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The Association of Michigan Field Trial Clubs

By Dave Fletcher, Secretary | Jul 30, 2020
From left:  Ken Delong with Faith Maximum Justice, Jim Cipponeri with plaques for his shooting dog Award winners, and Ron Gulembo, recipient of the Bill Rogers Award for extraordinary service to the Association of Michigan Field Trial Clubs.

Morrice, Mich. — The Association of Michigan Field Trial Clubs annual meeting, scheduled for July 12 at the Ionia grounds clubhouse, was cancelled.

That affair always served as the annual business meeting, presentation of Dog of the Year  Awards in several categories, and a hearty steak fry.

Dog of the Year points were calculated and award plaques  for the winners  were made for the respective owners.

The question was: Ship them to the owners or present them somewhere and at a different time?

The first presentation opportunity, outdoors, occurred near the Ionia clubhouse, with  masks and proper distancing, as part of the Ionia Grounds Committee meeting on July 25.

On hand were Ken DeLong  of Greenville, Mich., owner of pointer female Faith’s Maximum Justice,  Walking Shooting Dog Award winner.

Jim Cipponeri  of New Hudson,  Mich.,  took “double honors” for his Horseback Shooting Dogs of the Year, pointer Marques Diamond Jim, the winner, and setter Jack's Rockin Rocco, runner-up.

Ron Gulembo, Hudsonville, Mich.,  was the recipient of the Bill Rogers Award for his extraordinary contributions to the trials of the Association of Michigan Field Trial Clubs and other trials held at the Ionia grounds. Ron is a devoted Brittany owner, many of his winners carrying the Hi Point’s prefix to their names, and a well-deserving recipient.

 

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