United Airlines PetSafe Cargo No Longer Accepting Pigeons; Delta Still Available
Oct. 19, 2016 - It is confirmed that United Airline's PetSafe will no longer include pigeons for air cargo as they did sucessfully the past three years, making it more difficult and costly for show and hobby enthusiasts to travel with their birds. Delta Pets First continues to support the pigeon transportation, which gives us hope for attending shows, although significantly more costly. Get the details at the top of the Show Schedule page.
New Secretary-Treasurer Takes the Helm
The current AKC 2nd District Director Hal Winter of Pocahuntas, Ill. takes the office of the secretary-treasurer as of Sept. 1, 2016, replacing former and long-time Secretary-Treasurer Ellie Murphy. This is the most visible and arguably the most important position of the American King Club besides the president, especially as it relates to day-to-day operations and interactions with our membership. Hal is a good replacement with many years experience in the types of activities required and having the availability and willlingness to carry out this important position. He's been working with Ellie for the turnover. Correspondence, orders and monies should go to his address as listed in the OFFICERS page.
Ellie will continue to be the AKC bulletin editor. All bulletin articles and advertising should continue to go to her address (see the OFFICERS page). The AKC is in search for a new bulletin editor as well, but for the next year, Ellie will hold the position.
Ellie has held both positions since 2010, and also held both positions for many years prior to the mid-2000's. She has done a tremendous job and absolutely deserves the break! Congratulations and thank you Ellie for all your wonderful work over the years.
New AKC Secretary-Treasurer Hal Winter at the 2nd/3rd District Show in Highland, Ill.
Revised Show Schedule Page Features Much More Information for 2016-17
With the help of all the show coordinators and secretary-treasurer, the AKC rolled out its 2016-17 show schedule with much more valuable detail to help you plan for the American King shows that are coming up this fall and winter. Go to the Show Schedule page and scroll through the numerous young, district and national shows with important detail for show location, hotel reservations, judges, entry deadlines, contact info, accompanied by recent photos relating to each show. Another new feature is detail of how to ship pigeons by air cargo.
Now is the time to plan, especially for those traveling by air and getting those limited discounted room reservations. Check on the page as we update it with entry forms and other detail as it comes our way. Enjoy and see you at the shows!
Join the AKC! Membership Benefits:
New 100-Year Anniversary Member Booklet
Access to Pedigreed NPA/AKC bands
Support from Master Breeders
Annual District Shows and National Show
Go to the Join AKC page to enroll using the membership form
Check out Facebook's Show King Group page. Use it to provide short news updates and photos of your Show King hobby.
AKC National Show exhibitors in Springfield, MA January 2016. Left to right: Larry Foos, Roy Breneman, Charles Bacon, Paolo DiCandia, Jim and Ellie Murphy
Featured photo on the AKC June 2016 Bulletin Cover: Yearling Black Hen #372, reserve champion, Springfield National King Show, January 2016. Owned by Paolo DiCandia.
Springfield National King Show Champion #915 White Young Cock owned by Larry Foos, San Diego, Calif.
2015 National King Show Top 4 Winners Springfield, MA Jan. 21-23, 2016
Champion: #915 White YC owned by Larry Foos, San Diego, CA
Res. Champ: #372 Black Yrlg. Hen owned by Paolo DiCandia, Oakland, CA
2nd Res. Champ: #943 White Young Hen owned by Larry Foos, San Diego, CA
3rd Res. Champ: #1959 White Old Hen owned by Paolo DiCandia, Oakland, CA
Judge Bill Harrison of Escondido, Calif. evaluating a blue King class at the AKC National in Springfield, Mass. Jan. 21.
2nd/3rd District and 5th District Show Photos
Charles Bacon judging the 5th District Show in Ontario, CA Nov. 21-22, 2015
#1455 Check Yrlg Cock 5th District Champ - Dennis Rogers
Show Judge George O'Hara congratulates Scott Groff after winning the 2nd/3rd District Show Nov. 14, while Scott holds his prized champion Show King.
2nd/3rd District Show Champion: Young White Cock bred/raised by Scott Groff, Conestoga, Penn.
100th Anniversary Commemorative Flashlight and Patches Available You can still purchase the 6" oval patch with the 100th AKC Anniversary embroidery for $8 each while supplies last. We also have the annodized blue and red commemorative LED flashlights with three lines of engraving available for just $3 each (includes batteries and gift box). See a picture on the JOIN AKC page and use the order form on that page to order both items.
AOC Young Cock #1304
AOC YOUNG HEN #2606
Yrlg White Hen #2655
2014 NATIONAL CHAMPION
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