Our Board leadership is elected by the membership each year.
Advisor to the Board: Mary Laurie Chairman of the Board: Barb Pische
President: Birgit Mantilla
Vice President: Lois Leidahl-Marsh
Secretary: Linda Forman
Assistant Secretary: Valerie Manning
Treasurer & Insurance: Lori Buckely
Assistant Treasurer: Candido Martinez
Board of Directors:
Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held on the third Friday of every month. Meeting dates and locations may be changed at the option of the leadership.
Meetings are currently held at the First Congregational Church, Barwick Room, 766 Graceland Ave, Des Plaines at 7:30 pm.
To further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs.
To conduct obedience, rally, agility and tracking trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club.
To devote all profits accruing to the Club to the above purposes or to make specific bequests to such charitable or civic organizations as shall be approved by a majority vote of those in attendance and voting at a Club meeting; and, under no circumstances, to pay a salary, fee, commission or dividend to any member.
We honor our members accomplishments annually at our Awards Banquet. At our banquet our members receive awards or titles earned the previous year. Our new officers and the members of the Board of Directors are also installed. In addition, we hold a Special Awards ceremony to recognize those members who display good sportsmanship, loyalty to the club, high scoring dogs, team of distinction, the individual who has provided the most assistance to the board, and member of the year. Below is a list of past honorees.
Award winners are selected for this honor by the general membership for performing outstanding service to the club in the award year. Honoree exhibits exceptional devotion to the club’s values and promotes RPDTC’s vision and beliefs.
This distinction is awarded to the member who exemplifies loyalty and devotion to the purpose and objectives of the club, and is selected by the awards committee.
This award is given to a RPDTC board member to acknowledge their willingness and devotion to carrying out the directives of the Rand Park Board.
Awarded to the highest scoring dog at our annual obedience trials which owned by a Rand Park member.
The highest scoring dog in Utility A or B at our annual Obedience Trials.
This award honors the person who represents good sportsmanship in the best sense of the word.
Awarded to the member with the highest scoring in the Novice A or B class at the RPDTC annual trials.
Awarded to the member with the highest scoring in the Open A or B class at the RPDTC annual trials.
Awarded to the member with the highest scoring in the Utility A or B class at the RPDTC annual trials.
Awarded for qualifying with a score of 195 or above in three consecutive trials.
This is a distinction award given to the board member(s) who have completed their service to the board.