballantyne Land Company office. Classes were held at the K-Mart parking lot. $5 cash award for first place offered at show when 6 or more dogs competed in the same class. A letter of reprimand was received from the AKC for advertising a sanctioned match using the words "all-breed dog show and obedience trial." Treasurer balance averaged $1,000. Show held May 21, 1969 at Western Idaho Fairgrounds building for $200. Show had a profit of $545. AKC's new Qualifying Ribbons were given to obedience exhibitors who qualified.
1971: Meetings held at the Idaho Fish and Game building. After April, clubs are permitted to offer Junior Showmanship classes. Match Sunday February 7, 1971 at the Silver Spur at Fairview and Hampton Road. The Christmas party was held at the Policeman's Club House in Boise.
1972: The Dog Show was held in the center section of Expo for $300 on Oct. 4, 1972. The puppy match was held at the Mardi Gras on S. 9th street. Classes were held for the first time at Ann Morrison Park.
1973: Match held in North section of Expo idaho on March 25, 1973 for rent of $75. Center section of Expo Idaho cost $300 for show on May 23, 1973. Club voted to stay with Jack Thomsen as superintendent over Jack Onofrio.
1974: The club voted to move both shows outside in 1975.
1976: The first ICCKC trailer was purchased for $500. The first club liability insurance policy was obtained. The club made $200.81 on the spring show. The show chairman and her assistant resigned. Two valued members quit over the inclusion of a pet shop ad inside the front cover of the show catalog (the pet shop sold dogs). The club had a booth at the Western Idaho Fair. The application for federal tax exempt status was denied and the club filed taxes as a corporation.
1977: ICCKC members make first letter of intent to AKC to become an AKC member club. They approve a motion to donate 10% of show income ($300 total) which was split between the Idaho Humane Society's Spay and Neuter program and the Morris Animal Foundation. The first Eye Clinic is held.
1978: The first Breeder Referral List was compiled and the first educational flyer. The club had a booth at the Sports and RV Show. A club newsletter, The Courier, is born and published monthly. End of year awards were offered. The match was held in Ann Morrison Park. The Gaines Good Sportsmanship Award was given for the first time to an ICCKC member. Audrey Shade was the recipient. Input was given for dog ordinance regarding number of dogs permitted per household (4) per half acre, and an additional dog per half acre more. A Rabies clinic was held but lost money due to lack of interest. A legislative committee was selected and ICCKC recommendation was for mandatory rabies inoculation, and to draft kennel legislation for submission to commissioners.
1980: Member packet submitted to the AKC. The 1976 ICCKC Constitution needed revisions at AKC request in each of these years: 1977, 1978, 1979.
Sept 16, 1981: Member Status granted by AKC. AKC delegate selected was Esme Treen, a collie person who lived back east. With AKC permission to cluster shows, plans set in motion to create an Idaho cluster in 1982. Audrey Shade was the first Cluster coordinator; Betsy Gabel, Show Chairman,; Mimi Wal;ls, Obedience chairman; Donna Cooknell, Hospitaltityu; Michelle Friesen, Cheif Ring Steward; Frank Huntley, Grounds, Dick Menz, Parking; and Colleen Armirage, Trophy.
1982:In May the last ICCKC single show was held on a weekday outdoors at the fairgrounds.
June 1983: First Gem State Cluster (ICCKC, LBKC, PKC, ERKC) Dog Shows held in Blackfoot Idaho. Each club had their own catalog.
Oct 1983: First Gem State cluster Dog Shows held in Boise, Idaho in October.
1986: ICCKC's 30th anniversary year.
1987: Meeting place changed from Fish and Game building to Borah High School. Carman Battaglia's seminar on Breeding Better Dogs was sponsored by the club. ICCKC offered its fist Good Sportsmanship Award. (Gaines Good Sportsmanship no longer provided awards.) Sarah Nott was the first recipient.
1988: The club wrote a letter to AKC requesting Oregon and Washington be removed from the Idaho point division.
1990: Meeting place changed to West Junior High School.
1994: Kathy Johnson and Sarah Nott investigate Agility which is a new AKC event. They proposed ICCKC make plans to build and/or purchase first Agility equipment. Esme Treen is released as the club's AKC delegate. Harold Brizee is chosen to serve as the club's first member delegate. Gem State cluster catalogs were merged into one publication.
