Monday, September 29, 2008

2008 Membership picnic and September haul

On September 27th, GPA-Richmond received 4 hounds from JCKC. We did things a little differently this time and met a Hickory Hill Canine Rescue who graciously allowed us to use their bathing facilities. It was an early morning and volunteers gathered to greet (and feed) the new arrivals.
We got
Seco Almond Joy a 3 year old female who is going to her forever home this weekend!
Cmon Make Me a 3 year old cat safe female who is available
BB's Mastermind a 3 year old cat safe male who is loving, sweet and always happy!
And the fourth hound was none other than 6 month old Sammy..who is very much adopted and being spoiled as we speak.
On Sunday, GPA-Richmond had its annual Membership Meeting. This a great time for all members to gather for an official meeting to go over fiscal year spending/financial situations, to form committees for next fiscal year's activities and to elect next years Board of Directors. It is also a great time to shop and socialize.
Lin and Nerice man the registration table to make sure all renewing members got their goodie bags!
Nerice chats with Mark while he keeps up with merchandising
Dinah strikes a pose
Dana looks on
The meeting begins with about 50 members and their hounds presentAlways make time for shopping!The 2008-2009 Board of Directors and officers are:

Mark Lane- President (
Brian Shaunessey- Vice President
Deborah Messersmith- Secretary
Susie Canby- Treasurer
Katrina Stumpf- foster coordinator (
Sharon Letender- merchandise coordinator
Bob Brown- dog haul coordinator (
Karen Shea- events co-coordinator (
Julie Singleton - events co-coordinator
Nerice Lochansky - events committee

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Join us this weekend!

Attention all GPA-Richmond adopters! Please join us Sunday September 28th at Harry G. Daniel Park in Chesterfield (near the intersection of 288 and Route 10 Iron bridge road) from 1-4 for our annual Membership meeting!
The meeting will start around 1:15 and we will discuss the treasurer's report for the past fiscal year as well as future financial goals. Additionally, the members will elect the Board of Director members for fiscal year 2008/2009. We will have merchanidise available so bring your checkbook! We will also be conducting a raffle for various items to be displayed at the meeting. Feel free to bring a picnic as well as your hounds! We will have a fun run following the meeting a local ball field.
If you aren't a member, you will have a chance to join as well so stop by and say hi!


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Labor Day Haul and September Events

What a great Labor Day weekend for 6 lucky JCKC hounds! On Saturday, a great group of GPA Richmond volunteers greeted the newest members of our hound family. Volunteers fed, bathed, and spiffed up the hounds, and many of the dogs went straight to their forever homes!

Here are Bob's Edition and Ultraviolet just after arriving at CritterTown BathHouse.

It looks like Run The Table and Patmos became good friends along the long trip up from Florida.

Ultraviolet enjoys a meal before her bath.

FWD Star Gala has the prettiest ears!

Bob's Edition enjoys one of the Crittertown sofas.

Silver Go Go takes her turn on the sofa.

And now, our Labor Day roster!

Patmos and his new family.

Bob's Edition with her new mom.

Silver Go Go.

Star Gala.


And here's Run The Table, who is available for adoption!

Also available for adoption, Odd Hunter.
If you are interested in these fosters or any retired racing greyhound please visit our website for more information.
Also, don't forget to join the greatest greyhound forum If you are new to greyhounds, please peruse this forum to find valuable information from greyhound owners across the country and world! And if you are a GPA-Richmond member/adopter, keep up with Richmond events easily in our own forum found on Forgot the password? Email

Finally, please join us for our annual GPA-Richmond membership meeting on September 28th at Iron Bridge park from 1-4PM . Email or for more information.