CHF President’s Award

CHF President’s Award 2017-09-27T18:17:37+00:00

The CHF President’s Award is given annually to a member who has delivered outstanding service to the Collie through a commitment to the Health Foundation.  The names on the plaques are a who’s who of Foundation contributors and the award can only be won once in a lifetime.

Collie Club of America Foundation
President’s Trophy

Presented in appreciation of those who made the Foundation possible
Ralph L. Rickenbaugh, Harold W. Sundstrom, Sarak K. Myers and Alexander F. Draper

2016 President’s Trophy Winner

This is the first year I am able to award this prestigious award to a volunteer who goes above and beyond volunteering and has shown a true commitment to the Collie Health Foundation.  This award is given by the President to a member they feel has made a significant contribution to our organization.  A tradition has been set by CHF Presidents in the past, that this award is only given once in a lifetime to an individual.

This year I have selected someone who has quietly worked for CHF without asking for any “thank you’s” or “pats on the back”.  This individual has worked for CHF since he and his wife became members around 1993.  He has worked with his wife running our promotions area.  He has served on our grants committee, and as a Corporator and Board Member.  The CHF logo artwork donated by Diana Hiiesalu-Bain, the story of Noah, was based on their dog that had sub aortic stenosis dying after his second birthday.   This turned David into a dedicated and passionate volunteer for CHF.  He currently serves on the CHF Board and is the Collie Club of America Committee Chairman for Health Policy.  He has a degree from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.  He is a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry since 2001.  Please help me celebrate someone who is all about the “Collie”, my good friend, Dr. David Hansen.


History of the award and its recipients over the years
1987 Dana Rodman
1988 Collie Club of America
1989 John Honig
1990 Cindy Alvarado
1991 Helen Denton
1992 Nancy Simmons Morales
1993 Hilda Rickenbaugh
1994 Helga Kane
1995 Heidi Mendez
1996 Pati Merrill
1997 Nancy McDonald
1998 Gayle Kaye
1999 Krista Hansen
2000 Peggy Darington
2001 Cindi Bossart
2002 Steve & Robette Johns
2003 Lori Montero
2004 Gerrie Oliver and Sunnybank Gathering Committee
2005 Laura LaBounty
2006 Jeanne Marre
2007 Norman Markese
2008 Nancy Van Note
2009 Brenda Walker & Pat Rosenbaum
2010 Barbara Cleek
2011 Nancy Kelso, DVM
2012 Mary Hunter
2013 Michele Brane
2014 Chandra Flaim
2015 Ginny White
2016 David Hansen, DVM


Collie Health Foundation

The Collie Health Foundation’s mission is to fund research medical projects that will benefit the future health of the Collie, and to educate the public and Collie breeders about health issues.

Collie Health Foundation Name

On December 17, 2002 the organization changed it’s name from the Collie Club of America Foundation to the Collie Health Foundation in order to give the Foundation a unique identity separate from the Collie Club of America and more clearly represent our mission.

Collie Health Foundation Logo

Our new logo was generously donated by Diana Hiesilieu. There is a story behind this new logo, a story about a Collie we bred and had the extreme privilege of knowing – A Collie by the name of Noah…Read More!