SWKC President Receives the AKC
Visionary Award For Outstanding Contribution
At the American
Kennel Club (AKC)
Delegates Meeting, held in December of 2015 in Orlando, Florida, Peggy
Wampold, President of the South Windsor Kennel Club, was one of six
recipients of the coveted AKC Visionary Award. This Award celebrates
individuals whose vision and contributions have been responsible for
change and forward movement in the American Kennel Club through their
collective efforts to protect our right to own and breed dogs; to share
the AKC's dedication and love of dogs with the general public; and to
educate present and future dog owners about responsible dog ownership.
Peggy's medallion for outstanding contribution recognizes her tireless
efforts to educate the public about dogs and about the American Kennel
Club and all the wonderful things AKC does to help all dogs, including
AKC's efforts to improve the lives and health of dogs through the Canine
Health Foundation. Peggy works on numerous public education and dog
competition events throughout the year. Two of her biggest public
education efforts include arranging and coordinating the "Meet the Breeds"
events at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts, a fair which draws
more than one million visitors annually, and the "AKC Showcase of Breeds"
held annually at the Connecticut Pet Expo and sponsored by the CT and MA
Federation of Dog Clubs. An avid animal lover and extremely hard worker,
Peggy excels in getting the message out how much dog lovers love their
dogs and in inspiring new generations of dog lovers.