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Elected to the AKC Board of Directors on the first ballot: J. Charles Garvin, M.D., Dr. William R. Newman, Patricia Scully.  The other two candidates, Dr. Battaglia and attorney Steven Gladstone missed the required 198 votes by little more than 20 votes.


The Annual Meeting of the AKC Delegates took place March 9, 2010.  The Delegates elected the following candidates as put forth by the Nominating Committee: Dr. Charles Garvin, Delegate from the Marion Ohio Kennel Club; Dr. William R. Newman, Delegate from the Mastiff Club of America (Dr. Newman was an incumbent candidate.); Patricia Scully, Delegate from the Obedience Training Club of Hawaii.


Re-elected were Ronald H. Menaker as Chairman of the Board and Dr. Thomas M. Davies as the Vice Chairman of the Board.


Ronald H. Menaker, AKC Delegate for the Rockford-Freeport Illinois Kennel Club, has been the Chairman since 2002. Menaker has been an active participant in the sport of purebred dogs for nearly 40 years. He bred and exhibited Giant Schnauzers and has also shown Bedlington Terriers and Norfolk Terriers. He became a licensed AKC judge in 1994, approved to judge Best in Show, all Working breeds, all Sporting breeds and several Terrier breeds.


Menaker is a retired Managing Director and Head of Corporate Services of J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated of New York, and a past President and Director of J. P. Morgan Services, Inc. He is also the Vice Chairman and past Chairman of New York Downtown Hospital. Menaker resides in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey with his wife Kathy.


Dr. Thomas M. Davies, Vice Chairman, AKC Delegate for the Springfield Kennel Club, was first elected to the Board in 2000 and has served on the Public Relations, Events and Clubs, and the Breeders Committees. Most recently, he chaired the Group Realignment Committee.


He has been active in purebred dogs since 1967. Dr. Davies had significant influence on the Bearded Collie even before its official recognition by the AKC, serving as club president. In the mid-80’s, Dr. Davies and his wife became deeply involved in Siberian Huskies and Belgian Sheepdogs. He is approved for Bearded Collies, Old English Sheepdogs, Siberian Huskies and eleven herding breeds. Dr. Davies retired from the Bayer Corporation after more than thirty years. He currently resides in Brimfield, Massachusetts with his wife Roberta.


Dr. J. Charles Garvin, of Marion, Ohio, is a returning member of the AKC Board of Directors. According to the bio provided, he has been closely associated with Dalmatians since the 1960s and has had 86 champions in the breed, most of them owner-handled. He has had the honor of judging the Dalmatian Club nationals five times, one of which included the AKC Centennial Show in 1984.  He has served multiple terms as DCA president and been on the club’s board of directors for 28 years. A life member of the Central Ohio Kennel Club and the Marion Ohio Kennel Club, he has been Marion’s AKC Delegate since 1990 and a club officer for 27 years. Dr. Garvin is an ophthalmic surgeon and president-chairman of a 72-physician medical-group practice. He and his wife of 33 years, Lynn, have two sons and a daughter.


Dr. William R. Newman, of Bedford, Pennsylvania, has been a member of the Mastiff Club of America for 45 years, serving the club as president, vice president, secretary, AKC Delegate, show chairman, and newsletter founding editor. Dr. Newman has bred numerous Mastiff champions, including being the co-breeder of a three-time national-specialty winner. He is a sought-after Mastiff judge.  Dr. Newman has served the AKC Canine Health Foundation as a director and Millennium Founder. He is is a board-certified radiologist and former hospital chief of staff. Newman holds a B.A. from Hofstra University, in New York, and an M.D. from the State University of New York.


Patricia Scully, of Suffern, New York, is a returning member of the AKC Board of Directors. Active in purebred dogs since 1962, she has been the Delegate for the Obedience Training Club of Hawaii since 1985, and was chairman of the AKC Delegates Obedience Clubs Committee at its inception. She has shown Pugs in both obedience and conformation and judged obedience for more than twenty-five years. Scully was a member of the 1996 AKC Presidential Search Committee.  She has served the Pug Dog Club of America in nearly all capacities and is an honorary lifetime member.

Ex Officio: Dennis B. Sprung


Class of 2011

Dr. Patricia Haines
Delegate, Cincinnati KC

Ken Marden
Delegate, GSP Club of America

Patti Strand
Delegate, DFA of Oregon

Class of 2012

Dr. Thomas M. Davies
Delegate, Springfield KC

Walter F. Goodman
Delegate, Skye Terrier Club of Am.

Ronald H. Menaker
Delegate, Rockford-Freeport Illinois KC

Class of 2013

Lee Arnold
Delegate, Southern Colorado KC

Carl C. Ashby, III
Delegate, US Kerry Blue Terrier Club

Alan Kalter
Delegate, Am. Bullmastiff Assoc.

Dr. Robert D. Smith
Delegate, Memphis KC




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