Irish Water Spaniel Club of America

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Board Appointments

  Committee Name

Awards and Statistics Committee

To collect data and determine which dogs, owners and/or breeders have won club issued certificates, trophies, or both for a specific year and have those Awards presented to the recipients at the Awards Banquet each year.  The committee is responsible for planning and presenting all club awards.  They are to track extra club trophies and "Challenge" trophies.  They are to insure the trophies are returning in time for ringside presentation.


Kim Kezer                                


April Barr

Edith Blackwell

Sarah Zumpf

Board Liaison:
Gregory L. Johnson


Archivist/Club Historian

Collects, catalogs and stores IWSCA and IWS documents for posterity. Documents can be maintained in their original format or digitized.

Florence Blecher

Committee Members:

Sandy Ascot

Board Liaison:
Dana Louttit


Merchandise Committee

Commissioning, selling and tracking inventory of IWSCA Merchandise.         


Hannah Loonsk

Committee Members:

Emily Pikul

Board Liason:

Dana Loutitt


Newsletter Editor

Sets deadlines, coordinates with a printer and keeps track of budget.  Also, receives, proofreads and organizes submitted articles.

Edith Blackwell

Board Liaison:

Greg Johnson


Electronic Media

Responsible for: Constant Contact (E-Blasts); Facebook page; Website; Wikipedia; Yahoo/You Tube

Patrice Dodd                                         

Rattails Only E-List Moderator:             

Heidi Ferris                                                  



Laurel Baglia 


Social Media/Facebook:

Laurie Jacobs

Board Liaison:
Linda Deckard  


AKC Gazette Committee

Writes and submits regular IWS related articles for the AKC Gazette.


Board Liaison:
Laurel Baglia


Field Committee

Recommend and Coordinate IWSCA supported Retriever and other field events. This includes WC/WCX and Hunt Tests.  Receives and processes requests from clubs and/or individual IWSCA members wishing to hold these events.  Ensures proper staffing and eliminates planning conflicts for IWSCA field events.


Elissa J. Kirkegard  

3884 Stump Road  

Doylestown, PA 18902-9124

WC/WCX (Retriever) Coordinator:

Mary Reich  W 4349 Hwy 106  

Fort Atkinson, WI 53538  


WD/WDX (Upland) Coordinator:

Susan Sarracino-Deihl

N84 W19194 Menomonee Avenue  

Menomonee Falls, WI 53051


Board Liaison:


 Nominating Committee
Board Liaison:
Linda Deckard
 State Registration
Board Liaison:
Melissa Gulley
 National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Board Liaison:
Laurel Baglia