Each year the Club asks us to nominate a member to receive our Good Sportsmanship Award. The selection committee is made up of the five most recent Award recipients, with the previous year’s recipient serving as the chair of the committee. The recipient of this year’s Good Sportsmanship Award is:
I was first introduced to her through our Newfoundlands, 12 years ago. She came to a water training session with this tremendous amount of energy and willingness to learn and work with others. She is one who will always find that encouraging word during less than encouraging times. During training, you will find her in the water and assisting all participants until everyone has completed their turn. She has become an excellent trainer over the years and graciously and unselfishly helps the different training groups.
This woman has put working titles on her Newfs keeping her perseverance even after her first working Newf took 16 times to earn his water title. She has recently become involved in the show ring where another one of her Newfs earned the title of Champion!
This incredible woman takes the word “No” and translates it into “How can I help?” If she can’t help, she will even offer her husbands help! She has chaired multiple water tests, stewarded at both water and draft tests, been editor of NewfPrints and has regularly provided merchandise either discounted or for free from her own business to be used as prizes and gifts at NCNE events and the NCNE Rescue program. She has generously supported rescue with donations she and her husband have earned providing draft demo’s for the purpose of educating new groups to the art of draft work. She volunteers her time to help rescue complete home checks all while maintaining her own job and running her business.
Because of all these exceptional attributes routinely exhibited by this fantastic woman, I am privileged and honored to be able to present the prestigious award for Good Sportsmanship to Terry Linehan.
Misty Hill’s Preston Moose
b. July 5 2004
Owners: Jack and Cynthia Schonberg
Starr King’s Nora Bear
b. February 12, 2002
Owners: Cynthia and Jack Schonberg
Hanningfield Goldcoast Zak
b. August 19, 2003
Owners: Deb Williams
b. April 11, 2004
Owners: Janet and Michael Bloch