A History of the Dog Training Club


25th Anniversary 1979-2004 - Celebrated 10th October 2004

The Dog Club held its first meeting in June/July 1979 and is still meeting every week in its 25th Anniversary Year 2004. Two of our current members, Margaret Rudd and Sue Berntsson were members in that first year. In 1979 Colleen Mison was instrumental in the establishment of the Club, and other names, which appear in minutes from 1985, were F Dougherty, R. Reu, E Reu, T Thompson, V Woods, G Moss and Steve Grover, who is still a member today. In the 1980s it seems no one worried about dogs on beaches!

The Club has been involved in many different ventures over the years, from Baby Shows (1982), Blessing of the Fleet Parade (from 1980 -1990), running of Milton Showground Markets with the Milton-Ulladulla Basketball Club at Milton Showground during most of the 1980s, demonstrations at the Crooybar Cup (1981), and more recently during the past 10 years, Milton Settlers Fair, Scarecrow Festival, Lions Australia Day and RSPCA Million Paws Walk. The Club has donated over $5000 to charities in the past 5 years.

A Club run by volunteers obviously cannot carry on without many dedicated people, and this has been the case over the past 25 years, and includes past and present committee members:

Rod Sanders

Viv Wood

Merv Wood

Nola Sanders

Marie Gardner

Lou Gardner

Moira Passfield

Margaret Rudd

Sue Berntsson

Lyn & Barry Thistleton

Sylvia Males

Isabelle Murphy

Dee Wilson

Gail Nixon

Tracey Marcello

Diane Richmond

Ann Cook

Peter Hudson

May Fleming

Roy Cullen

Barb Hartnett

Jo Dunmall

Merrille Allen

Patricia Roberts

Kerry Poole

Sue McKenzie

Christel Luft

Janet Smith

Robyn Carstens

Bernie Dean

Tony Mann

Kerry Poole

Olga Masters

Apologies to anyone we may have missed!

Of course many people have done much to help the Club over the years, and may not have been committee members, but have still given much of their time and efforts to help