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President’s Message Summer 2014

This message will be short and to the point.

My mission, for the last 6 years, has been to find a bridge to join the Conformation and Performance focused members into one UNIFIED membership.  I mean no disrespect to those who long ago recognized the power of the two disciplines combined, as did I, and bridged the gap on their own.

That ‘mission’ of mine, has always been seated in a deep conviction of RESPECT for the Membership of this Club, for its many facets and venues, and for the Breed we love.

We are getting closer…there are still new bridge experiences and friendships to be made.

“No Agenda” has been my ‘platform’ so to speak, from the beginning.  My management style, harkening back to my days as an Hotelier, has been to have an open door and to be hospitable to all I encounter, even while presented with the opposite, or worse, indifference.

As I reflect back on almost seven years of serving the ABdFC Membership in some capacity, I believe I have been true to that style.  I’ve attempted to be an attentive listener, and have asked the most vocal, whether in my email inbox and callers on the phone, to step up and GET INVOLVED and ENGAGED in some capacity.  Member activism is a key in moving this Club forward.

Shortly, I’ll be leaving the ABdFC Board.  It’s been a grand and industrious time for me, one that I will always look back on with pride knowing I gave it my all and knowing RESPECT for all never moved from my central focus.

For the Love of the Breed,
Susan Costanzo
ABdFC President

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014 16:42