CHF President’s Award

CHF President’s Award2018-04-08T00:08:58+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

2017 President’s Trophy Winner

The President’s Trophy was first given in 1987.  This award is only given once in a lifetime to an individual.  The tradition is to award this trophy to someone who has shown a sincere dedication in volunteering and the desire to protect and serve the Foundation.  Over the years, most of the people that have received this coveted award have become part of the bedrock ensuring the continuation and advancement of the Collie Health Foundation.   They have become icons in our Foundation.  This year’s winner is no different.

Joining CHF 12 years ago with a family membership was the first step towards tonight.  This person volunteers for the local club and has been a volunteer for the Collie Club of America for years.  While only becoming a Corporator in 2016, this member has helped CHF for years helping the Membership Chair with donation letters.  After I became President, the current Membership Chair decided it was time to move aside.  Her “assistant” was one of the first people I contacted because she was also a longtime casual friend.  In the past two years, this individual jumped in without being asked.  Whether it was help on the old and new website, or making herself being available to answer questions on the CHIC DNA Banking project.  The largest venture CHF has ever undertaken.  When a Board position became available in 2017, I nominated this person to fulfill that position.  What I said to the Board for that meeting has become even more apparent now.  “No one worked harder or volunteered more. Without being asked, she checked links on our website, answered questions on DNA banking, started streamlining the membership process and even found her own successor to help her with donation letters.”  As a Board member, she has participated in all phases of our meetings.  Tonight, it is with great personal pleasure I award the President’s Trophy to Gail Currie a future Icon with the Collie Health Foundation.

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
2017 Gail Currie

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!