Judges Education/Public Education
ACTFA, Inc. has made significant strides in recent years in Judges’ Education/Public Education. It is through the dedicated efforts of Dann Wilson, outgoing Chair of this committee, that we have been able to come this far. We all thank Dann for his great work on our behalf.
In moving forward in 2017, we are again enlarging the scope of this committee to meet the needs of an ever-growing Cesky population; the need for more mentoring of AKC judges and the desire to meet the demands of a public increasingly more aware of the benefits of owning a Cesky Terrier. You may obtain a copy of What is a Cesky Terrier? by clicking here: Cesky Terrier.
More Educational Opportunity
Under the new Committee Chairman Bob Comer, the ACTFA Board of Directors has established a regional concept for education. The United States will be divided into six regions and each region will have a director responsible for expanding the depth and range of both Judges’ Education and Public Education. Directors currently holding positions include:
Lynn Duckett – The South – Certified Mentor
Includes the states of Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Maryland.
Nick Fletcher – The West – Certified Mentor
Includes the states of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, and Arkansas.
Gregg Bridge-Chase – The Midwest – Certified Mentor
Includes the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, and Missouri
Director (to be named) – The East
Includes the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania
Julie Gritten – The Northwest – Certified Mentor
Includes the states of Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah.
Julie Gritten – The Far West – Certified Mentor
Includes the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and Alaska
These six regions are supported by ACTFA Certified Approved Mentors to include: Dann Wilson, Duncan Ritchie, Bob and Linda Comer, Lynne Kuczynski Veazie, Becky Goodwin, Tim Smith, Holly Million, Nick and Doreen Fletcher, Gregg and Sandy Bridge-Chase, Julie Gritten, Barbara and Lonny Hopler and Lynn
Regional Directors can set up from one to three Judges’ Education Seminars per year in their respective regions. These seminars will coincide with major shows conducted in those regions. Each region will be given similar presentation materials to include the Cesky Standard, CD presentation, graphics, three-ringed binders and assorted materials to facilitate a Judges’ Education Seminar.
Meet the Breeds is a major way to attract and educate the public to the Cesky Terrier. Each Regional Director can conduct one to three Meet the Breeds in their respective regions. Presentations will be similar and will include graphics, and ACTFA/Cesky Brochures.
If you are a member of ACTFA and wish to participate in Meet the Breeds or are an ACTFA member with the necessary AKC qualification and want to be an ACTFA Certified Mentor please contact Bob Comer at comerbl [at] outlook [dot] com