1995: Treasurer worked with an attorney to complete and submit packet to IRS making ICCKC a tax exempt social welfare organization 501(C)(4). Exemption was granted December 15. Past taxes paid by the club for the previous 4 years were returned by the IRS and donagted to Idaho Humane Society for their new facility. AKC permits member clubs to hold Fun Matches for their own members, and several are scheduled.
1996: ICCKC's 40th anniversary. Meetings moved to the Red Lion Riverside and then to Idaho Power building downtown. The club sponsered a Herding clinic with Carol Delsman, an obedience seminar featuring Anne Marie Silverton, and a dog show handling seminar presented by George Alston. Weekly agility classes are held Saturday's to gather interest.
1997:The club sponsered a Tracking Seminar with Jill Jones. Agility demonstrations and weekly classes are held to gather interest.
1998: Members earn first agility titles at Utah trials. ICCKC's First Plan A Sanctioned Agility Match is held September 20. Sponsored seminars were: Quentin LaHam on Structure and Movement, and Judie Howard's Obedience Training From the Dog's Point of View.
1999: Second Plan A Sanctioned Agility Match held April 11. The club's First and second AKC Agility trials (89 entries) were held October 23 & 24 during the Gem State Cluster Shows.
2001: AKC permits back-to-back shows. Plans are begun to break the Gem State Cluster geographically with Eastern Idaho clubs hosting June shows in Blackfoot and Western Idaho clubs hosting October shows in Boise, Idaho.
2002: First year of the Treasure Valley Dog Shows (ICCKC and LBKC each having 2 shows) in Boise. Connie Cleveland's dogs are Problem Solvers obedience seminar was hosted. First year to offer AKC Rally. Wyoma Clouss is selected as the club's member AKC delegate.
2003: ICCKC sponsors an agility seminar with Jillian Crawford.
2004: Three Agility Trials are held at the Treasure Valley Dog Shows. Meetings are moved to Animal Emergency Clinic (West Vet).
2005: March Agility trials are added.
2006: ICCKC's 50th Anniversary! Oct shows featured a 1956 car for photos and a visit by Elvis during BIS. Meetings are moved back to Idaho Fish and Game.
2007: ICCKC sponsors Helix Fairweather's Relaxed and Ready Seminar.
2009: The club brings back Connie Cleveland for an obedience seminar. A third weekend of agility trials is added in July.
2010: AKC permits mixed breeds to be listed as Canine Partners and to compete in Companion Events. ICCKC votes to allow them at Agility trials; later vote also allows them at October show and in May Obedience trials. The club newsletter, The Courier, goes green and is emailed to members.
2011: May 14 & 15 First Stand Alone Obedience /Rally trials "earn a title in a weekend" held after AKC permits two trials on the same day. Judie Howard returns for an obedience seminar; Pat Hastings gives a seminar on structure. Dedicated members participated in AKC's Responsible Dog Ownership Day with a booth at the Hyde Park Street Fair.
2012: The club newsletter, The Courier, is updated with a new look by editor, Lisa Anderson. Similarly, the ICCKC website is redesigned, updated, and expanded under the careful tutelage of Carol Green. Katherine Katayama creates and maintains the club's first Facebook page. Two separate Obedience seminars were presented by Lori Drouin and Catherine Zinsky. Several members competed at the AKC Agility National championships in Reno, NV.
2013: ICCKC's new constitution which permits junior membership, is approved by AKC. Charese Kelly becomes ICCKC's first Junior Member. Special editions of The Courier are issued for the first time, primarily to expedite membership process.
2014: A 2nd junior joined the club. The membership vote for reorganization was realized by the completion of revised Standing Rules and their accompanying job descriptions. The ICCKC Owen Clouss Scholarship envisioned by the board and membership was awarded for the first time to Lexi Brigante. Tracking became a new club event with the successful completion of a Plan A match and AKC approval leading to ICCKC’s first tracking dog test in November 2014. ICCKC offered classes for tracking as well as for conformation, CGC, rally-obedience, and agility. The Courier flourished under editorship of Lisa Anderson. The ICCKC Website and Facebook page expanded under the watchful eyes and fingers of Carol Green and Katherine Katayama. Catherine Zinsky was invited back for a 2nd Obedience seminar. Carting tests were offered at our Oct show cluster. Charese Kelly was invited to the Eukanuba shows as our top junior handler.
And so it goes.... "The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual". (Vince Lombardi)
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