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Ron Fabis

Ron FabisInducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000
For contribution to the breed

Ron began his love affair with the Cocker Spaniel in 1949 and until his death in 1994, aside from his mercantile career, this was his prime interest and passion. Ron wore many hats in the dog world. He was a breeder, fancier and handier non pareil and when he turned his fancy to English Toy Spaniels he duplicated his cocker success just to show that talent will out.

If he had done nothing else but guide the stud careers of Ch. Scioto Bluff’s Sinbad and Ch. Dreamridge Dominoe this gentleman of the breed would have earned entrée into the Hall of Fame but Ron accomplished much, much more. Just a few of his fabled clients included Rexpointe, Priority, Merryhaven, Valli-Lo, Nosowea, Earnscliffe, Blue Bay and many, many more. His own Stonewalk prefix contributed to particolors and his contribution to Tom 0'Neal's Dreamridge was stuff legends are made of; winning BIS in 1975 at the ASC with the class dog Dreamridge Dandiman and in 1963 with Sinbad were two stellar accomplishments among many others.

He was a former chairman of the ASC Standard Committee during the extensive reformation of the standard as it is today. His work on this committee has helped mold the breed we love today. Lung cancer claimed Ron in 1994. As long as good cockers are enjoyed and as long as great particolors keep coming on the scene Ron will be remembered.

Lloyd Alton and Bill Gorodner, ASC Archival Work Group

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News on the Cataract Research Project - Updated 12/31/2016


 

WON’T YOU VOLUNTEER?

This is a quote I love with regard to volunteering - “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”

Needless to say in an all-volunteer organization like the American Spaniel Club and the American Spaniel Club Foundation, volunteers make a vital difference because neither organization would exist without dedicated volunteers. Simply stated -- volunteers are essential for the health and well-being of both Clubs and ultimately our beloved flushing spaniels.

Studies show that there are six main reasons people volunteer: to make a difference in others’ lives; to support an organization or cause; to learn something new; to develop personally or professionally; to feel better about themselves; and to meet people. In other words, volunteering is personal. Advertisements that simply state an organization needs volunteers are not generally successful and I know ASC and ASCF have both found that to be true. However, just think if you could make a difference, support a cause you love (cocker spaniels and the other flushing breeds), feel good in accomplishing an important goal, and meet other people who also love spaniels, wouldn’t you want to volunteer?

As the ASC Board announced at the National Specialty in July, ASC has embarked on a strategic plan to make ASC stronger and more relevant in today’s world of pure bred dogs. There are many areas in which ASC needs help – ASC communications, including a new breed magazine, social media, the new website, breeders education, judges education and public education; membership development and events; marketing; branding; national conformation and performance events; and field events. To accomplish this strategic plan a wide variety of volunteers are needed.

I know ASC has an amazingly talented membership with diverse experiences and expertise that can help ASC accomplish its strategic goals. Accordingly, ASC would like to be sure its knows about your expertise and interests. In ASC’s Annual Mailing, which everyone should have received by now, and on the ASC website and by survey monkey, there is a Volunteer Interest Form. PLEASE fill out the form and return it to either Dee Torgerson Rismyhr or Laurie Foley. From the Annual Mailing, Laurie has already received a number of completed forms. Thank you to those members for your immediate response, but we need a response from everyone!

To give one's time and talent for a good cause is a special feeling. And to see what a group like ASC’s membership can accomplish will be amazing. WON’T YOU HELP? WON”T YOU VOLUNTEER?

I am always open to hearing your thoughts, so email me anytime at lmoore@estesokon.com


January 2016 - UPDATED NEWS ON Cocker Spaniel Cataract Research 

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