My Name is Sheri DeJan and I would like to ask for your vote for the position of Secretary for the KCUSA. I have been looking into becoming more active in the club and would enjoy taking on the responsibility for this job. I live in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York State. In my career I have over 15 years of experience working in the position of an Executive Assistant; I have worked for several small, large and non-profit corporations. Currently I am the Executive Assistant for the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, an independent non-profit organization. During the past 6 years of working for the historic site, my responsibilities have included assisting the Executive Director and the 16 members of the Board of Trustees and taking the minutes at the board meetings. I am also solely responsible for handling all correspondence dealing with our membership at the site, which includes maintaining the membership database, receiving all payments and sending out the tax deductible acknowledgements for the donation and membership cards, and invitations and newsletters. I also manage all RSVP lists for all our events.
I currently own a two-year-old Kooikerhondje named Escher, and we have started him in handling classes. We had a lot of fun with Escher at the Fall Frolic in Syracuse last year, and we participated in the AKC Meet the Breeds in New York City this past February. I have a lot of experience with the AKC as I have been actively involved with conformation showing and handling dogs since 1996. My husband’s family has been breeding and showing dogs for 25+ years. And if needed I have many friends and family members with a great deal experience, who can share their advice and perspective when needed. I believe my knowledge and experience would be a benefit to our breed and to this club. Thank you for your consideration.