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Legacy Preservation Project

The Legacy Preservation Project
Preserving the Past
None of us wish to think about the day we are no longer here. We know you love this breed... so help us ensure our spaniels and club history will be preserved for future generations. This does NOT mean parting with your treasures. It means making a will and provisions for them so one day they will not be thrown out in the trash.

You are a lifetime member of the American Spaniel Club. Your contributions to our breed and Club have brought us to now, where we meet the new challenges of the 21st century. It is exciting.

Yet, even as we go forward, we must preserve what has gone before. We must work to save the old stories, the books, the keepsakes, that are our history. These are your stories, your treasured memo ries, your history…

Sadly, some breeder artifacts are lost to us because families did not understand the meaningfulness of the materials, or how to donate them to the fancy. We hope to prevent this from happening again by providing our members with a simple way to donate their historical items.

The American Spaniel Club - Legacy Preservation Kit is a collection of forms designed to provide a smooth transfer of your memorabilia to the American Spaniel Club. When you complete and return these forms, you assure that your personal breed memorabilia will be entrusted to the ASC and preserved for the fancy.

The Legacy Preservation Kit is based on a simple legal model that includes

  • 1) Lifetime Gifting And Gifting From Your Estate, a form with directions for your family to use on how to contact the ASC to donate your breed-related items, and
  • 2) Inventory And Contact Information, a form that lists the items you wish transferred to the ASC.

The Kit helps you establish a partnership between your family and the American Spaniel Club to safeguard your keepsakes. We hope you agre e and will complete the forms today.

If you wish you can support our archival project with a cash donation. You see, your breed achievements and stories belong to all of us, and together we can take our moment in time, save it, and carry it forward for future fanciers to benefit our beloved breed.
PDF fileLifetime Gifting And Gifting From Your Estate
PDF fileInventory And Contact Information

Archivist's Corner

Archivist's Corner

Wilma Parker (2007)

Consider ways in which you could help preserve the history of our wonderful breed. So much has been lost already and together we can ensure that those to follow will know the hard work of those that came before. We have some suggestions and hope you will consider helping us out in any way you can.

  • Ensure that any important history you have will be preserved.
  • Give us your own history with the breed.
  • Include information about your mentors that have helped along the way.
  • Get histories of former breeders that you know are no longer active.
  • Go through old dog magazines and let us know if you find an article you think would be important to our history.
  • Talk to people you know about preserving their cocker history. None of us wish to think about the day we are no longer here. We know you love this breed... so help us ensure our spaniels and club history will be preserved for future generations. This does NOT mean parting with your treasures. It means making a will and provisions for them so one day they will not be thrown out in the trash. If at any time you feel overwhelmed in your household with items of spaniel history, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss ways to ensure it will be kept safe for future generations.

Remember, each of us has contributed something to the breed and no matter how big or small it comes together to form the single, larger picture that makes our breed what it is today and the foundation for tomorrow.
Wilma Parker, ASC Archivist
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Archival Project, 2014 Work Group:

Dot Mustard, Bobbie Kolehouse, Kate Romanski, Bill Gorodner, Carole Kaye, Kathy Reid, Pauline Reintee, Terry Stacy, Elaine Mathis, Joanne Thorp, Bob Wall, Kathy Egeland-Brock.

Treasures of the American Spaniel Club

ASC Book TREASURES OF THE AMERICAN SPANIEL CLUBDon’t miss out on the opportunity to own this historic book! Reserve your copy early.

  • Limited edition of three hundred books printed
  • $40.00 each plus shipping and handling.
  • Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard or check made payable to ASC in US funds.

PDF file TREASURES of the American Spaniel Club (Book Order Form)
Please send all orders to: Kathleen L. Patterson, ASC Secretary
P.O. Box 4194, Frankfort, KY 40604-4194 • email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Archival Project, 2010 Work Group:
Dot Mustard, Bobbie Kolehouse, Kate Romanski, Bill Gorodner, Carole Kaye,
Kathy Reid, Pauline Reintee, Terry Stacy, Marge Saari, Cara  Holland
Burgess, Joanne Thorp, Bob Wall, Kathy Egeland-Brock,

ASC-FoundationThe ASC Foundation has it's own new website!

Check it out at www.asc-f.org