The Sammamish Kennel Club was formed in September, 1971 by foun-ders Kay Magnussen, Fred and Merle Marsh, Beverly and Put Little, Sue and Grant Cassem [Greyhounds]. Beverly has rejoined us after an absence of several years. Merle is still a Member Emeritus. We were Incorporated in the State of Washington in 1972. We were recognized by the AKC in 1976 and voted a member Club in 2002. Bo Gloster has served as our Delegate to AKC since he was seated in 2003. We have a website www.sammamishkennelclub.com.
“SAM” serves the interests of dog fanciers in the greater East-side area of Puget Sound. The recognized area of SAM includes Renton on the South, Snohomish County line on the north, Lake Washington on the west, and the Cascade Mountains on the east. We hold 2 Shows a year. Our August Show is the oldest, held now at Marymoor Park the 4th week of August. Our winter show held with the Puyallup Cluster in January.
A percentage of our profits go for our Benevolence Donations. At the top of our list of donations is an amount for a scholarship at WSU Vet-erinarian College. Others include Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue and the AKC Canine Health Foundation.
We want to welcome our newest members, Barbara O‟Neil, Dave Kingery, Lisa and Mike McCann and Michelle Brown.