February 2003

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Chairperson's Address
Antoinette Stoop

Dear Members and Shar Pei Fanciers how time flies, another year has passed, lots of positive things have happened,  too many to explain them all but let me summarize a few.

  • our breed is becoming more & more popular in SA now standing in the top 10 ranking of most registered dog.

  • our Open Shows were enthusiastically attended by many Shar Pei lovers with their Shar Pei.

  • the Shows have been sponsored by Professional Pet Products, Vet’s Choice, a BIG thank you to Audrey

  • the Club & our breed received a lot of exposure in the media f.e. by Animal Talk Magazine and radio.

  • the website was visited by more than 8000 people worldwide receiving numerous positive comments.

  • membership numbers are on the rise again, thank’s for your support and funds !.

  • a Breed Seminar was successfully organised and we are planning this again for the Year ‘03.

  • the Welfare & Rescue division was able to re-home 18 Shar Pei.

  • we have 2 new co-opted Committee members, Christelle Pretorius and Melissa Muller our new Sharp-A-News Editor. 

  • thank you to Chantal Kuriata who has volunteered to assist us on the Welfare sub Committee.

  • The Club has a fantastic Committee, without whom the Club wouldn’t have been able to accomplish the above.

Thank’s again to all of you and may the Year 2003 be a Hap Pei one !

"Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never
washed a dog."
- Franklin P. Jones

"The average dog is a nicer person than the
average person."
- Andrew A. Rooney

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you
more than he loves himself."
- Josh Billings

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